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NRA sues San Francisco for resolution labeling it a domestic terror organization
The National Rifle Association (NRA) filed a lawsuit on Monday in federal court in San Fransisco fighting a September 3 resolution the city passed which declared the lobby group a domestic terrorism organization. The San Fransisco Board of Superv (More)
International tribunal convicts former Khmer Rouge leaders of genocide
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, a Cambodian court that receives aid through the UN, convicted Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan of genocide, crimes against humanity, and other violations of the Geneva Convention on Friday.  The cr (More)
Scotland drafts climate change bill with 90 percent emission reduction goal by 2050
Scotland's government introduced a climate change bill in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday that sets greenhouse gas emissions targets at a 90 percent reduction by 2050. This is currently the "limit of feasibility" set forth by the UK Com (More)
ICTY marks official closing
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday marked its official closure with with a ceremony held in the Hague. The event marked the end of the ICTY's 24 year tenure trying those most responsible for genocide, c (More)
Cambodia genocide tribunal dismisses charges against former Khmer Rouge member
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Wednesday dismissed charges against Im Chaem, a Buddhist nun suspected of playing a role in the Khmer Rouge regime. The judges in the case said they lacked jurisdiction to decide Im Cha (More)
Cambodia court upholds life sentences of Khmer Rouge officials
The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia upheld the life sentences of two top Khmer Rouge officials Wednesday while reversing in part and affirming in part a list of their convictions. The court held the c (More)
UN rights expert urges Cambodia to strengthen protections for women, indigenous people
The UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith , on Friday appealed to the country to strengthen the protection of its women and the rights of its indigenous peoples. In her End of Mission Statement on the situation of human ri (More)
Top Khmer Rouge leader appeals life sentence
Khmer Rouge former head of state, Khieu Samphan, on Wednesday challenged the 2014 life sentence imposed by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) for crimes against humanity. Samphan stated that he was simply fighting for "soci (More)
Cambodia tribunal charges ex-navy commander with genocide
Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal, on Monday, charged Meas Muth , the Khmer Rouge's ex-navy commander, with genocide, crimes against humanity and other crimes. According to authorities, Muth appeared voluntarily to hear the charges against him, which (More)
Former Khmer Rouge 'first lady' dies
Ieng Thirith , the sister-in-law of Pol Pot considered the "first lady" of the Khmer Rouge, died Saturday at the age of 83. Ieng Thirith was Minister of Social Action during Democratic Kampuchea between 1975 and 1979. From late 2011 to 2012 Ieng T (More)
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