One Million March in Hong Kong to Protest Proposed Extradition Law

Over one million-strong filled the streets in Hong Kong to protest a new extradition proposal that would allow mainland China to extradite individuals living on the island.   The extradition law makes it possible for […]

Indian Court Rules that All Animals Have Legal Personhood

The high court in India’s Punjab and Haryana region of India ruled that all animals have the “rights, duties, and liabilities of a living person’ under the law. The ruling also stated that humans have […]

Philippines Law: Every Student Must Plant 10 Trees to Graduate

A new law in the Philippines would require that every student plant at least 10 trees if they plan on graduating from elementary school to college. The so-called “Graduation Legacy For the Environment Act” passed […]

Japan Court Refuses Compensation for Forced Sterilization Victims, Citing Statute of Limitations

A Japanese court ruled that victims of forced sterilization are not owed compensation by the government once the 20-year statute of limitations expires. The “Eugenic Protection Law”, which was struck down as unconstitutional, allowed the […]

Supreme Court Refuses Case Challenging Transgender Bathroom Rights

The US Supreme Court has refused to hear a case challenging a Pennsylvania school district’s policy that allows transgender students to use the bathroom of their gender identity. A lower court had ruled in favor […]

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