Human Rights

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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United Nations body adopts the universal right to a healthy environment | News | SDG Knowledge Center

The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, the first formal recognition of this right at the global level. The HRC was meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, for its 48th ordinary session. The resolution was proposed by five member states …

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Queensland human rights body inundated with COVID-19 public health concerns

Queensland’s leading human rights body is taking more than six months to respond to complaints as it is inundated with questions about the state’s COVID-19 public health orders, vaccination warrants and quarantine policy. Key points: Queensland Human Rights Commission says it expects six months to respond to complaints Since January …

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El Salvador: the legislature worsens the democratic setback

(Washington DC) – El Salvador’s legislature has taken drastic steps to undermine judicial independence and limit accountability since supporters of President Nayib Bukele in the legislature took office on May 1, 2021, said Human Rights Watch today. The Assembly also set aside bills that would have advanced fundamental rights. President …

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COP26: UK government must recognize role of environmental human rights defenders in resisting climate change

Environmental activists often silenced by governments around the world Open letter to the COP26 president calling on the UK government to lead the recognition and protection of environmental human rights defenders “The UK voice has power. It’s time to use it and be a world leader at COP26 by pledging …

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Complaint filed with the Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission after a former employee accused Whitehall Twp. mayor of inappropriate behavior | Regional News from Lehigh Valley

WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. – Whitehall Township Mayor Michael Harakal has held this position since 2018. This was the same year Ashley Nischan was hired by the township as a human resources officer. But Nischan no longer works there. She said she resigned because of the inappropriate behavior of Mayor Harakal. …

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UN human rights chief calls for “urgent and priority action” ahead of climate summit

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called for action to tackle climate change ahead of the world climate summit in Scotland. “This is a human rights obligation and a matter of survival,” Bachelet said in a statement regarding climate change. “Without a healthy planet to live …

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‘Ignored for 70 Years’: Human Rights Group to Investigate Navajo Nation Uranium Contamination | Nuclear waste

Rita Capitan has been worried about her water since 1994. It was that fall that she read a local newspaper article about another. uranium mine, the Crownpoint Uranium Project, underway near her home. Capitan has spent his entire life in Crownpoint, New Mexico, a small town in the eastern Navajo …

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