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Pardoning of Conscientious Objectors and Military Service Law Amendments (March 23, 2015) by Peter Roudik

In February 2015, Forum 18 News Service published a report saying that for the first time ...

Topic: Armed forces; Church and state relations;Freedom of speech; Human rights
Jurisdiction: Turkmenistan

Parliament Approves Ratification of Convention Against Torture (March 19, 2015) by Kelly Buchanan

On March 16, 2015, the Fijian Parliament voted unanimously to support the ratification of the United ...

Topic: Human rights; Treaties and International Agreements/Human Rights
Jurisdiction: Fiji

Supreme Court Strikes Down Amnesty Provision in Truth and Reconciliation Law (March 17, 2015) by Tariq Ahmad

On February 26, 2015, Nepal's Supreme Court struck down the amnesty provision in the Truth and ...

Topic: Human rights; Judiciary; Supreme court; War crimes
Jurisdiction: Nepal

Interstate Application of Cyprus Against Turkey: Just Satisfaction Claims (March 13, 2015) by Theresa Papademetriou

On January 23, 2015, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in ...

Topic: Human rights; International affairs; Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Cyprus; European Court of Human Rights; Turkey

Bill Approved to Allow Foreign Organizations to Be Declared Undesirable (February 24, 2015) by Peter Roudik

On January 20, 2015, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower chamber of the ...

Topic: Church and state relations; Freedom of religion; Human rights; International organizations; Religious minorities
Jurisdiction: Russia

Draft Agreement on Future Accession to European Human Rights Convention (February 12, 2015) by Theresa Papademetriou

On December 18, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its opinion ...

Topic: European Convention on Human Rights, 1950; Human rights; Treaties and International Agreements/Human Rights
Jurisdiction: Court of Justice of the European Union

Criminal Court Sentences Political Activist to Life Imprisonment (February 11, 2015) by George Sadek

The Criminal Court of Cairo, a chamber of the Cairo Court of Appeal, recently found political ...

Topic: Criminal procedure; Human rights
Jurisdiction: Egypt

Legislature Removes Census Requirement for Elections (January 29, 2015) by Constance Johnson

On January 23, 2015, the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) passed an ...

Topic: Elections and politics; Human rights
Jurisdiction: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced (January 15, 2015) by Constance Johnson

On January 13, 2015, prominent human rights lawyer Sukhrat Kudratov was sentenced to nine years in ...

Topic: Elections and politics; Human rights; Lawyers and legal services
Jurisdiction: Tajikistan

High Court Temporarily Suspends Parts of Security Laws (Amendment) Bill (January 02, 2015) by Hanibal Goitom

On January 2, 2015, Kenya's High Court temporarily suspended, pending a full hearing, the implementation of ...

Topic: Asylum; Human rights; Immigration; National security; Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Kenya

Draft Resolutions on Humanitarian Assistance, Draft Decisions on Two International Tribunals (January 02, 2015) by Wendy Zeldin

On December 23, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly adopted, without a vote, three draft resolutions ...

Topic: Disaster relief ; Human rights; International affairs
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Collective Responsibility for Acts of Terrorism (December 24, 2014) by Peter Roudik

On December 5, 2014, Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Chechnya Republic, one of 85 constituent ...

Topic: Terrorism; Human rights
Jurisdiction: Russia

New Law on Repression of Terrorism Passed (December 18, 2014) by Constance Johnson

Cameroon's legislature has passed new anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, ...

Topic: Capital punishment; Crime and law enforcement; Human rights; Terrorism; Treaties and International Agreements/Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Cameroon

Evidence Required of Applicants for Asylum Persecuted for Homosexuality in Country of Origin (December 17, 2014) by Theresa Papademetriou

On December 2, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a judgment ...

Topic: Asylum; Human rights; LGBT rights
Jurisdiction: Court of Justice of the European Union

Human Rights Activist Sentenced to Four Years in Prison (December 04, 2014) by Issam Saliba

On November 27, 2014, the appellate court in the city of Agadir, Morocco, sentenced the Western ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Lawyers and legal services; Human rights
Jurisdiction: Morocco

Joint Committee Call to End Harmful Practices Against Women and Children (November 13, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and ...

Topic: Children's rights; United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1979; Human rights; United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Supreme Court Ruling Against Forced Sterilizations of HIV-Positive Women (November 10, 2014) by Constance Johnson

On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled ...

Topic: Health; HIV/AIDS; Human rights; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Namibia

Prohibition of Unionization of Military Personnel Condemned (October 24, 2014) by Nicolas Boring

In two related decisions, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has found that France's prohibition ...

Topic: Human rights; International organizations; Labor-management relations; Military service
Jurisdiction: European Court of Human Rights; France

Family Relations Extended Beyond Marriage (October 17, 2014) by Peter Roudik

On October 9, 2014, the Riigikogu (Estonian legislature) passed the Cohabitation Act, which was signed into ...

Topic: Human rights; LGBT rights; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Estonia

New Regulation to Protect Workers (October 15, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

On October 8, 2014, Cambodia's Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training and Ministry of Tourism jointly ...

Topic: Human rights; Labor
Jurisdiction: Cambodia

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