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In a special sitting Sunday, the Parliament of the Australian state of South Australia passed the First Nations Voice Bill 2023, amending the state’s constitution to enable representatives elected by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the state to directly address ministers and government departments on specific legislation and reforms which are of [...]

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres Monday stated that education is critical to combating racism and other vices bred by decades of slavery. Guterres’ comments occurred at a UN General Assembly session to observe the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Guterres commented, “We must learn and teach the [...]

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The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) Monday issued a statement announcing the continuation of its investigation into the deadly school shooting at the Covenant School, a Presbyterian private school. Over 14 minutes, the assailant killed six people, including three children, before being fatally shot by MNPD officers. At a Tuesday afternoon press conference, law enforcement [...]

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]The UN Monday reported that it believes Libyan authorities are responsible for a “wide array of war crimes.” The report is the culmination of an investigation completed by UN-appointed human rights investigators. Their report detailed numerous cases of “murder, rape and enslavement” throughout the country and explained that survivors have been deterred from “lodging official [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear a case challenging hotel accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The case, Acheson Hotels, LLC v. Laufer, is the only new case from Monday’s order list that the court agreed to add to its docket for the current term. The plaintiff in the case, Deborah Laufer, [...]

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The UN Sunday described the treatment of detainees at Guantánamo Bay as “worrying” and called for the closure of the detention facility “without further delay.” The comments came in a newly released report from the UN Human Rights Council which outlined “systematic shortcomings in medical expertise, equipment, treatment, and accommodations” at Guantánamo Bay. The report [...]

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Citizens of Berlin, Germany Sunday voted in a referendum to amend the Berlin Climate Protection and Energy Transition Act. However, the amendment was rejected as not enough voters supported the proposal to bring forward Berlin’s climate neutrality deadline to 2030. In order for the proposal to succeed, a majority of voters had to vote in [...]

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday fired Defense Minister Yoav Gallant. On Saturday, Gallant called for the suspension of the judicial reform legislation currently making its way through the Israeli Parliament. The legislation, introduced by Netanyahu, would give the government more control over selection of judges in the Israeli Supreme Court, limiting judicial influence. Israeli [...]

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The first protest since the introduction of the 2020 National Security Law in Hong Kong was held Sunday in Tseung Kwan O, an eastern area of Hong Kong. Protestors marched against the implementation of a new land reclamation plan but did so in compliance with certain restrictions imposed by authorities. Hong Kong authorities limited the [...]

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Kenya’s police chief Sunday announced a ban on opposition protests scheduled for Monday. The ban comes in the wake of last week’s protests, which devolved into riots. South African-based news channel eNCA reported that Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome said, “We will not allow violent demonstrations.” The protests are scheduled across the country for [...]

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