May 5, 2013
by Keith Herting
A Bahrain court on Sunday issued 15 year prison sentences to 31 protesters for their role in firebomb attacks as part of anti-government protests, according to a defense lawyer. The sentence came after the protesters were arrested in March and charged with attempted murder, burning police cars, ...[read more]
May 5, 2013
by Keith Herting
A group of 20 Tory MPs on Saturday have urged UK Prime Minister David Cameron to hold a nationwide referendum on remaining within the European Union (EU) prior to the next general election in 2015. In January, Cameron promised that if his party were to win the next election in 2015, the Tories ...[read more]
April 28, 2013
by Keith Herting
A judge overseeing the International Criminal Court (ICC) case of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta requested on Saturday to be excused from hearing the case while leveling sharp criticism at prosecutors handling the case. Kenyatta and his deputy president William Ruto are facing ICC charges of ...[read more]
April 28, 2013
by Keith Herting
The Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday rejected a second appeal by former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and ordered him to remain in prison while an investigation into corruption charges continues. Mubarak was returned to prison earlier this month despite having served the maximum two years in ...[read more]
April 24, 2013
by Keith Herting
The UK Court of Appeal on Tuesday denied permission to the Home Secretary to appeal to the nation's Supreme Court the decision not to deport radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan. The appeals court refused to deport Qatada last month, fearing he would face torture if returned to Jordan. ...[read more]
April 23, 2013
by Keith Herting
France's Parliament approved a measure Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples. The bill was passed in the National Assembly by a 331 to 225 margin following last week's approval by the Senate. The debate over the bill has sparked a wave of violent protests ...[read more]
April 18, 2013
by Keith Herting
The US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on Wednesday rejected a request by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) to have access to court documents from the case against Bradley Manning. CCR had filed a lawsuit seeking extraordinary relief by opening "public and press access to the ...[read more]
April 17, 2013
by Keith Herting
Former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi has not been able to speak with a lawyer or told what charges he faces during his eight-month detention, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Wednesday. HRW was permitted earlier this week to speak to al-Senussi, who had been a powerful figure and ...[read more]
April 17, 2013
by Keith Herting
The government of Uganda and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Monday launched a 'mobile' court intended to serve both the migrant population of the Nakivale settlement and nearby Ugandan nationals. The project is intended to provide quicker access to justice as well as a deterrent to crime in ...[read more]
April 11, 2013
by Keith Herting
The UN General Assembly held its first debate Wednesday on the "role of the international criminal justice system in reconciliation." The debate was orchestrated by General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic who claimed during the opening of the debate the "the paramount question is how international ...[read more]

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