April 15, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
Boko Haram has abducted at least 2,000 women and girls in Nigeria since the start of 2014, Amnesty International (AI) said Monday in a new report detailing the extreme violence and crimes against humanity committed by the group. The 90-page report is entitled: "'Our job is to Shoot, Slaughter and ...[read more]
February 25, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday handed down its ruling in Yates v. US, rejecting the prosecution of a fisherman for throwing undersized fish overboard. The petitioner, a fisherman, had been charged with destruction of evidence for instructing his crew to throw back 72 red grouper fish after a ...[read more]
November 6, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Wednesday. In Yates v. United States the court considered the definition of "tangible objects" in 18 USC § 1519, a statute that criminalizes anyone who "knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a ...[read more]
February 16, 2010
by Ingrid Burke
United Nations Convention on Cluster Munitions, United Nations, ratified by the 30th country February 16, 2010 and scheduled to enter into force August 1, 2010 .Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on cluster munitions... ...[read more]
November 14, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
Switzerland's Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (FDFA) condemned Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem as a violation of international humanitarian law in a statement Thursday and called on Israel to stop the demolitions. According to the FDFA, Israel is under a duty ...[read more]
July 16, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Christina Hill: The news that the Human Rights Commission of the Philippines will investigate human rights abuses by Australian mining company OceanaGold, who is developing a gold and copper mine in Didipio is welcome. Didipio, which is located in the northern Philippines, is home to about 2... ...[read more]
May 9, 2005
by Jamie Sterling
The families of ten British soldiers killed in Iraq announced Sunday that they are filing suit against Prime Minister Tony Blair's government in the International Criminal Court for war crimes. Their group, Military Families Against the War, had previously demanded a full public inquiry into ...[read more]
April 10, 2005
by Kate Heneroty
France's far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, who surprised observers with his strong performance in the 2002 French presidential election, has called for voters to reject the proposed European Constitution in a May 29th referendum. Le Pen has called the document an instrument of destructi... ...[read more]
March 2, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
Lawyers for former investment banker Frank Quattrone said Wednesday that Quattrone is appealing his permanent ban from the securities industry. Last November, the National Association of Securities Dealers permanently barred Quattrone from working in the securities industry in any capacity for ...[read more]
November 22, 2004
by Matt Lubniewski
NASD's National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) on Monday permanently barred Frank Quattrone from working in the securities industry in any capacity for refusing to testify about his possible involvment in document destruction and obstruction of justice while at Credit Suisse First Boston. The ...[read more]

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