The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Anaïs Marin, released a report Tuesday claiming that Belarus continues to commit human rights and fundamental freedom violations. Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/20/13, passed during the Council’s 20th session in 2012, mandated the Special Rapporteur to monitor the situation in Belarus and assist [...]

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A group of Second Amendment advocates, including the Firearms Policy Coalition and the Calguns Foundation, filed a complaint Tuesday in the United States District Court Southern District of California seeking to have California Penal Code Section 27510 declared unconstitutional. California Governor Jerry Brown signed Section 27510, which raised the minimum age to purchase a gun [...]

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The US House Committee on Oversight and Reform voted 25-16 Wednesday to subpoena Kellyanne Conway in an attempt to compel her to testify about her alleged Hatch Act violations. Earlier this month, the Office of Special Counsel wrote to the White House claiming that Conway had committed multiple Hatch Act violations by using her government [...]

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled Wednesday regarding how member states should interpret air quality regulations set up by the Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 (Directive 2008/50) on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. The judgment is in regard to [...]

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The China Tribunal, an independent group looking into whether the government of China harvests organs from prisoners, released a final report claiming that the Chinese government has been harvesting prisoners’ organs. The tribunal investigated multiple allegations that political prisoners, including members of Falun Gong, Tibetans, Uyghurs, and House Christians, were forced to donate organs. According [...]

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB No 1978 on Wednesday. The bill, dubbed the “Save Chick-fil-A Bill,” protects religious freedoms including membership in and support to religious organizations. SB No 1978 comes in response to the San Antonio City Council voting to ban Chick-fil-A from operating within the San Antonio International Airport because of anti-LGBTQ [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on Tuesday aiming to simplify the review process of agricultural biotechnology. The Executive Order on Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products stresses the importance of maintaining public confidence in agricultural biotechnology while also promoting innovation and growth. To that end, the Executive Order aims to [...]

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