(AP) - A Pakistani court on Tuesday acquitted a Christian girl accused of
blasphemy over the burning of the Muslim holy book, her lawyer said. The ruling
was the final chapter in a case that caused an international outcry over
Pakistan's strict blasphemy laws, which are very Full
Tunisia (AP) - A second suspect in the attack on Tunisia's U.S. embassy died
Saturday after months on a hunger strike, his lawyer said. Mohammed Bakhti, a
prominent member of the ultraconservative Muslim Salafi movement, was admitted
to intensive care days earlier following complications...
Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's opposition leaders are calling on President Hugo
Chavez to grant amnesty to the country's self-proclaimed political prisoners. Opposition
congressman Edgar Zambrano said he was optimistic after presenting a proposed
bill amnesty bill to the Full
(AP) - Egyptian authorities arrested more than 300 children during protests in
Cairo over the past year, beating and torturing some and trying many as adults,
a leading international rights group said Tuesday. Human Rights Watch said in a
report that the arrests and treatment of detained children...
Ohio (AP) - A former military colonel with a Somali security force dubbed the
"Gestapo of Somalia" by its critics was responsible for the torture
of a human rights advocate in the 1980s, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a
decision that opens the door for a hearing on Full
NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to sanction
the leaders of Congo's M23 rebel force, which hours earlier occupied the
eastern Congolese city of Goma as U.N. peacekeepers stood by without resisting.
But it did not name two Full
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(AP) - German pastor Gabriele Stangl says she will never forget the harrowing
confession she heard in 1999. A woman said she had been brutally raped, got
pregnant and had a baby. Then she killed it and buried it in the woods near
Berlin. Stangl wanted to Full
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NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Committee Against Torture strongly criticized Russia in
a report for failing to investigate widespread allegations of torture and
stepping up intimidation and reprisals against human rights advocates and
journalists. The panel of 10 independent experts expressed concern...
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 expect child
support from your kid's biological...
CITY (AP) - Human rights groups say they found hundreds of women and children
subjected to sexual and physical abuse at a public psychiatric hospital in
Guatemala's capital. The Human Rights Office of the Archbishop of Guatemala led
an investigation by Full
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(AP) - A leading Cuban opposition figure said Thursday that he and another dissident
were threatened, and in one case attacked, by people they took to be
intelligence agents in separate incidents on the same day. Elizardo Sanchez
said two plainclothes officials Full
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Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan authorities began trying the country's most famous
judge in absentia Wednesday while she refused to enter the courtroom alleging
violations of her rights. Coming nearly three years after her arrest, the trial
of Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni started amid a scandal...
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, the new
system relies upon an impartial judiciary...
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 British
Museum will lend the clay cylinder for a...
Chile (AP) - Chile's government has apologized to a lesbian judge who was
denied custody of her three daughters because she is gay. The apology was
issued Friday during a ceremony led by Justice Minister Teodoro Ribera. Chile
says it will pay Full
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AIRES Argentina (AP) - Judges found all defendants innocent Tuesday in a
high-profile case of an Argentine woman who was allegedly kidnapped and forced
into prostitution a decade ago. The 13 people on trial in the province of
Tucuman had Full
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SALVADOR El Salvador (AP) - Rights groups are calling on El Salvador to
investigate the 1981 army massacre of about 1,000 people at El Mozote.
Judiciary officials say cases could be opened despite a 1980s amnesty law. The
Inter-American Court of Human Rights says El Salvador should Full
NATIONS (AP) - Preliminary investigations by the U.N. peacekeeping force in
Congo indicate that Congolese army soldiers committed rapes, looting and other
human rights violations after they retreated from the key city of Goma
following its capture by M23 rebels, the United Nations said Friday...
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 few
understand that the Dalai Lama lives...
Arthur Larson’s passion for world peace through law and human rights
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The rule of law is a theme that unifies LexisNexis across the globe and is one that is passionately supported by the company’s people. LexisNexis...
"The President has the legal authority to make a significant number of unauthorized migrants eligible for temporary relief from deportation that would be similar to the relief available under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The reasons include three main points:
"In 2012, President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and in 2014, he announced an expansion of DACA as well as a new program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). Both programs would allow some noncitizens...
SEVP Issues Report Responding to Feedback Received at NAFSA Conference |
In December, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) issued a report responding to feedback received at the 2015 NAFSA annual conference. The report addresses 15 key issues raised at the conference that affect students...
Prof. Hiroshi Motomura, Los Angeles Times Op-Ed, Dec. 7, 2017 - "When President Trump announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in September, he also punted. He left it to Congress to decide if the country would extend lawful immigration status, via the long-stalled...
Prof. Kari Hong, Jan. 8, 2018 - "As we start a new year, the status of “sanctuary cities” promises to be a continuing flashpoint in the immigration debate. The Trump Administration cites the “rule of law,” and immigrants’ supposed failure to follow it , to justify its...