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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Maryland ruled Tuesday that the lawsuit challenging the transgender military ban can continue. The ban will remain in place, but the plaintiffs will be able to continue their challenge of the ban as discriminatory against transgender individuals. The judge denied the defendant’s motion to [...]

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South Africa’s Equality Court ruled Wednesday that the gratuitous display of the apartheid-era national flag constitutes hate speech. The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) sought “an order declaring that any display of the Old Flag that does not serve any genuine journalistic, academic or artistic purpose in the public interest” constitutes hate speech, unfair discrimination, and [...]

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Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told ARY News TV Teusday that, after considering all legal options, Pakistan will take the Kashmir case to the International Court of Justice. In addition, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Firdous Ashiq Awan, “confirmed to reporters that an in-principle approval had been granted by the cabinet to take [...]

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The former president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, was in court on Monday facing charges of corruption and allegations that he accepted millions from Saudi Arabia. Al-Bashir was ousted from the office of president in April as the result of months of protests. He is facing charges in connection with USD $113 million dollars worth of [...]

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The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany ruled unanimously Tuesday that the Tenancy Law Amendment Act (Act) regulations, which regulate the amount of rent a landlord can charge at the beginning of a rental period, are constitutional. The court held that these regulations “do not violate the guarantee of property, freedom of contract or the general [...]

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The Canadian Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Mario Dion, released a report on Wednesday condemning the conduct of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Dion found that Trudeau contravened Section 9 of the Conflict of Interest Act by using his position of authority over Attorney General Wilson-Raybould, to attempt to influence her decision so as [...]

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A criminal court in Bangkok on Wednesday acquitted 24 leaders of the 2010 red shirt protests. The court dismissed all charges, including charges of terrorism, criminal association and inciting arrest. The case was brought by state prosecutors and business owners who were affected by the protests which took place in Bangkok’s central shopping area. The [...]

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A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed concern Tuesday over the ongoing situation in Hong Kong. The statement urges protesters to ‘express their views in a peaceful way…and to engage in an open dialogue with the authorities to seek to resolve the issues.’ The statement also calls [...]

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US Attorney General William Barr addressed addressed the death of Jeffery Epstein Monday, citing “serious irregularities” at the jail where he was being held. Epstein was in federal custody at the Manhattan Correctional Center in connection with an ongoing case investigating allegations of sex trafficking. In a speech at the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of [...]

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A bill reforming New Zealand’s Contraception, Sterilization and Abortion Act (Act) passed the first reading in Parliament on Thursday. This bill proposes several changes to the Act. According to local news sources, “the biggest changes it proposes would see a current requirement for two doctors to have to approve an abortion on physical or mental [...]

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