July 11, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navy Pillay on Thursday expressed deep concern over the harsh sentences and detention of peaceful human rights advocates in Saudi Arabia in recent months. In particular, Pillay expressed concern over the sentence imposed upon Saudi human rights activist and ...[read more]
May 26, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Armed Thai soldiers on Sunday arrested human rights defender Sukanya Prueksakasemsuk and her son Panitan Prueksakasemsuk following a raid of their house in Bangkok. They were released on Monday from military custody on the condition that they give no interviews and take part in no political ...[read more]
April 17, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Notable human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair was was taken into custody in Saudi Arabia Tuesday after a hearing at the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh. Abu al-Khair, founder and chief of the human rights group Saudi Arabia Monitor of Human Rights, faces charges that include inciting public ...[read more]
January 17, 2014
by Addison Morris
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday warned Syrian opposition groups that recent mass executions are in violation of international human rights, and that these acts may also constitute war crimes. Pillay claimed that she has received numerous reports from reliable ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Nicholas Tomsho
Bangladeshi authorities should order a retrial of military personnel involved in the 2009 Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) mutiny due to alleged violations of international fair trial standards, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a statement released Tuesday. According to the advocacy group, the suspects ...[read more]
October 9, 2013
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Margaret Winter of the American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project discusses the recent desegregation of HIV positive inmates in Alabama prisons...Plaintiffs representing a class of all current and future HIV-positive prisoners in the custody of the Alabama ...[read more]
August 27, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on Sunday allowed a bill that prohibits North Carolina judges from considering Islamic law in their decisions to become law. House Bill 522 prevents courts from applying foreign law in divorce, alimony and child custody actions, if doing so would violate a ...[read more]
August 12, 2013
by Endia Vereen
A human rights activist for Frontline Defenders reported Friday that the lawyer representing a Bahraini blogger held by authorities has been detained himself days after alleging his client had been tortured while in police custody. Abdul Aziz Moussa is representing Mohamed Hassan, who acted as a ...[read more]
May 15, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) sued the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS), social workers and doctors on Tuesday on behalf of a couple whose adopted child underwent sex assignment surgery while in the state's custody. The child, M.C., was born with "ambiguous genitals," ...[read more]
February 13, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concern Wednesday over reports that three Palestinians being held in Israeli custody are in poor health. Tarek Qa'adan and Jafar Azzidine have been on hunger strike for 78 days and Samer Al-Issawi has been on partial hunger strike for 200 ...[read more]

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