Illinois governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation making his the 16th U.S. state to end the death penalty. We can expect to see more states joining those ranks.
French criminal courts recently resolved an unusual case, which might have had a chilling effect on academic speech, with a judgment that should be welcomed by scholars everywhere.
Posted in: Europe, Justice, Media & ArtsTopics: book review, Case Watch, defamation, European Court of Human Rights, forum-shopping, France, freedom of expression, Joseph Weiler, Karin Calvo-Goller, libel, MGN Ltd. v. UK, Sarah Montgomery
The executive arm of government in Kenya resembles a plate of githeri—a mixture of maize and beans where none takes precedence over the other and the absence of one fatally detracts, degrades, and diminishes the entire dish.
The detention of journalists for trying to provide an independent voice on security incidents undermines Western governments' otherwise positive efforts to support free media in Afghanistan in the past 10 years.
The Supreme Court has issued an important ruling in favor of those who seek nothing more than a chance to use modern DNA testing to prove their innocence.
Natural resources such as oil, gas, and minerals can potentially generate billions of dollars in revenues that can be used for poverty reduction and sound investment. Yet for decades, secrecy has allowed corruption to thrive in countries such as Angola, Cambodia, and Libya.
Five years after Russian bulldozers razed their village, a group of Roma families clings to survival—and waits for justice.
A new study shows that differences between Muslims and other Danes are exaggerated in the public discourse, and that we have a lot more in common than not.
My grandmother would not have barred people with criminal convictions from working at her nursing home. Why should we?
Seven countries still apply the death penalty against homosexuals. Another 75 criminalize same-sex relations. It's time to do something about these state-sanctioned acts of hate and destruction.
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