Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of an entity, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; crimes, or other types of aggression.
Types and contexts of abuse
Abuse of authority
Abuse of authority, in the form of political corruption, is the use of legislated or otherwise authorised powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain. Misuse of government power for other purposes, such as repression of political opponents and general police brutality, is not considered political corruption. Neither are illegal acts by private persons or corporations not directly involved with the government. An illegal act by an officeholder constitutes political corruption only if the act is directly related to their official duties.
Abuse of authority is separated from abuse of power in that the act is originally condoned, but is extended beyond that initially conceived and is in not all cases
Dozens of charred bodies have been found inside the ruins of burnt-out homes in Sagaing, northwest Myanmar, raising accusations of fresh military atrocities in the conflict-ridden Southeast Asian nation ... The military has not commented on the allegations ... The military takeover, ...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's military has found a new mission in life for a talented dog who was rescued from abusive owners, recruiting 2-year-old Logan to serve in counterterrorism operations for an elite bomb squad ... “This was a challenge to which the military had to ...
This could result in a service member becoming eligible to reenlist in the military or avoiding having to explain why their DD-214 lists things like “drug abuse” or “serious misconduct” under the narrative for separation ...Eric Duncan is an Associate in Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Buffalo office, where he focuses his practice around military law.
While the UN has recorded at least 40,000 civilian deaths in the final stages of the war, many in the island’s south are yet to confront hard questions about the Sri Lankan military’s alleged human rights abuses targeting civilians reportedly directed to a ‘No fire zone’.
Native students were often abused and forced to do heavy labor and military drills ... It has direct ties to high rates of violence, poverty, mental health disorders and substance abuse, the Interior Department investigation confirmed ... notorious for its military-like conditions.
Texas was chosen due to it being the state with the most unique victims of child abuse in the United States. At the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, known for its military presence, a billboard of a family hugging with the headline, "I wasn't the one who went to war" taps into Secondary ...
Four opposition lawmakers from Tunisia's dissolved parliament were jailed on Tuesday by a military court, their lawyer said, the latest human rights abuses following President Kais Saied's seizure of power last year ... Saied faces internal and external criticism that he uses the judiciary, including the military, against his opponents.
Four opposition lawmakers from Tunisia's dissolved parliament were jailed on Tuesday by a military court, their lawyer said, amid growing concern over human rights abuses following President Kais Saied's seizure of power last year ... Saied faces internal and external criticism that he uses the judiciary, including the military, against his opponents.
TUNIS, May 17 (Reuters) - Four opposition lawmakers from Tunisia's dissolved parliament were jailed on Tuesday by a military court, their lawyer said, amid growing concern over human rights abuses following President Kais Saied's seizure of power last year.
... needed for its military. The Biden administration also is using export controls put in place under its predecessor to limit cutting-edge tech exports to China, its top geopolitical rival, to keep them from being used by the military or for surveillance and human rights abuses.
The United States must not reward Turkey with new weapons and military equipment given the Erdogan regime’s long record of human rights abuses, destabilizing actions, and failure to live up to NATO commitments,” stated Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ).
“I’m going to war,” Makhov wrote, under the photo showing him in military clothing ...Ukrainian military ... Given his current military status, and his past writings disclosing abuse at the hands of Russian separatists, how does Aseyev think he would be treated if he’s captured again?.
(Nairobi) – Armed Islamist groups and government security forces and militia in Burkina Faso are committing increased abuses against civilians as the conflict there intensifies and widens, Human Rights Watch said today ... Abuses by Armed Islamist Groups ... Abuses by the Army and Pro-Government Militias.