World Legal News

The High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ruled on Monday that the Emergency Regulations Ordinance, Cap 241 (ERO) “is incompatible with the Basic Law of Hong Kong” and the Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation, Cap 241K (PFCR) imposed restrictions on fundamental rights that “go further than is reasonably necessary for the furtherance of [...]

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Protests have broken out across Iran after President Hassan Rouhani announced Friday that petrol will be rationed and the government subsidy will be reduced, causing prices to increase by over 50 percent. Under the new plan, the government has stated that the excess funds created by the price increase will be redistributed to those families [...]

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) said Thursday that it will end financing for fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021. Over the last five years the EIB has provided more than €65 billion of financing for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy distribution. “We will stop financing fossil fuels and we will launch [...]

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Haiti has experienced many protests this year. The protests have primarily focused on a myriad of economic concerns and were initially sparked by a fuel crisis within the country. The underlying impetus of these protests, however, are allegations that many senior officials in the Haitian government, including President Jovenel Moïse, have been implicated in the [...]

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Germany lawmakers approved the Measles Protection Act on Thursday, making measles vaccinations compulsory for children. In 2018 there were 12,352 reported cases of measles throughout Europe. There were 544 reported cases of measles in Germany. In 2019 there have been 501 cases reported in Germany by mid-October. Even though 97.1 percent of first-graders have received [...]

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Chilean President Sebastián Piñera announced on Friday that Chile will hold a referendum on how to change the constitution. The referendum comes as a result of the protests that have been going on for weeks over the raised subway fare. Citizens will have the chance to vote on who will write the new constitution. They [...]

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Human rights groups filed a criminal lawsuit in Argentina on Wednesday, alleging that the government and military of Myanmar, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, have committed crimes against humanity and genocide against the ethnic Rohingya minority. The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group in the Buddhist majority nation, residing largely in Rakhine state, [...]

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