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The European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that Hungary’s Law on the Transparency of Organisations Supported from Abroad (Transparency Law) infringed upon European Union (EU) law. In 2017, Hungary adopted a rule that organizations had to register with the Hungarian courts as “an organization in receipt of support from abroad” when donations sent to [...]

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The US Departments of Treasury and State announced Wednesday that the Trump administration was imposing new sanctions on individuals and entities supporting the Assad regime in Syria. These actions were taken both under the Caesar Act and Executive Orders 13894, 13582 and 13573. According to the press release, the sanctions are intended to “hold the murderous [...]

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s justice ministry opened a murder investigation on Tuesday for the judge overseeing the corruption trial for President Tshisekedi’s Chief of Staff. Judge Raphael Yanyi died on May 26, which police initially said was caused by a heart attack. However, the autopsy revealed that Yanyi died by multiple stab wounds [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on countries to confront the legacies of slavery and colonialism on Wednesday. In a statement following an urgent meeting of the UN Council on Human Rights, Bachelet called on countries to extend reforms beyond law enforcement and encompass every aspect of society. The statement singled out [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) could issue permits for hunters to import elephant trophies from Zimbabwe. The FWS created a general ban on the importation of hunting trophies to the US. However, the agency does provide exception when the [...]

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Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign policy chief, expressed his “grave concern” Wednesday over the US’s decision to sanction the International Criminal Court (ICC). US President Donald Trump’s June 11 executive order authorized the imposition of economic sanctions and visa restrictions on those associated with the ICC, including those in the US who might be willing to [...]

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The US Attorney’s Office in Nebraska on Tuesday announced the federal indictment of six Nigerian citizens for their roles in an online defrauding scheme. The individuals were involved in Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes, which are cyber crimes that involve electronic transfer payments or automated clearinghouse transfers. They posed as business executives and love interests [...]

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