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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,...

2012-06-01 10:21:35

Proposed Writ seeks to reunite thousands of American children removed from their undocumented parents by the U.S. Government SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Latino Policy Coalition (LPC) has issued an urgent appeal demanding that the United Nations General Assembly issue a UN Writ of Habeas Corpus to locate tens of thousands of American citizen children who have been removed from their immigrant parents' care due to their parents' detention or...

2012-04-23 10:21:17

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today declared a statewide disaster emergency to enable state, county and municipal governments to respond effectively to the impact of the weekend's late spring storm. The snowfall crippled parts of western and northern Pennsylvania and brought heavy rain to much of the rest of the state. The proclamation authorizes state agencies to use all available resources and personnel, as necessary, to cope with the...

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...

2011-08-26 11:40:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today declared a statewide disaster emergency to enable state, county and municipal governments to respond effectively to the impact of Hurricane Irene, a massive storm expected to impact much of the eastern half of the state. The proclamation authorizes state agencies to use all available resources and personnel as necessary to cope with this emergency situation. Corbett issued the disaster proclamation this...

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...