UN Human Rights Council examines peer review of China human rights record – JURIST

The UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group examined the human rights record of China, one of the 14 states reviewed during this year’s session, for the fourth time... Read more »

HRW raises concerns about draft cybercrime treaty over possible human rights violations – JURIST

Human Rights Watch (HRW) raised concerns Tuesday about the draft Cybercrime Treaty of the United Nations over possible human rights violations. A UN Committee released the latest draft of the Treaty on September... Read more »
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US Senate rejects resolution to make agency draft report of Israel human rights practices during war – JURIST

The US Senate rejected a resolution which would have required the US State Department to prepare a report on Israel’s human rights practices amid the Israel-Hamas war. Section 2 of the resolution... Read more »

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges Alabama to halt upcoming execution by nitrogen hypoxia – JURIST

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, called on Alabama state authorities Tuesday to cancel the execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith, which is scheduled to take place next week by... Read more »

Cambodia convicts land rights activists for inciting a peasant revolution – JURIST

On Monday, a court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, convicted four land rights activists of provoking a “peasant revolution”. The activists are part of the Coalition of Cambodian Farmer Community (CCFC). The Cambodian... Read more »

US Supreme Court to determine whether exhaustion of state administrative remedies is required before filing federal civil rights claim – JURIST

The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to determine whether a plaintiff must first exhaust all state administrative remedies before bringing a federal civil rights claim before a court. The case, Williams v.... Read more »

China Administrative Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

On December 27, 2023, China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the Third Batch of Guiding Cases for Administrative Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (关于发布第三批知识产权行政保护指导案例的通知). Under Article 70 of the Patent Law, “the patent... Read more »

Legal Battle Simmers Over Plan to Give Farmworkers Union Rights

Alexander MacDonald weighs in on the effects of U.S. DOL regulations that seek to expand organizing protections for farmworkers on temporary visas. Bloomberg Law View (Subscription required.) Source link Reach Out Don’t... Read more »

Ireland human rights commission brings proceedings against state over migrant rights breaches – JURIST

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) announced Thursday that it is bringing proceedings before the Irish High Court over the state’s failure to properly house asylum applicants. This marks the... Read more »

Human rights groups file legal challenge to stop UK licenses for Israel weapons exports – JURIST

Legal and human rights groups have filed a legal challenge with the UK’s High Court calling for the government to stop granting licenses for weapons exports to Israel, activists said on Thursday.... Read more »

New York Enacts ‘Workers’ Bill of Rights’ Notice and Posting Requirements

Beginning on July 1, 2024, New York City employers will be required under a newly enacted city law to distribute and post a city-created “Workers’ Bill of Rights” notice informing employees of... Read more »

Rights group accuses China of collective punishment of human rights defenders – JURIST

Madrid-based human rights organization Safeguard Defenders (SD) published a report on Sunday alleging the practice of collective punishment as a political tool by the Chinese government against human rights defenders and their... Read more »
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