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North Carolina obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr. Amy Bryant Wednesday challenged state laws restricting the prescription and use of medication abortion drug mifepristone. Bryant argues that state laws cannot frustrate the objectives of federal law. As the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) allows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate medication, Bryant contends [...]

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The European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) Wednesday launched a lawsuit against Twitter in Berlin, Germany to determine if the company insufficiently moderated antisemitic tweets which could incite violence. EUJS and HateAid filed the lawsuit with evidence of six anti-semitic and illegal tweets that remained live on the platform despite having been reported which had [...]

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The UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights Wednesday called on the government to halt its proposed Bill of Rights Bill, warning that it would “seriously damage” the UK’s human rights protections. Committee Chair Joanna Cherry KC MP stated that there is “little appetite” for the reforms, and “it may be more sensible to scrap [...]

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Human rights NGO Fortify Rights Tuesday filed a criminal complaint against senior Myanmar military generals for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Under the principle of universal jurisdiction, the organization filed its claim in Germany. Half of the 16 individual complainants survived the Rohingya genocide in 2016 and 2017. Along with the individuals’ testimonies, the [...]

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The Government of Ukraine has dismissed several Ministers from their positions amid an anti-corruption push. During an address Sunday, President Zelenskyy noted that Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) had exposed a minister. The same day, the Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers approved a resolution to dismiss Vasyl Lozynskyy, Deputy Minister of Communications, Territories and Infrastructure Development. The [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported Tuesday that killings of journalists “rose sharply” last year, with 68 journalists being killed in 2022. This is a 50 percent increase from 2021. Of those deaths, CPJ confirmed that 41 were related to their journalistic work. CPJ continues to investigate the other 26 killings to determine if [...]

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The Honolulu municipal government signed a settlement agreement on Tuesday to improve paratransit for people with disabilities. This agreement was in response to a complaint in violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Honolulu’s city and county government run a public paratransit known as The Handi-Van service for people with disabilities [...]

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The US Justice Department (DOJ) announced Tuesday that a grand jury indicted two former Arkansas sheriff’s deputies with federal civil rights offense for using excessive force during an arrest. Former deputies Levi White and Zackary King were captured on camera last August beating Randal Worcester who was already restrained and on the ground. The victim [...]

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The US Secret Service Wednesday released a report that investigated 173 mass attacks from 2016 to 2020. The report analyzed attacks where three or more people were injured or killed in “businesses, schools, houses of worship, open spaces, and other locations where we live our daily lives.” This report comes after Congress  introduced two bills [...]

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The Australian government Wednesday announced plans to curb violence in the Northern Territory town of Alice Springs with alcohol bans and a $48.8 million support package. Alice Springs crimes rates show a 55 percent increase in alcohol related assault, a 54 percent increase in domestic violence, over a 55 percent increase in commercial break-ins and [...]

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