March 30, 2015
by Sarah Boehme
Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ruled Monday that Serbian leader Vojislav Seselj violated conditions of his provisional release and must return to the court's cellblock in The Hague. Seselj, who was released in November for medical treatment in ...[read more]
February 9, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
Bulgarian authorities are failing to address hate crimes, leading to a state of fear, Amnesty International (AI) report Monday. According to AI, over the past two years the number of asylum seekers crossing the border from Turkey to Bulgaria increased almost ten-fold, causing an increase in hate ...[read more]
February 7, 2015
by Christina Alam
JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory S. Gordon of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, discusses the decision of the International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia to grant provisional release to Vojislav Seselj and its repercussions on international criminal law and transitional ...[read more]
January 23, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
A criminal court in Paris convicted three people of hate crimes on Tuesday for tweeting homophobic messages on the social media site Twitter. The offenders received fines between 300 and 500 euros for inciting anti-gay sentiments by creating hashtags with messages such as "let's burn the gays," ...[read more]
January 14, 2015
by Peter Snyder
French police have arrested 54 people for verbally supporting or threatening terrorist acts in the wake of the terrorist attacks at the offices of French humor magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket. The French Justice Ministry has called on prosecutors to crack down on hate speech, anti- ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Ann Schober
Amnesty International (AI) released a report Tuesday detailing the chronic prevalence of hate crimes and discrimination perpetrated against the Roma diaspora in Europe. The "briefing," released on International Roma Day, urges European leaders to "commit, visibly and wholeheartedly, to eradicating ...[read more]
September 17, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On September 17, 2010, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for all nations to abolish laws discriminating against gay and lesbian individuals. In March 2009, US President Barack Obama had endorsed a UN declaration urging all member nations to decriminalize homosexuality. In July 2012, Ki-moon ...[read more]
July 26, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A man charged with kidnapping, assault and violating a hate crime law in an attack on a gay man filed a motion in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky on Wednesday challenging the validity of the hate crime law under which he is being prosecuted. Anthony Ray Jenkins, 20, is ...[read more]
July 13, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Chile enacted an anti-discrimination law Thursday following the March beating death of a young gay man in a Santiago park. The hate crime bill, which had been tied up in Congress for seven years after being originally introduced by ex-president Ricardo Lagos, was signed into law by President ...[read more]
June 4, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On June 4, 2011, the Connecticut Senate passed a bill extending protection to gender identity under the state's anti-discrimination laws. The bill, titled An Act Concerning Discrimination, altered existing law by including "gender identity or expression" as a protected trait for all persons ...[read more]

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