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India goes to the polls this month in the world's largest election . Voting is staggered, with 814 million voters casting ballots on nine polling days over six weeks.
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Saudi authorities have repeatedly harassed Abu al-Khair for his human rights work, and now they've suddenly jailed him without letting him notify his family.
It is baffling why the Nepali government would propose a bill that contains exactly the same troubling provision allowing those responsible for the most heinous crimes to go scot free.
The Egyptian justice system continues to suffer from the absence of basic due process, and we continue to see example after example of cases wherein defendants receive no protection from unfair trial proceedings.
Georgia is poised to enact legislation that would protect a multimillion-dollar law enforcement industry that critics say has revived Dickensian-era debtors prisons in America.
The lack of justice for years of violence resulting from inter-communal tensions has created a combustible situation.
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Having endured nearly 15 years of house arrest with grace and courage, Aung San Suu Kyi has earned a reputation throughout the world as a political superstar of rare moral stature.
For victims in Syria who have known nothing but suffering, despair and abandonment, the ICC would open up the hope of justice and redress.It would also send a warning to those responsible for grave crimes on all sides that their day in court may be coming.
Edward Snowden's revelations on the voracious appetite of spying on all and sundry by the National Security Agency and allied agencies should not give pause for too much comment, other than to affirm a general premise: activists and non-government groups are to be feared.
Florida has been unfairly and arbitrarily trying children as adults, according to a new Human Rights Watch report.
That's the fate being "arbitrarily and unfairly" handed down to hundreds of children prosecuted as adults in the state of Florida, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch.
Pakistan's anti-terror laws shouldn't be used to undermine fundamental rights. The Protection of Pakistan Ordinance as drafted runs roughshod over rights provided under international law as well as Pakistan's constitution.