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Supreme Court holds a child's habitual residence for custody purposes depends on totality of circumstances
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court held that a child's habitual residence depends on a totality of circumstances specific to the case, not on categorical requirements such as an actual agreement between parents. This decision follows the International (More)
UN rights expert defines 'psychological torture' in new report
In a document released by the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, a Special Rapporteur analyzed the concept of "psychological torture" under human rights law. Ever since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the report says, the inter (More)
San Diego judge rules Instacart misclassified the majority of its California workers
A county judge in San Diego ruled on Tuesday last week that the grocery delivery service Instacart has unlawfully misclassified its employees as independent contractors since 2012. This classification has given Instacart an unfair competitive advanta (More)
US Supreme Court rules agent who shot Mexican child across the border may not be sued
The US Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Hernandez v. Mesa on Tuesday, holding that the parents of a Mexican child who was shot and killed by a border official have no right to seek a remedy in American civil court. The child, Jesus Hernandez, h (More)
Destroy Everything Segregated – The Life Work of Fred D. Gray, Sr.
Martin Luther King Jr. called Fred Gray the chief counsel of the Civil Rights movement. Gray was born in Alabama in 1930. Born and raised in the segregated South, he understood the full impact of segregation on black communities and experienced it pe (More)
UN rights office publishes list of companies with ties to Israeli settlements in West Bank
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Wednesday published a list of 112 companies with specific business ties to Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The report also found that although the settlements are considered ill (More)
Tanzania denies health services to and cracks down on LGBT individuals: HRW report
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on Monday documenting how Tanzania's health policies deny adequate services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and other people who are at risk of contracting HIV. The report details the (More)
Japan issues arrest warrants for men who smuggled former Nissan chairman out of country
Japanese officials issued a warrant Thursday for three men suspected of smuggling former Nissan chairman, Carlos Ghosn, from Japan. Among the three suspects is Michael Taylor, a former US Green Beret. These warrants follow after Japan issued a warran (More)
Europe rights court orders France to compensate inmates for prison overcrowding
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ordered French authorities to pay thousands of euros in damages to 32 inmates due to violations to fundamental human rights caused by prison overcrowding. The collective action brought by 32 in (More)
US sanctions 13 former El Salvador soldiers for 1989 Jesuit killings
The US State Department on Wednesday announced sanctions against 13 former Salvadorian military officials for their involvement in the 1989 killings of eight individuals. The former officials were involved in gross human rights violations when they p (More)
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