World Legal News

Malaysia’s Federal Court on Wednesday dismissed the Malaysian Bar’s bid to appeal a government emergency proclamation over fake news amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The bar raised 27 constitutional questions concerning the validity of the law. Still, the court ruled that the bar did not fulfill the threshold requirement under Section 96 of the Courts of [...]

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Victoria, Australia Coroner Simon McGregor found Wednesday that the state’s Department of Fairness, Families and Housing (DFFH) breached the human rights of a 17-year-old Aboriginal teenager who took her own life in July 2021 by ignoring her repeated requests to reconnect with her Aboriginal culture. The teenager, known by the pseudonym XY, was a member [...]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a mutual defense assistance pact on Wednesday during Putin’s visit to the North Korean capital Pyongyang since 2000. According to a statement from the Russian government, the Treaty on Comprehensive Strategic Partnership stipulates “mutual assistance in the event of aggression against one of [...]

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Amnesty International called on the Government of Namibia to ensure the safety of LGBTQ persons Wednesday ahead of a major decision by the country’s High Court. The High Court is expected to make a verdict on June 21 in a case involving sodomy and unnatural offenses laws dating back to the colonial era that criminalize [...]

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The UN Human Rights Office released a report on Wednesday saying that Israel may have committed multiple violations of international humanitarian law and potential war crimes amid its campaign in the Gaza Strip. The report scrutinizes six Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attacks that may have violated international humanitarian law. According to the UN, these incidents resulted [...]

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A record number of politically motivated crimes occurred in Germany last year, according to a report published by the country’s domestic intelligence agency on Tuesday. The report by the Bundesverfassungsschutz juxtaposes domestic crime statistics of 2023 with monitored data about interior threats, such as suspected extremist groups and movements, and partially connects the increase in [...]

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The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated a network that provides important sources of income for Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik and his family on Tuesday. The designation leads to all property and interest in property of the two designated individuals and seven entities that are in the US or [...]

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced in a press release on Tuesday that 31 written statements have been filed concerning whether workers have a right to strike under a key International Labor Organization convention. The written statements follow the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) request for an urgent advisory opinion from [...]

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The German Federal Ministry of Interior published a report on Tuesday by the country’s federal domestic intelligence agency, designating the Palestinian civil society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) a “suspected extremist case.” According to the report, BDS was founded in 2005 with the support of over 170 Palestinian-affiliated organizations, including the Council of National and Islamic [...]

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South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said on Tuesday that soldiers fired warning shots to repel North Korean soldiers who violated the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) by about 20 meters. Around 20-30 North Korean soldiers, while engaging in unspecified construction work on the northern side of the border, crossed the Demilitarised Zone dividing the [...]

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