Human Rights

Barnstable County seeks candidates for human rights committee

BARNSTABLE – The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission is seeking candidates to fill vacancies from early 2022. The mission of the nine-member volunteer commission is to promote equal opportunity in housing, employment, education and health care for all people in Barnstable, regardless of race, color, creed , gender, sexual …

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Bandits lost their human rights when they took up arms against Nigeria – Ndume responds to activists

The Chairman of the Senate Army Committee, Senator Ali Ndume, said that bandits, terrorists and other criminals should not be spared from the onslaught of the military and other security agents. He said terrorists, bandits and other criminal gangs, who are being bombed in the north of the country, have …

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Ateneo frat condemns murder of human rights lawyer – Manila bulletin

A fraternity from Ateneo de Manila University condemned the murder of a human rights lawyer outside his home in southern Cotabato on Wednesday (September 15th). (Photo from Juan Macababbad’s Facebook) Atty. Juan Macababbad, 68, was shot dead by three unidentified gunmen outside his home in Brgy. Libertad, Surallah, South Cotabato. …

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India: government raids targeting critics

(New York) – Indian authorities are using allegations of politically motivated tax evasion and financial irregularities to silence human rights activists, journalists and other government critics, Human Rights Watch said today hui. In September 2021, government finance officials raided Srinagar, Delhi and Mumbai against journalists’ homes, press offices, an actor’s …

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UN warns that AI can pose a threat to human rights

The UN human rights chief called on member states to impose a moratorium on the sale and use of artificial intelligence systems until the “negative, if not catastrophic” risks they pose can be treated. The remarks of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet referred to a …

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‘Ineligible’ Universal Credit Cut Violates Human Rights Law, Says UN Envoy | Universal credit

Cutting universal credit by £ 20 per week is an ‘unacceptable’ measure that violates international human rights law and has the potential to trigger an explosion in poverty, the UN poverty envoy has said. In a devastating intervention accompanied by a letter to the UK government, Olivier De Schutter, the …

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EU calls for reconsideration of trade relations with Pakistan amid deteriorating human rights

Representative image Islamabad [Pakistan] September 9 (ANI): Pakistan having failed to make significant progress in protecting human rights in the country, the European Union called for an immediate reassessment of the EU-Pakistan trade regime granted to it in January 2014 . The trade regime allows products to enter the EU …

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Immigrants, bind the human rights of yesterday and today in Chile

By Maxine Lowy Immigrants and refugees create great expectations in the country they arrive. In Chile, however, today as decades ago, such aspirations for a better and fairer life can be tarnished by a harsh reality. Hostility towards immigrants to the point of endangering their lives was a common thread …

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Minsk calls on Warsaw to allow human rights activists access to refugees at border – world

MINSK, September 1. / TASS /. Minsk asked Warsaw to allow representatives of human rights and humanitarian organizations access to Afghan refugees who have been staying for two weeks at the border between Belarus and Poland. “The Belarusian State Border Committee believes that the Polish side must take all necessary …

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Centerstage Theater shines a light on diversity and human rights

As Centerstage Theater continues to evolve towards in-person performances, strengthening diversity and representation in casting and storytelling remain key goals for the theater. “Centerstage is all about opening the doors to live theater and the arts to people who couldn’t get in before,” said artistic director Trista Duval. “Whether you …

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