For all the people who have been working on the problem of impunity for so long, the announcement on November 26 that the Third Committee of the United Nation's General Assembly had passed a resolution on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity, setting November 2 as the...
This seems like a big effing deal...on the hunt for ways to build more than 85,000 fuel nozzles for its new Leap jet engines, is making a big investment in 3D printing. Usually the nozzles are assembled from 20 different...
Addressing the UN general assembly in September, Abe set an unapologetically expansive global agenda for a newly assertive Japan. Whether the issue was Syria, nuclear proliferation, UN peacekeeping, Somali piracy, development assistance or women's rights, Tokyo would have its say. Show More Summary
(CHICAGO) — Under growing public pressure to act, the leaders of Illinois‘ General Assembly announced Wednesday they’d reached an agreement on how to solve the state’s $100 billion pension problem and would begin trying to persuade other lawmakers to approve it in a special legislative session next week. Show More Summary
By Scott Reeder COME ON BACK: Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has called lawmakers back to Springfield for a session on Tuesday. SPRINGFIELD – Hang on to your wallets – the Illinois General Assembly may soon be back in town. House Speaker Michael Madigan has told his members to be back in Springfield on Tuesday...
Six weeks before the General Assembly convenes for its annual 40-day session, metro Atlanta lawmakers have started to submit new legislation. Among the earliest bills pre-filed: a violence prevention measure, Gold Dome braille signage...Show More Summary
Today the NC NAACP attempted to deliver petitions to DAG McCrony asking him to call a ‘Special Redemption Session’ of the NC General Assembly. Here's a fast-forward synopsis of their pilgrimage, captured fully in video: Group (apparently mostly clergy) arrives. Guard greets them, tells them the DAG is not in the building and they can't come in. Rev. Show More Summary
(UNITED NATIONS) — The U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee has unanimously approved a resolution protecting the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in the digital age. The resolution was sponsored by Brazil and Germany, whose leaders have allegedly been targeted by U.S. Show More Summary
At the very moment that the U.N. General Assembly was voting to elect Saudi Arabia to the Human Rights Council earlier this month, Saudi police officers, assisted by vigilante mobs, launched an iron-fisted effort to round up and deport millions of undocumented foreign workers. Show More Summary
The United States, Great Britain, and its chief intelligence allies, known as the Five Eyes, agreed late Friday to support a Brazilian and German sponsored General Assembly resolution promoting an international right to privacy, butShow More Summary
Five human rights groups urged the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to adopt a new resolution against indiscriminate mass surveillance. The draft resolution, titled "The right to privacy in the digital age" was introduced by Germany and Brazil in November in the wake of the NSA mass surveillance revelations. Show More Summary
"The bill is called the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. But this act is neither free nor fair for people of religious convictions. Because the general assembly left out specific protections for individuals, businesses, religious...Show More Summary
The Albany Herald has an article stating that Senator John Crosby (R-Tifton) will not seek reelection in 2014: Crosby, in a faxed statement Tuesday, said he has enjoyed representing the district, but that the 2014 General Assembly session would be his last. He said the recent death of he and his wife Rose’s daughter, Beverly [...]
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran welcomes the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee vote today overwhelmingly supporting human rights in Iran, and urges the Iranian government to comply with UN human rights mechanisms and take concrete steps to address the ongoing violations in the country.
General Assembly's rights committee urges Myanmar to quell attacks on Rohingya minority and to free political prisoners.
(UNITED NATIONS) — The General Assembly’s human rights committee has unanimously passed a resolution urging Myanmar to give its stateless Rohingya minority equal access to citizenship and to crack down on Buddhist violence against them and other Muslims in the southeast Asian nation. Show More Summary
The 2014 General Assembly will have, as one of its first orders of business, a bill seeking to repeal the state transportation taxes enacted in July.
Palestine’s U.N. delegation cast its first General Assembly ballot Monday to a warm round of applause, which its ambassador called a symbolic step toward full membership in the world body. U.N. Ambassador Riad Mansour voted in the assembly’s election of a judge for the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Koffi Kumelio Afande of Togo [...]
In a welcome show of unity, the United Nations General Assembly last week unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Denmark taking a strong stand against torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. With...Show More Summary
Palestine's delegation to UN General Assembly casts first ballot in routine vote, saying now closer to full membership.