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Will Myanmar Comply with Provisional Measures in Gambia v. Myanmar?
IntroductionOn November 11, 2019 The Gambia submitted an application against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) alleging that Myanmar had violated its obligations under the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the (More)
Argentina president announces bill to legalize abortion
Argentina's President Alberto Fernández announced in a speech to the National Congress on Sunday that he plans to present a bill to legalize abortion within the next 10 days.Currently in Argentina, abortion is only available in cases of rape or (More)
Can the US Justify its Position as a Right to Self-Defense and can President Trump be Prosecuted for the Crime of Aggression?
One of the underlying rationales of the UN Charter, as highlighted in its preamble, is to ‘to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind’. Any obvious statement in regards to (More)
Nicaragua legislature approves plans to nationalize gas station chain
The Nicaraguan National Assembly approved the plans to nationalize the gas station chain Distribuidor Nicaraguense de Petroleo (DNP) on Saturday.President Daniel Ortega sent the initiative as a matter of emergency. The law guarantees the continu (More)
Nicaragua’s Congress approves amnesty law for crimes during protests
Nicaragua's Congress on Saturday approved an amnesty law that will offer protection to police and others involved in crimes against anti-government protesters over the past year.According to rights groups, more than 700 people were arrested in de (More)
Department of Homeland Security announces extension of Temporary Protected Status
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stated on Thursday that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for individuals from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador as long as a temporary injunction issued in October remains in effect. (More)
UN rights chief urges Nicaragua to stop intimidation of media
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Saturday urged the government of Nicaragua to stop intimidation and harassment against civil society and the media.The High Commissioner's request follows a highly contentious crackdown o (More)
Senators propose bipartisan legislation to protect Venezuelans from deportation
Senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, and Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, presented a bipartisan bill on Thursday that would extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans currently in the US. TPS is a federal prog (More)
UN experts urge states to protect rights of migrant caravan
UN experts on Wednesday called on select states to respect the human rights of migrants traveling in caravans from Central America towards Mexico and the US.In letters to the governments of Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the US, the experts voic (More)
US announces sanctions against Nicaragua VP, top aide
The US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Monday added the Vice President and First Lady of Nicaragua, Rosario Maria Murillo De Ortega, and top aide Nestor Moncada Lau to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List. (More)
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