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The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) Thursday released a joint report clarifying the extent of equality and human rights protected under the Ireland-Northern Ireland Protocol. The report comes as a legal challenge to the Protocol has reached the UK Supreme Court. The Ireland-Northern Ireland Protocol was [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Thursday unanimously ruled that the Department of Justice (DOJ) may access documents it seized from former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in August without a special master review. The DOJ asked the court to consider whether Judge Aileen Cannon was correct to establish the special master review [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thursday agreed to consider whether President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is unlawful in February 2023. In the Supreme Court’s brief order, Justice Brett Kavanaugh also declined to vacate an injunction blocking the plan from taking effect while litigation pends. On Wednesday, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [...]

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Thursday delivered its judgment in a waterway dispute between Chile and Bolivia. The case is formally referred to as the Dispute over the Status and Use of the Waters of the Silala, a river which is shared by both Chile and Bolivia. The court found that the Silala River [...]

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The Biden administration Wednesday expressed concerns about the health and wellbeing of former US Marine Paul Whelan. Whelan was sentenced to 16 years in a Russian penal colony in 2018 after being convicted of espionage conviction for possessing a flash drive with classified information. At a White House press briefing, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated: [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Wednesday rejected the Biden Administration’s attempt to stay a lower court ruling which found President Joe Biden’s federal student loan forgiveness plan unlawful. The three-judge panel denied Biden’s appeal in a one-page order without explanation. The court also ordered that the case be expedited “to the [...]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday signed an amended “LGBT propaganda” bill into law. The amendments significantly expand the scope of the previous legislation. Last week, the amended legislation passed unanimously in the Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, and it faced no opposition in the Federal Council, the upper house. The law, originally passed [...]

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Wednesday announced a series of options to hold Russia accountable for its war crimes in Ukraine. 14 commission member states have already initiated investigations into international war crimes committed by Russia. The commission supports these investigations and the investigation of the International Criminal Court (ICC). However, Russia does not [...]

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The US House of Representatives Wednesday passed a joint resolution 290-137 to finalize a tentative agreement between railroad unions and providers as a railroad strike looms. Representative Donald M. Payne Jr. (D-NJ) introduced the resolution Tuesday in response to President Joe Biden’s urging. A railroad strike could cost the nation’s economy as much as $2 [...]

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The German Bundestag Wednesday voted to formally recognize the Holodomor, a man-made famine that decimated Ukraine in 1932 and 1933, as a genocide. According to the declaration, Soviet authorities demanded inflated quantities of grain from Ukrainian farmers and punished those who fell short with additional demands. Affected regions were cut off from the rest of [...]

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