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The US Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General announced an investigation Wednesday into the Secret Service’s process for securing the Trump campaign rally on July 13 where one spectator was killed and several others, including the former president, were injured in an apparent assassination attempt. It is unclear when this investigation began as it is [...]

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Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan approved a law concerning new immigrants on Tuesday after its third reading, facilitating the integration of immigrants in Taiwanese society and offering them legal recognition. The act focuses on the well-being and protection of the rights of new immigrants and aims to provide them with better living conditions. The legislation would be [...]

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The General Court of the European Union on Wednesday annulled the European Commission’s decision to restrict access to key provisions of its COVID-19 vaccine purchase agreements. This decision followed a case brought by several Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who argued that the Commission’s redactions violated principles of transparency and the public interest. As [...]

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South Africa’s Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Thembi Simelane announced Wednesday the creation of an anti-corruption academy to train law enforcement officers in combating corruption. Delivering the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development’s budget vote for 2024-25, Thembi Simelane outlined several key initiatives, including the establishment of new schools of prosecution, leadership, and business application, [...]

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Multiple international human rights organizations released a statement calling on Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to veto a controversial new law that would allow the deportation or entry ban of foreigners deemed “undesirable.” The human rights groups fear the law could be exploited to arbitrarily deny entry to international human rights defenders, journalists, academics, lawyers and [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a Minnesota law requiring handgun carry permit applicants to be at least 21 years of age is unconstitutional. The appeals court upheld a lower court ruling from 2023 that struck down the age restriction after gun-rights advocacy organizations and three adults under 21 [...]

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Scotland became the first nation in the United Kingdom to incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into domestic law when provisions of the incorporation act went into effect on Tuesday. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) Act 2024, incorporated the UNCRC into domestic law [...]

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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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