March 27, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
Kansas and Arizona on Wednesday filed notice of an appeal to the US Supreme Court asking that federal elections officials force residents of their states to prove US citizenship before registering to vote. In November the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the two states cannot ...[read more]
March 19, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
Cambodia's Parliament on Thursday passed two controversial new election laws that rights groups are criticizing as ill-conceived and potentially damaging to free speech. The laws represent a compromise between the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in an ...[read more]
March 19, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday expressed deep concern at the ongoing political predicament surrounding the release of incriminating audio recordings of conversations between officials in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The content of the tapes ...[read more]
March 13, 2015
by Emelina Perez
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday withdrew charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was charged with crimes against humanity for inciting post-election violence in 2007 and 2008 during which more than 1,000 people died and more than 600,000 were displaced. Although the ...[read more]
March 12, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
A UN human rights expert on Thursday called on Iran to revoke laws restricting freedom of press, free detained journalists, and stop blocking websites. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran, said that President Hassan Rouhani has not kept the promise he made after his 2013 election to ...[read more]
March 10, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
A court in Ivory Coast unanimously sentenced former first lady Simone Gbagbo to 20 years in prison on Tuesday. She was sentenced for undermining state security for her role in the post-election violence in 2010 that left 3,000 people dead. Her husband Laurent Gbagbo, the former incumbent ...[read more]
March 3, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A judge for Egypt's Administrative Court on Tuesday suspended the country's upcoming parliamentary elections indefinitely after another court declared the election law's provision on voting districts unconstitutional. The decision by Judge Yahia Darouri was expected after the Supreme ...[read more]
March 1, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court on Sunday ruled part of an election law unconstitutional, possibly delaying the upcoming parliamentary elections. The law was enacted by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to set up voting districts, creating 567 new seats in parliament, of which 420 ...[read more]
February 28, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
An Indian court in Gujarat on Friday acquitted six individuals for their roles in the deaths of three British people during the 2002 Gujarat riots. The riots began following the death of 60 Hindus in a fire aboard a train for which Muslims were blamed. The riots resulted in death of more than ...[read more]
February 26, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
The District of Columbia (DC) on Thursday disregarded pressures from Congress and went forward with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Notwithstanding warnings of repercussions by leaders in Congress, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser affirmed that marijuana would be ...[read more]

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