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Legal news from Saturday, December 25, 2010
by Eryn Correa

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Friday urged incumbent Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo to step down, threatening the use of force if he attempts to maintain power. Gbagbo has refused to cede power to president-elect Alassance Ouattara, who won the November 28 runoff electio,n according to international observers. Gbagbo's …

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by Drew Singer

A judge for the Raipur Sessions Court of Chhattisgarh state India found human rights activist Binayak Sen guilty of aiding rebels and sentenced him to life imprisonment Friday, amid criticism from international rights groups. Sen was convicted under the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act of 2005 and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act …

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