September 12, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Judge Timothy Black of the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Thursday struck down a contested law in Ohio, known as the false statements law, which barred people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates in the course of a campaign or nomination ...[read more]
September 11, 2014
by Addison Morris
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday called upon Thailand's military to end the "spiral of repression" that has been present since the military imposed martial law in May. The report, entitled "Attitude adjustment—100 days under Martial Law," examines the human rights conditions of the countr... ...[read more]
June 27, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Senior UN officials urged the international community on Thursday to end the practice of torture in celebration of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. "As we honour the victims on this International Day, let us pledge to strengthen our efforts to eradicate this heinous ...[read more]
March 3, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied review of two cases involving local ordinances that sought to deny housing to undocumented immigrants. The court's denial will will let stand lower court rulings that the ordinances are unconstitutional and prohibited from taking effect in their proposed ...[read more]
November 6, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Cross-examination of the Pakistani-based businessman responsible for selling the boat engine used by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists in the 2008 Mumbai attacks was held on Wednesday before Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Court. The merchant, Mohammed Ali, sold the boat engine to the 10 LeT ...[read more]
October 24, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Fred Kennedy Nkusi of the Independent Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali and Mount Kenya University in Rwanda says that the current pressure by the African Union to demonize the ICC as outside control, misses the greater picture and the opportunity for progress ... On ...[read more]
July 16, 2013
by G. Redd
The Chinese education system fails to include students with disabilities, according to a report released Monday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report, "As Long as They Let Us Stay in Class: Barriers to Education for Persons with Disabilities in China," is based on more than 60 interviews with ...[read more]
September 28, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The Swiss Parliament voted 93-87 on Friday against a bill which would ban burqas and other face coverings in public places. Proponents of the bill argued that banning burqas would promote gender equality and improve national security. Those against the bill argued that it was an excessive measure ...[read more]
August 21, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Ukrainian prosecutors on Tuesday urged an appeals court not to hear the appeal of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in her corruption trial. Prosecutors told the court that Tymoshenko's trial had already established her guilt in the case, and asked the judges to let stand a seven-year prison ...[read more]
June 25, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
India's Foreign Minister SM Krishna announced Monday that the New Delhi police have arrested a key suspect in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Abu Hamza, an alleged member of the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), is believed to be a previously unidentified man who was talking on the ...[read more]

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