The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women on Thursday released a new report regarding mistreatment and violence against women in reproductive health services with a focus on childbirth and obstetric violence. Like the #MeToo movement, the information posted on online platforms reveals that women who are victims of obstetric violence are often silenced because [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday upheld a lower court ruling requiring the president’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, to comply with the subpoena issued by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The Oversight Committee issued a subpoena to Mazars in April for records related to work performed [...]

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The US and the UK entered into the CLOUD Act Agreement Thursday, the world’s first transnational agreement allowing law enforcement agencies to demand electronic data regarding serious crime directly from tech companies based in the other country. This agreement, signed by US Attorney General William Barr and UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, is targeted at [...]

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The Scottish Parliament on Thursday passed the Children Equal Protection from Assault bill, making it the first country in the UK to criminalize physical punishment of children. This bill removes the defense of reasonable chastisement, which is currently used on occasions when a parent assaults their child. The removal of the defense, however, does not [...]

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A judge for the US District Court of Massachusetts on Tuesday upheld Harvard University’s undergraduate admissions process, which had been challenged by Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) as discriminatory against Asian American applicants. Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits race discrimination at schools that receive federal funds. SFFA alleged that Harvard violates [...]

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The US Department of Labor issued a final ruling on Wednesday that set the minimum salary level for exempt employees at $684 per week ($35,568 per year) regardless of actual duties. Under the Federal Labor Standards Act, “white collars,” such as executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer employees, are exempted from the minimum wage [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held Friday that the protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) apply to “all workers,” including those work in the marijuana industry. This case arose when a former employee sued Helix TCS, a company that provides security services for businesses in Colorado’s state sanctioned marijuana [...]

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Apple challenged a $14 billion tax charge from the European Commission before the EU General Court on Tuesday. In 2016, the EU Competition Commission held that in violation of EU state aid rules, Ireland granted undue tax benefits to Apple, allowing Apple to pay an effective corporate tax rate of 1 percent on its European [...]

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The International Criminal Court prosecutor submitted a Notice of Appeal Monday against the acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and a youth minister on charges of fomenting post-election violence. One of the grounds of appeal identified by the prosecution is that the trial chamber erred by acquitting Gbagbo and Blé Goudé in violation [...]

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