World Legal News

Haiti has experienced many protests this year. The protests have primarily focused on a myriad of economic concerns and were initially sparked by a fuel crisis within the country. The underlying impetus of these protests, however, are allegations that many senior officials in the Haitian government, including President Jovenel Moïse, have been implicated in the [...]

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Germany lawmakers approved the Measles Protection Act on Thursday, making measles vaccinations compulsory for children. In 2018 there were 12,352 reported cases of measles throughout Europe. There were 544 reported cases of measles in Germany. In 2019 there have been 501 cases reported in Germany by mid-October. Even though 97.1 percent of first-graders have received [...]

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Chilean President Sebastián Piñera announced on Friday that Chile will hold a referendum on how to change the constitution. The referendum comes as a result of the protests that have been going on for weeks over the raised subway fare. Citizens will have the chance to vote on who will write the new constitution. They [...]

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Human rights groups filed a criminal lawsuit in Argentina on Wednesday, alleging that the government and military of Myanmar, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, have committed crimes against humanity and genocide against the ethnic Rohingya minority. The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group in the Buddhist majority nation, residing largely in Rakhine state, [...]

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The New Zealand Parliament voted Wednesday to send the End of Life Choice Bill to a public vote. The bill itself provides certain citizens with terminal illnesses the option to receive medical assistance in order to end their lives. There are a number of requirements that one must meet in order to be eligible to [...]

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Scotland’s Court of Sessions, its highest civil court, ruled Wednesday to legalize lock-change evictions against failed asylum seekers. In this case, a failed asylum seeker tenant sued a landlord that evicted the asylum seeker by changing the locks on the rental unit without a court order. The landlord served the asylum seeker an eviction notice after [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday that Tunisia’s newly-inaugurated parliament should focus on human rights issues. HRW stated that the new parliament “should strengthen rights protections by electing its allotted quota of Constitutional Court members.” The group also urged the new parliament to update laws “to eliminate gender discrimination in inheritance” as well as strike [...]

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