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When will the prosecutors who ignore the law be disciplined?

When will illegitimate prosecutors be fired?

How can a nation claim to follow the rule of law when public prosecutors commonly manipulate evidence and violate the principle of private investigation? What has the judicial reform over the past 10 years achieved?
Nothing can be done to an illegitimate prosecutor who exceeds legal authority after a 10 year recourse period?

“Time to go up a gear,” say UN human rights chief at end of Japan visit

TOKYO (14 May 2010) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Friday she had held encouraging discussions with the Japanese government on a range of domestic and international human rights issues, including discrimination, treatment of migrants, methods to combat trafficking, the death penalty and maximizing Japan’s potential as an influential actor on the international stage.

Academy’s Contemporary Docs Series Examines Fiscal Responsibility and Farmworkers’ Rights

“Viva la Causa” and “I.O.U.S.A.” will screen as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 28th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission to all screenings in the series is free.

New UN report urges greater global efforts to end child labour

8 May 2010 – The United Nations labour agency warned in a new study that efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour are waning and called for a “re-energized” global campaign to end the scourge.

‘Step backwards’ for Bosnia’s autonomous Serb region as assembly reneges on Srebrenica genocide report

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A boy rests against a woman in a camp of people displaced from Srebrenica, at the Tuzla airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1995.

Germany: Put Rights on Agenda for Putin Meeting

Address Jailed Russian Activists, Attacks on Syrian Civilians

German Chancellor Angela Merkel should raise critical human rights issues when she meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Meseburg, Germany, on August 18, 2018, Human Rights Watch said the day before. The chancellor’s spokesperson has said that they will discuss the war in Syria, the conflict in eastern Ukraine, and energy policy.

Mozambique: New Media Fees Assault Press Freedom

Domestic, Foreign Journalists Facing Crippling Payments

Mozambique’s government should cancel recently imposed exorbitant fees on local and foreign media operating in the country. The new fees are a huge setback for press freedom and access to information in Mozambique.

US and Mexico child deportations drive extreme violence and trauma: UNICEF

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Teenage boys deported back from Mexico arrive at the governmental reception shelter "Nuestras Raices" ("Our Roots", in English) in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala on May 3, 2018.

Maldives: Opposition, Media Under Attack

Crackdown Threatens Fairness of September Elections

The Maldives government’s intimidation of the political opposition and media threatens prospects for free and fair elections in September 2018, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Aug 16, 2018. The government of this Indian Ocean archipelago has also interfered with the judiciary and the national electoral commission in order to tighten its grip on power.

Egypt: Campaign to Crush Artistic Freedom

Restrictions, Blanket Censorship, and Prosecutions in Military Courts

The Egyptian authorities have arrested over a dozen people in a crackdown against artists, apparently prosecuting them for exercising their freedom of speech, Human Rights Watch said on Aug 16, 2018. The government also has issued new decrees to severely curtail freedom of expression. Security agencies and recently created government entities have added layers of censorship to silence criticism of the government on television and in movies, theaters, and books.