Human Rights

Harsh human rights law reforms will make it easier to deport migrants who break the law

Dominic Raab steps up the pressure on human rights law: reforms described as “spicy” will make it easier to deport migrants who break the law Reforms will make it easier to deport failed asylum seekers and foreign criminals Dominic Raab to reveal results of review of new measures “before Christmas” …

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UN human rights bodies unequivocally confirm the link between climate change, a healthy environment and human rights

Climate change has been on the agenda of the various UN human rights mechanisms, namely the Human Rights Council and the Special Procedures, for more than a decade. Despite several reports,1 resolutions2 and statements3 Recognizing climate change as a fundamental human rights issue, Geneva authorities have long failed to persuade …

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Biden administrator quietly releases funds for groups linked to human rights abuses in Central Africa

Thomas catenacci The Biden administration quietly overturned a Trump-era decision ending conservation grants used to indirectly fund human rights atrocities in Central Africa. Although the administration has not publicly acknowledged the change, Home Office officials confirmed this in a private briefing with minority House Natural Resources Committee staff in October, …

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David Weissbrodt, longtime U professor who founded its Human Rights Center, dies

David Weissbrodt didn’t like watching violent movies. “We’ve had this saying – they look too much like work,” said Pat Schaffer, his wife for over 50 years. As a widely published human rights law scholar who has spent his career working on behalf of victims of murder and torture, Weissbrodt …

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Abolition “the only viable solution” for the Special Criminal Court

The state human rights authority said the Special Criminal Court should be abolished altogether. The intervention of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) comes as a high-level government committee examines the future of the jury-less court. The Commission said if the government decides to retain the tribunal, a …

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The Day – Norwich mural to describe civil and human rights efforts over the centuries

Norwich – A plain gray concrete wall facing Chelsea Harbor Drive near Norwich Harbor will soon become a storyline with footage of civil and human rights leaders in Norwich and around the world. City Council on Monday cleared the use of the city-owned parking lot of Market Street for the …

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Talking about human rights in Qatar is important for English players

New Amnesty report has revealed World Cup hosts Qatar fail to effectively implement new laws to protect migrant workers (Handout / PA Media) (PA Media) It is “more important than ever” for England players to speak out on human rights issues in Qatar, Amnesty International said. The Three Lions have …

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Mandatory jabs for health workers would raise human rights concerns – O’Neill

M making vaccinations mandatory for frontline healthcare workers in Northern Ireland would raise human rights concerns, said Michelle O’Neill. Stormont Deputy Premier Michelle O’Neill said she would consider any proposals for mandatory vaccines for healthcare workers, but stressed she would favor a voluntary approach. Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said she …

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Membership decides to counter democracy …

Transparency International’s annual membership meeting, held virtually November 6-7, passes two resolutions and elects new board members November 07, 2021 Expressing concern at the continued democratic setback around the world, Transparency International’s Annual Meeting of Members in 2021 resolves to speak out against the erosion of the rule of law …

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Minister Amoxi meets with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva

On Thursday, Minister of Justice and Police Kenneth Amoxi on behalf of the State of Suriname met in Geneva, Switzerland, with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet (former President of Chile from 2006 to 2010 and from 2014 to 2018). This meeting embodied Suriname’s commitment to continue …

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