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The government of India issued new rules on Thursday regulating publishers of digital content such as social media intermediaries, OTT (Over-the-top) platforms, and online news and current affairs websites. The rules, known as the Information Technology (Guidelines For Intermediaries And Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, have been drafted under the Information Technology Act, 2000. Stating [...]

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The Australian Parliament on Thursday passed the “News Media Bargaining Code,” now requiring major technology companies subject to the law to share revenue with local Australia news organizations. Members of Parliament proposed the legislation last December to address new challenges that the local news industry faces with the rise of global technology companies. The law [...]

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The Higher Regional Court in Koblenz, Germany, on Wednesday convicted former Syrian General Intelligence Directorate (GID) officer Eyad A. of aiding and abetting torture and deprivation of liberty as crimes against humanity committed against 30 persons. Eyad received a sentence of four years and six months in prison. The 30 persons, who were all civilians, had [...]

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The Sudanese government approved the ratification Tuesday of key international treaties which ban torture and enforced disappearance. The Sudanese Minister of Justice, Dr Nasredeen Abdulbari, announced on Twitter that the Sovereignty Council of Sudan had approved draft laws to join the 1984 Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT) [...]

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La Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz de Colombia (JEP) anunció el jueves que está investigando la muerte de al menos 6,402 civiles entre 2002 y 2008, cuyas muertes pueden haber sido presentadas falsamente como bajas en combate. Esto excede las 2,000 muertes que la JEP originalmente debía investigar. Este caso se conoce como “falsos positivos” [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Police in a district of Yangon, the old capital of Myanmar, opened fire on peaceful protesters Thursday in the second instance of armed violence by agents of the ruling military junta against unarmed protesters in less than a week. Last Saturday, police and soldiers opened fire on a crowd in Mandalay, killing [...]

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UN experts called Tuesday for the Biden administration to address the ongoing violations of human rights in its review of how to close Guantanamo Bay. Guantanamo was originally used to house foreign terrorist suspects in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Currently, there are about 40 detainees remaining at the facility. The UN has previously [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) announced on Tuesday that Ukraine has lodged an application against Russia alleging breach of right to life through Russia’s State-authorised targeted assassinations of opponents of Russia. Ukraine claims that these assassination operations were performed outside of armed conflict situations against “perceived opponents of the Russian Federation,” in Russia [...]

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Mexico’s Attorney General on Tuesday urged lawmakers to strip the Governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, of his immunity over alleged links to organized crime and money laundering. The leader of the majority in Congress Ignacio Mier Velazco attached a copy of the letter in a recent Twitter post saying that Congress has received [...]

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