December 4, 2008
by David Weber
Hate crimes committed against Arab Americans have been steadily decreasing since the 9/11 attacks, according to a report released Thursday by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. The report found that there were 120 to 130 incidents per year between 2003 and 2007. The report also ...[read more]
November 26, 2008
by David Weber
Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned of possible war crimes being committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a new report released Tuesday. The rights group claims that since disputed 2006 elections, approximately 500 people have been killed by Congolese security forces, and about 1,000 more ...[read more]
November 25, 2008
by David Weber
Moscow Military District Court Judge Yevgeny Zubov on Tuesday reopened to the public the trial of three men accused of murdering journalist Anna Politkovskaya amid increasing confusion and calls from prosecutors for his removal from the case. Last Monday, Zubov ordered the trial to be open, in ...[read more]
November 20, 2008
by David Weber
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg released a report Thursday saying that French detention and immigration policies risk reducing human rights protection. laying out the findings of his visit to France in May, Hammarberg expressed specific concern with over... ...[read more]
November 18, 2008
by David Weber
UN envoy to Iraq Staffan de Mistura praised the country's new Independent High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) on Monday, calling it a milestone for human rights in the region. The IHCHR was instituted on Sunday by the Iraqi Council of Representatives and is mandated by the Iraq... ...[read more]
November 13, 2008
by David Weber
The Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) and the Asociacion Pro Derechos Humanos de Espaa (APDHE) filed suit Thursday in Spain's National Court against Alfredo Cristiani, the former president of El Salvador. The groups claim that Cristiani, along with 14 others, committed crimes... ...[read more]
November 6, 2008
by David Weber
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) Thursday ruled that the European Commission (EC) should not have overturned a Dutch law requiring all new diesel-fueled vehicles to be equipped with a soot filter. The Netherlands wanted to require the filters in an attempt to reduce particulate matter emitted ...[read more]
November 4, 2008
by David Weber
South Korea will join the European Union and Japan in supporting a UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution condemning North Korea's human rights practices, according to a South Korean foreign ministry official Tuesday. The resolution will be submitted to the UNGA's Third Committee this week, ...[read more]
October 30, 2008
by David Weber
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment Wednesday for the Department of Defense (DOD), holding that unredacted transcripts allegedly containing evidence of torture used against fourteen high-value detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay cou... ...[read more]
October 28, 2008
by David Weber
Human Rights Watch (HRW)on Tuesday called on Laos to release leaders of the ethnic minority Hmong who were forcibly repatriated from Thailand and imprisoned in Laos for their roles in a June protest demonstration Thai refugee camp, denouncing the move for confirmthe fear many Hmong asylum seek... ...[read more]

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