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Bangladesh Cabinet approves death penalty for rape
Bangladesh's Cabinet on Monday approved instating the death penalty as the maximum punishment for those convicted of rape and sexual assault. Previously, a life sentence served as the maximum punishment a convicted person could receive.In an effo (More)
Amnesty urges UNSC to take Myanmar to ICC for military abuses
Amnesty International urged the UN Security Council Monday to take action against Myanmar for military abuses. Amnesty's condemnation of Myanmar's military action follows after reports of intensified violence between Myanmar's military and Araken Arm (More)
UN rights expert condemns Myanmar military assaults as child death toll rises
UN Special Rapporteur Thomas Andrews implored Myanmar's security forces Tuesday to immediately cease firing on villages in Rakhine State based on serious concerns about the rising death toll of children.Andrews questioned whether the innocent chi (More)
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)
Facebook has not shared evidence of Myanmar crimes: UN investigator
The head of the UN's Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM) said Monday that Facebook has not shared evidence of "serious international crimes" relating to its investigation into military abuses in Myanmar.Nicholas Koumjian, head (More)
Malaysia deporting Bangladeshi for highlighting plight of migrant workers
A Bangladeshi migrant will be deported and blacklisted from Malaysia for speaking about the situation of migrant workers in Malaysia during the COVID-19 pandemic.The immigration department had issued a wanted notice on July 7 against Mohamad Rayh (More)
Aatish Ali Taseer's Case and the Status of Illegitimate Children in India
In June 2020, the Bombay High Court in Dharmesh Vasantrai Shah v. Renuka Prakash Tiwari, held that the primary caregiver in the case of an illegitimate child is the mother and not the father. The case involved a minor citizen of New Zealand, whose un (More)
UK appeals court rules woman who joined ISIS can return to appeal revoked citizenship
The UK Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Shamina Begum, 20, who joined ISIS at age 15 can return to the UK to appeal her revoked British citizenship before the Special Immigrant Appeals Commission (SIAC).The Secretary of State denied Begum's l (More)
The Internet is Key to the Right to Education in Jammu and Kashmir
On May 11th, 2020, the Supreme Court of India rejected the petition filed by the Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir which demanded the restoration of 4G Internet services as the students in the valley are unable to access the online lea (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)
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