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Report on legality of proposed anti-terror law [UK Parliament]
Joint Committee on Human Rights — Ninth Report, UK Parliament, February 25, 2005 . Read the full text of the report here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. (More)
International brief ~ AU suspends Togo membership
In Friday's international brief, the African Union announced the suspension of Togo's membership in the continental organization following a meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council . The AU also called for wider sanctions against Togo (More)
UK human rights committee questions legality of new terror law
The UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights questioned the legality of proposed anti-terror legislation that grants the home secretary power to order house arrests of terror suspects in a report released Friday. The committee's report pr (More)
International brief ~ Zimbabwe Supreme Court says voting not 'fundamental right'
In Thursday's international brief, the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe held Wednesday that while voting was constitutionally protected in the country, it was not a "fundamental right." The ruling was made at a hearing for Zimbabweans who are (More)
Human rights court finds abuses by Russia in Chechnya offensives
The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Russia was guilty of serious abuses against Chechen civilians during its military campaign against rebel forces in the region. Six Chechens brought claims of torture and abuse against Russia st (More)
Iranian blogger sentenced to 14 years for political opinions
Prominent Iranian blogger Arash Cigarchi was sentenced to a 14-year prison term Wednesday for publishing critiques of the government on his online blog and in the international press. Cigarchi was charged with aiding and abetting hostile government (More)
Former Yukos CEO to testify in court Friday
Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky [JURIST Hot Topic archive; BBC profile] will testify Friday in his fraud and tax evasion trial. According to the latest trial update from Khodorkovsky's defense website, the judge presiding over the tria (More)
UK parliament to consider new anti-terror legislation
Britain's House of Commons will vote Wednesday on legislation that will allow the UK to place terror suspects under house arrest without trial. Under the Prevention on Terrorism Bill , which was published Tuesday , terror suspects may be order (More)
Rights group says Egypt tortured detainees after terror attacks
The Egyptian government failed to release the names of an estimated 2,400 people detained in the wake of terror attacks last fall and has since tortured many of the detainees, according to a report issued Tuesday by Human Rights Watch . In the repor (More)
International brief ~ South African prosecutors seek new trial for 'Dr. Death'
In Tuesday's international brief, state prosecutors for South Africa have appealed to the Constitutional Court for permission to retry Dr. Wouter Basson, a scientist allegedly employed by the apartheid government to create a "smart virus (More)