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Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder Friday sued the German Bundestag for stripping his office space privileges. Schröder’s lawyers Michael Nagel and Ralph Heiermann said that they filed suit on behalf of Schröder at the Berlin Administrative Court but did not release more details. The Bundestag removed Schröder’s right to office space in May when it [...]

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“Civilization is the never-ending process of creating one world and one humanity.” Lewis Mumford, In the Name of Sanity (1954) Biological Sameness and Species Unification The unity and interdependence of humankind is not subject to reasonable challenge. Beginning with our biological sameness, species’ commonality includes a broad variety of human needs and expectations. In the [...]

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Russian lawmakers have submitted a bill to the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament, to expand the country’s 2013 law prohibiting the “promotion” of “non-traditional sexual relations” to minors. The bill, submitted Monday, would ban “the propaganda of denial of family values and non-traditional sexual relations,” and apply irrespective of age. The explanatory note to [...]

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North Korea’s government Wednesday recognized two breakaway states claiming internationally-recognized Ukrainian territory as independent. North Korea is the third country to recognize the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic, after Russia and Syria. Ukraine, and much of the international community, recognizes them as part of Ukraine. On February 22, two days before Russia [...]

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On February 24, 2022, Russia initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Since then, Russian forces have attacked different parts of Ukraine using both ground troops as well as air strikes. So far, tens of thousands of Ukrainians have died as a result of Russian attacks. By so blatantly attacking Ukraine, another sovereign country, Russia has [...]

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The Global Accountability Network (GAN) released a white paper Wednesday carving out a detailed path to prosecute Russia, and even its standing leader Vladimir Putin, for the international crime of aggression. The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Rome Statute) defines the crime of aggression in the following terms: The planning, preparation, initiation or [...]

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