The US Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an international organization, “absolute immunity” from lawsuits in the US. About 10 years ago, IFC, an IOIA international organization, entered into a loan agreement with an Indian company to finance the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Gujarat. Local farmers, fishermen and [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday sued the state of New Hampshire on behalf of two New Hampshire college students claiming a controversial new voting requirement of the state imposes an unconstitutional “poll tax” on voters and constitutes disproportionate burdens on young voters. Under the previous law, the state legally defines a resident [...]

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A UN expert on Monday warned that the dismissal of Nigeria’s Chief Justice by President Muhammadu Buhari violated international human rights standards on independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers. The president of Nigeria suspended Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen on January 25. The president insisted that he had acted in compliance with an [...]

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The UN Human Rights Committee two decisions Friday finding Finland violated the political rights of representatives to the Sámi parliament by improperly enlarging the electoral roll of eligible candidates. The two claims were submitted separately by President of the Sámi Parliament Tiina Sanila-Aikio and 25 other persons as members of the indigenous Saami people. The [...]

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The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) on Monday published an evaluation report urging Poland to promote greater transparency among persons exercising top executive functions. According to the report, 58 percent of Poles consider corruption widespread. Cases of integrity issues concerning both the police and senior government officials have been reported at [...]

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