Taiwan holds region’s first conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief From WorldWatch Monitor. Published: March 31, 2016 by Asif Aqeel Persecution due to people’s faith has increased over recent years in the Asia-Pacific region, said speakers addressing the first Asia-Pacific Religious Freedom Forum, held from February 18-21 in Taiwan. The conference, hosted by former
Greg Mitchell spoke at the Asia Pacific Religious Freedom Forum (APRFF) in Taiwan February 18-21, 2016, and signed the Taiwan Declaration to urge all governments, religious institutions, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations to actively advance freedom of religion or belief by adopting and fully implementing commitments and laws to upholding freedom of religion [...]
Greg Mitchell is set to speak at the Asia Pacific Religious Freedom Forum (APRFF) in Taiwan February 18-21, 2016. The APRFF is an invitation only gathering of influential religious freedom advocates, including parliamentarians and other government representatives, leaders of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and religious leaders who are committed to advancing religious [...]
Bill is part of the House Judiciary Committee’s criminal justice reform initiative Feb 11 2016 Washington, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee today approved by voice vote the Corrections and Recidivism Reduction Act (H.R. 759) to reform the federal prison system, strengthen public safety, enhance prison security, provide inmates the help they need, and protect civil liberties.
From The Hill. By Cristina Marcos. February 04, 2016, 01:28 pm Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pledged Thursday that House Republicans will schedule time this year to vote on legislation reforming the criminal justice system. Ryan said that bills reported out of the House Judiciary Committee — all of which he says he supports — are
From the AP, The Big Story. By MARY CLARE JALONICK. Jan. 26, 2016. WASHINGTON (AP) — A widening Republican rift over revamping the nation’s criminal justice system is dashing hopes for overhaul in the final year of President Barack Obama’s tenure despite strong bipartisan support and a concerted effort by the second-ranking GOP senator. As one of
From The Atlantic. By Russell Berman. Jan 21, 2016. There’s a consensus on policy, but advocates must now convince Senator Mitch McConnell that an election-year push to reduce prison sentences won’t backfire on Republicans. What will Mitch McConnell do on criminal-justice reform? The fate of the years-long push to overhaul sentencing laws and federal prisons now
From Roll Call. By Todd Ruger. Jan. 19, 2016. Dozens of former federal prosecutors and government officials sent a letter to the Senate leadership Tuesday urging a vote on a bipartisan bill to overhaul the nation’s criminal sentencing laws. The letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., seeks to