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Austria to Receive 1000 Extra Refugees

20 April 2014 16:31:18 Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency)

Austria will receive an extra 1000 Syrian refugees in addition to the quota of 500 announced in August 2013, according to Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner. In a Sunday interview for Austrian newspaper Kurier, she explained that the country would receive an additional 1000 refugees apart from the initially announced quota of 500, adding that priority treatment would be granted to women, children and persecuted Christians.  She said that the number of asylum applicants had not been taken into account in the measure. Citing data of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), she noted that the situation in and around Syria was becoming increasingly dramatic, with an estimated 4 million expected to have fled violence in Syria by end-2014, ¾ of them women and children. Asked about a timeframe for the arrival of the additional quota of1000 refugees, she said that it was a responsibility of the UNCHR, expressing hopes that it would happen as soon as possible. According to Austrian newspaper Kurier, the country has so far received only 300 Syrian refugees. As of Thursday, Austria stopped accepting refugees from Bulgaria and placed a visa requirement, according to reports of Bulgarian private TV station bTV. As a result, some 30 Syrian nationals, who had already bought plane tickets, were forced to wait at Sofia Airport for an opportunity to fly to Austria. Around 2.6 million people have fled Syria since the start of the revolt against the regime of Bashar al-Assad  in 2011 and 6.5 million are living as internally displaced, according to UN data.

Vice All News Time20 April 2014 16:31:18


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Pakistan: MQM stages protest against extra-judicial killing of workers

18 April 2014 08:48:59 Voice of Vienna

KARACHI: Activists and supporters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Thursday protested in Karachi against the ‘enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings of its party workers. Members of the MQM’s Rabita Committee, lawmakers, and workers of all MQM sector and unit offices in Karachi converged near the Karachi Press club for the demonstration. A large […]

Vice All News Time18 April 2014 08:48:59


Military Rejects Extra-Judicial Killings Claim

09 April 2014 17:45:57 WN.com - Africa News

[CAJ News]Abuja -THE Military has denied extra-judicial killing of Muslims and people of Fulani ethnic group as alleged by Jama'atul Nasril Islam (JNI)....

Vice All News Time09 April 2014 17:45:57


Current Philippine Government And Military Using ongoing Extra-Judicial Killings Targeting Activists Poor Left

02 April 2014 12:03:18 Philippines News latest RSS headlines - Philippine Times.com

On March 25, William Bugatti, a 43 year old human rights worker for Karapatan, one of the Philippines main human rights organizations, was shot to death. He was the 12th activist killed so far this ...

Vice All News Time02 April 2014 12:03:18


REVEALED: WHY Sheik Abubakar Sheriff Makaburi was KILLED

02 April 2014 02:14:28 Kenya Today

Radical cleric Sheik Abubakar Makaburi’s shooting was not a surprise, many beleive he invited the bullet. He openly supported Alshabaab activities in the country and the radicalization of the youth in Mombasa. He advocated for the attack of foreign nationals in Kenya saying the Western world was behind the extra judicial killings of Muslims in […] The post REVEALED: WHY Sheik Abubakar Sheriff Makaburi was KILLED appeared first on Kenya Today .

Vice All News Time02 April 2014 02:14:28


Egypt sentences two Morsi supporters to death: judicial sources

29 March 2014 20:20:54 Morocco World News

CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced to death two supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi convicted of throwing youths off an apartment block roof, judicial sources said. One youth thrown from the building in Alexandria was killed. The court submitted its verdict for approval to the mufti, the government's official interpreter of Islamic law, the sources said. The latest death sentences come despite international outrage at Egypt handing down the death penalty to 529 Islamists on Monday after just two hearings. That verdict can be appealed, and the mufti has upheld death sentences in the  past. The men sentenced to death on Saturday were among 63 people on trial over deadly violence in Alexandria's Sidi Gaber neighbourhood on July 5 last year, two days after the amy overthrew Morsi. The trial was adjourned until May 19 when the verdicts for the other defendants are expected to be announced. The violence in Alexandria broke out as supporters and opponents of Morsi took to the streets of Egypt's second city, the first to demand his reinstatement and the others to celebrate the end of his one-year rule. Amateur video posted on social networks at the time showed men throwing two youths off the roof of the building. It showed four young men cowering on the rooftop who are followed by several older men, one of them bearded and holding a jihadist flag. The men are seen throwing stones at the youths and later one is thrown from the roof. The video goes on to show club-wielding men beating the body of the youth. Another man is later thrown from the roof but is only injured. International outcry Egyptian authorities later said only one youth was killed in the attack and that one man had been arrested in connection with his death. Egyptian authorities later said only one youth was killed in the attack and that one man had been arrested in connection with his death. The latest verdict follows Monday's mass death sentences for more 529 pro-Morsi defendants, a ruling that triggered an international outcry. Washington urged Egypt not to go ahead with the executions, with deputy US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf calling the sentencing "shocking". The verdict also drew fire from rights groups, the United Nations and the European Union, which questioned the fairness of proceedings against so many defendants lasting just two days. Legal experts said the unprecedented sentences are likely to be overturned on appeal. The military-installed regime has opened mass trials against more than 2,000 alleged Islamists since the army overthrew Morsi. Two new mass trials of Islamists are being held in Minya province south of Cairo, where Monday's mass death sentences were pronounced. The detained head of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, is a defendant in both. In the first, he stands accused with 714 others of murdering six people and the attempted murder of 51 others in the provincial town of Samalot, the official MENA news agency reported. In the second trial, Badie is accused along with 203 others of assaulting policemen, disturbing public order, and damaging public and private property in another town in Minya province. Only 160 of defendants in the first new trial are in custody, and in the second, just two of Badie's co-defendants are in detention. In all, some 15,000 suspects have been detained since the security forces dispersed two Cairo protest camps set up by Morsi supporters last August 14, killing hundreds of people.

Vice All News Time29 March 2014 20:20:54


Bulgaria Last but One in EU by Perceived Judicial Independence

17 March 2014 17:18:14 Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency)

Bulgaria is last but one in the European Union by citizens' trust in the independence of the judiciary, according to the 2014 EU Justice Scoreboard. According to the report of the European Commission, which evaluates the quality, efficiency and independence of the judicial systems in the EU on an annual basis, the level of perceived judicial independence in Bulgaria decreased over the past two years. Only Slovakia performs worse than Bulgaria in the sphere of perceived independence of the judiciary. Bulgaria is preceded by Romania in the ranking. Romania has improved its score in the sphere of perceived judicial independence over the past two years. Bulgaria is also last but one in the EU by budget for courts, followed by Romania. At the same time, Bulgaria ranks fourth by number of judges per capita. Upon presenting the 2014 EU Justice Scoreboard, Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, drew attention to the worrying downward trend in perceived judicial independence in some countries where reforms were ongoing.

Vice All News Time17 March 2014 17:18:14


Bulgaria Last but One in EU by Perceived Judicial Independence

17 March 2014 15:42:12 Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency)

Bulgaria is last but one in the European Union by citizens' trust in the independence of the judiciary, according to the 2014 EU Justice Scoreboard. According to the report of the European Commission, which evaluates the quality, efficiency and independence of the judicial systems in the EU on an annual basis, the level of perceived judicial independence in Bulgaria decreased over the past two years. Only Slovakia performs worse than Bulgaria in the sphere of perceived independence of the judiciary. Bulgaria is preceded by Romania in the ranking. Romania has improved its score in the sphere of perceived judicial independence over the past two years. Bulgaria is also last but one in the EU by budget for courts, followed by Romania. At the same time, Bulgaria ranks fourth by number of judges per capita. Upon presenting the 2014 EU Justice Scoreboard, Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, drew attention to the worrying downward trend in perceived judicial independence in some countries where reforms were ongoing.

Vice All News Time17 March 2014 15:42:12


Kenya: Kenya's Luxury Spending Potential Is Growing Fast

10 March 2014 06:47:42 AllAfrica News: Latest

[The Star]Kenya is among 10 countries worldwide with the fastest growing luxury spending potential, according to the 'Luxury Opportunity Index' published in The Wealth Report 2014.

Vice All News Time10 March 2014 06:47:42


Press release - CommDH010(2014) / 04 March 2014 Ukraine: Fight against impunity and judicial reforms are necessary to improve human rights protection (Council of Europe)

04 March 2014 20:27:32 WN.com - Europe News

(Source: Council of Europe) Press release - CommDH010(2014) Ukraine: Fight against impunity and judicial reforms are necessary to improve human rights protection http://bit.ly/1kTexqz Strasbourg, 04/03/2014 - - "The dramatic events that have been unfolding in Ukraine since November 2013 brought to the fore a number of long-standing, core human rights challenges that the Government has to address, in particular as regards the excessive use of force by the police, the independence and impartiality of the judicial system and the lack of a legislative framework governing peaceful assembly", said Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, releasing a report on his visit to...

Vice All News Time04 March 2014 20:27:32


Press release - CommDH010(2014) / 04 March 2014 Ukraine: Fight against impunity and judicial reforms are necessary to improve human rights protection (Council of Europe)

04 March 2014 20:08:11 WN.com - World News

(Source: Council of Europe) Press release - CommDH010(2014) Ukraine: Fight against impunity and judicial reforms are necessary to improve human rights protection http://bit.ly/1kTexqz Strasbourg, 04/03/2014 - - "The dramatic events that have been unfolding in Ukraine since November 2013 brought to the fore a number of long-standing, core human rights challenges that the Government has to address, in particular as regards the excessive use of force by the police, the independence and impartiality of the judicial system and the lack of a legislative framework governing peaceful assembly", said Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, releasing a report on his visit to...

Vice All News Time04 March 2014 20:08:11


US says rights report will help Manila stop killings

01 March 2014 17:30:24 WN.com - World News

A US government report criticizing the Philippines for failing to stamp out extra-judicial killings will help Manila improve human rights safeguards, a US presidential spokeswoman said yesterday. The US Department of State’s global annual human rights report on Thursday said: “The [Philippine] government continued to investigate and prosecute only a limited number of reported human rights abuses,...

Vice All News Time01 March 2014 17:30:24


US human rights report to move PHL agencies to improve — Palace exec

01 March 2014 08:27:38 GMA News Online / News

A US government report criticising the Philippines for failing to stamp out extra-judicial killings will help Manila improve human rights safeguards, a presidential spokeswoman said on Saturday.

Vice All News Time01 March 2014 08:27:38


US human rights report to move Philippine agencies to improve, Palace spokesperson says

01 March 2014 07:57:09 GMA News Online / News

A US government report criticising the Philippines for failing to stamp out extra-judicial killings will help Manila improve human rights safeguards, a presidential spokeswoman said on Saturday.

Vice All News Time01 March 2014 07:57:09


Pakistan: MQM files petition against ‘extra-judicial killing’ of party worker

14 February 2014 20:03:20 Voice of Vienna

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Friday filed a petition in the Sindh High Court against what they termed as the “extra-judicial killing” of their member Muhammad Adil, Express News reported. MQM leader Nasreen Jalil, while speaking to the media, said Adil was arrested from his house, tortured in police custody and released in

Vice All News Time14 February 2014 20:03:20


BNFYL urges probe of ‘extra-judicial killings’

06 February 2014 08:43:52 Sunday Standard RSS Feeds!

The Botswana National Front Youth League (BNFYL) has called on government to set up a commission of enquiry headed by a High Court judge to investigate the killing and “obsession of security forces with...

Vice All News Time06 February 2014 08:43:52


Human rights report denies China's judicial progress

02 February 2014 10:57:34 China Daily

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has denied and distorted China's progress in judicial reform, a law professor said on Saturday.

Vice Politics Time02 February 2014 10:57:34


Bulgarian Parliament Scraps Controversial Judicial Vote

29 January 2014 10:37:04 Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency)

Bulgaria's Parliament voted Wednesday to terminate the procedure for electing the Head of the Inspectorate at the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS). All present 156 MPs voted unanimously in favor. The only candidate for the post was judge Vesselina Teneva, nominated by the Members of the Parliament from the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) Maya Manolova and from the liberal, predominantly ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), Chetin Kazak. At the end of December, publications on the site for investigative journalism Bivol implicated Teneva, a judge from the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS), in shady property deals. After holding a hearing on January 6, the Ethics Committee of Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) decided that the judge has not violated the Magistrates' Code. However, tensions and criticism about the nomination persisted and on Tuesday Manolova and Kazak withdrew it on grounds of public perception of a foregone election and the monitoring report of the European Commission under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, which asked for a more transparent procedure in this election. Initially, the opposition centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party (GERB) of former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, said it had nothing against the nomination. However, on Tuesday, the leader of the marginal conservative Order, Law and Justice party (RZS), Yane Yanev, brought to Borisov documents reportedly discrediting Teneva and the latter asked for an urgent parliamentary hearing of the judge and withdrew party support. Lack of support on the part of GERB would have made the vote useless as such support was needed for the nomination to be approved.

Vice All News Time29 January 2014 10:37:04


Bagram prisoners to be released on judicial institutions decision: Faizi

28 January 2014 17:44:11 Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency

The government of Afghanistan announced Tuesday that a number of Bagram prisoners will be released based on decision taken by judicial institutions of the country. Aimal Faizi, spokesman for president Hamid Karzai, told reporters that the prisoners are not released on the instructions of the Afghan review board, which was appointed president Karzai to review Read the full article...

Vice All News Time28 January 2014 17:44:11


Kenya: Civilians Killed At Somalia's Border Town With Kenya

25 January 2014 14:25:07 AllAfrica News: Latest

[Shabelle]Baladhaawo -News reports from Beledhawo town in Gedo region which borders Kenya confirm that two civilians were killed on Friday evening by unknown men armed with AK 47 rifles.

Vice All News Time25 January 2014 14:25:07


Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council: EC Report Helpful Corrective

23 January 2014 11:10:55 Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency)

The European Commission monitoring report on Bulgaria serves as a helpful corrective for Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council. The EC published Wednesday in Brussels its reports on Bulgaria and Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM). Prevailing comments are that the one on Bulgaria is strongly critical. "The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) appreciates EC recommendations for the establishment of a set of objective standards of review. We have created unified criteria for imposing disciplinary sanctions on magistrates, we are working on establishing clearer consultation procedures with the Civic Council, we are currently preparing a report on its activities,"said SJC representative Sonya Naydenova at a briefing following the EC report presentation. "We consider the introduction of a centralized random case assignment system to be of great significance. Such important system is to be established. SJC has initiated a comprehensive inter-institutional approach by which to improve the review of criminal proceedings," said Naydenova. The Supreme Judicial Council takes into consideration all criticism. The Council's program for 2014 is to be adopted and it will be synchronized with the latest EC report, Naydenova assured.

Vice All News Time23 January 2014 11:10:55


Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council: EC Report Helpful Corrective

23 January 2014 11:08:40 Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency)

The European Commission monitoring report on Bulgaria serves as a helpful corrective for Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council. The EC published Wednesday in Brussels its reports on Bulgaria and Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM). Prevailing comments are that the one on Bulgaria is strongly critical. "The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) appreciates EC recommendations for the establishment of a set of objective standards of review. We have created unified criteria for imposing disciplinary sanctions on magistrates, we are working on establishing clearer consultation procedures with the Civic Council, we are currently preparing a report on its activities,"said SJC representative Sonya Naydenova at a briefing following the EC report presentation. "We consider the introduction of a centralized random case assignment system to be of great significance. Such important system is to be established. SJC has initiated a comprehensive inter-institutional approach by which to improve the review of criminal proceedings," said Naydenova. The Supreme Judicial Council takes into consideration all criticism. The Council's program for 2014 is to be adopted and it will be synchronized with the latest EC report, Naydenova assured.

Vice All News Time23 January 2014 11:08:40


Kenya: Accountability Needed for Killings, Torture

22 January 2014 21:39:50 AllAfrica News: Latest

[HRW]Nairobi -Kenya made little progress on core reforms in 2013, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2014. At year's end parliament considered a slew of laws that would restrict independent media and nongovernmental groups, increase police powers, and strengthen executive control, in violation of Kenya's 2010 constitution.

Vice All News Time22 January 2014 21:39:50


Kenya: Extrajudicial Killings in Kenya - the Easier Route

16 January 2014 15:36:59 AllAfrica News: Latest

[African Arguments]On December 20th, the head of Kenya's National Police Service issued a report about the country's 2013 crime rate. The good news was that crime rates had fallen by 8 percent compared to the previous year.

Vice All News Time16 January 2014 15:36:59


Press release - CommDH003(2014) / 16 January 2014 Corruption and political interference burden Albania's judicial system (Council of Europe)

16 January 2014 14:59:13 WN.com - Europe News

(Source: Council of Europe) Press release - CommDH003(2014) Corruption and political interference burden Albania's judicial system http://bit.ly/1ct91Ep Strasbourg, 16/1/2014 - "The high level of corruption in the judiciary seriously impedes the proper functioning of the judiciary and undermines public trust in justice and the rule of law in Albania. The authorities have to step up their efforts to ensure that all cases of corruption in the judiciary are effectively investigated and prosecuted", said Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, releasing today a report following his visit to the country from 23 to 27 September 2013. The national reform strategy and...

Vice All News Time16 January 2014 14:59:13


Kenya: KDF Makes Westgate Report

07 January 2014 10:19:25 AllAfrica News: Latest

[The Star]THE four terrorists involved in the Westgate mall attack refused to negotiate before they were killed, according to the final report of the Kenya Defence Forces.

Vice All News Time07 January 2014 10:19:25


China to boost judicial transparency fairness

01 January 2014 05:44:56 Beijing News latest RSS headlines - Peking Press.com

In a bid to strengthen judicial transparency and fairness, the Chinese courts have been directed to impose standardised penalty measurement with the beginning of 2014. The Supreme People's Court (SPC) said Tuesday that the Chinese courts at various levels are required to impose standardised penalty measurement from Jan 1, 2014, Xinhua reported. The SPC previously issued two specific circulars ...

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China to boost judicial transparency fairness

01 January 2014 01:57:44 China News latest RSS headlines - China National News.com

In a bid to strengthen judicial transparency and fairness, the Chinese courts have been directed to impose standardised penalty measurement with the beginning of 2014. The Supreme People's Court (SPC) said Tuesday that the Chinese courts at various levels are required to impose standardised penalty measurement from Jan 1, 2014, Xinhua reported. The SPC previously issued two specific circulars ...

Vice All News Time01 January 2014 01:57:44


Evidence Mounts of Extra-Judicial Killings, Rights Abuses, UN Reports

01 January 2014 00:15:00 WN.com - Africa News

[UN News]The United Nations peacekeeping mission...

Vice All News Time01 January 2014 00:15:00


South Sudan: Evidence Mounts of Extra-Judicial Killings, Rights Abuses, UN Reports

31 December 2013 21:23:59 AllAfrica News: Latest

[UN News]The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today voiced grave concern over mounting evidence of gross human rights abuses in the strife-torn country, including extra-judicial killings of civilians and captured soldiers, massive displacements and arbitrary detentions, often on ethnic grounds.

Vice All News Time31 December 2013 21:23:59