Legal news from Sunday, November 27, 2011
15:11 EDT

[JURIST] The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi on Sunday sentenced five pro-democracy activists to prison for participating in a campaign seeking political liberties. One activist was sentenced to three years in prison while the others were sentenced to two years in prison by the three-judge [read more]

14:11 EDT

[JURIST] Mexican activists on Friday filed a complaint in the International Criminal Court [official website] asking the court to investigate alleged human rights violations by the army and police resulting from the attack on drug cartels initiated by Mexican President Felipe Calderon [official website, Spanish]. The activists claim that, in [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US Commission on Civil Rights [official website] announced on Tuesday that it will examine the impact that state-enacted immigration enforcement laws have on individual civil rights. The announcement stems from a unanimous vote [press release] taken at the Commission's most recent business meeting. Following the vote, Martin Castro, [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Committee Against Torture [official website] expressed concern Friday over allegations of human rights violations in Syria, including the torture of children, and requested a report addressing these matters. Claudio Grossman, who currently heads the committee, said [press release]: "Of particular concern are reports referring to children who [read more]

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