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European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found Tuesday that Romania violated the European Convention on Human Rights article 8’s right to respect for private and family life because of the “absence of any form of legal recognition and protection for same-sex couples.” The case, Buhuceanu and Others v. Romania arose when Romania rejected the application [...]

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A court in Moscow extended pretrial detention charges for American journalist Evan Gershkovich on Tuesday, according to Russian state news agency RIA Novosti. The Wall Street Journal reporter will now be held in Russian detention until August 30. The Lefortovo Court of Moscow, Russia approved the extension following a request from the investigator leading the [...]

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Belarusian state news outlet Belta reported Monday that journalist and former opposition figure Roman Protasevich was pardoned by President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko weeks after being sentenced to eight years in prison.  Protasevich was arrested in 2021 after Ryanair flight FR4978, carrying Protasevich and fellow activist Sofia Sapega, was forced to divert to Minsk after [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a statement on Monday ahead of the UN’s fifth scheduled review conference of the 1993 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (“Chemical Weapons Convention”). HRW urged member states to uphold the convention’s ban on chemical weapons and “single [...]

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The Australian government Monday released a paper outlining Australia’s plan to become “the most cyber secure nation by 2030.” The paper, “2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy Discussion Paper,” comes after two major scandals in 2022, known as the Optus and Mediabank hacks, which exposed personal consumer data. The paper begins with a foreword from Clare O’Neil, who [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Thursday issued an opinion holding that the US Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) must consider whether non-US citizens who are perceived in their home countries to be LGBT and persecuted for being considered part of that group can be granted asylum in the US. The decision came [...]

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Climate activist group Friends of the Earth UK (FOTE) Monday released an application it filed to the High Court against the government for its decision to approve a new coal mine in the northwestern county, Cumbria. In a press release from FOTE, campaigner Tony Bosworth said that the “legal challenge focuses on how the Secretary [...]

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Türkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Sunday stated Sweden and Finland must extradite 130 alleged Kurdish terrorists in order for the Turkish parliament to ratify their accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Türkiye’s state-run news agency Anadolu Agency reported. In a youth meeting, Erdoğan stated his government had told Sweden, “Look, if you don’t extradite [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld Chinese national Shuren Qin’s multiple federal convictions for illegally exporting naval technology to a Chinese military university. Qin sought to vacate his convictions because authorities searched his laptop and phone without warrants after Qin arrived at a US airport. Qin’s appeal challenged his convictions of [...]

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