Legal news from Sunday, March 30, 2014

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported Friday that significant progress as been made [press release] in national and international courts to bring to justice those responsible for the 1994 Rwandan genocide [BBC backgrounder]. The announcement was made in a briefing paper [text, PDF] published to mark the twentieth … [read more]

[JURIST] The Dutch public prosecutor announced on Friday that police have arrested a man suspected of war crimes during the 1990s Yugoslav wars [JURIST news archive] after a request for his extradition from Croatia. Milutin Graic, 41, was living in Roosendaal, near the Netherlands' border with Belgium. Graic is accused … [read more]

[JURIST] Cuba's National Assembly [official website] approved a law on Saturday that provides tax breaks and other incentives to attract foreign investors to grow business in the communist economy of Cuba. The Assembly voted unanimously in a special session to approve the law, which becomes valid within the next 90 … [read more]

[JURIST] The Giza Misdemeanour Court on Sunday sentenced Mohammed Morsi's former manpower minister Khaled al-Azhari [Washington Institute profile] to two years in prison for hiding a wanted Muslim Brotherhood [JURIST news archive] official. Al-Azhari served as deputy chairman of the parliamentary Manpower Committee in 2012, and he was named Minister … [read more]

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