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The EU announced on Thursday that it would grant the UK an extension to finalize Brexit negotiations. Prime Minister Theresa May requested an extension on Wednesday in a letter to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. In her letter, May expressed optimism that parliament will approve her revised Brexit deal, which has so far […]

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A Kenyan Court of Appeal on Friday denied an appeal of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Coordination Board that sought to deny an LGBT group’s registration. In 2015 the High Court ruled that the group, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), could register with Kenya’s NGO board with the words “gay” and “lesbian” […]

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A UN report on Thursday described the ill treatment of migrants and refugees in Libya, including rape and torture by smugglers, traffickers, Libyan officials and armed groups. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour presented the report by the High Commissioner on Afghanistan and Libya. Gilmour said that evidence of systematic rape and torture of men, […]

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The United Nation’s Human Rights Council released a report last Friday detailing its investigation into Israeli Security Forces’ (ISF) unlawful conduct and response against civilian protesters in Gaza beginning in March 2018. The independent international Commission conducted an investigation into the Gaza demonstrations organized by a “Higher National Committee” made up of members of Palestinian society, […]

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In a vote of 68-22, the Tennessee House passed a bill Thursday preventing state and local agencies from discriminating against a business entity’s internal policies. The legislation seeks to prevent universities, counties, and local agencies from implementing nondiscrimination policies against companies that have their own internal policies. These internal policies include discrimination against LGBTQ populations. LGBTQ […]

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