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Top Court Fines 7 States Over Status Of Human Rights Courts

The Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped penalty of up to Rs 1 lakh on seven states for failing to file responses on setting up human rights courts despite its dire...

Top Court Fines 7 States Over Status Of Human Rights Courts

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United States: UN human rights office welcomes California moratorium on death penalty The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed the signing of an executive order by the Governor of California, in the United States, to impose a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty, which grants a reprieve to 737 inmates, up to end of his ...
18:52, 04/28/2019

AI learns to predict the outcomes of human rights court cases AI is going into law. It can now predict the outcomes of human rights cases and next year Estonia is planning to use the technology to moderate disputes in small claims courts...
17:26, 08/08/2019

Ex-Barclays Euribor trader takes UK to European Court of Human Rights A French former trader with Barclays who was convicted in absentia in London last year of participating in a scheme to rig global interest rates has challenged Britain in the European Court of Human Rights....
18:26, 07/01/2019

U.S. states, rights groups ask court to block bid to divert $1.5 billion toward Trump's wall Civil rights groups and 20 states asked a federal judge to prevent the Trump Administration from transferring $1.5 billion that Congress had approved for the military toward building a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, according to a court filing....
19:13, 05/30/2019

Russian court rules to free Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev was granted early release by a Russian court on Monday after being given a four-year penal colony sentence earlier this year, his lawyer and supporters said....
20:13, 06/10/2019

French courts have handed down 447 fines in the past 8 months under a new law punishing harassment of women French courts have in the last eight months handed 447 fines to violators of a new law that seeks to combat harassment of women, the country's equality minister Marlène Schiappa has confirmed....
22:39, 04/30/2019

UN Human Rights chief urges Venezuela to halt grave rights violations The Venezuelan authorities should take immediate steps to halt widespread rights violations being perpetrated against the country’s people and work to resolve “this all-consuming crisis”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Thursday....
01:13, 07/05/2019

Hungary drops courts plan opposed by EU, rights groups The plans for administrative courts have been at the center of the confrontation between the nationalist, ruling Fidesz party and the European Union. Critics said they would give too much power to the justice minister....
21:26, 05/30/2019

U.S. rights groups ask courts to freeze Trump asylum rule The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups that sued to block the Trump administration's latest initiative to bar almost all asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border have asked courts to freeze the measure while their cases are heard....
04:39, 07/18/2019

Supreme Court says 1 state can’t be sued in another’s courts WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is ruling that one state cannot unwillingly be sued in the courts of another, overruling a 40-year precedent. The justices are dividing 5-4 Monday in ending a long-running dispute between California officials and N...
18:13, 05/13/2019

Supreme Court: Federal courts have no say in gerrymandering On its final day before recessing for the summer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday states have the power to draw their districts as they see fit, and that federal courts have no say in the matter....
22:39, 06/27/2019

Adviser to EU top court voices doubt on Polish courts' independence An adviser to Europe's top court said on Thursday that the independence of Polish courts could be at risk from changes made by the right-wing government....
11:39, 06/27/2019

Opinion: Human rights come first When it comes to drafting a constitution, the concrete details aren't what's important. What matters is the underlying concept of humankind, which confers dignity on every human being, writes Alexander Görlach....
07:52, 05/17/2019

UK to appoint first human rights ambassador New role is likely to put spotlight on UK’s approach to autocratic regimesThe British government is appointing an international ambassador dedicated to the promotion of human rights, in a move that is likely to put the UK’s patchy approach to autocra...
13:52, 05/20/2019

Their Islands Are Being Eroded. So Are Their Human Rights, They Say. A group of Indigenous Australians from low-lying islands in the Torres Strait argue that Australia, by failing to act on climate change, has violated their fundamental right to maintain their culture....
19:39, 05/12/2019

Supreme Court says federal courts don’t have a role in deciding partisan gerrymandering claims The justices agreed to take the cases after lower courts determined the congressional maps in North Carolina and Maryland were so politically tilted that they violated voters’ rights....
18:52, 06/27/2019

Malta court fines German NGO Lifeline captain A Maltese court has fined the captain of the German humanitarian ship that had rescued more than 200 migrants off Libya entering Maltese waters last year with a ship that was not properly registered...
14:13, 05/14/2019

German court fines 7 men who claimed to be “Sharia police” BERLIN (AP) — A German court has found seven men who formed a self-styled “Sharia police” guilty of violating rules on wearing uniforms. German news agency dpa reported that a court on Monday fined the men, aged between 27 and 37, to pena...
18:52, 05/27/2019

US sets up commission for human rights advice Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced a new commission to review the idea of human rights and how it shapes US foreign policy. Critics worry it will provide justification to roll back women's and LGBT rights....
01:00, 07/09/2019

Crackdown trips up human rights groups Social media platforms, under pressure to block extremists, are sometimes also cracking down on human rights advocates and other legitimate content, according to a new report....
06:00, 06/14/2019

Russia in the Council of Europe: What does it mean for human rights? A controversial decision to restore Moscow's voting rights in the Council of Europe has been called a safeguard for human rights in Russia. But how much influence does the body really have over the Kremlin?...
03:00, 06/27/2019

CoA Cannot Decide On Voting Rights Of States, SC Will: BCCI Lawyer Till the time the apex court hears out the state associations, the CoA can't decide on whether they are compliant or not as per the BCCI state bodies....
15:52, 08/07/2019

Fines, jail, debt: Court policies punish the poor Low-income court defendants across the country have found themselves in a never-ending cycle of fines, jail, probation and debt. Now one Tennessee district attorney is trying to change that. (July 10)        ...
10:39, 07/10/2019

German court orders fines for 'Shariah police' vigilantes Members of a "Shariah police" vigilante group have been handed fines for donning illegal uniforms. The men had attempted to impose a "Shariah controlled zone" in the western German city of Wuppertal....
19:39, 05/27/2019

| German court orders fines for 'sharia police' group A German court has ordered seven Islamic fundamentalists to pay fines over a so-called "sharia police" patrol they launched in 2014 to mass media and political outrage....
23:39, 05/27/2019

Supreme Court says federal courts have no role in policing partisan redistricting; decision could reshape US politics WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court says federal courts have no role in policing partisan redistricting; decision could reshape US politics....
16:26, 06/27/2019

Russia will respond to U.S. human rights sanctions: embassy The Russian Embassy in Washington said on Thursday that U.S. sanctions against a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russians, for alleged human rights violations will be met with "reciprocal measures."...
05:00, 05/17/2019

EU criticizes human rights in Turkey, ‘backsliding’ on laws BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says Turkey continues to distance itself from the bloc and its values and says sees no reason to unblock the country’s EU membership talks. In a progress report on Turkey’s membership prospects released ...
15:13, 05/29/2019

How to Protest Human Rights Abuses at U.S. Detention Centers Many of us are feeling some combination of despair, outrage, and shock at reports of the conditions at the U.S. southern border. It’s devastating to learn that our government is separating children from their families, cramming people into overcrowde...
23:13, 06/21/2019

Lok Sabha Begins Discussion On Amendments To Human Rights Act The Lok Sabha today began a discussion on a bill to amend the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, which, the government said, will make the National Human Rights Commission and state human rights......
13:26, 07/19/2019

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela The United Nations’ top human rights official is visiting Venezuela amid heightened international pressure on Nicolás Maduro for allegedly silencing opponents with jail, torture and excessive violence...
22:26, 06/19/2019

Maduro criticizes UN human rights report in letter Embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has written a letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to reject the content of a report in which Bachelet highlighted "patterns of violations of all human right...
02:39, 07/13/2019

EU sued by human rights lawyers over migrant deaths A group of lawyers are asking the ICC to investigate the European Union for crimes against humanity, arguing that the bloc's policies are responsible for thousands of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean....
14:13, 06/03/2019

Ottawa announces $11.7M in funding for Journalists for Human Rights The funding, which was announced by International Development Minister Maryam Monsef on Friday, will go towards the expansion of a project called 'Canada World: Voice for Women and Girls.'...
01:13, 05/04/2019

UN human rights chief appeals for dialogue in Venezuela The United Nations’ top human rights official is urging Venezuela’s government and opposition to put aside deep political differences and commit to dialogue aimed at ending a humanitarian crisis showing no signs of letting up...
07:13, 06/22/2019

Venezuela allows UN human rights chief Bachelet to set up office The UN human rights chief plans to set up an office in Venezuela to monitor the ongoing humanitarian crisis there. Michelle Bachelet said the dire situation must not be allowed to "deteriorate any further."...
16:39, 06/22/2019

Bahrain executes three people, despite human rights outcry Human rights groups had warned against the executions, calling them ‘utterly shameful”Bahrain has executed three people convicted in two separate cases, one a case of “terrorism” and killing a police officer, and the second related to the killing of ...
08:26, 07/27/2019

Labour to be probed by human rights watchdog over antisemitism An investigation into whether the Labour Party "unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish" has been launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)....
14:39, 05/28/2019

Human rights commission condemns Brazilian governor The head of the human rights commission of Rio de Janeiro's legislative assembly is blaming state Gov. Wilson Witzel for a surge in police killings, which totaled a record 434 in the first three months of the year....
00:39, 05/09/2019

Eritrea in the UN Human Rights Council: Fox guarding the henhouse The UN Human Rights Council regularly accuses Eritrea of large-scale human rights abuses. Yet the regime in Asmara was accepted as a member and now even chairs the world's top human rights body....
23:26, 06/27/2019

‘Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive Right to life is likely to be undermined alongside the rule of law, special rapporteur saysThe world is increasingly at risk of “climate apartheid”, where the rich pay to escape heat and hunger caused by the escalating climate crisis while the rest o...
11:52, 06/25/2019

I'm Human Rights Lawyer Becca Heller, and This Is How I Work As co-founder and executive director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, Becca Heller provides legal assistance to refugees trying to emigrate to the United States. Her organization directly fought the Trump administration’s travel ban w...
19:52, 06/05/2019

Philippines slam UN human rights probe of drug war The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to investigate the thousands of killings in the Philippines tied to President Rodrigo Duterte's ongoing war on drugs, a move which the country's foreign minister quickly denounced as unjust....
03:13, 07/12/2019

Israeli order against Human Rights Watch director frozen Israel's Supreme Court has issued a ruling allowing the local director of Human Rights Watch to remain in the country while he fights a deportation order....
15:26, 06/02/2019

Venezuela must guarantee judicial impartiality - UN human rights expert As political tensions continue to escalate in Venezuela, a United Nations independent human rights expert has called on the Government to “take all necessary measures to guarantee judicial independence,” following concerns that some pressure may have...
19:39, 04/28/2019

British football fan detained in UAE lodges human rights complaint Ali Issa Ahmad brings case to UN alleging he was tortured after wearing Qatar T-shirt to matchA British football fan who says he was detained and tortured while on holiday in the United Arab Emirates because he wore a Qatar shirt has lodged a legal c...
15:39, 07/18/2019

Nancy Pelosi, J.K. Rowling to be honored with RFK Human Rights award Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights announced Tuesday U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and British author J.K. Rowling are among this year's winners of its Ripple of Hope Award....
01:39, 08/14/2019

UN human rights expert condemns attacks on Sudan protesters CAIRO (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert has condemned attacks on Sudanese protesters that left six killed, including an army officer, earlier this week, calling on the ruling military council to ensure the protection of peaceful demonstrators. Aristi...
18:26, 05/17/2019

UN human rights chief Bachelet to visit Venezuela next week GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official has scheduled a trip to Venezuela next week featuring meetings with President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó, among others. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Mi...
18:52, 06/14/2019

Human rights advocates fear Mexico's National Guard Mexico is being credited for helping to reduce Central American migration to the United States, but human rights advocates worry that the newly formed National Guard might be going too far....
05:26, 07/12/2019

New Human Rights Panel Raises Fears of a Narrowing U.S. Advocacy Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the panel would give the administration guidance, but some lawmakers argued it could limit advocacy for women’s rights and gay rights....
01:52, 07/09/2019

Human Rights Campaign Picks Alphonso David as New President For the first time, a person of color will be the face of the nation’s largest LGBTQ lobby. The Human Rights Campaign on Tuesday announced civil rights lawyer Alphonso David had been officially hired as its seventh president. The selection had ...
20:52, 06/25/2019

Human Rights Notice To Health Ministry Over Muzaffarpur Deaths The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday sent notices to the Union Health Ministry and the government of Bihar over reports of increasing deaths of children due to encephalitis in......
16:52, 06/17/2019

Human Rights Watch reports new wave of Chechnya gay abuse MOSCOW (AP) — Human Rights Watch is reporting a new wave of gay men being detained and tortured in the Russian republic of Chechnya. The group said it interviewed four gay men who had fled the conservative, predominantly Muslim region saying they wer...
14:26, 05/09/2019

TfL Tube chiefs ban adverts from 11 countries over poor human rights Transport for London has suspended new adverts from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates while it carries out a review of countries with poor human rights records, the Standard can reveal....
16:00, 05/02/2019

US mass deportations would lead to 'tremendous human rights abuses' Grace Meng from Human Rights Watch told DW that even though recent immigration raids in US cities weren't as extensive as planned, they still struck fear in migrant communities. She also criticized new US asylum policy....
01:52, 07/16/2019

Algerian human rights militant dies on hunger strike ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian human rights militant who went on a hunger strike after being jailed in March in the southern city of Ghardaia has died. The lawyer for Kamel Eddine Fekhar, a doctor in Ghardaia, which is where much of Algeria̵...
18:26, 05/28/2019

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia gig over human rights The US rapper said she had better educated herself on the issues and wanted to support the rights of women and the LGBT community in Saudi Arabia. As a result, she has decided not to perform in Jeddah....
14:39, 07/10/2019

UN human rights chief meets in Venezuela with Guaidó, Maduro CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official met Friday in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and later with President Nicolás Maduro, who are locked in a prolonged struggle over control of the cris...
02:26, 06/22/2019

Poland must maintain judicial independence: human rights official Poland's government needs to do more to preserve judicial independence and avoid "undermining public confidence in it," the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights said in a report published on Friday....
12:39, 06/28/2019

Chinese human rights lawyer ‘totally changed man’ after being jailed Wife of Wang Quanzhang says his health has deteriorated after four years incarcerationThe wife of the jailed Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has described her husband as a “totally changed man” after she and her son were allowed to see him...
21:39, 06/28/2019

WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups WhatsApp said on Tuesday a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company and may have targeted human rights groups....
19:00, 05/14/2019

UN human rights chief meets with Venezuela’s Guaidó, Maduro The United Nations’ top human rights official is preparing to hold separate meetings in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Maduro...
16:52, 06/21/2019

Nature conservation projects marred by human rights violations Arrests, torture, murder: Is there a link between environmental protection organization WWF and brutal action taken by park rangers in Africa against civilians? Payments by Germany and the EU are also being scrutinized....
22:52, 05/16/2019

Amnesty: Don’t let Azerbaijan hide human rights abuses behind football • Body criticises decision to stage Europa League final in Baku• ‘Azerbaijan is in the grip of a sinister human rights crackdown’Amnesty International has increased the pressure on European football’s governing body Uefa by saying Azerbaijan must not...
15:26, 05/22/2019

Burundi rejects claims of human rights abuses as ‘lies from far away’ Government dismisses UN allegations of summary executions, arbitrary arrests, torture and sexual violence Opponents of Burundi’s government are being subjected to numerous human rights violations, according to a UN commission.Returning refugees and e...
16:52, 07/04/2019

UN Human Rights chief arrives in Venezuela to probe crisis Michelle Bachelet will meet with members of the opposition, civil society and the government. The visit comes in the midst of an entrenched political crisis and as Juan Guaido grapples with corruption accusations....
08:52, 06/20/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: human rights in the Near East and a Forum for Refugees Monday’s top stories include: human rights issues in Syria, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territory; a global forum to find coordinated solutions to the plight of refugees worldwide; the election of the new head of the UN Food and Agriculture Org...
23:13, 06/24/2019

Key European human rights body marks 70th birthday Over 30 European foreign ministers have gathered in the Finnish capital to mark the 70th anniversary of the continent's key human rights body, the Council of Europe....
21:39, 05/16/2019

Russian activists: 'There are a lot of laws aimed at the restriction of human rights' Russian historical and civil rights organization Memorial received the Right Livelihood Award in 2004. 15 years on, Memorial continues to bring cases of human rights violations to the European Court of Human Rights....
16:00, 08/01/2019

Threats to human rights rising in Poland, official warns WARSAW – Poland’s crisis over the rule of law also poses a growing threat to human rights in the European Union’s biggest ex-communist member, the country’s ombudsman for human rights said. Poland’s nationalist government is facing legal action...
21:13, 06/19/2019

Pompeo launches commission to study human rights role U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, drawing criticism from lawmakers and activists who said it was an attempt to minimize abortion and gay rights....
23:00, 07/08/2019

Abortion rights activists hold protests in all 50 states to ‘stop the bans’ Supporters of abortion rights flooded state capitols, town squares and courthouses around the country Tuesday to protest a wave of new laws restricting women’s access to abortion that have passed in several states. Dozens of groups, including P...
01:52, 05/22/2019

Vermont Moves to Protect Abortion Rights as Other States Impose Bans In Vermont, Democrats are pushing for an amendment protecting abortion rights in the State Constitution. Elsewhere, demonstrators were marching outside statehouses on Tuesday....
20:39, 05/22/2019

States are prosecuting women in the name of 'fetal rights'. We should all be alarmed | Moira Donegan The indictment of Marshae Jones is part of a larger trend of states criminalizing women for unintended pregnancy outcomesIn December, 28-year-old Marshae Jones saw a woman she didn’t like, Ebony Jemison, in the parking lot of a Dollar General in Plea...
09:26, 07/04/2019

Top Cuomo adviser Alphonso David out, heading to Human Rights Campaign ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top lawyer Alphonso David will become president of the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group — Human Rights Campaign. David served Cuomo for more than a decade, first when he was state attorney general as w...
04:00, 06/26/2019

China's Uighur policy is human rights 'stain of the century' – Pompeo US secretary of state says mass detentions of Muslim minority is among ‘worst crises of our time’The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has accused China of being responsible for the human rights “stain of the century” with mass detentions of Muslim...
08:52, 07/19/2019

Iran secretly executed teenage boys, human rights group says Iran secretly executed two 17-year-old teenagers, said the rights group Amnesty International, which criticized the country for its "utter disdain for international law and the rights of children."...
18:13, 04/30/2019

U.S. sanctions Chechen group, Russians for alleged human rights abuses The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russians, for alleged human rights abuses under the Global Magnitsky Act, including extrajudicial killings and the torture of LGBTI indi...
22:00, 05/16/2019

Myanmar blackout may be cover for gross human rights violations: U.N. investigator A blackout of mobile phone data in nine townships in Myanmar's Rakhine and Chin states may be covering up human rights abuses, U.N. special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on Monday....
17:52, 06/24/2019

Human rights group accuses Egyptian forces of war crimes in Sinai CAIRO — Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in northern Sinai, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday. Egypt’s ground and air forces last year launched a major operation in Si...
01:52, 05/29/2019

Veteran China dissident urges linking of human rights, trade TOKYO (AP) — Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan is urging Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China. Wang was speaking Wednesday in Tokyo days ahead of the 30th anniversary of the 1989 student pro-democracy protest...
10:52, 05/29/2019

Foiled North Korean Escape Ignites Human-Rights Debate China’s detention of a 9-year-old girl and six other North Koreans who tried to escape their country has triggered a public outcry that South Korea’s president, while pursuing peace talks, must confront Pyongyang about rights abuses....
18:39, 05/12/2019

Canada sanctions members of Nicaragua government for human rights violations The measures include asset freezes and dealings prohibitions with nine members of the Nicaraguan government, including Gustavo Eduardo Porras Cortes, president of the Nicaraguan National Assembly....
03:13, 06/22/2019

UPDATE 5-WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups * Informs U.S. law enforcement to help with investigation (Adds comment from Electronic Frontier Foundation, details on Israeli cyber surveillance company NSO Group, comment from lawyer who says he was a target)...
04:26, 05/15/2019

"China Home To One Of The Worst Human Rights Crisis": Mike Pompeo United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said China was home to one of the worst human rights crisis of the present times, slamming Beijing for violations against ethnic and religious......
08:13, 07/19/2019

Trump is on an Orwellian mission to redefine human rights | Michael H Fuchs It has long been abundantly clear Trump has no respect for human rights. Now Pompeo wants to build a new framework to justify the rollback of protectionsThe president of the United States makes racist comments against members of Congress. He puts kid...
18:52, 07/18/2019

U.S. sanctions top Myanmar military leaders over 'gross human rights violations' The State Department announced that it sanctioned four senior Myanmar military officials for "gross human rights violations" committed against the Rohingya people....
08:13, 07/17/2019

Pompeo launches panel to review human rights in U.S. foreign policy U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, which some lawmakers and activists worry could be a move to minimize abortion and gay rights....
18:13, 07/08/2019

Trump administration to review 'role of human rights in public policy' Advocates warn the new panel, helmed by an abortion and gay rights opponent, is a threat to progressive reformsUS secretary of state Mike Pompeo has unveiled a new panel tasked with reviewing “the role of human rights in American public policy” in a ...
01:39, 07/09/2019

Diplomats defend, deplore North Korea’s human rights record GENEVA (AP) — North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations has defended his country’s human rights record and likened economic sanctions over its nuclear program to “crimes.” Ambassador Han Tae Song said in Geneva that North...
16:39, 05/09/2019

Ukraine walks out of Europe human rights body as Russia returns Delegation leaves Council of Europe assembly in protest at readmission of Russian MPsThe Ukrainian delegation at the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe has walked out in protest after Russian MPs were allowed to return to the human right...
15:00, 06/25/2019

Diplomats defend, deplore North Korea's human rights record North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations has defended his country's human rights record and likened economic sanctions over its nuclear program to "crimes." Ambassador Han Tae Song said in Geneva that North Korea's government made a "devoted ef...
17:13, 05/09/2019

WhatsApp spyware: UK firm promises new 'respect for human rights' following allegations Novalpina Capital to establish new rules at NSO Group following multiple allegations that technology was used to spy on dissidents and the mediaA controversial Israeli cyber weapons company has agreed to establish new internal rules on ways it will p...
21:39, 06/18/2019

Four in 10 indigenous languages at risk of disappearing, warn UN human rights experts Of 7,000 indigenous languages spoken today, four in 10 are in danger of disappearing, rights experts said on Wednesday, in a call for a decade of action to reverse the “historic destruction” of age-old dialects....
03:26, 08/08/2019

Human Rights Notice Bihar DGP Over Death Of JD(U) Leader In Police Custody The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday sent a notice to the Bihar police chief over the death of a JD(U) leader in police custody, hours after he was picked up for interrogation in a......
00:13, 07/16/2019

With a premature death every five seconds, air pollution is violation of human rights, says UN expert An independent UN expert said on Monday that the failure of governments across the world to ensure clear air, constitutes a “violation of the rights to life, health and well-being, as well as the right to live in a healthy environment.”...
20:00, 06/03/2019

Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the death penalty that is meant to in...
22:39, 06/10/2019

The U.N. Human Rights Council Has Narrowly Agreed to Probe Killings in the Philippines (GENEVA) — The U.N.’s top human rights body has narrowly passed a resolution that includes calls for greater scrutiny in the Philippines. The Human Rights Council voted 18-14 with 15 abstentions to approve the resolution on Thursday. The ...
08:26, 07/12/2019

Canada says it has real concerns over China's human rights, Beijing protests Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift protest from Beijing....
02:13, 06/05/2019

Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement The UN environment agency and human rights office (OHCHR) signed a landmark new agreement on Friday aimed at better protecting vulnerable human and environmental rights defenders and their families, while increasing protection for people and the plac...
23:39, 08/16/2019

THE COMMITTEES: General Assembly Third Committee ‘anchored’ in human rights protection From drugs control, to indigenous people’s rights and counter-terrorism, the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee is officially known as the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee, with the full array of complex issues and challenges to...
21:39, 04/28/2019

Colombia army general promoted amid human rights concerns BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The head of Colombia’s army has been promoted amid criticism that an order he issued could spark a return to serious human rights violations. The nation’s Senate voted Wednesday to make Gen. Nicacio Martínez a four...
06:00, 06/06/2019

Ministers agree way for Russia to rejoin Europe's human rights body Foreign ministers from the Council of Europe, the continent's chief human rights watchdog, reached an agreement on Friday that opens the way for Russia to return to the organization, resolving a dispute that began after Moscow's seizure of Crimea....
15:52, 05/17/2019

Trump should use trade tensions with China to emphasize human rights, Pelosi says President Trump must use ongoing U.S. trade fights with China to move the communist country toward honoring human rights at home, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday....
21:26, 06/04/2019

Michigan can suspend poor people's driver's licenses for unpaid fines: U.S. appeals court A divided federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that Michigan may suspend the driver's licenses of poor people with unpaid traffic fines, saying it did not violate their constitutional rights to due process and equal protection....
04:52, 05/09/2019

Swedish court fines Facebook group admin for failing to delete hate speech Patrik Markström, an administrator of the Facebook group “Stå Upp För Sverige” (Stand Up For Sweden), has been fined by a Swedish court for not regulating and deleting eight “grossly offensive comments” that other people had posted on the Facebook pa...
18:39, 06/26/2019

LGBT community in Chechnya faces ‘new wave of persecution’: UN human rights experts People in Chechnya who are suspected of being lesbian, gay or bisexual, are facing a “new wave of persecution” following a spate of killings involving torture, and other rights abuses, said a group of independent UN human rights experts on Wednesday....
02:39, 04/29/2019

UN report reveals gross human rights violations to North Korean prisoners Secretary-General António Guterres says in a new report that prisoners who tried to escape or steal have reportedly been publicly executed, and detainees have been subject to sexual violence and severely beaten with clubs and metal rods....
19:52, 08/03/2019

UN experts warn Assange arrest exposes him to risk of serious human rights violations Independent UN rights experts on Thursday said the arrest of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange by police in the United Kingdom, after the Ecuadorian Government decided to stop granting him asylum in their London embassy, exposed him to “the risk of...
18:39, 04/28/2019

Hong Kong mass protests are just the start of a wider human rights battle The protesters may have won this round, but the fight is far from over. The mass demonstration that flooded downtown Hong Kong on Sunday — the latest in a string of protests over a proposed new extradition law — are an omen for the coming years and ...
18:13, 06/17/2019

Menendez faults Trump's UN nominee for focusing on human rights at confirmation hearing President Trump’s nominee to replace Nikki Haley as United Nations ambassador took fire at her confirmation hearing Wednesday for prioritizing human rights....
00:26, 06/20/2019

Grievous violations continue against Myanmar civilians, Human Rights Council hears Marginalized communities in Myanmar still face “grievous human rights violations” at the hands of security forces, a UN-appointed independent expert said this week, while repeating her call for an international and independent probe into the 2017 exo...
19:00, 07/03/2019

| Gambian ex-dictator 'handpicked' women for rape, abuse, Human Rights Watch says Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh "handpicked" women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange, international rights groups says....
02:13, 06/27/2019

Amir Khan defends £7m Saudi Arabia fight despite human rights concerns • Khan faces Neeraj Goyat at King Abdullah Sports City in July• ‘I would be stupid to not take this opportunity’Amir Khan has defended the choice of location for his next fight in the face of human rights concerns by claiming Saudi Arabia is undergoi...
19:26, 06/06/2019

UPDATE 1-Canada says it has real concerns over China's human rights, Beijing protests Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift protest from Beijing....
02:52, 06/05/2019

Human Rights Watch accuses Nicaragua of torture against protesters, urges sanctions Pro-government forces in Nicaragua committed human rights abuses including torture in suppressing recent protests against President Daniel Ortega, and top officials should face sanctions, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Wednesday....
04:52, 06/20/2019

Human rights activists condemn cinema chain over 'anti-choice propaganda' Canada’s largest cinema chain criticized for screening Unplanned, which is said to promote falsehoods about reproductive healthAbortion rights defenders in Canada have accused the country’s largest cinema chain of hiding behind freedom of expression ...
21:00, 07/09/2019

25 years after population conference, women still face challenges to ‘well-being and human rights’, says UN chief Many women and girls “still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being and human rights”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a High-level General Assembly meeting on Tuesday conevened to mark the 25th anniversary of the International C...
23:13, 07/17/2019

UN human rights chief fears world has grown numb to Syrian carnage The relentless campaign of airstrikes in Syria has been met with a “collective shrug,” the top United Nations human rights official said on Friday, denouncing the world’s apparent indifference to the mounting civilian casualties a “failure of leaders...
17:39, 07/26/2019

Social justice, human rights feature prominently at this year's Oscars in Hollywood Gender equality, the marginalization of indigenous languages, migration, the refugee crisis, the lives of domestic workers, poverty… All these issues which are at the heart of the United Nations’ work, are also front and centre in some of the films c...
21:39, 04/28/2019

Greta Thunberg, Fridays for Future movement win Amnesty human rights award Amnesty has awarded Swedish student activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement a human rights award. The movement has seen tens of thousands of students spend Fridays demanding climate action....
10:39, 06/07/2019

U.S. 'gravely concerned' by human rights abuses in North Korea: State Department North Korea's government has subjected its people to "egregious violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms" and the United States remains "gravely concerned and deeply troubled" by the abuses, the U.S. State Department said on Monday....
22:00, 05/06/2019

Israel plans to deport a U.S. human rights activist. Democrats are pushing back. Democratic lawmakers wrote to Netanyahu about the planned deportation of Human Rights Watch's Omar Shakir, but the Trump administration has taken little action....
17:52, 05/07/2019

Rep. Mike Gallagher: U.S. should regulate surveillance sales to China, prioritize human rights The United States should more strictly regulate sales of U.S. surveillance technology to China when it is used to spy on Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities, Rep. Mike Gallagher and human rights experts warned....
05:26, 06/29/2019

Cuban security forces are forcing dissidents into exile: human rights group MADRID, June 19 – Cuba’s state security is pressuring dissidents to go into exile in its attempt to weaken opposition on the Communist-run island, a non-governmental human rights organization said on Wednesday. The Madrid-based Cuban Pris...
18:52, 06/19/2019

Human rights group claims to locate North Korean execution sites SEOUL, South Korea — A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the death penalt...
17:39, 06/11/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Colombia, Myanmar and Nigeria, global displacement, and more This Friday, we cover: the UN calling for an end to attacks against human rights defenders; a record number of displaced due to conflict and disasters; human rights issues in Myanmar; 900 children released from the ranks of a north-east Nigeria self-...
00:13, 05/11/2019

Huawei files motion to block U.S. ban, calling it an affront to global human rights The Chinese tech giant filed a legal motion Wednesday in U.S. federal court to have the Trump administration’s efforts to ban its equipment in the United States declared unconstitutional....
18:39, 05/29/2019

‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office A surge in sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state targeting victims as young as eight years old, has prompted a call from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, for urgent Government measures to protect victims, and bring perpetrators to justice....
18:52, 04/28/2019

U.S. places sanctions on Chechen group, Russians, suspected of human rights abuses The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five people, including at least three Russians, over allegations of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings and the torture of LGBTI people....
05:00, 05/17/2019

Trump would raise Hong Kong human rights with Chinese president: Pompeo U.S. President Donald Trump would raise the issue of Hong Kong human rights with China's President Xi Jinping at a potential meeting of the two leaders at the G20 summit in Japan this month, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
17:39, 06/16/2019

Human Rights Watch accuses of Nicaragua torture against protesters, urges sanctions Pro-government forces in Nicaragua committed human rights abuses including torture in suppressing recent protests against President Daniel Ortega, and top officials should face sanctions, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Wednesday....
22:39, 06/19/2019

R. Kelly arrives in court for status hearing R&B Singer R. Kelly arrived in a Chicago courtroom on Wednesday morning for a status hearing in his criminal sexual abuse trial. Prosecutors turned over a DVD that allegedly shows the singer having sex with a minor. (June 26)     ...
22:39, 06/26/2019

Support for abortion rights grows as some U.S. states curb access: Reuters/Ipsos poll Americans have become more supportive of abortion rights over the past year, even as a wave of Republican-controlled state governments have imposed new restrictions, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday....
13:39, 05/26/2019

John Oliver Challenges 13 States to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment on Last Week Tonight John Oliver knows that this year has been rough for women, who “judging from restroom signs are just men who have swallowed a trapezoid.” To cheer women up, after the confirmation of a “Supreme Court justice with resting beer face&r...
14:00, 06/10/2019

Intensified Al Qaeda and ISIL activity in Yemen ‘deeply worrying’, says UN Human Rights Office Armed groups affiliated with the Al Qaeda and ISIL terror groups, appear to have intensified their activities in Yemen, Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) declared on Tuesday, describing the situation as an examp...
22:39, 08/06/2019

Youth, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees boost hope for human rights: Guterres People’s rights are under fire “in many parts of the globe,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Human Rights Council on Monday, before insisting that he was not “losing hope”, thanks to the progress made by powerful grassroots movements f...
20:52, 04/28/2019

World Pride underscores that all people are born ‘free and equal’ in dignity and human rights The empowering message straight from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and human rights" resonated on Sunday from UN-GLOBE members who participated in the World Pride parade in ...
07:00, 07/01/2019

Human rights group accuses Germany of mistreating rejected Afghan asylum-seeker A European watchdog raised concerns after German police allegedly squeezed the genitals of an Afghan deportee. While deportations are professionally conducted, there is room for improvement, the rights committee said....
04:00, 05/09/2019

Donald Trump hosts Pakistani PM Imran Khan to talk Afghanistan, human rights Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan makes his first trip to Washington, D.C., Monday and will meet with President Donald Trump, hoping to restore financial ties with the United States....
18:00, 07/22/2019

North Korea's forced abortions: The Hermit Kingdom's underreported human rights abuses While North Korea routinely makes headlines for its missile tests, nuclear program and the various apocalyptic pronouncements of dictator Kim Jong Un, one of Pyongyang’s most horrific tools of abuse rarely gets a mention and is largely unchecked: the...
19:26, 08/05/2019

Adani deal with Myanmar military-linked company raises human rights alarm Australian expert worries Queensland coal may help fund armed forces accused of genocideThe Adani Group has signed a US$290m commercial deal with a holding company controlled by the Myanmar armed forces, who have been accused by UN investigators of c...
22:26, 05/14/2019

Nicki Minaj Pulls Out of Saudi Arabia Concert After Criticism From Human Rights Group (NEW YORK) — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. “After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move for...
19:39, 07/09/2019

Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues Britain's Amir Khan is to face Neeraj Goyat in Jeddah in July The post Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues appeared first on Boxing News....
12:52, 06/01/2019

Human rights group asks Nicki Minaj to cancel performance in Saudi Arabia The "Megatron" rapper is set to perform in the country next week despite calls to quit the gig over the government's alleged human rights violations....
22:00, 07/08/2019

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers human rights bill on Saudi Arabia The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but not by stopping weapons sales....
19:13, 07/10/2019

Pompeo urges China to release human rights prisoners to mark Tiananmen crackdown U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called on Beijing to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising this week by releasing all prisoners jailed for fighting human rights abuses in China....
18:26, 06/03/2019

Venezuela: UN human rights office calls for ‘maximum restraint’ by authorities in face of new demonstrations With another day of mass protests taking place across Venezuela, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday it was “extremely worried by reports of the excessive use of force” by security forces, loyal to President Nicolás Maduro, a day aft...
23:00, 05/01/2019

UN expert criticizes States for ‘ganging up’ on Wikileaks’ Assange; warns against extradition, fearing ‘serious’ rights violations After visiting Julian Assange in a London prison, an independent UN human rights expert expressed urgent concern on Friday, for the Wikileaks co-founder’s well-being, accusing “a group of democratic States” of “ganging up” on the prisoner to “isolate...
18:13, 05/31/2019

UN’s Bachelet rejects Sri Lankan official’s ‘spin’ on Human Rights Council encounter, urges reforms The UN’s top rights official on Wednesday rejected claims by Sri Lankan officials that she distanced herself from a report on the country and instructed her staff to be more “cautious” in future, before stressing her commitment to justice for victims...
18:52, 04/28/2019

‘Act with restraint’ UN human rights chief urges Hong Kong authorities and protestors, following airport disruption After two consecutive days of chaos at Hong Kong International Airport, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachelet expressed her concern and condemned “any form” of violence or destruction of property and urged the demonstrat...
17:39, 08/14/2019

Politicization of migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary making them scapegoats, independent UN human rights expert warns  Expressing deep concern over how migration and migrants themselves are being politicized and scapegoated in Hungary, an independent United Nations human rights expert on Wednesday urged the Government to immediately end its “crisis” approach to the i...
21:00, 07/17/2019

Ambassador Grenell: Human Rights Campaign should 'cease to exist' if they stay silent on Antifa attack The United States Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, has slammed organizations like the Human Rights Campaign for their silence in light of the attack on conservative journalist Andy Ngo over the weekend....
21:13, 07/02/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: hate speech, dementia, Libya and Yemen, human rights in Brazil and Lebanon This Tuesday, we cover: the UN chief in New Zealand’s Christchurch calls for end to hate speech; how a healthy lifestyle can prevent dementia; updates on fighting in Libya and Yemen; the human rights of detainees in Lebanon and people affected by lep...
20:52, 05/14/2019

UN human rights chief ‘hopeful’ Venezuelan authorities are ready to address violations, calls for dialogue “The only way out of this crisis is to come together, in dialogue”: that was the clear message delivered by Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights chief, to the Government of Venezuela on Friday, during an address to the Human Rights Council, coincid...
13:52, 07/27/2019

Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says UN human rights chief The appointment of Sri Lankan Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the country’s army is deeply troubling, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement released on Monday, adding that the military leader had been given th...
22:52, 08/19/2019

Migrants, asylum seekers detained in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food’: UN human rights office The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday it was alarmed by reports that migrants and asylum seekers who are being held in Hungarian detention centres are being “deliberately deprived of food in contravention of international laws and standar...
17:39, 05/03/2019

Children of ISIL terrorists likely held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warns In Syria, it is suspected that children whose fathers fought for terrorist group ISIL are being held in unidentified “settlements” and “secret detention facilities” away from their mothers, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday....
19:39, 05/21/2019

Greater transparency, fairer prices for medicines ‘a global human rights issue’, says UN health agency  While developing countries have long struggled with the price of medicines, today’s costs have rendered it a world-wide challenge, and the key topic of concern at a global medicines forum in South Africa, co-sponsored by the World Health Organization...
18:39, 04/28/2019

UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines ‘war on drugs’ The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination aga...
05:26, 07/13/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin This Friday, we cover: a worrying food crisis in the Democratic Republic of North Korea; attacks against civilians in DR Congol; outrage after the execution of child offenders in Iran; concerns over a super-cereal distributed by the World Food Progra...
22:00, 05/03/2019

Hong Kong’s struggle is ours too. It’s a wake-up call to defend all basic human rights | Natalie Nougayrède The young activists’ aspirations – to assemble peacefully, to speak freely, to not be persecuted – are a universal causeWhy do the Hong Kong activists matter to us? Because their cause is universal. Aerial images of vast crowds flooding the streets o...
11:00, 06/19/2019

50 Cent, Janet Jackson and others to perform in Saudi Arabia amid criticism of human rights record "It’s profoundly distressing that they have chosen money over morals," Thor Halvorssen, CEO of the Human Rights Foundation, said of the artists set to perform at Jeddah World Fest....
09:26, 07/19/2019

Haiti stands ‘at the crossroads’ between peacekeeping, development – Bachelet urges strengthened ‘human rights protection’  With the end of the UN’s peacekeeping presence in Haiti in sight, the UN’s human rights chief told the Security Council on Wednesday that the country now stands “at the crossroads between peacekeeping and development”, urging all concerned parties to...
18:39, 04/28/2019

Spears appears in cleared court to speak on her legal status LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears appeared in court at her own request to speak to a judge who oversees the conservatorship that has controlled her affairs for 11 years. But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny cleared the courtroom Friday o...
03:00, 05/11/2019

Race walker asks court for Olympic status for women’s 50K LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — World champion race walker Inês Henriques is aiming for gender equality by asking the Court of Arbitration for Sport to add the women’s 50-kilometer event to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. CAS says it will hear her appeal...
18:13, 06/27/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo; UN rights office condemns the execution of two Bahraini citizens; and International Day of Friendsh...
05:13, 07/31/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Sudan, sombre anniversaries for Rwanda and Nigeria, and fears of ‘chaos’ in Libya Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan’s protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; five years since the Chibok girls were abducted in Nigeria; the UN chief condemning a deadly terro...
18:39, 04/28/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: ambulance attack in Libya, #GlobalGoals defenders, human rights in Cambodia, Swine Fever On Thursday, we cover: a tragic attack against an ambulance in Libya; six new advocates for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals; a call for a change in political culture in Cambodia; and how Swine Fever in China is affecting global food prices....
23:39, 05/09/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo; UN rights office condemns the execution of two Bahraini citizens; and International Day of Friendsh...
18:52, 07/31/2019

Nadal rebuffs interrogator who dared to question Centre Court status It was a case of "Don't you know who I am?" for Rafael Nadal when a reporter had the temerity to question whether he deserved to be on Wimbledon's Centre Court when women's world number one Ash Barty had been cast off to a smaller outside arena....
21:39, 07/08/2019

UP Government Files Hapur Lynching Case Status Report In Top Court The Uttar Pradesh government told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it has filed a fresh status report on investigation in the Hapur lynching case last yearin which one person had died....
18:26, 05/02/2019

Venezuela: ‘Shocked’ by alleged torture, death of navy captain, UN human rights chief urges ‘in-depth’ investigation The UN human rights chief has expressed her deep concern over the alleged torture and subsequent death of a retired navy captain who had been imprisoned in Venezuela, urging authorities to conduct a prompt, thorough, independent, and transparent inve...
22:39, 07/02/2019

Bihar Shelter Home Case: CBI To File Status Report In Top Court By June 3 The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file by June 3 its status report on the ongoing probe into the alleged murder of 11 girls at a shelter home in......
13:00, 05/06/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: dire living conditions in Idlib, migrants at US southern border, end in sight for trachoma, Human Rights Council This Thursday, we cover: the dire humanitarian situation in Syria’s Idlib; living conditions at the US-Mexico border denounced by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF); trachoma-related blindness on the verge of being eliminated; and updates from the Human...
00:39, 06/28/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: impact of bad working conditions, Syria and Libya humanitarian news, human rights in Bahrain, families reunified in South Sudan Thursday’s top news includes: A new report on the dangerous impact of stressful working conditions; the need to decongest Al Hol camp in Syria; a US$2 million allocation from the UN’s emergency fund to ramp up the humanitarian response in Libya; huma...
18:39, 04/28/2019

As Some States Limit Abortion, Others Move to Protect Abortion Rights In Vermont, Democrats are pushing for an amendment protecting abortion rights in the State Constitution. Elsewhere, demonstrators were marching outside statehouses on Tuesday....
02:39, 05/22/2019

Knox Co. human trafficking suspects in court KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Three people charged in a human trafficking case will appear in court today. The case started back in April when a missing 16-year-old from Knox County was found in Cincinnati. Tiffany Cheek, Michael Nason and Carl H...
11:26, 06/28/2019

Safe drinking water, sanitation, are ‘basic human rights’: new UN Water Development report Safe water and access to proper sanitation are essential to eradicate poverty, build peaceful societies and ensure that no one is left behind on the path towards sustainable development, according to the 2019 UN World Water Development Report, launch...
20:00, 04/28/2019

Immigrants 'detained for years at Heathrow centre in human rights breach' Immigration detainees are being held for excessively long periods in breach of their human rights at a centre near Heathrow blighted by gang crime and drugs, an official report has said....
20:26, 05/30/2019

Rulers Of Princely States Were ''Maharajas Without Praja '': Top Court Rulers of princely states were ''Maharajas'' (kings) without ''praja'' (subjects), sovereignty and territory after the merger of states with the Indian Union, and their personal properties could not......
01:13, 08/01/2019

With No Supreme Court End to Gerrymandering, Will States Make It More Extreme? North Carolina’s Republican-drawn maps are among the most egregious examples of partisan gerrymandering. Other states may now feel emboldened to follow its lead....
13:26, 06/28/2019

Human rights campaigners hail major change by WHO as transgender no longer recognised as 'mental disorder' Human rights campaigners have welcomed a major change to the World Health Organisation's global manual of diagnoses that means transgender health issues will no longer be classified as mental and behavioural disorders....
20:39, 05/29/2019

Top Court Rejects Urgent Hearing On Plea Against States Over Lynchings The Supreme Court today declined an urgent hearing on a plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against some states for their alleged failure in curbing incidents of lynching....
09:52, 07/18/2019

High court’s ruling shifts gerrymandering focus to states JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The battle for political advantage in state capitols is poised to become more intense after the U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring that federal judges have no role in settling disputes over partisan gerrymandering. Thurs...
06:52, 06/28/2019

The Supreme Court Just Outlined How It Might Get Rid of Abortion Rights Abortion rights may be in trouble in the United States, according to a new Supreme Court opinion that outlines how conservatives might overturn Roe v. Wade....
01:13, 05/14/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency tracks Arctic fires In today’s Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique; the UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate the “war on drugs” in the Philippines; and UN w...
00:39, 07/13/2019

Trump may face more court battles over giving citizenship data to states U.S. President Donald Trump's order that all federal agencies provide citizenship data to the Commerce Department could open a new legal front over whether states can redraw their voting maps based on citizenship status....
13:52, 07/15/2019

Top Court Notice To Centre, CBI and 5 States On Illegal Sand Mining Plea The Supreme Court today sought responses from the Centre, CBI and five states on a plea which sought prosecution of entities involved in illegal sand mining....
16:13, 07/24/2019

U.S. Can Block Migrants Seeking Asylum, but Only in Some States, Appeals Court Rules The ruling is a partial victory for the Trump administration because it allows a stricter set of rules to go into effect, but only in New Mexico and Texas....
23:13, 08/16/2019

Supreme Court allows states and the federal government to prosecute a person for the same crime In a 7-2 ruling, over dissents from Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Neil Gorsuch, the justices affirmed the so-called "dual sovereignty" exception to the Constitution's double jeopardy clause....
23:00, 06/17/2019

With Supreme Court Gerrymandering Ruling, States Left to Fight District Lines Out on Their Own (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) — The battle for political advantage in state capitols is poised to become more intense after the U.S. Supreme Court declared that federal judges have no role in settling disputes over partisan gerrymandering. The ruling t...
00:52, 06/29/2019

Court says Turkey violated petition-signing scholars’ rights Turkey’s top court says 10 academics had their rights violated when they were sentenced on charges of disseminating terrorist propaganda for signing a petition calling for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in the country’s mainly Kurdish southeas...
01:39, 07/27/2019

Iowa Supreme Court upholds law ending rights for some unions DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a 2017 law that removed bargaining rights for many state employees. In cases filed by the Iowa State Education Association and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees,...
18:26, 05/17/2019

Wikipedia Asks European Rights Court to Lift Turkey Ban The foundation that runs Wikipedia said Thursday it had filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights to lift Turkey's two-year block on the website....
14:26, 05/24/2019

Kentucky Supreme Court voids victims’ rights amendment FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has voided a proposed amendment on crime victims’ rights because the question posed to voters was too vague. Voters in November approved the amendment on Kentucky’s version of Marsy’s...
20:26, 06/13/2019

Maori and indigenous rights expert joins New Zealand's Supreme Court International indigenous rights expert Joe Williams has become the first Maori judge to join New Zealand's Supreme Court. He also studied in Canada and steps in for a colleague heading the Christchurch massacre inquiry....
18:52, 05/02/2019

Top Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Civil Rights For LGBTQ Community The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking review of its order which had rejected a petition seeking various civil rights such as same-sex marriage, adoption and surrogacy for the LGBTQ community....
15:59, 08/12/2019

She Won a Major Victory for Abortion Rights at the Supreme Court. Here’s What She Thinks About the Future of Roe Three years ago this month, on June 27, 2016, the Supreme Court ruled in the biggest abortion case in more than two decades: Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. In a vote of 5 to 3, the Justices struck down two provisions in a Texas law as unc...
19:52, 06/17/2019

In El Paso court, migrants no longer get legal advocates or rights briefings More than three months after the Migration Protection Protocols were expanded to include the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez border, confusion about the program still dominates the proceedings in federal immigration court....
16:39, 07/11/2019

Top Kansas court rules state constitution protects abortion rights The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the state's constitution protects a woman's right to an abortion and upheld an injunction blocking a state law that would have banned a common second trimester abortion procedure....
20:13, 04/28/2019

Give endangered jaguars legal rights, Argentina campaigners ask court With fewer than 20 left in the South American country’s Gran Chaco forest – the big cats could be classed as a ‘non-human person’Argentina’s supreme court has been asked to recognize the legal rights of the South American jaguar, of which fewer than ...
02:13, 07/20/2019

Top Court To Examine Abortion Laws After Plea Alleges Violation Of Rights The Supreme Court Monday agreed to examine the constitutional validity of certain legal provisions that allow abortion only to save the woman's life or in case of abnormal foetus and allegedly violate......
16:13, 07/15/2019

Pennsylvania woman wins Supreme Court property rights case WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a Pennsylvania woman in a case that gives citizens another way to pursue claims when they believe states and local governments have harmed their property rights. The high court ruled Friday in the ca...
17:00, 06/21/2019

U.S. abortion rights activists blast new state bans in Supreme Court rally Hundreds of U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking the party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states....
19:13, 05/21/2019

Immigrant-rights groups ask Supreme Court to delay decision on 2020 census Immigrant-rights groups asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to postpone ruling on their legal challenge to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census until allegations that the query was intended to bolster Republican political advant...
14:52, 06/13/2019

Abortion-rights activists rally at Supreme Court to protest new state bans U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, are set to rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states....
16:52, 05/21/2019

Hong Kong Court Issues Landmark Ruling in a Victory for LGBT Rights (HONG KONG) — Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal said Thursday the government cannot deny spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples, in a ruling hailed as a major step forward for same-sex equality in the semi-autonomous Chinese terr...
21:00, 06/06/2019

As Real Estate Firms Go Bust, Supreme Court Upholds Homebuyers' Rights The Supreme Court upheld the ability of homebuyers to drag property developers into bankruptcy proceedings as several real estate firms are going bust in Asia's third-largest economy....
16:26, 08/09/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Venezuela-Colombia baby breakthrough, Italy piles on rescue boat pressure, States must combat hate, Kashmir rights latest and a musical plea to combat CAR hunger Tuesday’s main stories: Colombia offers nationality to born of Venezuelan parents; ‘€1 million’ fines for rescue boats; States must do more to stop hate attacks;  Egypt terror attack condemned by Security Council, UN chief; Kashmir developments risk ...
11:26, 08/07/2019

Turkish court rules academics' rights violated in Kurdish letter case: Anadolu Turkey's highest court on Friday ruled the sentencing of nine academics for signing a letter in 2016 that called for an end to the conflict in the country's southeast amounted to a violation of their rights, state-owned Anadolu agency said....
20:52, 07/26/2019

Immigrant rights groups to high court: 'We count!' Immigrants rights groups rallied at the Supreme Court Thursday as justices put a hold on the Trump administration's effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. (June 27)        ...
20:39, 06/27/2019

Rich states, poor states: How a federal minimum wage hike would widen the gap With growing enthusiasm for lifting the federal minimum wage in Congress, it’s time to consider some data on wages and differences in the cost of living across the 50 states. The Raise the Wage Act, introduced by Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., in January w...
20:26, 06/03/2019

Health and Human Services halts federal research using human fetal tissue The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that federal sciences will no longer be allowed to use human fetal tissue to carry out research, a move anti-abortion organizations hailed as a victory....
20:52, 06/05/2019

Retirees are flocking to these 3 states — and fleeing these 3 states in droves New Mexico has the top honor of being the number one retirement destination, according to a study from United Van Lines. Here's what you should know before you leave your state for a new locale....
00:26, 04/29/2019

House passes sweeping legislation to expand LGBTQ civil rights but GOP lawmakers worry it may threaten the rights of women A Republican-backed motion to block the Equality Act, which would provide civil rights protections to gay and transgender people, failed on Friday as the House of Representatives voted to approve the bill, 236 to 173. ...
03:13, 05/18/2019

Sudan military committed to ‘ensuring stability’ and ‘peaceful transition’ says senior diplomat, as UN rights chief appeals for protesters’ rights to be upheld Sudan’s military has an “overarching duty” to refrain from using violence against protesters and ensure that their human rights are protected amid concerns of a further escalation, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Frida...
18:13, 04/28/2019

Part-human, part-animal? Scientists may soon try to grow human organs in rodents Thanks to approval by the Japanese science ministry, scientists will experiment with stem cells to create human organs in rodents.        ...
00:26, 08/01/2019

Spanish courts allow Puigdemont to run in EU elections MADRID (AP) — Spanish courts have overruled a decision by Spain’s Electoral Board and have determined that Carles Puigdemont and two other Catalan separatists who fled abroad to escape arrest must be allowed to run in this month’s Europea...
14:13, 05/06/2019

A loophole could keep young terror suspects out of US courts The Justice Department's ability to charge minors for supporting terrorist groups has been hampered by a 2018 Supreme Court decision, forcing prosecutors to hand off at least one such case to local authorities in a state without anti-terrorism laws....
16:00, 05/07/2019

| Trump courts May's would-be successors on UK state visit US President Donald Trump has courted candidates to replace Prime Minister Theresa May during his state visit to Britain, calling Boris Johnson and setting up talks with one of his main rivals, British political sources say....
18:52, 06/04/2019

There Should Be Appeal Courts In All 4 Regions: Attorney General Attorney General KK Venugopal on Thursday expressed concern over the long pending criminal and civil appeals in courts and said there should be an intermediate court of appeal between the Supreme......
01:39, 08/16/2019

Main French Open courts to be lit in 2020 "The four main courts at the French Open will be lit from next year, meaning the top matches will not be interrupted by bad light, organisers said on Sunday."...
16:13, 06/09/2019

For Donald Trump, Courts Are Another 2020 Battleground Donald Trump’s decision to release a shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees in the 2016 election for a seat held open by Senate Republicans helped persuade many conservatives to support his campaign. As he heads into re-election, he is a...
23:13, 07/09/2019

Georgia courts (mostly) shrug off ransomware attack Enlarge / The latest victim of an apparent wave of Ryuk ransomware has managed to fend off paying attackers, but not everyone is getting away unscathed. (credit: Getty Images) A spokesman for Georgia's Administrative Office of the Courts has confir...
02:26, 07/03/2019

As Duterte Courts China, U.S. Says Don’t Forget Your Old Friend American officials met with their Philippine counterparts to discuss shared concerns like Islamist militants and China’s aggression on the high seas....
10:52, 07/16/2019

Ransom hackers hit Georgia courts after cities pay $1M Hackers behind a series of repeating cyberattacks in a number of U.S. cities -- holding hostage computer systems for hundreds of thousands of dollars -- are keeping up the assault after at least two have paid them off....
20:13, 07/08/2019

Why clay courts mold top tennis players The courts at Roland Garros aren’t just a pretty canvas; many players and coaches believe the surface demands a more fit, well-rounded and strategic player....
20:39, 06/04/2019

No grass courts? No problem, says Wimbledon king Djokovic Lack of grass courts in Serbia will not be detrimental to Novak Djokovic's bid to defend his Wimbledon title, the world number one said in the early stages of his training for the July 1-14 tournament at the All England Club....
04:52, 06/26/2019

Pakistan to create 1,000 courts to tackle violence against women Chief justice says in televised speech that abuse survivors will be able to ‘speak their heart without any fear’Pakistan is to set up more than 1,000 courts dedicated to tackling violence against women, the country’s top judge has announced, seeking ...
06:00, 06/20/2019

Ontario vows to keep fighting carbon tax after 2 courts uphold it On Friday, Ontario’s top court ruled that the Trudeau government is within its rights to impose a carbon pricing system on provinces that do not have their own....
01:52, 06/29/2019

NC redistricting fight turns to state courts after ruling RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Opponents of North Carolina’s district maps are putting their hopes in state courts after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal courts aren’t the place to settle partisan gerrymandering disputes. An election refor...
18:52, 06/29/2019

Colombia's youth fighting for the Amazon — in the courts and on the streets When young Colombian activists won a historic lawsuit against their government, they thought the rainforest was saved. A year later, they're piling on the pressure to see their leaders act on the ruling....
11:39, 07/18/2019

Ronaldo courts Netherlands defender De Ligt for Juventus Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt says Cristiano Ronaldo wants him to become his new teammate at Italian club Juventus       ...
15:00, 06/10/2019

U.S. courts Brexit Britain with trade deal talk U.S. President Donald Trump wants to see a successful British exit from the European Union that Washington will support with a U.S.-UK free trade agreement, national security adviser John Bolton told British officials on Monday....
19:13, 08/12/2019

The Stresses of Playing on the French Open‘s Clay Courts European red clay courts demand peak physical conditioning, the dexterity to slide across the baseline and the perseverance to sustain 30-stroke points....
08:39, 05/24/2019

Johnson courts Merkel after EU snubs backstop alternatives Boris Johnson will meet the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin this afternoon, just a day after she added her voice to EU scepticism about his "alternative arrangements" to the Irish backstop....
07:52, 08/21/2019

Marijuana Ties Are Hurting More Filers in Bankruptcy Courts The Justice Department is using bankruptcy courts to impose the federal marijuana ban in states that have legalized pot, preventing people who work in the cannabis industry from using bankruptcy to save their home or business....
18:26, 06/22/2019

Main French Open courts to be lit in 2020: organizers The four main courts at the French Open will be lit from next year, meaning the top matches will not be interrupted by bad light, organizers said on Sunday....
14:13, 06/09/2019

U.S. judge bars immigration arrests at Massachusetts courts A federal judge on Thursday ruled that U.S. immigration authorities cannot arrest illegal immigrants at Massachusetts courthouses, the first order of its kind barring courthouse arrests....
01:26, 06/21/2019

The House v. Trump: Stymied Lawmakers Increasingly Battle in the Courts Lawmakers say President Trump’s disregard for their authority leaves them no choice but to use the courts with greater frequency, but that could have constitutional consequences....
00:52, 08/14/2019

Insurance costs rocket for U.S. IPOs as twitchy investors take to courts Companies going public in the United States face insurance costs that have increased as much as 200% in the last three years to cover their executives against lawsuits alleging they misled investors....
01:39, 06/18/2019

App Store in Crosshairs as Apple Courts Developers at WWDC 2019 Apple is set to court software savants at its annual developers conference beginning Monday while contending with criticism that the iPhone maker has made its App Store a walled garden....
10:00, 06/03/2019

Microsoft courts developers with Windows Terminal and Subsystem for Linux 2.0 Microsoft is aiming to make developers' lives easier with the addition of Windows Terminal and Subsystem for Linux 2.0. Learn how you can potentially benefit....
22:13, 05/07/2019

‘Google's power is extraordinary’: businesses turn to the courts over bad reviews Negative comments and low star ratings can make or break a company. But as Google finds itself embroiled in legal action, it warns defamation law could suppress consumer rights Mark Fletcher says he never paid much attention to Google reviews left by...
01:26, 07/10/2019

New York courts brace for surge of cases under new Child Victims Act The Child Victims Act goes into effect on Wednesday — a landmark law expected to unleash a torrent of lawsuits from victims of child sex abuse seeking long-awaited justice. The new law opens up a so-called “look-back window” for one...
04:00, 08/14/2019

Shooting hoops: aerial views of basketball courts – in pictures Auckland-based photographer Petra Leary uses drones to capture aerial images of basketball courts across New Zealand. “My idea was to show the variety of styles and colours of the courts, and the geometry of the markings that people who use or pass t...
14:26, 05/01/2019

Missouri’s Last Abortion Clinic Wins Temporary Reprieve in the Courts A St. Louis judge issued a preliminary injunction that will keep the state’s only abortion clinic open. The state has until June 21 to make a decision on the facility’s license....
01:52, 06/11/2019

Government To Strengthen POCSO Act, Set Up Fast Track Courts: Minister The Centre will soon set up fast track courts to clear the pending 1.6 lakh cases of crime against children and further strengthen the POCSO act with stringent penal provisions, Minister of State for......
21:52, 07/17/2019

Sweden rebuffs Trump over U.S. rapper charges, saying courts independent Sweden on Friday dismissed an angry outburst from U.S. President Donald Trump after prosecutors charged U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky with assault, saying the country's judicial system was independent of political interference....
17:13, 07/26/2019

Musk courts controversy with tweets on sex video filmed in Tesla Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent a series of tweets loaded with double entendre Thursday after a video surfaced this week of two people having sex in a Tesla operating on Autopilot....
13:13, 05/10/2019

Over 2 Lakh Cases Pending In Courts For 25 years: Justice Gogoi Expressing concern over the pendency of cases, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said on Sunday that more than two lakh cases are in courts for 25 years, while over 1,000 cases have not been......
04:13, 08/05/2019

Uber Eats courts smaller European restaurants with new offer Uber Eats is opening up its platform to more restaurants in Europe that prefer to use their own delivery staff, seeking the business of smaller, independent restaurants as it battles Just Eat and Takeaway.com in a crowded market....
03:39, 07/03/2019

Ransomware Hits Georgia Courts As Municipal Attacks Spread Almost every month in 2019 so far has seen reports of a local government falling prey to ransomware, but this series of attacks belies an even broader threat....
08:39, 07/02/2019

Census citizenship question fight rages in U.S. Congress, courts A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Tuesday moved to hold two members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet in contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas in an inquiry into whether the administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 202...
02:00, 06/26/2019

Trump continues to flip Manhattan federal courts conservative President Trump may get the chance to turn the federal courts in Manhattan conservative. Last week, he added two more judges to the 13-judge US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit — making the balance seven liberals to six conservatives. Soon, he...
06:39, 05/13/2019

Isner advances to final on Newport's hot grass courts Top seeded John Isner overcame extremely hot conditions and a first-set tiebreaker loss to beat fourth-seeded Ugo Humbert of France, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-3, Saturday and advanced to the Hall of Fame Open final.        ...
12:13, 07/21/2019

Courts weigh Trump's plan to tap Pentagon for border wall President Donald Trump is moving fast to spend billions of dollars to build a wall on the Mexican border with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts....
13:39, 05/17/2019

Factbox: Clash between Trump, U.S. House Democrats shifts into courts President Donald Trump's conflict with U.S. House Democrats over their many investigations of him, his family and businesses is beginning to move from Capitol Hill into the U.S. courts, where some key cases are already developing....
14:52, 06/19/2019

Sweden rebuffs Trump over US rapper charges, saying courts independent Sweden on Friday dismissed an angry outburst from U.S. President Donald Trump after prosecutors charged U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky with assault, saying the country's judicial system was independent of political interference....
13:52, 07/26/2019

Collegium Recommends 20 Names For Appointment As Judges Of High Courts The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended to the Centre names of 20 advocates for their appointment as judges of the high courts of Calcutta, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and......
19:39, 07/25/2019

Biden picks up endorsement of firefighters union as he courts labor The International Association of Fire Fighters is the first major labor group to announce its backing of a Democrat in the crowded 2020 presidential race....
13:13, 04/29/2019

Courts weigh Trump’s plan to tap Pentagon for border wall SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving fast to spend billions of dollars to build a wall on the Mexican border with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. On Friday, a federa...
07:26, 05/17/2019

Microsoft courts Steam’s audience with Xbox Game Pass on PC Okay, Microsoft, what bad karma are you trying to negate? The company is not only bringing several of its games to Steam, relinquishing them from Windows Store purgatory, but it’s also bringing its Game Pass to PC now. That’s a previously-unforeseen ...
23:00, 05/30/2019

Joe Pinion: Courts will help Trump if they rule against him again on census citizenship question Voters resonate with the basic premise of a Census citizenship question and if the Supreme Court ruled against President Trump again on the issue, it would help him politically....
00:26, 07/06/2019

Factbox: Courts poke holes in Trump’s stonewall of Congress A bitter legal battle over the power of the U.S. Congress to investigate President Donald Trump is expected to widen in coming days following decisions by two federal court judges against Trump....
13:00, 05/28/2019

Facebook Agrees to Hand Over Hate Speech Data to French Courts France just scored what it’s characterizing as a major victory in the battle to curb online hate speech—one that potentially carries significant implications for privacy and free speech online. Read more......
17:52, 06/26/2019

Over 1000 Fast Track Courts Set Up, 2250 Crores Given From Nirbhaya Fund The government has set up one-stop centres in 33 states and Union Territories across the country under the Nirbhaya Fund and provided Rs 2,250 crore under 29 programmes to ensure women safety, Rajya......
20:00, 07/18/2019

Wimbledon courts controversy with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal seeding Eight-time champion Roger Federer was seeded No. 2 for Wimbledon, one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, reversing their positions in the ATP rankings.        ...
01:26, 06/27/2019

Quentin Tarantino courts disaster by asking audiences not to spoil Once Upon A Time In Hollywood There’s no easier way to be an anonymous asshole in this day and age than to be a spoiler guy. As we recently saw with Avengers: Endgame and Game Of Thrones, nothing tickles the egg avatars more than turning social media into a minefield for people w...
21:13, 05/20/2019

India courts ethical investors with calls for social stock exchange Proposal could provide cheaper funding for welfare projects, says finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, but critics warn against greater government control of aidIndia’s finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, has called for the creation of a “social st...
08:52, 07/09/2019

Trump Fuels Racial Disharmony, but Courts Black Voters on Facebook Democratic leaders say African-Americans are deeply engaged in this election, but President Trump is also targeting them with Facebook ads. How they react may well determine his future....
17:26, 08/03/2019

New York courts brace for hundreds of lawsuits by victims of child sex abuse New York courts have assigned 45 judges to handle the expected lawsuits by hundreds of people who were sexually abused as children when a state law takes effect on Wednesday that temporarily lifts the statute of limitations on decades-old allegations...
20:01, 08/13/2019

Facebook will share data on hate speech suspects with French courts Facebook is handing over identifying information to French courts on people suspected of using hate speech on its social network. "This is huge news, it means that the judicial process will be able to run normally," Cédric O, France's min...
23:00, 06/25/2019

UP Bar Council Chief Cremated; Yogi Adityanath Vows Security In Courts Uttar Pradesh Bar Council president Darvesh Singh Yadav, who was shot dead by a lawyer on the Agra court premises, was cremated at her native village of Chaandpur in Etah district today....
19:39, 06/13/2019

Inside the Iraqi courts sentencing foreign Isis fighters to death Campaigners accuse France of ‘outsourcing’ Isis-related trials and say suspects should not be trialled by abusive justice systemsWhen Mustapha Merzoughi, a French citizen of Tunisian origin, left France for Syria in 2015, he hoped to start afresh in ...
11:39, 06/02/2019

Centre To Begin Setting Up Special Courts For Rape Cases In October The process of setting up of over 1,000 fast-track special courts across the country to deal with pending cases of rape is likely to begin on October 2, the Law Ministry has said....
15:59, 08/12/2019

All the president’s judges: how Trump can flip courts at a record-setting pace As the Senate confirms nearly 40 circuit court nominees and counting, the third circuit has already moved rightward – which can change the US for decades Mike Pence’s eyes twinkled with the applause line he was about to deliver. Speaking in Washingto...
13:13, 05/11/2019

UPDATE 1-Insurance costs rocket for U.S. IPOs as twitchy investors take to courts Companies going public in the United States face insurance costs that have increased as much as 200% in the last three years to cover their executives against lawsuits alleging they misled investors....
23:26, 06/17/2019

Australia TPG's fate tied to courts after watchdog scuppers $10 billion phone deal Australian internet firm TPG Telecom Ltd's best bet to recover from the serious blow dealt by regulators who blocked its $10 billion merger bid with a rival lies with the courts, with analysts doubting any alternative plans can succeed....
11:26, 05/09/2019

From Tennis Courts to Red Carpets: Inside Serena Williams' Rise to Fashion Royalty By now, the world probably knows that Serena Williams is more than just the greatest tennis player in the history of the sport. She is also an entrepreneur, a mother, an inspiration to......
16:26, 05/02/2019

Why is Texas stopping Rapid DNA tests in courts? It jeopardizes cases, state board says The technology has helped solve rape cases in Kentucky and identified California wildfire victims. But, it has come under scrutiny in several states.       ...
21:52, 06/20/2019

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Says Courts Should Settle Fight Over Trump’s Taxes (WASHINGTON) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that it’s up to the courts to referee his dispute with House Democrats demanding access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Mnuchin told a Senate panel that the fi...
03:13, 05/16/2019

| Switzerland turns to courts after Nigeria drops anchor over detained oil-tanker it seized Switzerland has asked an international court to order Nigeria to release a Swiss-flagged oil tanker, its cargo and crew, that have been detained off Port Harcourt for the past 16 months....
06:52, 06/03/2019

Dayton shooting: Ohio’s Republican governor wants courts to take guns from people deemed dangerous Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday announced proposals as lawmakers across the country spar over how to prevent mass shootings and whether to tighten firearm restrictions....
20:13, 08/06/2019

Exclusive: Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts - minister Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges, France's minister for digital affairs Cedric O said on Tuesday, adding the deal was a world first....
18:00, 06/25/2019

A Broken System: Massachusetts’ Courts Are Still Working Through A Massive Backlog Of Pending Witch Trials It’s no secret that America’s judicial system is in desperate need of an overhaul, and a mounting crisis in the Bay State shows just how bad things have gotten: According to newly uncovered documents, Massachusetts’ courts are still working through a...
22:00, 05/16/2019

Exclusive: In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges, France's minister for digital affairs Cedric O said on Tuesday....
22:52, 06/25/2019

WTA puts French Open officials on blast for scheduling women's semifinals on outside courts The WTA was critical of the French Open's scheduling of the women's semifinals on outside courts while the men's semis will be on the main court.        ...
01:00, 06/07/2019

Serco to pay £22.9m in fines over electronic tag scandal Serco, the outsourcing company, has agreed to pay £22.9m in fines and costs in a settlement with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) relating to its electronic tagging contract scandal....
13:00, 07/03/2019

Only big fines will change how the auditors audit Splitting a firm’s audit and consulting functions has merit but only large penalties will affect proper change•Watchdog finds work of Patisserie Valerie auditor unacceptableThis time last year the Financial Reporting Council tried to read the riot ac...
04:52, 07/10/2019

FCA will avoid EU CO2 fines in 2019, 2020, CEO says FCA will be compliant because of a regulatory credit deal with Tesla, the forthcoming debuts of plug-in hybrid Jeeps, the addition of the full-electric Fiat 500, and the arrival of more efficient combustion engines....
13:26, 08/09/2019

NBA fines Knicks $50,000 for rules violation The NBA fined the New York Knicks $50,000 for failing to allow a New York Daily News reporter to attend a news conference introducing draft picks R.J. Barrett and Ignas Brazdeikis....
00:13, 06/25/2019

Texas freshman courts right-wing support, and a tough 2020 race, with hard-nosed tactics Rep. Chip Roy’s approach has earned him a reputation as a lawmaker unconcerned about annoying his colleagues and, in the eyes of some, about retaining his seat...
03:39, 06/25/2019

Conservative group hits back after Feinstein accuses Republicans of packing courts by rushing confirmations Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., accused Republicans on Thursday of trying to stack federal courts by pushing President Trump's nominees so quickly through the confirmation process....
01:52, 06/19/2019

Deadly motorcycle crash hits courts: Lawmakers suspend inquiry into motor vehicle agency The June 21 crash that killed seven in has already led to the suspension of over 1,600 licenses. It could soon have more legal ramifications as well.        ...
00:13, 07/23/2019

U.K. Regulator on Why It Is Pursuing Record Fines Against BA, Marriott Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said her office considered cybersecurity gaps, among other factors, in proposing that Marriott and British Airways’ parent company pay the biggest fines to date under Europe’s data-privacy laws....
13:13, 07/10/2019

Senators seek 'serious' fines for antitrust violations U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal introduced legislation on Friday to allow harsher penalties for companies that violate antitrust law, following a Justice Department probe into alleged anticompetitive behavior by big tech....
19:13, 08/02/2019

Facebook continues to grow like crazy, despite FTC fines Facebook's $5 billion FTC fine is historic, but everybody knew it was coming. Three months ago, during its last quarterly earnings report, the social network estimated that it would be fined between $3 billion and $5 billion over the Cambridge A...
01:13, 07/25/2019

‘Like I’m Some Kind of Criminal’: Tougher Fines in Tennis Two players have lost all their prize money from Grand Slam tournaments to cover fines for failing to “perform to a professional standard” in first-round matches....
03:52, 07/28/2019

Councils should be able to issue fines for traffic offences, say MPs News 22 May, 2019 Transport Committee says police are too stretched to enforce moving traffic offences, so councils should be allowed to do so instead...
16:13, 05/22/2019

US fines Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations The US Federal Trade Commissions has said it would also place new oversight and restrictions on Facebook. It is the largest fine that the FTC has ever imposed on a technology company....
19:26, 07/24/2019

NBA Fines Doc Rivers $50,000 For Saying Kawhi Leonard Is Good The NBA’s ongoing freakout over tampering violations has already led the league to assess large fines to executives for making completely anodyne comments about players on other teams, and even got Anthony Davis dinged for what can broadly be describ...
22:52, 05/31/2019

EU fines Citigroup, JPMorgan, 3 other banks $1.2B for collusion The European Commission fined five banks more than $1 billion Thursday, including Citigroup and JPMorgan, for participating in collusion activities involving 11 currencies and two cartels in the Spot Foreign Exchange....
15:00, 05/16/2019

Some Securities Fraudsters Escape Paying SEC Fines The SEC partly measures its success as an enforcement agency by how much it levies in fines and how much it collects. It also sometimes takes credit for fines that will likely never be collected....
11:52, 05/20/2019

FCC fines ABC after Jimmy Kimmel uses emergency tones The feds may have wiped the smile off late-night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel’s face — fining the network that airs his talk show a hefty $395,000 for his use of restricted emergency tones in a comedy sketch. “ABC admits that it broadcast and transmitted th...
23:13, 08/16/2019

NBA fines Clippers $50,000 over Rivers comments on Leonard TORONTO (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are paying a price, because Doc Rivers paid Toronto star Kawhi Leonard a compliment. The NBA fined the Clippers $50,000 on Friday for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule. The league did not specifi...
02:39, 06/01/2019

Germany fines Facebook for under-reporting complaints German authorities have fined Facebook 2 million euros ($2.3 million) for under-reporting complaints about illegal content on its social media platform in breach of the country's law on internet transparency....
17:13, 07/02/2019

EU Fines Qualcomm for Second Time Over Market Abuse The EU hit US chipmaking giant Qualcomm with an antitrust fine of 242 million euros ($271 billion) Thursday, in another blow against a tech titan that is fighting competition battles in Asia and the......
16:13, 07/18/2019

Southern Water hit with record £126m fines Southern Water has incurred a record £126m package of fines and customer rebates after "serious failures" in its sewage treatment sites and for deliberately misreporting its performance....
09:13, 06/25/2019

NBA fines Knicks $50,000 for media access violation The NBA fined the Knicks $50,000 Monday for violating league rules regarding equal access for media. The team didn’t allow the Daily News access to its press conference Friday in which they introduced NBA Draft picks RJ Barrett and Ignas Brazde...
22:13, 06/24/2019

Take or pay: Belgian ex-king faces paternity fines A Belgian court has ordered the country's former king to pay 5,000 euros ($5,600) a day until he takes a DNA paternity test to resolve a long-running case brought by a woman who says she is his daughter....
16:39, 05/16/2019

Venice fines architect $86K for tourist-unfriendly bridge Venice, Italy, has fined Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava €78,000 ($86,000) for what the city deemed as design flaws on the Constitution Bridge that spans the Grand Canal....
13:52, 08/21/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. SEC fines Telefonica Brasil over World Cup tickets Telefonica Brasil SA will pay a $4.13 million civil fine to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges over incentives provided to 127 government officials in connection with soccer's 2014 World Cup and 2013 Confederations Cup....
01:13, 05/10/2019

Germany Considers Fines for Not Vaccinating Children Against Measles As cases of the disease rise, the country’s health minister proposed barring school entry to pupils without immunization and a penalty of $2,800 for parents....
14:52, 05/07/2019

Facebook revenues soar despite $5.1bn in fines and new antitrust investigation Company says US regulators have launched an antitrust investigation into platformTwo giant fines by US government agencies totaling $5.1bn could not derail Facebook’s financial juggernaut on Wednesday, as the company reported revenues of $16.9bn in t...
01:00, 07/25/2019

Swiss watchdog fines car leasing companies $30 mln for collusion Swiss competition watchdog WEKO has fined eight car leasing companies a total of 30 million Swiss francs ($30.4 million) for swapping information on rates for years, it said on Thursday....
08:13, 07/11/2019

For Facebook and Alphabet, Big-Ticket Fines Cause Limited Pain Facebook and Google parent Alphabet have been hit with some hefty fines in recent years. But a closer look shows that for these tech giants, the penalties aren’t as huge as they seem, when compared with their operating expenses or their market capita...
19:39, 07/30/2019

VW, FCA risk big EU emissions fines in 2021, study shows Volkswagen and FCA could face penalties of up to $2.08 billion and $847 million, respectively, if they fail to meet the European Union's emissions targets set for 2021, according to a study....
14:13, 06/26/2019

FTC fines Facebook $5B, adds oversight for privacy mishaps WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are fining Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible in a limited fashion. The ...
18:00, 07/24/2019

NBA fines Knicks $50,000 over feud with New York Daily News NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined the New York Knicks $50,000 for violating media rules by not allowing the New York Daily News to cover one of the team’s news conferences. The Knicks held a news conference on Friday to introduce their new draf...
21:26, 06/24/2019

Shanghai fines Didi, Meituan for using unlicensed vehicles Shanghai authorities have fined ride-hailing service providers Didi Chuxing and Meituan Dianping for using unlicensed vehicles and warned their smartphone applications could be suspended if they continue to fail to meet standards....
19:15, 08/13/2019

U.S. oil-storage industry fines soar on air, water violations Fines for violations of air, water and waste regulations by U.S. petroleum storage facilities so far this year have exceeded all of last year - even without including two major Houston-area disasters in the last month still under investigation - acco...
13:52, 04/29/2019

French regulator fines Iliad and chairman Lombardini France's AMF stock market regulator said it had fined telecoms group Iliad and Iliad's chairman, Maxime Lombardini, for incorrect financial communication regarding certain deals in 2014....
09:39, 04/29/2019

EU Commission fines Qualcomm for second time over market abuse Qualcomm, the world's no.1 chipmaker, was fined 242 million euros ($272 million) on Thursday for blocking a rival from the market about a decade ago, its second EU antitrust penalty....
12:00, 07/18/2019

For Facebook and Google, huge fines will cause only limited harm Regulators have slapped Facebook and Google with some very large fines recently, but are the penalties really hurting the hugely profitable titans of Silicon Valley?...
02:00, 07/31/2019

Massachusetts fines Wynn Resorts $35M over sex misconduct claims Massachusetts gaming regulators on Tuesday fined Wynn Resorts Ltd $35 million for not disclosing sexual misconduct allegations against founder and former CEO Steve Wynn but allowed the casino operator to keep the license for its new $2.6 billion casi...
12:39, 05/02/2019

Fiat Chrysler to spend $2 billion on CO2 fines and credits The $2 billion to be spent by FCA in fines and credit purchases over three years compares with $10 billion that it plans to invest in EVs within the 2018-22 business plan....
18:13, 05/11/2019

Turkish watchdog says it fines Facebook $271,000 for data breach Turkey's Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) said on Friday it had fined Facebook a total of 1.65 million lira ($270,976.01) in April due to a data breach....
20:26, 05/10/2019

EU fines banks over $1 billion over foreign exchange cartel BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators have fined five banks a total of more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) for allegedly colluding in the trade of large sums of foreign currency. The EU Commission said Thursday that investigators found that ...
12:13, 05/16/2019

U.S. watchdog fines New York debt collectors more than $60 million The U.S. consumer watchdog on Thursday said it had fined a group of New York-based debt-collection firms and their two owners more than $60 million to settle claims they inflated consumer debts and broke the law when attempting to collect the money....
22:39, 07/25/2019

Colombia fines Uber more than $629,000 for obstructing regulatory visit Colombia's commerce regulator said on Monday it would fine ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc more than $629,000 for obstructing a regulatory visit in 2017....
20:40, 08/12/2019

Trump likes EU fines against big US tech companies and would like some of that money, too President Donald Trump said he likes the fact the European Union fines big tech companies — and that the U.S. could benefit from some of that cash windfall, too....
19:00, 06/10/2019

Wimbledon fines Fabio Fognini for ‘bomb’ outburst Wimbledon fined Fabio Fognini $3,000 on Monday after the Italian tennis star went on a ‘bomb’ tirade following his loss over the weekend. During a three-set loss to Tennys Sandgren at tiny Court 14, the 10th-ranked Fognini referred in his...
02:52, 07/09/2019

EU fines Qualcomm £217m for forcing UK rival out of the market The European Commission has fined American chipmaker Qualcomm €242m (£217m) for abusing its market dominance with the aim of forcing British rival Icera out of the market....
14:00, 07/18/2019

Large GDPR Fines Are Imminent, EU Privacy Regulators Say Companies can expect large penalties from the European Union this summer, more than a year after the sweeping General Data Protection Regulation took effect last May....
07:26, 05/04/2019

EU fines major banks €1 billion over currency cartels Regulators in the European Union have levied a hefty fine on Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, Citigroup, JPMorgan and Japan's MUFG over collusion in currency trading....
01:00, 05/17/2019

EU fines Qualcomm $272 million for modem antitrust violations The European Union today hit Qualcomm with a fine for predatory pricing against a British modem baseband maker, though it took years to reach the finding.Read More...
18:26, 07/18/2019

FINRA fines Citigroup for loose background checks The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said on Monday it has fined Citigroup's Global Markets business $1.25 million for failing to perform proper background checks on thousands of employees between 2010 and 2017....
18:52, 07/29/2019

U.K. Airline Fines Unruly Passenger $106,000 for ‘Dangerous Behavior’ Jet2 said the disruptive conduct of Chloe Haines, 25, had forced the deployment of two military jets to escort her flight back to an airport near London....
17:13, 07/18/2019

Watchdog imposes $5.8 mln fines on Deloitte, partner for audit failures The Financial Reporting Council has fined Deloitte and one of its partners a total of 4.62 million pounds ($5.81 million) for misconduct in relation to the audit of financial statements of Serco Geografix Ltd for the years 2011 and 2012....
12:00, 07/04/2019

Hauliers face increased fines under new no-deal Brexit powers Hauliers will face increased fines and civilian traffic officers will be granted new powers in the event of a no-deal Brexit under government plans to try and avoid debilitating customs delays at Dover. ...
21:13, 07/31/2019

EU fines major banks 1 billion euros over 'currency cartels' Regulators in the European Union have levied a hefty fine on Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, Citigroup, JPMorgan and Japan's MUFG over an alleged collusion in currency trade....
12:39, 05/16/2019

Turkey fines Facebook for failing to protect personal data Turkey’s state-run news agency says the country’s data protection agency has fined Facebook 1.650 million Turkish lira ($270,000) for contravening data laws...
17:26, 05/10/2019

Ice cream wars: Trucks seized for evading millions in fines New York City investigators have seized 46 ice cream trucks after their owner was accused of evading more than $4.5m (£3.55m) in fines since 2009....
06:00, 06/06/2019

Arizona urges judge against more fines in inmate care suit PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers representing the Arizona Department of Corrections are urging a judge to not impose a second round of contempt-of-court fines for failing to adequately follow through on its promises to improve health care for inmates. Three mo...
17:52, 08/21/2019

Swiss regulator fines banks for fixing forex trading Five banks have been fined a total of 90 million Swiss francs ($90.5 million) for colluding to rig the multi-trillion dollar foreign exchange market, Switzerland's competition authority said on Thursday....
13:26, 06/06/2019

EU fines Barclays, Citi, JP Morgan, MUFG and RBS $1.2 billion for FX rigging Barclays, Citigroup, JP Morgan, MUFG and Royal Bank of Scotland were fined a combined 1.07 billion euros ($1.2 billion) by the European Union on Thursday for rigging the multi-trillion dollar foreign exchange market....
18:13, 05/16/2019

Private firms issue 86% of councils' 250,000 fines for dropping litter Rise in number of local authorities using companies to police streets for littering The number of litter fines issued by councils has almost quadrupled in six years, with more than 250,000 handed out last year.The rise coincides with a growth in the ...
12:26, 08/17/2019

U.S. House could slap $25,000 per day contempt fines on Trump advisers: Democrat A senior Democratic lawmaker has suggested fines of $25,000 a day for contempt on U.S. officials who stonewall congressional investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration....
20:39, 05/10/2019

Trump halts fines on Obama-era fuel efficiency violations President Trump is undoing another piece of Barack Obama’s legacy. The president said Friday he would freeze fines imposed by his predecessor on automakers who produced new cars which violated stiff fuel efficiency standards, Reuters reported. ...
23:39, 07/13/2019

Germany mulls fines to boost measles vaccination rates BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s health minister is proposing fines for parents of school-age children who haven’t been vaccinated for measles. Minister Jens Spahn told the German weekly Bild am Sonntag that parents who can’t prove their chi...
13:13, 05/05/2019

Italy’s privacy watchdog fines Facebook 1 million euros ROME (AP) — Italy’s privacy watchdog says it has fined Facebook 1 million euros ($1.13 million) over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The government agency said in a statement Friday that it had determined that 57 Italians had downloaded t...
19:00, 06/28/2019

Germany fines Facebook for underreporting hate speech complaints The US social media giant has been found guilty of failing to fully report the number of complaints it received, in clear violation of German transparency laws. Facebook may appeal the ruling, saying the law is unclear....
20:26, 07/02/2019

Cleartrip's Flexifly Allows Flyers to Reschedule Flights Without Hefty Fines Cleartrip users can now choose a new Flexifly option while buying domestic flight tickets via Cleartrip, and this will enable them to reschedule their flight without paying amendment charges or......
23:13, 08/01/2019

Wimbledon: Serena Williams, Fabio Fognini face fines Serena Williams has been fined $10,000 for damaging a court at Wimbledon, while men's player Fabio Fognini was fined $3,000 for saying he wished the All-England Club was bombed....
01:26, 07/10/2019

U.S. regulator fines ex-Rabobank officer $50,000 for bank secrecy violations U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said on Tuesday it imposed a $50,000 penalty on the California unit of Dutch lender Rabobank, N.A. for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act by its former general counsel....
22:39, 07/23/2019

UPDATE 3-EU fines Barclays, Citi, JP Morgan, MUFG and RBS $1.2 bln for FX rigging Barclays, Citigroup, JP Morgan, MUFG and Royal Bank of Scotland were fined a combined 1.07 billion euros ($1.2 billion) by the European Union on Thursday for rigging the multi-trillion dollar foreign exchange market....
17:52, 05/16/2019

SEC fines Russian firm for failing to disclose paid-for ICO reviews The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday that it has fined and settled charges against a Russia-based ratings firm for failure to disclose payments it received to publicize digital asset offerings of issuers it had rated....
01:00, 08/21/2019

No-deal Brexit would cost UK car makers billions in emission fines No-deal Brexit would mean UK car makers can't rely on European sales to balance out their fleet emissions average Line-ups of more than 40 UK-based manufacturers would fall foul of government-imposed CO2 regulations A no-deal Brexit could cost the...
04:13, 07/01/2019

Malta fines captain of German migrant rescue ship The German captain of a migrant rescue ship was fined 10,000 euros ($11,240) by a Maltese court on Tuesday, after being found guilty of entering national waters 11 months ago without proper registration....
14:13, 05/14/2019

Ordered Deported, Migrants Hit With Fines Running Into Hundreds of Thousands Immigrants avoiding deportation by living in houses of worship received notices that they would be fined, the latest measure taken in an ongoing crackdown....
23:39, 07/04/2019

Tourists face €250 fines for sitting on Spanish Steps in Rome Police patrol 18th-century marble steps, blowing whistles at visitors sitting downThe authorities in Rome have been accused of applying “fascist-style” measures after police began shooing resting tourists away from the staircase of the famous Spanish...
22:39, 08/07/2019

EU fines beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev €200M Beer company Anheuser-Busch InBev has been fined for restricting cross border sales between the Netherlands and Belgium, forcing Belgians to pay more for their beer. The company had been under investigation since 2016....
21:52, 05/13/2019

Germany fines Facebook $2.3 million for violation of hate speech law German officials issued a 2 million euro ($2.3 million) fine to Facebook Tuesday, accusing the company of violating the country’s new hate speech law....
02:26, 07/03/2019

Sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps can lead to hefty fines Vistors to Rome's famous Spanish Steps looking to take a load off will need to keep on walking. Officials have announced fines for sitting or lying down on the landmark staircase....
17:00, 08/08/2019

Tanzania fines Acacia Mining $2.4 million over alleged pollution Tanzania's mining minister said on Monday Acacia Mining had been fined 5.6 billion Tanzanian shillings ($2.4 million) for alleged pollution at its North Mara mine....
13:26, 05/20/2019

Drivers who leave their engines idling could face instant fines News 14 May, 2019 Environment Secretary supports council moves to issue fines without warning to drivers who leave their engines running...
04:52, 05/15/2019

France hands down 447 fines in 8 months under a new law punishing harassment of women French courts have in the last eight months handed 447 fines to violators of a new law that seeks to combat harassment of women, the country's equality minister Marlène Schiappa has confirmed....
03:13, 05/01/2019

Hire firms may face £500 fines over dumped bikes in London Bike-share firms face being fined up to £500 a time in an effort to stop dockless cycles being left strewn around London under plans being considered by town halls....
13:52, 07/17/2019

EU fines AB Inbev for restricting cross-border beer sales European Union anti-trust regulators are fining AB Inbev, the world's biggest brewer, more than 200 million euros ($225 million) for abusing its dominant position in the Belgian beer market....
12:52, 05/13/2019

MLB Fines Trevor Bauer Over Ball-Chucking Meltdown [Update] Trevor Bauer was fined by Major League Baseball Tuesday for his tantrum on the mound Sunday, when Bauer chucked the ball over the wall in center at the end of a brutal outing against the Kansas City Royals. Bauer apologized for the meltdown after the...
04:26, 07/31/2019

Sanitation worker racked up $17K in tickets, fines using scavenged plates He used one man’s trash in an attempt to stay clean. A city sanitation worker from Staten Island used license plates he picked up from a dumpster to remain incognito, as he racked up more than $17,000 in parking tickets, traffic violations and E-ZPas...
03:13, 08/15/2019

China fines Ford's Changan JV $24 mln for violating anti-monopoly law China's market regulator on Wednesday said it was imposing a 162.8 million yuan ($23.55 million) fine on Ford Motor Co's joint venture with Changan Automobile Group for violating anti-monopoly law....
06:00, 06/05/2019

Russia fines Google for failing to filter search results Russia's communications watchdog fined Google 700,000 roubles ($11,100) on Thursday for failing to fulfil legal requirements to remove entries from its search results that Moscow believes contain illegal information....
16:39, 07/18/2019

Britain fines Russia's RT for breaking broadcast rules over Skripal and Syria Britain's media regulator fined Russia's RT 200,000 pounds ($248,740) for breaching broadcasting impartiality rules in its coverage of the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal, the policies of Ukraine and the conflict in Syria....
13:13, 07/26/2019

Trump buildings face millions in climate fines under new New York rules Exclusive: if Trump Tower and other sites do not cut emissions, Trump Organization will owe $2.1m a year from 2030Donald Trump’s reluctance to address climate change is set to cost his business empire millions of dollars in fines levied by New York C...
12:39, 05/13/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. SEC fines Cantor, BMO Capital Markets over improper handling of ADRs The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday said Cantor Fitzgerald & Co and BMO Capital Markets had agreed to pay $647,000 and $3.9 million respectively to settle charges of improper handling of "pre-released" American Depositary Receipts ...
00:00, 08/17/2019

World Bank Imposes One Of Its Biggest Fines On Cash-Starved Pak Over Mine An international arbitration court has imposed a penalty of $5.976 billion on Pakistan -- one of the biggest in its history -- for the unlawful denial of a mining lease to a company in 2011....
10:26, 07/15/2019

Migrant rescue ship captains could face $57,000 fines in Italian crackdown Migrant rescue ships docking in Italy without authorization could soon face fines of up to $57,000, as part of a government crackdown that the United Nations warns violates international law....
15:52, 06/12/2019

FCC fines 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', others over misuse of emergency alert tone The Federal Communications Commission fined a television broadcaster, cable television network and a radio broadcaster for misusing the emergency alert tones....
03:13, 08/17/2019

Ethics agency fines MTA supervisor for running side biz on public dime The MTA suspended a city transit supervisor for 30 days without pay for moonlighting — running his own electronics repair shop on state time for up to three years, the state’s ethics watchdog agency announced Wednesday. Gustavo Espinal, i...
00:39, 07/11/2019

Europe Fines 5 Banks $1.2 Billion for Their Roles in Foreign Exchange Cartels Traders at Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and the Royal Bank of Scotland engaged in anti-competitive behavior, the European Commission found....
20:52, 05/16/2019

Company touted by Trump to build the wall has history of fines, violations President Donald Trump appears to have set his sights on a North Dakota construction firm with a checkered legal record to build portions of his signature border wall....
21:00, 05/31/2019

Fines, jail time? Dems digging in as Trump resists oversight WASHINGTON (AP) — They’re talking about jailing people at the Capitol. Imposing steep fines. All sorts of extraordinary, if long-shot measures to force the White House to comply with Democratic lawmakers’ request for information about Pre...
16:39, 05/04/2019

Ronaldinho: Ex-Brazil and Barcelona star has property seized over unpaid fines Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho has 57 properties seized and his Brazilian and Spanish passports confiscated over unpaid taxes and fines, according to reports in Brazil....
10:52, 07/31/2019

Beto O'Rourke pledges to decriminalize truancy, address fines on parents Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, announced on Friday that if he won the presidency in 2020, he would work to decriminalize and remove punishments on parents for children taking illegitimate absences from school....
23:52, 05/18/2019

‘€1 million’ fines for rescue boats prompts UN concern for future sea operations A move by Italian lawmakers to impose fines of up to €1 million on vessels and organizations carrying out search and rescue operations off the country’s coastline, sparked a new warning on Tuesday from the UN that the measure risks deterring future l...
18:13, 08/06/2019

UPDATE 2-Swiss regulator fines banks for fixing forex trading Five banks have been fined a total of 90 million Swiss francs ($90.5 million) for colluding to rig the multi-trillion dollar foreign exchange market, Switzerland's competition authority said on Thursday....
11:13, 06/06/2019

Rule-breaking City drivers rack up £25m in fines after Bank crackdown Motorists driving through the Square Mile were fined a record £25 million last year for flouting traffic rules, like going the wrong way up a one-way street....
14:00, 07/05/2019

Stung by snubs, House Democrats weigh fines for U.S. attorney general Some U.S. House Democrats on Thursday said they might seek to invoke a dormant congressional power to impose fines on Attorney General William Barr after he refused to provide them with an unredacted copy of the Mueller report....
23:52, 05/02/2019

UPDATE 1-Seven banks face EU antitrust fines for forex rigging - sources Barclays, Citigroup , HSBC, JPMorgan and three other banks are set to be fined by EU antitrust regulators in the coming weeks for rigging the multitrillion dollar foreign exchange market, two people familiar with the matter said....
19:52, 05/09/2019

Facebook loses facial-recognition privacy appeal and could pay billions in fines Facebook lost a federal appeal on Thursday in a lawsuit over facial-recognition data. That could lead to the company paying massive fines over its privacy practices....
06:13, 08/09/2019

Facebook, YouTube May Face Heavy Fines in UK Over Harmful Content: Report Britain's broadcasting watchdog Ofcom would be given new legal powers to monitor, investigate and fine social platforms for sharing or live-streaming "harmful" videos....
16:06, 08/12/2019

RPT-UPDATE 2-Seven banks face EU antitrust fines for forex rigging - sources Barclays, Citigroup , HSBC, JPMorgan and three other banks are set to be fined by EU antitrust regulators in coming weeks for rigging the multi-trillion dollar foreign exchange market, two people familiar with the matter said....
11:13, 05/10/2019

Measles: German minister proposes steep fines for anti-vaxxers German Health Minister Jens Spahn is proposing a law that foresees fining parents of non-vaccinated children up to €2,500 ($2,800). The conservative lawmaker said he wants to "eradicate" measles....
14:26, 05/05/2019

Italy's Matteo Salvini wants hefty fines for migrant rescue vessels Italian far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's latest crackdown on rescue vessels in the Mediterranean Sea includes draconian sanctions for every migrant taken on board. Michele Bertelli reports from Rome....
20:52, 05/17/2019

DfT “seriously considering” instant fines for drivers who leave engines idling , says transport minister News 14 May, 2019 DfT “seriously considering” fines for drivers who leave engines idling; meeting with council representatives to discuss policy...
14:00, 05/16/2019

FCC Fines Jimmy Kimmel Live $400,000 for Using Emergency Alert Tone in Very Expensive Joke Last October Jimmy Kimmel Live! made some expensive jokes about President Donald Trump’s ability to send emergency alerts to approximately 225 million phones across the country.Read more......
20:52, 08/16/2019

China fines Ford's Changan venture $24 million for violating anti-monopoly law China's market regulator said it has fined Ford's joint venture with Changan Automobile Group $23.55 million for violating anti-monopoly law....
16:26, 06/05/2019

Europe's huge privacy fines against Marriott and British Air are a warning for Google and Facebook The EU imposed record fines this week to British Airways and Marriott, marking far and away the biggest fines imposed under General Data Protection Regulation, which was enacted just over one year ago....
18:39, 07/10/2019

Large carmakers including Volkswagen, FCA could face 2021 EU emissions fines: study Volkswagen and FiatChrysler could face penalties of up to 1.83 billion euros ($2.08 billion) and 746 million euros respectively, if they fail to meet the European Union's emissions targets set for 2021, according to AlixPartners....
07:39, 06/26/2019

Country Time offers to pay fines for kids operating unlicensed lemonade stands The lemonade mix company Country Time announced an initiative to cover any fees you get from not having a permit to run a lemonade stand.       ...
16:26, 06/21/2019

S.Korea bourse fines BofA Merrill Lynch branch over irregular trading The Korea Exchange (KRX) said on Tuesday it has decided to impose a 175 million won ($148,655) fine on Bank of America Merrill Lynch's South Korean unit for irregular trading activities....
09:52, 07/16/2019

Immigrants taking sanctuary in U.S. churches to avoid deportation face large fines Immigrants taking sanctuary in U.S. churches to avoid deportation are being told by U.S. ICE that they face hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines under a little-used federal law, attorneys said....
02:13, 07/04/2019

UPDATE 1-S.Korea bourse fines BofA Merrill Lynch over irregular trading The Korea Exchange (KRX) said on Tuesday it has imposed a 175 million won ($148,655) fine on Bank of America Merrill Lynch's South Korean unit for irregular trading activities....
12:13, 07/16/2019

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill requiring felons pay off fines before regaining right to vote Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed off on a bill requiring felons to pay off their financial obligations before they are granted the right to vote, a tactic many critics argue amounts to voter suppression and a modern day poll tax. ...
04:26, 06/29/2019

Billion-dollar fines can't stop Google and Facebook. That's peanuts for them | Siva Vaidhanathan We need radical approaches to these companies. Our responses must be as broad and deep as these companies’ hold on our minds and pursesDuring the same 48 hours this week in which Facebook agreed to pay the largest corporate fine in the history of the...
19:39, 07/26/2019

2019 Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill: Traffic Violation Fines To Increase The Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill has been cleared by both houses of the parliament and will be used to make changes in the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988. Part of the Amendment bill focusses on increased......
22:26, 08/01/2019

NYC sanitation worker used license plates found in trash to avoid $17G in fines, investigators say A New York City sanitation worker was arrested Wednesday for allegedly putting license plates he found in the trash on his car to avoid paying more than $17,000 in fines....
19:13, 08/15/2019

South Korea bourse fines BofA Merrill Lynch over irregular trading The Korea Exchange (KRX) said on Tuesday it has imposed a 175 million won ($148,655) fine on Bank of America Merrill Lynch's South Korean unit for irregular trading activities....
10:39, 07/16/2019

Shanghai Fines Ride-Hailing Service Providers Didi, Meituan For Using Unlicensed Vehicles Shanghai authorities have fined ride-hailing service providers Didi Chuxing and Meituan Dianping for using unlicensed vehicles and warned their smartphone applications could be suspended if they......
23:39, 08/14/2019

AZGFD fines individual who allegedly hung baited hooks to catch, kill coyotes WILCOX, Ariz. – A person was penalized after the individual reportedly placed bait on fishing hooks for coyotes in near Wilcox in May 2018, according to Arizona Game and Fish Department. According to the department, AZGFD received a tip in May ...
23:00, 07/01/2019

Despite proposed fines for anti-vaxxers in Germany and New York, vaccine exemption bills may be on the rise BSIP/UIG via Getty Images Bills that fine people who fail to get life-saving vaccinations are gaining attention. On Sunday, Germany's health minister proposed fining parents of school-age children who haven't received a measles inoculation up to $2,...
03:00, 05/06/2019

China fines Ford's Changan joint venture $24 million for violating anti-monopoly law China's State Administration for Market Regulation fined the joint venture between Ford Motor and Changan Automobile Group 162.8 million yuan for violating anti-monopoly law....
05:52, 06/05/2019

Uefa's 'parking ticket' fines will not rein in football's maverick clubs | Marina Hyde Unless it enforces a monster fine or ban on clubs who overstep the mark, Uefa is an employee of those it is supposed to policeReports that Uefa investigators are to recommend Manchester City be banned from the Champions League for a year are certainl...
18:00, 05/15/2019

What to know about status asthmaticus Status asthmaticus is a life-threatening asthma state with symptoms that include anxiety, fatigue, and shortness of breath. An inhaler may not treat the symptoms, so a person should seek immediate medical treatment. Learn more here....
21:39, 06/18/2019

Soggy is the Status Quo The slow-moving low continues to plague the region with wave after wave of rain and thundershowers. Last night’s band of rain has mostly cleared the state with only a few scattered drizzle showers. Heavier rain still exists southeast along the Cumber...
16:39, 06/09/2019

U.K. Privacy Regulator Shows Its Teeth: Fines British Airways Parent $230 Million for Data Breach British Airways parent International Consolidated Airlines Group said it would fight a hefty fine proposed by U.K. regulators for a cyberattack that exposed personal data of about half a million of the airline’s customers....
10:39, 07/08/2019