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The UK’s High Court Upper Tribunal Immigration & Asylum Chambers ruled Wednesday that the Home Office failed to properly investigate deaths at immigration centers. Upon finding Oscar Okwurime dead in 2019, the UK Home Office began deportation proceedings against Ahmed Lawal. Ahmed Lawal, a friend of Okwurime, was being held in the same deportation center [...]

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged governments on Monday to impose a “solidarity or wealth tax” on the rich who made money during the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to reduce inequality. “We must make sure funds go where they are needed most. Latest reports indicate that there has been a $5 trillion surge in the [...]

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Mexican authorities on Monday arrested 30 marines suspected of forcibly disappearing people along the U.S.-Mexico border in 2014. While the exact number of missing persons is unclear, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, has one of the highest missing persons rates in the country with an estimated 80,517 people having gone missing between 2006 and December 2020. During [...]

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Hong Kong’s Executive Council on Tuesday passed a series of amendments to voting laws in the former colony. The Improving Electoral System (Consolidated Amendments) Bill 2021 would redraw electoral districts and increase the number of districts from five to ten, create a committee to vet candidates for public office, and criminalize incitement not to vote, [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday urged states to take impactful measures to make Myanmar’s military leadership stop its repressive campaign, stating she feared Myanmar was headed to a “full-blown conflict.” On February 1, there was a military coup d’état in Myanmar. During this time, many civilian political leaders, including\ Nobel [...]

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German regulators in Hamburg announced on Tuesday that they are seeking an order preventing Facebook from enforcing its new terms of service. In January, Facebook announced that WhatsApp users in Europe must consent to data sharing between WhatsApp and other Facebook companies by mid-May. This change would expand the use of customers’ data to marketing [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged the UK Parliament to amend the proposed new Overseas Operations Bill, which, in its current form, risks undermining key human rights obligations of the UK by “shielding its military personnel operating abroad from due accountability for acts of torture or other serious international crimes.” [...]

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New Zealand announced the introduction of legislation Tuesday that will make it the first country in the world to require its financial sector to disclose the impacts of climate change on its business. The legislation, The Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosure and Other Matters) Amendment Bill has been introduced to New Zealand’s Parliament and is scheduled [...]

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The Court of Rotterdam announced on Monday that Fatima H. has been sentenced to four years in prison in the Netherlands for her involvement with the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Shaam (ISIS) or Islamic State (IS). According to the court: The suspect is guilty of participation in a terrorist [...]

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The Biden administration announced Monday that they have struck a deal with the Mexican, Honduran and Guatemalan governments in order to increase border security and reduce the migratory surge into the US over recent months. The tide of immigration at the southern US border has been dramatically increasing since President Joe Biden took office. In [...]

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