February 19, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday said there can no longer be any excuses for inaction in North Korea following the release of a 372-page report documenting widespread crimes against humanity. Pillay referred to the acts committed in North Korea as so atrocious as to not ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Tuesday approved legislation to heighten Internet restrictions, granting the country's telecommunications authority the ability to block websites or remove content without the court's approval. While Gul and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan continue to ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday struck down licensing regulations imposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on tax preparers, holding that nothing within the text of the law or legislative history contemplates such a vast expansion of the IRS's ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
A Cambodian appeals court on Tuesday refused the release of 21 people arrested last month in connection with anti-government protests, a series of demonstrations comprised mostly of garment workers and rights activists. According to defense lawyer Sam Sokong, the court reasoned that the release of ...[read more]
February 5, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
European countries are violating the human rights of people trying to change their legal gender, forcing these individuals to undergo, among other things, invasive surgery and sterilization in order to change their legal status, Amnesty International (AI) alleged in a report released Tuesday. ...[read more]
February 5, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
Kuwaiti Guantanamo Bay detainee Fawzi Odah filed suit on Monday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that he should be freed from prison upon US withdrawal from Afghanistan, citing international law's mandate that prisoners of war be released once a conflict has ended. ...[read more]
January 31, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
A New York state judge on Friday approved an $8.5 billion settlement between Bank of America (BOA) and almost two dozen mortgage securities investors, holding that the 2011 agreement was reached in good faith. In a 54-page ruling, New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Kapnick found that BNY ...[read more]
January 29, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
The Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a proposed state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. In a 57-40 vote, the Indiana House moved the joint resolution, which had been on the rolls since 2004, forward into the Senate chambers. However, because the current ...[read more]
January 29, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
The International Labour Organization (ILO), a branch of the UN devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, called for cooperation amongst all parties involved in escalating violence in Cambodia on Tuesday, demanding a release of detained union ...[read more]
January 24, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
Prosecutors investigating allegations of a CIA secret prison in a Polish forest announced on Friday that they will be looking further into recent developments surrounding the so-called "black site." According to the Washington Post, two senior CIA officials were seen delivering cardboard boxes ...[read more]

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