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HRW releases 2012 world report
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released its annual World Report on Sunday, leading with a criticism of Western governments' support of Middle Eastern regimes that stifle and suppress protests. The comprehensive report catalogs all of the world's major (More)
Haiti judge convicts 8 police officers for post-earthquake prison shooting
Haitian Judge Ezekiel Vaval convicted eight police officers on Thursday for their participation in the shooting and killing of at least 10 prisoners after the January 2010 earthquake . The judge also found that six other police officers were innocen (More)
UN rights groups urge probe of torture and killings by Haiti police
The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Human Rights Section of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) issued two reports [text; press release] on Tuesday detailing activities such as torture and unlawful k (More)
Haiti cholera victims seek damages from UN for contamination
The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) announced Tuesday that more than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims are seeking damages from the UN and the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for its role in the introduction of the ch (More)
Regulating Wireless Company Billing Practices to Prevent Bill Shock
Maria Fechter, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the final article in a ten part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development under the direction of Professor Leonard Baynes. She w (More)
Rights group urges Haiti authorities to prosecute Duvalier
Amnesty International (AI) called on Haitian authorities Thursday to prosecute former president Jean-Claude Duvalier for crimes against humanity that occurred under his leadership between 1971 and 1986. The pressure on Haiti comes after AI releas (More)
UN rights expert urges Haiti to improve rights, try Duvalier
The UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang spoke Tuesday on the importance of Haiti improving its human rights record , including trying ex-president Jean-Claude Duvalier . Stressing the importance of rebuilding after Haiti's (More)
Obama urged to cease Haitian deportations
US President Barack Obama has been urged to stop deportations to Haiti on humanitarian grounds. More than 3,000 Americans signed a letter sent to the president on Thursday, claiming that deportees are immediately imprisoned upon return to Haiti an (More)
US State Department releases 2010 annual rights reports
The US Department of State (DOS) on Friday released the 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices . The report outlined three prevailing trends that shaped human rights in 2010. These included the growth of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) (More)
Haiti ex-president Duvalier charged with theft, corruption
Former Haitian president Jean-Claude Duvalier [BBC Profile; JURIST news archive was charged Tuesday with corruption, theft, misappropriation of funds and other unnamed crimes. Duvalier underwent several hours of questioning, and, although he was rel (More)