Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a US citizen on Death Row in Colorado’s maximum-security federal prison. He was wrongly convicted as accomplice in the Boston Marathon bombings of 15 April 2013. According to human rights norms he should be freed, apologized to and all other legitimate remedies. In the present article Mary W Maxwell, J.D. , who has for years stood by Jahar’s innocence, introduces a new legal doctrine.Read more . . .
An approach to economic sanctions based on the principle of solidarity with the victims and on norms of human rights may include humanitarian dimensions but should equally include elements of empowerment, such as asserting the rights of the victims. Among such rights figure particularly an entitlement to effective remedies for the unjustified harm they have suffered and which was caused by others.Read more . . .
SANA, Yemen — I LEARNED that my 16-year-old grandson, Abdulrahman — a United States citizen — had been killed by an American drone strike from news reports the morning after he died.
The missile killed him, his teenage cousin and at least five other civilians on Oct. 14, 2011, while the boys were eating dinner at an open-air restaurant in southern Yemen.Read more . . .
Perpetrator governments, however, when framing their replies to allegations by human rights organizations have to address other audiences as well — domestic public opinion and media, international public opinion and media, allied or friendly governments, and international bodies. Official reactions, therefore, resonate far beyond the restricted channels of a government press release in response to a critical report. The vocabulary of official reactions draws from the acceptable pool of accounts available..Read more . . .
Advocate Mahbubul Islam Defending Human Rights through Public Interest Litigation: Role of Human Rights Activists in Bangladesh http://www.hrpb.org.bd/images/PDF_File_%20RPB/Advocate%20Mahbubul%20Islam.pdf … Read more . . .
Public Interest Litigation Remedies – Public Interest Litigation (PIL) – Part: 1 We briefly dealt with Public Interest Litigation in the earlier Project on “Knowledge of Law Essential for Public Servants”. For your beneift the biref is reproduced hereunder: A … Read more . . .
U.S. denies private cause of action for violations of ICCPR (source: Wikipedia) The United States Senate ratified the ICCPR in 1992, with five reservations, five understandings, and four declarations. Some have noted that with so many reservations, its implementation has … Read more . . .