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2 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

Nepal: Reject Draft Truth and Reconciliation Bill

It is baffling why the Nepali government would propose a bill that contains exactly the same troubling provision allowing those responsible for the most heinous crimes to go scot free.

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6 hrs ago | jdsupra.com

The Effect of Egypt's Broken Justice System on INTERPOL

The Egyptian justice system continues to suffer from the absence of basic due process, and we continue to see example after example of cases wherein defendants receive no protection from unfair trial proceedings.

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10 hrs ago | The Times-Herald

Georgia bill would protect controversial for-profit probation industry

Georgia is poised to enact legislation that would protect a multimillion-dollar law enforcement industry that critics say has revived Dickensian-era debtors prisons in America.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Georgia, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia Government, Outsourcing, Charitable Organizations, US Governors

22 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

China: Exams Accessible to the Blind a Breakthrough

Making exams accessible to the blind would help to minimize discrimination against and maximize respect for people with disabilities in China.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Nigeria: Escalating Communal Violence

The lack of justice for years of violence resulting from inter-communal tensions has created a combustible situation.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Charitable Organizations, Agriculture, Science, Explosion,

Weekday Magazine

Rights Group Slams Kazakh Media Law

Human Rights Watch has urged the Kazakh government to annul a decree implementing legislation that "muzzles" freedom of speech and association during a state of emergency.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

KMBC-TV

Has Aung San Suu Kyi lost her voice?

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Related Topix: World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, Social Software, Burma, Southeast Asia, Charitable Organizations,

KMIZ

Has Aung San Suu Kyi lost her voice?

Having endured nearly 15 years of house arrest with grace and courage, Aung San Suu Kyi has earned a reputation throughout the world as a political superstar of rare moral stature.

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Related Topix: The Lady, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, Southeast Asia, Charitable Organizations,

Humans Rights Watch

UN Security Council: Support Justice for Syria

For victims in Syria who have known nothing but suffering, despair and abandonment, the ICC would open up the hope of justice and redress.It would also send a warning to those responsible for grave crimes on all sides that their day in court may be coming.

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Humans Rights Watch

Libya: Fair Trial Concerns for Ex-Officials

"This case has been riddled with procedural flaws right from the beginning, which have made it grossly unfair to the defendants.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Charitable Organizations

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Dissident Voice

Irresistible: Espionage, Dissent, and NGOs

Edward Snowden's revelations on the voracious appetite of spying on all and sundry by the National Security Agency and allied agencies should not give pause for too much comment, other than to affirm a general premise: activists and non-government groups are to be feared.

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Related Topix: Activism, Non, Electronic, Charitable Organizations, Non-Profit, US News, Liberal Political News

Common Dreams

Human Rights Watch Should Stick to the Facts on Venezuela

Despite the fact that the New York Times had to run a correction on February 26 for claiming that Globovisin in Venezuela was "[t]he only television station that regularly broadcast voices critical of the government," Daniel Wilkinson of Human Rights Watch repeats the same error in the New York Review of Books yesterday, writing that: Two of the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Publishing, Media, New Times, Prison, US News, Liberal Political News

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Russia Taday

Florida 'arbitrarily and unfairly' prosecuting children as adults - Human Rights Watch

Florida has been unfairly and arbitrarily trying children as adults, according to a new Human Rights Watch report.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Is Florida arbitrarily prosecuting children as adults?

That's the fate being "arbitrarily and unfairly" handed down to hundreds of children prosecuted as adults in the state of Florida, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch.

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Humans Rights Watch

Pakistan: Revise Repressive Anti-Terrorism Law

Pakistan's anti-terror laws shouldn't be used to undermine fundamental rights. The Protection of Pakistan Ordinance as drafted runs roughshod over rights provided under international law as well as Pakistan's constitution.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Charitable Organizations

Humans Rights Watch

Kenya: Halt Crackdown on Somalis

Scapegoating and abusing Somalis for heinous attacks by unknown people is not going to protect Kenyans, Somalis, or anyone else against more attacks.

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Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Africa, Charitable Organizations,

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Kosovo: Approve Special War Crimes Court

The proposal to establish a special court and extend the EU law mission is Kosovo's chance to advance justice and individual accountability for very serious crimes.

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Humans Rights Watch

Ukraine: New Law Violates Judicial Independence

It is understandable that people in Ukraine want to ensure that judges aren't complicit in corruption and human rights violations.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Charitable Organizations

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Florida law, used often in Jacksonville, `violates international...

Nearly 40 percent of juveniles prosecuted as adults in Florida in the past five years were charged with property crimes rather than violent offenses, according to a report released Thursday by the international rights group Human Rights Watch.

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Humans Rights Watch

Cambodia: Drop 'Treacherous Plotting' Case

The Cambodian authorities have no credible evidence and should drop the case against 13 people facing politically motivated charges of planning to overthrow the government, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Cambodia, Charitable Organizations, Hun Sen,

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