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Secretary Jesus Remulla of the Philippines Department of Justice held a press conference Saturday regarding the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to authorize an investigation into the deaths of civilians during the government’s “war on drugs.”  Remulla stated he did not understand why the ICC “insist on entering the Philippines’ considering they have [...]

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Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) Monday released statistics showing the number of deaths and arrests of anti-government protestors in Iran protestors since September 2022. 522 protestors, including 70 children, have been killed. Authorities have arrested 19,400 people. 168 are children and 110 of those arrested are “under impending threat” of a death sentence. Four [...]

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The US Department of the Treasury announced Thursday that it and the Turkish government have identified and frozen the assets of a “key financial facilitation network” based in Mersin, Turkey. The asset freeze targeted four individuals and two entities in Turkey that were accused of assisting ISIS with transferring funds between Iraq and Syria. The [...]

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Ohio Governor Mark DeWine Monday signed Senate Bill 202, which prohibits authorities from denying or limiting participation in parenting activities on the sole basis of disability. The law applies to custody and visitation rights, adopting, foster care and guardianships. While the right to these activities is not guaranteed for individuals with disabilities, disability alone cannot [...]

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US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Saturday released his Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary and highlighted the vital link between the safety of judges and the rule of law. Roberts’ comments follow a year of controversial decisions by US courts and an increase of threats against members of the judiciary. US Marshalls reported [...]

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Thursday ten new measures aimed at reducing youth crime that would be introduced in 2023. Several of these measures relate to motor vehicle offences, while funding will be provided to “fast-track sentencing programs” in an effort to ensure youth offenders are in custody for a longer period of time to [...]

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US Virgin Islands (USVI) Attorney General Denise George filed a lawsuit Tuesday against JPMorgan Chase, alleging that the bank ignored suspicious financial activity and received financial gain from Jeffery Epstein’s illegal activities. The suit claims that JPMorgan participated in a sex-trafficking venture, wilfully failed to comply with federal banking law, and engaged in unfair methods [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Wednesday dismissed an appeal regarding the constitutional validity of North Carolina Farm Act 2017. Section 20.5 of the Act prohibits agreements that: (1) are conditional upon a union affiliation and (2) have an agreement requiring the employer to process dues checkoffs to unions. The court noted [...]

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The European Commission Thursday adopted an agreement suspending €22 billion under the EU Cohesion Fund from Hungary until it implements key programs in keeping with the rule of law and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Reforms include “structural and horizontal” changes to judicial independence, child protection, academic freedom and protections for asylum seekers. The [...]

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The High Court of New Zealand Tuesday held that the classification of a deportee as a returning prisoner and the subsequent imposition of special conditions on him amounted to double jeopardy and is therefore unlawful and contrary to the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act. The deportee, “G,” was convicted of two drug offences in [...]

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