An amendment to Title 10, United States Code, Section 2409, called, "Contractor Employees: Protection From Reprisal
for Disclosure of Certain Information," expands whistleblower protections to employees of subcontractor firms that receive federal funds either from Pentagon contracts or grants.
Addressing the panel discussion on "intimidation or reprisals
against individuals and groups who co-operate with the UN, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights" held in Geneva on the sidelines of the 21st session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Qatar's second secretary of the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the UN, Al Muhanad al-Hammadi, said that human rights defenders needed protection provided by the UN and the international community, and that everyone had the right to legitimately protest violations of their human rights.
The blasts in the northern Kaduna state, and reprisal
violence that saw Christians target Muslims, are thought to have killed at least 45 people.
Without this, justice would not be done and a vicious cycle of abuses and reprisals
risks being perpetuated.
If people are being returned to Sri Lanka, who are known or are suspected to be Tamils associated with the LTTE, the possibility of reprisals
from the authorities are a concern," the Telegraph quoted Sam Zarifi, the Asia program director for Amnesty International, as saying.
The prohibition against armed reprisals
remains one of the most well established jus in bello benchmarks, at least in principle and in textual proscription.
The ILC commentary, however, explicitly points out that the reference is to "non-forcible measures" and, hence, clearly not applicable to armed reprisals
Sometimes the choices faced will seem too harsh or the reprisals
too severe, but in forcing the reader to experience these differences between modern day sensibilities and the mores of ancient Greek times, a fresh experiencing of the mythic events begins, in full contrast and comparison.
Trade Representative Ron Kirk has asked Brazil to go easy on up to $800 million in trade reprisals
it can impose on the United States under a World Trade Organization ruling on U.
Summary: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday she would go to Libya soon after the signing of a compensation deal for American victims of Libyan attacks in the 1980s and US reprisals
started today to withdraw from the troubled province staff amid fears of reprisals
after the International Criminal Court moved to charge Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
Warwickshire Police had urged Stratford-upon-Avon Council to cancel the annual Bulldog Bash, saying they feared reprisals
could take place after a brutal murder last year.