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Nova Scotia woman regrets reporting sexual assault despite assailant's conviction

The man she accused of raping her was convicted of sexual assault – but a Nova Scotia woman says she regrets going to the authorities. 1,141 more words

Canada

New Ontario attorney general looking to modernize justice system

Ontario’s new attorney general has his sights set on modernizing the justice system – a mammoth task more likely to happen in baby steps, rather than a big bang. 493 more words

Canada

Chiapas: Fray Bartolome de Las Casas Human Rights Center Asks for Precautionary Measures for Woman Prisoner Who Was Tortured

Patricia del Carmen Paniagua Gomez (@PGJE)

In a bulletin on August 16, 2016, the Fray Bartolome de las Casas Human Rights Center (CDHFBC) reported that it had requested precautionary measures from the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (CIDH) for Patricia del Carmen Paniagua Gomez, a woman prisoner since April 2014, whose life is in danger after the torture she was subjected to when arrested. 509 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: Roberto Paciencia Cruz - three years in prison in State Center for Social Reinsertion (CERSS) Number 5

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Three years after his arbitrary arrest, Roberto Paciencia Cruz, Tzotzil indigenous, “unjustly imprisoned” in the CERSS Number 5 of San Cristobal de Las Casas and adherent to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, is still awaiting sentencing. 434 more words

Human Rights

Justice System

We live in a society where every action we make has a consequence. Whether this consequence is negative or positive depends on the action. If you commit a crime society, takes it upon itself to deliver a consequence depending on the severity of the crime. 1,078 more words

To Punish or Reform

Warning: sanctimonious rant ahead.

The U.S. Department of Justice declared that they will no longer enter into or renew contracts with privately run prisons. Meaning they realize that allowing for-profit businesses to oversee human lives might not be the most humane thing. 732 more words