June 13, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday expressed alarm over reports of rights abuses in Iraq as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) forces have seized control of several cities. Pillay is concerned by reports of extrajudicial killings and summary executions, as well as ...[read more]
January 15, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released findings on Tuesday that a wave of human rights violations took place in the Central African Republic (CAR) last month. According to the UN report, there has been a recent spike in extrajudicial killings, sexual violence, ...[read more]
December 6, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The UN Operation in the Ivory Coast (UNOCI) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for human rights (OHCHR) on Friday released a report documenting severe human rights violations occurring in the Ivory Coast. Dozos, who are responsible for undertaking security measures within the country, have ...[read more]
April 12, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday released a revised ruling ordering the deportation of former El Salvador General Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova. The DOJ Executive Office for Immigration Review issued the ruling in August, ordering the deportation of Vides for crimes against humanity. ...[read more]
December 15, 2012
by Samuel Franklin
US President Barack Obama signed legislation on Friday that normalizes US trade with Russia and places sanctions on any individual associated with violations of human rights in Russia. While the law eliminates Cold War era restrictions on trade that will allow better trade relations with Russia, ...[read more]
December 1, 2012
by Max Slater
A UN human rights expert declared on Friday that while Turkey has made progress in cracking down on extrajudicial killings, it still has a long way to go in remedying the problem. At the end of his official visit to Turkey, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions ...[read more]
November 22, 2012
by Benjamin Minegar
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday passed a resolution condmening extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions on the basis of "gender identity" for the first time. In a vote of 108 to 1, the UNGA amended the resolution to include language urging states around the world "to investigate... ...[read more]
July 26, 2012
by Sarah Posner
Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday accused government forces and rebels in Syria of summarily capturing and killing opposition forces in violation of international humanitarian law. The AI report came after 19 bodies were found, including unarmed men and one child, in Damascus earlier this ...[read more]
July 13, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged Russian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the murder of rights activist Natalia Estemirova, including an inquiry into possible official involvement in the killing. Estemirova, who was kidnapped in Grozny in July 2009 and shot to death, ...[read more]
June 20, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions told reporters Wednesday that after a two-day dialogue with US officials about legal concerns over drone-strike killings, the US has failed to directly address any of his questions. Special Rapporteur Christof Heyns ...[read more]

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