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UN, G7 leaders call for investigation into poisoning of Alexei Navalny
G7 foreign ministers condemned the poisoning of Alexei Navalny Wednesday. The statement comes after UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called Tuesday for an independent Russian investigation into the poisoning. The G7 foreign min (More)
A Legal Analysis of Shashi Tharoor’s Power to Summon Facebook
On the eve of the 74th Indian Independence Day, the Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) carried a controversial article by Newley Purnell and Jeff Horwitz which went into the claims of Facebook’s alleged bias and favoritism to the Bharatiya Janata Party (“BJ (More)
Turkish court sentences Islamic State militant to life for night club shooting
A Turkish court on Monday sentenced Abdulkadir Masharipov, a citizen of Uzbekistan, to 40 life sentences without the possibility of parole plus an additional 1,338 years for a deadly 2017 attack on a night club. After Masharipov's attack that left 39 (More)
Dutch politician acquitted of inciting discrimination with anti-Islam rhetoric
Geert Wilders, a far-right anti-immigration and anti-Islamic populist who is leader of the opposition in the Dutch Parliament, was acquitted Friday in a Netherlands appeals court for inciting discrimination.The court agreed with an earlier decisi (More)
US sanctions 4 individuals for undermining democracy in Venezuela
The US Department of the Treasury announced Friday that it added four new Venezuelan nationals to its list of specially designated nationals.The individuals are David Eugenio De Lima Salas, Reinaldo Enrique Muñoz Pedroza, Indira Maira Alfonzo Iza (More)
UN rights experts express concerns over Hong Kong National Security Law
Seven UN human rights experts signed a letter to the Chinese government expressing concerns about whether China is complying with its international obligations for human rights standards. The letter, made public Friday, specifically questioned The La (More)
France supreme administrative court upholds mask mandates in 'high risk' areas
France's highest court for administrative justice, the Conseil d'Etat, issued two orders Sunday declaring that face masks can be made mandatory in large areas with a high risk of COVID-19 contamination.In a press statement, the court said that "t (More)
Vigilantes, Brown Shirts, and the Attack on the Rule of Law
Dictators, autocrats, and strongmen thrive on chaos in the beginning of their rise to power. At first they come to that power legally, within domestic law. Once in power the autocrat takes the law and uses it and bends it, eventually shaping it to hi (More)
Saudi Arabia court convicts 8 individuals for Jamal Khashoggi murder
A Saudi Arabia court on Monday convicted eight individuals in connection with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The court overturned the previous death sentences of five of the individuals, sentencing them to 20 years in prison instead. Two o (More)
Ex-Khmer Rouge leader 'Duch' dies at 77
Former Khmer Rouge leader Kaing Guek Eav, known as "Duch", died in prison on Wednesday at age 77. The Trial Chamber of The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) convicted Kaing in 2010 of multiple counts of war crimes and crimes aga (More)