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AI urges Thailand junta to end 'spiral of repression'
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday called upon [report; press release] Thailand's military to end the "spiral of repression" that has been present since the military imposed martial law in May. The report, entitled "Attitude adjustment—10 (More)
The Local and International Plight of Workers' Rights in Nicaragua
JURIST Senior Editor Kimberly Bennett, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, posits that human rights violations taking place in rural, economically disadvantaged communities are most likely to be reconciled through the harmonization (More)
Zimbabwe government appeals cabinet nominee acquittal
Zimbabwe Attorney General Johannes Tomana on Wednesday appealed the recent Supreme Court decision to acquit Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer and deputy agriculture minister-nominee Roy Bennett [BBC profile; JURIST news archive (More)
Zimbabwe high court dismisses terrorism charges against cabinet nominee
Zimbabwe's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed terrorism and other charges against Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer and deputy agriculture minister-nominee Roy Bennett [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Bennett, a close ally (More)
Zimbabwe court rejects coerced statements in trial of cabinet nominee
Zimbabwe’s high court Monday struck out evidence from a key witness in the trial of Zimbabwe Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer and deputy agriculture minister-nominee Roy Bennett [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Peter Mi (More)
Zimbabwe trial begins for opposition cabinet nominee
The trial of Zimbabwe Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer and deputy agriculture minister-nominee Roy Bennett [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] began Monday, but was adjourned until Wednesday to allow Judge Chinembiri Bhunu to mak (More)
Zimbabwe deports UN torture investigator
Zimbabwe deported UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak [official website; JURIST news archive] Thursday, citing concerns over a meeting of Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders in the capital city of Harare. Nowak was deta (More)
Zimbabwe opposition cabinet nominee trial delayed
Proceedings against Zimbabwe Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer and deputy agriculture minister-nominee Roy Bennett [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] were delayed Saturday, after his lawyers requested more time to develop their d (More)
Zimbabwe cabinet nominee trial set for October
The lawyer for jailed Zimbabwe opposition cabinet member-designate Roy Bennett [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] said Wednesday that his trial on terrorism charges will begin on October 13. Trust Maanda said that prosecutors have also revised the (More)
Zimbabwe parliament forms committee to draft new constitution
The Zimbabwean House Speaker announced Sunday the formation of a committee to draft a new constitution. The drafting of a new constitution was part of the power sharing agreement signed last September by President Robert Mugabe [BBC Profile; JURIST (More)