Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International and other NGOs signed a joint statement Tuesday urging Azerbaijan to free wrongfully arrested academic Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu and release unjustly imprisoned government critics. Signatories to the statement have followed the case since Ibadoghlu’s arrest on July 23, 2023, and have released several statements advocating for his “immediate and [...]

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Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi announced Tuesday the imposition of asset-freeze sanctions against Israeli settlers involved in violent acts against Palestinians in the West Bank. Hayashi noted that Japan, alongside the other G7 countries, would exercise sanctions against four Israeli settlers involved in the violent actions. These individuals would be subject to sanctions in [...]

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Tuesday that more than 10 million Sudanese, over 20 percent of the population, have been displaced from their homes. The Sudan Mobility Overview, a bi-monthly report, compiled data from the past few months gathered through the IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix. Since the Sudan conflict began in April [...]

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Amnesty International criticised the French government’s decision to ban women athletes representing France at the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games from wearing headscarves in a report released Tuesday. The report stated that the prohibition breaches international human rights laws and said the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) response to calls for lifting the ban was [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) unanimously held on Tuesday that Turkish authorities had not been in breach of their obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights regarding a suicide bombing committed in Ankara in 2015. The present case concerns an application lodged against Türkiye by Turkish national Coşkun Selçuk on June 10, 2020. [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International plus other NGOs signed a joint statement Monday urging the European Union (EU) and its member states to “safeguard the right to territorial asylum in Europe.” The statement refers to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and emphasizes EU member states’ responsibility under Article 18, which guarantees the right [...]

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Personal photos of Australian children are being misused to power artificial intelligence (AI) tools, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday. According to the report, these pictures are obtained from the web without the children’s or their families’ knowledge or consent and compiled in a data set that companies use to train their AI tools. HRW, [...]

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Australia’s Adelaide Magistrates Court found South Australian legislator Fraser Ellis guilty of four counts of deception on Monday for misuse of the accommodation allowance available to members of parliament. Fraser Ellis, an independent MP representing the Narungga electoral district in the South Australian House of Assembly, was found guilty of four counts of deception in [...]

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