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Afghan Immunity Law Stirs Up Anger

Feb 12, 2010
Eliciting a cry from international and domestic human rights organizations, the Afghanistan government has passed a controversial law giving immunity from prosecution to Taliban fighters -- no matter their deeds -- who lay down their weapons.

Insult to Injury for Irish Church Abuse Victims

May 21, 2009
Although the Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse found some 2,000 people who described the abuse they suffered at the hands of Catholic church officials in Ireland, resulting in a five-volume study (download the PDF version here), the alleged perpetrators have been shielded from prosecution, thanks to a successful lawsuit that protects their identities.