March 13, 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs
The US Senate on Thursday confirmed David Ogden as the new Deputy Attorney General by a vote of 65-28. In debate Wednesday, Republicans opposed to the nomination focused on Ogden's actions while serving in the private sector, where he defended groups who actively opposed anti-pornography and pr... ...[read more]
March 6, 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs
The European Union (EU) announced Friday that it has entered into an agreement with Kenya to transfer suspected pirates captured by EU counter-pirate operations into Kenyan custody for prosecution. The agreement contains provisions for the nine Somali pirates captured by German forces on Tuesday, ...[read more]
March 4, 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs
A court under the European Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) reached its first verdict Tuesday, sentencing Kosovo Albanian Gani Gashi to 17 years in jail for murder, attempted murder, and grievous bodily harm. A three-judge panel, composed of two EULEX judges and a judge from Kosovo, found ...[read more]
March 4, 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs
The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany on Tuesday ruled that the use of electronic voting machines in elections is unconstitutional. The ruling comes after a challenge to the use of the machines in the 2005 Bundestag election. Plaintiffs had argued that electronically counted votes could ...[read more]
February 27, 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) sentenced former priestEmmanuel Rukundoto 25 years imprisonment Friday after convicting him of genocide, crimes against humanity, and sexual assault. Rukundo, who was a military chaplain and captain in the Rwandan Armed Forces... ...[read more]
February 25, 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs
Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) prosecutor Stephen Rapp has told Reuters that lack of court funds due to the global economic downturn may require the release of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. The SCSL has charged Taylor with 11 counts of crimes against humanity for his ...[read more]
February 20, 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs
Under the leadership of successive Labour Party governments the UK Parliament has systematically infringed on freedoms and rights of individual British citizens over the past decade, according to a report released Thursday by the Convention of Modern Liberty. The report, compiled by the ...[read more]
February 18, 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs
The Judiciary of Iran announced Tuesday that it has submitted proposed legislation to the Iranian Parliament recommending substantial changes to the treatment of juvenile offenders in Iran. The legislation seeks to amend the classification of minors into three age groups- 7-12, 12-15, and 15-18 ... ...[read more]
February 18, 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs
The French National Assembly approved a bill Tuesday to provide government subsidies to individuals who temporarily leave work to care for dying relatives. The proposed law states that family members will be paid a daily allowance to accompany a dying person for a maximum of three weeks... ...[read more]
February 13, 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday called on the new national government of Zimbabwe to reinstate the rule of law and to release all political prisoners who remain in custody illegally. Pillay's statements condemned the gross human rights violations which have alleged... ...[read more]

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