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Flogging as Criminal Punishment in the 21st Century
On 9th January 2015, in front of the Jeddah Mosque, a Saudi activist and blogger named Raif Badawi was publicly given the first fifty out of the thousand lashes he was sentenced with, for ‘insulting Islam through electronic channels.' The disturbing (More)
China's Growing Claims in the South China Sea
When COVID-19 is crippling  countries and the world is in an arduous condition, China is paving its way to be the next superpower. The country has revived from the coronavirus pandemic and has restarted to build itself economically and politically. T (More)
Endometriosis: The Debilitating and Silent Pain Felt by Women Across the Globe
Women across the globe suffer from painful menstrual cycles in secret. Women are afraid to discuss their pain out of fear of losing their job, getting bad grades in school, and having people not understand what they are going through. Women suffer wi (More)
Dutch court rules state must compensate relatives of men executed by troops during Indonesia independence war
The Hague District Court ordered the Dutch state on Wednesday to pay compensation to the relatives of 11 men executed by Dutch soldiers in South Sulawesi in 1946 and 1947.The Indonesian War of Independence took place between 1945 and 1949. As a r (More)
Netherlands king apologizes for colonial violence in Indonesia
Before a meeting between Indonesian President President Joko Widodo and the Netherlands King Willem-Alexander on Tuesday, the Dutch monarch publically apologized for his country's "excessive violence" against Indonesia during its colonial rule. This (More)
Indonesia lawmakers approve bill allowing jailing of foreign researchers conducting research without permit
Indonesia's House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the Science and Technology Bill, which imposes criminal charges on foreign researchers if they are found to violate visa regulations, according to a copy obtained by the Jakarta Post.In add (More)
Malaysia to abolish death penalty
Liew Vui Keong, chief minister in the Malaysian Prime Minister's office, announced Wednesday that Malaysia would abolish the death penalty by the next sitting of Parliament.The move comes after several humanitarian groups, including Amnesty Inter (More)
Indonesia parliament unanimously approves counter-terrorism bill
The Indonesian Parliament unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law on Friday that will grant the military direct involvement in various counter-terrorism operations.The updated legislation comes as a possible solution following a slew of (More)
UN special rapporteur expresses concern over Guatemala's treatment of indigenous peoples
UN Special Rapporteur for the rights of indigneous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz , expressed concern Friday over Guatemala's "discrimination and marginalisation" of the nation's indigenous peoples.The statement came after Tauli-Corpuz's 10-d (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 10 February 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Supreme Court of Ireland formally ruled in a unanimous decision on Friday that the complete employment ban on asylum seekers was unconstitutional. UN Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid (More)
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