April 17, 2014
by William Helbling
The Council of Europe's (COE) Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland issued a report Wednesday addressing the dire human rights issues Europe is facing. Jagland stated in the report that more action needs to be taken due to the Ukrainian crisis creating a negative impact on European society. In the ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Addison Morris
Amnesty International (AI) released a report on Thursday detailing a long-standing culture of impunity, racism and excessive force within the Greek police system. The report documents unlawful practices and human rights violations of the country's law enforcement and cites as key issues the ...[read more]
October 3, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A French court on Wednesday held that ID checks are legal under French law and are not discriminatory. The case was brought by 13 individuals from minority groups who were subject to ID checks, requesting ?10,000 (USD $13,000) in compensation for each. In addition, they sought to amend the law... ...[read more]
September 4, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent and the UN Special Rapporteur on racism on Tuesday called upon the US government to finalize its investigation into the case surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin. The controversial acquittal of George Zimmerman sparked the federal ...[read more]
February 6, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Félix Tréguer, Policy and Legal Analyst at La Quadrature du Net says that waging a "judicial guerilla war" in France on "hateful" Internet content unduly stifles free speech...The ghost of Yahoo v. LICRA has come back to haunt us. In 2000, after a criminal lawsuit wa... ...[read more]
January 28, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
UN Special Rapporteur Mutuma Ruteere on Monday urged the Spanish government at every level to increase its focus on addressing the racial intolerance within its borders. Ruteere noted that a successful campaign against racial discrimination and intolerance would only be achieved by "clear and more ...[read more]
November 13, 2012
by Blake Lynch
Undocumented foreign nationals in Libya are at risk of facing mental and physical exploitation and abuse that may include torture, Amnesty International (AI) reported Tuesday. The report urged Libyan authorities to confront issues of xenophobia and racism, which may in part be inspired by the ...[read more]
November 6, 2012
by Sarah Posner
A UN independent expert on Monday urged countries to combat hate speech on the Internet, while simultaneously protecting freedom of speech. Special Rapporteur on Racism, Mutuma Ruteere told the General Assembly that an increase of hate websites inciting racial violence necessitates action. ...[read more]
August 3, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Two independent UN human rights experts noted Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday by calling on the international community to find solutions to the persistent exclusion of Roma denizens from larger society in all countries. "Pharrajimos" is observed each August 2 in remembrance of the ...[read more]
July 5, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance Mutuma Ruteere on Tuesday called on the international community to be wary of signs of racism that could lead to escalated conflicts and human rights violations. In his report to the ...[read more]

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