May 3, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Myanmar Saturday to pass more protective media laws and end arbitrary arrests of journalists. The statement listed several journalists who have been arrested since December on politically-motivated charges, including criminal trespass, use of obscene language, ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Council of Europe released Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks's observations on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan on Wednesday revealing human rights issues including: freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association and the right to property. The observations follow ...[read more]
March 27, 2014
by Emily Osgood
JURIST Guest Columnist Pavlo Malyuta, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Class of 2016, comments on the passage of new Ukrainian laws that restrict fundamental rights such as freedom of speech and assembly ... On January 16, 2014 the Supreme Council of Ukraine adopted a number of ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Twenty-seven member states of the United Nations (UN) released a joint statement expressing concern about the escalating violence in Egypt. The statement stresses the UN's concern for Egypt's restrictions on the freedom to peaceably assembly, expression and association. The declaration states ...[read more]
March 6, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A group of UN independent experts on Thursday asked Venezuela's government to provide a clear answer to allegations of arbitrary detention and excessive force against journalists, media workers and demonstrators during the country's recent protests. The group, which included Special Rapporteur on ...[read more]
January 29, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, on Monday praised Rwandan authorities' accomplishments in developing infrastructure and ensuring stability and security since the nation's 1994 genocide. The independent expert recently traveled to ...[read more]
December 1, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Ukrainian demonstrators gathered in the streets of Kiev Saturday to protest President Viktor Yanukovich's decision to abandon the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, a planned trade pact with the EU. According to media reports the Berkut riot police responded to the demonstration with force to ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday emphasized Egypt's need to maintain and respect the right to freedom of assembly and peaceful protest as the country's state of emergency, put in place three months ago, is set to expire. In an official statement released Tuesday evening, the secretary- ...[read more]
October 30, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned a draft Egyptian protest law on Wednesday, saying it falls short of the obligation to respect freedom of assembly. HRW expressed concern over the scope of the law's application, vague language, and its broad restrictions and discretionary powers. Specifically, ...[read more]
October 30, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Civil rights groups on Wednesday publicly condemned Malaysia's "empty promises" to strengthen civil and political rights in the country. Amnesty International (AI) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) claimed that authorities "failed to adequately respond to many of the questions raised by UN member ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.