UN poverty and rights expert blames Lebanon government and central bank for humanitarian and economic crisis

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UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Olivier De Schutter, in a report published Wednesday, condemned the Lebanese government and the central bank for the country’s worst economic and financial crisis, which has pushed most of its population into poverty.

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Egypt independent human rights organization closes due to government pressure

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ANHRI made the announcement in a statement posted to its website, citing government pressure as the reason for its closure. The AP reached out to an Egypt government media officer for comment on the ANHRI’s statement.

UK Government unveils proposal to restrict conversion therapy

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Britain’s Government Equalities Office unveiled draft proposals on Friday to ban conversion therapy for minors and vulnerable adults in England and Wales, seeking to prevent “coercive and abhorrent” practices that try to change sexual orientation or gender identity.

Spain government proposes paid menstrual leave and wider abortion rights

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The Spanish government approved a draft bill Tuesday that extends abortion access for teenagers, removes existing obstacles to abortion, and may make Spain the first country in Europe to grant workers menstrual leave.

Canada government imposes new sanctions, ban on Russian luxury goods

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The Canadian government announced new sanctions against Russia Friday, in addition to the sanctions already in place. The Canadian government, when implementing the new sanctions, cited the need to keep up with other countries such as the US and the UK.

Report reveals British Virgin Islands government corruption, suggests constitutional suspension

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In January 2021, then-BVI Governor Augustus Jaspert issued an investigation into the governance of the territory, aiming to uncover “corruption, abuse of office and other serious dishonesty.” The inquiry reviewed allegations of government corruption and drug laundering.

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.

HRW: Cuba government systematically detained and abused protestors

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday that the Cuban government “systematically engaged in arbitrary detention, ill-treatment of detainees, and abuse-ridden criminal prosecutions in response to peaceful anti-government protests in July 2021.”.

Sri Lanka government briefly lifts curfew for Buddhist holiday

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Sri Lanka lifted a government curfew Sunday for the Buddhist holiday of Vesak on May 16. ” The post Sri Lanka government briefly lifts curfew for Buddhist holiday appeared first on JURIST - News.

US, Australia, Denmark, Norway pledge to control tech exports to authoritarian governments

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The White House released a joint statement Friday announcing a partnership with Australia, Denmark, and Norway to try to curb the use of technologies by authoritarian governments that use the products for repression and surveillance.

UK election watchdog warns bill with government oversight threatens independence

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The UK’s independent elections regulatory agency and watchdog, the Electoral Commission, Monday urged the government to reconsider proposed changes to its oversight arrangements in a public letter. The bill contains changes to government oversight of the Electoral Commission.

Government Building Security: 4 Challenges and Solutions

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Canada indigenous community signs agreement with government to reclaim child welfare jurisdiction

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The Cowessess First Nation became the first Canadian Indigenous community on Tuesday to sign an agreement with the Canadian and Saskatchewan governments under Canada’s landmark Bill C-92 passed in 2019.

US government watchdog finds federal use of artificial intelligence poses threat to federal agencies and public

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The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a public report Tuesday stating that most federal agencies that use facial recognition technology systems are unaware of the “privacy and accuracy-related risks” that such systems pose to federal agencies and the American public.

Proton successfully appeals government surveillance obligations

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The company was also protected by article 271 of the Swiss Criminal Code , which means that data submission for surveillance purposes is supposed to be approved by the Swiss government.

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.

Biden signs executive order on US government cryptocurrency assessment

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US President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday calling for the first ever, whole-of-government approach to addressing the risks and benefits of cryptocurrency. At the same time, Biden called on all US government agencies to develop a framework to address and prevent illicit use.

Australia state government introduces pandemic bill enhancing government authority during pandemic

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The Victorian government introduced a bill that would give pandemic management discretion to the state’s premier and health minister. The bill would give the premier nearly full authority to declare a pandemic, with no limits to the duration.

India government introduces bill giving state governments power to specify SEBCs

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The Central Government of India introduced Monday a bill that would empower state governments to specify socially and educationally backward classes (SEBCs) in the Lok Sabha (House of the People).

India government increases abortion limit to 24 weeks

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The Government of India Tuesday notified the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021. The government has notified these rules under Section 6 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 (MTP Act).

NV May Let Firms Run Local Governments

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Federal judge blocks COVID vaccine mandate for government contractors

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A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Tuesday blocked a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees of federal government contractors.

Australia government proposes new bill regulating social media companies

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The Australian Government on Monday published a draft of a new online privacy act regulating social media companies. However, the draft represents the Australian Government’s intent to bolster regulations on online and social media organizations.

Family Sues Government After C-Section Retractor Left Inside Mother

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government after a Navy hospital leaves a C-section instrument inside the new mom. GovernmentServicemember and his wife sue the U.S.

Federal court dismisses Blue Origin lawsuit, allows SpaceX government contract to resume

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The court is a specialized court for monetary claims against the US government. The post Federal court dismisses Blue Origin lawsuit, allows SpaceX government contract to resume appeared first on JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary.

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.

North Dakota house passes state government vaccine mandate ban

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The North Dakota House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill that would ban state-level government-ordered COVID vaccine mandates. The post North Dakota house passes state government vaccine mandate ban appeared first on JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary.

New Zealand government introduces bill to repeal mandatory sentencing regime

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The New Zealand government on Thursday introduced the Three Strikes Legislation Repeal Bill to repeal portions of the Sentencing and Parole Reform Act of 2010 , which together form the mandatory sentencing regime called the three strikes law.

India government questions Facebook internal moderation amidst hate speech allegations

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The Government of India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeITY) sought clarification Friday from Facebook India’s Managing Director Ajit Mohan on the algorithms used by the company to moderate hate speech and fake news on its social media platforms.

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.

Co-conspirators Charged in Government Health Care Kickback Schemes

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The government charges individuals involved in fraudulently billing for unneeded health care products and services.

Afghanistan dispatch: Taliban leaders continue to reject broad participation in government

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Here, a Staff Correspondent for JURIST in Kabul reviews several broad concerns about the new Taliban government that have arisen nationally and internationally since August. Establishment of an Inclusive Government. Involvement of Women in the Government.

Austria government submits draft law legalizing assisted dying

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The post Austria government submits draft law legalizing assisted dying appeared first on JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary. The Austrian federal chancellery on Saturday sent a draft law to parliament to legalize assisted death for seriously ill adults.