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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)
Russia court sentences prominent Gulag historian to prison on sexual abuse charges
A Russian court has sentenced Yuri Dmitriev, a Gulag historian, to prison for allegedly sexually abusing his adopted daughter.  The judge sentenced Dmitriev to prison Wednesday for a period of 3 years and 6 months.  Dmitriev denies the allegation. (More)
Congress Must Fix FOIA in Light of Russian Bounties on US Troops
After bombshell reports by The New York Times and Washington Post revealed President Trump spent weeks ignoring the National Security Council’s warnings of COVID-19’s impending spread to the U.S., Jules Zacher and I proposed in The Rule of Law Post t (More)
The New Trump Policy Aimed at Foreign Students Violates Us All
The Trump Administration announced that foreign students would have to take in-person classes or lose their status and risk deportation. The only reason to do this is to pressure universities to hold in-person classes in the fall. How do we know? Bec (More)
Mali president dissolves constitutional court amid unrest
Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has announced his dissolution of the African nation's constitutional court in an attempt to calm the ongoing civil unrest that has recently enveloped the country.In a televised address Saturday, Keita decla (More)
Uighur Crisis Highlights Flawed Structure of UN Security Council
One crucial aspect of international law is failing the Uighurs and it is the structure of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The persecution of the Uighurs is just one example of a State-committed human rights abuse that led to little preven (More)
Iran journalist sentenced to death for inciting protests
Iran sentenced journalist Ruhollah Zam to death on Tuesday for inciting unrest and protests in Iran.Zam ran Amadnews, an anti-government website that had around 1.4 million followers on the messaging app Telegram. On Amadnews, Zam shared protest (More)
Freedom of Expression and the "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions" Movement for Palestine
On 11 June 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Baldassi & Ors v. France set aside an ‘incitement to discrimination’ conviction of activists avowing commitment to the "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions" movement.With a groundswell (More)
France court finds former PM François Fillon guilty of fraud
A French court on Monday found former Prime Minister François Fillon guilty of creating a fake position for his wife, using public funds to pay his wife and children over €1 million since 1998.In 2017, while Fillon was running for president, a we (More)
ICC member countries issue joint response to US sanctions
Sixty-seven states party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a statement of support of the ICC on Tuesday following the US sanctions authorized earlier this month.The US executive order stated that the actions of (More)
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