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US plans to pursue UN terrorism sanctions despite vetoes
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley stated to reporters on Monday that the US will continue to take action to sanction terrorists through the UN Security Council , despite other countries utilizing their veto power. Haley did not name C (More)
UN rights expert calls for inquiry into death of Kim Jong-nam
The UN expert on human rights in North Korea, Tomas Ojea Quintana called Monday for a inquiry by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) into the death of the estranged brother of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un . Kim Jong-nam was assassinated last mo (More)
Egypt lawmakers approve human trafficking bill
The Egyptian Parliament on Monday voted to enact new legislation aimed at combating the growing number of human traffickers along its coast. Smugglers and their middlemen will now face prison terms or fines , and the law also penalizes anyone who a (More)
Malaysia launches controversial new security laws
Controversial new security laws took effect Monday in Malaysia. Backed by Prime Minister Najib Razak , the National Security Act will allow government authorities to declare martial law in areas deemed to be under a security threat. Police will be a (More)
Airline safety regulations in flux after MH-370 crash
The head of the US National Transportation Safety Board , Chris Hart, stated on Friday that airlines around the world are not acting quickly enough to address safety standards in the wake of the MH-370 disappearance. The International Civil Aviation (More)
India high court voices law and order concerns over student sedition case
India's high court on Thursday expressed concern over law and order following widespread protests over the arrest of a student leader for sedition. Kanhaiya Kumar, the head of the student union at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, was arrested [Gu (More)
Suspected missile parts recovered at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine
Dutch prosecutors said Tuesday that they believe they have found parts of a Buk missile system in Eastern Ukraine where the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down last July . Despite the fact that the plane crash killed all 298 people on-board (More)
Russia vetoes UN plane attack tribunal
Russia on Wednesday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have created a new tribunal to prosecute those involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in the Ukraine last July. The new tribunal was introduced to create a l (More)
Sedition Laws and Free Speech
JURIST guest columnist Roy S. Gutterman of the Syracuse University College of Law discusses recent changes to Malaysian sedition law...Sedition, laws criminalizing criticism of a monarchy or government, is not as anachronistic as knights in shining (More)
Malaysia lawmakers strengthen sedition law
The Parliament of Malaysia on Friday announced a change to the country's sedition law, which will strengthen government intervention upon seditious activity. Malaysia's original sedition law banned acts and speech expressing contempt against the g (More)