UN Women, EPIC, ILO, equal pay, SDG target 8.5 Equal pay for work of equal value is central to the achievement of gender equality. Throughout all regions, countries and sectors worldwide, women are paid less than men. The G20 and OECD countries’ median monthly earnings for women are on average 17 per cent below those of men and, elsewhere, the situation is not any better. Leggi tutto
Patrick HenryPARIS (AP) - French criminal justice authorities say a child murderer whose case has become a symbol of the fight against the death penalty will be released from prison.The prosecutor's office in Melun, south of Paris, said Friday that 64-year-old Patrick Henry has had his sentence suspended for
Ali Al-Nimr, Darwood Al-Marhoun, Abdullah Al-Zahar, Abdulkareem Al-Hawaj83 already executed this year, with political dissidents and Shia minority targeted A young Saudi Arabian Shia man who says he was tortured to “confess” alleged crimes committed when he was aged 16 faces imminent execution, said Amnesty International today. The family of Abdulkareem Leggi Tutto
Dylann RoofCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American.In a handwritten request filed Monday with
Pakistan, blasphemy lawsIn Pakistan, a poem sent over WhatsApp can prove deadly.On September 14, a court in Gujrat district, Punjab province sentenced to death Nadeem James, a 35-year-old Christian, for sending a poem to a friend that was deemed insulting to Islam. James denies Leggi Tutto
President John MagufuliTanzania has come under fresh pressure to abolish the death penalty, echoing President John Magufuli's assertion this past week, that he does not intend to endorse any execution of death row convicts.Tanzania is one of the 57 countries in the world where the death penalty is still Leggi Tutto
Tanzanian President John MagufuliTanzanian President John Magufuli has stated clearly that he cannot assent to an execution of the death penalty which is legal in the East African country.He said on Monday during the swearing in of Chief Justice Ibrahim Hamis Juma in Dar es Salaam, that he cannot make that Leggi Tutto
Sir Mario Owens18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler's office is the subject of prosecutorial misconduct allegations.A judge today denied a 5-year appeal by Sir Mario Owens, a man convicted for the 2005 witness killing of a state lawmaker's son and his fiancee.Today's order leaves Owens, 32, on death
Bali's Kerobokan prisonA member of Bali’s finest is not denying that he smuggled methamphetamine to a police detainee.Insp. Wayan Sudarta, 55, made the admission at a hearing in Denpasar District Court on Tuesday.Sudarta is on trial, accused of trying to pass off the meth in a shampoo bottle to Ahmad Gabriel Leggi Tutto
Tokyo Detention CenterA death-row inmate convicted of killing four people in 2002 has died of illness at a Tokyo detention center, the Justice Ministry said Sunday.Tetsuo Odajima, 74, was pronounced dead at 10:30 p.m. Saturday after losing consciousness. He had suffered esophageal cancer and been treated at the
Insurance fraudA jury recommended a Moreno Valley woman be put to death for fatally shooting her husband in 2009 after evidence was presented suggesting he was not the first husband she had killed, officials said Friday.Lorraine Alison Hunter, 62, was convicted of first-degree murder in the death her truck
Arkansas' death chamberArkansas' Supreme Court justices, who in April stayed the execution of Don Davis, said Thursday that the condemned killer cannot fire his legal team and drop the appeal that has, for now, spared his life.In a series of handwritten motions sent from prison over the past 2 months, Davis, Leggi Tutto
OklahomaOKLAHOMA CITY -- On August 8, The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a death penalty conviction of a Muscogee (Creek) citizen, based on a decision that Patrick Dwayne Murphy should have been tried in federal court not state court since his offense occurred in Indian Country.The
EU flagThe European Union is spearheading an effort to limit the global trade of torture instruments and tools used to carry out executions.Almost 60 countries have committed to join the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade, which formally launched at the United Nations on Monday.Countries with some of the
Ilam public execution, Iran, 17 Sept. 2017Iran Human Rights (SEPT 19 2017): A prisoner by the name of Samir Deivband was hanged in public in the city of Ilam in front of a crowd of people. According to a report by the state-run media IRIB, the prisoner was sentenced to death Leggi Tutto
Cameron Todd Willingham, right, on Texas death rowThe fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against the ceiling, then banked downward
Indiana's death chamberIn its 201-year history, Indiana has used 3 methods of execution. Hanging was the primary method until 1913, followed by electrocution.In 1995, the Department of Correction began using lethal injection - a protocol soon to be reviewed by the Indiana Supreme Court.Vacating a ruling by the Indiana
Jury boxRegardless of how one might feel about the death penalty, no one should be more or less culpable because of the color of their skin.I am the executive director of the Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. From my childhood in the Arkansas Delta, to higher education in Walmart-dominated
Saint LuciaAttorney at Law, Mary Francis, has dismissed a statement Thursday by National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, in support of capital punishment, asserting that implementing the death penalty will not solve the 'murder crisis' in Saint Lucia and the Caribbean."If the issue of the death
Sir Mario Owens COLORADOIn a massive and long-awaited order, an Arapahoe County District Court judge has denied the death penalty appeal of Sir Mario Owens — even though he found that prosecutors withheld some evidence that could have been favorable to Owens’ side.Senior Judge Christopher Munch ruled on Thursday that
Koh Tao island, ThailandTourists flock to this idyllic beach — but a series of events have put into question what is going on at this paradise.IT WAS supposed to be the holiday of a lifetime.Ben Harrington, a 32-year-old British IT consultant, was on holiday with his brother Mark and a friend Leggi Tutto
Post-ISIS Mosul, IraqIraq's prime minister says the teenage German girl found in Mosul last month who ran away from home after communicating with Islamic State group extremists online is still being held in a Baghdad prison.Speaking to The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Saturday, Haider Al-Abadi says
Michael Lambrix In an unprecedented move, Florida death row inmate Michael Lambrix has declared a "hunger strike" to protest his execution (October 5, 2017)Michael Lambrix has consistently maintained his innocence in a case that remains essentially a highly circumstantial case (no eyewitnesses, no physical or
Egypt flagLife sentences handed to 43 for role in demonstration over former president’s oustingAn Egyptian court sentenced hundreds to jail for murder and illegally protesting on Monday after a mass trial criticized by rights groups.But it acquitted an Irish student, a high-profile detainee who says he was
US DollarsWanted: An attorney to represent a Utah man condemned to death.Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Utah and meet the state’s special qualifications for death penalty cases.The pay is about $125 per hour — but co-counsel in one case will warn you, there’s been trouble actually getting
Alison Thewliss, Chancellor Philip Hammond, end tampon tax now, clear plan No legislation has been brought before Parliament to end the tampon tax.Alison Thewliss, SNP MP for Glasgow Central, has called on the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to scrap the ‘tampon tax‘ for good, following the Co-op’s announcement recently that they will cover the cost of the tax for their
Ibrahim Halawa EGYPTAn Irish student who was a juvenile when he was arrested has been acquitted at an Egyptian mass trial, four years after his arrest at a protest. Ibrahim Halawa from Dublin, was 17 when he was arrested with hundreds of other people in 2013, as part of a crackdown on Leggi Tutto
Tanzanian President John MagufuliTanzanian President John Magufuli has stated clearly that he cannot assent to an execution of the death penalty which is legal in the East African country.He said on Monday during the swearing in of Chief Justice Ibrahim Hamis Juma in Dar es Salaam, that he cannot make that Leggi Tutto
Jury boxKeith Tharpe was convicted and sent to death thanks in part to a racist juror.If the Supreme Court is serious about reducing the impact of racial prejudice in capital cases - and 2 recent decisions suggest it is - the justices will halt the pending execution of a Georgia man and Leggi Tutto
Hanoi, VietnamSuspicion is hanging over the prison guards who allowed them to escape.Vietnamese police have arrested 2 death row convicts who escaped from a Hanoi prison a week ago.Nguyen Van Tinh, 28, was arrested in Hoa Binh Province which neighbors the capital in the early hours of Sunday.His accomplice Le
Chennai, Sep 16 (PTI) The Madras High Court has commuted the death sentence awarded by a Tirupur court to one of the five accused in a double murder case to life imprisonment.A division bench of justices PN Prakash and CV Karthikeyan yesterday commuted the death sentence awarded by the Tirupur
Ocean Bank branch, VietnamWhat were acceptable interest payments paid by a scandal-hit bank have been discriminately criminalized, lawyers say.The defense lawyer for a former PetroVietnam chairman who faces the death sentence in a massive graft case has said his client had just been enforcing executive orders already
Prince Mohamad Bin Salman SAUDI ARABIAIn the last week Saudi Arabian authorities have intensified their crackdown on freedom of expression, detaining more than 20 prominent religious figures, writers, journalists, academics and activists, said Amnesty International.“In recent years we cannot recall a week in which so many prominent
Jury boxKeith Tharpe faces the death penalty for killing his sister-in-law and kidnapping and raping his estranged wife. His lawyers have appealed the sentence because 1 of the jurors who voted for his execution may have been racially biased.Keith Tharpe was convicted in 1991 of killing his sister-in-law