May 22, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
More than a year after Qatar's government promised reform for migrant workers, little to no improvement has been made, Amnesty International (AI) said Thursday. The government announced in November that the kafala sponsorship system, which currently limits the rights of foreign workers, is to be ...[read more]
November 16, 2014
by William Helbling
The Qatar government on Sunday pledged to announce new labor legislation by 2015 in an effort to improve conditions for migrant workers. The Qatar labor ministry announced the initiative by stating, "e intend to effect meaningful and lasting change for the benefit of all those who live and work ...[read more]
October 23, 2014
by Jenna Decker
Female migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are facing abuse and exploitation, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Thursday. The group pointed to UAE's visa sponsorship program, coupled with the lack of laws to protect domestic laborers, as the salient causes for the current ...[read more]
March 18, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On March 18, 2010, the USFood and Drug Administration(FDA)announced a finalrule restricting tobacco sales and promotions directed at youth. The Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco to Protect Children and Adolescents are a set of broad regulat... ...[read more]
January 5, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On January 5, 2010, a judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky issued a ruling upholding restrictions on cigarette advertising imposed by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Tobacco companies, including R.J. Reynolds, filed suit against provisions of ...[read more]
January 6, 2010
by Brian Jackson
A judge in the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on Tuesday upheld the majority of restrictions on cigarette advertising imposed by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The upheld limitations include a ban on distributing clothing and goods with logos or ...[read more]
October 1, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Retired Quebec Justice John Gomery, the head of the now-concluded judicial inquiry into the federal sponsorship scandal, told the Canadian Club of Montreal Monday that he played no role in Friday's move by the Canadian Conservative party government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper to appeal ...[read more]
September 25, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
The UN Human Rights Council completed its ninth session in Geneva Wednesday by adopting 24 texts, one of which included a decision to extend the mission of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Sina Samar, until June 2009. The President of the Council, Martin ...[read more]
August 18, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
Richard Scott, head of the Canadian Judicial Council conduct committee, warned on Sunday that judges should exercise caution in agreeing to head up extra-judicial public inquiries designed to address politically controversial issues. Scott, who is also the chief justice of the Manitoba Court of ...[read more]
June 27, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
The Canadian Federal Court ruled in two separate opinions Thursday that media comments by Quebec Justice John Gomery, who led the inquiry into the sponsorship scandal involving the Liberal Party and the administration of former prime minister Jean Chrtien, indicated bias against Chr... ...[read more]

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