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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Tuesday that more than 10 million Sudanese, over 20 percent of the population, have been displaced from their homes. The Sudan Mobility Overview, a bi-monthly report, compiled data from the past few months gathered through the IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix. Since the Sudan conflict began in April [...]

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Slovakia’s national parliament backtracked on its controversial criminal code following concerns from the European Union, with 77 deputies voting in favor of new amendments on Tuesday. This change comes after Slovakia’s Constitutional Court deemed some of the most contested amendments to the criminal code constitutional. Slovakia’s Minister of Justice, Boris Susko, stated in a press [...]

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The German Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser announced Tuesday the ban of far right-wing online magazine Compact for their actions inciting hatred against Jewish people and ethnic minorities. Faeser justified the prohibition by explaining the aim to oppose the people who “are inciting hatred, encouraging the use of violence against refugees and migrants [...]

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The Centre for Supporters of Human Rights (CSHR) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a statement on Tuesday urging the Iranian president to halt the use of excessive force against Kurdish border couriers. HRW states that incoming President Masoud Pezeshkian condemned the practice of border couriering throughout his campaign, signalling a potential shift in the [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report Tuesday claiming that children’s rights in El Salvador have been violated since the country declared its state of emergency in 2022. The report reveals that children in low-income communities have been arbitrarily detained, tortured, and faced severe mistreatment as a result of the country’s “war on gangs.” The [...]

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INTERPOL announced an anti-financial crime operation targeting West African organized crime groups across five continents on Tuesday, leading to the arrests of 300 people. Police seized $3 million in illegal assets, including cryptocurrencies, and blocked 720 bank accounts. Operation Jackal III ran from early April to July 3, 2024 and pursued online financial fraud. There [...]

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Arrests following illegal crossings of the US-Mexican border are the lowest of President Joseph Biden’s administration—down 29 percent in June alone—following a Presidential proclamation effectively barring would-be asylum seekers from requesting protection after they have illegally crossed the southern border. The Department of Homeland Security stated that “the Border Patrol’s 7-day average has decreased to [...]

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The Trial Panel at the Kosovo tribunal in The Hague sentenced the former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) member Pjeter Shala to 18 years in prison on Tuesday for war crimes committed during the 1998-1999 Kosovo War. The court found Shala guilty of arbitrary detention, cruel treatment, torture and murder. The court stated that Shala had [...]

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The Greek Ministry of Labor and Social Security announced Monday that they would be restricting outdoor work, ordering businesses to refrain from allowing their employees to perform heavy outdoor labor during the afternoon as the extreme heatwave plaguing southern Europe enters its second week.  With temperatures expected to hit 42 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and [...]

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US Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) was found guilty of bribery offenses and conspiracy to act as a foreign agent Tuesday after being charged for receiving more than $500,000 in cash, $100,000 worth of gold bars, and a Mercedes luxury car from three businessmen.  The senator’s trial lasted for a month, and jury deliberations took more [...]

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