To separate kids from their parents is an act that is so deplorable and so inhumane, it speaks to a complete corruption in morality of this administration. . . – Jagmeet Singh, Canada’s National Democratic Party Leader The US is violating its own human-rights obligations through some of its recent immigration-related actions, most shockingly its [...]

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The EU and Japan signed a trade deal known as the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Tuesday that eliminates almost all tariffs on products traded between them. The agreement was finalized in December and agreed upon at the EU-Japan summit held in Tokyo this week. According to an EU statement the EPA, which the EU [...]

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UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of migrants, Felipe González Morales, said Monday that countries that return migrants to their countries of origin are disregarding human rights considerations. In his report , the Special Rapporteur called for safer passage for returning immigrants, ensuring such returns are voluntary for immigrants, better reintegration programs for immigrants who have returned [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed a criminal complaint and an affidavit on Monday against Russian national Mariia Butina for conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notification to the Attorney General and influencing American politics. Butina is accused of working on behalf of the Russian Federation and attempting to [...]

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Among several noteworthy and interrelated Helsinki summit policy derelictions – most obviously, Vladimir Putin’s still unpunished aggressions in Crimea – US President Donald Trump chose to ignore America’s binding legal obligations regarding Russian war crimes in Syria. This sorely evident disregard reflects not “merely” willful antipathy to pertinent international law, but also a concurrent indifference [...]

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Our phones are constantly searching for the greatest connection, updating our location, and often connect to multiple cell towers on any given day, divulging our whereabouts to service providers with relative ease. In recent years, the accuracy of this method to pinpoint a person’s current and past location has increased significantly. And given that there [...]

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The Egyptian Parliament on Monday approved a law that would protect high ranking and senior military officers from prosecution. This law is in response to the 2013 violent overthrow of former president Mohammed Morsi. With the new legislation, current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will have the power to grant immunity to those officers involved in the coup. [...]

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A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to temporarily cease deporting families who have been reunited after the administration dropped its policy of separating undocumented children from their parents. The American Civil Liberties Union brought a request  before Judge Dana Sabraw of the US District Court for the Southern District of California  asking that [...]

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