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Monday October 4th, 2021 night edition

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In the face of what is likely today’s most heinous atrocity — and the demonstrated ineptitude of international courts to take on the case — the Uyghur Tribunal’s coming verdict will be a litmus test of the human rights legal establishment, now and in the China-ascendant future.

Following a request from the World Uyghur Congress, an international organization representing Uyghur interests abroad, the Uyghur Tribunal was launched in 2020 by Sir Geoffrey Nice­, the lead prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal that tried Slobodan Milošević’s war crimes in the former Yugoslavia.

To be clear, both Beijing and the Tribunal have proposed answers, at least implicitly, to the question of whether international law matters without viable courts.

The Uyghur Tribunal is betting that the transparent use of the law by respected experts on China’s alleged genocide will carry weight around the world.

While the Uyghur Tribunal is not the first “court” of its kind, it likely will prove to be one of the most significant.

As such, the Uyghur Tribunal is the first high-profile tribunal to receive significant international attention for its overt challenge to China’s routing of institutions on the global stage.

The world should take the Uyghur Tribunal’s lessons to heart — or risk the total submission of international institutions to autocratic powers. »

'Trevor's Law' was passed to track cancer clusters. It hasn't happened.

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Congress allocated additional money for "Trevor's Law” in fiscal years 2020 and 2021, bringing the total to $4.5 million.

The CDC's "cancer cluster guidelines" page also acknowledges the constraints of the past year in recruiting resources to help in the effort.

About 1,000 suspected cancer clusters are reported to state health departments each year, according to the American Cancer Society. »

"Most Expansive Expose Of Financial Secrecy" To Be Published Today

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"The damage could be insurmountable," the Panamanian government said in the letter, sent through a law firm to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

The ICIJ tweeted that it would release Sunday 1630 GMT its "most expansive expose of financial secrecy yet," based on the leak of 11.9 million documents "covering every corner of the globe.".

The "Pandora Papers" investigation is the result of work by more than 600 reporters in 117 countries, the ICIJ said. »

Supreme Court will likely kill Roe v. Wade and gun restriction laws this term

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It’s almost opening day for the most important court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court.

The law is at odds with current Supreme Court precedent, set almost 30 years ago in a case called Planned Parenthood v. Casey, in which the court upheld the “essential holding” of its landmark decision in 1973 in Roe v. Wade.

Ten months from now, when the court’s term ends, Roe and Casey will no longer be the law of the land. »