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Pompeo delays trip to Ukraine and other countries to address Iraq protests, sends troops
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo canceled an upcoming trip to Ukraine and four other countries on Wednesday in order to address the current security concerns in Iraq. In a press statement, the State Department indicated that Pompeo would reschedule (More)
Giuliani associates charged with violating campaign finance laws
Two associates of US President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani were arrested Thursday for violating campaign finance laws. The indictment charges that Ignor Fruman and Lev Parnas and two others "conspired to circumvent the federal laws against (More)
UN report says Belarus continues to commit human rights violations
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Anaïs Marin, released a report Tuesday claiming that Belarus continues to commit human rights and fundamental freedom violations.Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/20/13, p (More)
Amnesty: dramatic drop in global death penalty use
Amnesty International reported on Wednesday that global executions fell by nearly one-third last year to the lowest figure in at least a decade.In its 2018 global review of the death penalty, Amnesty assed known executions worldwide, except in Ch (More)
Belarus' Cryptocurrency Experiment: Why the World Should Take Notice
JURIST Guest Columnist Iryna Chelyshava of Vlasova Mikhel & Partners, a Belarusian law firm, discusses a recent decree by the Belarusian government drastically expanding the use of cryptocurrency...On December 21, 2017, Alexander Lu (More)
UN report: Belarus human rights situation deteriorating
The human rights situation in Belarus has seen a dramatic deterioration, according to a report published Monday from Miklos Haraszti, the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus. The report notes numerous instances of rights abuses, beginning with the supp (More)
Thousands gather in Belarus to protest labor law
Thousands of people in Belarus on Wednesday gathered to protest a labor law that fines people if they do not work enough days during the year. President Alexander Lukashenko enacted Ordinance No. 3 in April 2015, and it has been attacked since it (More)
UN 'strongly condemns' recent executions in Belarus
A UN Special Rapporteur on Monday "strongly condemn" the executions of three men in Belarus last week. Citing the executions as a confirmation of the "the persistent disregard for human rights in the country," the expert asserted that the country s (More)
UN rights experts call death penalty ineffective deterrent to terrorism
A group of UN human rights experts spoke Friday on the subject of the death penalty and terrorism, calling the death penalty ineffective , and often times illegal, in deterring to terrorism. Speaking ahead of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, (More)
HRW urges Pakistan not to execute man with mental illness
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called upon Pakistani authorities Monday to stop the execution of Imdad Ali, a mentally disabled man, which is scheduled for Tuesday. HRW expressed its belief that "executing people with mental health conditions is an affro (More)
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