Tag: Human rights and civil liberties

Court disqualifies private judge in Jolie-Pitt divorce

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LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court on Friday disqualified a private judge being used by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in their divorce...

Mississippi to file arguments in landmark abortion case

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JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi attorney general’s office is expected to file briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to outline the state’s...

EXPLAINER: What’s the history of the Olympics protest rule?

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TOKYO — The simple act of taking a knee felt like something more monumental when it happened on Olympic soccer pitches in Japan on...

Rights groups take French racial profiling case to top body

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PARIS — Leading rights organizations and grassroots groups are taking France’s first class-action lawsuit targeting the nation’s powerful police machine to the highest administrative...

Garland launches gun trafficking strike forces in 5 cities

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is launching an effort in five cities in the U.S. to reduce spiking gun violence by addressing illegal trafficking...

Smith, Carlos, Berry demand change in Olympic protest rule

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TOKYO — Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Gwen Berry are among the more than 150 athletes, educators and activists who signed a letter Thursday...

Belarus leader vows to keep up raids of NGOs, media outlets

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KYIV, Ukraine — The longtime leader of Belarus vowed Thursday to continue a crackdown on civil society activists he regards as “bandits and foreign...

US imposes new Cuba sanctions over human rights abuses

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced new sanctions Thursday against a Cuban official and a government entity that it says was involved in human...

UN rights body names panel to probe Israel, Palestinians

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GENEVA — The U.N.’s former top human rights official will be part of a new permanent panel investigating abuses in Israel, Gaza and the...

Washington Post reporter sues paper for discrimination

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Washington Post politics reporter Felicia Sonmez sued the paper and several of its current and former editors for discriminating against her as a victim...