Human Rights

Human Rights Commissioner urges Poland to protect rights of trapped migrants

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights called on Poland to protect the human rights of Afghan migrants stranded on its border with Belarus. The migrants have been camping in the open for two weeks. Poland must take immediate action on the fate of around 25 people stranded at …

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Two-Spirit inmate files human rights complaint for harassment and assault at Kent Institution – Agassiz Harrison Observer

Prisoner Legal Services filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission on behalf of a 29-year-old Two-Spirit First Nations member after experiencing harassment and violence from correctional officers and law enforcement officials. held in at least four prisons, including Kent Institution. . According to a statement from their legal …

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Letters: Now is not the time to be silent about human rights around the world

MP Kenny Chiu Responds to Letter from Independent Liberal Senate Group Yuen Pao Woo Mr. Editor, Re: “Troubling views about China,” Letters, Richmond-News.com, July 29. In his letter, the leader of the independent Senate group of the Liberals, Yuen Pao Woo, criticized the motion passed in the House of Commons …

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Ooredoo Kuwait Pioneers in human rights and sustainable lifestyles – Kuwait

In cooperation with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Day (UN OCHA) and in conjunction with World Humanitarian Day Kuwait, Kuwait City: Climate change is a complex, long-term global problem that puts the lives of the most vulnerable communities and people at risk while exposing them to …

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“Virginity tests” on female recruits arrested by the Indonesian army; Human rights groups welcome decision

Jakarta, August 11: Indonesian women. who want to join the army, will no longer have to undergo the “vigor test”. The Indonesian military has put an end to this controversial practice. Indonesian Army Chief of Staff Andika Perkasa confirmed the development to the media on Tuesday. Previously, the Indonesian military …

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Human rights campaign investigating director Alphonso David’s links to Andrew Cuomo

The Human Rights Campaign announced on Monday that it was launching an internal investigation into the organization’s director Alphonso David and his inclusion in the attorney general’s report in connection with the Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment case, the organization reported. Associated Press. “Over the past few days, HRC employees, supporters, …

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The ‘Nolympians’ give the IOC a hard time | Human rights news

Long before Tokyo 2020 grappled with cost overruns, sexism scandals and fears it could turn into a COVID-19 super-spread event, anti-Olympic activists were already calling it a disaster. . This is why a year before the initially planned opening of the Games affected by the pandemic at the end of …

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South Sudan: the African Union disappoints on justice

(Nairobi) – The failure of the African Union Commission to advance justice for the countless victims of atrocities in South Sudan raises concerns about the regional body’s commitment to accountability, said 34 South Sudanese, regional and international rights organizations said in a letter to the AU Commission released today. The …

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EXCLUSIVE-Biden plans to change arms export policy to promote human rights -sources

US President Joe Biden’s administration is preparing an overhaul of arms export policy to place more emphasis on human rights, a departure from former President Donald Trump’s priority on economic benefits for US defense contractors, said four people familiar with the initiative. Defense companies and activists are examining these policies …

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Lebanese authorities failed to protect residents

BEIRUT (AP) – Senior Lebanese officials knew of the risks posed by the highly explosive materials stored for years in the port of Beirut and did nothing to protect the public from it, an international rights group said on Tuesday humans. In a report on last year’s massive explosion, Human …

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