Former Denmark immigration minister sentenced to prison for illegal family separation

The Danish Court of Impeachment, or Rigsretten, Monday sentenced former Danish immigration minister Inger Støjberg to 60 days in prison. The decision follows a rare impeachment trial in February where she was found to have ordered the illegal separation of married asylum-seeking partners while in office. The Rigsretten found Støjberg to be guilty of violating Section 5… Read More »

US and UK Rohingya refugees sue Facebook alleging dissemination of ‘hateful and dangerous misinformation’

Rohingya refugees in the US and UK on Monday filed a coordinated lawsuit against Meta Platforms, Inc. (“Facebook”) alleging the social media giant’s “inaction and support of hate speech, misinformation, and incitement of violence fostered the 10-year genocide of the Rohingya Muslims.” The suit was filed by Chicago-based Edelson PC and seeks to apply Myanmar law to the plaintiffs’… Read More »

New Zealand unveils 25-year plan to combat domestic violence

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Marama Davidson Tuesday launched a 25-year plan to tackle domestic and family violence in New Zealand homes. This is the country’s first national strategy for eliminating family violence and sexual violence. It is known as “Te Aorerekura” and it involves 10 agencies working together. Davidson said that… Read More »

Australian PM announces law to reduce social media abuses

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Sunday announced that his administration will introduce legislation to require social media companies to have “proper processes” to take down abusive or trolling content to dismantle the “shield of anonymity” that emboldens bigots online. In a press conference broadcast by ABC Australia, Morrison asserted that all people should feel safe online.… Read More »

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