Korean Court Rejects Suit Against Japan Over Sexual Slavery

The decision contradicted an earlier court ruling in South Korea that said the Japanese government must compensate so-called comfort women.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #japan, #prostitution, #reparations, #slavery-historical, #south-korea, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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I Met a Taliban Leader and Lost Hope for My Country

Afghan women know the cost of the wars started by men, and we will continue to suffer after American forces withdraw.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #peace-process, #taliban, #womens-rights

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China’s Solar Dominance Presents Biden With Human Rights Dilemma

President Biden’s vow to work with China on issues like climate change is clashing with his promise to defend human rights.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #factories-and-manufacturing, #first-solar-inc, #forced-labor, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #silicon, #solar-energy, #solar-energy-industries-assn, #solyndra-inc, #trumka-richard-l, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

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U.N. Panel Is Scathing in Its Criticism of a British Report on Race

The criticism adds to a backlash against findings by the Johnson government that called Britain a “model for other white-majority countries.”

#black-people, #discrimination, #floyd-george-d-2020, #great-britain, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-nations, #whites

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U.S. Is Expected to Approve Some Arms Sales to U.A.E. and Saudis

The Biden administration is close to completing a review of Trump-era weapons sales to the two Gulf Arab states. Democrats in Congress oppose the deals.

#arms-trade, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #drones-pilotless-planes, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #israel, #military-aircraft, #peace-process, #saudi-arabia, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yemen

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Why It’s Time to Rethink the Olympics

Displacements, human rights violations, health concerns and overspending have dogged the Games in recent years. The Olympic mission is a mess in need of long-term fixing.

#boycotts, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #international-relations, #japan, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2020, #olympic-games-2022, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Myanmar Protests, and Killings, Continue

The death toll has passed 700, with more than 80 killed on Friday in one city alone, a rights group said.

#assistance-assn-for-political-prisoners, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar

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‘Everything Is Worth Freedom’: Uganda’s Opposition Leader Faces the Future

Bobi Wine, the pop star who became a presidential candidate, considers rebuilding his anti-government movement after a violent election season that left many aides and supporters imprisoned.

#human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kampala-uganda, #kyagulanyi-ssentamu-robert-bobi-wine, #museveni-yoweri, #uganda

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‘Tell Us if He’s Dead’: Abductions and Torture Rattle Uganda

Hundreds have been detained, many brutalized, after a bloody, contested election. The government of Yoweri Museveni appears intent on breaking the back of the opposition.

#elections, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kyagulanyi-ssentamu-robert-bobi-wine, #museveni-yoweri, #political-prisoners, #torture, #uganda, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Ramsey Clark, Attorney General and Rebel With a Cause, Dies at 93

Mr. Clark oversaw the drafting of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 and went on to defend both the disadvantaged and the unpopular.

#attorneys-general, #clark-ramsey, #deaths-obituaries, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #legal-profession, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vietnam-war

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Here’s How to Handle the ‘Genocide Olympics’ in Beijing

The Olympiad gives us leverage. Let’s use it.

#boycotts, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #muslims-and-islam, #olympic-games-2022, #politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

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Biden Keeps Trump’s Policy Retaining Land Mines in U.S. Arsenal, for Now

On the campaign trail, Joseph R. Biden Jr. had pledged to reverse his predecessor’s land mine policy. A Pentagon spokesman said the matter was under review.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #civilian-casualties, #defense-department, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #leahy-patrick-j, #mines-explosive, #obama-barack, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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5,000 Flee as Venezuela Launches Largest Military Campaign in Decades

The Venezuelan government has long tolerated armed groups trafficking drugs and contraband near its border with Colombia. Now it has lashed out at one of them, driving thousands of civilians into flight.

#colombia, #defense-and-military-forces, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #ntn24-tv-network, #revolutionary-armed-forces-of-colombia, #venezuela

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Myanmar’s Bloodshed Reveals a World That Has Changed, and Hasn’t

How the country became primed for a sort of violence, and a sort of dictatorship, that had grown rare.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Japan Is Finding It Harder to Stay Quiet on China’s Abuse of Uyghurs

Public awareness of the issue is growing in the country, spurred in part by the work of Uyghur activists, and that is increasing pressure on the government to take action.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #japan, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

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State Dept. Reverses Trump Policies on Reproductive and Religious Freedoms

Even as Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken similarly condemned abuses and oppression from China to Syria to Venezuela, he overturned aspects of the Trump administration’s human rights agenda.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #discrimination, #freedom-of-religion, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #khashoggi-jamal, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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What is Going on with China, Cotton and All of These Clothing Brands?

A user’s guide to the latest cross-border social media fashion crisis.

#burberry, #china, #consumer-behavior, #e-commerce, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #hugo-boss-ag, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #luxury-goods-and-services, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #textiles, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #your-feed-fashion

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Eritrea Agrees to Withdraw Troops from Tigray, Ethiopia Says

The announcement comes amid mounting international condemnation of atrocities in Tigray, and days after an American presidential envoy visited Ethiopia’s prime minister.

#afwerki-isaias, #ahmed-abiy, #amnesty-international, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #civilian-casualties, #doctors-without-borders, #eritrea, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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China’s Outrage over Forced Labor Charges Targets H&M, Adidas and Nike

Major clothing brands that rely on the Chinese market are caught in a bind as Beijing and the West harden their stances on the crackdown on Xinjiang.

#adidas-ag, #china, #europe, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #nike-inc, #politics-and-government, #shanghai-china, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

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U.S. Joins Allies to Punish Chinese Officials for Human Rights Abuses

The sanctions come days after the Biden administration’s heated encounter with Chinese officials in Alaska, and will most likely widen tensions between Washington and Beijing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #treasury-department, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #zhao-lijian

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Michael Spavor, Canadian Accused of Spying, Stands Trial in China

The trial of Michael Spavor escalates China’s punitive campaign against Canada over the arrest of a top executive of Huawei.

#canada, #china, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #kovrig-michael, #political-prisoners, #spavor-michael, #united-states-international-relations

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Fear and Hostility Simmer as Ethiopia’s Military Keeps Hold on Tigray

Accounts of atrocities keep coming in as the wounded flee to the regional capital, Mekelle, where Tigrayans say they are being winnowed for their leaders’ rebellion.

#ahmed-abiy, #american-red-cross, #amnesty-international, #blinken-antony-j, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mekelle-ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Carola Eisenberg Dies at 103; Helped Start Physicians for Human Rights

She helped start the nonprofit after documenting atrocities in Latin America. She was also a pioneering educator at M.I.T. and Harvard.

#argentina, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #eisenberg-carola-1917-2021, #harvard-university, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #physicians-for-human-rights, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

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How President Biden Can Support Myanmar

Economic sanctions and an arms embargo can help pressure the Burmese military to restore democracy in Myanmar.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Sanctions Are Reimposed on Israeli Billionaire Granted Relief Under Trump

The Biden administration moved to reverse an action that had benefited Dan Gertler, who has been accused of corruption over mining deals in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #corruption-institutional, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #gertler-dan-1973, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mines-and-mining, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Is Freed in Iran but Faces New Court Date

The British-Iranian woman has been detained in Tehran for five years on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, accusations that her family and supporters say are baseless.

#great-britain, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #iran, #political-prisoners, #sentences-criminal, #zaghari-ratcliffe-nazanin

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Biden’s Dilemmas, Part 1: Punishing Saudi Arabia

In the first of two parts about what we’re learning about the current administration, we look at the president’s approach to justice in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #istanbul-turkey, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #sanger-david-e, #saudi-arabia, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-post

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In Myanmar Protests, Women Are on the Front Lines

Despite the danger, women have been at the forefront of the movement, rebuking the generals who ousted a female civilian leader.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mandalay-myanmar, #myanmar, #tatmadaw-myanmar, #women-and-girls

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Videos Show Extent of Myanmar Military’s Bloody Crackdown

A trove of visual evidence reveals how soldiers and the police used rifles and other lethal weapons against anti-coup protests across the country.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #politics-and-government, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #yangon-myanmar, #your-feed-visual-investigations

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He Was the Hero of ‘Hotel Rwanda.’ Now He’s Accused of Terrorism.

Long hailed for his bravery during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Paul Rusesabagina is now charged with being an insurgent leader. Did Rwanda change, or did he?

#content-type-personal-profile, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hutu-tribe, #kagame-paul, #political-prisoners, #rusesabagina-paul, #rwanda, #terrorism, #tutsi-tribe, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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How Green Are Electric Vehicles?

In short: Very green. But plug-in cars still have environmental effects. Here’s a guide to the main issues and how they might be addressed.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #carbon-dioxide, #conservation-of-resources, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-efficiency, #environment, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mines-and-mining, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pollution, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #water-pollution

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The Good Samaritan on Trial for Terrorism

Long hailed for his bravery during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Paul Rusesabagina is now charged with being an insurgent leader. Did Rwanda change, or did he?

#human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hutu-tribe, #kabuga-felicien, #kagame-paul, #political-prisoners, #rusesabagina-paul, #tutsi-tribe, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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A Farm-to-Table Reprieve From the Punishment of Prison Food

In Maine, inmates are growing vegetables and making meals from scratch to replace the deadly diets they have long been served.

#agriculture-and-farming, #diet-and-nutrition, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #prisons-and-prisoners

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‘Your Personality Deforms’: Navalny Sent to Notoriously Harsh Prison

Convicts in the isolation unit at Penal Colony No. 2 are forced to stand for hours with their hands clasped behind their backs, forbidden to make eye contact with the guards.

#european-union, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #russia, #united-nations

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What Is Universal Jurisdiction?

Universal jurisdiction, the idea that any nation’s courts can try people for atrocities committed anywhere, has gained as a tool of human rights lawyers battling impunity.

#assad-bashar-al, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #eichmann-adolf, #europe, #germany, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #liberia, #pinochet-ugarte-augusto, #switzerland, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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In Confronting Saudi Arabia, Biden Tiptoes With a Close Ally

The U.S. has accused Saudi Arabia’s crown prince of ordering the killing of the dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi but is wary of causing a break with an important Arab partner.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #saudi-arabia, #united-states-international-relations

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Ethiopia’s War Leads to Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray Region, U.S. Report Says

A confidential U.S. government report found that people in Tigray are being driven from their homes in a war begun by Ethiopia, an American ally — posing President Biden’s first major test in Africa.

#ahmed-abiy, #amnesty-international, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #tigray-ethiopia, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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President Biden Lets a Saudi Murderer Walk

The crown prince killed my friend Jamal Khashoggi, and we do next to nothing.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #politics-and-government, #saudi-arabia, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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Biden Won’t Penalize Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi’s Killing, Fearing Relations Breach

The decision will disappoint the human rights community and members of his own party who complained during the Trump administration that the U.S. was failing to hold Mohammed bin Salman accountable.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #istanbul-turkey, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #saudi-arabia, #state-department, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Refugee Who Set Herself on Fire in Greece Is Charged With Arson

A woman set fire to her tent on the island of Lesbos in a suicide attempt after her family’s relocation to Germany was delayed.

#arson, #asylum-right-of, #greece, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #lesbos-greece, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

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Fading Sri Lankan Hopes for Justice Rest on U.N. Rights Council

The government, strongly tied to the military, is blocking inquiries into wartime atrocities, undermining efforts to learn the fates of thousands of missing people.

#bachelet-michelle, #discrimination, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #minorities, #missing-persons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #rajapaksa-mahinda, #sri-lanka, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Biden Says ‘America Is Back.’ Should It Be?

Unless he challenges the fundamental premises of U.S. foreign policy, he will repeat the mistakes of his predecessors, but in a more competitive world.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-department, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #obama-barack, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tough Sanctions, Then a Mysterious Last-Minute Turnabout

The Treasury Department slapped sanctions on the Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler in 2017 for corruption in Africa. In Donald Trump’s final days in office, they were rolled back with no explanation.

#annan-kofi, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #corruption-institutional, #dershowitz-alan-m, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #freeh-louis-j, #gertler-dan-1973, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #israel, #kabila-joseph, #kabila-laurent, #magnitsky-sergei-l, #mandelker-sigal, #mnuchin-steven-t, #netanyahu-benjamin, #pompeo-mike, #senate-committee-on-foreign-relations, #state-department, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Dianna Ortiz, American Nun Tortured in Guatemala, Dies at 62

She became a champion of survivors of torture and helped compel the release of documents showing U.S. complicity in decades of human rights abuses in Guatemala.

#deaths-obituaries, #guatemala, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #ortiz-dianna, #torture, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden on ‘Short Leash’ as Administration Rethinks China Relations

The Biden administration is under intense pressure to maintain former President Donald J. Trump’s curbs on China, even as it tries to develop a more comprehensive and effective strategy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #customs-tariff, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-trade-organization, #xi-jinping

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International Court Accuses Two Central African Militia Leaders of Attacks on Muslims

The pair, a former legislator and a former African soccer official, collectively face 53 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for their alleged role in the conflict in the Central African Republic.

#africa, #central-african-republic, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #vigilantes, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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What Sun Dawu’s Prosecution Says About China

A rural businessman, Sun Dawu, angered Beijing twice. His fate the second time around could augur the future of the world’s other superpower.

#agriculture-and-farming, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #content-type-personal-profile, #dawu-agricultural-and-animal-husbandry-group, #entrepreneurship, #hubei-province-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #sun-dawu, #xi-jinping

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Biden Charts a New Course in Guatemala

An emerging multiethnic and multigenerational coalition is reimagining the country’s future. Partnering with them could be the key to lasting change.

#corruption-institutional, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #guatemala, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Clubhouse Cracked China’s Firewall. A People Shined Through.

China’s censors finally blocked Clubhouse, but not before users were able to bypass the caricatures painted by government-controlled media and freely discuss their hopes and fears.

#censorship, #china, #clubhouse-mobile-app, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mobile-applications, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

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Biden Administration Moves to Rejoin U.N. Human Rights Council

President Donald J. Trump withdrew the United States from the council in 2018, but the Biden administration plans to “engage with it in a principled fashion” going forward.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #politics-and-government, #united-nations-human-rights-council, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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