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The Rwanda Defence Force stated Tuesday that after three soliders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) crossed its border, one soldier was shot and killed, and two others were arrested. The official statement disclosed that three soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo Armed Forces (FARDC) trespassed across the border from the DRC into [...]

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The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said that the transfer of asylum seekers under the UK’s new Rwanda arrangement violates international law in a legal analysis published on Monday. The assessment provides an update to a previous UNHCR analysis of the “Legality and Appropriateness of the Transfer of Asylum-Seekers under the UK-Rwanda arrangement” conducted in [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday urged Congolese authorities to investigate incidents of electoral violence that the human rights organization says imperil the country’s upcoming general elections. In its statement, HRW called attention to the various forms of violence and human rights abuses that have plagued the DRC’s political landscape in the lead-up to the [...]

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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak won a pivotal vote on his Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill in Parliament on Tuesday as he tries to push through his plan to send asylum seekers who enter the UK illegally to Rwanda. The bill passed its second reading in the House of Commons by 313 votes [...]

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Stephen Rapp, an American lawyer and diplomat, has been a leading figure in international criminal law and human rights. He was appointed as the US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues in 2009, overseeing investigations and prosecutions of war criminals worldwide. Rapp’s commitment to justice and ending impunity was evident during his tenure, supporting [...]

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This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of one of the world’s most groundbreaking global pledges: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). On December 9 we see the anniversary of the Genocide Convention, signed on the December 9, 1948, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights signed 75 years ago. It represents an an important occasion that aims to raise [...]

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JURIST UK Senior Editor James Joseph | King’s College London, GB also contributed to this report. The UK government published emergency legislation Wednesday that would declare Rwanda a safe country for asylum seekers and push through their controversial deportation policy. Shortly after the legislation’s release, UK Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick resigned stating that the bill [...]

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The UK government recently announced a strategy to cut migration levels in response to increasing demands for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to address net migration figures. The Monday plan includes raising the minimum salary needed for skilled overseas workers and prohibiting care workers from bringing dependents to the UK, with the ultimate goal of reducing [...]

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