Human Rights

Military must “scrupulously” respect human rights and release civilian leaders

Alioune Tine, independent human rights expert in Mali, said that contrary to reports, President Bah N’Daw and former Prime Minister Moctar Ouane were not released by the army on May 27, but placed under house arrest. This development follows Mali’s second coup in less than a year. The ousted president …

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Piñera from Chile announces special prosecutor’s office to investigate human rights issues during social crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Chilean President Sebastián Piñera on Tuesday announced the creation of an office of the special prosecutor to investigate human rights issues and acknowledged that “crimes, abuses and outrages” had been committed during the social crisis that started in 2019. Sébastien Piñera. (Internet reproduction photo) “The …

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Judge Arun Mishra could become the new chairman of the National Human Rights Commission

A high-level recommendation committee has reportedly nominated Justice Arun Mishra, who retired from the Supreme Court last year, to be the new NHRC chairman. Former Supreme Court Justice of India Judge Arun Mishra is expected to be appointed as the new chairman of the National Human Rights Commission. The Hindu …

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Thirtieth Special Session of the Human Rights Council, UNRWA Statement by Gwyn Lewis – Occupied Palestinian Territory

Thirtieth special session of the Human Rights Council on the grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, Thursday, May 27, 2021 Statement by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), by Gwyn Lewis, Director of UNRWA West …

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March for Human Rights meets in Ann Arbor to unite multiple movements

ANN ARBOR, MI – A rally and march organized mostly by students gathered in Ann Arbor to unite several social movements. The event represented five movements: Jewish Solidarity, Black Lives Matter, Free Palestine, Armenian Genocide Awareness and LGBTQ +. Led by 19-year-old Meesh, who did not provide a last name, …

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Senior fights human rights commission

Tears filled Cheryl Scott’s eyes as she spoke of the abuse suffered by her husband, Kanehsata’kehró: no Winston Nelson, while being treated at St. Eustache Hospital. “They can’t treat a human this way,” Scott said. “There is too much that has happened in this hospital – no native person or …

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Launch of the HELP course on asylum and human rights for a group of EU legal professionals

The Council of Europe / UNHCR HELP course on asylum and human rights was launched during an online seminar bringing together legal professionals from several EU countries (Bulgaria, France, Latvia , Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden). The online session took place on May 26, 2021 and was organized by the European …

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UK surveillance practices violate human rights laws, highest European court ruled

Europe’s highest court of human rights has ruled Britain’s mass surveillance and intelligence-gathering practices violate human rights laws, in a partial victory for civil rights groups who challenged the practices exposed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights upheld …

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EU calls on Iran to review conviction of human rights activist

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) – From ancient sculptures to contemporary photographs, objects spanning 5,000 years of Iranian art, culture and design are on display this week at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum in London as part of the first major exhibition of its kind in Grande -Brittany in 90 …

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