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The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Monday released its 2022 annual report, which noted “significant regress” in countries such as Afghanistan and the Central African Republic. As part of its report, USCIRF recommended that the US Department of State designate 15 countries as “countries of particular concern” (CPCs), as their governments are involved [...]

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“The dust from which the first man was created was gathered in all four corners of the earth.”          – Talmud Reforming International Law In the midst of Russia’s escalating crimes against Ukraine, the United States and other nations have one widely  overlooked obligation: To re-examine and re-conceptualize core elements of authoritative [...]

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The Biden administration Monday formally announced its determination that Myanmar’s military had committed acts of genocide and crimes against humanity against Rohingya Muslims. Secretary of State Antony Blinken ordered his own “legal and factual analysis” of the atrocities committed against the minority group. He announced the determination on Monday at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum [...]

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UK communication services regulator Ofcom Friday revoked Russian state-controlled broadcaster RT’s license to broadcast in the UK. This revocation is effective immediately. UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorrie sent a letter to Ofcom in February, accusing RT of spreading disinformation and requesting that Ofcom take action if necessary. In response to the letter, Ofcom CEO Dame Melanie Dawes [...]

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“…Ukraine is not just a neighbouring country for us. It is an inalienable part of our own history, culture and spiritual space. These are our comrades, those dearest to us – not only colleagues, friends and people who once served together, but also relatives, people bound by blood, family ties.” — Address by the President [...]

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As war rages in Ukraine, and Moscow faces increasingly grim economic prospects following a raft of powerful Western sanctions, Washington and Moscow have exchanged mutual accusations this week of humanitarian law violations. The main part that doesn’t match up is the timeline; while the White House believes Putin is a “war criminal” as civilian casualties [...]

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