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"Not Perfect Candidates" To Be the Next Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Recently the committee mandated to draw up a list of candidates to be Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and reported out to the Assembly of States Parties on 30 June the list of candidates to be considered. The report is comprehens (More)
Deprived of Voice or Home: Disability Rights Under National and International Law in Hungary
In 2007, Hungary ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), a wide-ranging and forward-thinking treaty designed to advance the human rights of those with disabilities. This reflected on the international level what Hun (More)
United Kingdom domestic violence bill approved by House of Commons
The UK Domestic Abuse Bill was approved by the House of Commons on Monday. The bill introduces new clauses to better protect domestic violence victims in the UK.The bill which was first introduced a year ago has moved onto the second reading in t (More)
Supreme Court grants certiorari to Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Alien Tort Statute, impeachment trials cases
The US Supreme Court on Thursday released orders from Wednesday's conference, in which the court granted certiorari to five cases. Two cases were consolidated, to allow for four hours total of oral arguments.In Republic of Hungary v. Simon, forme (More)
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)
Germany defense minister orders partial dissolution of elite KSK commando unit
Germany's Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbaue on Tuesday announced that she had ordered the partial dissolution of the elite Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) commando unit. The unit has faced several recent allegations, including the discovery of (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)
Supreme Court limits First Amendment rights of US companies' foreign affiliates
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Monday that requiring foreign groups to have explicit policies opposing prostitution and sex trafficking in order to receive federal funds applies to US companies' foreign affiliates because they do not possess First Am (More)
President Trump issues executive order on protecting public monuments
President Trump, on Friday, issued a new executive order to protect public monuments. Under the order, those who illegally remove or vandalize public monuments can face up to ten years in prison.The Attorney General was directed to collaborate wi (More)
An American President's Perilous Misunderstanding of War, Strategy and Survival
“It must not be forgotten that it is perhaps more dangerous for a nation to allow itself to be conquered intellectually than by arms.” - Guillaume Apollinaire, “The New Spirit and the Poets" (1917) In his commencement address at West Point on June 1 (More)
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