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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (D) vetoed SB 233 on Friday, a Senate bill aimed at prohibiting gender-affirming care for transgender youth, including surgery, hormone treatments, and puberty blockers. Additionally, it proposed revoking the licenses of doctors providing such care and restricting state funds for gender-affirming treatments. Kelly stated that she vetoed the bill because “he [...]

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A report released by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) on Thursday shows that citizens surveyed from 19 countries generally lack confidence in the performance of their political institutions and the credibility of elections. Many of them may favor a strong, undemocratic leader. The study covered 19 countries and regions. Included among [...]

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A dozen senators on Friday urged the US Department of Homeland Security to reform its system of placing detained immigrants in solitary confinement, referring to the practice as a “clear violation of international norms” in a heated letter. The senators wrote that in recent years, solitary confinement has been on the rise in Immigration and [...]

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Law students and law graduates in Nepal are reporting for JURIST on events in that country impacting its legal system. Smriti Pantha is a graduate of the Kathmandu University School of Law. She files this from Kathmandu. The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) issued a press statement on February 26 that revealed the annual central [...]

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Camoflauge-clad individuals opened fire on a crowded concert hall and shopping complex just outside of Moscow on Friday before setting the structure ablaze, according to local official statements and media reports. According to a number of social media reports, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks. In early March, the US Embassy in Moscow warned its [...]

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Thousands of people protested in Slovakia on Friday against a plan by the government to dissolve state-funded media organization Radio and Television of Slovakia (RTVS) in favor of a plan opponents allege is part of increasing totalitarian and Russian influence in the government. The new proposal would create Slovak Television and Radio (STaR) and would [...]

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Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday announced sanctions against 227 US citizens. The group comprises an eclectic mix of individuals, from elite university professors to security and aerospace executives. According to the Foreign Ministry’s statement, these individuals were targeted for their roles in the development, implementation, and justification of Washington’s “policy of Russophobia,” in addition to [...]

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Aidana Tastanova is a Kazakhstan national and a 4th-year law student attending the Moscow State Institute of International Relations under a Kazakh government scholarship.  In May 2024, Kazakhstan, together with Australia, will head the International Conference of the IAEA on Nuclear Security. This comes in the wake of the 67th session of the General Conference [...]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for two high-ranking Russian military commanders, finding there were “reasonable grounds” to believe they committed war crimes amid Moscow’s ongoing war on Ukraine. According to a Court announcement, Sergei Kobylash, a Lieutenant General in the Russian Armed Forces, and Viktor Sokolov, a Navy Admiral, are [...]

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