September 29, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday approved the execution of five men as what is possibly his final act in office. The five men were convicted and sentenced to death two weeks ago for their involvement in the armed robbery and gang-rape of a family outside Kabul. The convictions were ...[read more]
April 10, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday criticized a law passed by the Ukrainian parliament , saying that it violates judicial independence and should be struck down. The law, On Restoring Confidence in the Judiciary, sets forth circumstances under which a judge could be put through judicial review ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the international community Friday to provide assistance to Libya's failing justice system. HRW expressed concern over the mass detention of individuals on what they called an arbitrary basis. The call for assistance asked for trained personnel to help end the ...[read more]
February 3, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Robert Popper of Judicial Watch defends the recent changes to Kansas' voter registration process...Kansas' decision to implement a two-tiered system for voter registration is a rationalóand perfectly legalóresponse to a lawless situation that it did not create. Its d... ...[read more]
January 20, 2014
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Ali Dayan Hasan of Human Rights Watch says that the judicial template adhered to by Iftikhar Chaudhry, the former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, should not be followed by future jurists...Former Parkistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, who ...[read more]
September 18, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Human Rights Watch (HRW) expressed concern on Wednesday over recent changes to the Hungarian constitution, highlighting a lack of resolve over issues surrounding weakened human rights protections in the country. After voting to adopt the amendments on Monday, HRW called the changes "largely ...[read more]
July 2, 2013
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Goldstein of Human Rights Watch discusses the recent developments and ongoing pitfalls of the Moroccan judicial systemThe Moroccan police arrested Taki Machdoufi in El-Ayoun, Western Sahara, in 2010, and interrogated him over five days about fatal clashes that had just ...[read more]
June 23, 2013
by Addison Morris
Moroccan courts are relying too heavily on coerced confessions and delaying trial proceedings, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Friday, calling for reform of the country's judicial system. The 131-page report, entitled "Just Sign Here: Unfair Trials Based on Confessions to the Police in Morocco," ...[read more]
March 11, 2013
by Addison Morris
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Monday to investigate claims of torture and ill-treatment made by many of the 94 defendants in a trial on state security charges. While several of the defendants have raised allegations of ill-treatment, including prolonged solitary ...[read more]
December 28, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Cambodia is misusing its judicial system in order to suppress dissent and thereby undermine justice, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday amid two court rulings against three individuals. In the first case, the Court of Appeals of Cambodia upheld a lower court's 20-year sentence ...[read more]

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