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Human rights watchdogs urged to investigate university over claims of discrimination against racial czar

Human rights watchdogs are urged to investigate the university for discriminating against the racial czar who denied it an honorary degree The University of Nottingham was due to offer Tony Sewell an honorary degree in 2019 Following the government’s decision to accept the recommendations, he felt vindicated But now Free …

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Cambodia: opposition politicians sentenced in mass trial

(Bangkok) – A Cambodian court sentenced 19 opposition politicians and activists on March 17, 2022, after an unfair trial in which no credible evidence was offered against the defendants, Human Rights said. Watch today. The trial appears to have been intended to ward off political opponents of Prime Minister Hun …

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Looking for the best fighters against human rights issues for a period of five years

With no end in sight, human rights cases continue to evolve over time, with human rights defenders still stunned by the various incidents they have encountered. This is no exception for those who are currently nearing the end of their terms as members of the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas …

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Japan’s blemished human rights record leaves no room for moralizing

Artwork: Chen Xia/GT Recently, some Japanese politicians have played the “human rights” card on China-related affairs. They pushed the House of Representatives to approve a resolution on what it called the “grave human rights situation” in China, to interfere in China’s internal affairs. Such moves are the result of right-wing …

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Reforming Sri Lanka’s Draconian Abortion Law

Sri Lanka has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, so Justice Minister Ali Sabry’s recent call on Parliament to consider legalizing abortion in cases of rape is a significant development. The government should act quickly to reform the law and go further to defend women’s equal …

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Reforming the Human Rights Act: A Consultation on the Modern Bill of Rights – Response from the Law Society

Proposals The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has organized a consultation to seek views on proposals for reform of the Human Rights Act (HRA). This followed the independent review of the Human Rights Act, which carefully considered options for reform. Read our response to the recommendations made by the review The …

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European Convention on Human Rights: still relevant after Brexit?

Following the latest post on European Works Councils after Brexit, UK employers should be aware of the continued relevance of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and keep abreast of recent developments to ensure they are prepared to respond if human rights issues arise in the workplace. Is the …

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Freeman and Davis’ vital experience would greatly benefit federal judiciary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Raphael Medina, [email protected]202.869.0390 WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, acting president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on several judicial appointments, including Arianna Freeman to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third …

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Pakistan must focus on human rights, says EU

ISLAMABAD: European Union Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore, who has just completed his visit to Islamabad, has stressed that there are still three areas the government needs to focus on. He, however, commended Pakistan for taking some steps forward while passing new laws. Gilmore’s advice to the Pakistani …

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What is Lacson’s position on human rights and other issues? A glance

MANILA, Philippines — This is not Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson’s first presidential bid. He first ran for president in the 2004 election, won by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo – who was serving the unfulfilled term of ousted President Joseph Ejercito-Estrada. Now he is up for the same job again, armed with …

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UN official concerned about human rights situation in Sudan

KHARTOUM, SUDAN – JANUARY 9: People hold a demonstration demanding the restoration of civilian rule in Khartoum, Sudan on January 9, 2022. (Photo by Mahmoud Hjaj/ via Getty Images) A UN human rights official on Thursday expressed concern over the human rights situation in Sudan, calling on the Sudanese government …

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Enes Kanter Freedom Receives Human Rights Award After Being Ousted From NBA

Enes Kanter Freedom, the former Boston Celtics center who says he was shunned by the NBA for criticizing China’s Uygur crackdown, received the same human rights award for jailing Kremlin Critic Alexei Navaly last year. Born Enes Kanter in Switzerland, he grew up in Turkey, became a US citizen in …

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A professional gamer got fired from her job for saying men under 5ft 7in have no human rights

Source – Japanese Tekken star Kana ‘Tanukana’ Tani has risen to the fighting game scene, including placing first at the WESG 2019 Chongqing Tekken 7 Invitational. However, her place as one of Tekken’s leading female fighting game forces as a member of Cyclops Athlete Gaming will no longer continue after …

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The Minister of Human Rights will accompany the case of Keyla Martínez

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS.- One year after the death of the nursing student, Keyla Patricia Martinezher mother continues to seek justice, for which she appealed to the authorities of the new government to ask for their support in the process. In this way, Norma Rodriguez He traveled from Spain to Honduras to …

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UN human rights expert Adama Dieng will visit Sudan on February 20

February 18, 2022 • • Download logo UN human rights expert in Sudan, Adama Dieng, will start his first official visit to the country on Sunday, a month after the visit was postponed at the request of the Sudanese authorities. During his visit, which will take place …

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Museum examines Chatham-Kent’s human rights movement

Breadcrumb Links News Local News Publication date : February 14, 2022 • 52 minutes ago • 4 minute read • Join the conversation Blair Newby, museum program coordinator for Chatham-Kent, is shown above a new exhibit at the Chatham-Kent Museum about the National Unity Association’s fight for racial equity in …

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Activists demonstrate outside NBC Sports

STAMFORD – Dozens of protesters along with Students for a Free Tibet gathered at the gate leading to the NBC campus on Blachley Road on Saturday to protest the 2022 Winter Olympics and NBC’s coverage of the event, in because of human rights violations in China. The Olympics taking place …

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Israel, Germany to discuss cutting funds for six banned Palestinian NGOs

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch at the time called the bans “an Israeli government’s attack on the international human rights movement”. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (left) and her Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid (right) attend a press conference on Thursday [AFP via Getty] Israel and Germany will discuss ways …

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These cybercriminals plant criminal evidence on human rights defenders and lawyers’ devices

Cybercriminals hijack civil rights activists’ devices and plant “incriminating evidence” in covert cyberattacks, researchers warn. According to SentinelLabs, an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group dubbed ModifiedElephant has been responsible for widespread attacks targeting human rights activists and defenders, academics, journalists and lawyers across India. The APT is believed to have …

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A human rights organization is applying an anti-radicalism strategy in the Middle East to combat critical race theory in the United States

FIRST ON FOX: Hardwired Global, a Richmond, Va.-based human rights organization that has developed programs to promote peace and pluralism in the Middle East and North Africa, is launching a new effort to combat the “divisive curriculum and teacher training programs” based on Critical Race Theory (CRT). “Curricula and teacher …

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India: Kashmir Journalist Detained Under Abusive Laws

(New York) – Indian authorities have arrested prominent Kashmiri journalist Fahad Shah on political grounds amid the government’s crackdown on media and civil society groups in Jammu and Kashmir, Human Rights Watch said. today. Since 2019, at least 35 journalists in Kashmir have faced police interrogation, raids, threats, physical attacks …

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China accused of ignoring human rights of hockey players as isolation complaints mount

Ice Hockey – 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship – Final – Gold Medal – Finland v Canada – Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia – June 6, 2021 Marko Anttila of Finland looks dejected after losing the World Hockey Championship final on ice IIHF 2021 REUTERS/ Vasily Fedosenko Join now for …

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Hundreds of people around the world protest China’s human rights abuses as the Beijing Winter Olympics kick off

Topline Hundreds of people in several countries protested on Friday against China’s crackdown on its Uyghur Muslim minority and Tibetans as the Beijing Winter Olympics kicked off amid diplomatic boycotts over China’s record on human rights. People are protesting against the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in front of the Chinese …

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Amnesty joins rights groups in accusing Israel of apartheid – CBS17.com

JERUSALEM (AP) — Amnesty International said Tuesday that Israel has maintained “a system of oppression and domination” over Palestinians since its establishment in 1948, a system that meets the international definition of apartheid. With the release of a 278-page report compiled over a four-year period, the London-based rights group joins …

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How the World Fails the Afghan Test

How the World Fails the Afghan Test If 2021 has been marked by the return of the United States to global institutions and the restoration of confidence in international action, developments this year promise to be the first real test for multilateralism. Before tensions reached their current levels in Eastern …

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Delta School District faces ‘overt racism’ allegations in human rights court

A Delta School District employee alleges she was passed over for career advancement despite her qualifications after asking a vice principal at North Delta High School to stop calling Indo‐Canadian boys “chunks.” brown bullshit”. The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has accepted a teacher’s amended complaint that the Delta School …

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Goodrich v AB – Interpretation, Human Rights and Older Establishments

The judgment was rendered in Goodrich vs. AB [2022] EWHC 81 (Ch). Ruling by Chief Master Shuman, this case is a significant ruling regarding the construction of settlements created before the Human Rights Act 1998, the Civil Partnership Act 2004 and the Marriage Act 2013 (couples of same sex). Following …

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EU-Egypt counter-terrorism forum offers ‘affront’ to human rights: HRW | Human Rights News

Human Rights Watch urged the European Union to “seriously reconsider” in light of Egypt’s human rights record. Human Rights Watch urged the European Union not to launch a joint bid with Egypt to lead a global counterterrorism body, lamenting the country’s treatment of criticism. On Sunday, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry …

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Corruption is on the rise and undermines human rights: new report | Corruption News

The COVID-19 pandemic has been used in many countries as an excuse to restrict fundamental freedoms and circumvent important checks and balances, says a new report that highlights the need to accelerate the fight against corruption to uphold rights of man and democracy. Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index warns …

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Human rights sanctions against Bangladesh: prediction or warning? – The Friday Times

As far as I know, most Bangladeshi leaders were not particularly upset that their country was not invited to the Democracy Summit hosted by US President Joe Biden the last week of December. But they were outraged by the sanctions imposed by the United States, just after this summit, on …

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Clean technologies can help defend democracy and human rights, part 2

This article is part two of a 4-part series on how clean technology can help defend democracy and human rights. You can find part 1 here. Clean technologies can reduce the funding of authoritarian regimes Another way clean tech can help in the fight for democracy is by starving authoritarians …

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India should stop using abusive foreign financing law

(Geneva) – The Indian government should immediately stop harassing the Center for the Advancement of Social Concerns and its People’s Watch program unit, ten human rights groups said today. The government should stop using the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act and other abusive laws to silence civil society in India. The …

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Human Rights Watch condemns Australia for climate, asylum seekers and indigenous rights

Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers, the detention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the nation’s continued support for fossil fuel industries have been condemned by leading global watchdog Human Rights Watch in its annual global report. The report says that despite a “strong record of protecting civil and …

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Human Rights Watch says Bolsonaro is a threat to democracy in Brazil – report

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attends the presidential handover ceremony at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on December 16, 2021. REUTERS / Adriano Machado / File Photo / File Photo Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRASILIA, Jan. 13 (Reuters) – This year’s parliamentary elections in Brazil …

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The crime of murdering scientists will not go unpunished: senior human rights official

A senior Iranian justice official called the crime of assassination of the country’s nuclear scientists a blatant human rights violation, saying the killings – largely blamed on the Israeli regime – would not go unpunished. Kazem Gharibabadi, the deputy head of the judiciary for international affairs and secretary of the …

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HSBC owns stake in company linked to human rights abuses in China

Sunday 09 January 2022 18:56 UK human rights groups are increasingly concerned about HSBC’s involvement with the Chinese government. HSBC holds more than £ 2million of shares in a branch of a Chinese paramilitary organization which has been accused of human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims, it has been revealed. …

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Uyghurs file criminal complaint against Chinese officials for human rights abuses

A group of Uyghurs living in Turkey whose relatives are either imprisoned or missing in China filed a criminal complaint on Tuesday with a Turkish prosecution against 112 Chinese government officials. They accused the 112 officials of committing genocide, crimes against humanity, torture and rape in the far west of …

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Key European Parliament official hails Bahrain’s democracy, parliament and human rights achievements under the leadership of HM the King | THE DAILY TRIBUNE

TDT | Manama The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com A senior European Parliament official praised Bahrain’s achievements in democracy, parliament and human rights under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. David McAllister, chairman of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, stressed the importance of keeping up …

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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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US Senator calls for new investigation into murder of Palestinian activist Alex Odeh – – IMEMC News

In a report filed Saturday in the magazine Liberation by Reem Zubaidi, the author explains that new information has been revealed on the assassination of Alex Odeh, a Palestinian-American human rights activist killed in 1985 by a bomb. handcrafted in his office. Odeh’s murder has never been elucidated – and …

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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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The return of the dictatorship in Tunisia? – MIR

Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, was one of the few states to have apparently successfully emerged from the Arab Spring protests. The long-standing authoritarian regime was overthrown and a new constitution was adopted. Today, Tunisia is the only democratic country in the Middle East and North Africa, outside …

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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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Left-wing millennial wins election for Chile’s next president

ISLAMABAD: Muslim nations pledged Sunday to create a fund to help Afghanistan avoid an impending economic collapse which they say would have a “horrific” global impact. At a special meeting in Pakistan of the 57 members of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), delegates also agreed to work with the …

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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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United Nations General Assembly adopts updated resolution on human rights situation in occupied Crimea

The United Nations General Assembly adopted an updated resolution “Human rights situation in the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine”. As an Ukrinform correspondent from New York reported, 65 countries voted in favor of the resolution, 25 voted against and 85 abstained. In particular, …

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UN rights office urges Colombia to reform police protests |

The report documents various instances of unnecessary or disproportionate use of force by police officers during widespread protests that began on April 28 and continued for several weeks. The protests were part of a nationwide strike against the country’s long-standing economic and social equality, many of which have been made …

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Human rights framework

International Human Rights Day is December 10. On that day, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was promulgated as the first in a series of covenants, treaties and legal interpretations that would form the framework for human rights. post-war man. However, the story of the struggle that …

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Saudi, Egyptian foreign ministers and GCC chief focus on peace and security in Gulf region

Frankly speaking: Saudi Ambassador to UN calls for more effort to reveal Houthis’ terrorist role DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is “not convinced” by the arguments put forward by the administration of US President Joe Biden to keep the Houthis of Yemen off the list of international terrorist organizations, the Kingdom’s ambassador …

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Compilation on the Syrian Arab Republic – Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A / HRC / WG.6 / 40 / SYR / 2) [EN/AR] – Syrian Arab Republic

Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review Fortieth session January 24-February 4, 2022 I. Context 1. This report has been prepared pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 5/1 and 16/21, taking into account the periodicity of the universal periodic review. It is a compilation of information contained …

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US sanctions hit China, Myanmar and others for human rights

WASHINGTON (AP) – The US government on Friday announced financial sanctions and other restrictions against 15 people and 10 entities in China, Myanmar, North Korea and Bangladesh to coincide with International Human Rights Day . The actions announced by the Treasury Department also included investment restrictions on a Chinese company …

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France: put fundamental rights at the top of the EU agenda

(Paris) – President Emmanuel Macron should commit to upholding democratic guarantees and reversing inhumane migration policies in the European Union, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to French President Macron released today. France will hold the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union from January to June …

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Sudan forms new task force to tackle tribal violence in Darfur

December 7, 2021 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese parties to the Juba Peace Agreement have decided to form a special working group, involving government forces and combatants from the signatory groups, under a joint command to ensure security in the region troubled Darfur. A year after the signing of the Juba …

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Australia: Press Vietnam to respect rights

(Sydney) – The Australian government should call on Vietnam to meet clear human rights standards during the 17th Australia-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue, Human Rights Watch said today. The dialogue is scheduled to take place virtually on December 8, 2021. “Australia should use its influence to pressure Vietnam to take concrete …

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Saudi government prepares plans to help scale up investment push

Monday 06 December 2021 19:11 Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, bought an 80% stake in Newcastle United Football Club this year. The government is launching a concerted effort to get Middle Eastern investors to buy real estate in parts of the UK outside of London, with …

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Moline brings back the Commission on Human Rights | Politics and Elections

Moline Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati speaks at the public celebration for the new I-74 bridge over the Mississippi River on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Moline Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati chats with Moline high school students Tuesday at the Bartlett Performing Arts Center in a special community conversation focused on equity, diversity and …

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Peng Shuai, Human Rights and the Power of an Individual Example

Peng Shuai plays at the Australian Open on January 21, 2021. (Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters) In Impromptus Today I am directing with jury duty, which leads to balkanization in our country – have you completed your “jury information” form? – which leads to politics, which leads to. . . You …

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“No one has the right to ignore human rights in the border demarcation process,” says Tatoyan – Asbarez.com

Armenian human rights defender Arman Tatoyan on Tuesday warned that human rights and humanitarian issues must be of primary concern as Armenia embarks on the proposed process of demarcation and demarcation of its borders with Azerbaijan. “No one has the right to ignore human rights and humanitarian issues in the …

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farmers: UN human rights expert hails Indian government decision to repeal agricultural laws

A UN human rights expert hailed the Indian government’s decision to repeal the three controversial agricultural laws, expressing the hope that any further action on agricultural sector reform will be “informed” by the commitments of the United Nations. country in human rights and taken in the context of serious consultations …

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Dominic Cummings calls on Boris to ‘put aside’ human rights law to address migrant crisis | World | New

Channel crossings: patrol of border forces following deaths The ex-adviser to the Prime Minister took to Twitter to accuse the government of failing to explain the facts included in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and human rights law ( HRA) that make it “illegal” to stop the flow …

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Harsh human rights law reforms will make it easier to deport migrants who break the law

Dominic Raab steps up the pressure on human rights law: reforms described as “spicy” will make it easier to deport migrants who break the law Reforms will make it easier to deport failed asylum seekers and foreign criminals Dominic Raab to reveal results of review of new measures “before Christmas” …

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UN human rights bodies unequivocally confirm the link between climate change, a healthy environment and human rights

Climate change has been on the agenda of the various UN human rights mechanisms, namely the Human Rights Council and the Special Procedures, for more than a decade. Despite several reports,1 resolutions2 and statements3 Recognizing climate change as a fundamental human rights issue, Geneva authorities have long failed to persuade …

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Biden administrator quietly releases funds for groups linked to human rights abuses in Central Africa

Thomas catenacci The Biden administration quietly overturned a Trump-era decision ending conservation grants used to indirectly fund human rights atrocities in Central Africa. Although the administration has not publicly acknowledged the change, Home Office officials confirmed this in a private briefing with minority House Natural Resources Committee staff in October, …

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David Weissbrodt, longtime U professor who founded its Human Rights Center, dies

David Weissbrodt didn’t like watching violent movies. “We’ve had this saying – they look too much like work,” said Pat Schaffer, his wife for over 50 years. As a widely published human rights law scholar who has spent his career working on behalf of victims of murder and torture, Weissbrodt …

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Abolition “the only viable solution” for the Special Criminal Court

The state human rights authority said the Special Criminal Court should be abolished altogether. The intervention of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) comes as a high-level government committee examines the future of the jury-less court. The Commission said if the government decides to retain the tribunal, a …

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The Day – Norwich mural to describe civil and human rights efforts over the centuries

Norwich – A plain gray concrete wall facing Chelsea Harbor Drive near Norwich Harbor will soon become a storyline with footage of civil and human rights leaders in Norwich and around the world. City Council on Monday cleared the use of the city-owned parking lot of Market Street for the …

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Talking about human rights in Qatar is important for English players

New Amnesty report has revealed World Cup hosts Qatar fail to effectively implement new laws to protect migrant workers (Handout / PA Media) (PA Media) It is “more important than ever” for England players to speak out on human rights issues in Qatar, Amnesty International said. The Three Lions have …

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Arab charity anthem Tomorrow / Bokra relaunched in spirit of unity and hope in MENA region

Quincy Jones said: “Today marks the 10th anniversary of 11/11/11 – A very special day that brought together 24 Arab artists from 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, to sing with one voice for a better future. The single was produced in conjunction with my beloved brothers …

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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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NGOs supporting Palestinian terrorism – opinion

The decision by Benny Gantz, Israeli Defense Minister, to ban six non-governmental organizations that provide services to the Arab population of the Palestinian National Authority as EU-funded terrorist groups came very late. For more stories from The Media Line, visit themedialine.org At least three Israeli watchdogs, NGO-Monitor, Palestine Media Watch, …

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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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Sudan: military takeover threatens rights

(Nairobi) – The Sudanese military leaders responsible for the October 25, 2021 takeover must respect and protect the rights of all Sudanese, including the right to life and to protest peacefully, Human Rights Watch said today. The military leaders, who have since dissolved the transitional government and imposed a state …

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World Dwarf Day: Dwarves deplore stigma, hatred, human rights violations

By Ibrahim Hassan – Kaduna As the world celebrates World Dwarfism Day, the National Association of Persons with Disabilities (NAPWPD) highlighted the need to involve more stakeholders in the dwarfism awareness campaign to reduce instances of stigma, hatred and violation of human rights against them. . The association, in a …

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Pitbull urged to ignore human rights violations in Saudi Arabia

Rapper Pitbull is called a hypocrite after a top performance in Saudi Arabia. Pitbull, hip-hop news, gold school Cuban-American hip-hop artist Pitbull is in the news again, but it’s not for his music. Critics call the top of the charts “On the Floor” for having double standards when it comes …

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Afghanistan: Taliban forcefully expel minority Shiites

(New York) – Taliban officials in several Afghan provinces have forcibly displaced residents in part to distribute land to their own supporters, Human Rights Watch said today. Many of these expulsions have targeted Hazara Shiite communities, as well as those associated with the former government, as a form of collective …

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Sports washing is a term that explains little and obscures everything

To say the least, a lot has been done about the takeover of Newcastle Untied. After 14 years of discussing the revival among ourselves, I think we all agreed that one day, once that was done, we could finally stop talking about it. Sadly, thanks to national media and Newcastle …

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