Pakistan’s Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan resigned Thursday after facing pressure from lawyer associations over controversial statements about the supreme court bench. The controversial statements were expunged from court records. Khan reportedly made the statements while representing the federal government in a case against Justice Faez Isa before the supreme court. Isa is on trial [...]

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A senior UN official claimed Sunday at a press conference held in Munich that countries are violating the Libya arms embargo and that they must be held accountable. UN Deputy Special Representative to Libya Stephanie Williams said that “the arms embargo has become a joke.” Libya is currently the center of an international armed conflict.  [...]

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Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza made a request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor on Thursday to investigate US sanctions imposed on Venezuela as crimes against humanity.  US economic sanctions on Venezuela have allegedly affected people’s rights to health, food and economic development. The US has long imposed sanctions on Venezuela. Most recently, the Trump [...]

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The Bangui Court of Appeal on Friday sentenced 28 militiamen to prison for a massacre committed in Bangassou and other areas of the country’s southeast in May 2017.  The victims in the massacre included dozens of Muslims and 10 UN Peacekeepers. The militia that committed the killings is the majority-Christian Anti-Balaka militia. The prison sentences ranged [...]

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Brasilia-based Judge Ricardo Leite rejected a motion to proceed with cybercrime charges against American journalist Glenn Greenwald on Thursday.  In his decision, Leite invoked an earlier injunction granted by Judge Gilmar Mendes in the Supreme Court that prohibited investigations into Greenwald. Mendes cited constitutional freedoms of press and expression, as well as invoked the UN Declaration [...]

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Thirty Afghan media outlets called on the government in a protest letter on Tuesday to stop “severe limitations in access to information.”  They also called on the international community as well as media support organizations to safeguard the flow of government-related information, press freedom and democracy. The media outlets claim that the worst institutions to provide [...]

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The Kenya High Court ruled Thursday that a recent bill involving a biometric identification system for citizens can only be enforced under a “proper legislation framework.” The court cited the right to privacy and struck down parts of the bill. The court suspended the DNA collection and GPS information requirements of the bill. The judges stated that [...]

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Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill becomes law after it received royal assent on Thursday. This is one day after the bill passed in both the House of Commons and House of Lords. There will be an implementation period that will last until December 31, 2020. During this period, EU law will still apply in the UK under [...]

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The Tianjin First Intermediate People’s Court sentenced Meng Hongwei, a high-ranking Chinese official, on Tuesday to 13-and-a-half years in prison for bribery. Meng held positions such as deputy minister of the Ministry of Public Security, deputy director of the China Maritime Police Bureau and president of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).  He will not [...]

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