December 11, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Thursday for the cancellation of a plan formulated by Thailand's military government that encourages prisoners to work on fishing boats, citing the widespread abuse in the Thai fishing industry. The plan announced by the Thai labor minister last week would begin ...[read more]
September 30, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Christof Heyns urged Mexico to conduct full and impartial investigations into the killings on June 30 in the village of Cuadrilla Nueva, Tlataya, State of Mexico, during a military operation against alleged criminals. ...[read more]
August 18, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Kenya's Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) has carried out a series of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in violation of international human rights laws, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. Based on interview research conducted between November 2013 and June 2014, terrorism ...[read more]
June 13, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday expressed alarm over reports of rights abuses in Iraq as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) forces have seized control of several cities. Pillay is concerned by reports of extrajudicial killings and summary executions, as well as ...[read more]
January 15, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released findings on Tuesday that a wave of human rights violations took place in the Central African Republic (CAR) last month. According to the UN report, there has been a recent spike in extrajudicial killings, sexual violence, ...[read more]
December 6, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The UN Operation in the Ivory Coast (UNOCI) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for human rights (OHCHR) on Friday released a report documenting severe human rights violations occurring in the Ivory Coast. Dozos, who are responsible for undertaking security measures within the country, have ...[read more]
April 12, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday released a revised ruling ordering the deportation of former El Salvador General Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova. The DOJ Executive Office for Immigration Review issued the ruling in August, ordering the deportation of Vides for crimes against humanity. ...[read more]
December 15, 2012
by Samuel Franklin
US President Barack Obama signed legislation on Friday that normalizes US trade with Russia and places sanctions on any individual associated with violations of human rights in Russia. While the law eliminates Cold War era restrictions on trade that will allow better trade relations with Russia, ...[read more]
December 1, 2012
by Max Slater
A UN human rights expert declared on Friday that while Turkey has made progress in cracking down on extrajudicial killings, it still has a long way to go in remedying the problem. At the end of his official visit to Turkey, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions ...[read more]
November 22, 2012
by Benjamin Minegar
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday passed a resolution condmening extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions on the basis of "gender identity" for the first time. In a vote of 108 to 1, the UNGA amended the resolution to include language urging states around the world "to investigate... ...[read more]

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