April 30, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The UN International Labor Organization (ILO) on Monday released a report on child labor advocating social protections as the key to ending the practice. "report contributes to a better understanding of the underlying economic and social vulnerabilities that generate child labour." Globally, the ...[read more]
April 29, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) on Monday sentenced five men to prison for their roles in an organ trafficking syndicate. Lufti Dervishi and his son Arban Devishi were found guilty of "Trafficking in Persons and Organised Crime." Sokol Hajdini, Islam Bytyqi and Sulejman ...[read more]
April 26, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The Obama administration on Thursday petitioned the US Supreme Court to uphold the president's ability to make executive appointments while the Senate is in recess. The recess appointment is a constitutional power that permits the president fill vacancies in the executive branch without the ...[read more]
April 26, 2013
by Jerry Votava
Canada's House of Commons on Wednesday approved a bill that provides expanded investigative powers and criminal penalties for terrorism related matters. The short title of the bill is The Combating Terrorism Act. The legislation permits law enforcement to hold individuals suspected of terrorist ...[read more]
April 11, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The Russian State Duma on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a bill that criminalizes negative actions towards religious groups and imposes stiff prison terms and fines on offenders. The legislation criminalizes blasphemy, including the public insulting and humiliating of religious rites and ...[read more]
April 3, 2013
by Jerry Votava
French law enforcement officials on Wednesday arrested Tite Barahira, a former Rwandan leader, for conspiracy to commit genocide committed during the 1994 genocide in that country. Barahira was arrested pursuant to an arrest warrant issued in Rwanda, in the French city of Toulouse. Barahira was ...[read more]
April 3, 2013
by Jerry Votava
A court in France on Tuesday ordered Pascal Simbikangwa, a former Rwandan Army Captain, to stand trial for crimes against humanity committed during the 1994 genocide in that country. Simbikangawa was arrested pursuant to an international arrest warrant. He was the head of Central Intelligence ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in Comcast v. Behrend that judges can reach the merits of an underlying claim in determining whether to certify a class under Rule 23(b). In doing so, the court reversed the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit which refused to decide the plaintiffs' ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Jerry Votava
Displaced people in Somalia face the risk of physical abuse and rape, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released Wednesday. HRW noted that the threat of beatings and rape from internal security forces was significant and called for the practices to end. According to HRW, "Instead of ...[read more]
March 27, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Florida v. Jardines that an alert from a narcotics detection dog on the front porch of suspect's house constitutes a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment. The ruling upheld the Florida Supreme Court, which held that evidence gathered pursuant to ...[read more]

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