October 27, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Council of Europe (COE) called on Azerbaijan Friday to halt the arrest and detention of human rights activists in the country. COE Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muiznieks, in a speech given after a two-day visit to Azerbaijan, criticized the government's actions, stating that "the ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Civil Court of Thailand on Wednesday ruled that orders targeting anti-government protesters from the Prime Minister and a Special Security Command Center under the special security law known as the Internal Security Act were unconstitutional, violating the protesters' constitutional rights. In ...[read more]
October 15, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Civil rights groups on Monday requested that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) renew its investigation into the 1985 bombing of a California office building that killed Palestinian-American civil rights leader Alex Odeh. An online petition, which now has approximately 10,000 signatures, was ...[read more]
October 2, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Edwar Estrada, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2014, is the author of the third article in a 10-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Estrada explores the implications of New York City's stop and frisk practices ...[read more]
March 15, 2013
by Ben Klaber
JURIST Guest Columnist Perry A. Zirkel of Lehigh University says the US Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights' latest "Dear Colleague" letter, like its predecessor concerning bullying, serves primarily as a public reminder and reinforcement of a current priority rather than an expansion ...[read more]
March 4, 2013
by Meagan McElroy
6/14/2013: UN rights council condemned foreign military involvement in Syria 6/13/2013: UN rights office announced that Syria death toll had reached at least 93,000 6/4/2013: UN panel reported that war crimes were escalating in Syria 6/1/2013: UN Secretary General called for protection of ...[read more]
January 26, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Office for Civil Rights of the US Department of Education on Friday issued guidance clarifying school districts' existing legal obligations to give disabled students an equal chance to compete in extracurricular sports alongside their peers without disabilities. The US Secretary for Education ...[read more]
October 9, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
The UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) on Monday released a report urging justice for victims of international law violations that occurred Nepal's civil war. Approximately 13,000 people were killed and 1,500 people went missing during the conflict between Nepal's ...[read more]
July 19, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Wednesday offered its services to aid the government of Ethiopia in a proposed review of its anti-terrorism and civil society legislation. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay proposed the review as she expressed serious ...[read more]
June 24, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On June 24, 2008, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reported that the traditionally non-partisan DOJ improperly granted preferential treatment to conservative candidates in assessing job and summer internship applications under a 2002 screening program, ...[read more]

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