August 29, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Kenya's parliament passed a law on Wednesday that will provide greater support to victims of human trafficking and will make it easier to secure convictions for perpetrators. The Victim Protection Bill provides improved support to victims of crime, including the provision of a place of safety, ...[read more]
April 30, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 30, 2010, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) placed Russia, China, and Canada on its Priority Watch List of countries that are not adequately protecting intellectual property rights. Although the Canadian government had pledged to strengthen copyright laws it was still ...[read more]
May 20, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
The Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus on Wednesday released the 2010 International Piracy Watch List naming China, Russia, Canada, Spain, and Mexico as the worst countries for protecting copyrighted information. The bipartisan caucus also released a list of the top websites hosted ...[read more]
May 1, 2010
by Michael Kraemer
The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) on Friday placed Russia, China, and Canada on its Priority Watch List of 12 countries that are not adequately protecting intellectual property rights. The USTR stated that the Chinese, on the list for the sixth straight year, are using ...[read more]
January 6, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged to improve airline passenger security, calling last month's attempted bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence. Obama said that the US government had sufficient information to uncover... ...[read more]
May 5, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has released its annual report on worldwide religious freedoms, elevating Iraq and Nigeria to its list of countries of particular concern (CPC) and adding six new countries to its watch list. The other CPC are Burm... ...[read more]
May 1, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) on Thursday added Canada to its Priority Watch List of 12 countries that are not adequately protecting intellectual property rights. In its 2009 Special 301 Report, the USTR also elevated Algeria and Indonesia to the list and removed South Korea. ...[read more]
October 22, 2008
by Andrew Morgan
US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff Wednesday issued a final rule setting out the details of his department's air passenger screening program. Under the Secure Flight Final Rule, responsibility for vetting the nation's air passengers moves from individual airlines to the Transp... ...[read more]
April 3, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The European Union's Court of First Instance Thursday ruled that the Council of the European Union improperly listed the militant Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) on its list of terrorist organizations in 2002 because it failed to state its justifications for doing so. An EU official said that... ...[read more]
March 18, 2008
by Michael Sung
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has submitted incomplete and inaccurate information to be added to the US government's consolidated terrorist watchlist over the last three years, according to a report released Monday by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General... ...[read more]

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