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DOJ: Number of US deportation cases steadily declining
April 17, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday released statisticsthat show a steady decline in new deportation cases brought by the Obama administration in US immigration courts over the last five years, and that more judges have begun ruling against deportations. The numbers indicate a 43 percent....... [more]

Bolivia president demands return of Chile coastline
April 16, 2014
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the International Court of Justice laying claim to a 240-mile area in Chile that provides access to the Pacific Ocean. Bolivia reportedly lost its claim of ownership to the land during a war with Chile in the 1800s. Chile alleges a treaty....... [more]

Kenya deports 82 Somalis amid crackdown on immigrants
April 9, 2014
Kenya's Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku announced on Wednesday that Kenya deported 82 Somalis and rounded up hundreds of other undocumented immigrants in response to a series of attacks committed by Somali Militants since 2011. Since the crackdown, almost 4,000 have been arrested, nearly 500 of....... [more]

France court overturns extradition of former Kazakhstan energy minsiter
April 9, 2014
A French appellate court on Wednesday overturned the extradition of Mukhtar Ablyazov, Kazakhstan's former energy minister accused of misappropriating USD $6 billion from BTA Bank. In January, a French trial court in the Aix-En Province agreed to extradition requests from Russia and Ukraine, both o....... [more]

Federal judge rules immigrants have same gun carrying rights as citizens
April 1, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of New Mexico ruled Monday that the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause mandates that legally residing immigrants be afforded the same rights to obtain a concealed-carry weapon permit as citizens. Judge M. Christina Armijo held that there was no....... [more]

HRW: China pressuring Nepal to impose restrictions on Tibetans
April 1, 2014
Nepal has imposed increasingly harsh restrictions on Tibetan refugees under strong pressure from China, Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed Tuesday. The statement cites a recent HRW report detailing Nepali authorities' abuses of Tibetans who have come to the country fleeing persecution in China. The re....... [more]

HRW: progress has been made towards justice in Rwanda
March 30, 2014
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Friday that significant progress as been made in national and international courts to bring to justice those responsible for the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The announcement was made in a briefing paper published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the genocide. HRW al....... [more]

Dutch police arrest Balkans war crimes suspect
March 30, 2014
The Dutch public prosecutor announced on Friday that police have arrested a man suspected of war crimes during the 1990s Yugoslav wars after a request for his extradition from Croatia. Milutin Graic, 41, was living in Roosendaal, near the Netherlands' border with Belgium. Graic is accused of being a....... [more]

Cuba legislature approves law to attract foreign investment
March 30, 2014
Cuba's National Assembly approved a law on Saturday that provides tax breaks and other incentives to attract foreign investors to grow business in the communist economy of Cuba. The Assembly voted unanimously in a special session to approve the law, which becomes valid within the next 90 days. The n....... [more]

Morsi ally sentenced for hiding wanted Muslim Brotherhood official
March 30, 2014
The Giza Misdemeanour Court on Sunday sentenced Mohammed Morsi's former manpower minister Khaled al-Azhari to two years in prison for hiding a wanted Muslim Brotherhood official. Al-Azhari served as deputy chairman of the parliamentary Manpower Committee in 2012, and he was named Minister of Manpowe....... [more]

West Virginia governor vetoes abortion bill
March 29, 2014
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on Friday vetoed an abortion bill that would have prohibited abortions later than 20 weeks after conception. The House passed the bill by a vote of 85-15 with two delegates not participating. The bill passed the West Virginia Senate a few days earlier. West Vi....... [more]




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