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... of Oyub Titiyev, the jailed director of the prominent Russian human rights group Memorial's office in Chechnya. Lawmakers in the European Union's parliament overwhelmingly passed a resolution on February 8 urging "the Russian authorities to ensure full respect for [Titiyev's] human and legal rights.".

science fiction author Hugh Spencer (previously) has published an essay on how Rod Serling's activist views on human rights were embodied in The ... When we compare themes from vintage television programs with clauses from an international legal document we are engaged in much more than a ...
In New Orleans, Black Lives Matter activist and Charleston, South Carolina, community organizer Muhiyidin d'Baha died Tuesday, after he was struck in the thigh by a bullet as he rode his bicycle. police have not named ... Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) ...
The legal aid group Thai Lawyers for human rights said the activists were charged with violating the ruling junta's ban on political assembly and nine faced an additional charge of sedition. "I don't understand why I have been charged," said Netiwit Chotipatpaisal, a student activist. "I think Thailand is a ...
FILE - In this April 9, 2015 file photo, Muhiyidin d'Baha speaks during a meeting with North Charleston city council about the killing of Walter Scott by a North Charleston police officer after a traffic stop in North Charleston, S.C. Muhiyidin d'Baha, whose legal name was Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, was shot in ...

Having various government agencies emailing private pipeline security as police attack nonviolent protesters with rubber bullets and water cannons raises major concerns that local law enforcement will only protect corporate financial interests, not the constitutional rights of protesters. With the upcoming ...
An important job of a human relations commission should be to paint a picture of the current situation, said Patrick Conant, a web developer and anti-racism activist who is white. Conant has dug into numbers on police traffic stops and homeless arrests and said such data is the way to understand what is ...
The decision by a Brazilian court to suspend a shipment of 27,000 cows to Turkey, citing concerns about slaughter practices in that country, shows that animal activism, like the supply chains it targets, is going global. This decision came on the back of a sustained campaign highlighting cruel practices in ...
A New Jersey man who was denied a permit to carry a concealed firearm is suing state law enforcement officials and judges in federal court, claiming they violated his constitutional rights. The lawsuit was filed just days after state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that the state was reverting to a ...
Hong Kong -- A judgment delivered by Hong Kong's top court as it set free three young pro-democracy activists drew mixed reactions from legal experts on Tuesday (Feb 6), with one saying it could have a "chilling effect" on future protests, while another praised it for making clear that the law could not be ...
New Orleans police confirmed that a top Black Lives Matter activist died early Wednesday morning after being shot on Tuesday in the thigh. Muhiyidin d'Baha, whose legal name was Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, was shot while riding his bike through the city, according to the New Orleans Advocate. He was ...
York County officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit filed by flag-burning activist Gene Stilp. And they want the court to order Stilp to pay the county's legal fees in the case. Stilp sued York County in U.S. Middle District Court last month, claiming it is violating his free speech rights ...
Law was elected to the semi-democratic legislature in 2016 but was one of six pro-democracy lawmakers disqualified after a government legal challenge. Wong had plans to run for office but was forced to put them on hold to fight the prison sentence, which barred him from standing for office for five years.
The trial of four former Soweto special branch members accused of killing anti-apartheid activist Nokuthula Simelane more than three decades ago, will not resume anytime soon, as three of them are challenging the refusal of the police to pay their legal fees. The four - Msebenzi Radebe, Willem Coetzee, ...
A grass-roots effort to remove the judge for lenient sentencing has exposed sharp fissures within activist circles, with victims' rights advocates who are leading the charge pitted against others ... Instead, activists are focused on initiatives like expanding free legal counsel on campus for victims of sex crimes.
"In 2011, Stephen Colbert stunned America by starting his own super PAC, showing just how thin the line is between bribery and legal political contribution," said Lawrence before conducting an interview with former U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) chairman Trevor Potter, the lawyer overseeing ...

activists and politicians on various sides of the national debate over immigration reform took to the internet Monday to wax political following the news that ... Their lives were taken by a twice-deported illegal immigrant who was not only two times the legal limit to drive, but attempted to flee the scene of the ...
Debbie Russell listens to Mayor Steve Adler speak in favor of a motion that postponed a vote on a new police contract on Dec. 13. On Wednesday, interim City manager Elaine Hart suspended the city's citizen Review Panel, which examined cases of alleged police misconduct, saying the oversight body ...
The biggest concerns have centered on the legal battles of three young activists who were imprisoned for their roles in leading the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests, when thousands of people flooded the streets to demand freer elections. Supporters call the three -- Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex ...
activists who rallied against any delay in the general election arrive at Pathumwan police station on Friday to answer charges, then decided to defer the ... Col Burin Thongprapai, a legal officer of the NCPO, filed the complaints against the seven leaders and the Royal Thai police Office later added 32 more ...
Their emergence reflects the erosion in the status of women since the launch of economic reforms in the 1980s that reduced the ruling party's focus on social equality, said Feng yuan, a prominent women's rights activist. "Archaic ideas about gender equality still have a market in today's society," she said.
A grass-roots effort to remove the judge for lenient sentencing has exposed sharp fissures within activist circles, with victims' rights advocates who are leading the charge pitted against others .... Instead, activists are focused on initiatives like expanding free legal counsel on campus for victims of sex crimes.
And now this 'legal rights group' is going after her and her activist colleague, legally. But is Shurat Hadin really a 'legal rights group'? In 2015, Shurat Hadin held a conference titled "Towards a new law of war", which focused on helping Israel use "lawfare" to defend its crimes in courts around the world.
Rodriguez, president of the Ecuadorean Federation of LGBTQ Organizations, explained the executive decree sent to the National Electoral Council (CNE) to call for the vote lacked the consent of Ecuador's Constitutional Court and reiterated the Council should have sought the court's approval. "Article 104 ...
The campaign reported nine states on Amazon's list that currently have no legal protections against firing someone, denying them housing or refusing them ... David Mixner, author and gay rights activist, told NBC News that these states have a history of anti-LGBTQ legislation that the community has had to ...
When New Zealanders Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab wrote an op-ed urging pop star Lorde to cancel her June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv, chances are the two writers and activists didn't know how great of an effect their words would have, as Lorde did indeed cancel the show. "I had done a lot of ...
Kilic is also accused, along with 10 other human rights activists, including two foreign nationals, of being part of a new conspiracy to overthrow the Turkish ... legal experts, "If this trend continues, any government can use this as a "judicial" basis for not recognizing the decisions of the Constitutional Court.
It apparently came in the context of a petition for writ of habeas corpus, which is the only way in which this judge was able to shoe-horn her views and preferred outcome into the framework of a "legal" decision, however strange. Otherwise, as a matter of law, she lacked jurisdiction to review the matter at all, ...
Jack Herer (left) with fellow activist Dana Beal at a marijuana festival in 1989. D. Paul Stanford via Wikimedia Commons. On Monday, California became the sixth state in which recreational marijuana is sold legally -- with the same absence of fanfare that marked the start of legal sales in Colorado four ...
According to Blade News, Bishop Howard Gregory, the head of the Anglican Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, has spoken against the colonial-era sodomy laws. Furthermore, in the past year, prominent LGBTQ activist Maurice Tomlinson filed a constitutional challenge against the country's ...
Canine husbandry is a booming and unregulated business in South Korea, where it does not fall under regular animal livestock laws, though activists argue that the conditions ... Because the industry exists in a state of legal limbo, it is also difficult for authorities to combat its spread or even calculate its size.
"A Tibetan's Journey for Justice", produced by The New York Times in 2015 told the story of Tashi Wangchuk's trip to Beijing to seek legal assistance in filing a lawsuit against local officials regarding the lack of Tibetan language education in schools. It revealed that no law firm was willing to take on the ...
This is "a test of our society's ability to protect female activists and to ensure justice as a whole." The former Soviet republic has come under growing criticism from its Western allies for failing to implement the institutional changes promised by the new brand of leaders who replaced the Russian-backed ...
In interviews with, some Essex County citizen activists readily acknowledge being gadflies -- defined by Merriam Webster as "an ... Vincent Frantantoni is a resident activist in Belleville. ... "He brought up the fact that the town ended up paying Mr. Nochimson's legal bills," DeOld said.
The following is a graphic entitled "Palestine Shrinking, Expanding Israel" by the data visualization group Visualizing Palestine showing "the military, legal and financial tools that have been utilised in the gradual transformation of historic Palestine into 'Greater' Israel, mapping the extent of the territory now ...
Activist William Calloway says he has enough signatures to get on the ballot in the election for the representative for Illinois' 25th District, and says those objecting to him don't have the legal ... "If you don't have legal grounds to examine or search my petitions, I'm not about to let you," Calloway said.
The decision from the district court comes after several nationally prominent immigrant activists were detained in recent weeks. Mr. Ragbir's legal team from New York University Law school's Immigrant rights Clinic, led by Alina Das, argued that officials from ICE detained him in order to silence and punish ...
Those sites don't have the legal exemptions that Vancouver's two ... activists bring more pop-up injections sites to Vancouver's overdose 'battle ...
Pam McColl, a B.C.-based anti-marijuana activist, says she and the various ... While consuming marijuana for medical purposes is legal under ...
Romero said the number of jailed activists in Venezuela had barely ... at the height of anti-government protests against the constitutional assembly in July. ... Felipe Gonzalez and Jose Maria Aznar were involved in his legal defense. ... who had been Venezuela's most prominent jailed activist until he was ...
cannabis activists say that while they've succeeded in helping to push for ... Once recreational cannabis is legal, however, she said she and ...
Venezuelan authorities have freed two activists from prison who were accused of ... Gonzalez and Jose Maria Aznar were both involved in his legal defense. ... who had been Venezuela's most prominent jailed activist until he was released ... its power after the election of a constitutional assembly in July.
The government has hired the Chicago-based firm Sidley Austin to prepare legal opinions and handle court proceedings. The Justice Ministry ...
Sam Walton, a Quaker activist, and Daniel Woodhouse, a Methodist ... to commit criminal charges cases in UK legal history," Walton said.
Cleveland - Charges against 12 activists arrested during the Republican ... who cited a Supreme Court precedent that flag burning is legal.
Let Our People Go: Plight of activists and lawyers held in Tanzania without charge sparks protests ... On Tuesday 17 October, Tanzanian police raided a legal ... to the former Tanzanian president and anti-colonial activist.
'Tanzania free my daughter', activists in SA demand lawyers' release .... Tanzanian police allegedly raided a legal consultation meeting, ...
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong freed on bail pending appeal ... Hong Kong (AP) -- Hong Kong's highest court freed pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and ... from office after a government legal challenge over irregularities in his oath.
The Centre for Applied Legal Studies is representing mining community networks which say while they support transformation in the industry, ...


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