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Decriminalisation of sodomy in the Caribbean

From Leonardo Raznovich As part of the ongoing research that the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights is undertaking in the Caribbean, along with the IBA and the ILANUD, a group of almost 50 people which includes CEOs of top companies…

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Protection from prying eyes: Trusts in the Cayman Islands

By Bernadette Carey From Carey Olsen While the flaunting of one’s wealth remains a common pastime for many of the world’s well-heeled, increasingly so in the age of social media, the majority of private clients wish to remain just that…

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The Editor speaks: Human Rights

We have highlighted today a document titled “Written Evidence Submitted by the Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Inquiry on the future of the UK Overseas Territories”. The Cayman Islands Human…

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The future of the UK Overseas Territories inquiry – Foreign Affairs Committee’s Inquiry

From Leonardo Raznovich I felt compelled to expand my written evidence in relation to this inquiry in particular after the unanimous decision of the Bermudian Court of Appeal which confirmed the illegality of the Domestic Partnership Act 2018 passed by…

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Australia rushes its ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill into parliament, despite massive opposition

By Zack Whittaker From TechCrunch Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill is one step closer to becoming law, after the two leading but sparring party political giantsstruck a deal to pass the legislation. The bill, in short, grants Australian police greater powers…

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OPINION: Newspapers connect humanity

By Melissa Martin North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica. Humanity lives, works, and plays on the 7 continents. And reads the newspaper. All free countries on the planet with a printing press (and the Internet) are able…

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Real progress or smokescreen?

By Tate Johnston, From Freedom United < Is this progress or just a smokescreen? Recent reports from Uzbekistan are conflicting, what should we make of them? The government is making promising commitments to tackle forced labor in Uzbekistan. But the…

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World Population Day July 11th

In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. This year,…

Trademarks v. artistic freedom

Trademarks versus artistic freedom of expression: milestone referral for preliminary ruling By Olivier Vrins, Jeroen Muyldermans Contributed by ALTIUS Intellectual Property Belgium From ILO In a high-profile trademark infringement case involving Moët Hennessey Champagne Services (MHCS) – owner of the…

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Caribbean activists welcome Inter-American Court opinion on LGBT rights

By CariFLAGS (PRESS RELEASE) – The Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities (CariFLAGS) celebrates the recent advisory opinion by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) which referred to its constant case law whereby sexual orientation…