May 23, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
The United Nations Security Council on Saturday adopted a resolution which encourages increased cooperation in preventing the "illicit transfer, destabilizing, accumulation and misuse" of weapons, including small arms and light weapons. The resolution was adopted after a vote of nine in favor and ...[read more]
January 6, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Amnesty International (AI) on Monday demanded that Louisiana state officials immediately release former Black Panther Albert Woodfox, who has been detained in solitary confinement since 1972 after being charged and convicted of fatally stabbing a prison guard. Authorities first moved Woodfox to ...[read more]
August 2, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday released a report entitled Angola’s Upcoming Elections: Attacks on the Media, Expression, and Assembly alleging that the government of Angola is responsible for undermining freedom of speech protections for its citizens. The 13-page report also notes that ...[read more]
April 26, 2012
by Katherine Getty
Kenya dismissed four senior judges on Wednesday after an independent board found that they lacked integrity and were incompetent. The men removed from their position were Riaga Omollo, the Chief of the Court of Appeals, Samuel Bosire, Emmanuel Okubasu and Joseph Nyamu. Five other judges were ...[read more]
January 21, 2012
by Cody Harding
On January 21, 2010 the Republic of Angola's Parliament approved a new constitution that ended the popular election of the president. The new constitution replaced an interim constitution that had been in place since Angola's 1975 independence from Portugal. The new document also replaced the ...[read more]
October 29, 2010
by Matt Glenn
UN Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict Margot Wallstrom on Thursday condemned alleged gang rapes of at least 30 Congolese women who were being deported from neighboring Angola and called for both countries to investigate. A UN official indicated that the alleged victims were ...[read more]
May 14, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The UN General Assembly on Thursday elected 14 new members to the Human Rights Council (HRC), half of which have questionable human rights records. Several of the new members, including Libya, Angola, Malaysia, Thailand, and Uganda have been accused of human rights violations. The election, which ...[read more]
April 13, 2010
by Megan McKee
The government of Angola should take a stronger stand against corruption, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). Despite the nation's large economic growth and increased stability following the end of the nation-wide civil war in 2002, the majority of its citizens... ...[read more]
March 1, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Claire Kaplun: The Universal Periodic Review of the Human Rights Council is an innovative mechanism under which each of the United Nations 192 Member States is periodically (once every four years) reviewed. At this occasion, the fulfillment of the concerned country's obligations and commi... ...[read more]
January 21, 2010
by Jonathan Cohen
The Parliament of the Republic of Angola approved a new constitution on Thursday that would end the popular election of the president, despite the refusal of opposition party UNITA to take part in the vote. The new constitution replaces an interim constitution that had been in place since 1975. It ...[read more]

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