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Kenya finance minister arrested on corruption charges
Kenyan National Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich, was arrested Monday on charges that he financially mismanaged a dam construction contract awarded to the Italian company CMC di Ravenna. In a statement, the Director of Public Prosecutions, (More)
Hong Kong Ruling Strengthens Rights Protection on Same-Sex Relations
Nearly 120 years after Hong Kong made sodomy punishable by a possible life sentence, a recent court ruling marks a further step toward completely decriminalizing same-sex relations. In 2007, Hong Kong scrapped its British-era sodomy law. But, for (More)
Supreme Court takes up DACA case, rejects Alabama abortion appeal
The US Supreme Court added 13 cases to its docket for the October 2019 term Friday, including three cases challenging the Trump administration's decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protected undocument (More)
The Growing Crisis With the International Criminal Court
In April, the Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) refused to authorize an investigation into alleged war crimes that have been committed in Afghanistan since 2003. The Prosecutor’s 20,000-page request, issued in November (More)
Kenya High Court upholds gay sex ban
Kenya's High Court on Friday upheld a ban on gay sex. The Kenyan Penal Code makes it a felony to have "carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature" or to commit "gross indecency." The sentence for these offenses ranges from 5-21 ye (More)
New York to ban single use plastic bags
The New York legislature signaled Thursday that it would approve of Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to ban single use plastic bags that he included in his 2019 state budget proposal. Cuomo proposed following suit with California and Hawaii in ban (More)
Kenya appeals court rules LGBT group can register as NGO
A Kenyan Court of Appeal on Friday denied an appeal of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Coordination Board that sought to deny an LGBT group's registration. In 2015 the High Court ruled that the group, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Ri (More)
Federal prosecutors charge IRS agent with leaking Michael Cohen's banking records
Federal prosecutors on Thursday unsealed a criminal complaint against John Fry, an employee at the Internal Revenue Service, for unlawful disclosure of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) related to Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney for Dona (More)
Kenya Supreme Court rules school dress codes can exclude hijab
The Supreme Court of Kenya ruled on Thursday that schools can regulate their dress codes to ensure uniform compliance. This ruling overturns a 2016 court of appeals decision that affirmed Muslim girls could wear hijab and trousers at school "as a (More)
Court Decisions on LGBT Rights Echo ‘A Wild Wish’
More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social progress. In A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), W (More)
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