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An investigation published by Reuters on Friday revealed that a secretive committee of high-ranking officials in Ethiopia has been committing human rights violations in order to eliminate the Oromo Liberation Army- Oromo Liberation Front (OLF-OLA) insurgency group. Reuters interviewed over 30 sources, revealing the committee’s existence for the first time on record. The committee, called [...]

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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights published a report on Friday calling for accountability for Israel and Palestinian militant groups for numerous violations of international law over the course of the Israel-Palestine conflict and occupation. The report said that the ongoing human rights violations “cannot be permitted to continue” and called for immediate adherence [...]

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A statement released Friday by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on behalf of UN rights experts warns countries against the “transfer of weapons or ammunition to Israel” as this could violate international humanitarian law if these weapons are used contrary to the Geneva Conventions, referring to Israel’s alleged failure to [...]

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Alexei Navalny’s spokesperson said Friday that Navalny’s body is being withheld from his family unless his mother agrees to a private, closed-casket funeral. This was further corroborated by Navalny’s wife, Yulia Navalnaya, who responded on Saturday through a video shared on YouTube and X (formerly Twitter) alleging that Russian President Vladimir Putin is behind the [...]

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The UK House of Commons passed a Labour Party amendment calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza on Wednesday as Parliament erupted after Speaker of the House Sir Lindsay Hoyle went against convention to select two amendments to a Scottish National Party (SNP) ceasefire motion for voting. The move has resulted in calls for Hoyle’s [...]

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Alexei Navalny’s spokesperson Kira Yarmysh said on Saturday that the Russian opposition leader was “murdered” and demanded that Navalny’s body be “handed over to his family immediately.” His death was formally announced by Russia’s state prison service on Friday, which said that he had lost consciousness and could not be resuscitated. Navalny was a prominent [...]

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The UK Central Criminal Court handed down its sentence Friday in the landmark female genital mutilation (FGM) case against defendant Amina Noor for carrying out an FGM procedure on a UK citizen oversees, sentencing Noor to 7 years imprisonment. The victim of the crime, under the alias of Jade for her protection, was three years [...]

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed concern for the safety of Palestinian refugees in Rafah after Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office confirmed its plans for military action in the area, saying he was “especially alarmed” by a potential ground invasion. The plans for a full-scale ground invasion into the city in southern Gaza are drawing criticism and [...]

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The European Commission (EC) announced Thursday that it is drafting new Digital Service Act (DSA) guidelines on false information aimed to strengthen and protect election integrity. The guidelines are being drafted under Article 35 of the DSA, which empowers the commission and Digital Services Coordinators of the Member States to “issue guidelines (…) to present [...]

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The House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee published a 76 page report Thursday detailing “widespread concerns about the accountability of regulators” and suggesting the formation of a new independent statutory Office for Regulatory Performance. The report, titled “Who watches the watchdogs?,” discusses the implications that Brexit has had on independent regulators. The report claims [...]

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