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The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) filed a criminal complaint in  Germany on Monday accusing five retailers of using forced labor in Xinjing in their production line. In a press statement by the ECCHR, information has found that companies including Lidl, Aldi, Hugo Boss, and others have “allegedly directly or indirectly abetted [...]

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Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation ruled Tuesday that total criminalization of abortion is unconstitutional. The unanimous decision from a bench of 10 judges invalidated Article 196 of the Penal Code of Coahuila. Article 196 provided that pregnant people who underwent elective pregnancy termination, or people that caused a pregnant person to have [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a lawyer in Kabul offers his observations and perspective on women and public health issues in Afghanistan under the new regime.  For privacy and security reasons we are [...]

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Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed Senate Bill 1 into law on Tuesday placing further restrictions on voting in the state. Before Abbot signed what he refers to as the “Election Integrity Protection Act,” he said: “We must have trust and confidence in our elections. The bill that I am about to sign helps to achieve [...]

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Syrian refugees who returned to Syria after seeking refuge in another country have been tortured, raped and taken away by Syrian security forces, according to a report published on Tuesday by Amnesty International, The report, titled “You’re Going to Your Death,” documents 24 instances of violence or arbitrary detention against Syrian refugees who returned to [...]

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The Minsk Regional Court on Monday sentenced Maria Kolesnikova, one of the leaders of mass street protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko last year and a top member of the opposition Coordination Council, to 11 years in prison. Kolesnikova was accused and found guilty of a conspiracy committed with the aim of seizing state power [...]

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Tanzanian officials on Sunday suspended another newspaper accused of false stories, despite President Samia Suluhu Hassan pledging to uphold the media freedoms that had been revoked by her predecessor, the late John Pombe Magufuli. The newspaper, Raia Mwema (which translates to Good Citizen), is a leading weekly Swahili newspaper that has been suspended for 30 [...]

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The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) blocked the assets of four Iranian intelligence officials on Friday. The move bars US persons or individuals within the US from “dealings … that involve any property or interests in property of blocked or designated persons.” The move also warns that non-US persons [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Myanmar law students are reporting for JURIST on challenges to the rule of law in their country under the military junta that deposed the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi in February. For privacy and security reasons we are withholding this law student’s name and institutional affiliation. The text has been [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said Monday that it would not tolerate violence against those who are trying to obtain or to provide reproductive health services, after a Texas law banning abortions as early as six weeks into the pregnancy took effect on September 1.  Senate Bill 8 (SB8), signed by Governor Greg Abbott in May, will [...]

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