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Ireland Tuesday filed a declaration of intervention in the Registry of the Court in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case of Ukraine v. Russian Federation. Human rights experts across the world have accused Russia of genocide during its invasion of Ukraine. Under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court, states may intervene in the [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Tuesday unanimously ruled against the parents of missing child Madeleine McCann. The ECHR stated that Portugal authorities gave Kate and Gerry McCann a fair trial in their libel suit against former Portuguese police officer Goncalo Amaral. The ECHR also released a statement regarding the ruling. The McCanns sued [...]

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Human rights organizations and foreign authorities Monday criticized Iran’s handling of protests following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Since Amini’s death in a Tehran hospital on September 16, protests have occurred in major cities throughout the country. Amini was arrested by the Tehran police on September 14. According to Iranian state news outlet Etemad, [...]

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The Taliban Monday released American Mark Frerichs after more than two years in captivity. US President Joe Biden negotiated a prisoner swap and exchanged Bashir Noorzai, an associate of the Taliban, for Frerichs. In a statement, Biden explained “ringing the negotiations that led to Mark’s freedom to a successful resolution required difficult decisions, which I [...]

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The Ukraine Ministry for Defense Monday reported that a Russian missile attempted to strike the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant in the Mykolaiv region. Authorities estimate that the missiles landed just 300 metres away from the plant. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, concerns have been raised about a possible nuclear disaster. Energoatom, [...]

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The Taiwan Foreign Ministry Monday extended its “sincere appreciation” to US President Joe Biden for promising that the US would defend Taiwan from an unprecedented Chinese attack if necessary. During an exclusive interview with 60 minutes on Sunday, Biden vowed to protect the island nation but clarified that his adminstration will continue to follow the [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) Monday reported that authorities in Jordan use vague laws to criminalise key civil freedoms like the freedoms of speech, association and assembly in an effort to quash political dissent. HRW investigated a total of 30 cases and found evidence that authorities are use abusive legal frameworks to charge citizens who peacefully [...]

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The Czech Republic’s Minister of Foreign Affairs called on Saturday for “the speedy establishment of a special international tribunal that will prosecute the crime of aggression” after the discovery of mass graves left by Russian forces in Izium, Ukraine. The Czech Republic currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency as of July 2022   Ukrainian forces [...]

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During a post-Cabinet press conference on Monday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Arden said that while there might be debate about New Zealand’s future status as a republic, with the British monarch no longer the country’s head of state, she does not see any urgency in the discussion. “I believe is likely to occur in [...]

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The Republic of Poland, the Kingdom of Denmark and the Italian Republic Friday filed declarations of intervention in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case of Ukraine v. Russian Federation. Human rights experts across the world have accused Russia of genocide during its invasion of Ukraine. Under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court, states may [...]

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