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This has been a difficult summer for rights activists around the globe. First, the Karnatka High Court upheld the Indian government’s ban on the hijab. Then a French administrative court decided to sustain the prohibition on burkinis. And finally, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. This controversial decision has sparked debates across multiple [...]

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Three NGOs Friday filed a lawsuit in France against three defense manufacturers for allegedly aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity in Yemen. The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, Mwatana for Human Rights and Sherpa allege that Dassault Aviation, Thales and MBDA France, through their military sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab [...]

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Freedom House released its complete report on transnational repression Thursday where it accused Rwanda of being one of the worst offenders. Transnational repression is a phenomena where a country will suppress dissent and target dissidents outside of its borders. The report documented the anti-repression policies of nine countries: Canada, Germany, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, [...]

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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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Law students and young lawyers in Ukraine are filing for JURIST on the latest developments in that country as it defends itself against Russian invasion. Here, Kyiv-based lawyer and University of Pittsburgh LLM graduate Yaroslav Pavliuk reports.   As Ukraine enters the eighth week of Russian military aggression, the cost of the war rises dramatically. In [...]

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Rashad Al-Alimi, head of Yemen’s new presidential council, gave a speech Friday where he promised to end the current war by using a peaceful process. This promise comes after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi stepped down on Thursday. Upon stepping down, Hadi transferred his presidential powers in hopes of ending the war. Saudi Arabia also encouraged [...]

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