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Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal judge resigns over national security law
Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA)  judge James Spigelman resigned on Friday due to concerns over Beijing’s new national security law that many fear infringes on Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms. Without offering details, Spigelman said he will s (More)
UNHRC adopts resolution on human rights situation in Belarus
The UN Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a resolution, calling upon the Belarusian authorities to enter into a dialogue with the political opposition.The resolution expressed serious concern regarding the human rights violations committed in (More)
Delhi police file charges in Hindu-Muslim riots
Delhi police filed charges on Thursday against 15 protesters opposed to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) during the Hindu-Muslim riots. Police filed charges in a court in eastern New Delhi, and the filing is more than 17,000 pages long, said polic (More)
Belarus internet shutdowns condemned in international statement
Twenty-nine countries, including the US, Australia, Germany and Japan, released a joint statement on Thursday condemning the government of Belarus's reported internet shutdowns and content blocking after the country's fraudulent 2020 presidential ele (More)
Federal appeals court rejects qualified immunity for police officer who slammed teen into wall
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Wednesday that a Pittsburgh police officer who slammed an unarmed Black teen into a wall is not entitled to qualified immunity.The case arose in 2013 when the El brothers were stopped by Pittsb (More)
Medication, Collusion and the Pandemic
A few months ago, the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences set a price tag on their drug remdesivir, the first medication shown to be effective for treating coronavirus. The price was set at $520 per vial or $3,120 per treatment course. Experts hav (More)
Belarus protest leader charged with undermining national security
Maria Kolesnikova, an opposition protest leader in Belarus, was charged with undermining Belarus' national security on Wednesday. She is one of the few major opposition politicians still in Belarus.Since the presidential election, numerous opposi (More)
Bosnia officials arrest 9 for crimes during 1992 war
The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday announced the arrest of nine men suspected of participating in the massacre of 44 Bosnian Muslims in 1992.In addition to the nine who have been arrested, the prosecutor's office has a (More)
Analysing the Effects of Turkey’s Social Media Regulation Bill
On July 29th, 2020, the Parliament of Turkey passed a controversial bill to regulate content posted on social media platforms, which will come into effect on October 1st, 2020. The bill is expected to have a chilling effect on the freedom of speech a (More)
A Resolution for International Disputes in Greco-Turkish Seas
The recent controversy ignited by the exploratory drills conducted off the coast of Cyprus is just the latest addition to the chain of conflicts between Greece and Turkey. The apparent reason for the spark seems to be the new-found energy resources i (More)