May 20, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Japan announced Friday that they will be signing the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction at next week's G8 summit. Signatories of the Convention are required to return a child who has been "wrongfully removed" from his or her country of habitual residence, ...[read more]
March 8, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
An Italian appeals court on Friday upheld the convictions of 15 police officers, prison guards, and medical staff found guilty of abusing anti-globalization protesters taken into custody during the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa. The court also reversed the acquittals of 29 others. Amnesty International ...[read more]
August 26, 2009
by Amelia Mathias
The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that Italy was negligent in completing an accurate investigation of the death of a protester at the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa. The court awarded €40,000 to the family of Carlo Giuliani, the protester who died after being shot by an Italian ...[read more]
May 31, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
Officials from the G8 countries on Saturday agreed to work toward establishing a system for trying pirates captured in African waters. The recent increase in pirate activity has created problems for where to try captured pirates. If the pirates are tried in Europe, they may be able to bring ...[read more]
May 12, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that President Dmitry Medvedev and Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso will discuss a possible peace treaty between the two nations at a G8 summit in Italy in July. Putin spoke at a news conference following talks with Japanese officials during his ...[read more]
November 14, 2008
by Ximena Marinero
An Italian court on Thursday acquitted 16 police officers and convicted 13 officers on charges of violence in raiding a school that protesters of the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa were using as headquarters. In addition, the court awarded damages to some of the injured protesters. The 13 convicted ...[read more]
July 15, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
An Italian court Monday found 15 police officers and medical staff members guilty of abusing anti-globalization protesters who were taken into custody during the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa. The protesters said they were subjected to threats and physical abuse, and were denied food and access to ...[read more]
October 17, 2007
by Brett Murphy
The United States has gained ground as a country protecting press freedom, according to the sixth annual Worldwide Index of Freedom issued Tuesday by Reporters Without Borders (RWB). RWB listed Eritrea, North Korea, and Turkmenistan at the bottom of the survey, while Iceland and Norway tied for ...[read more]
July 17, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts
Mary E. Gibson, Pitt Law '08, files from Prishtina:Independence for Kosovo is nothing new — independence fervor did not begin in 1998 when conflicts escalated from Slobodan Miloevi‡'s ethnic cleansing of Albanians. Rather, it's been fermenting since before t... ...[read more]
June 7, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and new French President Nicolas Sarkozy agreed at the G8 summit in Germany Thursday that the controversial European constitution should be reconstituted into a simplified treaty whose ratification would not require the support of the voters of individual cou... ...[read more]

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