January 25, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Zambia's new president, Defense and Justice Minister Edgar Lungu, was sworn on Sunday after he was declared the winner of the presidential poll Saturday night. Lungu was a candidate for the Patriotic Front, the ruling party in Zambia. The elections were called after the the death of President ...[read more]
January 23, 2015
by Cassandra Baubie
JURIST Guest Columnist Justin Camper, Valparaiso University Law School Class of 2016, discusses the issues facing voters at the polls..."Voting is the most precious right of every citizen and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process." No sentiment concerning voting ...[read more]
January 23, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
At a news conference before the Associated Press on Thursday, activist Yunana Shibkau and Goran Sluiter, an attorney for the International Criminal Court (ICC), announced they have video evidence of 2015 Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari instigating and inciting violence after he ...[read more]
January 22, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday criticized the Ethiopian government, accusing it of systematically restricting media in anticipation of the country's May 2015 elections. The 76-page report, entitled "Journalism Is Not a Crime: Violations of Media Freedom in Ethiopia," indicates that the ...[read more]
January 16, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OCHCR) expressed concern on Friday regarding increasing political violence in Bangladesh. The OCHCR believes that the increase in political violence began earlier this month when the Bangladeshi government banned demonstrations and protesting ...[read more]
January 15, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
Amnesty International (AI) called Thursday for the release of three anti-slavery activists who were jailed in Mauritania. One of the jailed activists is prominent opposition politician Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, who was the runner-up in June's presidential elections. The former presidential ...[read more]
December 28, 2014
by Valerie Howell
The trial against former first lady of the Ivory Coast, Simone Gbagbo, began on Friday in Abidjan for her role in the violence that resulted from the aftermath of the 2010 elections. She is charged with "attempting to undermine the security of the state" for her support of the efforts of her ...[read more]
November 5, 2014
by Addison Morris
Abortion measures were on the ballot across the country as Tennessee's Amendment 1, Colorado's Amendment 67, and North Dakota's Measure 1 went before voters during Tuesday's midterm elections. Tennessee's new amendment grants stronger power to lawmakers to regulate abortions, clarifying that the ...[read more]
November 5, 2014
by Addison Morris
Ballot measures in both Washington and Alabama passed in Tuesday's midterm elections, altering the states' gun laws. Washington Initiative 594, a measure requiring background checks for all gun purchases, passed with more than 59 percent of the vote. This new law will alter the state's existing ...[read more]
November 5, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Colorado voters on Tuesday rejected Proposition 105, a measure that would have required companies to label foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). According to preliminary results, the measure received only about 32 percent voter approval, with 68 percent opposed. Supporters of ...[read more]

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