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Opposition Leader Detained, Released; Election Aid Suspended Before Military Coup (May 13, 2015) by Constance Johnson

On May 6, 2015, Burundian opposition leader Audifax Ndabitoreye was arrested by authorities on charges of ...

Topic: Crimes against the state; Elections and politics; Human rights; Protest and dissent
Jurisdiction: Burundi

Website Seeks to Address Discrimination Against People with Albinism (May 12, 2015) by Constance Johnson

On May 5, 2015, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) ...

Topic:  Minority rights; Discrimination; Human rights; International organizations
Jurisdiction: United Nations

NGOs Protest Decree Defining Terrorist Organizations (May 05, 2015) by George Sadek

On May 1, 2015, non-governmental organizations officially protested Egypt's presidential decree containing Law No. 8 of ...

Topic: Human rights; Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Egypt

District Adopts Sharia-Based Rules, Bans Unmarried Couples on Motorbikes (May 05, 2015) by Constance Johnson

According to a May 4, 2015, report, North Aceh, a district in Aceh Province of Indonesia, ...

Topic: Human rights; Motor vehicles; State and local government
Jurisdiction: Indonesia

Proposal to Forcibly Repatriate Somali Refugees (April 16, 2015) by Hanibal Goitom

Following the April 2, 2015, deadly attacks at Kenya's Garissa University carried out by members of ...

Topic: Human rights; International affairs; Refugees; Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Kenya

President Announces Plan to Protect Albinos (April 02, 2015) by Constance Johnson

On March 19, 2015, Malawi's President Peter Mutharika announced a plan to protect the albinos in ...

Topic: Homicide; Human rights; Minority rights
Jurisdiction: Malawi

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

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Last updated: May 13, 2015