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India-Pakistan 73 Years After Partition
“I tell you that I still consider myself to be an Indian. For the moment I have accepted the Governor-Generalship of Pakistan. But I am looking forward to a time when I would return to India and take my place as a citizen of my country.” - Muhammad A (More)
Missouri governor signs Israel anti-boycott bill into law
Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed an anti-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) bill into law on Monday, preventing the state government from contracting with companies that boycott Israel.The bill, titled the "Anti-Discrimination Against Is (More)
Freedom of Expression and the "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions" Movement for Palestine
On 11 June 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Baldassi & Ors v. France set aside an ‘incitement to discrimination’ conviction of activists avowing commitment to the "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions" movement.With a groundswell (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)
South Africa court declares display of apartheid-era flag hate speech
South Africa's Equality Court ruled Wednesday that the gratuitous display of the apartheid-era national flag constitutes hate speech.The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) sought "an order declaring that any display of the Old Flag that does not ser (More)
South Africa judge rules government must begin restitution process for Apartheid displacement
The Land Claims Court sitting at the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town, South Africa, ruled in favor of the District Six land claimants on Monday, ordering the government to provide a program for redevelopment of the area.District Six resident (More)
South Africa president signs minimum wage bill into law
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday signed into law the National Minimum Wage Act, setting South Africa's minimum wage at 20 rand (USD $1.45) an hour, equal to 3,500 rand per month.Such legislation is the first of its kind, as wage (More)
Gambia launches truth and reparations commission
President of The Gambia Adama Barrow on Tuesday announced announced the creation of a Truth and Reparations Commission to investigate and reconcile the crimes of former president Yahya Jammeh.Jammeh reigned over The Gambia for 23 years, taking po (More)
Palestine submits referral to ICC to investigate alleged crimes by Israel
The government of Palestine submitted a referral to the International Criminal Court , which was received by the ICC on Tuesday. Palestine urges the ICC to investigate what it deems "war crimes and crimes against humanity" carried out by Israel's go (More)
Humanity Lost the Legend: Cherif Bassiouni, The Godfather of International Criminal Law and Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist, Mohamed Arafa, of Alexandria University Faculty of Law discusses the accomplishments and contributions of the late Mohamoud Cherif Bassiouni and his deep impact on international criminal law and justice...Mahmoud Cherif Bassio (More)
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