Cuba’s new family code

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Cuba’s new family code. Important progress: “The draft of a new family code for Cuba…proposes allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt.” Draft of Cuba’s new family code opens the door for gay marriage.

War Crimes in Myanmar

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“Myanmar military forces killed at least 24 civilians in attacks this month on three villages in the country’s central Magway region, murdering eight after taking them alive as prisoners” — war crimes. ‘It’s the military’s ongoing impunity that allows these … Continued

Now Hong Kong Bans the Vigil

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“As recently as two years ago,” Hong Kong’s “leader was citing the [annual] candlelight vigil” for the victims of Beijing’s massacre of Tiananmen Square democracy activists “as a symbol of Hong Kong’s enduring freedoms.” Now Hong Kong bans the vigil. … Continued

Grave human rights violations in Burundi

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  Grave human rights violations have persisted with impunity in Burundi n the 15 months since Évariste Ndayishimiye became president. The UN Human Rights Council, meeting now in Geneva, should ensure that UN investigations in Burundi continue. Burundi: Allegations of … Continued

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