April 23, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Council of Europe released Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks's observations on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan on Wednesday revealing human rights issues including: freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association and the right to property. The observations follow ...[read more]
April 20, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday upheld Wisconsin's controversial Budget Repair Bill which significantly limits the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. Two unions representing the city of Madison and Dane County public workers filed the lawsuit in 2011, ...[read more]
March 6, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A group of UN independent experts on Thursday asked Venezuela's government to provide a clear answer to allegations of arbitrary detention and excessive force against journalists, media workers and demonstrators during the country's recent protests. The group, which included Special Rapporteur on ...[read more]
December 17, 2013
by Kyle Webster
Recently, the Boeing Company and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) underwent a controversial legal battle that eventually resulted in the NLRB dropping the case in 2011. The charge against Boeing, a corporation that designs, manufactures and sells aircraft internationally, was led by Lafe ...[read more]
November 22, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
Five human rights groups urged the UN General Assembly on Thursday to adopt a resolution protecting the right of privacy against unlawful surveillance. In a letter to the assembly, the groups, Amnesty International, Access, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Privacy International and Human ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday emphasized Egypt's need to maintain and respect the right to freedom of assembly and peaceful protest as the country's state of emergency, put in place three months ago, is set to expire. In an official statement released Tuesday evening, the secretary- ...[read more]
October 27, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, on Friday praised the international community's collective adoption of laws, policies and strategies further entrenching the right to food over the past decade. De Schutter emphasized in his final report to the UN General Assembly ...[read more]
June 13, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The government of the Canadian province of Quebec introduced a bill Wednesday that would permit doctors to provide patients with medical aid to die. Quebec Social Services Minister Veronique Hivon introduced the bill before the National Assembly. The proposed law provides special rules on the ...[read more]
June 5, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday urged the Turkish government to ensure the right of its citizens to assemble freely and in a peaceful manner. The OHCHR is responding to days of violent clashes between police and protestors. The protests began on Friday in ...[read more]
January 24, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Maina Kiai on Wednesday urged the UK to review certain legal and policing policies that negatively affect the right to peaceably assemble. The statement came at the end of a 10-day visit to the UK where Kiai ...[read more]

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