July 21, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A spokesperson for the Dutch Public Prosecutor said Monday that their office has opened a war crimes investigation into last week's crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17 in Ukraine. Prosecutors are investigating allegations of murder, war crimes and intentionally downing an airliner, and a ...[read more]
June 13, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Italy's Constitutional court ruled Wednesday that an Italian law that annuls a marriage once a partner undergoes a sex change operation is against the national interest because the couple may desire to stay together. Wednesday's ruling overturns a judgment from a lower court in Bologna in the case ...[read more]
June 11, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by a former Guantanamo detainee against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. According to the original complaint the plaintiff, Sami Abdulaziz Allaithi, was an Egyptian professor working in ...[read more]
May 8, 2014
by Addison Morris
The Court of Appeal of Quebec on Wednesday upheld the conviction of Rwandan Hutu Desire Munyaneza for war crimes committed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Munyaneza was convicted in May 2009 and sentenced the following October for seven counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes ...[read more]
May 7, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Thai Constitutional Court on Tuesday ordered caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down for an alleged abuse of power relating to the transfer of a senior civil servant to another position in the government that occurred shortly after she took office in 2011. The decision also ...[read more]
May 4, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
An Egyptian court on Saturday denied bail for three Al Jazeera journalists being imprisoned on charges of false reporting, and extended the imprisonment of a fourth journalist for 45 days. Al Jazeera English Journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, are charged with falsifying ...[read more]
April 29, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Tuesday indicted 36 senators for alleged misconduct, including the misuse of authority in violation of Thailand's constitution. The indictment is a response to the senators' attempt to amend the constitution to make the senate fully elected, ...[read more]
April 26, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus Miklos Haraszti called Friday for Belarus, currently the only European nation that has retained the death penalty, to end the practice. The statement was issued following the reported execution of Pavel Sialiun who was put to death at an unknown date without ...[read more]
April 15, 2014
by Ann Schober
An Italian court ruled Tuesday that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service at a home for the elderly as his sentence for tax fraud. The order was requested by Berlusconi, a three-time prime minister, media magnate and billionaire, as a way to serve the ...[read more]
April 10, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday declared Egypt's continued detention of three Al Jazeera journalists charged with falsifying news and involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood "vindictive." Al Jazeera English staff Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, are accused of supplying ...[read more]

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