World Legal News

UN rights experts on Friday called on the UN to enact an independent investigation into human rights violations in the Philippines, citing an increase of unlawful killings and attacks on individuals and institutions defending human rights. The report illustrates the “staggering number” of unlawful deaths and police killings in context of the “war on drugs,” [...]

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The Sri Lankan government proposed a new law with a five-year jail term as well as a fine of $1 million rupees to combat the spreading of fake news and hate speech. This proposed legislation comes in the wake of the Easter attacks where misinformation was spread leading to a nine-day ban on the use [...]

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The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released new restrictions on non-family travel to Cuba Tuesday. The new OFAC regulations end a “grandfathering” provision that allowed individuals who had made at least one travel-related transaction for a people-to-people trip [...]

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A new report from the Canadian National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls calls for justice the systemic murder and disappearance of women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual) The first volume provides background and personal stories on the research and the victims. The report highlights [...]

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The US and Chinese governments both issued statements Tuesday reflecting on how China has changed since the 1989 student protests in Tiananmen Square. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a statement honoring the protesters and criticizing the current Chinese government. Pompeo praised the protesters and the democratic reforms they called for while simultaneously railing [...]

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