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Following months of protests over rapidly rising inflation rates and economic turmoil in Sri Lanka, the government has imposed a series of repressive measures against its people. Officials were banned from expressing their own concerns about Sri Lanka’s beleaguered economy via social media platforms. Certain neighborhoods were subject to heightened security requirements which included an [...]

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In late August, Pakistani publisher and human rights activist Faheem Baloch was detained by unidentified plain-clothes law enforcement officers in his Karachi bookshop and ushered away. A native of the Balochistan region of Pakistan, the publisher is known to be a dedicated cultural advocate, heading up a publishing house specializing in Balochi literature, and serving [...]

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Kenyan presidential candidate and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga filed a petition Monday with the Kenyan Supreme Court challenging the country’s 2022 presidential election results. Odinga’s challenge follows the Kenyan election regulator’s announcement last week that current Deputy President William Ruto won the election. Odinga’s petition highlights many concerns that his supporters raised after Ruto [...]

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During the Barack Obama presidency, the Justice Department prepared a 16-page unsigned, undated “White Paper” that outlined the administration’s legal reasoning justifying unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-targeted killings of terrorism suspects if an informed high-level official decided that the target was a high-ranking al-Qaida figure or affiliate who posed an imminent threat of violent attack against [...]

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The situation in Myanmar continues to deteriorate, with news received on July 25 that four activists have been executed. The executions are the first carried out in Myanmar for several decades. The government mouthpiece, the Global New Light of Myanmar, claimed that the activists’ crimes were “giving directions, making arrangements, committing conspiracies for brutal and [...]

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On February 24, 2022, Russia initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Since then, Russian forces have attacked different parts of Ukraine using both ground troops as well as air strikes. So far, tens of thousands of Ukrainians have died as a result of Russian attacks. By so blatantly attacking Ukraine, another sovereign country, Russia has [...]

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As Kenya draws closer and closer to its August 9 elections date, I keep thinking that the presidential contenders have come “full circle”. Since the 1980s we have had the same political faces. We have the Azimio la Umoja party leaders, Raila Odinga and Martha Karua, who fought for multipartism in the 1980s, and we [...]

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Ukrainian law students and young lawyers are reporting for JURIST on national and international developments in and affecting Ukraine. This dispatch is from Kateryna Prychta, a law student at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.  On June 23, the European Court of Human Rights received a completed application from Ukraine in its dispute with Russia, accepted it, reassigned it [...]

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