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The Polish region of Swietokrzyskie repealed its “anti-LGBT ideology” resolution Wednesday—one of several anti-LGBT resolutions passed in dozens of Polish regions in 2019. The resolution was a symbolic statement by Swietokrzyskie, which had sought to establish itself as an “LGBT-free zone,” clarifying its ideological stance against the LGBT community and symbolizing how LGBT persons were [...]

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The European Union Monday joined an outcry of international criticism over the execution of nine men by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen. In a statement,  the EU said it “strongly opposes the death penalty at all times and in all circumstances. It is a cruel and inhumane punishment, which fails to act as a [...]

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There has been concerted global lobbying for the abolition of capital punishment. This is evidenced by, among other things, the passage of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty and a similar move being made by other regional entities such as [...]

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met in extraordinary session on Thursday to consider the situation in the West African nations of Guinea and Mali, imposing sanctions on individuals from both countries. Both nations have experienced coups—Mali in May and Guinea earlier this month. The heads of state and other ministers who were [...]

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The Court of Justice of the European Union clarified Thursday that the protected designation of origin (PDO) “champagne” and similar designations are protected “vis-à-vis prohibited conduct in respect of both products and services.” The Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC), an organisation that protects the interests of champagne producers, brought an action in Spanish [...]

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