November 20, 2014
by Valerie Howell
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report on Thursday highlighting the continued commission of human rights violations in eastern Ukraine despite the announcement of a ceasefire on September 5. The report, produced by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission ...[read more]
October 30, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A British court ruled Thursday that a former Libyan military commander can sue the British government for its alleged role in his detention and rendition. In 2004, Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife were arrested in Bangkok, Thailand and returned to Muammar Gaddafi's Libya, where he spent years in ...[read more]
August 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A court in Azerbaijan on Thursday upheld the pre-trial detention of top human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev. Aliyev was arrested in 2011 on charges including illegal commercial activity, tax evasion and abuse of power. Earlier this month he was jailed for at least three months. Aliyev's lawyer ...[read more]
July 27, 2014
by William Helbling
The European Court of Human Rights handed down two rulings finding the Polish government in violation of European human rights laws based on the establishment of prison center used for illegal detainment and torture of terrorist suspects. Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday reported that the ...[read more]
February 25, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Ukrainian parliamentary body Verkhovna Rada voted on Tuesday to adopt a resolution referring the now-fugitive former president Viktor Yanukovich and other high-ranking state officials to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The report accused state officials of ordering ...[read more]
January 10, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
A spokesperson for Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said that the administration would be releasing seventy-two prisoners the United States considers dangerous militants from Bagram prison, stating that there was not enough evidence to continue to hold them. The government said that there ...[read more]
September 16, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Supreme Court of Israel on Monday invalidated the 2012 amendment to the Law for the Prevention of Infiltration, declaring the act unconstitutional. The law had allowed police forces to arrest undocumented immigrants and detain them for up to three years without trial. The unanimous decision ...[read more]
February 18, 2013
by Sarah Posner
A Maldives court issued a second arrest warrant on Monday for former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on charges of the illegal detention of a judge. The charges against Nasheed stem from his unilateral order to arrest Chief Justice Abdulla Mohamed on corruption charges in January, when Nasheed ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Keith Herting
A US military judge ruled Tuesday that the pre-trial punishment of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking confidential documents to WikiLeaks, was illegal and excessive. Army Colonel Denise Lind, who is overseeing the pre-trial hearing, determined that the extended solitary ...[read more]
October 8, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Rwandan citizens are being subject to unlawful detention, enforced disappearances and torture at the hands of the country's military intelligence department, Amnesty International (AI) reported Monday. "Rwanda: Shrouded in Secrecy: Illegal Detention and Torture by Military Intelligence" documents ...[read more]

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