Non-governmental watchdog organization Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) reported recently that Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, has ignored human rights violations at Hungary’s Schengen borders. The report found that Frontex ignored the violations for four years. Moreover, it found that Frontex recently remained in Hungary after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in [...]

READ MORE
(c) Wikimedia Commons/ TapTheForwardAssist

President Trump’s incitement of the frightening assault on our Capitol, our Congress and our Constitution on January 6 should force us to confront some uncomfortable truths about our aspiration toward a “more perfect union.” First, no minimally aware person can any longer deny that white supremacy is a fundamental organizing principle of American policing. We [...]

READ MORE
© WikiMedia (Pinakpani)

More than 500 Indian lawyers have written a letter to Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde citing their grievances regarding the current system of virtual hearings and seeking his order to resume regular physical hearings in the Supreme Court. The letter has been written by three Supreme Court lawyers, and is signed by [...]

READ MORE

The year 2021 could mark significant changes, among other things, to an oft argued about and imminently perplexing, sixty-year-old law–The Federal Wire Act (“Wire Act”). The change will likely be driven from the hands of President-elect Joe Biden, and more specifically, with who he selects as Attorney General of the United States. Though Biden largely [...]

READ MORE

Let’s get this out on the table: your President is mentally ill and a possible “dictator to be”. There, I said something no one wants to admit. It is hard to believe, but a minority of Americans allowed this poor devil to be constitutionally elected President of the United States. While the rest of the [...]

READ MORE

The Uganda Communications Commission Tuesday issued an order banning more than 100 social media platforms and messaging apps until further notice by the communications regulator. The order appears to have been a pushback against Facebook for deleting pro-government accounts that were manipulating public debate in connection with the country’s presidential elections held Thursday. Internet providers [...]

READ MORE
@WikiMedia (Florida Department of Corrections/Doug Smith)

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has voiced his support for a new bill introduced by state legislators to abolish capital punishment within the state. On Wednesday, members of Virginia’s Senate and the House of Delegates introduced House Bill No. 1779 seeking to eliminate death sentences and to convert already existing capital sentences to life imprisonment without [...]

READ MORE
© WikiMedia (CACorrections)

The US Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the execution of two men on federal death row would go forward this week, overturning a stay that would have delayed their executions until mid-March. Corey Johnson and Dustin Higgs, the men scheduled for execution, were both diagnosed with COVID-19 in mid-December. They requested a preliminary injunction [...]

READ MORE
© WikiMedia (mikepryan)

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced new measures Tuesday designed to ensure that no British organisations profit from or contribute to human rights violations against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, China, which he described as “barbarism.” Speaking in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Raab told the House that the “scale and severity of the human [...]

READ MORE

The Los Angeles Police Commission adopted a policy on Tuesday that establishes oversight measures for the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) use of facial recognition technology. The controversial facial recognition tool allows detectives to compare criminal suspects’ photos to millions of individuals’ mugshots taken in Los Angeles County. The five-member Police Commission unanimously approved the [...]

READ MORE