Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights to rule on Ashers bakery gay cake case

The last slice of the long-running Ashers bakery ‘gay cake’ affair is expected to be served in Strasbourg later this week. he European Court of Human Rights has announced that it will notify in writing two decisions on Thursday morning, one of which is Lee v. UK. In its annex, …

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Why the US is increasing pressure on China over the treatment of Tibetans and Uyghurs

SAN FRANCISCO – Human rights activists welcome what they see as increased US attention to Chinese behavior in its volatile regions of Tibet and Xinjiang, suggesting that lobbying by rights groups may have helped mounting pressure on Beijing. A law, a boycott and the appointment of a government official were …

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Pakistani human rights group warns of January 31 sit-in if government fails to address enforced disappearance issue

ANI | Update: Dec 31 2021 22:11 STI Islamabad [Pakistan], December 31 (ANI): Pakistani human rights group, Defense of Human Rights (DHR), on Thursday asked Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan’s Supreme Court and chief of the army to address the issue of enforced disappearances. organize a sit-in in Islamabad …

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With China, the EU tries to balance business and human rights EJINSIGHT

When Olaf Scholz took office as Chancellor of Germany on December 8, President Xi Jinping made a note in his diary to call him as soon as possible. His reason? Persuade him to be China’s best ally in Europe. The two had their conversation last Tuesday (December 21) and Xi …

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Georgian parliament plans to vote to eliminate human rights watchdog

Georgia’s ruling party Georgian Dream plans to move forward this week with a proposal to disband an independent agency tasked with monitoring personal data protection and abuse of power despite fears the move may be politically motivated. The opposition, civil society, the Public Defender, the UN and the United States …

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UN and PH endorse roadmap to accelerate implementation of joint human rights agenda

The Joint Philippines-United Nations (UN) Human Rights Program took its first major milestone today at the Steering Committee meeting of government and civil society partners and participating UN agencies, where they agreed on a roadmap to implement the resolution of the Human Rights Council (HRC). 45/33, adopted October 7, 2020, …

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Russia: year of doubling of Internet censorship

(Moscow) – Russian authorities have redoubled their efforts in 2021 to crack down on internet freedoms, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has blocked popular censorship circumvention tools, experimented with new censorship technologies, extended oppressive internet legislation, and pressured tech companies to comply with increasingly stifling regulations. “The Russian …

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Counterterrorism legislation violates human rights, court rules

NEW anti-terrorism legislation that pushes back prison release dates for men caught in surveillance operation targeting IRA Continuity violates their human rights, the appeals court ruled. Senior judges have held that the provisions which retrospectively increased prison sentences had “subverted” the original sentencing provisions. Despite the incompatibility of the 2021 …

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Egypt sentences 3 human rights activists to prison

CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced three prominent human rights figures to several years in prison for spreading false news, in a high-profile case which suggests the government has not reduced its crackdown on dissent. The State Security Emergency Correctional Court sentenced activist Alaa Abd El Fattah to …

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Human rights, equality and diversity | Journalist

Despite its fanciful title, “Human Rights, Equality and Diversity: A Survey of the Right to Equal Access to Education with a Special Focus on the Underperformance of Schools in Port of Spain and Surroundings », The children of this field (mainly Africans) will be condemned to the lost arms of …

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