November 25, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
Amnesty International (AI) revealed new evidence Monday indicating a Belgian mining company, Groupe Forest International, lied about bulldozing homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The homes were destroyed during a 2009 police operation to clear the area of small-scale miners who were ...[read more]
November 25, 2014
by Brittany Felder
Amnesty International (AI) on Monday urged the Irish government to petition the European Court of Human Rights to reopen the 1978 UK v. Ireland case following claims that the UK sanctioned torture. These allegations follow the airing of the RTE documentary "The Torture Files", which asserts that ...[read more]
November 11, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A South Korean court sentenced the captain of the ferry Sewol to 36 years in jail after being found guilty of negligence. He was acquitted of homicide for which prosecutors had sought the death penalty. The Sewol ferry capsized in April, killing 304 passengers, on a routine voyage to the island ...[read more]
November 8, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
US President Barack Obama formally nominated Loretta Lynch on Saturday to serve as the next attorney general. Obama urged the US Senate to confirm her nomination quickly, though it is unclear whether Congress would confirm her nomination during its current session or wait until January when the ...[read more]
November 1, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted and sentenced eight men to three years in prison following their participation in an alleged same-sex wedding party. The men denied the charges. The men were referred to trial for "inciting debauchery" after appearing in a video of what is said to be the ...[read more]
October 22, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Shubhankar Dam, of the Singapore Management University, proposes a solution to the underlying issues which caused the ongoing protests in Hong Kong ... Nearly three weeks after they began, Hong Kong's student-led protests show little signs of abating. Parts of the central ...[read more]
October 7, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Judges for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday retired to consider their verdicts in the trial of Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic. Prosecutors delivered their closing arguments last month. Karadzic is charged with genocide, crimes against ...[read more]
October 1, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday found that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta must appear in court for his hearing next week, rejecting a request by the leader to be excused due to scheduling conflicts. The ICC stated that the case had reached a "critical juncture" and that "the ...[read more]
September 26, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon released a video statement for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Core Group Ministerial Event on Thursday calling for an end to transphobia and homophobia. The UN has led by example in this arena, introducing measures to ensure fairer treatment of ...[read more]
September 22, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Eight men in Egypt were referred to trial Monday for inciting debauchery after appearing in a video of what is said to be the country's first same-sex marriage. The men were arrested for the video earlier this month after it went viral on the Internet. Although homosexuality is not explicitly ...[read more]

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