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France refuses to ratify Hong Kong extradition treaty in response to Chinese national security law
France refused Monday to ratify a 2017 extradition treaty with Hong Kong following China's enactment of a controversial new national security law in the region, which French officials claim "calls into question the 'one country, two systems' principl (More)
Poland Supreme Court validates presidential election win by conservative incumbent despite irregularities
Poland's Supreme Court Monday approved the results of last month’s presidential election, allowing conservative incumbent President Andrzej Duda to continue his presidency, but also recognizing that there had been dozens of irregularities in the elec (More)
COVID-19, Political Prisoners, and the Overcrowding of Prisons
Barely a few months after news broke about a novel virus with the potential for a global pandemic, COVID-19 brought the entire world to a grinding halt. Even though some countries have decided to gradually open up, the rate of new infected cases show (More)
LSAT test company loses scores of over 100 students taking test remotely during pandemic
The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), the company that administers the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), has announced that it has lost the test scores of 140 test takers due to a computer error.According to a statement made to Reuters Thursd (More)
Netherlands Holocaust survivor seeks compensation from German railway for transport to Nazi camps
A Holocaust survivor in the Netherlands has filed legal claims with Germany and its national railway company demanding compensation from the company for its role in the Holocaust.Salo Muller, now 84 years old, was a child when his parents were mu (More)
Facebook to appeal Brazil fine for not fully blocking Bolsonaro supporter accounts spreading 'fake news'
A Brazilian high court judge imposed a 1.92 million reais ($367,710) fine on Facebook Friday for failing to internationally block 12 accounts of supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. On Saturday, Facebook announced that it had complied wi (More)
The Bar(rier) Exam: Privilege, Mental Health, and the UBE
The Uniform Bar Examination is always given on the last Tuesday and Wednesday in July, even, it turns out, in the midst of a pandemic.On July 27, the date of the bar exam, 1,126 lives were lost to COVID-19. Despite this, today almost 200 future l (More)
UN rights expert welcomes extension of peaceful assembly right to digital platforms
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association has welcomed new guidance from the UN Human Rights Committee extending the right of peaceful assembly to online platforms.The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC (More)
Returning to Work During a Global Pandemic: Cyber Risks After Lockdown
Just three months ago, IT departments at companies across the world were focused on configuring networks, as well as installing equipment and software to make telecommuting work as efficient and safe (from a cybersecurity perspective) as possible. No (More)
The Futility of Trump's Sanctions Against ICC Investigators, and the Need for Accountability
US President Donald Trump’s sanctions on the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigators in June expose the hypocrisy and incoherency of the Trump administration’s foreign policy. Trump’s sanctions surpass a lack of cooperation and enter into ou (More)