New York County Clerk Michael Kearns filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday challenging New York’s state law authorizing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. The new state law allows for undocumented immigrants to obtain state driver’s licenses, which are a crucial form of identification necessary for many services like jobs and housing, and for [...]

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An appeals court in Rome sentenced 24 people to life in prison on Monday, including senior officials in Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina’s military dictatorships. The officials were found to have been involved in the US-backed Operation Condor, which took place in the 1970s and 80s. Operation Condor involved tracking down and removing [...]

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced the formation of the Commission on Unalienable Rights based on Eleanor Roosevelt’s 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Pompeo said the Commission, which is to be composed of human rights experts, activists, philosophers and members of both political parties, will guide him regarding the role of [...]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday convicted Bosco Ntaganda, a notorious Congolese rebel commander known as “The Terminator,” of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. These crimes were committed in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), from 2002-2003. Ntaganda was found guilty of “murder and attempted murder, rape, sexual slavery, [...]

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