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  • [New] The climate crisis is compounding global inequality, since extreme weather can destroy infrastructure, decrease productivity, and threaten crop health, threatening poorer countries and communities more than rich ones. The Boston Globe
  • [New] The Irish Council for Civil Liberties said it strongly opposes the use of FRT in law enforcement or in public spaces because of what it says is the extreme risk it poses to people's rights. RTE
  • [New] Human Rights Watch found that the data practices of an overwhelming majority of EdTech companies and their products risked or infringed on children's rights. Human Rights Watch
  • [New] There are concerns that Kiribati could sign a deal with China, giving it special fishing rights in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, which was one of the world's largest marine protected areas, until the Kiribati government announced last year it would open up PIPA to commercial fishing. The Guardian
  • [New] Some groups may have a greater chance of exposure right now, but by no means is the current risk of exposure to monkeypox exclusive to men who have sex with men. CP24
  • [New] Some groups may have a greater chance of exposure right now, but by no means is the current risk of exposure to monkeypox exclusively to the gay and bisexual community in the U.S. CBC
  • [New] In East China Sea and South China Sea, the Japan and the United States will closely cooperate on responding to China-related issue, including human rights. The White House
  • [New] Smart green investment does have the potential to generate growth in the UK, including in areas badly in need of more economic opportunities, but it is not a silver bullet to solve the UK's wider economic challenges of low growth and high inequality. Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment
  • [New] If the Supreme Court rules overturns the right to an abortion the right to safe and legal abortion will either immediately become illegal in at least 13 states, or severely restricted in others. UltraViolet
  • [New] The U.N. human rights agency has warned of devastating consequences for North Korea's 25 million people, while the World Health Organization has said unchecked spread could lead to emergence of deadlier new variants. Reuters
  • [New] Majorities of Black Americans called other issues major threats to Black people in America, including 82% who cited the criminal justice system, 76% the cost of health care, 73% restrictions on voting rights, 72% lack of economic opportunity and 71% drugs. Washington Post
  • [New] The rising caseload and a lack of medical resources and vaccines has led the UN human rights agency to warn of devastating consequences for North Korea's 25 million people, and World Health Organization officials worry an unchecked spread could give rise to deadlier new variants. The Guardian
  • [New] The United States will never be able to go as far as Europe in restraining harmful but legal speech because of the robust protection for freedom of expression enshrined in the US Constitution. Atlantic Council
  • [New] If the opposition alliance wins the next election and strengthens rights and freedoms, as it says it wants to, there will be fewer tensions with Europe and the US over the state of Turkish democracy. Centre for European Reform
  • [New] China withdrew a resolution on realizing the right to a better life (another effort to evade the concrete requirements of international human rights law), fearing it would not have the support to pass. Human Rights Watch
  • [New] Cyprus's whistleblowing law does not make specific mention of issues like sexual harassment, but does say that reports of issues endangering the health and safety of any person will be covered. Sifted
  • [New] Under both domestic and international law, people fearing persecution because of their membership in a marginalized group have a right to seek protection and residence in the United States. CNN
  • [New] Some countries attempt to reconcile individuals who might be attracted by right-wing extremism with the democratic process (Germany), while others aim at ensuring right-wing extremism does not affect the State and focus far less on individuals (France). European Parliament
  • [New] Not only do changes to Russian law and practice impair IP rights of US and other unfriendly countries, but, until recently, there was doubt whether US companies could obtain, maintain and enforce IP rights in Russia without violating US trade and economic sanctions. DLA Piper
  • [New] Elections in Senegal and Kenya (in July and August, respectively) could act as flashpoints for political violence, given the rapidly rising costs of living in both countries and the mixed human rights records of their security services. Investment Monitor
  • [New] Grocery stores, unlike gas stations, will not face a fine if they fail to comply, a discrepancy the gas station group states is a clear violation of Plaintiffs' Equal Protection rights guaranteed by the United States and State of Illinois Constitutions. Chicago Tribune

Last updated: 29 May 2022


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