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Final Ukraine Results Give Zelenskyy 30 Percent Of Presidential Vote

April 4, 2019           |                                       

Ukraine’s election commission has released the final results of the March 31 presidential vote, giving political newcomer Volodymyr Zelenskyy just over 30 percent of the vote. With no candidate getting 50 percent, Zelenskyy will meet incumbent Petro Poroshenko on April 21 in a runoff. The Central Election Commission announced on April 4 that Zelenskyy secured […]

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Foreign Observers Deported From Kazakhstan Without Seeing Fired Judge

February 15, 2019           |                                       

ASTANA — Kazakh authorities have deported two observers from the Italian Federation for Human Rights (IFHR) after not allowing them to meet a Kazakh judge who was fired following the acquittal by his court of an opposition activist earlier this month. Colleagues and friends of Lyudmyla Voloshyna and Valeriy Yavtushenko, both Ukrainian nationals, told RFE/RL […]

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It is time to invest in a fair future. Image: Section 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which forms the basis of international agreements the UK is a signatory to. Credit: Richard Lemarchand/Flickr, CC 2.0 In accordance with international human rights law, countries must take concrete steps to the maximum of their available […]

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American Civil Rights Institute Rescinds Angela Davis Honor

January 8, 2019           |                                       

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Black activists on Monday called for leadership changes and protests at an Alabama civil rights museum after it rescinded an award for political activist Angela Davis, a move the mayor said followed complaints from the Jewish community. Speaking outside the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, located in the same downtown area where civil […]

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Tajik Marriages Now Need A Seal Of Approval

December 21, 2018           |                                       

Tajik couples are being ordered to meet with psychologists and lawyers ahead of marriage as part of a pilot project in the capital, Dushanbe, to lower domestic violence and divorce rates. The recommendations of these professionals can block a wedding application if a couple is deemed unsuitable.

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Common Cause Celebrates U.S. District Court for Northern District of Georgia Order to Grant Emergency Relief to Georgia Voters, Ensuring Access to the Ballot in Midterm Election

November 2, 2018           |                                       

Atlanta, GA – Judge Eleanor Louise Ross of the U.S. District Court for Northern District of GA today ordered that Georgia voters whose registration applications had been left pending under Georgia’s “Exact Match” program are now allowed to exercise their right to vote in the midterm election on November 6. The full order is accessible […]

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For the first time in 13 years, the U.S. Army has been unable to meet its annual goal of 76,500 new recruits, ABC News reported Monday. It recruited just 70,000 people in fiscal year 2018. Hank Minitrez, an Army spokesperson, emphasized that 70,000 new recruits are “the most to enlist in a single year since […]

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U.S. Legislators Arrive In Moscow On Mission To Improve Ties, Observe Economy

July 2, 2018           |                                       

A group of U.S. congressional Republicans has arrived in Moscow on what they said is a mission to try to revive relations and observe how Russia’s economy is doing after four years of Western sanctions. Before arriving in Moscow late on July 2, the conservative legislators met in St. Petersburg with the city’s Governor Georgy […]

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