LGBTQIA+ youth in South Korea are threatened by the country’s failure to enact non-discrimination provisions, according to a report published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday. The report, entitled “I Thought of Myself as Defective”: Neglecting the Rights of LGBT Youth in South Korean Schools, interviewed students in the country who identify as LGBTQIA+ [...]

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The UN Report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic revealed on Tuesday that Syria is unsafe for refugees to return to following one decade of armed conflict and war. The report found that between July 2020 and June 2021, armed conflict increased. In Aleppo, the report found that “civilians live in [...]

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Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation ruled Tuesday that total criminalization of abortion is unconstitutional. The unanimous decision from a bench of 10 judges invalidated Article 196 of the Penal Code of Coahuila. Article 196 provided that pregnant people who underwent elective pregnancy termination, or people that caused a pregnant person to have [...]

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South Korea passed an amendment to its Military Court Act on Tuesday that will see members of the country’s military accused of homicide and sex crimes tried in civilian courts. Before the amendment, such cases were heard in specialized military courts. According to activists, this compromised the independence of trials. Military commanders had influence over [...]

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China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection called for increased regulation of food outlets on Monday after revealing the compromised food safety of certain outlets that have been overwhelmed by internet popularity. According to the Commission, food safety outlets whose reputation, scale and number of locations are responses to online popularity has led to compromised food [...]

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China’s National People’s Congress, passed a new law Friday that aims to protect individuals’ privacy on Friday. Under the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), when personal information processors use automated decision-making to advertise to individuals, they must allow individuals to reject the marketing. Alternatively, when showing the information, personal information processors must include options that [...]

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Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed concern Tuesday over recent reports of human rights abuses in Afghanistan amid the Taliban’s takeover. According to Colville, the UN is receiving “chilling reports of human rights abuses, and of restrictions on the rights of individuals, especially women and girls, [...]

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Myanmar’s armed forces (the Tatmadaw) has carried out 252 attacks on healthcare workers since the Tatmadaw illegally seized control of the country in a coup d’état in February, according to a report published on Tuesday. Violence Against or Obstruction of Health Care in Myanmar, published by Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, identified 252 reported incidents involving [...]

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave a formal apology Sunday to Pacific peoples over historic racist policing. The apology concerned the Dawn Raids, a government initiative to deport persons for immigration offenses during the 1970s. Ardern drew attention to how the Dawn Raids involved physical removal of persons targeted by the raids and verbal [...]

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The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) warned in a report published Monday that documented casualties of Afghanistan civilians are poised to reach the highest number recorded in one year since 2009. The Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict 2021 Midyear Report analyzed documented civilian casualties between January 1 and June 30 of this year. [...]

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