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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

Presidential Decree Enhances Punishments Against Legal Persons and Individuals Receiving Foreign Funding (September 26, 2014) by George Sadek

On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Crime and law enforcement; Human rights
Jurisdiction: Egypt

Abolition of Crime of "Illegal Immigration" and the Mare Nostrum Policy (September 24, 2014) by Dante Figueroa

In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through ...

Topic: Administrative remedies; Boundaries; Crime and law enforcement; Human rights; Immigration
Jurisdiction: Italy

Magistrate Court Extends Detention of Human Rights Activist (September 09, 2014) by George Sadek

It was reported on September 7, 2014, that the magistrate court of Moharaq Province in Bahrain ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Human rights
Jurisdiction: Bahrain

Protection Needed for Albinos (September 08, 2014) by Constance Johnson

On August 25, 2014, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) ...

Topic: Child welfare; Discrimination; Human rights; Minority rights
Jurisdiction: Tanzania; United Nations

Court Rules on Change of Gender Issue (August 01, 2014) by Peter Roudik

On July 16, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled ...

Topic: Human rights; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: European Court of Human Rights; Finland

Gaza War Crimes Commission to Be Formed (July 30, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding ...

Topic: Human rights; War crimes
Jurisdiction: U.N. Human Rights Council

Recent Court Decisions on Islamic Veil Bans (July 11, 2014) by Nicolas Boring

The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's ...

Topic: Discrimination; Freedom of information; Human rights
Jurisdiction: European Court of Human Rights; France

Human Rights Lawyer Convicted Under Anti-Terror Law (July 10, 2014) by Issam Saliba

On July 6, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, convicted and sentenced Walid ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Human rights; Lawyers and legal services; Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Saudi Arabia

Changing Legal Sexual Identity Simplified (July 03, 2014) by Constance Johnson

The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity ...

Topic: Documents; Health; Human rights
Jurisdiction: Denmark

Experts Oppose Draft Law on Religious Conversion (June 26, 2014) by Constance Johnson

On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to ...

Topic: Church and state relations; Human rights; International organizations; Religious minorities
Jurisdiction: Burma; United Nations

Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crime (June 13, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Crimes against humanity; Human rights; International criminal court; Sex offenses; War crimes
Jurisdiction: International Criminal Court

Marriage Defined as Between One Man and One Woman (June 10, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

On June 4, 2014, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NCSR, the country's parliament) adopted ...

Topic: Constitution; Families ; Human rights; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Slovak Republic

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Last updated: December 18, 2014