World Legal News

A former staff member of the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong issued a statement via Facebook on Wednesday describing an “illegal process” of “torture, threats, and coercion” by Chinese authorities. Simon Cheng, the consulate employee and a Hong Kong citizen, was detained for 15 days while returning from a business trip to mainland China in [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of California ruled Tuesday that asylum-seekers at the US border before mid-July would not be subject to the asylum limitations on non-Mexican nationals that had not first sought asylum in Mexico. The relevant ban mandates: Additional limitation on eligibility for asylum. Notwithstanding the provisions [...]

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The US Senate approved HR 3289 Tuesday in an attempt to address human rights violations in Hong Kong. The bill would create reporting requirements for Hong Kong officials, including annual reporting of human rights treatment in the area until 2027. The president would be in charge of imposing sanctions in the event that Hong Kong [...]

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The High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ruled on Monday that the Emergency Regulations Ordinance, Cap 241 (ERO) “is incompatible with the Basic Law of Hong Kong” and the Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation, Cap 241K (PFCR) imposed restrictions on fundamental rights that “go further than is reasonably necessary for the furtherance of [...]

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Protests have broken out across Iran after President Hassan Rouhani announced Friday that petrol will be rationed and the government subsidy will be reduced, causing prices to increase by over 50 percent. Under the new plan, the government has stated that the excess funds created by the price increase will be redistributed to those families [...]

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) said Thursday that it will end financing for fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021. Over the last five years the EIB has provided more than €65 billion of financing for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy distribution. “We will stop financing fossil fuels and we will launch [...]

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