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Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has expressed concerns over attacks against human rights lawyers. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (Credits: Ali Vicoy | Manila Bulletin).
Jenifer Rajkumar, who unsuccessfully ran for a New York State Assembly seat last year, was recently appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the director of immigration affairs and special counsel for the New York Department of State.
JOBURG - The Bill of rights was put in place to safeguard human rights and brought an end to centuries of state-sanctioned abuse. 12 hours ago.
The United States has declined to join other countries in criticising China over allegations of torture against human rights lawyers. The UK, Germany, Canada and eight others signed a letter raising concerns about lawyers and rights activists detained ...
human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has faulted the invasion of Amnesty International's office in Abuja. The ace lawyer alleged that the protesters calling for the exit of the anti-corruption watchdog from the country were paid to do so.
Left-wing lawyer Aamer Anwar has been elected rector of the University of Glasgow in a competition which saw controversial right-wing extremist blogger Milo Yiannopoulos beaten into fourth.
Changing career paths is always daunting - you leave behind certainty and what you know, for the unknown. It is less overwhelming when you really believe in what you are about to embark on and have good people around you to help you do it.
Li Wenzu, left, wife of imprisoned lawyer Wang Quanzhang, holds a paper that reads "Release Liu Ermin" as she and supporters of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer and activists stage a protest in Tianjin, China. File August 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry ...
After starting his legal career at the law firm of human rights lawyer and later Judge Essa Moosa, Williams soon became known for his capable, determined and successful representation of clients in cases ranging from the Truth and reconciliation ...
Nadia Murad, along with her counsel, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, described her ordeal to Zakaria. It began in 2014 after ISIS militants arrived at her village in Sinjar, Kurdistan, she said.
UK police confirm Criminal Investigation into Iraq human rights lawyer. National Crime Agency says it is pursuing a number of lines of inquiry into Phil Shiner, who was struck off last month.
Cape Town - After suffering the humiliation of being spat on and called the k-word by her employer's boyfriend, Gloria Kente felt stripped of her dignity but was forced to continue working because she needed an income.
The human rights lawyer and staunch refugee advocate flew from Melbourne to represent Ms Harrison in the explosive case. Ms Harrison left Seven in 2014 after exposing her two-year affair with Mr Worner to management.
Analysis - After suffering the humiliation of being spat on and called the k-word by her employer's boyfriend, Gloria Kente felt stripped of her dignity but was ...
The campaigning human rights lawyer Phil Shiner, who was struck off as a solicitor for pursuing fictitious Iraqi compensation claims against the Ministry of Defence, has been declared bankrupt.
Cape Town - Peter Williams had not yet reached the age of 30 when he started writing his memoirs. His wife, Annastasia, would transcribe his words on a vintage typewriter, setting in motion his dream of telling his story as a student activist and ...
Since 1981, Deffenbaugh has worked with Lutheran organizations concerned with international affairs as a human rights lawyer. Early in his career, he was heavily involved with the LWF's efforts for Namibia's independence and an end to apartheid in ...
The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape has described human rights lawyer and struggle activist, Peter Williams as an embodiment of what a professional cadre should be.
DUSHANBE -- Judicial authorities in Tajikistan have sentenced prominent human rights lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence, to an additional two years behind bars.
A state prosecutor has asked Tajikistan's Supreme Court to extend the prison term handed down to human rights lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov.
human rights attorney Amal Clooney delivered a speech at the United Nations last week exhorting Iraq to formally request a Security Council investigation so that the Islamic State would not "get away with genocide.
Shifeng's case was part of a widespread investigation into human rights lawyers and activists which commenced in July 2015, with most of the hundreds detained still awaiting trial.
Looking back on another eventful year for the rule of law in China, a top Chinese judge pointed to the jailing of a prominent human rights lawyer as one of the Chinese legal system's key achievements of 2016. In an annual report submitted to China's ...
The frontrunner to replace South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-hye has pledged to "embrace" communist North Korea.
The frontrunner to replace South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-hye has pledged to "embrace" communist North Korea.
Pro-rights lawyer Pawinee Chumsri won the Somchai Neelapaijit 2017 Award on Saturday in honour of her outstanding performance in protecting human rights.
An event in Bangkok March last year to mark the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of human rights lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit.
A Ukrainian human rights attorney representing the victims of mass police shootings in Kiev in 2014 has asked prosecutors to investigate what are purported to be the hacked text messages of one of Paul Manafort's daughters, saying the texts point to ...
human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who represents victims of rapes and kidnappings by the Islamic State group, urged Iraq and the world's nations not to let the Islamic State extremist group "get away with genocide.
International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney shakes hands with United Nations secretary general, Antonio Guterres, at U.N.
Pawinee served as a human rights lawyer at the Thai Lawyers for human rights which represented political defendants prosecuted, especially under the coup-installed regime in the Military Court.
United Nations, New York, USA, 10 March 2017 - Amal Clooney Meets with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today at the UN Headquarters in New York.
refugee advocates hold placards and banners during a protest in Sydney on October 5, 2016. Many Australians want the government's offshore immigration detention centers in remote locations in the Pacific Ocean closed.
human rights lawyer Amal Clooney urged Iraq and the world's nations not to let ISIS to "get away with genocide" in a speech in New York.
International human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney - who is expecting twins with actor husband George Clooney - was photographed outside of the United Nations headquarters on Wednesday.
human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, left, stands by before addressing a United Nations human rights meeting called "The Fight against Impunity for Atrocities: Bringing Da'esh [ISIS] to Justice," Thursday, March 9, 2017 at U.N.
Speaking to Lawyers Weekly, Julian Burnside (pictured), Victorian barrister and the chair of fortyfivedownstairs Inc, said one of the major issues facing human rights lawyers today is that they're not much valued, unless they happen to be valued as ...
The Israeli Knesset on Monday passed a controversial new law aimed at barring any boycott Divestment and Sanctions activists from entering the country, sparking outrage among pro-Palestinian groups and human rights activists.
The Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) has decided to drop its defamation lawsuit against three activists who exposed 54 cases of torture in the deep South.
... according to legal papers filed in federal court in California by human rights lawyers. The father, mother and three small children were granted Special Immigrant Visas because family members risked their lives to defend the U.S.
... military vehicles, inhumane detention - instruments of war." These were the words of human rights lawyer Michelle Cook, describing threats posed to her and her clients while camping out at Standing Rock during the anti-Dakota Access pipeline protests.
Iranian-born Swedish resident Ahmadreza Jalali is protesting his detainment in Iran since April 2016 without charge and denial of access to due process by ...
"Minister Qualtrough's presentations were a highlight of the international meeting. Her powerful and inspiring leadership journey spanned her early path as a champion Paralympic athlete, human rights lawyer and inclusion advocate, through to her ground ...
human rights lawyer Femi Falana has given Inspector General of police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris a 24-hour ultimatum to order his officers to vacate the headquarters of the peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN).
In China, some 250 human rights lawyers have been imprisoned as part of President Xi Jinping's crackdown on dissidents and critics.
... and a publishing executive have been arrested for an article reporting that the health of 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe is deteriorating.
The People's Daily, the official newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party, early Friday tweeted about allegations that a human rights lawyer detained in the country had been tortured in custody. Its use of language would be familiar to anyone who ...
Claims by official Chinese media that allegations of torture meted out to jailed human rights lawyer Xie Yang were "fake news" cooked up to appeal to "Western media tastes" were rejected by his defense lawyer on Thursday.
He's saved the lives of prisoners on death row. Now, famed human rights lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, has a message for local kids.
human rights lawyers are urging the Department of Basic education to issue a directive instructing all schools to immediately stop the practice of discriminating against foreign and undocumented children by refusing access and charging higher fees.