December 2, 2006
by Ned Mulcahy
Software-dependent electronic voting machines, are not viable for future voting systems and in practical terms cannot be made secure, according to a draft report prepared by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Election Assistance Commission (E... ...[read more]
December 2, 2006
by Ned Mulcahy
A UN Human Rights Council commission of inquiry has recommended that Israel be made to compensate Lebanon for damages the Israeli military inflicted during the 33-day conflict in the Middle East. Specifically, the panel recommended that the Council create a commission competent to examine in... ...[read more]
November 28, 2006
by Ned Mulcahy
In a Tuesday ruling, Judge James Robertson of the US District Court for the District of Columbia declared that the Treasury Departmentís failure to design and issue paper currency that is readily distinguishable to blind and visually impaired individuals violates section 504 of the Rehab... ...[read more]
November 25, 2006
by Ned Mulcahy
A Yemeni court has convicted Kamal al-Aalafi, editor-in-chief of the al-Rai al-Aam newspaper, and sentenced him to one year in jail for violating Article 103 of the Press and Publications Law of 1990 as punishment for publishing offensive cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. The weekly paper ...[read more]
November 25, 2006
by Ned Mulcahy
Officials with the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) said Saturday that a meeting of the tribunal's judges convened to consider Draft Internal Rules for pending genocide trials of former Khmer Rouge leaders had failed to reach agreement on the regulations and that further m... ...[read more]
November 18, 2006
by Ned Mulcahy
Democratic Republic of Congo Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba filed an anticipated challenge to the results of last month's presidential run-off election in the country's Supreme Court Saturday. Congolese military personnel and UN peacekeeping forces surrounded the high court building in dow... ...[read more]
November 18, 2006
by Ned Mulcahy
Texas US District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr. sentenced former Enron executives Michael Kopper and Mark Koenig to 37- and 18-month prison terms respectively Friday for their role in the corporate scandal. The sentences for both men were reduced at the request of prosecuting attorneys in return for ...[read more]
November 14, 2006
by Ned Mulcahy
US Marine Cpl. Trent D. Thomas pleaded not guilty Tuesday at his arraignment hearing to charges of murder, kidnapping, and other offenses related to the death of an Iraqi man in Hamdania. Thomas is among several servicemen accused of kidnapping Hashim Ibrahim Awad and leaving him by the side of ...[read more]
November 11, 2006
by Ned Mulcahy
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour warned on Friday that continued movements by armed militias in the western region of Darfur will lead to more atrocities against ethnic African civilians. Arbour cited the attacks of October 29-30 as an example of how armed militias are able to ...[read more]
November 4, 2006
by Ned Mulcahy
The judge presiding at the Libyan trial of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian physician for allegedly infecting over 400 children with the HIV virus announced Saturday that the verdict in the case will be rendered December 19. The six medical professionals have been held prisoner by Libyan ...[read more]

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