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UN rights experts attached to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Wednesday condemned President Trump’s December 22 pardoning of four former Blackwater contractors, asserting that the pardons violated international law. The Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries, Jelena Aparac, called the pardons an “affront to justice to the [...]

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The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) of the Republic of Ireland Sunday initiated a public consultation on a code of practice to protect employees by giving them the right to disconnect from their work outside of regular working hours. The consultation for an updated code of practice comes as a response to the dramatic change in [...]

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the EU’s highest court, on Thursday upheld Belgium’s ban on slaughtering animals without stunning them first, rejecting legal challenges from Muslim and Jewish groups. This ban expands the restrictions that EU Council Regulation no. 1099/2009 placed on meat processing facilities to require the use of reversible, non-lethal stunning or [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday condemned Iran’s execution of activist and journalist Ruhollah Zam on Saturday. Zam was a founder of AmadNews, which became popular during the nationwide protests, and posted articles and social media posts criticizing the Iranian government. Zam was abducted while visiting Iraq by Iranian Revolutionary Guards [...]

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday that the state of California has filed to join the US Department of Justice in an antitrust lawsuit against tech giant Google. The lawsuit was filed in October by the federal government, and was joined by 11 states including Texas, Georgia and Florida. Becerra will be the first [...]

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Justice Martin Jenkins was sworn in as an Associate Justice for the California Supreme Court on Friday, becoming the first openly gay man and the third African American man to serve as a justice on the California Supreme Court. Jenkins, a San Francisco native, was nominated by Governor Gavin Newsom on October 5 to fill [...]

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The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Saturday unanimously dismissed with prejudice a petition to delay certification of the results of the 2020 General Election. This ruling delivers yet another legal blow to President Donald Trump’s fight against the election results, which he and many of his Republican supporters have called “fraudulent” and “rigged”. The court’s decision [...]

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The US Supreme Court announced Friday that it would delay oral argument in Department of Justice v. House Committee on the Judiciary, a case involving a dispute over censored information contained in the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The request to postpone the oral [...]

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