April 15, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Wednesday that asylum-seekers and migrants fleeing war-torn countries are suffering abuse at the hands of Serbian authorities. Most of the asylum-seekers are Syrian or Afghan, travelling through Serbia to seek shelter in western European states. Based on ...[read more]
April 14, 2015
by Addison Morris
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday expressed concern over the increased violence and human rights abuses committed in Mali. Bandits, Islamist armed groups and pro-government militias have reportedly threatened the security of civilians in the central and northern Mali, with little or no action ...[read more]
March 3, 2015
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in two cases. In Ocasio v US, two brothers owned an auto repair shop near Baltimore. Over many years, the brothers entered into a kickback scheme with Baltimore police officers to encourage the victims of car accidents to take their automobiles ...[read more]
February 27, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
The parents Thailand's former crown princess Srirasmi Suwadee were arrested Friday after confessing to defamation of the royal family in violation of the nation's lese majeste law. The law, which criminalizes defamation to protect the royal family, carries with it a maximum sentence of 15 years ...[read more]
December 23, 2014
by Taylor Brailey
Former Bangladeshi Junior Minister Syed Mohammad Qaisar was sentenced to death Tuesday, after he was found guilty of 14 counts of criminal charges including genocide, rape, extortion, arson, and torture committed during Bangladesh's 1971 Independence War. Qaisar denied the charges, and his lawyer ...[read more]
December 5, 2014
by Laura DeGeer
Police in the Philippines are committing torture with impunity, Amnesty International (AI) reported Thursday. Although allegations of torture, inhumane and degrading treatment or punishment within the police force have increased year after year, AI says that no convictions have resulted from these ...[read more]
July 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ordered Russia to pay damages in the amount of €16,000 (USD $22,000) within the next three months for placing defendants in metal cages during trial. This is the first case involving the use of cages in Russian trials to reach the Grand ...[read more]
January 30, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday released a report detailing abuses against gay and bisexual men at the hands of police in Kyrgyzstan. The report, entitled, "They Told Us We Deserved This: Police Violence against Gay and Bisexual Men in Kyrgyzstan," found that gay and bisexual men have been ...[read more]
September 7, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday stated it is "increasingly worried" for the safety of civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR). UNHCR reported that during a visit to CAR last week, they witnessed virtual lawlessness in the CAR, discovering several villages burned to the ground and ...[read more]
April 24, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in two cases. In Sekhar v. United States the court heard arguments on whether an attorney's "recommendation" is intangible property that can be gained through bribery, and thus under the jurisdiction of federal extortion law, including the Hobbs ...[read more]

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