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Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal certified three questions in activist Tam Tak-chi’s bid to appeal his sedition convictions to the Court of Final Appeal under section 32(2) of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Ordinance on Wednesday. Section 32(2) requires the mid-level appeals court to determine whether a case involves an important point of [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated on Wednesday that the Zimbabwe army commander’s support for the country’s ruling party threatens the integrity of the country’s future elections as well as the rights of voters participating in them. The rights group called on the Zimbabwe government to end the military’s involvement in partisan politics, urging authorities to [...]

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Japan’s Hiroshima High Court approved on Wednesday the gender change of a transgender woman who did not undergo the legally required gender confirmation surgery. While the transgender woman was registered as a male on the family registry, she identified herself as a female. She faced legal challenges as Japanese law required individuals to meet certain [...]

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Nicaragua on Tuesday ordered the closure and seizure of assets of Radio Maria, a Catholic radio station run by prominent government critic Bishop Rolando Alvarez. Alvarez was exiled to the Vatican after being released from house arrest on treason charges. The decision by the interior ministry was announced via the government’s official gazette. Taking full [...]

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The EU ambassador to Georgia, Pawel Herczynski, confirmed the EU’s decision to halt Georgia’s accession process and freeze a portion of its financial support to the country on Tuesday. The decision comes in response to a newly adopted Georgian law that critics argue curbs democratic freedoms. Herczynski stated, “Regrettably, Georgia’s EU accession process is stopped [...]

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The government of India’s Uttar Pradesh state on Tuesday suspended six police and government officials for their negligence and lapses which led to the deadly stampede in Hathras district, according to local media. The decision was made after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) submitted their report on the incident that occurred on July 2. According [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) unanimously held on Tuesday that Turkish authorities had not been in breach of their obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights regarding a suicide bombing committed in Ankara in 2015. The present case concerns an application lodged against Türkiye by Turkish national Coşkun Selçuk on June 10, 2020. [...]

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) informed the UN Security Council on Monday that phase one of the departure of the UN-DRC peacekeeping mission, MONUSCO, had been completed on June 25, but the DRC’s representative stressed that the next withdrawal phase will be addressed when conditions permit, with no further information on the timeline [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Tuesday that Russia’s termination of a foster parents’ custody agreement due to the foster parent’s sexual and gender identity violated the European Convention on Human Rights. The court determined that the right to privacy of family life, as protected by Article 8 of the European Convention [...]

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United Nations (UN) experts as part of the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council declared on Tuesday that famine has undoubtedly spread throughout the Gaza Strip. The expert declaration follows the deaths of three more Palestinian children in May and June. Six-month-old Fayez Ataya, 13-year-old Abdulqader Al-Serhi, and nine-year-old Ahmad Abu Reida were all [...]

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