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Consumer Protection

Consumer Right to Sue

On February 7, 2013, the Washington Supreme Court issued an important decision holding that companies cannot strip away consumers’ ability to sue them through the use of grossly one-sided arbitration clauses...Human Rights Desk

DFID Visits Save the Children Programme in Khulna Slums

A team from  UK Department for International Development (DFID) led by  Melkamnesh Alemu, Nutrition Advisor  yesterday has visited child-focused social protection model on providing a “prevention and positive” pathway and piloting an “out-of-poverty-graduation model for the urban extreme poor”...Human Rights Desk

Corruption-Developed vs. Developing Counties

Corruption has become an all-encompassing global problem creating intricacy for development and good governance both in national and international level. The mostly affected issue within the state boundary is the ‘governance’. If any state suffers form ensuring good governance, all other state machineries will be dysfunctional and will turn the state a dysfunctional one. Such kinds of examples are abundant in history and the world at present as well...Human Rights Desk

Stop Efforts to Ban Human Rights Book

The Russian authorities should withdraw their petition to ban a human rights monograph as “extremist,” Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The case is part of the growing misuse of anti-extremism legislation against civil society activists...Human Rights Desk

Dr. Kamal Hossain Urges for Rule of Law

Eminent Jurist Dr. Kamal Hossain has said that the ownership of the State belongs to the People, and the elected representatives are mandated to serve the people in line with the Constitution...Human Rights Desk

US Election

Silence on Climate Change, the biggest issue of All

Here`s a remarkable thing. Neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama – with the exception of one throwaway line each – have mentioned climate change in the wake of hurricane Sandy. They are struck dumb. During a Romney rally in Virginia on Thursday, a protester held up a banner and shouted "What about climate? That`s what caused this monster storm"...writes George Monbiot

A guide to surviving law school

Last month, Professor Gary Slapper rounded on those who reckon law is boring to study, delivering a memorable tribute to a "spellbindingly vivid and varied subject" that "governs everything from the embryo to exhumation...writes Alex Aldridge

Political Generals in Pakistan

SC Orders Action Against Asad and Aslam

The Supreme Court in a landmark judgment on Friday said it has been established that an election cell was set up to stop the PPP from winning the 1990 elections and directed the government to take action against all the civil and military characters involved in the rigging...Human Rights Desk

Chance for Justice for Youth

The California State Assembly’s approval on August 16, 2012, of a bill to allow review of life without parole sentences for youth offenders is a step toward justice...Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Monitors Still Needed in Syria

The United Nations Security Council and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon should ensure the continuation of human rights monitoring in Syria after the expiration of the current mandate...Human Righst Desk

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