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A “people’s court” known as The Court of the Citizens of the World confirmed crimes against humanity and genocide charges against Chinese President Xi Jinping regarding China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims and ethnic Tibetans. This tribunal, comprised of Former Ambassador for War Crimes Stephen Rapp, Former Madela appointee before the Constitutional Court of South Africa [...]

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Amnesty International and four other human rights organizations on Thursday criticized China’s new judicial guidelines targeting individuals advocating for Taiwan’s independence, calling the guidelines “a blow for human rights protections.” Amnesty International, the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network, The Rights Practice, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty and the Capital Punishment Justice Project jointly condemned [...]

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Argentina’s Federal Court of Criminal Cassation revived a complaint alleging that Chinese state agents committed genocide and crimes against humanity against the Uyghur people in a judgement on Thursday. The complaint was filed by the Uyghur Human Rights Project, World Uyghur Congress and Lawyers for Uyghur Rights. The Court of Cassation ruled that the Court [...]

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Professor Andrew Clapham of the Geneva Graduate Institute is a leading expert in the interplay of war and international law. In his timely new book “War,” Clapham explores the modern relevance of the concept of war and how it shapes our understanding of rights and obligations in both national and international law, questioning whether the [...]

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Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal certified three questions in activist Tam Tak-chi’s bid to appeal his sedition convictions to the Court of Final Appeal under section 32(2) of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Ordinance on Wednesday. Section 32(2) requires the mid-level appeals court to determine whether a case involves an important point of [...]

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China’s government released a report on Monday that claims a grounded Philippines warship at Second Thomas Shoal caused extensive damage to the shoal’s coral reef ecosystem. China claims a significant portion of the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines, including the Second Thomas Shoal. The report, authored by China’s Ministry of Natural Resources, claims that [...]

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The Taoyun District Prosecutor’s Office summoned the Chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) and former Mayor of Taoyuan City, Taiwan, Cheng Wen-tsan, on Friday on suspicion of having violated the Corruption Prevention and Criminal Activity Ordinance and other laws, according to local media reports. The prosecutor said that Cheng violated Article 5(1)(3) of the [...]

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The 78th Session of the UN General Assembly on Monday adopted a draft resolution “Enhancing international cooperation on capacity-building of artificial intelligence” (A/78/L.86).  Introduced by China, the text resolves to bridge the artificial intelligence (AI) divides between and within countries with the particular aim of increasing technology capabilities for developing countries. The resolution and the [...]

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The Exit and Entry Administration of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) announced Monday the issuance of a new travel permit for non-Chinese citizens of Hong Kong and Macau to facilitate the travelling procedures for those entering mainland China. According to a statement published by China’s National Immigration Administration, the new Mainland travel permit will [...]

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Law students and young lawyers in Afghanistan are reporting for JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. For privacy and security reasons, we are withholding the name of  our correspondent filing this dispatch.   The Doha Meeting on the situation in Afghanistan brought together representatives from 25 countries as well as 5 major international [...]

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