October 17, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A group of independent UN rights experts on Wednesday expressed concern over reports that Chinese human rights activists have been subject to harassment for their attempts to participate in a UN human rights assessment of China. The activists have reportedly been prevented from participating in ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
A UN independent rights expert on Thursday expressed "deep concern" about the Sudanese government's detention of citizens and heavy media censorship. According to reports, at least 800 activists were arrested during a demonstration concerning the fuel subsidy cuts, which almost doubled the price ...[read more]
October 2, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A group of independent UN human rights experts expressed concern Tuesday over the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) and urged the transitional authorities to take urgent measures to protect the population from atrocity crimes and restore public order. There have been continued ...[read more]
April 8, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Kathryn Young, University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2013, analyzes the uses, reliability and legality of independent reports in light of their increased uses in collegiate sports...When sports scandals break, a common tool used by universities is the "independent ...[read more]
July 27, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday expressed concern about the continued violence and human rights violations prevalent in Myanmar's Rakhine state since clashes began between its Buddhist and minority Rohingya Muslim communities in May. Pillay said that independent reports ...[read more]
September 23, 2011
by Sarah Posner
The UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday urged the Syrian government to end their violent crackdown on protesters and permit an independent investigation into the current situation in the country. Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the OHCHR, said "We are extremely ...[read more]
June 4, 2011
by Aman Kakar
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed concern regarding the escalation of violence in Syria and called for end to the repression by security and military forces. Ban cited 70 deaths in the last week, disturbing reports of the deaths of children under torture, live ammunition and ...[read more]
November 28, 2010
by Zach Zagger
Controversy surrounded the Egyptian parliamentary elections on Sunday as violence accompanied accusations of corruption, fraud and silencing the opposition. Reports have surfaced of vote buying and the ejection of independent vote monitors from polling locations. The ruling National Democratic ...[read more]
September 5, 2010
by Erin Bock
An independent journalist is expected to go on trial for allegedly libeling Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abult Gheit according to Sunday press reports. Gheit alleges that Hamdi Qandeel insulted him in an article he wrote for the independent daily Shorouk in which Qandeel analogized statements ...[read more]
June 26, 2010
by Brian Jackson
The UK High Court ruled Friday that restrictions must be placed on whether British soldiers in Afghanistan may transfer detainees to Afghan-run detention facilities. The judgment, delivered by Lord Justice Richards and Justice Cranson, examined the allegations of abuse of seven detainees at the ...[read more]

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