One in three people currently working in the Parliament of Australia have experienced some form of sexual harassment while working, according to a new report released Tuesday. The report, Set the Standard: Report on the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces, was authored by the Australian Human Rights Commission. The commission was tasked with the [...]

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Judge Terry Douglas of the US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Tuesday blocked a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for US health care workers. This nationwide injunction halts the mandate, pending a full judicial review of the mandate’s legality. The court found that the government would not be able defend the order, considering [...]

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A coalition of eight Canadian environmental groups has threatened to sue Alberta Premier Jason Kenney for defamation after he publically stated that an inquiry found the groups spread misinformation about the province’s oil and gas industry. According to The Canadian Press, the coalition, consisting of groups like the Dogwood Initiative, Greenpeace Canada and Sierra Club Canada, [...]

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The European Union Wednesday announced a series of proposals to address deforestation, sustainable waste management, and soil erosion as part of its pledge to address the effects of climate change. Vice President of the College of Commissioners Frans Timmermans, alongside Commissioner Viginijus Sinkevičius, announced the proposals at a press conference. Timmermans stated that he believes [...]

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The Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) ruled Monday that the governments of Canada and Ontario have broken a pair of 1850 treaties with the Anishinaabe peoples by capping the annual payment at a few dollars per year in exchange for a large area of the northern part of Ontario. The Robinson-Huron Treaty and Robinson-Superior Treaty [...]

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A Paris court sentenced President Emmanuel Macron’s former bodyguard Friday to three years, two of which were suspended, for his role in the 2018 May Day scandal and misuse of diplomatic passports. Alexandre Benalla was charged for acting with impunity in carrying out violence against civilians and interfering with police affairs during a demonstration on May [...]

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Environmental activists protesting climate change inaction who shut down the largest US energy export port for a day agreed Friday to pay for the cost of first responders and court costs to settle state criminal charges, according to Reuters. Greenpeace members had dangled from ropes off a bridge that crossed over the Houston Ship Channel to [...]

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An Australian regulator Wednesday ordered US software company Clearview AI to stop collecting person’s facial images from the internet and destroy the data collected. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk found that Clearview AI breached Australia’s privacy laws through the covert collection of biometric information form the internet [...]

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Ian Profiri is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent for Canada. He files this dispatch from Calgary.  The government of Canada has filed for an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada over a September 29 Federal Court decision to uphold a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal order requiring Ottawa to compensate First Nations (FN) children for the role [...]

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At a hearing before the UK Court of Appeal on Wednesday, US authorities assured that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could serve any prison sentence imposed upon him in his native Australia in exchange for his extradition to the US. A lower court refused an American extradition request over the publication of US military documents related to [...]

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