Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco, who led searches to find unmarked graves and identify the remains of those who have disappeared in Mexico's Guerrero state, was found shot to death.
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Legal efforts to protect Europe’s Roma minority from racial discrimination have been given a substantial boost by the European Union's top court.
A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in June has reinforced the principle that the authorities must protect prisoners in pretrial detention from the threat of violence.
Those convicted of low-level, nonviolent offenses are not the only people who deserve a shot at redemption.
After a woman died from medical neglect during childbirth, Ugandan courts stepped in and delivered a big victory for all.
Until recently, police in New Jersey’s largest city engaged in widespread civil rights violations. Today they answer to one of America's strongest civilian review boards.
A Greek exit from the euro may be weathered by global financial markets, but it would go against the very principles the European Union was founded upon.
The discovery of massive oil reserves in Uganda has touched off a battle for land and resources, with the rights of the poor hanging in the balance.
A new ruling from the European Court of Human Rights, and a new Criminal Justice Code, should help Poland address the problem of excessively long legal proceedings.
The death of 42-year-old Mitch Henriquez at the hands of Dutch police sparked four nights of violent rioting in the Hague, fueled by underlying tensions between the police and minority communities in the Netherlands.
Over the last decade the Strasbourg court has become increasingly comfortable recommending and ordering the measures that governments need to take to address breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights.