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Legal news from Sunday, December 25, 2016
by Brittany Felder

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday summoned the ambassadors of the fourteen UN Security Council members who supported a resolution condemning Israel's settlement in Palestine to rebuke them for the vote. Following the passage of this resolution, Netanyahu also ordered the country's foreign ministers to reevaluate Israel's ties to the UN within …

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by Mark Casper

US President Barack Obama on Sunday approved legislation which would provide for a single chief executive to oversee non-military, international media. The law, which some claim may harm journalistic independence, will restructure [RFE/RL report] the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Specifically, the president will now appoint an advisory board which will be without decision-making powers, …

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