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UN expert urges response to deteriorating human rights situation in Mali
UN Expert Alioune Tine reported on Tuesday that the human rights situation in Mali is of grave concern and that the country needs a comprehensive strategy to tackle it. Tine urged an effective military response to stop the violence and protect the po (More)
UK judge allows dissolution of religious marriage
A judge in the UK's high court ruled Wednesday that there were grounds for a dissolution of a religious marriage that was not recognized by British law. The wife filed for divorce against her husband in 2016, alleging there were grounds for her t (More)
Germany court overturns lower court's acquittal of "Sharia Police"
Germany's highest federal court on Thursday overturned a lower federal court's acquittal of seven men charged with violating Germany's ban on wearing uniforms in public that convey a political message. In November 2016, seven men were arrested wh (More)
Saudi Arabia to allow women to attend stadium sporting events
Saudi Princess Reema Bandar bint Al-Saud, vice president for women's affairs of the General Sports Authority , tweeted Sunday that the country will begin to allow women to attend sporting events in 2018. Sport stadiums in Saudi Arabia to open their (More)
Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive
Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud on Tuesday announced by decree that the country will grant women driver's licenses beginning next June. The order was broadcast though Saudi Arabia's state television channel and would allow women (More)
Indonesia enacts ban on radical groups
Indonesian president Joko Widodo signed a decree Monday that allows the government to ban radical organizations. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called the decree troubling, saying it goes against freedom of association and expression. It is believed (More)
Disciplining Lawyers for Harassment and Discrimination: A Time for Change
JURIST Guest Columnist L. Ali Khan of the Washburn University School of Law discusses the rationale behind some proposed changes to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct... The American Bar Association (ABA) has proposed a model rule to disci (More)
UN rights experts urge Indonesia to decriminalize blasphemy
Human rights experts at the UN called on Indonesia Monday to review and repeal its criminalization of blasphemy . The UN experts decided to step in after the former governor of Jakarta, Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama , was sentenced earlier this mo (More)
Ireland health minister calls for blasphemy law repeal
Ireland Health Minister Simon Harris said Monday that the country's blasphemy laws were "embarrassing" and called for their repeal. His comments follow the revelation that an investigation had been launched into British actor, Stephen Frye conce (More)
Indonesia court convicts Jakarta governor of blasphemy
Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison after being found guilty of blasphemy by an Indonesian court . Ahok is Christian and the charges came as a result of his reference to a Qur'an verse used b (More)
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