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The European Parliament adopted a resolution Thursday disapproving the sanctions imposed by China on EU entities and personnel. The sanctions imposed by China are considered a retaliation to the restrictive measures imposed by the EU on four Chinese officials and one entity. The EU imposed the restrictive measures on account of the role of the officials and [...]

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The Lithuanian Parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution strongly condemning human rights violations and crimes against humanity committed by China against the Uyghur minority. The resolution was adopted on account of arbitrary detention, torture, and ill-treatment of Uyghur Muslims held in internment camps in China. The Parliament, with due consideration to the Convention on the [...]

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On Thursday, the UK government imposed new sanctions on Libya’s al-Kaniyat militia and its leaders for violations of international law. The militia is reportedly responsible for 27 mass graves containing hundreds of residents reported missing in the Libyan town of Tarhuna. The group has allegedly committed atrocities such as torture, murder, arbitrary detention, and enforced [...]

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A two-judge division bench of the Supreme Court of India on Thursday denied relief in a petition by the Election Commission of India seeking to restrict media coverage of open courts.  The petition was made by the Election Commission on account of the oral remarks of the High Court of Madras that had compared the [...]

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France’s Highest Administrative Court (Council of States) on Wednesday gave its ruling on the national policy concerning data retention creating conflict between French and EU laws. The ruling was long-awaited as it clarified France’s stance on data retention policies. Prior to the ruling by the Council of States, it was speculated that France might bypass [...]

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The Westminster Magistrates Court, presided by Judge Sam Goozée, ruled Thursday in favor of Nirav Modi’s extradition to India for adjudication of his involvement in the  Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. In 2018, billionaire jeweler and designer Nirav Modi was allegedly connected with defrauding India’s second-largest state-run bank of $1.8 billion. The fraud was [...]

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The UK Supreme Court on Friday dismissed Shamima Begum’s request to be allowed to return to the country to appeal the deprivation of her citizenship.  Begum was one of the three schoolgirls who left the UK to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in 2015. In early 2019, the UK secretary of state [...]

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The UK Supreme Court ruled Friday that businesses can receive insurance payouts for losses sustained due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The public health measures mandated by the UK government amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in heavy financial losses to businesses around the country.  Such losses owing to COVID-19 resulted in business owners to make claims on [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said Thursday that it will hear a case by Ukraine alleging human rights violations by Russia in the Crimean Peninsula. The Crimean Peninsula was annexed by Russia in 2014. Soon after the Russian forces seized control of the peninsula, Russia held a referendum in which Crimea, which has [...]

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Uganda’s main opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, who goes by the name Bobi Wine, asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) Thursday to investigate president Yoweri Museveni, Security Minister Elly Tumwine, and eight other senior officials for sanctioning human rights abuses. The brief filed by Wine refers to incidents dating back to 2018 where military and police had [...]

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