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The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) found Thursday that Hungary’s criminalization of activities aimed at helping migrants who did not fulfil its national criteria for the grant of asylum violated EU law. The opinion comes in response to a series of laws, more popularly known as “Stop Soros laws,” passed by [...]

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The European Commission took the first step in commencing legal proceedings against Hungary on Thursday, following the country’s failure to change a controversial 2017 law requiring foreign-funded non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to disclose their donors to authorities or face fines. The move comes as a result of Hungary’s failure to repeal its controversial Law on the [...]

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A coalition of more than 70 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), faith-based groups and academic institutions called Wednesday on the Biden administration to repeal sanctions against key members of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The coalition’s members include the American Civil Liberties Union, the International Commission of Jurists, the World Organization Against Torture and Parliamentarians for Global [...]

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The Northern Ireland Court of Appeals on Tuesday held that Northern Ireland’s Executive Office was “under a legal duty to fund a pension scheme for people badly injured in The Troubles.” The court ruled that under the Victims’ Payments Regulations 2020, the NI Executive Office is required to fund payments and lump sums to ensure [...]

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The Administrative Court of Paris on Wednesday held that the French state is “responsible” for failing to take sufficient measures to halt climate change and for failing to meet its greenhouse gas emission targets. This judgment is a result of an application to the Administrative Court of Paris from four non-governmental organizations (NGOs), namely Oxfam [...]

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The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ruled Thursday that the United Kingdom did not hold sovereignty over the Chagos Islands, allowing the dispute between Mauritius and Maldives in regards to the delimitation of their boundaries to proceed. The ruling follows a preliminary objection from Maldives, who claimed that the tribunal did not [...]

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The first nuclear disarmament treaty in more than two decades came into force on Friday, following the 50th ratification of the treaty on 24 October, which triggered the 90-day period required before the treaty entered into force. The UN completed negotiations on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at its New York headquarters [...]

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The Supreme Court of Norway, in a decision Tuesday, upheld a judgment of the Borgarting Court of Appeals, which had allowed the government to grant oil production licenses on new sections of the Norwegian continental shelf. The case concerned the validity of an administrative decision from June of 2016  which granted oil production licenses for [...]

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International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda reported Monday that a preliminary examination into the situation in the Philippines had found a “reasonable basis” to believe that the crimes against humanity of murder, torture and the infliction of serious physical injury and mental harm were committed between July 2016 and March 2019. The report follows [...]

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A Judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia granted a preliminary injunction Monday, preventing the Trump administration from prohibiting the operation of the popular China-based social media app TikTok. The order follows President Donald Trump’s signing of Exec. Order No. 13942, which identified TikTok, a short-loop video sharing app presently used [...]

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