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2013-06-28 23:00:38

The Justice Project kicks off new video series on “What Justice Means to Me” starting with a definition from Angelo “Barefoot Pookie” White the Crips Street gang Founder Santa Barbara, California (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The Justice Project has launched a new video series to initiate a dialogue about justice from outside of academic parameters and normative social boundaries. This series kicks off with Executive Director Noah benShea interviewing Angelo “Barefoot Pookie” White,...

2012-03-28 17:38:17

While government officials have argued that "enhanced interrogation techniques" are necessary to protect American citizens, the effectiveness of such techniques has been debated. According to a recent study, when torture is used to elicit information, it is likely to be unexpectedly harsh yet ineffective. This study was published in a new article in Political Research Quarterly (PRQ) published by SAGE on behalf of the Western Political Science Association. John W. Schiemann, author of the...

2011-02-07 08:47:00

HYDERABAD, India, February 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has praised India's justice system for being the guardian of the nation's constitution. He said the Indian Supreme Court has played a pivotal role in interpreting and championing human rights. Sharma applauded the landmark decision of the New Delhi High Court in July 2009, which decriminalised homosexual acts conducted in private by consenting adults. The Secretary-General said this was...

2010-12-20 15:40:26

A thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, examines local reconciliation processes in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The central focus is the question of what role the Hague tribunal plays in these processes. The results show that people combine different strategies to cope with the past in everyday life and that the Hague tribunal is both helping and hindering. In recent times the international community has focused to an ever increasing extent not only on ending war, but also on building...

2010-05-11 09:44:00

TRANSITIONAL STEP TO NEW ANTI-TERROR LEGISLATION WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Egyptian Government introduced draft legislation before Parliament that would significantly curtail the special powers provided under the country's Emergency Law, prohibiting the government from monitoring communications and media, confiscating publications and property and ordering evacuations. The legal limitations were part of the request presented to Parliament today to extend the...

2009-10-26 23:46:09

The rationale behind torture is that pain will make the guilty confess, but a new study by researchers at Harvard University finds that the pain of torture can make even the innocent seem guilty. Participants in the study met a woman suspected of cheating to win money. The woman was then "tortured" by having her hand immersed in ice water while study participants listened to the session over an intercom. She never confessed to anything, but the more she suffered during the torture, the...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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