Law Library announcements, legal research updates from around the world, new and interesting research resources and web sites of interest to the faculty at the Syracuse University College of Law. Note: For easy navigation, right click on hyperlinks to open links in a new window.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

UN Continues Ban on Testifying Before US Congress

From Jurist Paper Chase, 2/16/2005:

"The UN upheld its ban on its officials testifying in front
of US Congress in a letter from Mark Malloch Brown,
chief of staff for Secretary-General Kofi Annan, to
Senate investigating subcommittee chair Senator Norm
Coleman (R-MN) [official website] that was released
Wednesday. The letter is in response Coleman's
congressional probe [hearing agenda] into the UN
oil-for-food program. The Senate subcommittee had
wanted diplomatic immunity lifted for key directors and
access to various UN officials. The letter instead suggested
the Senate create a briefing schedule [UN News report]
that UN officials could attend. Reuters has more."