nancydowd / Pixabay

On Sunday, Turkish riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disrupt Istanbul’s annual pride parade after the Istanbul governor’s office refused to grant a permit for the parade. The police have also arrested dozens of marchers, including journalists who were covering the event. The attack from the police force comes after a period [...]

READ MORE
pen_ash / Pixabay

The Federal Court of Australia ruled Thursday that the Minister for Environment, Sussan Ley, and the wider government, has a duty of care to protect Australia’s youth from the climate crisis. The landmark decision comes after eight Australian teenagers filed a claim with the Federal Court, seeking an injunction to “restrain an apprehended breach of [...]

READ MORE
Eu_eugen / Pixabay

Syria was stripped of its voting rights on Wednesday at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), after recent findings evidenced their use of poisonous gas throughout the nation’s civil war. A two-thirds majority of nations voted to strip Syria’s Bashar al Assad regime of its rights and privileges as a member of [...]

READ MORE

The Philippines Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition questioning the legal validity of President Rodrigo Duterte’s unilateral withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2019, claiming that the issue had become “moot and academic.” The Philippines officially withdrew from the ICC on March 17, 2019, a year after Duterte had publicly announced the [...]

READ MORE
© WikiMedia (hugeworld89)

In a landmark ruling on Wednesday, the Malaysian High Court granted a Malaysian Christian the right to use the word “Allah” in her religious practice, effectively ending the Home Ministry’s 1986 ban on the use of the word in Christian publications. Wednesday’s decision ended a long legal battle pursued by Jill Ireland Lawrence Bill, a [...]

READ MORE
© WikiMedia (Mary Madigan)

International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced Wednesday that her office has launched an investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes committed in Palestinian territories since June 2014. Bensouda’s announcement follows the December 2019 conclusion of the preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine, following Palestine’s referral of the situation to the ICC, which confirmed [...]

READ MORE

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Tuesday that he was launching two reviews, to be conducted by Liberal MP Celia Hammond and a deputy secretary of his department, Stephanie Foster, into the culture and laws surrounding workplace sexual assault in Parliament House after former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins came forward with her 2019 rape allegations [...]

READ MORE

The trial of Sierra Leone national Gibril Massaquoi, accused of committing serious war crimes during Liberia’s second civil war between 1999 and 2003, began Monday in Findland’s Tampere District Court, where the state prosecution outlined the extent of the accused’s suspected crimes. Having lived in the Tampere region for the past 10 years as a [...]

READ MORE
© WikiMedia (Pinakpani)

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday suspended the controversial Bombay High Court judgment which held that there had to be “skin to skin contact” for an offense to constitute sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POSCO). The stay was ordered by Chief Justice Sharad Bobde after Attorney General KK [...]

READ MORE
jorono / Pixabay

Two female judges from Afghanistan’s Supreme Court were assassinated Sunday in Kabul, adding to the most recent wave of targeted killings over the last few months. A spokesperson for the Supreme Court confirmed that the judges, who have not been named, were killed on their way to work in the morning, when unidentified assailants ambushed [...]

READ MORE