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A collection of relevant news stories, features, and opinion pieces related to human rights

UN takes Issue with Finnish Expulsions of Torture Victims European Court of Human Rights and UN Have Imposed Several Bans on Repatriation

The European Court of Human Rights and the United Nations’ Committee Against Torture have blocked several attempts by Finnish authorities to repatriate asylum seekers who had been tortured in their home countries. The most recent such case was last week, … Continue reading

Posted in Asylum, Europe, Uncategorized, United Nations

TRAC Reports Show Increase in Immigration Court Cases

The latest report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) shows that the number of cases in U.S. Immigration Courts is at an all-time high at over 287,000.  Just over 8 percent of the cases involve charges of criminal activities, … Continue reading

Posted in Dallas, Immigration, Legal, Uncategorized

Human Rights and the United States

Has the United States lost its moral authority for promoting human rights abroad by weakly instituting its policies and allowing exceptions when it suits our trade or strategic interests? An article by The Economist, argues that it has, and that … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights, Uncategorized, United States

Obama announces new “Prosecutorial Discretion Policy”

Today President Obama announced that the government will begin implementing the prosecutorial discretion memo that was issued on June 17th by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director, John Morton. You can read the memo in full here. A summary … Continue reading

Posted in Deportation, Government, ICE, Immigration, Uncategorized