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Israeli spokesperson Eylon Levy said on Tuesday Israel was prepared to defend itself against genocide accusations filed by South Africa at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). South Africa filed its genocide accusation against Israel with the ICJ in December. The accusation contented that Israeli military actions violated the 1948 Geneva Convention. Particularly, South Africa claimed [...]

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US federal Judge Stephen Locher on Friday blocked key provisions of SF 496, an Iowa law prohibiting school libraries from distributing books containing LGBTQ+ and gender identity issues. Judge Locher stated that the law “sweeps so broadly,” that more than 500 books, including literary classics and self-help books, faced removal. Iowa claimed that the selection [...]

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The Republic of Azerbaijan on Monday declared two French embassy employees as “personea-non-gratae.” In a press release, the Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the employees engaged in actions “incompatible with their diplomatic status,” and in contraction to the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The two employees have 48 hours to leave the [...]

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Amnesty International on Monday called for an “expedited” investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza. The human rights organization cited two cases in which they claimed the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) bombed targets with no “military objective.” A spokesperson for the rights organization called the bombings “part of a documented pattern of [...]

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New York Judge Arthur Engoron on Friday declined to sign a mistrial motion filed by former US President Donald Trump in a civil fraud case against the Trump family and Trump Organization, stating the motion was “utterly without merit.” Trump filed the mistrial motion on November 15 alleging misconduct by court officials overseeing the case, [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) raised concerns on Tuesday about a new vehicle tracking system in Uganda. In a statement, the organization said that the system “which allows the government to track the real time location of all vehicles in the country, undermines privacy rights, and creates serious risks to the rights to freedom of association [...]

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A Texas woman pleaded guilty on Friday to a charge of making threats against US District Court for the Southern District of Florida judge Aileen Cannon. Cannon currently oversees former President Donald Trump’s legal disputes around documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago, Florida residence. Tiffani Shea Gish pleaded guilty to one charge of  interstate communications with [...]

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal District of Columbia Circuit on Friday temporarily froze a gag order against Trump. The per curium decision stated the purpose of the temporary freeze was to give the court time to consider an appealed emergency motion for a stay of the order requested by the former [...]

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The German Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled a law allowing double jeopardy in criminal cases where new evidence was available was unconstitutional. In the majority decision, the justices found a fundamental right that “no person may be punished more than once for the same offense.” The decision centered on Section 362 of the German Criminal [...]

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US Representative George Santos (R-NY) pleaded not guilty Friday to 23 federal crimes contained in a superseding indictment. Santos was accused of nine counts of wire fraud, four counts of making false statements, three counts of unlawful money transfers amounting to over $10,000, two counts of falsifying records or documents, two counts of aggravated identity [...]

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