The Ukrainian Bar Association published its second report on its project to monitor war crimes proceedings on Wednesday. This project aims to suggest improvements to war crimes trials in Ukraine amid Russia’s ongoing offensive in the country. By collaborating with the International Bar Association and its Human Rights Institute, the Ukrainian Bar Association focused on [...]

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The German Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser announced Tuesday the ban of far right-wing online magazine Compact for their actions inciting hatred against Jewish people and ethnic minorities. Faeser justified the prohibition by explaining the aim to oppose the people who “are inciting hatred, encouraging the use of violence against refugees and migrants [...]

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Peace Now, an Israeli NGO, on Thursday reported that the Israeli government is planning the progression of 5,295 housing units across the West Bank. According to the organization, the government intends to expand not only its settlements but also the legal involvement of three outposts located in the Palestinian territory. While the Higher Planning Committee [...]

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The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said Evan Gershkovich, a Wall Street Journal reporter, is arbitrarily detained for espionage and should be released on Tuesday. The submission criticized the Russian government for the serious unjustifiable deprivation of his freedom and rights during the criminal procedure. The UN working group on arbitrary detention found that [...]

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The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a report Thursday detailing challenges for the responsibility to protect (R2P) amid an increasing disregard of international human law and international human rights law by both state and non-state actors. The concept of R2P was adopted by the General Assembly in 2005, so the next year will mark the [...]

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The Namibian High Court ruled Friday that the criminalization of “sodomy” and “unnatural sexual offences” is incompatible with the right of non-discrimination guaranteed under the Namibian constitution. In the case of Dausab v The Minister of Justice, applicant Friedel Dausab, a Namibian gay man working as an LGBTQ rights activist, stated that he endured hardship by [...]

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Amnesty International declared Monday that gender apartheid must be considered a crime under international law. The organization’s statement aimed to raise awareness of efforts to remove institutionalized domination and oppression on the grounds of gender. Amnesty International Secretary General Agnès Callamard emphasized not only international failure to recognize domination and oppression that weakens the rights [...]

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North Korea launched Thursday around 10 suspected short-range ballistic missiles to its eastern sea and attacked the global positioning system, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff reported. The missiles flew about 350 km and landed in the East Sea, an area in which the South Korea hosts major air force bases. Although North Korea [...]

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A 16-year-old boy who assaulted a politician will be prosecuted by the public prosecution service on charges of attempted serious assault, local media said on Monday. The boy, who was 15 at that time, assaulted Thierry Baudet, the leader of Forum voor Democratie, in Groningen last year. The politician was about to take a photo [...]

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The Norwegian government on Thursday shared its plans to restrict the entry of Russian citizens on tourist visas issued before Spring 2022 by Norway or by another European country. This measure is the latest in a series of ‘sanctions’ imposed by Norway in response to Russia’s war on Ukraine, according to Emilie Enger Mehl, the [...]

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