Legal news from Sunday, November 7, 2004
20:11 EDT

[JURIST] Iran, Britain, France and Germany reached a preliminary agreement in Paris Sunday on Iran's use of nuclear technology. Details of the agreement were not revealed, but an Iranian negotiator says "fundamental principals had been agreed [upon]." While Iran denies the existence of a secret nuclear weapons program, Europe has [read more]

19:11 EDT

[JURIST] A referendum in Macedonia designed to block a law that gave its Albanian minority greater rights has failed due to a low turnout. The law, already passed by the Macedonian parliament, redraws local boundaries in the former Yugoslav Republic, and gives the 25% Albanian minority more say over schools, [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Taliban-related group holding 3 UN workers hostage in Afghanistan has agreed to forego other demands relating to their release in exchange for the release of 26 prisoners, some believed to be held at Guantanamo Bay. A list was given to Afghan officials Sunday and the group has given [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Security Council late Saturday issued a statement condemning Ivory Coast air force raids again rebel cities in which eight French peacekeepers attached to the UNOCI (United Nations Operation in the Ivory Coast) were killed, leading to French retaliation in which five Ivory Coast war planes were destroyed, [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] Authorities in Ghana have arrested 7 people believed to be plotting the overthrow of President John Kufuor (official biography). The suspects are former and current members of the military and the plan allegedly included sabotaging the upcoming presidential election. President Kufuor is expected to win a second term in [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] Following up on a story first reported Saturday afternoon on JURIST, Iraq's interim government has declared a 60-day state of emergency covering the whole country except for the Kurdish north. Early reports coming out of Kuwait had suggested that the declaration would only apply to central provinces. An Iraqi [read more]

09:11 EDT

[JURIST] Sunday's New York Times highlights the way Chief Justice Rehnquist's illness has affected the state of the US Supreme Court. The Times also covers the first person to be sentenced for violating a new federal law designed to protect hospital patient's privacy, and a federal appeals court's decision concerning [read more]

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