Hugh Williamson

Type: Person
Name: Hugh Williamson
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Convention of 1787 Debates Scope of Presidential Veto Power

, Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a Travis County grand jury for allegedly misusing the veto power granted to him by the state constitution. And on August 15, 1787, it was that very power — the power of the executive to negate acts of the legislature ... [Published New American - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Why Russia’s anti-blogger law should terrify you

In case you missed it, Russia isn’t exactly copasetic with the whole “democracy” thing. Case in point: Vladimir Putin recently turned bloggers into vassals of the state.Back in May, Putin signed a “Bloggers Law” requiring any blogger with more than 3,000 ... [Published ECN - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

UNESCO calls to thoroughly investigate Timur Kuashev's death

:53Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), says that she expects the authorities to strain their efforts to investigate the circumstances of Timur Kuashev's death in Kabardino-B ... [Published Caucasian Knot - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Russia: Independent Journalist Found Dead

(Moscow) – Police should carry out a prompt, impartial, and thorough investigation into the death of an independent journalist in Russia ’s North Caucasus, Human Rights Watch said today. Timur Kuashev , a freelance journalist and rights activist, was ... [Published Human Rights Watch - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 5 reports

Russia cracks down on bloggers and social media in new censorship law

New regulations that place restrictions on Russian bloggers and social media users have come into effect today.The law stipulates that bloggers in the European country cannot be anonymous and that blogs with a large regular readership are registered.Read ... [Published ITProPortal.com - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Russia: Repeal New TV Advertising Law

a series of amendments banning commercial advertising on paid cable and satellite television channels, Human Rights Watch said today. The law unnecessarily interferes with the right to freedom of expression and should be repealed, Human Rights Watch ... [Published Human Rights Watch - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Press release: Regius Professor of Hebrew, Oxford University: Jan Joosten

The Queen has approved that Professor Jan Joosten ThM, PhD, Professor of Old Testament Exegesis at the University of Strasbourg, be appointed Regius Professor of Hebrew in the University of Oxford in succession to Professor Hugh Williamson, MA PhD DD ... [Published Cabinet Office - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Over 200,000 Flee Ukraine For Russia – Russian Ombudsman

MOSCOW, July 23 (RIA Novosti) - More than 200,000 refugees from southeastern Ukraine are in Russia, 28,700 of whom are children, Russia’s children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said at a press conference held at Rossiya Segodnya on Wednesday.“According ... [Published RIA Novosti - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Over 38,000 Ukrainians Seeking Refugee Status in Russia

MOSCOW, July 22 (RIA Novosti) – More than 38,000 Ukrainians are seeking refugee status in Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday.“Over 38,000 Ukrainian nationals have already applied for refuge [in Russia]. Considering the circumstances, ... [Published Russia Profile - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Internally Displaced Ukrainians Need Urgent Assistance – Human Rights Watch

MOSCOW, July 22 (RIA Novosti) - Tens of thousands of Ukrainians who left their homes as a result of fighting need urgent aid as the government has not provided them with sufficient assistance, Human Rights Watch (HRW) director of Europe and Central Asia ... [Published Russia Profile - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Russia Allocates $140Mln to Address Influx of Ukrainian Refugees

MOSCOW, July 22 (RIA Novosti) – Russia is going to spend more than 4.9 billion rubles ($140 million) to address the issue of refugees as thousands flee hostilities in eastern Ukraine, according to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.“The government ... [Published Russia Profile - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Open letter HRW: refugees from Ukraine need urgent help

Tens of thousand of Ukrainians who left their homes because of the fighting, need urgent help, because the government did not provide them with sufficient protection, reported in an open letter that the Director of human rights organization (HRW) Europe ... [Published RIN.ru - Jul 21 2014]

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"there are strong reasons to suspect that a crime had been committed. investigators should check the version of the journalist's murder because of his professional and social activities" said Hugh Williamson, Director of the HRW for Europe and Central Asia

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Convention of 1787 Debates Scope of Presidentia... [Published New American - Aug 18 2014]
Why Russia’s anti-blogger law should terrify you [Published ECN - Aug 09 2014]
UNESCO calls to thoroughly investigate Timur Ku... [Published Caucasian Knot - Aug 08 2014]
Russia: Independent Journalist Found Dead [Published Human Rights Watch - Aug 04 2014]
Russia cracks down on bloggers and social media... [Published ITProPortal.com - Aug 01 2014]
Russia enacts ‘draconian’ law for bloggers and ... [Published Citifmonline - Aug 01 2014]
Russia's Controversial Law For Bloggers Comes I... [Published Radio Free Europe - Aug 01 2014]
Russia enacts 'draconian' law for bloggers and ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Aug 01 2014]
'Draconian' Russian net law enacted [Published BBC - Aug 01 2014]
Energy wars [Published International Bar Association - Jul 31 2014]
Russia: Anti-LGBT law a tool for discrimination [Published Ifex - Jul 25 2014]
Russia: Repeal New TV Advertising Law [Published Human Rights Watch - Jul 25 2014]
Press release: Regius Professor of Hebrew, Oxfo... [Published Cabinet Office - Jul 24 2014]
Kyrgyzstan Has Invented a Harsher Antigay Law T... [Published Advocate.com - Jul 23 2014]
Over 200,000 Flee Ukraine For Russia – Russian ... [Published RIA Novosti - Jul 23 2014]
Over 38,000 Ukrainians Seeking Refugee Status i... [Published Russia Profile - Jul 22 2014]
Russia Allocates $140Mln to Address Influx of U... [Published Russia Profile - Jul 22 2014]
Internally Displaced Ukrainians Need Urgent Ass... [Published Russia Profile - Jul 22 2014]
Open letter HRW: refugees from Ukraine need urg... [Published RIN.ru - Jul 21 2014]
KYRGYZSTAN GAY ACTIVISTS PLEAD FOR WORLD’S ATTE... [Published Mambaonline - Jul 21 2014]
Ruslan Kutayev: Chechen human rights activist [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jul 11 2014]
Russia Says U.S. 'Kidnapped' Accused Hacker, Ch... [Published Transitions Online - Jul 10 2014]
Ukraine: Review Operations in Southeast - Both ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 06 2014]
Should We Eliminate The Vice-Presidency? [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - May 30 2014]
Ukraine: Anti-Kiev Forces Running Amok [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 24 2014]
Ukraine: Investigate Odessa Deaths [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 08 2014]
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Ukraine: Review Operations in Southeast - Both ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 06 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Ukraine (Berlin, June 7, 2014) – Ukraine’s authorities should review counterinsurgency operations in southeast Ukraine to ensure that government forces are complying with all of their obligations under international ...
Should We Eliminate The Vice-Presidency? [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - May 30 2014]
Responding in part to my post about the seemingly weak Democratic bench for Vice-President , Seth Mandel at Commentary suggests its time to get rid of the office of Vice-President entirely: We don’t need to agonize over how we choose the vice ...
Ukraine: Anti-Kiev Forces Running Amok [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 24 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Ukraine Eastern Insurgents Commit Abductions, Beatings (Donetsk) – Anti-Kiev forces in eastern Ukraine are abducting, attacking, and harassing people they suspect of supporting the Ukrainian government or consider ...
Ukraine: Investigate Odessa Deaths [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 08 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Ukraine Impartial Inquiry Critical to Credibility (Berlin, May 8, 2014) – The Ukrainian government investigation into the violence in Odessa on May 2, 2014, should be thorough, impartial, and capable of ensuring that ...
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