The Report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, released Wednesday, details human rights violations committed in Burundi since their last report in 2018. These violations include some international crimes and are mainly carried out by members of the youth league of the ruling party called the Imbonerakure. A political and economic crisis has [...]

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Former first lady of Guatemala and presidential candidate Sandra Torres was arrested on Monday in her home near Guatemala City for breaking campaign finance rules and for unlawful association. Torres and her political party, National Unity of Hope (UNE), have called the arrest politically motivated. Torres has thrice run unsuccessfully for the presidency of Guatemala. [...]

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The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday ordered prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to reconsider her choice to not charge Israel for their raid on a flotilla carrying aid to the Gaza Strip. On May 31, 2010, Israeli Defence Forces attacked a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid, resulting in the death of eight Turks [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday revived a Title VII action against Ford Motor Company alleging a discriminatory hiring scheme excluding Hispanic and Latino individuals. The plaintiffs allege that this discrimination has resulted in a lack of Hispanic and Latino line workers at Ford’s Chicago assembly plant that does not [...]

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The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on Monday announced plans to continue to expand marijuana research and confirmed that some products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are now legal. The DEA plans to allow more applications from those who applied to manufacture marijuana for research, and they anticipate that this will increase the variety of marijuana available [...]

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Federal prosecutors on Monday stated their intent to seek the death penalty against Robert Bowers, the man responsible for the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, last October. The death sentence, in particular is being sought for the crimes of obstruction of free exercise of religion resulting in death, use and discharge of [...]

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The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, resigned on Friday after being called in for questioning by a war crimes court in The Hauge. The court is investigating ex-members of the Kosovo Liberation Army for their actions during the war from 1998-99 that led to Kosovo’s independence from Serbia. Haradinaj was a guerrilla commander in [...]

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An Iranian official stated Monday that the country had arrested 17 Iranians on the charge of spying for the US. This official has only been identified as Iran’s director of counterintelligence. US President Donald Trump addressed the claim, tweeting: The Report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false. Zero truth. Just more lies and [...]

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The Guatemala Constitutional Court granted an injunction Sunday to stop the country’s President, Jimmy Morales, from entering into a proposal with the US that would require migrants from El Salvador and Honduras to apply for asylum in Guatemala instead of in the US. Morales canceled a trip to Washington, DC, earlier Sunday to let the [...]

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The Trump administration on Monday filed new guidelines with the Department of Homeland Security that limit the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum in the US. The new rule, due to be published Tuesday, applies to migrants who come to the US by traveling through a third country. Migrants who fail to apply [...]

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