When one thinks of Ethiopia, on the positive side, there has
been economic development in recent years that compares favorably to its
neighbors. However, the picture would not be complete without acknowledging the
systematic disrespect for individual...
Laurel Bellows, American Bar
Association (ABA) President-Elect, recently announced an ABA anti-human trafficking initiative . During the next year, ABA efforts will
include promotion of uniform state anti-trafficking laws, first responder
The Nigerian government plans to demolish the Abuja slum of
Mpape. The government contends that this high crime area operates as a
base for the terrorist group Boko
Haram . In addition, the slum predominantly consists of shanties built
At the ABA
Rule of Law Initiative's luncheon panel at the ABA Annual Meeting, Ian
McDougall , Executive Vice President and General Counsel for global legal
business of LexisNexis, "stressed the importance of leveraging an
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, M23 rebels are committing war
crimes and other human rights abuses. Both adults and minors are conscripted to
serve in the rebel militia. If they attempt to flee, they are killed. Pregnant
women and even preteen...
In the eyes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, human rights NGOs
interfere with his ongoing rule that paints a thin veneer of democracy over a
regime that has never trusted the ballot box. Having risen to power as a KGB
operative, it's not surprising...
you're an adult Afghani woman, you're probably one of the 94% who never
attended school because the Taliban prohibited it. Although 3 million girls now
attend school in Afghanistan, the long-term prospects for receiving an
a Council on Foreign Relations' Policy
Information Memorandum , Ambassador
Mark P. Lagon proposes the creation of a global trust for the rule of law that
would be financially supported internationally by both public and private
The rule of law in Mali is at a critical juncture. In the past six
months, the nation's government has been toppled by the military, the acting
president was nearly beaten to death, there have been Taureg secessionist
movements, and radical Islamists...
Imprisoned Iranian lawyer and human rights defender Abdolfattah Soltani is the winner of the 2012 International Bar Association Human Rights Award. The announcement was made at the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland...
In post-revolutionary Yemen, a republic where it is legal to
have arranged marriages to 9-year-old girls who have reached puberty, and where
justice frequently turns a blind eye on torture, it is unsurprising that
treatment of hospital patients has...
No matter who wins U.N. General Assembly vote for the 18 seats on
Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), there will be critics
who contend that certain member states are unfit to serve because of their
systematic violation of human rights...
you are a young woman living in Nigeria. Living in poverty without an education
or vocational skills, your choices are limited.
How will you
If you're a
single mother, a popular option is to work as a prostitute. Don't...
Syrian Attorney Mohammed Haj
Hussein is attempting to create an impartial legal system in territory held by
rebels. The goal is to provide justice that has been lacking in President
Bashar al-Assad's authoritarian regime.
On a positive note...
As many celebrate International
Human Rights Day today (December 10 th ), a 2500-year-old inscribed
stone, the Cyrus Cylinder reminds us that human rights are a complex issue with
which humankind has struggled with throughout history. In 2013, the...
To many in the Western World,
Tibet brings to mind the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gayatso, a humble man who
has achieved celebrity status primarily through news reports showing him
meeting with heads of state and famous actors who are Buddhists. Relatively...
Exclusif à LexisNexis France/Semaine Juridique, E dition Générale :
Le cas des ressources pillées en amont des chaînes d'approvisionnement mondiales :
Poser les bonnes questions 
Exclusive from LexisNexis France/Semaine Juridique, General Edition:
Looted Resources in Global Supply Chains:
Asking the Right Questions 
Elise Groulx ,
Ad.E., LL.M., Attorney at law  , Of Counsel, Washington office, Boyle Litigation...
Ohio - It is conservatively estimated that one in every 555 people in the world
is a victim of human trafficking, LexisNexis' senior advisor on Corporate
Responsibility said June 30 at a webinar for employees at the LexisNexis campus
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Local, state and federal law enforcement
officers in Nashville, Tenn., Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., on Monday began
arresting 29 individuals who were listed in a federal indictment which was
unsealed listing various charges,...
Human Rights Now ,
Amnesty International's blog, yesterday described its involvement in the Universal
Periodic Review of the United States conducted by the UN Human Rights Council. Although non-governmental organizations such
as AI are not allowed...
By: Marat Almaganbetov, LexisNexis Russia Head of Business
In our blog
we tell about International Legal Forum in St. Petersburg (Russia). We talk to
Yevgeny Tarlo, doctor of law, professor, Russian senator.
Marat Almaganbetov :...
В блоге LexisNexis мы рассказываем о Международном юридическом
форуме, который прошел в Санкт-Петербурге (Россия).
Евгений Тарло , сенатор, доктор юридических наук, профессор
отвечает на наши вопросы.
- Доктор Тарло, в рамках форума прошел...
A new Rule of Law (ROL) Index issued June 13 by the World
Justice Project (WJP) reports that, among other key findings, the U.S. trails
behind Europe in terms of adherence to the rule of law.
The WJP ROL Index offers a comprehensive picture of the...
Deportation, Integrity, and the Rule of Law
By: Daniel Kanstroom
Daniel Kanstroom is a professor
of law and director of the International Human Rights Program at Boston College
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