July 28, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 28, 2006, a Turkish court dismissed a lawsuit seeking compensation from novelist Orhan Pamuk, who was sued by six nationalists after he made allegedly unfavorable remarks to a Swiss magazine about Turkey's stance on the mass killing of Armenians during World War II. The lawsuit demanded ...[read more]
June 9, 2013
by Addison Morris
A Chinese court in Huairou on Sunday sentenced Liu Hui, brother-in-law of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy activist Liu Xiaobo, to 11 years in prison on charges of fraud. The verdict is seen by many as severe and is widely believed to be an act of political persecution and retaliation ...[read more]
May 25, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On May 25, 2007, the military government of Myanmar extended the house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi, a pro-democracy advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. At the time, Suu Kyi had spent 15 of 21 years in her political career under house arrest for alleged violations of an anti-subversion law. She ...[read more]
April 11, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On April 11, 1919, the International Labour Organization (ILO) was founded under the Treaty of Versailles as an affiliate of the League of Nations. The organization was founded in response to the industrialization of Europe in the nineteenth century and under the post-war understanding that there ...[read more]
March 29, 2013
by Max Slater
Police in China arrested and detained the brother-in-law of Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy activist Liu Xiaobo on Friday on charges of fraud. Liu Hui was formally charged two weeks ago in a real estate dispute. Liu Hui's arrest may be retaliation for allegedly subversive activities by the ...[read more]
December 28, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Egypt's chief prosecutor on Thursday ordered an investigation into allegations that opposition leaders were inciting supporters to overthrow the country's president Mohammed Morsi, which amounts to treason. The investigations are against Mohammed El-Baradei, a Nobel Peace laureate and former head ...[read more]
October 3, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Leonard, the Henkel Family Chair in International Affairs at Shenandoah University, says that Archbishop Desmond Tutu's statements regarding the prosecution of George W. Bush and Tony Blair serve as an ardent call for advancement towards a truly universal system of ...[read more]
September 2, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu on Sunday called for former US president George W. Bush and former UK prime minister Tony Blair to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for their roles in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Tutu argues thatThe immorality of the United States and ...[read more]
July 28, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On July 28, 2006, a Turkish court dismissed a lawsuit seeking compensation from novelist Orhan Pamuk, who was sued by six nationalists after he made allegedly unfavorable remarks to a Swiss magazine about Turkey's stance on the mass killing of Armenians during World War II. The lawsuit demanded ...[read more]
December 10, 2011
by Cody Harding
On December 10, 2010, Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize in absentia. Although the Prize is usually awarded in-person, Liu was unable to attend the ceremony because he is serving an 11-year prison sentence for inciting subversion. Chinese authorities ...[read more]

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