Iraqi officials said Tuesday that beginning January 29, all land borders will be closed for three days in an effort to increase security before the January 30 elections . The Iraqi Interim Government has also declared January 29-31 public holidays, closing shops and offices, and has said that only vehicles with official permits will be [...]

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Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Tuesday, Jan. 18. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases today beginning at 10 AM ET. In the first case, Rompilla v. Beard , the Court will consider whether a jury must be instructed that a life [...]

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A Spanish court Monday indicted eight people suspected of providing material aid and logistical assistance to the September 11th hijackers. The indictment alleges that the suspects provided counterfeit documents and logistical support to terrorist cells in Spain and Germany that were instrumental in the September 11th attacks. Crusading Spanish terrorism investigator Judge Baltasar Garzon released [...]

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The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia found two former Bosnian Serb army officers guilty Monday of playing prominent roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre . Vidoje Blagojevic, former commander of the Bratunac brigade, and Dragan Jokic, the former chief of engineers in the Zvornik brigade, were sentenced to 18 and 9 years of [...]

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Voter registration began Monday for expatriate Iraqis wishing to cast ballots in the upcoming January 30 elections for a new Iraqi national assembly. The expatriate registration drive, part of the Iraq Out-of-Country Voting Program co-ordinated by the International Organization for Migration , is part of an initiative covering 14 countries around the world. Some 2 [...]

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