The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society released a report Monday calling for a UN investigation into torture in the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir perpetuated by the Indian State. The report creates a comprehensive understanding of the patterns, targets and impacts of torture by tracing [...]

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The US House of Representatives passed HR 5, “The Equality Act,” Friday to protect LGBTQ individuals from various forms of discrimination. The bill, first introduced in mid-March, aims to protect individuals from discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. The bill accomplishes this by amending a number of existing laws to [...]

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The Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the country’s parliament, approved a bill Friday legalizing same sex-marriage in the country. In May 2017 the country’s highest court, the Judicial Yuan, mandated that the country legalize same-sex marriage within two years. However, a non-binding referendum held in late 2018 showed widespread resistance to marriage [...]

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US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a sweeping immigration and border reform proposal that would utilize a “point-based selection process” that favors younger, educated, English-speaking workers, rather than focusing on familial ties. The White House plan claims that it will not change the number of green cards allocated each year. “But instead of admitting [...]

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