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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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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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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Thursday that a case involving two murders during the Bosnian War must be heard in the Constitutional Court of Croatia. The ECHR held that members of the Kušić family did not exhaust all domestic measures for legal redress, which is required under Article 35 Section 1 of the [...]

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The State of Kerala filed a lawsuit against India in the India Supreme Court on Tuesday alleging that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) violates the constitution. Kerala alleges that the CAA results “in classifications based on religion and based on country, both classifications being apparently and manifestly discriminatory.” Article 14 of the constitution prohibits discrimination [...]

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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Steibert, said Wednesday that Germany is banning so-called gay conversion therapy for minors and for adults who have diminished decision-making capabilities. Steibert stated that gay conversion therapy has no scientific basis and results in psychological harm. The goal is to “protect’s people’s right to sexual self-determination.” Federal Minister of Health [...]

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The EU called Thursday for the adoption of targeted sanctions and freezing f assets of Chinese officials for the “severe repression” of the human rights of the Uighur people in Xinjiang. The resolution was adopted by a show of hands. The resolution states that Uighurs and other ethnic Muslim minorities are subject to arbitrary detention, torture [...]

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The democrats in the US House of Representatives revealed two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Tuesday: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The first article of impeachment, abuse of power, relates to Trump’s alleged dealings with Ukraine to “publicly announce investigations that would benefit his reelection, harm the election prospects of a [...]

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The US House Judiciary Committee released a report on Saturday outlining the constitutional grounds for presidential impeachment. The report does not refer to specific allegations against President Donald Trump but rather, lays out the history and constitutional law of presidential impeachment. A similar report was issued during Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton’s impeachment inquiries. The report [...]

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