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UN refugee agency reports that nearly 80 million people were forcibly displaced by 2020
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Thursday that more than one percent of the worlds population, nearly 80 million people, had been forcibly displaced by the end of last year according to the UNHCR's global trend report.Th (More)
Understanding Hong Kong's "High Degree of Autonomy" under China's National Security Law
Over the past year, and increasingly in the last few months, the people of Hong Kong have taken to the streets as China has been on a spree of introducing draconian laws, targeting individual civil liberties and constantly threatening Hong Kong’s aut (More)
Disease Surveillance in India: Data Protection and Privacy Concerns
One of the focal points of the government health response to COVID-19 in India has been the extensive use of mobile phone applications such as the Aarogya Setu for contact tracing and quarantine. The applications have already been subject to widespre (More)
IACHR finds Peru responsible for arbitrary detention and rape of transgender woman
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) found in a decision released Monday that Peru owed damages to Azul Rojas Martin, a transgender woman who was imprisoned and tortured by Peruvian authorities.Rojas Martin was detained by authoritie (More)
Uncharted Territory: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Destabilizing the Borders of Our Freedoms
With the astonishing speed of the spread of COVID-19 – affecting more than 199 countries, 1,315,989 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 74,000 deaths – many countries are implementing extraordinary measures to meet this unprecedented challenge and to cope (More)
Peru constitutional court says Vizcarra's closure of congress was legal
Peru's Constitutional Court declared Tuesday that President Martín Vizcarra's September 30 closure of Congress was legal.Congress was closed mainly because of Vizcarra's rocky relationship with them. They attempted to defy him by removing him bu (More)
Peru ex-president detained in US on extradition order, faces corruption charges in Peru
Alejandro Toledo, a former president of Peru, was arrested in California on Tuesday on an extradition order for his alleged role in the Odebretch corruption scandal.Toledo is facing corruption charges in Peru for accepting bribes from Brazilian c (More)
Rome court sentences 24 South Americans to life for involvement in Operation Condor
An appeals court in Rome sentenced 24 people to life in prison on Monday, including senior officials in Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina's military dictatorships.The officials were found to have been involved in the US-bac (More)
Peru ex-president Garcia dies from self-inflicted wound during corruption arrest
Former president of Peru Alan Garcia died Wednesday during an arrest by Peruvian Police in connection with the Odebrecht corruption scandal.Garcia was president of Peru twice from 1985-1990 and 2006-2011. He was the leader of the American Popula (More)
India environment tribunal dismisses review petition against lake pollution order
The National Green Tribunal (NGT), a judicial body that adjudicates environmental matters in India, has dismissed a petition filed by the Karnataka state government to review its earlier order penalizing the state for damage to lakes. The impugned or (More)
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