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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in eight cases Friday, covering a wide range of issues from civil rights to the rights of intoxicated drivers in custody to the Freedom of Information Act. Rehaif v. United States is a case that asks whether a noncitizen under prosecution for violating a federal law must be shown [...]

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Amnesty International on Thursday called Guantanamo prison a “stain on human rights” on the eve of the prison’s seventeenth anniversary. Guantanamo prison currently holds 40 detainees, many of whom were tortured by the CIA before being transferred to the facility. Many have also been issued transfers to other prisons and are still awaiting such transfers. [...]

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Maciej Szpunar, advocate general for the European Court of Justice, has issued a recommendation Thursday that the court rule for in the “right to be forgotten” case. This case was initiated following a 2014 ruling by the European Court of Justice which guaranteed EU citizens the “right to be forgotten.” Under the 2014 ruling, European [...]

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice Christian Zerpa has fled to the US to protest President Nicolás Maduro, according to Monday reports. Maduro was recently reelected to a second term in May 2018. The election was widely criticized with the opposition party boycotting the vote and a number of countries including the US, Canada, the EU and [...]

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UN Special Rapporteur David Boyd praised Fiji Monday for its leadership on climate change and human rights. Boyd supported Fiji’s work toward a global right to a healthy environment. Boyd highlighted some of Fiji’s accomplishments including the adoption of the Environment and Climate Adaptation Levy, investments in renewable energy, and an electrification program for rural [...]

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The Attorney General of Malaysia on Monday filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs subsidiaries for their part in the 1MDB scandal. Malaysian authorities allege that between May 2012 and March 2013 three bonds were issued by subsidiaries of 1MDB and underwritten by Goldman Sachs. These bonds raised a total of USD $6.5 billion, of which [...]

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The Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina ordered the arrest of former general Ramiz Dreković Wednesday for war crimes against civilians. Dreković, former commander of the 4th Corps of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is being held on suspicion of war crimes committed against civilians in violation of the Geneva Convention [...]

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The Wisconsin State Legislature approved a series of bills early Wednesday curtailing the power of the governor and executive branch after an all-night session. The legislature passed a bill redefining the organization of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, an agency created in 2011 under outgoing governor Scott Walker to replace the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. [...]

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