February 17, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of the Syracuse University College of Law discusses some of the alleged human rights abuses occurring in connection with preparations for international sporting events ...As the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia draw to a close, many eyes are on the ...[read more]
August 20, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists filed a lawsuit against Russian authorities Monday in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The founders of Pride House in Sochi filed the lawsuit seeking ?200,000 over the Russian Justice Ministry's refusal to register Pride House... ...[read more]
July 27, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A Chinese intermediate court on Friday dismissed fraud charges against Ni Yulan, a human rights lawyer with disabilities, resulting in a two-month reduction to her two-year and eight-month sentence while upholding convictions against the lawyer for causing a disturbance. Ni had assisted victims of ...[read more]
April 10, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
A Beijing court on Tuesday sentenced Chinese housing activist and lawyer, Ni Yulan, to two years and eight months in prison on charges of fraud and "inciting a disturbance" in Beijing. Ni's husband, Dong Jiqin, was also sentenced to two years in prison on similar charges. Ni and her husband had ...[read more]
August 18, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On August 18, 1964, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) barred South Africa from participating in the Summer Olympics due to the country's Apartheid policy. The nation would not be reinstated until 1992.Learn more about the banishment of South Africa by the IOC from the BBC. ... ...[read more]
January 9, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
A Chinese court on Wednesday sentenced democracy advocate Wang Rongqing to six years in jail on charges of subverting state power. The 65-year-old activist, who has pressed for democracy since the 1970s, was tried in Hangzhou City Intermediate People’s Court, in the eastern province of Zhejiang... ...[read more]
October 18, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has signed a decree making permanent certain extensions on press freedom for foreign journalists that were temporarily adopted in the run-up to the July Beijing Olympics. Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao announced late Friday, just before the temporary regulations ...[read more]
July 29, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The human rights situation in China has continued to deteriorate as the start of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games draws closer, according to a report released Tuesday by Amnesty International (AI). The report, which updated an April AI report detailing ongoing human rights abuses in the country, ...[read more]
June 3, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
Human Rights Watch (HRW) Tuesday called on China to release the remaining imprisoned Tiananmen Square protesters as part of a wider effort to improve the nation's human rights image before the 2008 Olympic Games. HRW urged the government to reverse its official 1989 classification of the protes... ...[read more]
March 24, 2008
by Joshua Pantesco
A Chinese court sentenced land rights activist Yang Chunlin to five years in prison Monday on charges of inciting subversion of state power for circulating a petition declaring we want human rights, not the Olympics, which was signed by over 10,000 people before Yang was arre... ...[read more]

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