April 8, 2014
by Neil Devlin
In 1999, unarmed Amadou Diallo was shot and killed by the New York City Police Department's Street Crimes Unit. His death incited community outrage on the issue of policing and race. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a nonprofit legal organization devoted to defending constitutional ...[read more]
February 21, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) called for changes to the way Australia deals with asylum seekers. As of August 2013, Australia transfers all individuals seeking asylum to a holding camp in Papua New Guinea. From here, they are processed and eventually resettled ...[read more]
May 29, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Police in Papua New Guinea on Monday arrested and charged Supreme Court Justice Nicholas Kirriwoma with sedition. Kirriwoma is the second Supreme Court justice that has been arrested for Sedition this month. Last week, police stormed the country's Supreme Court and arrested Chief Justice Salamo ...[read more]
May 24, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Police in Papua New Guinea on Thursday stormed the country's supreme court and arrested the chief justice on charges of sedition. Chief Justice Salamo Injia was arrested after the court ruled for the second time that former prime minister Michael Somare should be reinstated. There has been a ...[read more]
April 27, 2012
by Katherine Getty
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concern on Friday about threats to rule of law in Papua New Guinea. Since August 2011 there has been a battle for leadership and the legitimacy of the Prime Minister has been called into question. Pillay's concerns stem from actions taken ...[read more]
October 26, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday reinstated a lawsuit by Papua New Guinea citizens against mining company Rio Tinto on claims of genocide and war crimes. Allowing the suit under the Alien Tort Statute, the court ruled that it may proceed due to the Australian mining ...[read more]
June 17, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
The US State Department (DOS) on Tuesday added Chad, Eritrea, Malaysia, Niger, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe to its list of countries with the worst human trafficking records in the Trafficking in Persons Report 2009. The countries join Burma, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, Kuwait, Mauritania, Niger, North Korea, ...[read more]
November 6, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Iraq, Haiti, Guinea, and Myanmar rank as the world's most corrupt nations in 2006 according to the latest annual Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index released Monday. The report shows a strong link between poverty and corruption as perceived by experts, with nearly three- ...[read more]

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