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The Australian Parliament, led by the Australian Labor Party, Wednesday introduced a bill to form a National Anti-Corruption Commission. In a speech, Labor MP and Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus described the commission’s proposed broad powers. The commission will be able to investigate ministers, parliamentarians, parliamentary staff, statutory office holders and all government employees and contractors for [...]

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The United Kingdom announced new measures Wednesday to provide its courts with powers to stop wealthy individuals or large businesses, as well as Russian oligarchs, from abusing the UK legal system to silence critics. Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab set out the measures which target the so-called “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation” (SLAPPs). SLAPPs often [...]

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The United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Wednesday released a report holding the ruling Taliban regime responsible for numerous extrajudicial killings, torture, arbitrary arrests, and other inhumane punishments over the course of nearly a year since the Taliban seized power. UNAMA’s report extensively outlines the deteriorating human rights situation in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover. It [...]

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Amnesty International Monday launched a global campaign in response to the rising threat against protest rights around the world. In a press release, Amnesty International singled out countries such as Russia, France and Sri Lanka as areas where the right to protest has been seriously curbed. Recently, Russians gathered across Russian cities to protest the [...]

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