December 6, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
Alaskan state officials said Wednesday that they are presently building a civil case against oil giant BP for two oil spills in Prudhoe Bay in March and August of 2006. The announcement by the environmental division of the Alaska Department of Law comes less than a week after BP subsidiary BP ...[read more]
December 6, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
Corrupt police and court systems are the most common institutions to demand bribes, according to a report released Thursday by Berlin-based corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI). The TI Global Corruption Barometer 2007 found that globally 25 per cent of respondents who came in... ...[read more]
December 5, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
A group of renowned Chinese lawyers and academics Tuesday released an open letter to the Chinese government, calling for the end of re-education labor camps. The scholars said the camps, originally designed in 1957 to deal with political dissidents, violate the Chinese constitution beca... ...[read more]
December 5, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
Former Pakistani prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto are in negotiations to draw up a list of formal demands they say must be met by the government of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf before they will definitively agree to participate in January's parliamentary elections, but the... ...[read more]
November 29, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
Israeli police Thursday concluded a corruption investigation into Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, telling prosecutors at the Ministry of Justice that they do not believe there is enough evidence to indict Olmert on allegations that he illegally interfered with the 2005 state sale of Bank ...[read more]
November 28, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the appointment of Serge Brammertz as the new chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon nominated Brammertz earlier this month to replace outgoing chief ...[read more]
November 28, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday, seeking to invalidate new regulations that relax disclosure requirements for companies storing or emitting 500 or more pounds of toxins. The civil case will be led by New York Attorney General Andrew ...[read more]
November 15, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Paulo Sergio Pinheiro told reporters at the end of a five-day visit to Myanmar Thursday that he was able to meet with a number of prominent political prisoners, but that his request to meet with opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was denied ...[read more]
November 15, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
A British court ruled Thursday that the radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri can be extradited to the United States on charges of supporting terrorism. Abu Hamza, who is currently serving a seven-year sentence in the UK for urging his followers to kill Jews and other non-Muslims, faces US ...[read more]
November 15, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The European Parliament committee on CIA activities in Europe (TDIP) will reopen its investigation into the alleged operation of secret CIA prisons in Europe, two committee members said Wednesday. Giulietto Chiesa and Claudio Fava said that new evidence of secret prisons and rendition flights in ...[read more]

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