January 14, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Philippines on Sunday officially began a nationwide 150-day ban on the carrying of firearms in public areas in preparation for congressional and local elections slated for mid-May. Only top-officials, military and police entities will be exempt from the law's proscriptive scope, which ...[read more]
September 22, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
The British government announced Thursday that it would pay reparations to the families of those killed or wounded in Northern Ireland's 1972 Bloody Sunday, the day on which members of the British Army's Parachute Regiment opened fire on civil rights marchers in Londonderry. The shooting killed 13 ...[read more]
June 16, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) for Northern Ireland announced Tuesday that it is considering whether to file charges against the British soldiers responsible for civilian casualties in the 1972 Bloody Sunday attack in Londonderry. The Bloody Sunday Inquiry released a report of a 12-year ...[read more]
June 15, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The UK Bloody Sunday Inquiry released a report Tuesday concluding that casualties resulting from a 1972 attack on Northern Ireland civilians by British forces were unjustified. The inquiry was launched in 1998 by former prime minister Tony Blair in response to pressure from the victims' families... ...[read more]
March 7, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On March 7, 1965, 525 civil rights activists began a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Just outside Selma, heavily armed police and deputies broke up the march with billy clubs and tear gas, injuring sixty-five people and hospitalizing 17 in a melee that became known as "Bloody Sunday." ...[read more]
September 5, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
The chief of Iran's Judiciary said Monday that Iran objected to the insignificant and petty indictment on which former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein will be tried beginning October 19. The Iraqi government confirmed Sunday that Hussein and several of his lieutenants would go on trial... ...[read more]
March 7, 2005
by JURIST Staff
On March 7, 1965, 525 civil rights activists began a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Just outside Selma, heavily armed police and deputies broke up the march with billy clubs and tear gas, injuring sixty-five people and hospitalizing 17 in a melee that became known as "Bloody Sunday." ...[read more]
November 22, 2004
by Jeannie Shawl
The longest and most expensive public investigation in British legal history entered its final phase Monday with lawyer Christopher Clarke beginning a two-day closing speech intended to provide an overview of the evidence heard by the Bloody Sunday Inquiry. British Prime Minister Tony Blair ...[read more]
October 11, 2004
by Amit Patel
The UK Saville Inquiry investigating the civil rights march in Londonderry Northern Ireland on January 30, 1972 (Bloody Sunday) in which 13 civilians were shot dead by British soldiers may be further delayed as the soldiers may take the tribunal to court. The soldiers have argued agains... ...[read more]

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