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  1. World’s first facial recognition court case in South Wales warns police against privacy violations saying that “The algorithms of the law must keep pace with new and emerging technologies.”

Click to Read – Independent UK

  1. Per the report of the United Nations, prisoners who have attempted to escape from North Korean jails have been publicly executed while other inmates are subject to sexual violence and beaten with clubs.

Click to Read – Independent UK

  1. A group of 170 United Nations member countries bring out a global study reporting that children deprived of their liberty should prompt United Nations member countries to take steps to dramatically decrease the number of children detained and confined.

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch

  1. Per the report of Human Rights Watch, Indonesian authorities should independently investigate recent riots in Wamena, Papua that have resulted in 33 deaths as since September 29, 2019, at least 8,000 indigenous Papuan and other Indonesians have been displaced from their homes in Papua.

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch

  1. Per the report of Human Rights Watch, Pakistan Supreme Court’s decision to quash the conviction of a man named Wajih-ul-Hassan, who had been sentenced to death in 2002 for writing allegedly blasphemous letters, spotlights abuses inherent in the law.

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch

  1. Per the report of Human Rights Watch, the Hong Kong government’s broad ban on protesters wearing face masks is a disproportionate restriction on peaceful assembly rights.

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch

  1. Civil Society Organizations condemn the continued investigation of ex-RFA journalists who were arbitrarily arrested and charged for the peaceful exercise of their freedom of expression and for their work as investigative journalists on the issues of social justice in Cambodia.

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch

  1. United Nations refugee chief Filippo Grandi notes that growing instances of the problem of hate speech and misguided nationalism present a serious threat to efforts to tackle statelessness.

Click to Read – UN News

  1. The United Nations continues to urge authorities in Iraq to allow citizens to exercise their right to freedom of expression after the security forces opened fire on mass anti-government protests which began earlier this week.

Click to Read – UN News

  1. A Human rights lawyer Azizbek Ashurov, who took to horseback to help more than 10,000 stateless people gain nationality in Kyrgystan after the break-up of the Soviet Union, has been awarded the UN refugee agency’s prestigious 2019 Nansen Refugee Award.

Click to Read – UN News

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