November 2, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The High Court in New Delhi on Saturday began the appeal of the death penalty sentence for the fatal gang-rape of an Indian student last December. Although six men were charged with the rape and murder of the student, only four received the death penalty. The fifth suspect died while imprisoned ...[read more]
October 21, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Ashish Goel, an LL.M. candidate at King's College London, discusses a recent death penalty conviction and how to improve India's current system...The death penalty debate in India largely centers on the same old but rephrased arguments based on deterrence and reformation. ...[read more]
February 10, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed shock and sadness on Friday concerning the brutal rape and murder of 17-year-old Anene Booysen in South Africa. Pillay urged South Africa to take a stronger approach to prevent the ongoing sexual violence incidents against tens of ...[read more]
February 3, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Somalia's new prime minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid, said Sunday that the Somali authorities would become more involved in protecting rape victims following intense criticism after the arrests of a woman allegedly gang-raped by soldiers and the journalist who interviewed her. The trial of an ...[read more]
January 23, 2013
by Keith Herting
An Indian government commission published its report Wednesday recommending numerous reforms in the way the nation's legal institutions handle rape cases. The report was created by a panel led by Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma which was established to respond to mass protests in India following the ...[read more]
January 1, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on India's government to "strengthen critical services for rape victims," expressing sympathy for the family of the 23-year-old medical student who died from injuries sustained in a gang-rape last month. Ban also added that UN entities such as ...[read more]
December 30, 2012
by Max Slater
Police in New Delhi, India on Saturday charged six men with the murder of a woman who died from injuries sustained in a gang-rape. The woman, a 23-year-old medical student, was gang raped on a bus in New Delhi on December 16 and died in a Singapore hospital on Saturday. The suspects, who were ...[read more]
December 24, 2012
by Blake Lynch
India prime minister Manmohan Singh in a televised public address on Sunday called for peace and promised to prevent further attacks on women after protest over sex crimes turned violent. Singh reiterated the government's commitment to providing security to women, but stated that violent clashes ...[read more]
October 29, 2010
by Matt Glenn
UN Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict Margot Wallstrom on Thursday condemned alleged gang rapes of at least 30 Congolese women who were being deported from neighboring Angola and called for both countries to investigate. A UN official indicated that the alleged victims were ...[read more]
July 25, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Bryan McCann: Two years ago, a fellow anti-death penalty activist and I participated in a public debate on the University of Texas campus with the Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT). No one was surprised when the YCT's first plan of attack was to read- verbatim- a detailed account of t... ...[read more]

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