‘It’s Time for Indian Women to Be Heard’: Promise And Problems Of Tribal Law And Order Act

By Mary Annette Pember, Rewire.news -

Although proponents of the act are disappointed in the DOJ’s limited support of it, they remain hopeful about the future and the potential for such legislation to help Native women. “The Tribal [...]

Woman Who Alleged Assault By Guard Finally Released From Detention

By Tina Vasquez, Rewire.news -

A Salvadoran woman who came forward four months ago with allegations of sexual assault by a guard has been released from the T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas, where her abuser [...]

Audit Finds Detainee Abuse At Immigration Prisons

By Kevin Gosztola, mintpressnews.com -

The inspector general for the Homeland Security Department conducted unannounced inspections of six immigrant detention facilities overseen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It [...]

Quaint Baltimore Seafood Business Masks Shocking Labor Abuses

By Bruce Vail, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Bruce Vail for In These Times - Phillips Seafood is a Baltimore-based company that trades on its historic connections to the Chesapeake Bay blue crab fishery. The signature dish at its [...]

Punishment For Human Rights Abusers Is Irrevocable Achievement For Argentine Society

By Daniel Gutman, www.nationofchange.org -

By Daniel Gutman for Nation of Change - What at first was terrible news that outraged a large proportion of Argentine society, who see the conviction and imprisonment of dictatorship-era human [...]

Rasmea Odeh Accepts Plea Agreement With No Prison Time

By Hatem Abudayyeh, www.stopfbi.net -

By Hatem Abudayyeh for Stop FBI - After living in this country for over 20 years, Rasmea was charged in 2013 with an immigration violation that was always just a pretext for a broader attempt to [...]

Supreme Court Argument In Case On Muslim Round-Ups

By Staff, www.ccrjustice.org -

By Staff of Center for Constitutional Rights - In the shadow of the Trump inauguration this Friday, CCR will be before the Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case about executive abuses of power [...]

Chicago Police Routinely, ‘Systemically’ Abused Civil Rights

By Nadia Prupis, www.commondreams.org -

By Nadia Prupis for Common Dreams - Chicago police systematically violated people's civil rights by routinely using excessive force, particularly against African-Americans and Latinos, according [...]

DOJ Investigating Violence And Rape Inside Alabama Men’s Prisons

By Kent Faulk, www.al.com -

By Kent Faulk for Alabama Media Group - The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into violence, rape, overcrowding and other problems within the men's prisons in Alabama, the [...]

ICC Investigates Human Rights Abuses In Iraq

By Samuel Oakford, www.theintercept.com -

By Samuel Oakford for The Intercept - THE LONG-ANTICIPATED Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq War released Wednesday contains stinging indictments of Britain’s role in the U.S.-led invasion, detailing [...]

Civil Society Targetted While Responding To Human Rights Abuses

By Staff, www.civicus.org -

By Staff of Civicus - In an increasingly unequal world where human rights are being undermined, civil society is challenging exclusion in innovative ways. “Much of civic life is about promoting [...]

Meet Abusive ‘World’s Largest Company’ You’ve Never Heard Of

By Jim Hightower, www.alternet.org -

By Jim Hightower for AlterNet - Giant corporate entities have become so far-flung and impersonal that "human relations" departments have been created within the soulless structures to cloak the [...]

Court Dismisses Charges Against London Arms Fair Protesters

By Damien Gayle, www.theguardian.com -

By Damien Gayle for The Guardian - A court has dismissed charges against protesters who blocked the road outside a major London arms fair, after they argued that they acted to stop greater crimes [...]

Documentary: The Color Of Lawlessness

By Taylor C. Hall, www.hatchfund.org -

Thru the eyes of victimized communities this documentary will provide an in-depth view to the misconduct of law enforcement agencies. The Color of Lawlessness is based off of the United States [...]