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Keir Starmer has pledged to repeal the controversial Legacy Act, which offered immunity to Troubles-era crimes in Northern Ireland, and discussed replacement legislation with the Irish prime minister during a wide-ranging discussion on July 17. In December the Irish government began a legal...
The top United Nations court said on July 19 that Israel’s presence in the occupied Palestinian territories is unlawful and called on it to end, and for settlement construction to stop immediately, issuing an unprecedented, sweeping condemnation of Israel’s rule over the lands it captured 57 years...
The Cabinet approved the draft "sites of injustice preservation act" on July 18, defining the purpose, approval procedures, and preservation methods for such sites. The act also stipulates penalties of six months to five years in prison and fines from NT$500,000 to NT$20 million (US$612,467) for...
A citizens’ tribunal has issued a symbolic arrest warrant for Chinese President Xi Jinping after issuing a nonbinding verdict that he committed crimes of aggression against Taiwan, crimes against humanity in Tibet, and genocide against Uyghurs in Xinjiang. The Court of the Citizens of the World — a...
Police in Bangladesh fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse students protesting against the government's job quota system on July 17, a day after violent clashes left six people dead and scores injured. Authorities also announced the indefinite closure of all public and private universities...
The U.S. and other western governments criticized a controversial security bill in South Sudan that would allow the government to detain people without warrants, saying it would undermine open political and civil space ahead of the country’s elections. The security bill, which passed parliament July...
Gambia's parliament on July 15 rejected a bill that would have ended a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM), after lawmakers voted down all the clauses in the proposed law. "The ban on FGM is still firmly maintained in the Gambia," the Ministry of Information said in a statement after the vote....
Taiwanese honor guards will no longer perform changing of the guard ceremonies around a giant statue of the island’s first president, Chiang Kai-shek, as part of a national effort to stop “worshiping authoritarianism.”. Starting from July 15, the elaborate military performance will be moved outdoors...
Ukraine has documented the deaths of nearly 300 civilians from mines left by Russia and is collecting evidence for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Kyiv's domestic security service said on July 12. Russia's February 2022 invasion has ravaged wide swathes of Ukrainian land and resulted in tens...
The Greens introduced a bill to set up a federal truth and justice commission on July 2. The bill was referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs for further review on July 4– triggering public comment and hearings, and thus a renewed public focus on...