Civil Liberties

United States | Deterioration of Civil Liberties and Human Rights in Tanzania

United States – The United States government is deeply concerned over escalating attacks and legislative actions by the Government of Tanzania that violate civil liberties and human rights, creating an atmosphere of violence, intimidation, and discrimination. We are troubled by the continued arrests and harassment of marginalized persons, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, … Continue reading United States | Deterioration of Civil Liberties and Human Rights in Tanzania

SAO PAULO | Brazil elects far-right president, worrying rights groups

SAO PAULO  — In some of his first words to the nation as president-elect, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro promised to defend the constitution and unite a bitterly divided populace. His left-wing rival immediately vowed to mount a vigorous opposition, while rights groups warned against a rollback of civil liberties. That juxtaposition underscored the reality that … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazil elects far-right president, worrying rights groups

LONDON | US tourist helps stop thief who tried to steal Magna Carta

LONDON— An American tourist from Louisiana helped stop a hammer-wielding thief who unsuccessfully tried to steal the Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral, working in tandem with a church employee to prevent the man from escaping. Matthew Delcambre, of New Iberia, Matthew Delcambre, told The Associated Press that he and his wife Alexis were sightseeing in … Continue reading LONDON | US tourist helps stop thief who tried to steal Magna Carta

BRUSSELS | EU lawmakers push for cybersecurity, data audit of Facebook

BRUSSELS  — European Union lawmakers appear set this month to demand audits of Facebook by Europe’s cybersecurity agency and data protection authority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. A draft resolution submitted Thursday to the EU Parliament’s civil liberties and justice committee urged Facebook to accept “a full and independent audit of its … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU lawmakers push for cybersecurity, data audit of Facebook

BRUSSELS | Senior EU lawmaker urges cyber, data audit of Facebook

BRUSSELS — A senior European Union lawmaker says Facebook should be audited by Europe’s cyber security agency and data protection authority. The chairman of the EU Parliament’s civil liberties and justice committee, Claude Moraes, said Thursday that the audits “need to be done.” The parliament summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in May to testify about … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Senior EU lawmaker urges cyber, data audit of Facebook

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Governments boycotting Nike or considering it are mounting

PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A Rhode Island town is considering asking its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, and the American Civil Liberties Union is objecting. The North Smithfield Town Council plans Monday evening to discuss a resolution. Council President John Beauregard is a former state trooper who is upset with Nike’s decision to use former … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Governments boycotting Nike or considering it are mounting

BOSTON | ACLU: Federal agencies setting ‘trap’ to deport immigrants

BOSTON — Federal immigration agencies have launched a coordinated campaign to arrest and deport immigrants seeking to become legal U.S. residents through marriage, according to documents released this week in a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The documents, which include depositions and correspondence from federal officials, show the extent to which … Continue reading BOSTON | ACLU: Federal agencies setting ‘trap’ to deport immigrants

WASHINGTON | High court rules in dispute over immigrant teen’s abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case about a pregnant immigrant teen who obtained an abortion with the help of the ACLU, siding with the Trump administration and wiping away a lower court decision for the teen but rejecting a suggestion her lawyers should be disciplined. The decision is about the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | High court rules in dispute over immigrant teen’s abortion