Category Archives: Legal Judicial

Housing Issues Hit Home for New Minnesota Lawmaker

For attorney Esther Agbaje, the desire to make a difference sealed her case for seeking elective office.”I have always had jobs that were in this space of helping people,” said Agbaje, who worked on human rights cases with the U.S. State Department, de…

Rights Groups’ Tribunal on Iran’s 2019 Protests Crackdown in London Renews Accountability Calls

WASHINGTON/LONDON — Iran is facing renewed scrutiny for its deadly suppression of nationwide protests in 2019, as a London tribunal organized by rights groups began hearing testimony Wednesday from relatives of those killed and others regarding alleged…

Rights Groups’ Tribunal on Iran’s 2019 Protests Crackdown in London Renews Accountability Calls

WASHINGTON/LONDON — Iran is facing renewed scrutiny for its deadly suppression of nationwide protests in 2019, as a London tribunal organized by rights groups began hearing testimony Wednesday from relatives of those killed and others regarding alleged…

Rights Group: Attacks on Somalia Journalists Go Unpunished

Free press advocates are calling for accountability for perpetrators of crimes against media workers as they commemorated the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.According to the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), an advoc…

Chinese Wildlife Trafficker Challenges Malawi Court Sentence

A Chinese national has filed a challenge at the Malawi High Court against a 14-year jail sentence, which a lower court gave him last month after he was convicted of three wildlife crimes.Lin Yunhua is allegedly a leader of an African wildlife trafficki…

Court Awards Somalia Bulk of Indian Ocean Territory Also Claimed by Kenya

The International Court of Justice has drawn a maritime boundary between Kenya and Somalia after the countries failed for years to reach agreement on the issue.The court’s ruling Tuesday, seen as favorable to Somalia, is almost certain to be rejected b…