May 1, 2010
by Michael Kraemer
The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) on Friday placed Russia, China, and Canada on its Priority Watch List of 12 countries that are not adequately protecting intellectual property rights. The USTR stated that the Chinese, on the list for the sixth straight year, are using ...[read more]
April 30, 2010
by Michael Kraemer
Former Pennsylvania judge Michael Conahan pleaded guilty Thursday on charges of accepting more than $2.6 million in kickbacks for sentencing teenagers to two private juvenile detention facilities in which he had a financial interest. The former president judge of the Luzerne County Court of Common ...[read more]
April 30, 2010
by Michael Kraemer
Former Pennsylvania judge Michael Conahan pleaded guilty Thursday on charges of accepting more than $2.6 million in kickbacks for sentencing teenagers to two private juvenile detention facilities in which he had a financial interest. The former president judge of the Luzerne County Court of Common ...[read more]
April 26, 2010
by Michael Kraemer
Nigerian Federal Capital Territory High Court on Monday charged Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) chairman Vincent Ogbulafor with a series of corruption and fraud allegations the day before an executive meeting to consider the 2011 PDP candidate. The formalization of charges creates a criminal ca... ...[read more]
April 21, 2010
by Michael Kraemer
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Kyrgyzstan's interim government to begin a comprehensive investigation into the violence between April 6 and 8 that resulted in the overthrow of president Kurmanbek Bakiyev. After conducting witness interviews and examining photo and video evidence, HRW... ...[read more]
April 19, 2010
by Michael Kraemer
Toyota Motor Corporation on Monday accepted a record civil penalty of $16.375 million imposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a four-month delay in notifying the agency about a problem with sticky and slow to return pedal gas pedals in variou... ...[read more]
April 14, 2010
by Michael Kraemer
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday called on the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) to end prison segregation based on HIV status. The ACLU and HRW jointly produced a report, which concluded that the prisoners face fundamental discrimination... ...[read more]
April 9, 2010
by Michael Kraemer
The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday denied the latest attempt by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to delay his war crimes trial. Karadzic argued that there had been a violation of his right to a fair hearing because the ...[read more]
April 7, 2010
by Michael Kraemer
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Wednesday for an investigation into alleged war crimes committed during the recent conflict between the government of Yemen and Shiite Huthi Rebels. According to HRW's report, All Quiet on the Northern Front?: Uninvestigated Laws of War Violations in Yemen... ...[read more]
March 31, 2010
by Michael Kraemer
An Indian court on Wednesday heard final arguments in the trial of Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, accused of participating in the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, bringing the yearlong proceedings to a close. The court heard from more than 600 prosecution witnesses and two members of the National ...[read more]

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