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

“DR Congo: Quash Whistleblowers’ Death Sentences”

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Congolese authorities make a mockery of the rule of law by prosecuting two whistleblowers for revealing information about serious financial irregularities rather than addressing the wrongdoing they exposed. Death sentences imposed in absentia were imposed. See, DR Congo: Quash Whistleblowers’ … Continued

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