April 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Bangladesh's High Court ruled Wednesday that former prime minister Khaleda Zia must stand trial on corruption charges. Zia and three other members of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have been accused of embezzling funds from a charitable trust named after Zia's deceased husband, ...[read more]
April 18, 2014
by William Helbling
The Ukrainian government urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday to open an investigation into any serious international crimes committed within the territory from late 2013 to early 2014. The possible crimes committed within Ukraine include acts of genocide, crimes against ...[read more]
April 18, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A Chinese court on Friday convicted activists with ties to the New Citizens Movement on the grounds of gathering a mob to disturb the public. The New Citizens Movement is a grass-roots organization which seeks to draw attention to matters of public concern, including equal access to education and ...[read more]
April 17, 2014
by William Helbling
The Council of Europe's (COE) Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland issued a report Wednesday addressing the dire human rights issues Europe is facing. Jagland stated in the report that more action needs to be taken due to the Ukrainian crisis creating a negative impact on European society. In the ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a report Tuesday finding rights violations leading up to and stemming from widespread protests that began last November. The report indicates that corruption remains one of the chief problems in Ukraine, generating much of the ...[read more]
April 11, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The Turkish Constitutional Court on Friday struck down parts of a controversial law that increased Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's control over the judicial system. Amid protests over suspected government corruption and violence inside parliament, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) ...[read more]
April 11, 2014
by Addison Morris
The Beijing Supreme People's Court on Friday upheld the four-year prison sentence of legal activist Xu Zhiyong for "gathering a crowd to disturb public order." Xu, a legal scholar, is the founder of the New Citizens' Movement, a grass-roots organization which seeks to draw attention to matters of ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
A Turkish official said Thursday that the government has lifted a ban on Twitter following a Constitutional Court ruling Wednesday. The court stated that the ban violated both individual rights as well as the freedom of expression. This decision came a week after an Istanbul court ruled against ...[read more]
March 29, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
An Istanbul court on Friday ruled against Turkey's ban on Twitter, overturning an order that the social media website shut down an account accusing the government of corruption. Access to Twitter was suspended in Turkey last week by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the website's failure to ...[read more]
March 21, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan attempted to block Twitter on Friday but users quickly found ways to circumvent the ban. The ban came after audio recordings of a voice, resembling Erdogan's, instructed his son to dispose of large amounts of money during a police search were leaked via ...[read more]

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