September 15, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday celebrated the 150th ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as Guyana became the latest country ratify the document. Maria Soledad Cisternas Reyes, on behalf of the Committee on the Rights of ...[read more]
September 9, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Guyana's acting Chief Justice Ian Chang ruled Friday that cross-dressing is a criminal offense only when done for improper purposes such as prostitution, but that people cannot be arrested for cross-dressing to express their personal gender identity or sexual orientation. The judge was ...[read more]
March 13, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On March 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Argentina unanimously ruled that a rape victim cannot be prosecuted for seeking an abortion. The decision came on the heels of a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) that criticized the lack of access to safe abortions in Argentina. Much like the rest of the ...[read more]
December 16, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Wednesday sentenced former Guyana parliament member Abdul Kadir to life in prison for plotting to blow up John F Kennedy International Airport. Kadir and coconspirator Russell Defreitas, originally arrested in 2007, were ...[read more]
May 26, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
On May 26, 1966, Guyana gained independence from the United Kingdom. Read the Constitutions of Guyana... ...[read more]
May 26, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On May 26, 1966, Guyana gained independence from the United Kingdom. Read the Constitutions of Guyana. ... ...[read more]
August 7, 2007
by Michael Sung
A Trinidad court Monday ordered the extradition of three terrorist suspects to the United States for their alleged role in a terrorist bomb plot targeting John F. Kennedy International Airport. The three suspects- Trinidad national Kareem Ibrahim, and Guyana nationals Abdul Kadir and Abdel Nur- h... ...[read more]
June 3, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
Federal authorities arrested three men Saturday and are still searching for a fourth after foiling a terrorist plot to bomb John F. Kennedy International Airport. The complaint charging the four men claims the plot was intended to cause greater destruction than in the Sept. 11 attacks... ...[read more]

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