Legal news from Saturday, March 11, 2006
16:03 EDT

[JURIST] ICTY Chief Prosecutor Carla del Ponte marked the sudden death of Slobodan Milosevic [JURIST report] Saturday by reiterating her call [JURIST report] for the remaining fugitives from the Hague war crimes tribunal to be brought to justice and tried. She said in a statement:The death of Slobodan Milosevic, a [read more]

14:03 EDT

[JURIST] US lawmakers have indicated that they intend to press ahead with a vote next week on legislation to block the transfer of operations at 6 US ports to United Arab Emirates-owned Dubai Ports World. The controversial deal is widely considered to be dead after DPW announced Thursday that it [read more]

14:03 EDT

[JURIST] A New York federal judge Friday issued a highly-unusual classified ruling rejecting a defense motion to dismiss a US case brought against two Albany mosque members originally charged [JURIST report] with money laundering and supporting terrorism after their arrests in a government sting operation. The designation of the ruling [read more]

13:03 EDT

[JURIST] Pentagon officials said Friday that the force-feeding of hunger-striking detainees [JURIST news archive] at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] would continue despite opposition from doctors who signed an open letter [PDF] published in the British medical journal Lancet [journal website] earlier this week. The letter, endorsed by 263 doctors [read more]

13:03 EDT

[JURIST] After a day and half of deliberation a federal jury Friday found former mayor of Atlanta Bill Campbell [Wikipedia backgrounder] not guilty of racketeering, fraud and bribery charges, although he was found guilty on three counts of tax evasion. Campbell, mayor from 1994 to 2002, was charged [US DOJ [read more]

11:03 EDT

[JURIST] A federal judge ruled Friday that former vice-presidential Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby [defense profile; JURIST news archive] be given limited access to presidential security briefing transcripts to assist him in his defense against perjury charges in the CIA leak case [JURIST news archive]. Libby claims that [read more]

08:03 EDT

[JURIST] Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic [JURIST news archive], on trial at The Hague for genocide and war crimes [ICTY case materials], has died suddenly, according to the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website]. The cause of death is not yet known. The Tribunal has issued the following [read more]

07:03 EDT

[JURIST] UN General Assembly President Jan Eliasson [official profile] has postponed until next week a scheduled plenary to approve the proposed UN Human Rights Council [JURIST news archive], the body anticipated to take the place of the severely-criticized UN Commission on Human Rights. Eliasson had hoped to have a draft [read more]

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