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Democrats in the US House of Representatives formally introduced a resolution for the impeachment of Donald Trump Monday, stating that Trump should be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors. Article I of the resolution, titled “Incitement of Insurrection,” states that “the Constitution provides that the House of Representatives ‘shall have the sole Power of Impeachment’ [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused?Tanzanian authorities of violating the rights of Burundian refugees. The report states that at least 18 refugees and asylum seekers have been abused since 2019, while also mentioning that the location of some who were forcibly disappeared remains unknown. “Between October 2019 and August 2020, Tanzanian police and intelligence [...]

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) said Friday that they have filed a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump and his campaign on behalf of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and three Detroit residents. The suit challenges Trump and his campaign’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Michigan by [...]

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The European Parliament (EP) announced on Monday that restrictions will be placed on the export of dual use products and technologies, including cyber surveillance tools, in an effort to limit human rights violations. In the press release, the EP stated: the reviewed rules, agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators, govern the export of so-called dual [...]

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The Supreme Court of the United States Monday rejected an appeal by the NFL and DirectTV to avoid a class action lawsuit. The appeal stemmed from a case where the plaintiffs, Ninth Inning Inc., “challenged the National Football League’s contract with DirecTV for the television rights to out-of-market games.” The District Court dismissed the plaintiff’s [...]

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Lagos governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced via Twitter Tuesday that a judicial investigation will begin into the protestor shootings that unfolded in the Nigerian city. The governor stated that “on our work to end police brutality, our judicial panel is ready to begin work. We want to find justice and provide compensation for victims to the [...]

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Twenty Republican former US Attorneys released an open letter to the public on Tuesday in which they accused President Donald Trump of threatening the rule of law and declared their support for Joe Biden. The letter is jointly written and signed by former US Attorneys who were appointed and served under Republican presidents, including Dwight [...]

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The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Legal Aid Society filed a lawsuit Monday against the New York Police Department (NYPD) and Mayor Bill de Blasio over police violence against protesters following the murder of George Floyd. The suit names de Blasio, along with the City of New York, Chief of Department for the [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday announced a global resolution of both criminal and civil investigations into opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma, and civil investigations into the Sackler family. In the press release, the DOJ announced that “Purdue Pharma has agreed to plead guilty in federal court in New Jersey to a three-count felony [...]

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An extensive report released Monday by Human Rights Watch outlined numerous abuses and due process violations in North Korea’s pretrial detention system. HRW stated that its “report is based on interviews and research conducted by Human Rights Watch staff and a consultant between January 2015 and May 2020.” Among those interviewed were “22 North Koreans [...]

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