World Legal News

The International Criminal Court (ICC) stated Tuesday that it will continue its investigation into potential war crimes in Afghanistan despite threats from the Trump administration on Monday. On Monday, John Bolton, a national security advisor to the Trump administration, stated that the US would use any means necessary to protect both their citizens and their [...]

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A group of UN human rights experts on Tuesday expressed concern regarding Hungary’s new immigration measures. Hungary adopted legislation in July that further restricts asylum claims and criminalizes “supporting and facilitating illegal immigration.” The experts have observed that, as a result of the legislation, “hreats against human rights defenders in Hungary are now regular and [...]

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) held  Tuesday that a Catholic-run German hospital was discriminatory in its dismissal of a Catholic doctor that had recently remarried. The head doctor of the clinic lost his job at the Catholic St. Vinzenz Hospital in Düsseldorf in 2009 after divorcing his wife and subsequently marrying a new partner in [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Sunday criticized the confirmation of 75 deaths sentences by the Cairo Criminal Court in Egypt, deeming the cdecision “a gross and irreversible miscarriage of justice.” According to rights groups, the sentences are part of an unprecedented crackdown by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi‘s government, who promised during his [...]

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A Russian rights group on Monday reported  that more than 1,000 people were detained at anti-government protests across the nation. The OVD-Info group , which tracks police detentions, said that 1,018 people were detained during multiple Sunday demonstrations against Russian pension reform that plans to increase the ages at which citizens can collect their state [...]

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The White House announced  on Monday that the US will consider imposing sanctions against the International Criminal Court (ICC) judges and prosecutors if the ICC opens an investigation into the actions of United States service members and intelligence personnel in Afghanistan. The Chief Prosecutor of the ICC requested an investigation in November 2017 into alleged [...]

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The new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Jeria voiced concern Monday about abuses worldwide, specifically addressing the US’ separation of migrant families. In an opening statement  to the 39th session of the Human Rights Council , Bachelet stated that while the US has halted its “unconscionable practice” of separating immigrant children from their [...]

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