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Legal News
30 Jan 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The Office of the Federal Public Defender of Colorado [official website] and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] filed a motion [text, PDF] on behalf of terror suspect Jamshid Muhtorov Wednesday to suppress evidence the National Security Agency (NSA) [official website] obtained from surveillance conducted pursuant to … [read more]


Legal News
13 Sep 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official website] on Thursday told a special session [materials] of the Human Rights Council [official website] that 16 nations have failed to prevent members of their own governments from intimidating and attacking activists and protesters. Based on a UN report not … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The UN Committee Against Torture [official website] has ruled that Kazakhstan's extradition of 29 Uzbek refugees was a violation of international human rights agreements, including the Convention Against Torture [text]. The committee stated in a ruling that the extradited Uzbekistan nationals faced risk of torture [AP report] in their … [read more]


Academic Commentary
22 May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of the Ave Maria School of Law says that determining the impact of the recently announced Strategic Partnership Agreement between the US and Afghanistan requires a look into the many interests vested in the region...As immortalized in Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim, the nineteenth century "Great … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jan 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] released [press release] its annual World Report [materials] on Sunday, leading with a criticism of Western governments' support of Middle Eastern regimes that stifle and suppress protests. The comprehensive report catalogs all of the world's major human rights violations and gives HRW's outlook … [read more]


Legal News
15 Mar 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported Tuesday that the Uzbekistan government has ordered the closure [press release] of the advocacy group's Uzbek office. HRW learned from the Uzbekistan Supreme Court [official website, in Russian] on March 10 that, after maintaining a presence in the country for 15 years, … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jan 2011
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] EU member states and the UN have failed to adequately respond [press release] to human rights abuses and violations, according to the Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] annual report [text, PDF] published Monday. The report accuses countries of adopting soft approaches to human rights, such as dialogue and … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jan 2011
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] The number of free countries and electoral democracies dropped and the overall freedom in the Middle East and North Africa suffered for the fifth year, according to a report [text, PDF] released Thursday by the US-based rights group Freedom House [advocacy website]. The group's annual assessment, Freedom in the … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jun 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The Kyrgyzstan interim government Sunday extended a state of emergency in the southern city of Osh, as government forces began to pull down barricades erected during riots last week between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks. The state of emergency, declared by interim President Roza Otunbayeva [Telegraph profile] on June … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jun 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] Kyrgyzstan interim President Roza Otunbayeva [Telegraph profile] on Tuesday announced that the referendum seeking approval of a new constitution [text, DOC, in Russian] and a popular mandate for the interim government will be held June 27 despite ongoing ethnic violence [Guardian backgrounder] against the Kyrgyz Uzbek population. The constitution … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jun 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] Kyrgyzstan interim President Roza Otunbayeva [Telegraph profile] on Sunday issued shoot to kill orders to the nation's military as violence continued against ethnic Uzbeks. The orders were issued [LAT report] after the reservists were activated and sent to quell the ethnic conflict [Guardian backgrounder] that has been primarily focused … [read more]


Legal News
5 Apr 2010
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] called on Uzbekistan Monday to deliver on promises to improve its human rights record. In a speech [text] to the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent, Ban challenged the former Soviet republic to live up to its obligations as a signatory … [read more]


Legal News
2 Apr 2010
by David Manes

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] on Friday urged Turkmenistan to place a stronger emphasis on human rights [press release]. At a joint press conference with Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Ban said that he, "called on the government to fulfill all obligations under international human rights law and the … [read more]


Legal News
28 Mar 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] The UN Human Rights Committee [official website] has called on Uzbekistan to carry out an independent investigation into the May 2005 Andijan clashes [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] between Uzbek protesters, soldiers and police that human rights groups claim killed up to 500 people [JURIST report]. Uzbek officials have … [read more]


Legal News
11 Mar 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US State Department (DOS) [official website] on Thursday released its 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices [materials]. Announcing the release [video; statement text], Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the US has recommitted "to continue the hard work of making human rights a human reality." In … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jan 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced [press release] on Tuesday that an Uzbek Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee has been transferred to Switzerland. The detainee, whose identity will not be disclosed in order to facilitate his transition into life in Switzerland, was unanimously approved for … [read more]


Legal News
16 Dec 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The Swiss government announced Wednesday that it has agreed to accept [press release] one Uzbek Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee for resettlement "on humanitarian grounds." The unidentified detainee has been held at Guantanamo since 2005 but has never faced charges. The detainee has been cleared for release since … [read more]


Legal News
20 Nov 2009
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) [official website] has begun lobbying for the UN General Assembly [official website] to pass an international treaty protecting religious beliefs and symbols from defamation, according to an AP report [text] Friday. The efforts of the OIC are being led by Pakistan and … [read more]


Professional Commentary
30 Oct 2009

Veronika Szente Goldston [Advocacy Director for Europe and Central Asia, Human Rights Watch]: "With its decision to lift the remaining sanctions against Uzbekistan despite Tashkent's atrocious rights record, the EU has effectively abandoned any credible effort to achieve human rights improvements through its Uzbekistan policy.The EU had set clear criteria … [read more]


Legal News
27 Oct 2009
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The US Department of State (DOS) [official website] released its annual Report on International Religious Freedom [materials] Monday, criticizing Islamic countries for limiting religious expression. The report found that countries such as North Korea and Iran [JURIST news archives] have attempted to prevent religious defamation as a way to … [read more]

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