April 24, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 24, 2010, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized attempts by the UN to impose sanctions on the country's nuclear program, claiming that the actions by the UN Security Council (UNSC) and US were illegal. Following his sharp criticism, Ahmadinejad denied that Iran had broken ...[read more]
December 14, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On December 14, 2009, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed an amended lawsuit against the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for allegedly violating protest groups' constitutional rights to free speech. The groups had originally ...[read more]
December 7, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A local regulation that broadened the scope of police search and seizure powers in certain areas of Toronto during June's Group of 20 (G-20) summit "was of dubious legality and no utility" and resulted in a mass violation of civil rights, according to a report released Tuesday by the Ombudsman of ...[read more]
September 22, 2010
by Ann Riley
The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Pittsburgh, Police Chief Nathan Harper and more than 15 police officers on behalf of 25 people arrested during the September 2009 Group ...[read more]
September 17, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 17, 2009, Judge Gary Lancaster for the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled that the City of Pittsburgh must allow a tent protest during the Group of 20 (G-20) summit, but that it could deny permits to two other groups. The lawsuit was filed the week before ...[read more]
September 11, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 11, 2009, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, claiming that the US Secret Service, the City of Pittsburgh, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources were violating the ...[read more]
September 3, 2010
by Brian Jackson
Two individuals detained during the Group of 20 (G-20) summit in Toronto in July filed a class action suit on Thursday on behalf of 1,150 individuals detained during the summit. The individuals, Miranda McQuade and Mike Barber, named three defendants in the suit, the Canadian Attorney General, the ...[read more]
July 11, 2010
by Erin Bock
More than 1,000 protesters marched through the streets of Toronto on Saturday to demand transparent public inquiries into police action in connection with last month's Group of 20 (G-20) summit. Nearly 1,000 arrests were made before and during the G20, making it the largest mass arrest in ...[read more]
July 9, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin announced Friday that he is launching an investigation into the enactment of a local regulation that broadened the scope of police search and seizure powers in certain areas of Toronto during the recent Group of 20 (G-20) summit. The investigation will examine the ...[read more]
June 30, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) on Tuesday called for an inquiry into possible civil liberties violations during the Toronto Group of 20 (G-20) summit. The group released a preliminary report on security measures, condemning some police conduct during the summit as " ...[read more]

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