UN expert urges UAE government to release human rights defenders

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Other allegations against the government include torture through a prolonged period of solitary confinement, turning off air conditioning in high-temperature conditions, and covering windows to prevent prisoners from seeing sunlight. The UAE government has not responded to the statement.

UK government introduces maternity leave for cabinet ministers

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The UK government presented a bill Thursday that, if passed, will give the Prime Minister the power to give ministers six months’ maternity leave. ” The bill will ensure that Braverman remains a member of the government whilst on maternity leave.

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Greece government submits bill to parliament for doubling territorial waters

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The Greek government submitted a bill to the country’s Hellenic Parliament Friday in an attempt to increase its territorial waters. The bill must now be passed by the Hellenic Parliament and will come into force upon publication in the government gazette.

NV May Let Firms Run Local Governments

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France court finds government liable for climate change inaction

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The post France court finds government liable for climate change inaction appeared first on JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary.

Government Strike Force Cracks Down on Medicare Fraud

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Why Property Owners Should Retain an Eminent Domain Lawyer When Faced with a Government Taking

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Ousted Myanmar leaders form parallel national unity government to challenge military junta

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It advises international parliaments and diplomats to contact it, saying it will be responsible for forming a government and working with the United Nations as well as other members of the international community.

Arizona Dead Enders Demand Court Hand State Government Over To Them

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Justices request government’s views on Harvard affirmative-action dispute

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Share The Supreme Court on Monday asked the federal government to weigh in on whether the justices should once again wade into the battle over affirmative action. The justices considered the case for the first time at their conference on June 10 before calling for the government’s views.

Zimbabwe government appeals ruling that denied chief justice term extension

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The Attorney General of Zimbabwe filed an appeal Monday with the nation’s Supreme Court after the High Court’s recent ruling against the government.

India state government pushes ahead with law banning cow slaughter

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The Karnataka state government in India decided Monday to promulgate an ordinance to bring the Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill, 2020 into effect to curb the slaughter of cows in the state.

Libyan parliament approves government of PM Abdulhamid Dbeibah

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The Libyan parliament validated Wednesday an interim government mandated to reunite the fractured country after a decade of war and administer the December elections under an UN-backed peace plan. Libya has long been divided between two rival governments, each backed by an array of local militias and foreign powers. Turkey has supported the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA). International Uncategorized government Libya Parliament un

Rwanda government report assigns responsibility to France for enabling 1994 Rwandan Genocide

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The French government bears significant responsibility for enabling the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, according to a Monday report from the Rwandan government.

Australia court rules government has duty to protect youth from climate change

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The Federal Court of Australia ruled Thursday that the Minister for Environment, Sussan Ley, and the wider government, has a duty of care to protect Australia’s youth from the climate crisis.

The Government Files an Opioid-related Case Against Walmart

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Supreme Court midterm webinar for states and local governments

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EDT, the National Association of Counties and the State and Local Legal Center will host a webinar to discuss pending Supreme Court cases and their impact on state and local governments. The post Supreme Court midterm webinar for states and local governments appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

Court rules against government on technical question of notice requirement in immigration law

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Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion, adopting a rigid interpretation of a federal statute that requires the government to serve a “notice to appear” in order to trigger the “stop-time” rule. Share The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a 6-3 opinion in Niz-Chavez v.

Moldova Constitutional Court allows president to appoint some government officials

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Sandu’s advisor Olesea Stamate welcomed the decision in a post on Facebook , saying that it “clarifies the powers of the interim government” and would “make the government stronger in times of crisis.”

US imposes bans on Uganda government officials accused of human rights violations

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Friday announced visa restrictions on Ugandan government officials accused of human rights violations and repressive acts during the January 14 general elections and campaign period.

Kenya court suspends government’s move to close refugee camps

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Kenya’s high court issued a 30-day stay order Thursday suspending a move by the government to close the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps housing hundreds of thousands of refugees from war-torn neighboring countries such as Somalia. The case arose after Kenya’s Interior Minster Fred Matiang’i announced the government’s desire to close the Dadaab and Kakuma camps.

UN calls on Canadian government, Holy See to probe Indigenous children deaths

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” While being in contact with Canada and the Holy See, the experts also called on the Canadian government to fully implement the 2015 Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) recommendations.

USD Law Professor Under Investigation For Column Criticizing Chinese Government

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University of San Diego Law Professor Thomas Smith has been put under investigation for the use of an offensive term in a column criticizing the Chinese government and its role in the pandemic. It is clear a reference not to the Chinese people but the Chinese government.

Hong Kong demands all civil servants sign declaration of loyalty to government

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The Union for New Civil Servants, formed during the 2019 antigovernment protests in Hong Kong, on Saturday became the first union to disband since the notice was published on Friday, citing concerns that the oath-taking requirements would force some of its members to leave the government.

Leaked Chechnya government documents confirm police role in 2017 extrajudicial killings: report

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Amid international pushback, the Russian government controversially claimed during a UN Human Rights Council meeting in 2018 that “it was not possible to find representatives of the LGBT community in Chechnya.”

Norway Supreme Court allows government to expand Arctic oil exploration

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The Supreme Court of Norway , in a decision Tuesday, upheld a judgment of the Borgarting Court of Appeals, which had allowed the government to grant oil production licenses on new sections of the Norwegian continental shelf.

Thailand government files criminal complaint against opposition leader

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The Thai government filed a criminal complaint against political leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit Wednesday, citing crimes against the monarchy. He criticized the government’s administration of recently developed COVID-19 vaccines.

Hungary government orders disclaimers for books with gay themes

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The Hungarian government has ordered a publisher to print disclaimers identifying books containing “behaviour inconsistent with traditional gender roles.”

Government Eavesdropping Declined During Pandemic: Report

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The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the reasons that national security investigations of possible terrorists and those working for foreign agents fell sharply last year, says a new government report.

Texas, Louisiana sue federal government for failing to take custody of convicted individuals subject to deportation

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Texas and Louisiana filed suit against the federal government Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas, alleging that immigration authorities declined to take custody of convicted individuals who could be subject to deportation.

California could have a parliamentary government

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Overview California can and should adopt a parliamentary system.

Government Contracts and Ownership of Technical Data

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This is a government contract case involving rights to technical data provided to the government from a contractor. Government recipients” and so petitioned to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA). by Dennis Crouch. The Boeing Company v. Air Force ( Fed.

New Zealand introduces bill to improve M?ori representation in local government

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The New Zealand government announced Sunday that it is introducing a new government bill to improve M?ori ori representation in local government as the country prepares for the 2022 local council elections. ori Constituencies) Amendment Bill is spearheaded by the Minister of Local Government Nanaia Mahuta. According to a fact sheet on the government’s website , the bill proposes three key changes.

France court upholds government decision to keep cultural venues closed

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The Council of State, France’s highest administrative court, ruled Wednesday that the government’s decision to extend closure of cinemas, theatres, and cultural venues after the easing of national lockdown was justified.

Myanmar military government revokes citizen protections against home arrest, indefinite detention

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JURIST Exclusive – In a declaration Saturday evening Myanmar time, the Myanmar military government announced that under emergency powers claimed in the wake of its February 1 coup , it was revoking key sections of the country’s citizen privacy law protecting basic freedoms.

India Supreme Court advises Central Government to review COVID-19 vaccination policy

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The Supreme Court of India on Monday issued an order asking the Central Government to review India’s current vaccination plan in the midst of the country’s second wave of infections. The Court outlined several aspects of the Central Government’s vaccine pricing policy that require review. This is because there is a difference between the way the Central Government receives vaccines and how State Governments receive vaccines.

Biden Beefs Up Federal Government Cybersecurity with Executive Order 

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For the first time, the United States will require all software purchased by the federal government to meet, within six months, a series of new cybersecurity standards.