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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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The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stated on Thursday that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for individuals from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador as long as a temporary injunction issued in October remains in effect. The DHS is also extending the validity of TPS-related documents, such as Employment Authorization Documents, through [...]

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A federal district judge tightened the gag order against Roger Stone and his attorneys on Thursday after an inappropriate Instagram post. The post contained a picture of District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson with crosshairs next to her head coupled with some incendiary text. Stone took down the post, removed the crosshairs, and put it [...]

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The New York City Commission on Human Rights released a guidance document on Monday detailing the implications of the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), which protects New Yorkers from hair-based discrimination. The Commission stated that anti-black bias and racism includes discrimination based on characteristics that are associated with being black. This manifests in [...]

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The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a challenge to the Trump Administration’s citizenship question on the 2020 census. Arguments are set for the second week of April. A district court previously enjoined the Secretary of Commerce from including the question due to a violation of Administrative Procedure Act §701. The lower court said that, [...]

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UN Expert Alioune Tine reported on Tuesday that the human rights situation in Mali is of grave concern and that the country needs a comprehensive strategy to tackle it. Tine urged an effective military response to stop the violence and protect the population. Violence caused by armed extremist groups and by Malian and international security [...]

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UN experts on Friday urged action against attacks on people with albinism leading up to Malawi’s elections in May. This declaration comes on the heels of the killing of one person and the separate abduction of a baby. Discrimination against people with albinism has been a problem in the past in Malawi—150 cases of these [...]

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Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday released a joint statement claiming that foreign interference had no influence on the 2018 elections. The full report was submitted to President Donald Trump on Monday and remains classified. During the election cycle the Department of Justice and Homeland Security [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California on Wednesday filed a complaint against the Sacramento County Sheriff for blocking Black Lives Matter (BLM) leaders from his Facebook page. Tanya Faison and Sonia Lewis brought this complaint against Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, alleging violations of their freedom of speech rights under the First [...]

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