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Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Three rights groups file ICC lawsuit against Israel over Gaza ‘genocide’ | Al Jazeera

Three Palestinian rights groups have filed a lawsuit with the International Criminal Court (ICC), urging the body to investigate Israel for “apartheid” as well as “genocide” and issue arrest warrants for Israeli leaders.

Erdoğan hits out at constitutional court as Turkey’s judicial crisis deepens | FT

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused the country’s top human rights court of making “many mistakes” as a crisis in the judiciary system deepens.

Venezuela objects to resumption of ICC investigation | JURIST

The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Appeals Chamber heard arguments on Tuesday over whether the court may resume its investigation into human rights abuses in Venezuela.

Burkina Faso junta’s conscription of critics rattles civil society and unions | TODAY

Burkina Faso’s military junta is abusing an emergency law to conscript perceived dissidents and critics to join a deadly fight against militants linked to Al Qaeda and Islamic State, warned lawyers, journalists and watchdog Human Rights Watch this week.

Uyghur rights activist among those honoured by King Charles III | Radio Free Asia

A prominent Uyghur human rights activist, singer and interpreter was among dozens of activists honoured at a reception at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday to recognise British contributions to humanitarian efforts around the world.

New Israeli law makes it illegal to watch terror content unless for a good reason | The Times of Israel

Legislation prohibiting the systematic consumption of terrorist content was passed into law in the Knesset on Wednesday, after being approved in its third reading by 13 votes to four.

Kenya’s Ogiek people being evicted for carbon credits - lawyers | BBC News

Kenya’s government is illegally evicting hunter-gatherers from their ancestral lands to profit from carbon offsetting schemes, human rights lawyers say.

Russia parades Ukrainian war prisoners as ‘volunteers’ for its army in apparent violation of international law | CNN

A group of former Ukrainian servicemen, including prisoners of war, have “volunteered” to fight on the front lines for Russia, Moscow’s state-run news agency RIA Novosti has claimed, in a potential violation of international law.

Australia offers Tuvalu residents the right to resettle, as climate change ‘threatens its existence’ | ABC

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced a new pact with the low-lying island country of Tuvalu, allowing residents facing displacement from climate change the ability to resettle in Australia.

Latvia legalizes same-sex civil partnerships | Meduza

The Latvian Saeima has adopted amendments establishing the institution of civil partnerships in Latvia.

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