Years of incomplete disclosures, questionable accounting practices and payments to friends and associates may catch up with the Clinton Foundation, which has until November 16 to file more than 10 years of amended tax returns, in a belated attempt to set the record straight. The problem, says a financial analyst and close Clinton-watcher, is that it will be impossible for the foundation to amend its tax statements without admitting to criminal wrongdoing.
Central American mothers and children fleeing violence in their home countries are flocking to the United States, requesting political asylum under the United Nations Convention on Refugees. US immigration policy, however, has focused largely on treating them as illegal immigrants, criminalizing victims of violence in the process.
Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova is sentenced to seven and a half years in prison by an Azerbaijan court after reporting on corruption with in ruling Aliyev family, in what human rights organizations and journalists across the globe dismissed as trumped up charges meant to silence investigative reporting.
Amid the chaos of war in the summer of 2014, Hamas conducted summary executions of at least 22 prisoners, accusing the dead of providing information to Israel at a time they were in prison. One year later, there is no consensus of why the men were executed, or steps to bring their killers to account.
After Siemens, the multinational engineering giant, paid the largest corporate bribery fine in history at $1.6 billion in 2008, it created what company officials have touted as a "best-in-class" system for self-policing. But a 100Reporters investigation shows that the company received over 3,000 new internal complaints of wrongdoing between 2008 and 2013. And while complaints are up, disciplinary actions are down.
After Nigerian refugees struck out at the Supreme Court in a case against Shell two years ago, word spread that the Alien Tort Statute "dead." But Indonesian villagers who accuse Exxon Mobil of involvement in torture and killing may get their day in court.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has converted thousands of neighborhood schools in Turkey into religious academies promoting exclusively Sunni Islam. The shift prompted widespread protests, voter backlash at the polls Sunday, as Erdogan's party lost its parliamentary majority.