July 4, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that the European Commission is not being sufficiently transparent regarding negotiations with the US on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The TTIP aims to remove trade barriers between the EU and US, and make it easier ...[read more]
June 27, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The use of lethal Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones poses a risk of putting the US on a "slippery slope" to perpetual war, according to a report published Thursday by the Stimson Center. From a one-year extensive study, the report offers eight recommendations for overhauling UAV strategy ...[read more]
June 7, 2014
by William Helbling
The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Friday published a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. The ICC has reported that the comprehensive policy paper will help the Office of the Prosecutor work in fighting against impunity for sexual and gender-based crimes, ...[read more]
March 28, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The UN General Assembly (GA) called upon nations to ensure military drones are used in accordance with international law in a resolution passed on Friday. The resolution was presented by Switzerland and Pakistan and expressed concern over global compliance with international law in the use of ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Russia, pursuant to its attempt to crack down on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) within its borders, on Wednesday raided the Moscow headquarters of Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Transparency International. The most recent seizure came two days after the government raided the local office of ...[read more]
March 8, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 8, 2007, the interim government of Bangladesh issued a complete ban on all political activities, warning that the government would take "stern action" against violators. The ban was an extension of the state of emergency declared by President Iajuddin Ahmed following the arrest of 60 ...[read more]
September 11, 2012
by Sarah Posner
President-elect of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto announced Monday that he is proposing constitutional reforms that will increase government transparency. The proposed reforms will mark the first legislation that Mexico's new president has announced since winning the election. The Institutional ...[read more]
December 13, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Corruption is leading to unequal distribution of land and resources, resulting in human rights violations, according to a working paper published Monday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Transparency International (TI). According to the report, corruption flourishes where land ...[read more]
December 1, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
Transparency International (TI) Thursday released its 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), again showing some governments failing to protect citizens from corruption, be it abuse of public resources, bribery or secretive decision-making. The CPI scores 183 countries and territories from 0 ( ...[read more]
November 13, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
A UN official on Saturday expressed concern regarding the lack of transparency in an inquiry by the UK into allegations that its secret services were complicit in torture of detainees in the aftermath of 9/11. The UN's Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, has doubts as to whether the ...[read more]

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