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Amnesty International Friday called for meaningful action over the outrage in Iran after a nationwide protest over Mahsa Amini’s death in custody. Iran restricted Internet usage on Wednesday for much of the nation.  On September 13, Mahsa Amini was arrested and violently beaten in a police van in Tehran by Iran’s morality police for not complying [...]

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The Irish government Friday approved publication of a bill to encourage family-friendly work practices and support women in the workforce. A key provisions of The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022 gives five days of paid leave per year to victims who are presently suffering or are at risk of domestic abuse. Additionally, [...]

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An Indonesian human rights court Friday indicted a retired Indonesian Army officer for his role in a 2014 massacre in Papua, according to Human Rights Watch. Retired Major Isak Sattu is charged with crimes against humanity for the 2014 killing of five teenage protestors and the injuries of 17 more in Papua, Indonesia. Indonesia’s Human [...]

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The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Thursday lifted the government’s ban on fracking in England. The announcement is part of the UK’s effort to reduce reliance on foreign energy, particularly in the midst of Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, which has, according to the UK, led to the “weaponisation of energy.” In [...]

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Iran authorities Wednesday restricted internet access throughout the county and hit back at US criticism in the wake of ongoing protests over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. Amini was arrested in Tehran on September 14 for wearing an “improper” hijab and died while in police custody. Since her death, protests over the [...]

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Amnesty International Wednesday reported that the Egypt presents a “deeply misleading picture” of the nation’s human rights crisis. Amnesty found patterns of violations including “unlawful killings, mass arbitrary detention and repression of freedom of expression.” The group asserts that Egypt wrongly justifies the violations on the grounds of public security. Egypt’s National Human Rights Strategy [...]

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The Uyghur Tribunal, a self-described “people’s tribunal” established in the UK, Tuesday appended a December 2021 judgment, incorporating nearly 300 additional pages of historical background, definitions and evidence. The stated purpose of the tribunal is to investigate “ongoing atrocities and possible genocide against the Uyghur people” in the People’s Republic of China, though the tribunal [...]

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) Tuesday ruled that Germany’s data retention statute is not compatible with EU law. German telecommunication companies SpaceNet and Telekom Deutschland brought actions in German courts arguing that Germany’s Law on Telecommunications (TKG) breached EU rules. The TGK law imposed an obligation on telecom operators to retain customers’ traffic data [...]

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Ireland Tuesday filed a declaration of intervention in the Registry of the Court in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case of Ukraine v. Russian Federation. Human rights experts across the world have accused Russia of genocide during its invasion of Ukraine. Under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court, states may intervene in the [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Tuesday unanimously ruled against the parents of missing child Madeleine McCann. The ECHR stated that Portugal authorities gave Kate and Gerry McCann a fair trial in their libel suit against former Portuguese police officer Goncalo Amaral. The ECHR also released a statement regarding the ruling. The McCanns sued [...]

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