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By Amnesty International
Responding to the double public executions by the Taliban yesterday, Livia Saccardi, Amnesty International’s interim Deputy Regional Director for South Asia, said: “We oppose all executions as a violation of the right to life. The Taliban has been repeatedly carrying them out publicly which is a gross affront to human dignity as well as a […] The post Afghanistan: Taliban must halt all executions and abolish death penalty appeared first on Amnesty International. ]]> (Full Story)
By Gabriela Mesones Rojo
The decision of the Supreme Court comes as a result of the lawsuit filed by the former minister of health of the Fujimori government, to avoid being judicially investigated. (Full Story)
By Amnesty International
Tunisian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release six arbitrarily detained political opponents who have been held for a year while being investigated on unfounded accusations of “conspiracy against state security” because of their perceived political opposition to authorities and for exercising their right to freedom of assembly, said Amnesty International. In January 2024, a judge rejected the […] The post Tunisia: Release and drop charges against opposition activists arbitrarily detained for a year appeared first on Amnesty International. ]]> (Full Story)
By Dwan Vilcins, Group leader, Environmental Epidemiology, Children’s Health Environment Program, The University of Queensland
Nicholas Osborne, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, The University of Queensland
Paul D. Robinson, Conjoint Professor in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Child Health Research Centre, The University of Queensland
Bushfires are currently burning in Australian states including Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and South…The Conversation (Full Story)
By Edith Jennifer Hill, Associate Lecturer, Flinders University
Mother and family YouTube creator Ruby Franke was this week sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of aggravated child abuse.

Franke came under fire from viewers many times throughout her time on YouTube for her controversial parenting, which included videos of withholding food from the children, or sharing she made her son sleep…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Emily Booth, Research assistant, University of Technology Sydney
Marian-Andrei Rizoiu, Associate Professor in Behavioral Data Science, University of Technology Sydney
As misinformation and radicalisation rise, it’s tempting to look for something to blame: the internet, social media personalities, sensationalised political campaigns, religion, or conspiracy theories. And once we’ve settled on a cause, solutions usually follow: do more fact-checking, regulate advertising, ban YouTubers deemed to have “gone too far”.

However, if these strategies were the whole answer, we should already be seeing a decrease in people being drawn into fringe communities and beliefs, and less misinformation in the online environment. We’re not.

In new research…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Liyana Kayali, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney
Around 1.5 million Palestinians are trapped near the border, with nowhere to go. Egypt, however, has long opposed the idea of resettling Palestinians in the Sinai Peninsula.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Global Voices
The Administration and Operations Manager will oversee ensure the smooth running of the organization, maintaining operations and financial systems, and supporting projects to meet technical obligations of grants and contracts. (Full Story)
By Raymond Evans, Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Griffith University
Many argue Samuel Griffith, twice Queensland premier and our first chief justice, is guilty of colonial war crimes. Raymond Evans searched for the evidence to nail him but found a different story.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Camisha Sibblis, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology/Director of the Black Studies Institute, University of Windsor
Until the justice system reckons with its systemic racism, pre-sentencing reports will fail to shift the way the courts see Black offenders.The Conversation (Full Story)
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