Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new law Tuesday giving Russia’s national legislation precedence over international treaties and rulings from international bodies. The bill was initially passed in the lower house, the State Duma, in late October, and then by the Federation Council. The law is one among many constitutional reforms approved by the Russian public between [...]

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Ted Hui, a former lawmaker from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp, said Sunday that he no longer had access to his Hong Kong bank account after having announced on Thursday that is seeking asylum status in the UK following a visit to Denmark. He recently resigned from Hong Kong’s biggest pro-democracy party and is currently facing [...]

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Jimmy Lai, co-founder of Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily and international fashion retailer Giordano, was denied bail Thursday. The Hong Kong High Court ordered the media tycoon to be placed in custody until April on the basis that he might abscond. He was charged under China’s new national security law which aims to prevent collusion [...]

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After a week of protests, the French government agreed Monday to revise Legislative Proposal No.3452 on Global Security. The provision that is especially contentious is Article 24, which criminalises publication of pictures of law enforcement with the intent to do harm. The bill’s explanatory statement was to prevent malicious use of photos related to law-enforcement [...]

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The number of young people awaiting trial and sentencing in England and Wales has doubled over the past year due to courts being temporarily closed due to Covid-19, according to a new report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. The report released Wednesday showed that there are concerns that children in prolonged uncertainty could be [...]

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Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Zhao Lin Jian has denounced as “groundless” assertions in a recent Canadian national cyber threat assessment report that named China, as well as Iran, North Korea and Russia, as its greatest cyber-crime risks, fearing espionage and attacks on critical Canadian infrastructure.  The report by the Canadian Communications Security Establishment [...]

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