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Thousands of citizens gathered across France Saturday to protest proposed legislation that would criminalize sharing recorded images of police officers. The collective, called “Stop Loi Sécurité Globale” or Stop Global Security Law, is composed of journalists’ unions, human rights nongovernment organizations, and other groups. The amended legislation would make it illegal to disseminate, by any [...]

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John Brennan, CIA Director between 2013 and 2017, took to Twitter Friday to condemn the reported assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, labeling it as “criminal”, “highly reckless”, adding that if it were found to be a “state-sponsored attack,” it would be a “flagrant violation of international law.” According to Iranian news reports, Fakhrizadeh was [...]

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Thousands of farmers descended on India’s capital Friday to protest legislation passed in September that liberalizes the agricultural goods market. The legislation allows farmers to sell their produce anywhere instead of in state-mandated markets, changes the conditions under which the government may regulate the market in essential goods, and provides a framework under which farmers [...]

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The prosecutor-general of Azerbaijan said in an interview Wednesday that his office is looking into allegations of war crimes during the recent conflict between his nation and Armenia over the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region. United Nations Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet has already raised the alarm about possible war crimes, issuing a statement on November 2 [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights held Friday that the deportation of Charles Unuane, a Nigerian national convicted of falsifying documents, violated Article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Unuane, a Nigerian national who has been living in the UK since 1998, had been convicted of falsifying documents [...]

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published a report finding that the UK Home Office breached its obligations under UK equalities laws by failing to address the plight of the Windrush generation in implementing its hostile environment policy. The policy, first introduced by then-Home Secretary Theresa May in 2012, attempted to encourage those without immigration [...]

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The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) issued guidance on Thursday for police and border guards to combat racial profiling, placing special emphasis on “the serious risk of algorithmic bias when artificial intelligence (AI) is used in law enforcement.” The committee remarked that the increased use of big data, algorithmic profiling systems [...]

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The England and Wales High Court ruled on Tuesday that domestic abuse survivors who have “trapped capital” in their homes should not be denied legal aid. The court held that a single parent and domestic abuse survivor identified as “Claire” should not have been denied legal aid when she had only £28 on the day [...]

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The French National Assembly has passed a controversial bill restricting the publication of images of police. The bill approved Tuesday, known as the “proposition de loi relative à la securité globale” (the Global Security bill), was introduced by President Macron’s political party, La Republique en Marche. It was adopted by the National Assembly on Tuesday despite [...]

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