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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urged Jordanian authorities to withdraw all charges and immediately release Palestinian-Jordanian journalist Hiba Abu Taha on Friday. According to the CPJ, Hiba Abu Taha was arrested on May 14 and sentenced to one-year imprisonment on June 11 for “inciting discord and strife among members of society”, and “targeting community [...]

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UN Special Adviser of the Secretary on the Prevention of Genocide Alice Nderitu warned on Friday that hate speech continues to significantly threaten global peace and security. It also frequently targets the most vulnerable in society. In a briefing to the UN Security Council, Nderitu said that as well as inciting violence, hate speech also [...]

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The legal team for a former top Nagorno-Karabakh official alleged in a Friday letter addressed to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture that their client, former Nagorno-Karabakh Minister of State Ruben Vardanyan, and an unnamed Armenian business leader had been tortured while in custody in Azerbaijan for engaging in a hunger strike. Vardanyan was detained [...]

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Israeli forces have committed war crimes and violations of international humanitarian and human rights law, and there are “reasonable grounds” to conclude Hamas and loyalists have done the same, a UN inquiry concluded in a report released Wednesday. The report, which covers Hamas’ Oct. 7 attacks on Israeli civilians and the initial phase of Israel’s [...]

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Germany’s Berlin Administrative Court dismissed a lawsuit on Tuesday in which several Palestinian applicants sought to prohibit the German government from supplying arms to Israel amid the ongoing war in Gaza. The motion was supported by several human rights organizations, including the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights and the Palestinian Center for Human [...]

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Francesca Albanese, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, said in a statement about her latest report on the situation in Gaza: In this darkest hour, the international community cannot continue to ignore that it is Israel’s project to rid Palestine of Palestinians in defiance [...]

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Spain has asked the International Court of Justice to allow it to join South Africa’s case accusing Israel of genocide in the Gaza Strip, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albare noted on Thursday. The minister said Spain supported the role of the International Criminal Court and called on all countries to uphold peace and the [...]

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Mykyta Vorobiov is a Ukrainian-born political analyst, journalist, and political science student at Bard College Berlin. For the last two years, he has been developing articles on politics and law for CEPA, VoxEurop, JURIST, and others. Mykyta’s co-author Yelyzaveta Nezhyva is a Ukrainian activist and a political science student at Bard College Berlin. Over the [...]

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Aharon Barak, former Chief Justice of Israel’s Supreme Court and a judge on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) panel weighing genocide charges against Israel, announced his resignation from the ICJ on Wednesday in a letter widely circulated on X (formerly Twitter). The letter was addressed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said that [...]

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