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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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US relations with Gulf partner UAE are being tested, envoy says

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (left) listens alongside UAE Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ( not pictured) during a Gulf Cooperation Council summit on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September …

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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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Death toll from Storm Ana rises to 86 as another storm brews in eastern Africa

OUAGADOUGOU: Burkina Faso’s new military leader said he would bring security and order to the conflict-torn nation and unite the country, but warned that betrayal would not be tolerated by the new regime.Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, leader of the Patriotic Movement for Safeguarding and Restoration, spoke on Thursday …

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These four universities are spearheading sustainability in natural resource management

If you are wondering how you can take action to contribute to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations, why not start with a university degree? The study of the natural environment requires a solid theoretical foundation of natural systems and an astute understanding …

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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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UN: escalating war in Yemen causes hunger, collapse

UNITED NATIONS (PA) – The intensification of military action in Yemen has displaced more than 15,000 people in the past month, killed or injured more than 350 civilians in December and left the poorest nation in the Arab world facing growing famine and economic collapse with no political solution in …

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Several large island organizations receive funding to help conserve natural resources

January 6, 2022, 4 p.m. HST * Updated January 6 at 3:34 p.m. Seven Big Island groups have received funding to support programs and projects they are working on to help preserve the island’s natural resources. The Hawai’i Tourism Authority and the Hawai’i Community Foundation recently announced $ 1.575 million …

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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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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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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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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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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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Human rights groups condemn re-establishment of US retention policy in Mexico – JURIST – News

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) joined a growing group of organizations on Thursday criticizing the United States’ re-execution of its Migration Protection Protocols (MPP) program, also known as “Stay in Mexico “. The Biden administration restarted the Trump-era MPP this month after a Supreme Court order ruled …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Three dead as ‘Taliban’ attack Afghan wedding over music

KABUL: The situation in Afghanistan could become the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the UN said on Saturday, a day after the country’s Taliban government called on the international community to urgently release a $ 1.2 billion package promised by the Group of 20 major economies. Afghanistan plunged into economic crisis …

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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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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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Fossil fuel use is dangerously out of sync with global goals

A bulldozer parked near a mound of coal on the grounds of the Peabody Energy Francisco coal mine in Francisco, Indiana, United States on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Luc Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON – As world leaders prepare for one of the most important climate summits ever, …

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How New Zealand’s New Human Right to a Healthy Environment Could Accelerate New Zealand’s Action on Climate Change

OPINION: The official recognition last week by the United Nations Human Rights Council that the right to a healthy environment is an essential human right has been hailed as a historic victory for environmental protection and an important step forward for the world’s most vulnerable people. It is also important …

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Human rights violations in Myanmar and Rwanda

The EU has stepped up its response to help those in need in Myanmar in the context of the recent military coup, with the allocation of an additional € 9 million in emergency humanitarian aid to assist those in need. more vulnerable. The critical strengthening of the EU response comes …

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“It will help me make my dream come true”

GENEVA – When COVID-19 closed schools in Basra, southern Iraq, the academic prospects of many schoolgirls were compromised. On International Day of the Girl, we are examining a United Nations program that helps girls in the region continue to learn. When COVID-19 closed schools in Basra, southern Iraq, the academic …

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A debate hangs over the IMF: should it do more than put out fires?

Unbalanced access to vaccinations, extreme economic inequalities, rising food prices and massive debt are on the agenda when the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank meet for their annual meetings in Washington next week. . An urgent issue that is not on the official program is the controversy that …

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The West must unite to fight for human rights

Human rights seem non-existent in today’s world. It is because the democracies of the world are not fighting for it. While the dictatorships of the world always seem to support each other, the democracies of the world do not do the same when it comes to upholding their own fundamental …

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The sidelining of Abbas will remove the biggest obstacle to peace

(October 7, 2021 / FLAME) On September 24, Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas told members of the UN General Assembly that he was only giving Israel one year to withdraw from the former Jewish homelands of Judea and Samaria … or he was going to cancel his recognition of the …

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The GRI places human rights at the heart of the new standards

The sustainable development reporting body provides greater clarity on materiality, launches sector-specific standards, strengthens information on governance. The new sustainability reporting standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aim to improve the flow of human rights information to investors, while improving the overall transparency and governance of companies’ impacts on …

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Vietnam supports equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine and protection of human rights

Vietnam stressed the need to strengthen global solidarity, promote the production and equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine at a reasonable cost, in a timely and universal manner across the world. Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, stressed the need to strengthen global solidarity, promote …

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Singapore addresses death penalty and foreign interference law during UN human rights review

SINGAPORE: Singapore can support 210 of 324 recommendations received during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN), the country’s permanent representative to the Office said on Friday (October 1) of the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Umej Bhatia. . The outcome of the review, …

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New report documents decades of harm to refugees over technical deposit requirement, urges repeal

NEW YORK – Human Rights First today released a new report documenting the damage banning the one-year filing deadline has inflicted on tens of thousands of refugees for decades, including deportation to persecution and torture, family separation and the permanent legal vacuum in the United States. The filing ban denies …

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Summary killings and human rights violations on the rise in eastern DRC | United Nations News

According to the UN Joint Human Rights Office, 293 civilians were killed in August, including 63 women and 24 children. The United Nations said summary killings in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) increased in August, driven by armed groups but also by security forces. At a new conference in …

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“Health officials decided on recalls, not the government”

Health Ministry professionals have decided on the outline of the Green Pass and the need for a booster dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, Public Health Chief Dr Sharon Alroy-Preis said on Wednesday during a meeting of the Constitution, Law and Justice Commission. The meeting met to discuss the expiration …

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Hawai’i joins global commitment to conserve, restore or grow 100 million trees by 2030

Nākula Nature Reserve, Maui. PC: DLNR Hawaii. Hawai’i has pledged to join a global effort to conserve, restore or grow 100,000,000 trees by 2030. 1t.org is part of the World Economic Forum’s efforts to accelerate nature-based solutions and was created to support the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030. …

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UN rights chief warns of Myanmar human rights disaster – JURIST – News

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday warned that urgent action was needed to prevent a human rights catastrophe in Myanmar. The United Nations Human Rights Office has released a new report documenting serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. This includes violations of …

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Human rights activists call on China to release Uyghur scholar

ANI | Update: Sep 26, 2021 3:57 AM STI Beijing [China], Sept. 26 (ANI): Human rights activists on Thursday called on China to release a Uyghur scholar, who was sentenced seven years ago to life in prison for “separatism,” for making his voice heard against the discrimination against Uyghurs in …

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PM Modi emphasizes importance of natural resources and says oceans must be protected

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Saturday stressed the importance of natural resources and said “we must protect our oceans”. “Our oceans are also the lifeline of international trade. We must protect them from the …

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If UN approves a representative, will strengthen relations with US, EU and others: Taliban

Kabul [Afghanistan], Sept. 24 (ANI): The Taliban said on Friday they would focus on strengthening relations with the United States, the European Union and other countries if the United Nations approves their representative. In an interview with Sputnik, Afghan Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Zabihullah Mujahid said: “If my …

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Why aid is not enough for Yemen

In depth: International aid can avoid complex crises but is often unsustainable. Local groups in Yemen say affected communities must be economically self-sufficient. Wael had been in pain for more than two months before finally arriving at a local clinic that treats malnourished children in Yemen’s Hajja province on November …

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UN Human Rights Council: Renewal of the mandate of the fact-finding mission in Libya

(Geneva, September 21, 2021) – Member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council, including Libya, should continue to support the Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya by renewing its mandate at its 48th session, which began on September 13, 2021, seven human rights organizations said today. Impunity for past and …

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At the United Nations, Biden must support democracy and human rights in Myanmar

Flags of member states fly in front of United Nations headquarters during the 75th session of the United Nations … [+] General Assembly of Nations, Wednesday 23 September 2020. Tomorrow, 21 September, is the first day of the 76th session (AP Photo / Mary Altaffer) ASSOCIATED PRESS Tomorrow, President Joe …

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2 Kuwaitis accused of money laundering for Hezbollah, Iranian Revolutionary Guards

“Hezbollah is using the revenues generated by these networks to finance terrorist activities and perpetuate instability in Lebanon and throughout the region,” the United States said. Image Credit: Shutterstock Abu Dhabi: Kuwait woke up on Thursday to a scandal that recalled the case of the Abdali cell, and accusations that …

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India: government raids targeting critics

(New York) – Indian authorities are using allegations of politically motivated tax evasion and financial irregularities to silence human rights activists, journalists and other government critics, Human Rights Watch said today hui. In September 2021, government finance officials raided Srinagar, Delhi and Mumbai against journalists’ homes, press offices, an actor’s …

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UN warns that AI can pose a threat to human rights

The UN human rights chief called on member states to impose a moratorium on the sale and use of artificial intelligence systems until the “negative, if not catastrophic” risks they pose can be treated. The remarks of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet referred to a …

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Immigrants, bind the human rights of yesterday and today in Chile

By Maxine Lowy Immigrants and refugees create great expectations in the country they arrive. In Chile, however, today as decades ago, such aspirations for a better and fairer life can be tarnished by a harsh reality. Hostility towards immigrants to the point of endangering their lives was a common thread …

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Minsk calls on Warsaw to allow human rights activists access to refugees at border – world

MINSK, September 1. / TASS /. Minsk asked Warsaw to allow representatives of human rights and humanitarian organizations access to Afghan refugees who have been staying for two weeks at the border between Belarus and Poland. “The Belarusian State Border Committee believes that the Polish side must take all necessary …

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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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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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The West has paid the price for the neglect of the Afghan economy

Afghanistan Updates Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Afghan news. After the fall of Kabul, there is a strong temptation to see the failure of 20 years of Western intervention in Afghanistan as planned. “There is no military solution” to the country’s challenges, …

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Afghanistan: Taliban facing financial pressure from the West | Business | Economic and financial news from a German point of view | DW

The speed of the capture of Afghanistan by the Taliban last weekend has prompted the West to scramble to reduce the hold of militant Islamists on the country. Military action was all but ruled out and instead the United States and its NATO allies turned to financial warfare. US President …

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Analysis: Afghan Taliban have influential friend in China | Tom Roeder | Military

The Taliban overthrew the Afghan government elected on Monday. On Tuesday, the gun-armed Taliban leaders who assaulted cameras in the presidential palace in Kabul received warm greetings from Beijing. Welcome to Belt and Road, China’s outward openness policy that traps the Third World. And Afghanistan, which shares a 50-mile border …

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Tax Justice Network President and Councilor Resign Following Leadership Decision

John christensen John Christensen, president and founding director of the Tax Justice Network, resigned from his post, citing “growing frustration and disenchantment” with the tax rights group. In a resignation letter, published on August 2, he lamented that since 2016 tax justice activists have dismissed a panel of senior advisers, …

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Towards Africa: Cougs Contribute to Tanzania’s Economic Growth | WSU Insider

Before the pandemic, Michael Lege of WSU led WSUID TZ’s fieldwork in Tanzania. By Deb Strohmaier, International Programs Although cougars are not native to Tanzania, cougars are making their presence known throughout the country. They are part of a partnership between Washington State University, the Foreign Agriculture Service of the …

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Environment Ministry to receive additional NIS 625million to tackle climate change

The two-year state budget approved by ministers on Monday includes for the first time a special allocation of NIS 625 million (nearly $ 195 million) to fight climate change. The complex 2021-2022 national budget must now go through committee stages and three Knesset plenary readings by the November 4 deadline. …

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Press release | Press releases | Writing

07.21.21 “This invitation to investigate our own country under the authority of this Council is an insult to the American people and a parody of the real human rights atrocities being committed around the world.” WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today …

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EDITORIAL: All human rights are founded on freedom of religion | Premium

In a historically significant display of religious, racial, ethnic and geopolitical diversity, thousands of people from around the world gathered in Washington last week for the International Summit on Religious Freedom. Muslims, Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Hindus and many more have shared horror stories of anti-religious discrimination so hellish that most …

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UN human rights experts urge India to end deportation of Khori Gaon residents

United Nations human rights experts on Friday called on the Indian government to end the expulsion of the inhabitants of Khori Gaon in the Faridabad district of Haryana. Demolition of more than 10,000 settlements in Khori Gaon encroaching on Aravalli forest land began on Wednesday after the Supreme Court refused …

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Marin IJ Readers Forum for July 17, 2021 – Marin Independent Journal

Provide a favorable environment for all Kudos to the Better Together group for tackling the topic of Too Many School Districts head-on (“Group Considering Consolidation of South Marin School District,” July 3). It won’t be an easy discussion, but it is one that Marin needs to think about seriously. Package …

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New President of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal

Former United Nations lawyer appointed chair of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, the provincial body responsible for accepting, screening, mediating and resolving human rights complaints under the Human Rights Code. Emily Ohler was appointed a full-time tribunal member on June 9, 2016. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Osgoode …

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Is Phuket’s tourist sandbox the solution to reopening Thailand?

Sadly, less than a week after it opened on July 7, a foreign visitor to the United Arab Emirates has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and risks 14 days in a government quarantine facility, reducing his dream of vacationing on the sand. . Phuket beaches. According to data from the …

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KSA offers incentives for real estate companies to register on Tadawul

BERNE, Switzerland: Global warming was on the international agenda long before the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change produced the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, widely regarded as a landmark for the environmental movement. But it was the Paris Agreement, signed by 196 parties at COP21 in December 2015, which …

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14 Chinese companies added to US economic blacklist

BERNE, Switzerland: Global warming was on the international agenda long before the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change produced the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, widely regarded as a landmark for the environmental movement. But it was the Paris Agreement, signed by 196 parties at COP21 in December 2015, which …

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South Sudan at a crossroads

Ten years ago, on July 9, 2011, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan for a long time. Since then, the new country has descended into a bloody seven-year civil war, and as a peace accord was signed by warring parties in 2018, fighting between communities, as well as human rights …

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China: Tibetan monks severely condemned

(New York) – Chinese authorities in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have prosecuted four monks who were sentenced to 20 years in prison for questionable offenses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The convictions reflect growing pressure on local authorities to restrict online communications and punish peaceful …

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International human rights body urges Mexico to rethink fake news

A senior official with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urged the federal government to consider cutting its fake news sessions, the first of which was held this week. President López Obrador announced on June 23 that debunking fake news would become a regular feature of his morning press …

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UN human rights chief calls for immediate transformative action to end systemic racism – world

GENEVA (June 28, 2021) – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday issued an urgent appeal to states to adopt a “transformation agenda” to uproot systemic racism, as she released a report highlighting the litany of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights violations suffered by …

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Hamas: Palestinian Authority hinders reconstruction of Gaza

Hamas does not trust the Palestinian Authority when it comes to rebuilding the Gaza Strip, senior Hamas official Musa Abu Marzouk said at the weekend. Abu Marzouk, deputy head of Hamas’s political bureau abroad, also said his group rejects any attempt to tie the reconstruction of Gaza to the issue …

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New Zealand can improve human rights, Human Rights Measurement Initiative survey finds

New Zealand is falling short of its human rights potential and lags behind its peers in a number of areas, according to a survey. The Annual Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI), which tracks human rights performance in around 200 countries around the world, was released on Thursday. She found that …

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Myanmar teenager describes torture and mock burial

(Bangkok) – Myanmar security forces have arbitrarily detained thousands of people and, according to numerous credible sources, have subjected large numbers to torture, beatings and other ill-treatment since the coup. Military state of February 1, 2021, Human Rights Watch said today. Burma the military and police often hold detainees in …

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Hamas leader in Israel: transfer $ 30 million from Qatar or move towards escalation

Hamas plans to escalate tensions with Israel unless it allows Qatar to transfer $ 30 million to the Gaza Strip to help pay salaries, KAN News reported on Monday. The leader of the terror group in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, met with UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process …

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Human rights groups urge EU to protect life on sea route from Libya

ANKARA: Turkey, home to the world’s largest refugee population, will celebrate United Nations World Refugee Day on June 20 with a focus on integration under the slogan “Together we heal, learn and shine” . The country is home to 4 million refugees, including around 3.7 million Syrians. Omar Kadkoy, migration …

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Human Rights Defenders: US May Not Meet Pledged Refugee Ceiling | Voice of America

The Biden administration has increased the number of refugees the United States resettles each year from the Trump administration’s lows, but human rights activists say if officials “don’t act quickly ”, They will not reach the ceiling of 62,500 refugees by October. “Despite the increase in the admission cap and …

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Support sustainable development in the agricultural sector

IIASA, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Environmental System Research Institute (ESRI) are proud to announce the launch of version 4 of the Global Agro-Ecological Zones platform (GAEZ v4) – a research tool that supports sustainable development in the agricultural sector – on the …

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Human rights: 10 years later and companies have a new responsibility

06/16/2021 June 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), but as Desiree Abrahams of the Global Plan of Action explains, the impacts of business on the environment appear as a new frontier in the protection of society. …

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Progress towards elections, guarantee the protection of human rights and uphold the rule of law in Mali

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and my thanks to SRSG El-Ghassim Wane and Ms. Maiga for their views and ideas. Mr President, first of all, like many of my colleagues on the Council, I am deeply concerned by the recent coup d’état in Mali and its consequences for the return to …

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Suu Kyi trial set to open in Myanmar, junta rejects declaration by UN rights chief

(Reuters) – The trial of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was due to open on Monday, as the junta that toppled its elected government rejected criticism from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. man regarding his use of lethal force against demonstrators. FILE PHOTO: Myanmar State …

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Competition intensifies in a molten Arctic

The new Russian nuclear icebreaker Arktika, with a sister ship under construction to the right (Rosatomflot file image) Posted on June 13, 2021 at 1:39 PM by The conversation [By Rockford Weitz] For decades, the frozen Arctic was little more than a footnote in global economic competition, but that is …

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Moving to mainstreaming human rights into governance – Journal

QUETTA: Government and civil society representatives at a workshop at its closing session discussed a draft human rights policy and finalized recommendations to be incorporated into a revised policy. The consultative workshop was organized by the project “Promotion of Human Rights in Pakistan (Huqooq-e-Pakistan)” (HeP) funded by the European Union …

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Food Aid Rises in Yemen, But Funding Crisis Persists | The powerful 790 KFGO

By Lisa Barrington DUBAI (Reuters) – More food arrives to needy Yemenis after donors heeded United Nations warnings of impending famine, but aid groups said the world’s largest humanitarian operation had failed still not enough money to see 2021. The World Food Program has announced that it will resume monthly …

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Why cutting aid to Hamas is insufficient

Hundreds of millions of dollars in humanitarian aid are pouring in from around the world to rebuild Gaza after the recent war between Israel and more than a dozen Palestinian terrorist groups. But rebuilding territory controlled by Hamas, a terrorist group designated by the United States, is complicated. US laws …

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Hate preachers in UK to be treated as ‘priority threat’ amid concerns over resurgence of extremism

LONDON: Some of the world’s poorest countries, including Yemen and Afghanistan, could face devastating food shortages as well as the closure of health and education facilities due to planned cuts in the UK United in foreign aid spending, charities have warned. Ahead of a potential vote in the House of …

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