November 25, 2014
by Steven Wildberger
Four UN human rights experts on Tuesday stressed a need for greater international and national efforts to eliminate violence against displaced women. Noting substantial levels of violence perpetrated against the world's roughly 17 million conflict-displaced women, the UN's release came during the ...[read more]
November 19, 2014
by William Helbling
Approximately 36 million people in the world live in a form of modern slavery, the Global Slavery Index (GSI) reported Monday. For the purposes of the study, GSI defines modern slavery as involving "one person possessing or controlling another person in such as a way as to significantly deprive ...[read more]
June 10, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday confirmed charges against Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda. The charges consist of 18 counts of war crimes including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers, as well as crimes against humanity charges. The ICC held a ...[read more]
May 7, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday criticized the militant group Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for kidnapping more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April and announced plans to sell them and "marry them off." Spokesperson ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Slavery was a socially accepted and promoted practice in Greek and Roman antiquity and in Eastern empires. The modern practice of human trafficking is another iteration in the history of the international slave trade. An intricate global network connected traders in Africa to merchants in emerging ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Even since human slavery was officially banned through the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, human trafficking continues to present an ongoing problem in the US and abroad. The US State Department reports that between two to four million individuals are trafficked worldwide annually, ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Slavery was a socially accepted and promoted practice in Greek and Roman antiquity and in Eastern empires. The modern practice of human trafficking is another iteration in the history of the international slave trade. An intricate global network connected traders in Africa to merchants in emerging ...[read more]
June 10, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Ruthann Robson of the CUNY School of Law argues that requiring manufacturers to label clothing as "sweat-free" is feasible under the First Amendment...Buying a shirt is an ethically fraught endeavor. This is nothing new: the production of clothes has long been interwoven ...[read more]
May 30, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On May 30, 2012, former Liberian president Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison for war crimes committed during the civil war in Sierra Leone. The Special Court of Sierra Leone (SPSL) issued the sentence after Taylor was found guilty of planning as well as aiding and abetting crimes ...[read more]
May 25, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A group of UN independent experts on Friday urged South Asian countries to strengthen legislation to prevent caste-based discrimination. In South Asia, those members of society who are of low caste are referred to as "Dalits" or "untouchables." The UN experts noted that Dalits endure " ...[read more]

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