Human rights organization Cristosal reported on Wednesday that 265 people passed away and 79,211 people were arrested in El Salvador amid the state of emergency that was declared on March 27, 2022. The state of emergency suspended certain constitutional freedoms in response to gang violence. According to Cristosal, detainees were “orced into deplorable conditions”, where [...]

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Amnesty International said in a Monday report that the right of peaceful assembly in Europe is increasingly under attack due to state authorities stigmatizing and punishing individuals who organize and participate in peaceful protests. The report’s findings are based on legal regulations of the right to peaceful assembly in 21 European countries, including Austria, Finland, [...]

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The Supreme Court of Japan ordered the Japanese government to compensate victims of forced sterilization after holding that the now-defunct Eugenic Protection Law was unconstitutional. The decision was a unified decision on five different appeals from Tokyo, Sendai, Sapporo, and Osaka. In its ruling, the Japanese Supreme Court held that the Eugenic Protection Law and its [...]

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The EU has warned that Georgia’s new “foreign agent” law has put Georgia’s bid for EU membership into jeopardy. The European Council specified that the new “foreign agent” law “represents backsliding” on Georgia’s path to EU membership. At present, the EU announced that the new law has led to “a halt of the accession process” [...]

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Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-Chiu confirmed Tuesday that the system of having overseas judges sit on the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (HKCFA) will continue unchanged. The maintenance of the system became controversial after former UK Supreme Court justice Lord Sumption resigned from the HKCFA and published his criticisms in the Financial [...]

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Zimbabwean police arrested the interim opposition party leader Jameson Timba and 70 other youths for disorderly conduct during a private meeting held over the weekend at Timba’s residence, according to their lawyer Agency Gumbo on Monday. “Timba and the youths were severely beaten and injured,” said Gumbo. In the statement, Gumbo added that Timba is presently [...]

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