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Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulani, also known as Bobi Wine, on Monday withdrew an election petition challenging the re-election of Yoweri Museveni. Kyagulani cited frustrations with the Supreme Court as the reason for his withdrawal, claiming that the Supreme Court justices hearing the case were biased. In January’s presidential election, Museveni won his sixth term [...]

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South Sudan’s cabinet on Friday authorized the minister of justice and constitutional affairs to begin the process of establishing a hybrid court and other institutions set out in the 2018 peace deal. South Sudan descended into civil conflict nearly three years after gaining independence in 2011. The government, led by President Salva Kiir Mayardit, was pitted against [...]

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The Parliament of Victoria in Australia is set to go through the second reading of the Spent Convictions Bill early next year. The new law is aimed at preventing discrimination based on previous convictions to provide youths an opportunity to move past minor offenses. The bill was introduced this year as a means to ensure [...]

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New statistics published Monday by Transform Justice and the Howard League for Penal Reform show that 87 percent of children held in remand between July and September in London come from Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. Additionally, 61 percent of the children held were of Black ethnicity.  The Lammy Review had previously outlined [...]

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The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights Friday held that vagrancy laws violate the rights of individuals under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the charter), the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (the children’s rights charter) and the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ [...]

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The Constitutional Court of Central African Republic Thursday declared that former president François Bozizé is not fit to run for president in the December polls. The court held that Bozizé did not meet the eligibility criteria provided in the CAR constitution. The constitution requires that candidates for election must not have been the object of [...]

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The Constitutional Court of South Africa declared Friday that section 18(2)(b) of the Riotous Assemblies Act on the crime of incitement is inconsistent with section 16(1) of the Constitution, which provides for freedom of expression. Julius Malema had on various occasions called upon his supporters to occupy land regardless of their lack of title. The National Prosecuting [...]

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The UK government Tuesday introduced a new Telecommunications (Security) Bill that aims to give it power to govern the activities of providers of public electronic communications network or/and public electronic communications services. The proposed legislation is meant to reduce and manage security risks posed by service providers. In July, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre [...]

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The US District Court for the Northern District of California granted a temporary restraining order Thursday blocking new procedures and limitations for refugees seeking asylum from taking effect. The rule proposed by the Trump administration adds new bars to eligibility for asylum. It required that convictions modified, vacated, or clarified for rehabilitative purposes or made [...]

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The Constitutional Court of South Africa ruled Thursday that sections of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act effectively denying domestic workers compensation if they suffer disease, disablement, injuries, or death in the course of their employment are unconstitutional as they infringe on fundamental rights of domestic workers set out in the South African [...]

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