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The Supreme Court of India scheduled on Friday the hearing of In Re: Right to Privacy of Adolescents after the Calcutta High Court last year ordered that “young adolescent girls are obligated to control their sexual urges” under the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO). The Calcutta High Court, in its judgment concerning [...]

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The Parliament of Poland constituted an inquiry committee which held its first meeting on Monday to investigate the illegal use of Pegasus, a spyware software, by the members of the last ruling government and state officers, including police and other fiscal authorities. The newly formed committee is exclusively involved in inquiring about the “legality, regularity, [...]

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The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) claimed on Tuesday that federal security forces have killed at least 45 civilians in Ethiopia’s Amhara region. The independent state body also alleged that the civilians had been killed for being supposedly affiliated with the ethnic Amhara armed group known as Fano. The commission stressed that the damage done [...]

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The Panamanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Friday that it denied the request from the Nicaraguan government to provide safe passage for ex-president Ricardo Martinelli to leave the country after the Nicaraguan government granted asylum to the former Panamanian leader on Wednesday. The ministry also made a statement that it has summoned the Nicaraguan Ambassador [...]

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The Supreme Federal Court of Brazil Justice José Dias Toffoli called for an investigation on Monday into alleged funds received by Transparency International from the leniency agreement entered between a food processor company, JBS and the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) in 2017. The agreement was signed by J&F, the parent company of JBS, following Operation [...]

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Lawyer Theerayut Suwankesorn filed a petition with Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) Friday against multiple members of parliament (MPs) of the progressive Move Forward Party (MFP) as reported by the Thai state news agency, National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT). 44 MPs of the MFP have been brought under scrutiny by the petition filed before [...]

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Pakistan Foreign Secretary Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi blamed India Thursday for the assassination of two civilians on Pakistani soil, saying that the government has “credible evidence” linking the murder of Pakistani civilians and Indian agents. Qazi expanded on the allegations in a press briefing, referring to the assassination of Shahid Latif and Muhammad Riaz in [...]

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of India filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the NGO Environics Trust (ET) and its top officials for allegedly violating the provisions of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010. As per the FIR , ET allegedly transferred money for disaster relief to address the aftermath of Super Cyclonic [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday accused an El Salvador judge of using an investigation into a 1981 massacre to prosecute a local human rights activist over false accusations of supporting an amnesty law that barred prosecution of atrocities. The human rights activist, Rubén Zamora, has sought accountability for the 1981 El Mozote massacre and [...]

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) misappropriated $400 million in state funds ahead of December elections, per an EU report. The report, issued Monday, highlighted a 25.1 percent increase in the expenses of the electoral body during the 2016-2019 and 2021-2024 electoral cycles. Also as per the report, [...]

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