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The EU Monday expressed concerns about what it called the “very serious human rights situation” in China, particularly in Xingjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong during the the 39th session of the Joint Human Rights Dialogue in Chongqing in China. The EU highlighted the “vulnerable situation” of people of religious, ethnic and linguistic minorities in China [...]

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The plight of women’s rights in various countries reflects a complex interplay of legal, cultural and societal norms that significantly disenfranchise women and girls, threatening their human rights and dignity. Countries like Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Pakistan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, and Nigeria present challenging environments where women’s rights [...]

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Speaking about the several conflicts that presently engulf the world, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated last month that NATO must be able to focus on many challenges at once. This is imperative to promote peace and security in all corners of the globe. International legal institutions, especially the ICC, would do well to embrace [...]

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The US Department of State has announced visa restrictions on Chinese officials linked to the alleged systematic assimilation of over a million Tibetan children in state-operated boarding schools. This decision is part of a broader strategy by the Biden administration to address China’s treatment of its ethnic minorities, with a particular focus on the Tibetan [...]

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The UK Electoral Commission said Tuesday that it fell victim to a cyberattack and that “hostile actors” were able to access copies of the electoral register, with the name and address of anyone registered to vote between 2014 and 2022. The Electoral Commission’s Chief Executive Sean McNally apologized to people whose information was hacked, saying [...]

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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 the Russian invasion. Here, Kyiv-based lawyer and University of Pittsburgh LLM graduate Yaroslav Pavliuk reports. Back in March, the JURIST team published an article called “Weaponizing ‘Genocide:’ Post-War International Justice in Putin’s [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Saturday raised concerns that China’s counter-terrorism measures in the province of Xinjiang may violate human rights and publicly called on the country to review these measures, which some have said target the country’s Uyghur minority. Bachelet’s statement follows her visit to Xinjiang amid new accusations of state [...]

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Russian forces, in an act of breathtaking barbarity, have invaded Ukraine, an independent, sovereign nation that has in recent years looked to the West for its inspiration and guidance. And with this military move, several deeply embedded international laws have been violated by Russia in what can only be described as a “criminal war of [...]

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