April 12, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Amnesty International (AI) expressed concern Friday over the new Egyptian anti-terror law set to be approved by interim president Adly Mansour. The law, which was passed in response to an attack on Cairo University, is aimed at deterring the recent escalation of terrorist violence in Egypt during... ...[read more]
April 12, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, called Friday upon the owners of the Washington Redskins football team to change the team's name. Anaya focused on the hurtful history of the term "redskin" as it relates to Native Americans in the US. In the press ...[read more]
April 11, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The Turkish Constitutional Court on Friday struck down parts of a controversial law that increased Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's control over the judicial system. Amid protests over suspected government corruption and violence inside parliament, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) ...[read more]
April 11, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A German court in Nuremberg on Friday rejected the appeal of bishop Richard Williamson, who was convicted of denying the Holocaust during a TV interview, finding him ?1,800. The conviction stemmed from an interview to Swedish TV channel SVT1, broadcast in January 2009, in which Williamson said... ...[read more]
April 5, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
On Thursday a federal judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri ordered that a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) may continue, despite the state's objection. The lawsuit is challenging a bill intended to protect the identities of individuals who ...[read more]
April 5, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
On Friday a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Timothy Black, vowed to overturn the state's ban on the recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages. Black, who has issued other limited opinions recognizing same-sex marriages in narrow contexts, stated that Ohio's ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Turkey's Constitutional Court on Friday partially lifted the country's ban on Youtube, saying the blanket ban violated human rights. Access to the website was blocked after video of officials discussing an attack on Syria was leaked prior to the election. The Constitutional Court ruled the ban ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The Egyptian government approved a new anti-terrorism law on Thursday in response to an attack on Cairo University. The new law is aimed at deterring the recent escalation of terrorist violence in Egypt during its transition following the ouster of former president Mohammed Morsi. Included in the... ...[read more]
March 29, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on Friday vetoed an abortion bill that would have prohibited abortions later than 20 weeks after conception. The House passed the bill by a vote of 85-15 with two delegates not participating. The bill passed the West Virginia Senate a few days earlier. West ...[read more]
March 29, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced two supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi to death for murder. The charges stem from violence in Alexandria just after Morsi was ousted. Specifically, the two were convicted of killing Morsi opponents by throwing them off a building. Two of the ...[read more]

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