Amnesty International wrote a letter  to US senators on Monday asking them to postpone the vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . Amnesty wants to halt the vote  on Kavanaugh’s nomination until information regarding his alleged involvement with human rights violations post 9/11 are disclosed to the public. Amnesty’s Executive Director Margaret Huang wrote: Amnesty [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request  on Monday seeking information related to comments made by US National Security Advisor John Bolton on the US policy towards the International Criminal Court (ICC) . The FOIA request specifically asks for communications from January 20, 2017 to the present, which [...]

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The Italian cabinet on Monday unanimously approved  a decree  that will make deporting migrants easier. The new bill would make it easier for migrants who have been found guilty of serious crimes to be deported. Previously, this could only be done after a long appeals process. The bill suggests six criteria for determining whether an [...]

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On September 17, 2018, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly (99-1) in support of the Opioid Crisis Response Act (OCRA) of 2018. OCRA proposes a series of measures addressing the devastating, long-term impacts of opioid addiction and abuse nationally. Building on efforts previously authorized in 2016 via the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and the [...]

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Amnesty International UK blamed  the Venezuelan government under President Nicolás Maduro  for the “worst human rights crisis in its history” in a report  published on Thursday. The study highlights human rights abuses  that Amnesty condemns as showing a disregard for human life. Among the most poignant statistics are that 22 percent of homicides committed in 2016 [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Minnesota  ruled Friday that a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that bans discrimination in health care based on sex includes transgender and gender non-conforming people. Plaintiffs Brittany Tovar and Reid Olsen brought suit against health care providers Essentia Health and Innovis Health over “health care [...]

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