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La Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz de Colombia (JEP) anunció el jueves que está investigando la muerte de al menos 6,402 civiles entre 2002 y 2008, cuyas muertes pueden haber sido presentadas falsamente como bajas en combate. Esto excede las 2,000 muertes que la JEP originalmente debía investigar. Este caso se conoce como “falsos positivos” [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Police in a district of Yangon, the old capital of Myanmar, opened fire on peaceful protesters Thursday in the second instance of armed violence by agents of the ruling military junta against unarmed protesters in less than a week. Last Saturday, police and soldiers opened fire on a crowd in Mandalay, killing [...]

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US President Joe Biden on Wednesday reversed a temporary ban on green cards imposed by former president Donald Trump. Trump issued Proclamation 10014 last April, in which he temporarily suspended the issuance of green cards in order to protect American workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated that this proclamation would preserve jobs for the [...]

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UN experts called Tuesday for the Biden administration to address the ongoing violations of human rights in its review of how to close Guantanamo Bay. Guantanamo was originally used to house foreign terrorist suspects in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Currently, there are about 40 detainees remaining at the facility. The UN has previously [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard arguments in the consolidated cases Wilkinson v. Dai and Wilkinson v. Alcaraz-Enriquez on Tuesday. The main issue before the court is”hether a court of appeals may conclusively presume that an asylum applicant’s testimony is credible and true whenever an immigration judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals adjudicates an application [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) announced on Tuesday that Ukraine has lodged an application against Russia alleging breach of right to life through Russia’s State-authorised targeted assassinations of opponents of Russia. Ukraine claims that these assassination operations were performed outside of armed conflict situations against “perceived opponents of the Russian Federation,” in Russia [...]

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Mexico’s Attorney General on Tuesday urged lawmakers to strip the Governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, of his immunity over alleged links to organized crime and money laundering. The leader of the majority in Congress Ignacio Mier Velazco attached a copy of the letter in a recent Twitter post saying that Congress has received [...]

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Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) from 31 countries issued an open letter on Wednesday calling for the UN Security Council to institute a global arms embargo against the military regime in Myanmar. A total of 137 organizations have signed on to the letter, ranging from large international organizations and unions like Human Rights Watch and the AFL-CIO [...]

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Israel’s Haifa magistrate court on Monday placed a seven-day gag order on the investigation into the source of a huge oil leak that caused Israel’s entire Mediterranean shoreline to be polluted with tar. The order prohibits publishing any details that may identify suspects, vessels, relevant ports, cargo and shipping lines. The court order was passed at [...]

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Wanda Cooper, the mother of Ahmaud Arbery, filed a lawsuit against the Glynn County Police Department and the District Attorney’s office Tuesday on the one-year anniversary of his murder. Arbery was shot while jogging by several vigilantes who had been deputized by police. His name became a rallying cry during the 2020 protests against police [...]

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