Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Thursday, March 17

Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Thursday, March 17

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Thursday, March 17.

The US Senate [official website] convenes at 9:30 AM ET, and will continue consideration of S. Con. Res. 18 [bill summary], the FY 2006 budget resolution. Watch a live webcast of proceedings.

The US House [official website] will meet at 10 AM ET. Watch a live webcast of proceedings. The House Judiciary Committee [official website] Constitution Subcommittee will hold a hearing at 9 AM ET on the US Commission on Civil Rights. Watch a live webcast of the hearing. At 3:30 PM ET, the Courts, Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Holmes Group, the federal circuit and the state of patent appeals. View the hearing agenda, and watch a live webcast of proceedings. The House International Relations Committee [official website] Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations Subcommittee is holding a 1:30 PM ET hearing on the State Department's annual human rights report for 2004. View the hearing agenda, and watch a live webcast of the proceedings.

The European Ministries of the Interior will hold the 3rd high-level meeting on fighting terrorism and organized crime today and Friday in Warsaw, Poland. View the meeting agenda and more on the meeting.

The International Conference on Nuclear Security continues today. View the conference agenda [PDF].

The 61st session of the Commission on Human Rights [official website] continues in Geneva today.

At the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the trial of Fatmir Limaj and others [ICTY case backgrounder] continues today beginning at 9:30 AM local time [3:30 AM ET]. Mico Stanisic [initial indictment] will make an initial appearance before the tribunal today at 3 PM local time [9 AM ET]. A status conference in the trial of Mladen Naletilic and Vinko Martinovic [ICTY case backgrounder] will be held at 4 PM local time [10 AM ET]. A webcast of all events is available.