September 1, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today postponed the commencement of the confirmation of charges hearing in the case against Charles Ble Goude at the defense's request to complete its preparation. The hearing, previously scheduled for September 22, is postponed to ...[read more]
September 1, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
On Sunday Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a motion in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to delay the enforcement of a recent district court ruling that struck down state law that imposed new regulations on abortion clinics. The motion was filed just hours before the new law ...[read more]
August 26, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Oklahoma, the Guardian US and the Oklahoma Observer filed a lawsuit on Monday in the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma seeking greater media access to state executions. The lawsuit cites the botched execution of Oklahoma ...[read more]
July 6, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
Lawyers for Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak on Saturday entered a not guilty plea when his retrial for alleged complicity in the 2011 killings of protestors resumed. Mubarak, who also faces corruption charges alongside his two sons, received a life sentence at the original trial last year. ...[read more]
July 6, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Friday signed a bill requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and banning doctors without admitting privileges at local hospitals from performing the procedures. The law goes into effect Saturday. Within hours of the signing, Planned Parenthood of ...[read more]
June 5, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday urged the Turkish government to ensure the right of its citizens to assemble freely and in a peaceful manner. The OHCHR is responding to days of violent clashes between police and protestors. The protests began on Friday in ...[read more]
June 5, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
There is a racial bias in marijuana possession arrest rates press release], with black people 3.7 times more likely to be arrested than white people, according to a report released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The report is the first of its kind and concludes that the war ...[read more]
May 30, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) called Wednesday for the participation of Libyan women in the Constitution Drafting Assembly. The UNSMIL noted that the preparation and drafting of the constitution is a significant part of Libya's democratic transition, and the representation and ...[read more]
May 29, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday denied an appeal by the state of Indiana challenging a lower court decision that blocked patient reimbursement through Medicaid if the health providers performed abortions as a part of overall medical care. Planned Parenthood is one of the largest providers that can ...[read more]
May 29, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The UN special rapporteur for extreme poverty and human rights Magdalena Sepulveda on Tuesday presented her annual report to the UN Human Rights Council. Sepulveda urged world governments to enable participation amongst persons living in poverty in decisions that affect their lives. She also ...[read more]

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