Sri Lankan police Tuesday opened fire at people who were protesting against the new fuel price hike, killing one and injuring 13 others. This was the first incident of shooting by security forces during weeks of demonstrations over the country’s worst economic crisis in decades. Sri Lanka is facing the worst financial crisis in its [...]

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The Georgian Parliament Tuesday adopted the consumer rights protection law in the third reading of the bill which passed by 79 votes. The law provides the main principles that will be governing consumer protection, the extent of regulation, and applicable terms. It also outlines the basic rights and duties of buyers and sellers. The law [...]

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Russia’s lower house of parliament said Tuesday that Russia has agreed to postpone some debt payments owed to it by communist-run Cuba until 2027, just a few days after the two countries announced that they would deepen their ties amid the escalating Ukraine crisis. The statement released by Duma (lower house) said that Russian lawmakers [...]

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New Zealand’s parliament Tuesday passed the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill, banning attempts to forcibly change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression through conversion therapy. The bill received 112 votes in favor and 8 votes in opposition in its third and final reading. According to the bill, a conversion practice is defined [...]

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Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) on Saturday called on immigration authorities to speed up visa processing so that nearly 2000 migrants seeking asylum in the US and Mexico could access documents to regularize their stay in Mexico or let them travel through Mexico without being detained. Many Latin American refugees seeking asylum in the [...]

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The San Jose City Council Tuesday passed a first-of-its-kind ordinance mandating residents who own a gun to carry liability insurance and pay an annual fee aimed at reducing gun violence. The new ordinance, which is set to take effect in August if approved by the City Council at its second reading on February 8th, requires [...]

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Claimants wishing to accuse national governments of violations before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR, Court) will have shorter timeframes within which to file their complaints, according to a statement released by the Court on Monday. The ECHR has jurisdiction over the 47 Council of Europe member states that have ratified the European Convention on [...]

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UK Home Secretary Priti Patel Sunday announced that she is bringing forward legislation that would ban people from attending football (soccer) games for ten years if they are found guilty of online racism related to football. Through this legislation, “Football Banning Orders” (FBOs), currently imposed on people convicted of violence, disorder, and homophobic or racist chanting, would [...]

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The China State Administration of Religious Affairs on Wednesday issued new regulations banning foreign organizations and individuals from posting online religious content, citing national security concerns. The new regulations titled “Measures for the Administration of Internet Religious Information Services” were jointly drafted by five departments within the Chinese government and will be effective as of [...]

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UN Deputy High Commissioner for human rights Nada Al-Nashif delivered an oral update on the human rights situation in Afghanistan on Tuesday. She briefed the Human Rights Council in Geneva on how the humanitarian crisis has worsened in Afghanistan since the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban in August of this year. Al-Nashif reported the [...]

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