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The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) Thursday released a joint report clarifying the extent of equality and human rights protected under the Ireland-Northern Ireland Protocol. The report comes as a legal challenge to the Protocol has reached the UK Supreme Court. The Ireland-Northern Ireland Protocol was [...]

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The BBC Sunday stated that one of its journalists, Ed Lawrence, was arrested and handcuffed by police while covering ongoing protests in Shanghai, China. Lawrence was covering the thousands of people gathered in the street to mourn the victims of a fire in Xinjiang and to urge the government to end the extremely rigid COVID-19 [...]

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The UN Human Rights Council Thursday voted at a special session to create an independent fact-finding mission to investigate alleged human rights violations against peaceful protestors in Iran. The council requested the 35th special session in response to the nationwide protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini at the hands of the morality police [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) Monday condemned the execution of three civilians by the Communist New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines. The executions occurred in the province of Negros Occidental in the Philippines during August following a series of allegedly unfair trials. In a statement, Command of the NPA [...]

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Australian law firm, Slater and Gordon, Monday reached a settlement of 126 million Australian dollars ($84.4 million) with Australia’s largest banks and insurers. The settlement is the result of several class action lawsuits filed by the firm on behalf of bank customers who were improperly sold insurance policies when they took out loans or obtained [...]

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The Swedish Supreme Court Thursday ruled that the trial of Swiss citizen and former CEO of Lundin Oil, Alex Schneiter, for alleged war crimes in Sudan, may proceed in Swedish courts. While Lundin Oil is a Swedish based company, Schneiter claims that he cannot be tried in Sweden because he is not a resident. This [...]

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SOS Humanity, a charitable search and rescue organization, Monday announced that it is taking legal action against the Italian government for failing to allow 35 migrants aboard an SOS Humanity rescue vessel to disembark. The Italian government denied the disembarkation because of an Italian Ministers for Interior and Infrastructure decree. Italian authorities Saturday permitted SOS [...]

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Australia’s Labor government Thursday called on the nation’s multi-billion dollar mining industry to actively support the government’s commitments to Indigenous people. The government, led by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, is planning a referendum on an amendment to the Australian Constitution to provide for the permanent representation of Indigenous people in Parliament. During an address at [...]

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