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Sexual violence 'common' in North Korea: HRW
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday that North Korean officials committing sexual violence against women is so common that it has come to be accepted as part of ordinary life. "Sexual violence in North Korea is an open, unaddressed, and widely (More)
The Stain of Torture
June 26th is the United Nations’ International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Its purpose -- to denounce the crime of torture and proclaim solidarity with its survivors -- is in stark opposition to the policy of my government. As a former C (More)
AP report uncovers sexual abuse of Yemeni detainees
The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the news service had uncovered regular instances of rape and other forms of sexual violence against Yemeni detainees by prison officials in secret prisons controlled by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). (More)
Europe rights court finds Lithuania and Romania complicit in CIA torture program
The European Court of Human Rights found Thursday that Lithuania and Romania had violated articles of the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing secret CIA prisons. Lithuania violated the article against torture, the right to libert (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 14 April 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The foreign secretary of Bangladesh and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday to cement their agreement that Rohingya refugees should (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 10 February 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Supreme Court of Ireland formally ruled in a unanimous decision on Friday that the complete employment ban on asylum seekers was unconstitutional. UN Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid (More)
Rights group urges ICC to investigate mercenaries in Yemen
The Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) on Tuesday called for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate allegations of war crimes in Yemen by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recruiting foreign nationals to serve in an (More)
UN rights experts: Israel should reconsider charges against Palestinian human rights defender
Two UN rights experts said Monday that Israel should reconsider the charges it is pursuing against Issa Armo, a Palestinian human rights defender. The Special Rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Lynk, and the Special Rapporteu (More)
HRW accuses UAE of supporting human rights abuses in Yemen
Human Rights Watch on Thursday accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of backing "Yemeni forces that have arbitrarily detained, forcibly disappeared, tortured, and abused dozens of people during security operations." According to HRW, the UAE clai (More)
The Galactic Empire: Lessons in Geopolitics from a "Galaxy Far, Far Away"
JURIST Guest Columnist Roy Lee discusses the applications of principles from the Star Wars film series to contemporary issues in international relations... In the ever-popular Star Wars series, the Jedi and the Rebel Alliance are pit (More)
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