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Flogging as Criminal Punishment in the 21st Century
On 9th January 2015, in front of the Jeddah Mosque, a Saudi activist and blogger named Raif Badawi was publicly given the first fifty out of the thousand lashes he was sentenced with, for ‘insulting Islam through electronic channels.' The disturbing (More)
UN refugee agency reports that nearly 80 million people were forcibly displaced by 2020
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Thursday that more than one percent of the worlds population, nearly 80 million people, had been forcibly displaced by the end of last year according to the UNHCR's global trend report.Th (More)
Sudanese militia leader makes first appearance before ICC for Darfur war crimes
Sudanese militia leader Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, known also as Ali Kushayb, appeared on Monday before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on multiple war crimes charges for crimes allegedly committed in the Darfur region between 2003 and 20 (More)
Sudan war crimes suspect arrested 13 years after ICC warrant issued
Militia leader and war crimes suspect Ali Kushayb has been arrested, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Tuesday. This comes more than 13 years after the arrest warrant was issued. Kushayb surrendered to authorities in a northern portion (More)
The Criminalization of Female Genital Mutilation in Sudan
In a historic development concerning women’s rights, the Sudanese transitional government recently criminalized the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) and made it punishable by up to three years in prison. FGM is a deeply discriminatory prac (More)
The Disproportionate Measures Undertaken to Protect Refugees in COVID-19
"The greatest nations are defined by how they treat their weakest inhabitants." -Jorge Ramos The COVID-19 outbreak has caused an upsurge in humanitarian crises, affecting millions of refugees across the globe. In these unprecedented times, the right (More)
Supreme Court allows punitive damages award against Sudan for 1998 embassy bombings
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Opati v. Republic of Sudan that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) permits a punitive damages award against Sudan for the role it played in 1998 al Qaeda bombings that occurred outside of US embassies in (More)
Sudan outlaws female genital mutilation
Sudan's new government officially criminalized female genital mutilation (FGM) on Wednesday.The change is the result of an amendment to Sudan’s Criminal Law Article 141. The act is defined as removing or mutilating "the female genitalia by cuttin (More)
Amnesty report shows global decrease in death sentences
Amnesty International released a global report on the judicial use of death sentences and executions Monday, finding that death sentences decreased worldwide last year. The report includes 20 countries and covers January to December of 2019.Overa (More)
Rights group urges justice for protesters killed during Sudan demonstrations
A year after violent protests ousted Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, Human Rights Watch called upon the Sudanese government Friday for justice in the deaths of dozens of demonstrators.Al-Bashir was removed from power in a coup d'état in April (More)
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