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UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Olivier De Schutter, in a report published Wednesday, condemned the Lebanese government and the central bank for the country’s worst economic and financial crisis, which has pushed most of its population into poverty. The report categorises the crisis as entirely manufactured by failed government policies which [...]

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European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General Juliane Kokott Thursday stated before the court that European Union (EU) citizens may sue their governments for monetary compensation if air pollution levels exceed EU limits and damage their health. The Advocate General gave her opinion in the ongoing Case C-61/21, in which the ECJ is examining state [...]

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International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan Thursday revealed a new four-pronged investigation strategy for the ongoing investigation into the situation in Libya to the UN Security Council. The ICC investigation focuses on alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Libya since protests erupted against Muammar Gaddafi’s government in February 2011. The [...]

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International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan Thursday stated that the Venezuelan government had requested him to defer an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity committed since 2017 to national authorities. The ICC prosecutor began his initial investigation into the situation in Venezuela in November 2021. The Venezuelan government filed this request under Article [...]

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The Supreme Court of India Thursday ordered a two-week stay on an anti-encroachment drive undertaken by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), the local civic body, to remove illegally constructed stalls and buildings in Jahangirpuri area, New Delhi. The court issued this stay order in petitions filed by the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, a leading Muslim organization, [...]

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President Joe Biden and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday announced a final rule to curb the proliferation of “ghost guns” as part of the administration’s comprehensive strategy to prevent and respond to gun crime. Ghost guns are privately-made firearms which lack serial numbers and can be bought online or at a store and assembled [...]

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Amazon employees at a warehouse facility in Staten Island, New York, voted Friday to form the first Amazon union in the United States by joining the Amazon Labor Union (ALU). A group of former and current warehouse employees established the ALU in April 2021, with former employee Christian Smalls as the president. A total of [...]

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The family of Danish Siddiqui, an Indian photojournalist killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan in July 2021, filed a petition Tuesday before the International Criminal Court (ICC) against several high-level Taliban leaders and commanders. Reuters had placed Siddiqui with the Afghan Special Forces in Spin Boldak district in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan. Several [...]

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The Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that President Gabriel Boric has signed the UN Escazú Agreement on Friday, reversing the stance of former President Sebastián Piñera’s government. The Escazú Treaty is an environmental treaty signed by 24 Latin American and Caribbean nations and is the first such treaty emerging from the region. It aims [...]

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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, in an address Thursday to the UN Human Rights Council, called upon the Belarusian government to release more than 1000 activists, opposition members, journalists, and dissenting citizens detained on “politically motivated charges.” She stated that the Belarusian security forces had arrested more than 13,500 people, including 700 children, [...]

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