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EU lifts travel restrictions from 15 countries, bans US travelers
In a statement released on Tuesday, the EU announced they would lift travel restrictions from 15 nations but not the US.The nations approved include Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Sou (More)
"Côtexit" from Access to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
On 29th April, Côte d’Ivoire announced its withdrawal from the special declaration of jurisdiction provided under Article 34(6) of the ‘Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and (More)
UN calls for accountability for Libya airstrikes
A report published Monday by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the UN Human Rights Office reveals that at least 53 migrants and refugees were killed in the July 2019 airstrikes in Libya.Those killed were reportedly citizens of Algeria, (More)
HRW urges new Tunisia parliament to focus on human rights issues
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday that Tunisia's newly-inaugurated parliament should focus on human rights issues.HRW stated that the new parliament "should strengthen rights protections by electing its allotted quota of Constitutional Cour (More)
Europe rights chief warns Italy on Libya migrant interception and return
The Council of Europe published a letter Wednesday in which Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks asked the government of Italy to explain why the Italian navy dispatched ships to the coast of Libya.In July the Italian government announced (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 16 September 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Office of the Attorney General of Indonesia announced Thursday that it would rescind a policy that banned lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals from becoming employees (More)
Tunisia ends law banning Muslim women from marrying non-Muslim men
On Thursday, Tunisia's presidency spokeswoman, Saida Garrach, announced that the country's ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslim men has come to an end. The prior law had required men to convert to Islam and submit a certificate of the conversion b (More)
Tunisia grants amnesty to thousands amid protests
The Tunisian parliament, the Assembly of People's Representatives , on Thursday adopted a law pardoning thousands of people who followed orders from corrupt leaders while hundreds protested the decision. Amnesty will only be granted to those who did (More)
Jordan parliament repeals law encouraging rapists to marry victims
The Jordanian parliament on Tuesday narrowly voted to repeal Article 308 of the penal code, which permitted rapists to escape punishment if they married their victims. Rights groups applauded the decision, calling it a step forward in ending violen (More)
"Vive la République, Vive la France": Macron's Foreign Policy in Muslim and Middle Eastern World
JURIST Guest Columnist Mohamed Arafa of Indiana University discusses the new French president, Emmanuel Macron's foreign policy in Muslim and Middle Eastern world ...Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old and the ex-minister of economics, is now the Franc (More)
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