The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on Thursday asked the government of Sudan to protect its people’s rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression. Since mid-December 2018, demonstrations have been taking place in multiple cities across Sudan. As of January 6th, 816 people have been arrested, including “journalists, opposition leaders, protestors [...]

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A lawsuit was filed on Thursday to void actions made during an “extraordinary session” of the Wisconsin legislature that diminish the power of the incoming Democratic Governor. In December the legislature passed laws that would take away the ability of the governor to withdraw from lawsuits without legislative approval. This prevents incoming Governor Tony Evers [...]

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The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha, on Tuesday condemned Egypt for the “forced evictions, housing demolitions, arbitrary arrest, intimidation and reprisals” against those who talked with her earlier this year. Farha asserts that Egypt failed to keep assurances made to her that the people and communities she met with [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that the repeated arrests of Russian lawyer and political activist Alexei Navalny were politically motivated and a violation of his rights. Navalny stated that he is happy with the outcome but expects Russia to ignore the ruling. Navalny is a political activist, anti-corruption advocate and blogger. The [...]

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The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka on Tuesday overturned the president’s decision to dissolve parliament and called for a halt in preparations for a snap election on January 5. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved parliament because he lacked the support to install the prime minister of his choice, Mahinda Rajapaksa, after firing the previous [...]

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