Immigrants’ rights advocates have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records related to migrant deaths along the southern US border. In a letter sent to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Friday, advocacy groups No More Deaths and the Center for Constitutional Rights expressed particular concern about the [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held on Wednesday that a rule limiting participation in competitive dance programs to female students likely violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. Pursuant to Bylaw 412 of the Minnesota State High School League, male students are not permitted to [...]

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An independent monitor has found that despite the adoption of improved policies and new training material, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) is still not performing as it should to reduce the incidence of unconstitutional stops and arrests. In a status report filed in federal district court on Friday, Peter Zimroth discussed the department’s [...]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced on Saturday that authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR) have surrendered militia leader Alfred Yekatom for prosecution on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Yekatom is suspected of crimes committed in connection with an ongoing conflict between a predominantly Muslim coalition of armed groups called the [...]

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The Guinean Minister of Justice announced Friday that a location has been chosen and a provisional budget drafted for the trial of suspects implicated in a violent crackdown on political demonstrators at a Conakry stadium in September 2009. According to the report of the UN Commission of Inquiry charged with investigating the massacre, at least 156 people [...]

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French prosecutors have reportedly recommended dismissal of the charges against a group of current and former Rwandan officials suspected of involvement in the assassination of former Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana. Habyarimana, a member of the Hutu ethnic majority, died in April 1994 when the plane in which he was traveling was shot down near the [...]

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