March 21, 2013
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A court in Zimbabwe on Wednesday refused to grant bail to a prominent human rights lawyer who is charged with obstruction of justice. The court denied bail to Beatrice Mtetwa after prosecutors argued that she may be a flight risk because she is a citizen of Swaziland. Mtetwa is accused of ...[read more]
June 17, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
The US State Department (DOS) on Tuesday added Chad, Eritrea, Malaysia, Niger, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe to its list of countries with the worst human trafficking records in the Trafficking in Persons Report 2009. The countries join Burma, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, Kuwait, Mauritania, Niger, North Korea, ...[read more]
June 16, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Trafficking in Persons Report 2009, US Department of State, June 16, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Trafficking of Humans Report 2009... ...[read more]
March 4, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
Rwandan Foreign Minister Charles Murigande and the registrar of the UN-backed International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Adama Dieng signed an agreement Tuesday allowing those convicted by the genocide tribunal to serve their sentences in Rwanda. Rwanda joins Benin, France, Italy, Mali, ...[read more]
July 27, 2005
by Kate Heneroty
After sending a draft back to lawmakers for reconsideration earlier this month, King Mswati III of Swaziland has signed a new constitution for the sub-Saharan African nation amid concerns that it is undemocratic and designed to maintain the monarch's political power over the country. Copies of t... ...[read more]
July 12, 2005
by Jamie Sterling
King Mswati III of Swaziland has officially refused to sign the final draft of the country's proposed constitution, which passed through both the House of Assembly and Senate of Swaziland in June. The king had already sent the constitution back to parliament a week ago, asking parliament to re... ...[read more]
July 5, 2005
by Krista-Ann Staley
A member of Swaziland's Parliament says that King Mswati III has sent the country's proposed Constitution, adopted by the House of Assembly and Senate in June back to the country's parliament for further debate. While the document maintains broad powers for the king, he requested that p... ...[read more]
June 14, 2005
by Krista-Ann Staley
The House of Assembly and Senate of Swaziland have approved a new constitution. King Mswati III must now approve the document, which fuses centuries-old traditions and Western democratic principles. The constitution is a product of eight years of consultations and includes a detailed bill of ...[read more]
October 13, 2004
by Matt Lubniewski
Swaziland Court of Appeals judges may return to work soon, ending a two-year hiatus. The appellate judges resigned en masse in 2002, to protest the Swaziland government's defiance of a court judgement which ordered the government to restore certain evicted communities to their homes. SABC News... ...[read more]

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