July 7, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On July 7, 2009, Ethiopian lawmakers passed a controversial anti-terrorism law proposed to address threats from internal rebel groups. Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed that the law was unconstitutional and ambiguous enough to have the potential to punish those who participate in political speech ...[read more]
July 6, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On July 6, 2008, Turkey police arrested former generals Sener Eruygur and Hursit Tolon on suspicion of planning to overthrow the government. The two were accused by the country's majority Islamic group, the Justice Development Party (AKP), of belonging to the secular extremist group Ergenekon, a ...[read more]
June 30, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 30, 2008, the Italian Court of Cassation overturned the convictions of six Italian men for their distribution of anti-Roma literature. The court based its decision on the finding that the men's actions did not stem from racial hatred, but from the belief that all Roma are thieves. There ...[read more]
June 29, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 29, 2006, South Korea's Constitutional Court struck down the Newspaper Law and the Press Arbitration Law as unconstitutional. The effects of each law would have been to place restrictions on the circulation of three conservation daily newspapers and to give the government authority to ...[read more]
June 23, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 23, 2009, former Kosovo Prime Minister Agim Ceku was arrested in Bulgaria for alleged war crimes against the Kosovan non-Albanian population. Ceku was the military commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the Kosovo War and was charged with genocide in relation to 669 Serbs and ...[read more]
June 22, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 22, 2009, US President Obama signed the Family Smoking and Tobacco Prevention Act (FSTPA) into law, authorizing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate tobacco products. The focus of FSTPA was to curb tobacco companies' potential influence over children while preserving the ...[read more]
June 16, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 16, 2009, the Sri Lankan government ceased investigations into possible human rights abuses that allegedly occurred during the 25 year civil war between the government and a separatist militant organization, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The investigations began in 2007, and ...[read more]
June 15, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 15, 2007, Japanese district courts dismissed the claims of Japanese plaintiffs abandoned as children in China during World War II. The courts ruled that the current government was not required to compensate the plaintiffs because it was not obligated to aid in the war orphans' ...[read more]
June 9, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 9, 2006, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a ruling that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could require broadband Internet companies and Internet phone service providers to comply with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). The ...[read more]
June 8, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 8, 2006, the US Senate rejected a Native Hawaiian self-governance bill that proposed to create a process for Native Hawaiians to receive federal recognition similar to Native American tribes. The bill was sponsored by Senator Daniel Akaka, who said the purpose of the bill was to correct ...[read more]

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