April 8, 2014
by Neil Devlin
In 1999, unarmed Amadou Diallo was shot and killed by the New York City Police Department's Street Crimes Unit. His death incited community outrage on the issue of policing and race. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a nonprofit legal organization devoted to defending constitutional ...[read more]
March 1, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
UN Special Rapporteur Magdalena Sepulveda urged Guinea-Bissau authorities on Friday to address the needs of those living in the country in extreme poverty. Sepulveda called on Guinea-Bissau to "move the country's politics away from short-term power struggles," and address "the consistent decline ...[read more]
February 21, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) called for changes to the way Australia deals with asylum seekers. As of August 2013, Australia transfers all individuals seeking asylum to a holding camp in Papua New Guinea. From here, they are processed and eventually resettled ...[read more]
September 12, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Legislators in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday rejected a proposal extending amnesty to all military officials involved in the April 12 coup d'etat. With 40 votes in favor, the proposal fell short of the 51 votes needed to secure its passage. The country has been operating ...[read more]
June 27, 2013
by G. Redd
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed a regional agreement announced Wednesday to deter piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The Summit of the Gulf of Guinea Heads of State and Government closed with the adoption of the International Maritime Organization Code of Conduct concerning the ...[read more]
March 5, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday highlighted their concern over violence and turmoil in Guinea. The OHCHR discussed reports of injuries and death following demonstrations in the captial of Conakry. OHCHR spokesperson Rupert Colville said, "We call on ...[read more]
November 13, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On November 13, 2011, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea held a referendum to institute several changes to the country's constitution, including a limit on presidential terms, removal of an age limit on holding the presidency and a provision allowing the president to choose his successor. ...[read more]
October 23, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday urged all parties in Guinea-Bissau to resolve their differences peacefully. The call came amid a recent attack on the country's army base outside of the capital Bissau in which at least six people were killed. Rebel forces attacked the military base ...[read more]
September 27, 2012
by Keith Herting
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Thursday for the Guinean government to further its support for the prosecution of crimes originating from a 2009 massacre. On the eve of the three-year anniversary of the massacre, HRW published a statement requesting that additional resources be dedicated to a ...[read more]
May 29, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Police in Papua New Guinea on Monday arrested and charged Supreme Court Justice Nicholas Kirriwoma with sedition. Kirriwoma is the second Supreme Court justice that has been arrested for Sedition this month. Last week, police stormed the country's Supreme Court and arrested Chief Justice Salamo ...[read more]

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