February 18, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday condemned the EU for refusing to take action to address Hungary's alleged problematic laws and practices regarding human rights since the European Commission enacted a "rule of law" measure in March 2014. This measure was created to address abuses of human ...[read more]
January 28, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
A group of UN human rights experts on Wednesday welcomed a decision by the government of the Netherlands to offer aid to municipalities that provide emergency shelter to homeless migrants. The UN experts described the decision as a welcome change from the Netherlands' refusal to support those who ...[read more]
November 25, 2014
by Laura DeGeer
The Israeli government's use of house demolition as a punitive measure in response to alleged acts of violence by Palestinians must end immediately, two UN human rights experts urged Tuesday, adding that the practice, which targets Palestinian homes in both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian ...[read more]
October 22, 2014
by Megan Miller
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals in Jamaica are facing violence and discrimination, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday. The report, entitled "Not Safe at Home," summarizes findings during a five-week period last year through interviews with LGBT citizens and ...[read more]
August 15, 2013
by Endia Vereen
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Wednesday that the Michigan law criminalizing begging is unconstitutional because it violates free speech rights. A person convicted under the Depression-era law is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a ...[read more]
June 13, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On June 13, 2012, the Rhode Island Senate passed legislation aimed at protecting the rights of homeless persons. This "homeless bill of rights" included the rights to vote and to move freely in public spaces and on public transportation, among others. Governor Lincoln Chaffee signed the bill, ...[read more]
April 3, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
Two UN human rights experts were critical of the Hungarian Parliament on Wednesday for passing an amendment to the Hungarian Fundamental Law that criminalizes homelessness. Hungary is estimated to currently have 30,000 homeless individuals. The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human ...[read more]
October 27, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
A judge for the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Friday rejected a request to expedite briefing on a challenge to voter ID advertisements. The plaintiffs, which include civil rights groups such as the League of Women Voters (LWV), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ...[read more]
August 14, 2012
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Guest Columnist Sapphire Jule King of the International Freedom Coalition argues that states need to enact comprehensive legislation to protect the homeless...Rhode Island's Homeless Bill of Rights, the first in the nation, makes history by protecting individuals and families experiencing ...[read more]
July 4, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Linda Tashbook of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that Rhode Island's new Homeless Bill of Rights provides an improved set of standards for how states should treat their indigent citizens...Legislatures can't force people to be kind to each other, but they ...[read more]

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