October 20, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
Australia's Parliament House on Monday lifted a ban on face veils including burqas and niqabs. The short-lived ban was announced earlier this month, prohibiting persons with facial coverings from being in open public galleries. The ban was condemned for segregating Muslim women and potentially ...[read more]
October 4, 2014
by Addison Morris
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) on Thursday filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement alleging widespread sexual abuse and harassment taking place at the immigration family detention center of Karnes City, ...[read more]
October 4, 2014
by Addison Morris
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday urged Russian president Vladimir Putin to veto a series of amendments that would severely limit the freedom of the media. The new amendments seek to limit foreign involvement in Russian media by prohibiting any foreign entity from owning more than 20 percent of a ...[read more]
August 30, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The German Federal Ministry of the Interior on Friday published its revised proposal for a new IT security law. The draft law seeks to protect the privacy of German citizens and improve the IT security of companies operating in the country by imposing new minimum security requirements on ...[read more]
August 21, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) endorsed a new law to better combat evolving terrorist threats, state media reported Wednesday. The law, a revision of the country's nearly 10-year-old counter-terrorism law, would introduce new security measures to counter such crimes as attacks on ...[read more]
July 13, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Iraqi security forces have extrajudicially executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Friday. HRW estimates that the executions are revenge for killings committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), a Sunni extremist group. Many of the individuals ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Civil Court of Thailand on Wednesday ruled that orders targeting anti-government protesters from the Prime Minister and a Special Security Command Center under the special security law known as the Internal Security Act were unconstitutional, violating the protesters' constitutional rights. In ...[read more]
December 16, 2013
by Max Slater
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life Insurance that a woman was not entitled to disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) because the applicable statute of limitations had run. Petitioner Julie Heimeshoff argued that her claim was ...[read more]
October 22, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
An EU Parliament Committee on Tuesday approved broad legislation aimed at providing greater data protection for Internet users in the wake of the revelation of the US National Security Agency (NSA) PRISM program. If passed, the legislation would empower Internet users to demand that companies with ...[read more]
September 26, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
US Senators announced new legislation on Wednesday in a bipartisan effort to reform surveillance laws. In the wake of revealing disclosures from the National Security Agency (NSA) and Edward Snowden, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with co-sponsors Mark Udall (D-CO), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and ...[read more]

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