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UN rights chief: Human Rights Council should consider new accountability measures for Philippines 'war on drugs'
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet stated Tuesday that the Human Rights Council should consider new accountability measures in the Philippines' "war on drugs."Bachelet said that the laws created to counter national security t (More)
When Will Black Lives Matter to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners?
I am a native Tampanian, and in 1992 I graduated from Vanderbilt University Law school. Because I spent my last year of law school studying abroad, a novel idea back then, the law school registrar would not certify my graduation for me to sit for the (More)
Defund the Police, and Defund Big Data Policing, Too
When we talk about defunding the police, we focus on what we can see. We imagine hiring fewer cops to flock in subway stations and wander sidewalks. We picture fewer high-priced tanks and military-grade tools of war in our communities. But today’s po (More)
Separatists take over Yemen's Socotra
A separatist group in Yemen on Saturday led a coup on the island of Socotra, deposing the government forces previously stationed there. The move represents growing fractures within the broader Saudi-led Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, whic (More)
The Sustainability of Smart Contracts
Everything will be tokenized and connected by a blockchain one day.   -Fred Ehrsam With the rapid digitization, we saw a new technology called Blockchain quickly emerge. This peer-to-peer distributed ledger has provided a platform to create transact (More)
Supreme Court grants last minute stay of execution to Texas inmate
The US Supreme Court stayed the execution of Texas inmate Ruben Gutierrez Tuesday. The order came only an hour before the execution was scheduled to take place and was granted in response to Gutierrez's argument that his First Amendment rights were v (More)
Trump administration sues to delay Bolton's book publication
The Trump administration filed suit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday to stop former National Security Advisor John Bolton from publishing his memoir on his time in the White House.Bolton was the National Security A (More)
Rights experts call on international community to condemn Israel annexation plan
Forty-seven UN human rights experts, also called Special Rapporteurs, released a statement on Tuesday, contending that the Israeli government's plan to annex parts of the occupied Palestinian West Bank will violate international law and must be conde (More)
UN removes Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from child rights violators 'list of shame'
UN Secretary-General António Guterres published his annual children and armed conflict report Tuesday, which controversially removed the Saudi-led Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen from the list of those who have committed grave violations aga (More)
Defunding the Police
In the wake of the latest killings of minority citizens by police there are passionate calls to defund the police or to abolish police altogether. As to abolition, it’s worth remembering that this country made do without organized police forces for n (More)
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