Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Thursday, Feb. 10. The US Senate convenes this morning at 9:30 AM ET, and it will continue debate on S. 5 , the Class Action Bill. Watch a live webcast of the session via C-SPAN 2. The Senate Judiciary Committee [...]

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UK lawmakers Wednesday backed a government bill to put the new EU constitution to a national referendum. The European Union Bill will now go to a House of Commons committee for further study. While signed last November, the European constitution must still be ratified by all member states before taking effect. The new constitution would [...]

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The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) announced late Wednesday that the trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has been postponed again until Monday, February 14. Milosevic is still recovering from a bout of influenza that had caused a previous delay and complained of a temperature during Wednesday's hearing. His trial, which [...]

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The Iraqi Special Tribunal will begin holding trials of some of the top lieutenants of Saddam Hussein's regime "in weeks," according to a Western legal expert involved in the process speaking in Baghdad on Wednesday. Iraqi judges have been holding investigative pre-trial hearings and are reportedly ready to turn over their dossiers to the five-judge [...]

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