The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday lauded the Czech government's decision to provide "subsidiary protection" to eight Taiwanese fraud suspects detained in its capital Prague rather than extradite them to China as requested by Beijing. Subsidiary protection is an international protection given to a non-EU national or a stateless person who does not qualify as a refugee Leggi Tutto
Human rights and law reform organisation Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) released a statement today (16 July) calling for Singapore authorities to withdraw “baseless allegations and unwarranted threats” against Malaysian lawyer and founder of LFL N Surendran who has been representing Malaysians death
Goernment Equalities Office, UK government, consultation, sexual harassment at work, employers duties, current law, Equality Act 2010, Do the current laws on this issue provide the protections they are supposed to?Sexual harassment has been against the law for decades, and strong, clear laws against it are set out in the Equality Act 2010.Sexual harassment can include sexual comments or jokes; physical behaviour, including
International drug syndicates orchestrated Sri Lanka's deadly Easter Sunday bombings, the country's leader claimed Monday, despite earlier blaming the attacks on Islamists.The statement comes amid a nationwide narcotics crackdown, with President Maithripala Sirisena aiming to reintroduce capital
A Canadian citizen detained in China is being held on drug-related offences, Beijing said Monday, at a time of tense relations between the two countries.News of the latest arrest comes amid a diplomatic crisis sparked by the detention of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer for Chinese tech
Kenichiro Takeuchi has gone through numerous hardships as the son of a death row inmate who was convicted of a mysterious fatal train accident in chaotic postwar Japan.Leading a life of obscurity and changing jobs nearly a dozen times, Takeuchi, 76, still lives with the dream of his father being
UN Women’s Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka , Call to Action, Annual Summit of the Women Political Leaders, women in politics, Beijing Platform for Action Women and girls around the world continue to face an unprecedented set of challenges.At the Annual Summit of the Women Political Leaders (WPL) at the House of Representatives in Tokyo, Japan, UN Women’s Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka launched a Call to Action to ensure that
KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — Four Malaysians are among 10 on Singapore’s death row scheduled to be executed after their clemency petitions failed, local lawyer N. Surendran said today.The adviser for Malaysia human rights group Lawyers for Liberty — part of a legal team acting to save the life of
The number of people on death row or facing capital resentencing in the United States has continued its 19-year decline, according to a new death-row census by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund(LDF). The Spring 2019 edition of Death Row USA, released in early July, reports that 2,673
In a speedy judgment, a district court here on Thursday awarded death sentence to a 35-year-old man for raping and killing a nine-year-old girl last month.The whole trial took 32 days and completed on Wednesday and the order was kept reserved for Thursday on which death penalty was sentenced to
The legislation will affect thousands of men aged between 18 and 65 found guilty of raping or sexually abusing minors.Ukrinform news agency says the measure “involves the forced injection of anti-androgen drugs consisting of chemicals that should reduce libido and sexual activity”.And it is
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Tuesday, 09 July 2019, the First Instance Court issued a death sentence by hanging against J. M. (69), from Jabalia after convicting him with the murder of (A. A.) on 15 February 2018.The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the
FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Franklin County judge has ruled the state's protocol for carrying out the death penalty is unconstitutional. The ruling by Judge Phillip Shepherd came in response to a case filed by a group of death-row inmates, who argued corrections department regulations don't protect people
UNFPA, State of World Population 2019, the reproductive rights movements‘The cost of inaction is simply too high: more women and girls dying… more unsafe abortions…’The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, enabling them to govern their own bodies and shape their own futures.But despite
SANTA FE ― The State Supreme Court has set aside the death sentences of the only inmates awaiting execution in New Mexico, concluding that their sentences were unlawfully disproportionate in comparison to the penalties imposed in similar murder cases.In a divided decision, three justices sent the
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s corrections chief has moved death row prisoners for the second time in two years, this time trying to answer concerns over inmate treatment raised in a federal lawsuit.In their new home, the 37 prisoners condemned to die for their crimes will be able to eat
At least 8 Christians remain on death row in Pakistan after being convicted under Islamic law of “blasphemy”.No Christians have been executed for “blasphemy”, but many of them have been languishing in prison for years, according to statistics provided by CLAAS (Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance
Clare's Law, your right to ask, the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland, domestic abuse, partner is at risk, disclosure, record of violence, police, informed decision, You have the right to ask the police if you think your partner or a friend’s might be dangerous. The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme – known as Clare’s Law – is intended to provide information that could protect someone from being attacked. Leggi tutto
As out presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg continues to struggle with black voters, his campaign released a plan to “dismantle racist structures and systems.” That includes eliminating the death penalty and legalizing marijuana.The New York Times reports that Buttigieg faces a difficult path to
There is no question that James McKinney murdered Christine Mertens and James McClain in two separate botched burglaries in the Phoenix area in 1991.But should he be put to death for it?That’s the question the Supreme Court will consider this fall, and experts say its ruling in McKinney’s case
A Thai man has been sentenced to the death penalty for the rape and murder of a German tourist at Koh Si Chang Island in the Gulf of Thailand, police said.Ronnakorn Romruen, 23, attacked Miriam Beelte, 27, while she was visiting a historic stone monument on a rental motorbike on April 7, reported
Four Britons have been arrested in eastern China, the Foreign Office has said.No details have been provided about the circumstances of the arrests in Jiangsu province, but it comes after police in the local city of Xuzhou said they had arrested 19 people - including 16 foreign nationals - on
The Indian cabinet has cleared amendments to an existing gender-neutral law against sexual abuse of children introducing the provision of death penalty in cases of aggravated sexual offences and more stringent penal provisions aimed at clamping down on child pornography.The 14 amendments to the
Larry Krasner says the punishment is ‘really about poverty’ and race.Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner—who vowed as a candidate not to seek the death penalty—has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to declare that the sentence, as applied, violates the state’s Constitution. “Because
He admitted to attacking "dozens" of gay men before he ended up murdering someone.A Michigan man is being prosecuted for the murder of a gay man and the shooting another in what prosecutors say was an anti-gay attack.Demetris Nelson has been charged with first degree murder, felony murder
Bruce Webster has been on death row for 23 years. Last month he got a stunning reprieve.A federal judge ruled that new evidence had come to light suggesting Webster has a mental disability, making him ineligible for execution. It’s the first time someone has been saved from the death penalty by a
TEHRAN: The high-profile trial opened Saturday of a former Tehran mayor charged with murdering his wife, Iranian media reported. Prominent reformist Mohammad Ali Najafi appeared in a Tehran criminal court, accused of shooting his second wife Mitra Ostad at their home in the Iranian capital.The
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Friday branded as “idiots” the governments behind a UN rights body investigation into his narcotics crackdown that has killed thousands and drawn international censure.Duterte’s three-year drug war has unleashed a surge of bloodshed in the Asian nation, with
Swedish officials, confusingly, have claimed there is no 'new evidence'Sweden has rejected the asylum claim for a 19-year-old gay teen who fears being executed in Iran.Mehdi Shokr Khoda, who also identifies as Christian, was forced to sign a document today (9 July) to say he has three weeks to
Iran Human Rights (IHR) -- July 11, 2019: A man hanged at Zanjan prison for murder last Monday.  According to IHR sources, on the morning of Monday, July 8, a man was hanged at Zanjan prison. He is identified by IHR sources as Mostafa Shiri, 42, a resident of the Iranian city of Marand. Leggi
Behind fences topped with razor wire, New Mexico’s old death chamber sits empty.A red phone still hangs on the wall – a relic from when the governor could halt an execution at the last moment.But there’s no steel table – or much of anything else – left in the 80-square-foot room, which lies
ORLANDO, Fla. — After two days of deliberations, a 12-member jury couldn't unanimously agree on a death sentence for convicted killer Scott Nelson, who then got life in prison for killing a Winter Park personal assistant in 2017.Judge Keith F. White read the jury's decision to the courtroom at
Rachel Reeves MP, Citizens' Assembly, climate change, letter, Philip Hammond, series of questions, net zero 2050, UN IPCC report, 1.5C, Greta Thunberg,“The job now” is to get on with mapping out the path to achieve a net-zero target for carbon emissions by 2050.Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee wrote to Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, recently, with a series of questions
The trial of the suspected jihadist killers of two Scandinavian women hikers beheaded in Morocco's High Atlas mountains last December neared its close Thursday as lawyers prepared to deliver their final arguments.Prosecutors have called for the death penalty for the three main jihadist suspects