April 10, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday charged Hewlett-Packard (HP) with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by making improper payments to various government officials in order to obtain or keep contracts within certain countries. The US Department of Justice ( ...[read more]
March 6, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Lawyers for former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf filed an appeal to the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the decision not to allow Musharraf's high treason charge to be tried in military court. A special court was set up in February to try the former president, denying Musharraf's ...[read more]
January 13, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Liberian Supreme Court on Friday barred Justice Minister Christiana Tah from practicing law for six months, according to Liberia's state radio, after being found guilty of contempt. The ruling cited Tah's decision to grant "compassionate release" to journalist Rodney Sieh, who was jailed last ...[read more]
September 6, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Guardian on Thursday obtained files showing that the US National Security Agency (NSA) and its UK counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), have compromised the guarantees that Internet companies have given consumers to reassure them that their communications are ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California against the National Security Agency (NSA). The lawsuit seeks an injunction against the NSA, Justice Department, FBI and directors of the agencies for allegedly ...[read more]
March 25, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Two Bahraini human rights activists have intensified their hunger strike and are refusing fluids, according to a report released Monday by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR). According to the report Zainab al-Khawaja and her father, prominent human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja ...[read more]
October 13, 2012
by Max Slater
A UN official on Thursday released a report indicating that the government of Iran is torturing human rights activists and threatening the activists' families with rape or death. In a report to the UN General Assembly UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed declared that human ...[read more]
November 9, 2011
by Brandon Gatto
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a ruled 2-1 on Tuesday to uphold the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Senior Circuit Judges Laurence Silberman in his opinion affirmed that Congress did not overstep its Article One ...[read more]
July 24, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
The South Korean Ministry of Justice announced on Sunday that it has enacted a law which allows the use of chemical castration on sex offenders convicted of attacking children under the age of 16 years old. The bill passed in the National Assembly last year 137-13 with 140 legislators declining to ...[read more]
January 10, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The details surrounding the deaths of several individuals inside US immigration detention centers were intentionally concealed, the New York Times (NYT) reported Saturday. The NYT, along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), gathered information through the Freedom of Information Act ( ...[read more]

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