A new documentary film by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union offers a clear and moving message of why societies should not lock up people with intellectual disabilities. Unfortunately, political leaders in Hungary seem unwilling to change the status quo.
Posted in: Education & Youth, Europe, Governance & Accountability, Health, Rights & JusticeTopics: documentary film, HCLU, Hungary, intellectual disability, Judith Klein, mental disabilities, mental health, public health
Developments in strategic communication and social media can be overwhelming. The Health Media Initiative has pulled together a few top online resources for nonprofit organizations seeking to be effective agents of change.
Posted in: Health, Media & ArtsTopics: Beth Kanter, Brett Davidson, Chris Rose, communications strategy, digital activism, health media, Katya Andersen, Mobile Active, public health, social media
International law requires Libya's National Transitional Council to implement the arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court, and to hand any suspects it holds over to The Hague.
Posted in: Middle East, Rights & JusticeTopics: Abdullah al-Senussi, Alison Cole, ICC, International Criminal Court, international justice, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Muammar al-Qaddafi, Omar Al Bashir, Saif al-Islam al-Qaddafi, UN Security Council
The decisive steps taken by business leaders in Kenya to help those affected by famine in the country's north should provide important lessons for the country's politicians mired in corruption, patronage, and controversy.
The riots in England raise critical questions about how police engage with young people.
After some six years of proceedings, the International Criminal Court trial of Thomas Lubanga is entering its final phase. The case has been marked by both milestones and near-disasters for international justice.
Each time that DNA frees an innocent person from prison, which happens with increasing regularity, we learn that people convicted of serious rapes and murders falsely confessed, eyewitnesses to the crime misidentified them, informants lied, or forensic analysts exaggerated the evidence. A new website shows how wrongful convictions happen and how they can be prevented.
Suvash Darnal fought for the rights of Nepal's Dalits, a long discriminated “untouchable” caste in the country. His vision for a just and inclusive Nepal will continue on despite his untimely death.
The European Court of Human Rights overturns two separate defamation findings against journalists in Malta and Ukraine in rulings that reinforce media freedom.
Sometimes a court conviction can be part of a cover-up, as demonstrated by two recent rulings by the European Court of Human Rights that involve police abuses in Turkey and Georgia.
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