Human Trafficking Ring Busted|
Source: San Antonio Express-News
Federal agents arrested at least 28 human traffickers in San Antonio and Laredo, Texas. The smuggling ring is believed to be associated with Zetas, a violent and powerful Mexican drug cartel. Upwards of 200 immigrants per month were smuggled into the United States by the ring, charging the immigrants $2,500 per person.
Laws Heavily Impact Hispanics
Deported Sri Lankans
The UK has deported 25 Sri Lankans back to Sri Lanka. Human rights groups have expressed concern that the 13 Tamils sent back are in danger of being tortured upon their return because of suspected ties to separatist rebels. Both the UK and Sri Lankan governments insisted that those returning are not in danger.
Draft of Human Rights Declaration Completed
Forced Recruitment of Colombian Children
Eviction of Argentina’s Indigenous
Deaths Persist in Africa
Rebel Groups Maintain Control
French Leader Supports Headwear Ban
recently banned full face-covering veils and now a leader of
France’s far-right political party has called for a ban on religious
headwear in public, including Muslim veils and Jewish skullcaps. The
leader, known for her anti-immigration stance, won 18% of the votes in the
recent presidential election. French President Hollande has denounced her
UK’s Indeterminate Sentences Deemed Unlawful
Policemen Charged With Torture
Removal Angers Activists
Government “Anti-Human Rights”
Women Discriminated in Divorce
Human Rights Watch issued a report detailing discriminatory family laws that negatively impact women. The report found that, in particular, Bangladesh divorce laws, which do not allocate equal shares of marital property to both husband and wife, often leave Bangladeshi women impoverished.
The American Branch of the International Law Association and the International Law Students Association is hosting the 2012 International Law Weekend in New York City on October 25-27, 2012. The theme of this year's meeting is "Ideas, Institutions, and Interests - Dynamics of Change in International Law." Register here.