May 27, 2015
by Valerie Howell
The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing called Tuesday on the Serbian government to take immediate action to improve the current housing crisis that has left many Serbian citizens without adequate housing. While Serbia boasts a high rate of homeownership due to the privatization ...[read more]
May 25, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
A Bangladeshi police official on Monday said that Bangladeshi police have arrested two suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) on suspicion that the pair were planning to fight for IS in Syria. According to Sheikh Nazmul Alam, a senior official of the police detective branch, the men were ...[read more]
May 22, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ACLU of Michigan on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of six Michigan transgender individuals against Secretary of State Ruth Johnson challenging a state policy that they claim makes it nearly impossible for transgender individuals to change ...[read more]
May 22, 2015
by Brittany Felder
South Sudan government troops are committing human rights abuses, such as abusing civilians and lighting villages on fire amid ongoing fighting in the region, Amnesty International (AI) reported Thursday. AI has also received reports that South Sudan government troops have committed other ...[read more]
May 20, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Amnesty International (AI) on Tuesday reported widespread torture of detainees in Morocco and Western Sahara at the hands of authorities. AI documented 173 cases of torture between 2010 and 2014, including beatings, asphyxiation, drowning techniques and rape threats. The report also stated that ...[read more]
May 19, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
The Obama administration on Monday announced a ban on federal transfers of certain military-style equipment to local police forces. The ban, recommended by a task-force created in January, includes tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers, .50-caliber and higher ammunition, and some ...[read more]
May 18, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Coleman v. Tollefson that a dismissal of a prisoner's lawsuit that is still appealable does count as one of three allotted "strikes" that limits other suits by the prisoner. The "three-strike" provision of the Prison Litigation Reform Act bars an inmate from ...[read more]
May 18, 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in Comptroller v. Wynne that Maryland's personal income tax scheme violates the dormant Commerce Clause. The question before the court was whether the US Constitution prohibits a state from taxing all the income of its residents—wherever earned—by ...[read more]
May 17, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
The Supreme Court of Mexico on Friday ordered a school and teacher to compensate a student for their role in bullying, ruling that the teacher encouraged it. The private school, known as Universal Truth and Science Institute, and the teacher have been ordered to pay the seven-year-old victim ...[read more]
May 16, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
A top Osama bin Laden aide was sentenced Friday to life in prison for conspiring with other al Qaeda members in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa. A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected Khaled al-Fawwaz's claims that he is not a violent man. ...[read more]

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