Colombia Found Responsible for 2000 Kidnap, Torture of Journalist Jineth Bedoya

A regional human rights court found the state of Colombia responsible for the kidnap, torture, and rape of prominent journalist Jineth Bedoya 21 years ago. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled on Oct. 18 that Colombia was “internationally responsible …

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ICC Opens Investigation into Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘War on Drugs’

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has authorized on Sept. 15 a full investigation into Philippine Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs” that has killed thousands of Filipinos. ICC announced that there was “a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation, and …

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European Court of Justice Backs State Regulators to Pursue Cases Against ‘Big Tech’

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has endorsed the power of national privacy watchdogs to pursue cases against tech giants even if they are not their lead regulators. Europe’s top court ruled that national authorities, in cases where cross-border data …

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ICC Chief Prosecutor Seeks Full Investigation into ‘War on Drugs’ Killings in the Philippines

The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor is seeking for a full investigation into the drug war killings in the Philippines. ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on June 14 has requested authorization from ICC judges to investigate the “war on …

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