Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, April 18, 2013
- In case you missed it, the US Supreme Court ruled on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum affirming the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ dismissal. We have an insta-symposium (scroll down to related links to see all posts so far) going on with contributions from many prominent voices. As Roger noted yesterday, if you’d like to post on Kiobel, please contact us. SCOTUS Blog also has a nice roundup.
- A Pakistani court has ordered the arrest of former president Pervez Musharraf connected to allegations of treason in 2007.
- North Korea has demanded an end to the sanctions if the United States wants a dialogue.
- Serbia and Kosovo have failed to come to an agreement, calling Serbia’s accession to the EU into question.
- Egyptian prosecutors have ordered former president Hosni Mubarak back to prison from the military hospital in which he was staying.
- The US is dispatching army planners to Jordan but is wary of direct American intervention in Syria.
- Human Rights Watch has urged Libya to allow access for Al-Senussi, char
- For readers who follow the US’ current conflict with al-Qaeda and affiliated forces closely, you may recall two guest posts (here and here) about a recent symposium entitled The Boundaries of the Battlefield. The organizers of that symposium (full-disclosure: I was one of them) have written a summary report on the symposium.