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The UK Joint Committee on Human Rights Wednesday condemned the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill, saying the legislation is a risk to human rights law. The bill would offer conditional amnesty to those accused of killings and other Troubles-related crimes. The committee warned that the bill’s conditional amnesty provisions would fail to meet [...]

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Spanish anitrust agency Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Compentencia (CNMC) Tuesday fined US pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) 39 million euros for abuse of the market. The agency claims that MSD took unjustified legal action against its Spanish competitor Insud Phrama under the false pretense of protecting its patent. According to [...]

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The US District Court for the Nothern District of Texas Friday granted class certification to two Texas doctors in their lawsuit challenging the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announcement that Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) bans discrimination in healthcare against transgender Americans. The ruling is the latest development in the ongoing [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Wednesday issued an order to expedite the ongoing appeal of a third-party review of documents seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from former-President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in August. Wednesday’s order expedites hearings on the issue; Trump’s brief in the case is now due [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights Tuesday ruled that Belgium did not violate the rights of a person suffering from depression by allowing her to proceed with a medically assisted euthanasia procedure but did violate the right to life by failing to conduct a proper investigation. In 2012, 64-year-old Godelieva de Troyer decided to end [...]

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The trial of Félicien Kabuga, one of the alleged financiers and masterminds of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Thursday began at The Hague. Kabuga faces charges of genocide, direct public incitement to commit genocide and murder as crimes against humanity. Kabuga was one of the financiers of the Rwandan media outlet Radio Télévision Libre des Mille [...]

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Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly member Pádraig Delargy Wednesday released a statement criticizing administrative delays in the recent prosecution of alleged Bloody Sunday perpetrator “Soldier F.” Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) announced a new trial would begin on Tuesday against Soldier F. On January 30, 1972, in Derry, Northern Ireland, 26 unarmed civilians were shot [...]

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Monday struck down California’s ban on private immigrant detention centers. Private prison operator GEO Group, Inc. and the Biden administration initiated a lawsuit against the ban in 2020. In an 8-3 decision, the Ninth Circuit stated that the California ban gave the state too much [...]

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Iran authorities Wednesday restricted internet access throughout the county and hit back at US criticism in the wake of ongoing protests over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. Amini was arrested in Tehran on September 14 for wearing an “improper” hijab and died while in police custody. Since her death, protests over the [...]

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