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The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs is investigating a complaint by Olga Baranets, the Commissioner for the Protection of the Family against the depiction of LGBTQI themes on television series streamed by Netflix under the 16+ label. Currently, Russian law treats LGBTQI themes as “deviant content” and mandates that they are broadcast with a +18 [...]

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On Wednesday, Pinterest settled a shareholder lawsuit alleging that its top executives enabled racial and gender discrimination in the company. In the past year, many former employees of the popular image-sharing social media service reported unequal payment and treatment of women and people of color. The shareholder lawsuit was filed in November 2020 against top [...]

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Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal rejected a decision from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Wednesday, ruling that the ECHR has no power to intervene on the appointment of judges in the country. Referring to the ECHR’s May decision assessing the legality of appointments in the country, the Polish Tribunal held that this was “unconstitutional” to [...]

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The UK government introduced the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill to regulate cybersecurity Wednesday. The Bill aims to impose harsher sanctions for non-compliance with the standards that the Bill introduces. The Bill was created to help to protect consumers from attacks by hackers by imposing security requirements on all manufacturers of “internet-connectable” devices. These [...]

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The Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Albuquerque’s panhandling ordinance violates First Amendment rights because the ordinance is not sufficiently narrow. Albuquerque’s panhandling ordinance prohibits pedestrians from standing or assembling on streets, medians, highway exit and entrance ramps, and major intersections. Pedestrians are also barred from talking to or interacting with drivers [...]

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Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. Here, a Staff Correspondent for JURIST in Kabul reports on recent developments in the country, including the killing of two young men who worked as bodyguards for former members of the Afghan parliament.  For privacy and [...]

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The UN’s migration agency, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Wednesday raised concerns over the worsening humanitarian situation in Yemen’s Marib governorate, where the armed conflict is having a devasting impact on displaced people, migrants, and the communities sheltering them. According to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix, the number of people forced to evacuate their homes in [...]

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Australia’s Minister of Defence, Peter Dutton, was awarded AU $35,000 Wednesday for being defamed in a tweet that called him a “rape apologist.” The tweet which sparked the defamation lawsuit was published by refugee advocate Shane Bazzi in February. It read, “Peter Dutton is a rape apologist,” with a link to an article about Dutton [...]

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Australia listed two organizations, the Base and Hezballah, as terrorist organizations Wednesday. The Base is a group that promotes white supremacy and adheres to neo-Nazi ideology. Hezbollah is a militant extremist group with religious ideology. The organizations are now listed as terrorist organizations under Division 102 of the Australian Criminal Code Act of 1995. Although Hezbollah’s [...]

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South Africa’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Tuesday made a monumental move in the attainment of justice for apartheid-era victims. In a revised indictment for the COSAS FOUR case, the DPP included apartheid as a crime against humanity for the first time. The United Nations General Assembly declared apartheid a crime against humanity in 1966.  The Apartheid [...]

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