US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that White House Counsel Don McGahn will step down in the fall following the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh . McGahn has been a consistent face in the Trump administration since the 2016 election. Prior to working in the White House McGahn was a partner specializing in [...]
US President Donald Trump announced Monday that the US and Mexico have reached an agreement on a new trade deal called the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement, which will ultimately terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While sitting at the resolute desk, Trump called Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to announce the new deal, which [...]
UN high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday condemned the Hungarian Parliament for passing legislation that criminalizes residents helping asylum-seekers, refugees and undocumented immigrants. The new legislation criminalizes numerous activities, “including distributing information on migration-related matters, providing advice to migrants and refugees, and conducting human rights monitoring at borders.” The authorities [...]
Insufficient medical care contributed to more than half the deaths reported by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) between December 2015 and April 2017, according to a report issued on Wednesday by a collaboration of advocacy groups. The 72-page report analyzes 15 “Detainee Death Reviews” ICE released from December 2015 through April 2017, finding that [...]
To commemorate World Refugee Day on Wednesday the charity Plan International released a 44-page report detailing the adversity and hardship that adolescent Rohingya girls experience in refugee camps in the Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. While the majority of adolescent girls report feeling safer in the refugee camps than in Myanmar, there remains a substantial fear of [...]
The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the removal of its chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno after her May 30 motion for reconsideration. In an 8-6 vote the 15-member high court confirmed their May 11 ruling that ousted Sereno for failing to submit her Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs) as a law [...]
A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of US citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote. The Kansas legislature passed the Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act in 2011, which included a new requirement that Kansas citizens must produce documentary proof of citizenship (DPOC) [...]
The EU’s General Court on Tuesday confirmed the European Parliament’s decision to recover nearly €300,000 (USD $347,550) in misused funds from former French presidential candidate and far-right politician Marine Le Pen . Le Pen was a member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2017. In 2016 the European Parliament investigated Le Pen, deciding that [...]
An Istanbul court on Wednesday sentenced 14 journalists from opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet Daily to various prison terms over terrorism-related charges. According to Turkish state news agency Anadolu, the CEO, editor-in-chief and several journalists received sentences between...
UN high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Friday praised Ethiopia for its willingness to openly discuss human rights challenges after completing his second official visit within the year. Zeid's invitation to the...