IWPR Top Stories http://iwpr.net/view/topstories/feed en In Central Kiev, Maidan Volunteers Watch and Wait http://iwpr.net/report-news/central-kiev-maidan-volunteers-watch-and-wait <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;We are waiting until it becomes clear which way things are going,&quot; says one. </div> </div> </div> <div class=" field field-type-imceimage field-field-imageimce"> <ul class="field-items svw"> <li class="field-item odd"> <a href="/report-news/central-kiev-maidan-volunteers-watch-and-wait" class="imagecache imagecache-marketing_slideshow imagecache-linked imagecache-marketing_slideshow_linked"><img src="http://iwpr.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/marketing_slideshow/images/2014_Story_Images/ukraine_kiev_khreschatik_-_john_macleod.jpg" alt="Barricade on the Khreschatik, on the approaches to the Maidan in Kiev. (Photo: John MacLeod)" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-marketing_slideshow" width="304" height="205" /></a> </li> <li class="field-item even"> <a href="/report-news/central-kiev-maidan-volunteers-watch-and-wait" class="imagecache imagecache-marketing_slideshow imagecache-linked imagecache-marketing_slideshow_linked"><img src="http://iwpr.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/marketing_slideshow/images/2014_Story_Images/ukraine_kiev_tents_-_john_macleod.jpg" alt="The Bratska Sotnya’s tents. (Photo: John MacLeod)" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-marketing_slideshow" width="304" height="205" /></a> </li> <li class="field-item odd"> <a href="/report-news/central-kiev-maidan-volunteers-watch-and-wait" class="imagecache imagecache-marketing_slideshow imagecache-linked imagecache-marketing_slideshow_linked"><img src="http://iwpr.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/marketing_slideshow/images/2014_Story_Images/ukraine_kiev_unit_hq_-_john_macleod.jpg" alt="Members of the unit do shifts here so that there is a 24/7 presence. (Photo: John MacLeod)" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-marketing_slideshow" width="304" height="205" /></a> </li> </ul> </div> <p>Two months after protests on a central Kiev square culminated in police snipers shooting demonstrators where they stood, hundreds of volunteers still occupy the Maidan 24 hours a day.</p> <p><a href="http://iwpr.net/report-news/central-kiev-maidan-volunteers-watch-and-wait" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Новини з України Ukraine Reports Ukraine Conflict Report News Text Top Stories Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:27:08 +0000 IWPR London 61678 at http://iwpr.net Mladic Acquittal Request Denied http://iwpr.net/report-news/mladic-acquittal-request-denied <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lawyers to begin presenting defence case next month. </div> </div> </div> <div class=" field field-type-imceimage field-field-imageimce"> <ul class="field-items svw"> <li class="field-item odd"> <a href="/report-news/mladic-acquittal-request-denied" class="imagecache imagecache-marketing_slideshow imagecache-linked imagecache-marketing_slideshow_linked"><img src="http://iwpr.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/marketing_slideshow/images/2014_Story_Images/icty_judge_alphons_orie.jpg" alt="Judge Alphons Orie. (Photo: ICTY)" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-marketing_slideshow" width="304" height="205" /></a> </li> </ul> </div> <p>Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic&rsquo;s request to be acquitted of genocide and other charges prior to the start of his defence case was rejected this week by judges at the Hague tr</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-programme-ref"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Programme:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/programme/international-justice-icty">International Justice - ICTY</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://iwpr.net/report-news/mladic-acquittal-request-denied" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mladic Bosnia ICTY Briefly Noted Report News Text Top Stories Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:25:21 +0000 IWPR London 61682 at http://iwpr.net Public Confidence in Kenya's Judiciary Plummets http://iwpr.net/report-news/public-confidence-kenyas-judiciary-plummets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recent dismissals further increase dissatisfaction with national justice system. </div> </div> </div> <div class=" field field-type-imceimage field-field-imageimce"> <ul class="field-items svw"> <li class="field-item odd"> <a href="/report-news/public-confidence-kenyas-judiciary-plummets" class="imagecache imagecache-marketing_slideshow imagecache-linked imagecache-marketing_slideshow_linked"><img src="http://iwpr.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/marketing_slideshow/images/2014_Story_Images/kenya_mutunga_-_ford_foundation-flickr.jpg" alt="Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has sought to tackle several weaknesses in Kenya&#039;s justice system. (Photo: Ford Foundation/Flickr)" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-marketing_slideshow" width="304" height="205" /></a> </li> </ul> </div> <p>The suspension of four senior figures in the Kenyan judiciary who have been accused of corruption has further damaged deteriorating public confidence in the country&rsquo;s court system.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-programme-ref"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Programme:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/programme/international-justice-icc">International Justice - ICC</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://iwpr.net/report-news/public-confidence-kenyas-judiciary-plummets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kenya Rule of Law Report News Text Top Stories Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:37:03 +0000 IWPR London 61676 at http://iwpr.net Kazak President Recycles Prime Minister http://iwpr.net/report-news/kazak-president-recycles-prime-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ex-premier Karim Masimov seen as loyal to the president, and as someone who can help refocus on China amid Russia worries. </div> </div> </div> <div class=" field field-type-imceimage field-field-imageimce"> <ul class="field-items svw"> <li class="field-item odd"> <a href="/report-news/kazak-president-recycles-prime-minister" class="imagecache imagecache-marketing_slideshow imagecache-linked imagecache-marketing_slideshow_linked"><img src="http://iwpr.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/marketing_slideshow/images/2014_Story_Images/kazak_karim_masimov_-_vladimir_tretyakov.jpg" alt="Kazakstan‘s new prime minister Karim Masimov is no stranger to the job. (Photo: Vladimir Tretyakov)" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-marketing_slideshow" width="304" height="205" /></a> </li> </ul> </div> <p>Analysts say the appointment of a China expert as prime minister of Kazakstan may indicate that President Nursultan Nazarbaev is looking to counterbalance his country&rsquo;s reliance on Russia.</p</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-programme-ref"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Programme:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/programme/central-asia">Central Asia</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://iwpr.net/report-news/kazak-president-recycles-prime-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kazakhstan Diplomacy Report News Text Top Stories Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:15:05 +0000 IWPR London 61627 at http://iwpr.net Euphoria at Afghan Poll Security Success http://iwpr.net/report-news/euphoria-afghan-poll-security-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pride in army and police boosted by largely peaceful elections. </div> </div> </div> <div class=" field field-type-imceimage field-field-imageimce"> <ul class="field-items svw"> <li class="field-item odd"> <a href="/report-news/euphoria-afghan-poll-security-success" class="imagecache imagecache-marketing_slideshow imagecache-linked imagecache-marketing_slideshow_linked"><img src="http://iwpr.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/marketing_slideshow/images/2014_Story_Images/afghan_police_-_mina_habib.jpg" alt="Afghan police and soldiers have been praised for ensuring that the April 5 elections went well. (Photo: Mina Habib)" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-marketing_slideshow" width="304" height="205" /></a> </li> </ul> </div> <p>The Afghan security forces have been praised by politicians and members of the public alike for their role in allowing the April 5 elections to take place peacefully across the country.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-programme-ref"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Programme:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/programme/afghanistan">Afghanistan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://iwpr.net/report-news/euphoria-afghan-poll-security-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Pakistan Elections Report News Text Top Stories Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:49:26 +0000 IWPR London 61614 at http://iwpr.net