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Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging as form of punishment
Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court announced on Saturday that it was abolishing flogging as a form of punishment, as part of reforms aimed to advance human rights in Saudi Arabia.These reforms follow "unprecedented international criticism" that Saudi A (More)
Amnesty report shows global decrease in death sentences
Amnesty International released a global report on the judicial use of death sentences and executions Monday, finding that death sentences decreased worldwide last year. The report includes 20 countries and covers January to December of 2019.Overa (More)
Pakistan’s Online Harm Rules: Rights to Privacy and Speech Denied
In January 2020, the federal cabinet of Pakistan approved the Citizen’s Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules to regulate social media platforms for streaming content related to terrorism, extremism, hate speech, sedition, fake news, defamation, vio (More)
OPEC agrees to historic oil production reduction
The Ministerial Meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC countries concluded on Sunday with an agreement to cut oil production and raise prices in an attempt to stabilize the global oil market, which has seen significant fluctuation in the face of the COVID-19 p (More)
Turkish prosecutors announce indictment in Khashoggi killing
Prosecutors in Istanbul announced Wednesday that they have prepared an indictment of a close aide to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a former deputy head of general intelligence over the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal (More)
Saudi Arabia detains 298 government employees on corruption charges
Nazaha, Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption body, on Sunday arrested 298 government employees on charges of bribery, embezzlement and exploiting their positions.Government authorities claim that they are going after graft committed by ordinary employ (More)
Federal judge allows psychological evaluation of Guantanamo detainee
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday granted a Guantanamo Bay detainee's motion to compel a psychological evaluation by a mixed medical commission.Mohammed al-Qahtani, a Saudi Arabia national who, for the past (More)
Transparency International releases its annual corruption index
Transparency International’s released its annual index Thursday, finding that most countries showed little to no improvement in fighting corruption since last year. Somalia was ranked as the most corrupt country, while Denmark and New Zealand were fo (More)
Saudi Arabia executed record number of people in 2019: report
According to a report released Monday by a UK human rights group, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed 184 people last year, the most in a calendar year since the group began monitoring executions six years ago.Reprieve, a London-based organizati (More)
Can the US Justify its Position as a Right to Self-Defense and can President Trump be Prosecuted for the Crime of Aggression?
One of the underlying rationales of the UN Charter, as highlighted in its preamble, is to ‘to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind’. Any obvious statement in regards to (More)