The European Commission referred Poland to the European Court of Justice Thursday for violating judicial independence. In an April 3 letter, the Commission outlined in detail Poland’s failure to provide an effective right to remedy before an independent and impartial court under Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. Poland has also [...]

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The US House of Representatives passed three joint resolutions on Wednesday disapproving of the Trump administration’s planned transfer of precision-guided bombs, other bombs and munitions, and support services to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other members of the Saudi-led coalition. Joint resolutions 36 and 37 passed the House with 238 votes in their favor [...]

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The US Congress passed the Cambodia Act of 2019 Monday, which aims “To promote free and fair elections, political freedoms, and human rights in Cambodia, and for other purposes.” The bill was introduced by Congressman Ted Yoho, of Florida’s Third District and Lead Republican for the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and [...]

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Judge Victoria Roberts of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled Wednesday that a lawsuit by the Arab American Civil Rights League against Proclamation No. 9645, the Trump Administration’s third iteration of of the so-called travel ban that restricts travel from seven countries, can move forward. The Proclamation states that, after [...]

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A fedearl judge ruled Tuesday that the US Department of Homeland Security cannot hold migrants seeking asylum indefinitely as was previously ordered by Attorney General William Barr. Judge Marsha Pechman of the US District Court for the Western District of Washington held that section 235(b)(1)(B)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which prohibits releasing on [...]

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