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 tw... ...[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]
June 28, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
A Quebec court Wednesday sentenced former Canadian advertising executive Jean LaFleur to 42 months in prison for his role in the Canadian federal sponsorship scandal. Lafleur pleaded guilty in April to billing the Canadian federal government for work which was never done, and ultimately bilking ...[read more]
April 27, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Former Canadian advertising executive Jean LaFleur plead guilty Friday to 28 counts of fraud for his alleged role in the federal sponsorship scandal. Lafleur is accused of billing the Canadian federal government for work which was never done, and ultimately bilking the government of almost $1.6 ...[read more]

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