Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday that the country would not ratify the Rome Statute due to mostly Muslim opposition. This comes after the Malaysian government refused to ratify a UN pledge against racial discrimination in December 2018. The International Criminal Court was started in 2002 to investigate and try individuals, not nations, for [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Thursday denied an application for stay of the order from a Michigan District Court refusing to block a ban on bump stocks. Bump stocks are used to turn semi-automatic weapons into machine guns by using the “gun’s recoil to bump its trigger.” The suit was brought by Gun Owners of [...]

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A Wisconsin state judge on Thursday granted a temporary injunction on laws passed during a special session of the legislature last December that sought to limit powers of the state’s incoming governor. State Circuit Court Judge Richard Niess issued the injunction by concluding that the special session of the legislature was unlawful and therefore void. By [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act on Tuesday. The bill, which passed by the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support, works to expand national parks and creates new national monuments. In his signing statement, Trump highlighted the bill’s creation of a committee to make a [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Tuesday that the UN human rights office in Burundi was closed down on February 28. The closure comes at the behest of the Burundi government, which has been refusing to cooperate with the UN’s mission for two years. The office in Burundi has spent 23 years [...]

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