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Netherlands takes Russia to European Court of Human Rights over MH17 flight downing
The Netherlands filed an inter-state complaint against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Friday over its role in the downing of a Malaysian Airlines flight six years ago.Flight MH17 was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in (More)
Trump commutes prison sentence of former adviser Roger Stone
In a statement released Friday evening, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced US President Donald Trump had commuted the prison sentence of his former adviser Roger Stone. Stone was sentenced to three years four months in prison afte (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)
America's Presidential Election is Gravely Necessary, But Insufficient
"The enemy is the unphilosophical spirit which knows nothing and wants to know nothing of truth." - Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in our Time (1952) Even in this grievously faltering United States, presidential elections are praised as essent (More)
UN investigation concludes Syrian, Russian air strikes on Idlib infrastructure were war crimes
A United Nations Human Rights Council report released on Tuesday concluded that Syrian and Russian airstrikes on civilian infrastructure in Syria's Idlib province amounted to war crimes.The report assessed events that happened in Idlib province b (More)
UK imposes new sanctions regime targeting human rights abusers
In a statement to the House of Commons on Monday, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab introduced new sanctions on 49 human rights abusers.The new global human rights regime provides accountability for individuals and organizations, unlike typical s (More)
Venezuela denied access to funds at Bank of England by UK High Court
The High Court in London denied Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro access to more than 1 billion dollars worth of gold on Friday. According to the ruling, Maduro cannot access the funds because the UK does not recognize him as president of Venezuela (More)
Russia referendum allows Putin to stay in power through 2036
Russian President Vladimir Putin won a referendum vote on Thursday, allowing him to stay in office through 2036. Putin's constitutional amendments garnered close to 78 percent of the votes. Approximately 65 percent of voters turned out.The consti (More)
ICJ holds first virtual hearing over Guyana-Venezuela land dispute
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) held its first virtual hearing on Tuesday, addressing a territorial dispute between Guyana and Venezuela. Guyana is arguing that the boundary between the nations was clarified by the Arbitral Award of 1899, wh (More)
Environmental Accountability: Russia's Norilsk Oil Spill
On May 29th, the fuel tank at a power plant near the Siberian city of Norilsk, Russia collapsed spilling 20,000 tons of oil into River Ambarnaya inside the Arctic Circle, turning it crimson red, contaminating 350 sq. km. land, affecting around 180,00 (More)
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