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 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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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in Lorenzo v. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which will decide whether false statements alone can violate SEC regulations. Francis Lorenzo brought this case against the SEC after the SEC charged him with violating 17 CFR § 240.10b-5 and subsequently fined him $15,000 and banned him from [...]

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The UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic on Wednesday stressed the need for greater information and accountability to be provided to the families of missing persons and detainees. The report begins by noting that the Syrian government is still carrying out mass public arrests and detentions. These detentions have led [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in Tyson Timbs v. Indiana, a case that centers on the incorporation of the excessive fines clause to the states. Under the Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution, “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed.” The Timbs case focuses on whether the excessive [...]

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