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The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published a report Sunday revealing the secrets of numerous wealthy elites and world leaders who have been using secret accounts to hide their assets. The investigation was based on a leak of around 12 million confidential records from 14 off-shore service providers. The documents cover a wide range of [...]

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The Texas legislature on Tuesday passed a bill containing a set of new voting restrictions that will tighten the state’s already strict voting rules, which is considered some of the strictest in the nation. Senate Bill 1, titled Election Integrity Protection Act, explicitly states the legislative intent to “reduce the likelihood of fraud in the [...]

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The organization Sherpa, whose mission is “to protect and defend victims of economic crimes,” and the Collective of Victims of Fraudulent and Criminal Practices in Lebanon are filing an ill-gotten gains complaint in relation to Lebanon’s alleged money laundering and corruption. The complaint is being lodged with the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office in France. The [...]

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Eric Dupond-Moretti, the French Minister of Justice introduced a draft law before the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, seeking to “restore confidence in the judicial institution” by presenting several reforms including audio-visual broadcasting of court trials. The draft law permits the use of cameras inside courtrooms for the purpose of filming trials and making them [...]

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On Friday the United States and people who respect justice around the world lost a very special jurist, William Ramsey Clark (December 18, 1927 – April 9, 2021), a man unique among lawyers for his steadfast commitment to justice for all.  He served his country as the 66th Attorney General of the United States from [...]

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China’s human rights abuses against the Uyghur ethnic minority group have breached the 1948 Genocide Convention, according to a Tuesday report from the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy. International law experts say that the Chinese government has breached Article II of the Convention, which provides that genocide requires “intent to destroy, in whole or [...]

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The Jesuit order in Spain released a report Thursday in which it admitted to and apologized for 118 cases of sexual abuse committed by its members since 1927. According to the report, published by the Society of Jesus (Compañía de Jesús en España), 81 of these victims had been children. Abuse ranged from the use of [...]

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Claims of fraud figure prominently in the fallout from last November’s Presidential election. Some claim that voting machines actually manipulated votes and vote counts. These claims are sufficient widespread that Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D Nevada) and Senator Tom Carper (D Delaware) refuted those claims on the Senate floor during the Electoral College debate. Nevertheless, [...]

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The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Friday proposed a new computer-security incident notification requirement for banking organizations and their bank service providers. The proposed rule would require a banking organization to provide its primary federal regulator a prompt notification of any “computer-security [...]

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