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Netherlands seeking to hold Syria accountable for torture
The Dutch government announced Friday that the Netherlands would seek to hold Syria accountable for human rights violations of its citizens. The Dutch government further explained that the Assad regime has violated the UN Convention against Torture i (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)
Burundi: impunity for human rights violations still widespread says UN
The UN report claimed Thursday that human rights violations are still widespread and remain unpunished in Burundi, despite the new government.The Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, which drafted the report at the request of the UN Human Rights Cou (More)
Dozens of UN states jointly rebuke Saudi Arabia for human rights violations
In a statement read before the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), 29 member states condemned the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over serious human rights violations and called for accountability for the 2018 murder of a Washington Post journalist.Carsten (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)
Mexico president asks Senate for referendum on investigating former presidents
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent a request to the Senate Tuesday for approval to place a national referendum on the ballot that would authorize investigation and prosecution of five former presidents of Mexico for crimes allegedly c (More)
From Criticism to Contempt: Twitter and Free Speech in India
Justice H.R. Khanna from the Supreme Court of India once observed ‘Judges should not silence criticism with threat of Contempt of Court but should remove the weakness and drawback that crept into the judicial system.’ Administration of justice and up (More)