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Turkmenistan Pardons 1200 Prisoners for Constitution Day
May 19, 2015

Turkmenistan Pardons 1200 Prisoners for Constitution Day

By Catherine Putz
Such mass amnesty decrees are routine in the country.
4th Plenum: Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics
October 20, 2014

4th Plenum: Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics

By Zachary Keck
The CCP is focusing on the rule of law because it wants to reign in local officials.

Bo Xilai: A Poor Test of Rule of Law in China
August 25, 2013

Bo Xilai: A Poor Test of Rule of Law in China

The process and outcome of Bo Xilai’s trial is not a good case to judge the CCP’s commitment to rule of law.

The Curious Case of Sombath Somphone
January 09, 2013

The Curious Case of Sombath Somphone

Many are demanding answers regarding Sombath Somphone’s disappearance in Laos.

End of 30-Year Hunt for Marcos Billions?
January 08, 2013

End of 30-Year Hunt for Marcos Billions?

The Philippines may conclude its effort to retrieve the former dictator’s fortune — with less than half recovered.

Commission Created as Rape Victim's Health Declines
December 27, 2012

Commission Created as Rape Victim's Health Declines

As the victim of a terrible tragedy battles for her life, India’s government promises action.

China's Failure in Tibet
October 27, 2012

China's Failure in Tibet

“To our knowledge most of the self-immolation cases in the Tibetan-inhabited regions are related to the instigation of the Dalai clique.”

Model’s Murder Still Haunts Malaysia
October 26, 2012

Model’s Murder Still Haunts Malaysia

The mystery surrounding Altantuya Shaariibuu’s death continues to plague Malaysia— and its Prime Minister.

Chinese Legal Reform: Game On?
October 13, 2012

Chinese Legal Reform: Game On?

The recent State Council’s 2012 White Paper on Judicial Reform in China seems to have created more questions than answers.

Thein Sein: Nobel Laureate?
October 09, 2012

Thein Sein: Nobel Laureate?

Burma’s President is rumored to be a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. If history is a guide, its not as crazy as it may sound.

Former Maldives President Arrested
October 09, 2012

Former Maldives President Arrested

President Mohamed Nasheed arrest is the latest blow to this country’s fragile democracy.

Former Philippines President Arrested...Again
October 04, 2012

Former Philippines President Arrested...Again

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is accused of misusing US$8.8 million of funds from the state lottery.

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