Torture Law Excludes Organizations Source: The Seattle Times
In a unanimous ruling, the United States Supreme Court declined to find that the word “individual” used in the Torture Victim Protection Act was also meant to include organizations. The law allows those who have been tortured "by an individual who acts on behalf of a foreign nation" to seek redress in American courts.
Bills Steady in 2012
Abuse at North Korea
An estimated 150,000-200,000 political prisoners are being detained in labor camps in North Korea. Prisoners are held without trial and receive no outside communication. They are never told of their crimes, though many “confess” under torture. Most are imprisoned at these camps for life where they are subjected to beatings, torture, and rape.
Women Face Inequality in
Receives Death Threats
Couples Gain Inheritance Rights
Resistance Army Attacks Continue
French Ministry Accused of Racial Profiling
Interior Ministry is being sued for employing abusive identity checks
against French black men or men of Arab descent. A study indicates black
men or men of Arab descent are between six to eight times more likely to
be subjected to police identity checks than white men.
European Court Approves British Extradition
Skater Pioneers in Europe
Sterilizations in Uzbekistan