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    Jurist ICJ rules Myanmar must prevent Rohingya genocide

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled unanimously Thursday that Myanmar must take “provisional measures” to prevent the ongoing genocide of the remaining Rohingya in Myanmar, to preserve evidence and to make regular reports to the court. This decision arises as part of the ongoing...
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    Jurist NRDC sues to extend endangered species protection to pangolin

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and partners filed suit against the Trump administration Wednesday to force them to propose Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection for pangolins. Currently, the US offers ESA protection for one of seven pangolin species that exist, which allows for...
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    Jurist Brazil prosecutors charge Glenn Greenwald with violating cybersecurity laws

    Federal prosecutors in Brazil filed a criminal complaint Tuesday accusing journalist Glenn Greenwald of being part of a criminal organization that hacked the mobile phones of prosecutors and other public officials last year. On his website, The Intercept Brazil, Greenwald published several...
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    Jurist China court sentences former Interpol president Meng Hongwei to prison for bribery

    The Tianjin First Intermediate People’s Court sentenced Meng Hongwei, a high-ranking Chinese official, on Tuesday to 13-and-a-half years in prison for bribery. Meng held positions such as deputy minister of the Ministry of Public Security, deputy director of the China Maritime Police Bureau and...
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    Jurist Myanmar panel denies genocide, finds war crimes against Rohingya

    A Myanmar government sponsored commission tasked with investigating human rights violations in Rakhine State concluded on Monday that soldiers likely committed war crimes against its Rohingya Muslim community but found no evidence of genocide. The Independent Commission Of Enquiry (ICOE)...
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    Jurist Vale ex-CEO charged with homicide in connection with Brazil dam disaster

    Brazilian prosecutors have charged the ex-CEO of Vale, Fabio Schvartsman, and 15 others with homicide for the dam disaster in which killed more than 250 people. Additionally, the company and TUV SUD were charged with environmental crimes. In January 2019 the dam at one of Vale’s mines collapsed...
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    Jurist Thailand’s Future Forward Party acquitted of charges of trying to overthrow monarchy

    Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled that key figures of Thailand’s opposition political party, Future Forward, were not guilty of seeking to overthrow the country’s monarchy. The charges were based on social media posts and academic publications made by the members before the party...
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    Jurist Northern Ireland police make seven arrests in raid exposing international money laundering scheme

    The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Detective Chief Inspector announced Tuesday that the PSNI arrested seven suspects in connection to a £215 international money laundering scheme. The PSNI conducted 15 raids between Monday and Tuesday in five different localities across Northern...
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    Jurist US, China leaders sign new trade agreement

    The Trump administration announced the singing of a new trade deal with China on Wednesday. The treaty covers intellectual property, technology transfer, food and agriculture, and financial services. It also discusses economic policies such as exchange rates and a commitment to expand trade...
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    Jurist Senate approves revised North American trade agreement

    The US Senate approved the revised United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on Thursday by a vote of 89-10. The goal of USMCA is to expand trade between the US, Mexico and Canada. The bill was approved by the House in December by a 385-41 vote. The USMCA is the replacement for the North...