March 28, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on Thursday released its 2014 Annual Humanitarian Overview, noting that Palestinian civilians continue to face daily threats to their physical safety and liberty, with 2014 holding the highest civilian death toll in the conflict since the ...[read more]
March 28, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Nigeria held its presidential and gubernatorial elections Saturday in spite of violent attacks against voters by Boko Haram. The elections, originally scheduled for February 14, were postponed as Nigeria attempted to eradicate Boko Haram after reports that the group had acquired military-grade ...[read more]
March 25, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Myanmar authorities on wednesday charged 69 protesters for demonstrating against the Myanmar National Education Law. The law has faced tremendous criticism from the public since its passage in 2014, in part due to lawmakers' lack of consultation with student and teacher groups, and also because ...[read more]
March 25, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 6-3 in Young v. United Parcel Service that a plaintiff may satisfy the requirement to show a prima facie case of discrimination under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) by showing that the employer accommodates a large percentage of nonpregnant workers ...[read more]
March 21, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Friday that the Department of Defense (DOD) must release photographs requested by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for images depicting the abuse of prisoners in ...[read more]
March 21, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Friday announced the publication of a rule regulating fracking on federal land. The rule is intended to ensure that wells are properly constructed to protect water supplies, to make certain that the fluids that flow back to the surface as a result of ...[read more]
March 19, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday expressed deep concern at the ongoing political predicament surrounding the release of incriminating audio recordings of conversations between officials in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The content of the tapes ...[read more]
March 18, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria expressed concern Tuesday about atrocities and abuses in Syria by both the Assad regime and anti-government armed groups, advocating for UN Security Council referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC) or the establishment of a special tribunal to ...[read more]
March 8, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Five men appeared in a Moscow courtroom Sunday for charges relating to the murder of liberal Russian political activist and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov. Nemstov was shot in the back four times on a bridge near the Kremlin before the unidentified shooter fled the scene by car. ...[read more]
March 8, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A Cairo court on Sunday again postponed the retrial of two Al Jazeera journalists accused of links to the Muslim Brotherhood. This is the second time the court has had to reschedule the trial after two key police witnesses failed to appear. Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy were released on bail in ...[read more]

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