American women delegates joined their counterparts from around the world meeting at the United Nations Friday to reaffirm a blueprint aimed at supporting global equality for women. The reaffirmation of the goals of the 1995 Beijing World Conference on Women came after the US backed down from an initial proposal to include an anti-abortion amendment. [...]

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In response to a Freedom of Information lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union over prisoner abuse in Iraq, the US Army released 1200 pages of documents on Friday. The documents cover 13 investigations into prisoner abuse that resulted in no charges due to insufficient evidence. At the center of the controversy is a DVD [...]

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JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego notes that with the Supreme Court's recent ruling in Roper v. Simmons, the United States has finally joined the community of nations that says the state-sanctioned execution of children is wrong. Today, the Court repudiated the misguided idea that the United [...]

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Joint Committee on Human Rights — Tenth Report, UK Parliament, March 5, 2005 . Excerpt: We therefore question whether the degree of prior judicial involvement provided for in the Government's amendments in relation to derogating control orders is compatible with the Convention requirement that deprivations of liberty must be lawful. We question whether an ex [...]

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After a Thursday ruling thwarted an effort to keep court petitions private , documents filed by Florida's Department of Children and Families (DCF) related to the case of 41-year-old Terri Schiavo were made public Friday. The DCF is seeking a further 60-day stay of the removal of Schiavo's feeding tube so it may investigate nearly [...]

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