UK, US and Canada sanction individuals and entities for human rights abuse – JURIST

The UK, the US and Canada announced coordinated sanctions on Friday against individuals and entities linked to human rights abuse, approaching the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human... Read more »

West African NGO coalition demands immediate release of Burkina Faso human rights defender – JURIST

West African NGO alliance the People’s Coalition for the Sahel demanded the immediate release of human rights defender Daoda Diallo, Secretary General of the Collective Against Impunity and Stigmatisation of Communities (CISC),... Read more »
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ICC prosecutor concludes first ever trip to Israel and Palestine as Palestine rights groups allege bias – JURIST

Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Karim A.A. Khan concluded his trip to Israel and Palestine on Sunday, issuing a statement stressing the importance of international law. This was the... Read more »

Peru dispatch: Constitutional Court’s affirmation of ex-president’s pardon opposed by international tribunal privileges politics over rights – JURIST

Peruvian law students from the Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Políticas, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco are reporting for JURIST on law-related events in and affecting Perú. All of them are from... Read more »

Pakistan Human Rights Council expresses concern over state repression of jailed ex-PM Imran Khan’s political party – JURIST

The Human Rights Council of Pakistan (HRCP) released a statement Tuesday concerning “state machinery” stopping the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party (led by jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan) from participating in political... Read more »

Special EU envoy says US sanctions are worsening Cuba’s human rights crisis – JURIST

EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore, co-chaired the EU-Cuba human rights dialogue in Cuba, on Thursday. Gilmore stated that the agenda “recognised the impact of the [US] embargo, and called... Read more »

Amnesty International: Abortion rights defenders face stigmatization and unjust prosecutions – JURIST

Amnesty International released a report on Friday urging authorities to protect abortion rights defenders, including healthcare workers, more effectively. The group interviewed 48 abortion rights defenders globally and found that these defenders... Read more »

US appeals court rules against tool used to enforce Voting Rights Act – JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Monday ruled against a tool often used to enforce voter protections, finding that private groups and individuals are not permitted to bring... Read more »

Rights group warns Canada officials of prosecution for complicity in alleged Israel war crimes – JURIST

The International Centre for Justice for Palestinians’ (ICJP) Canadian legal working group on Thursday issued Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly, Minister of National Revenue Marie-Claude Bibeau and Minister of... Read more »

UK government publishes response to human rights decisions from European Court of Human Rights – JURIST

The UK Ministry of Justice released a report on Monday detailing its responses to human rights issues flagged by judgments in the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and its domestic courts.... Read more »

US Department of Justice opens civil rights investigation into Mississippi police department – JURIST

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday that they have opened a civil pattern or practice investigation into the City of Lexington’s police department (LPD) that will focus on the LPD’s... Read more »

UN human rights office expresses alarm at Israel settler and military violence in West Bank – JURIST

In a statement released Friday, the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner  warned of the “multi-layered human rights violations of Palestinians” occurring in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.... Read more »
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