Following the approval of the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) destruction of years’ worth of detainee documentation from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the American Immigration Council, the National Immigrant Justice Center and the National Immigration Law Center submitted Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests [...]

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Switzerland held a referendum Sunday, approving a measure to expand protections for LBGTQ+ populations but rejecting one encouraging parties to offer more affordable housing for rent. The initial results from the move to increase protections for LGBTQ+ populations came in part from a popular vote on a proposed amendment of the December 14, 2018, Criminal [...]

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The Virginia Senate unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would prevent surrogates from either being required to or prohibited from aborting multiples in their surrogacy contracts. The bill passed through the House of Delegates in January, and the Virginia Senate proposed an amendment that will see it sent back to the House for final approval. [...]

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Amnesty International on Monday urged participants in a mining conference in South Africa to address human rights violations. African Mining Indaba, a conference centered on promoting the furtherance of the mining industry in Africa, is set to run from Monday through Thursday, but several civil organizations, including Amnesty, are holding their own conference for the [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia on Tuesday urged the sheriff’s office of Cobb County, Georgia to conduct a full investigation into the water contamination that allegedly left the jail’s inmates without water to drink or shower for multiple days. According to the ACLU’s letter, on Saturday, inmates reported that water smelled or [...]

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The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved seven impeachment managers to prosecute President Donald Trump, sending the proceedings to the Senate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the names of the seven House Democrats to serve as the impeachment managers earlier Wednesday. These Democrats include Schiff, Jerrold Nadler, Zoe Lofgren, Hakeem Jeffries, Valdez Demings, Jason [...]

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