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The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed alarm Tuesday at overnight police violence against protesters in the Colombian city of Cali. This violence comes after more than a week of protests against tax reform which have allegedly resulted in 14 deaths across Colombia. The protests began on April 28 [...]

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The Supreme Court of India on Monday issued an order asking the Central Government to review India’s current vaccination plan in the midst of the country’s second wave of infections. It stated that the present policy would infringe the right to public health, violating Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. The Court outlined several aspects [...]

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The Indian Supreme Court on Sunday pronounced a set of directions for the central and state governments in light of the humanitarian crisis emerging from India’s second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The case, In Re: Distribution of Essential Supplies and Services during Pandemic, is a suo moto writ petition that was initiated last week [...]

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25 million persons in Myanmar, half of the country’s population, could be living in poverty next year following the devastating impacts of COVID-19 and the military coup d’état, according to a new report from the UN Friday. The report, entitled “COVID-19, Coup d’Etat and Poverty: Compounding Negative Shocks and Their Impact on Human Development in [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday revived a 2003 breach of trust claim by the Navajo Nation that would require the US government to allocate water for the tribe. Going forward, this case will look at whether the government has a fiduciary duty to ensure that the amount of water [...]

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Several pharmaceutical companies are beginning middle or late stage trials of experimental COVID-19 vaccines in Brazil and South Africa, leaving trials in other developed countries for sometime later. Meanwhile, in the United States, Black and other minority recruitment for trials lag: Michael said several factors have led to “a perfect storm of not goodness” for [...]

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India’s $265 billion COVID relief package has been criticized by many experts as falling short of expectations. In a speech before releasing the package, the Indian Prime Minister declared that the package will focus on land, labor, liquidity, and laws. The majority of the discussion has been around the proportion of fiscal and liquidity relief [...]

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