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Senior Japanese and US Officials Discuss Human Rights Issues

Newsfrom Japan Policy May 11, 2022 Washington, May 10 (Jiji Press)–Japanese General Nakatani, special adviser to the Prime Minister, said on Tuesday that he met with the Indo-Pacific Coordinator of the United States National Security Council, Kurt Campbell, to discuss bilateral cooperation in the areas of human rights and democracy. in the Indo-Pacific region. The […]

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Malaga organized a conference on human rights and the fight against terrorism

Mayor de la Torre and delegates at the conference Credit: Malaga City Council Malaga hosted a conference on human rights and the fight against terrorism which attracted delegates from all over the world. On May 9, some 21 expert delegates joined the Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, to discuss an action plan aimed […]

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Ukrainian public mobilizes to document war crimes

By Brian Dooley From Lviv in the west to Kharkiv 700 miles northeast, people across Ukraine are talking about war crimes and helping to collect evidence. In major centers and small towns, Ukrainians are mobilizing to document violations committed by Russian troops, with many witnesses ready to report what they have seen. “It’s a big […]

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UI provides four senior citizens with human rights training

Four seniors from the University of Iowa Human Rights Certificate Program began their involvement in human rights advocacy and education through a supervised internship. Four graduates from the University of Iowa found a purpose for human rights advocacy and activism in the university’s human rights certificate. Through the certificate, Grace Wenstrom, Lauren Fuller, Kirsten Smith, […]

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Women Who Fought for Abortion Rights in the US in the 1970s Call for Mass Global Protests | Roe vs. Wade

It was during the Thanksgiving holidays, while reuniting with old high school friends, that Frances Beal learned that Cordelia had died. Like the now 82-year-old black feminist and activist, her friend had left home to go to college, but she failed her freshman year because, like anyone who wanted to terminate a pregnancy in America […]

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Alabama law awards honorary degree to civil rights lawyer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. A civil rights lawyer who once fought to desegregate the University of Alabama is now receiving an honorary degree from the school. Tuskegee attorney Fred Gray will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the law school graduation ceremony on Sunday afternoon, the university said in a statement. The debut marks the […]

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Outrage after BBC censors Bob Dylan’s civil rights song

Former Racial Equality chief Trevor Phillips hits out at BBC for censoring N-word in Bob Dylan’s anti-racism protest song Hurricane The BBC has been criticized for banning the N-word in an anti-racism song Bob Dylan wrote the song Hurricane which uses the offensive word The word, n*****, was censored by officials at BBC headquarters By […]

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In landmark case, CHR says climate change is a human rights issue

MANILA, Philippines — The Human Rights Commission (CHR) released the world’s first National Inquiry into Climate Change (NICC) on Friday, May 6, declaring climate change a human rights issue. Spurred by a petition filed in 2015, the investigation found that the crisis was “negatively impacting the human rights of the Filipino people and negatively impacting […]

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Do No Harm backs doctors and eight states in civil rights lawsuit over Medicare ‘anti-racism’ plans

JACKSON, miss., May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Dr. Amber Colville from Ocean Springs, Mississippiand dr. Ralph Alvarado from Winchester, Kentuckywith the support of Do No Harm, filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra and administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Chiquita […]

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Human rights campaign calls on Governor McMaster to veto ban on anti-transgender sports in South Carolina

A record number of anti-transgender bills were introduced in 2021, primarily focused on denying transgender youth access to gender-affirming care and participation in school sports programs. Even more anti-transgender laws are set to be introduced in 2022. There are over 320 anti-LGBTQ+ bills pending in state legislatures across the country. Of these, at least 140 […]

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Prime Minister Modi faces protests in Berlin over human rights abuses in India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Berlin was met with protests in Berlin, the capital of Germany. Slogans ‘Modi down down’ were reportedly waved by protesters as Prime Minister Modi received a guard of honor from German national guards. Prime Minister Modi arrived in Berlin on Monday for the first leg of his three-day […]

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UN human rights office reports 3,153 civilian deaths in Ukraine – JURIST

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Monday reported 6,469 civilian casualties in Ukraine since the invasion by Russian forces in February. The figure includes 3,153 civilians killed and 3,316 injured. OHCHR has been closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and provides regular updates on civilian casualties. OHCHR reports […]

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India: media freedom under threat

(New York) – Indian authorities are increasingly targeting journalists and online critics for their criticism of government policies and practices, including prosecuting them under anti-terrorism and anti-sedition laws, ten organizations said today. of human rights on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. Indian authorities must respect the right to freedom of expression and release […]

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Rights groups in North Korea express relief as Moon leaves office

A dozen South Korean human rights groups on Monday called on the incoming Yoon Suk-yeol administration to renew Seoul’s focus on North Korean human rights in the South Korean parliament, accusing President Moon Jae-in for letting the issue slide off his inter-Korean policy agenda. Among the groups present were the Database Center for North Korean […]

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Rights groups condemn Romania’s ‘LGBT+ propaganda’ bill

Pride of Bucharest, 2017. (AFP/ Getty/ DANIEL MIHAILESCU) Human rights groups in Romania have condemned the country’s so-called LGBT+ “propaganda” bill and pleaded with lawmakers to stop it in its tracks. The bill, which was passed by the Senate and now needs to be passed by Romania’s lower house, prohibits the use of materials in […]

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Advancing the human rights of LGBTQI+ people around the world

“It will be the policy of the United States to pursue an end to violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics, and to lead by the power of our example in the cause of the advancement of human rights of LGBTQI+ people around the world. President Joseph R. […]

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A dark week for rights in the UK

To say the UK government has been busy over the past week would be a classic British understatement. He has steamrolled through Parliament four separate bills that will actually harm people’s rights. The government’s attacks on civil liberties and the frameworks that protect them, and its failure to meaningfully address a growing cost-of-living crisis, add […]

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Thomson Reuters pledges to assess human rights of ICE contracts after pressure from union investors

In its latest notice to shareholders, Thomson Reuters said it would align with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and carry out an independent impact assessment of its products and company-wide human rights services, including contracts with the United States. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The announcement comes after years […]

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HRW urges Japanese PM to raise human rights issues during trip to Thailand

For the first time in 9 years, the Japanese Prime Minister plans to visit Thailand. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida plans to visit Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on May 1-2 (Sunday to Monday) next week. Today, Human Rights Watch is asking Fumio to raise concerns with Prayut about freedom of expression and assembly. It’s […]

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Human rights in Croatia stagnate, according to 2021 report

ZAGREB, 27 April 2022 – Human rights in Croatia are stagnating and last year they were no longer among the priorities of the government, which is a serious problem in the context of new social challenges, it has been said. said on Wednesday during a presentation of a report on Human Rights Report House Zagreb […]

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UN: Support impartial justice for war crimes in Ukraine

(New York) – Members of the United Nations Security Council should use an informal meeting on accountability for serious crimes in Ukraine to stress the importance of impartial justice and coordination of a wide range of accountability efforts, Human Rights Watch said today. Since February 24, 2022, Russian forces have struck Ukrainian cities with airstrikes […]

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‘Human rights groups’ mocked for abandoning ‘free speech as too dangerous’ on Twitter

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Free speech advocates tore up a report on Monday about “human rights groups” opposing Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter. Reuters reported that “human rights groups are raising concerns about hate speech after Musk’s takeover of Twitter”, which was mocked as free speech “being too dangerous” for civil […]

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UN rights experts urge US to ease asset freeze in Afghanistan

NNA | Update: April 26, 2022 8:36 a.m. STI Kabul [Afghanistan]April 26 (ANI): Alarmed by the critical humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, independent UN human rights experts on Monday called on the United States to end the freeze on Afghanistan’s foreign assets.The Da Afghanistan Bank has more than $7 billion in blocked reserves that could be […]

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NANHRI calls on States to investigate and prosecute business entities violating human rights

This call was echoed during the 4th NANHRI Forum held at the Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center in Bijilo under the theme: Integrating a Protect, Respect and Redress Approach to Business and Human Rights man in Africa, as a lever towards the acceleration of human and social rights. and development of economic capital. […]

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Israel’s disregard for human rights

Once again, Israel demonstrates to the world its utter disregard for human rights. And it is not only in the ongoing airstrikes on Syrian territory and the outskirts of Damascus from Lebanese territory or the Golan Heights, as a result of which Syrian civilians are suffering. For example, in April alone, Israeli F-16 fighter jets […]

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Baton Rouge civil rights pioneer, WWII veteran, dies at 102

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Relatives say Dr. Johnnie A. Jones Sr., a civil rights attorney who played a key role in the 1953 Baton Rouge bus boycott, has died. Mada McDonald, a goddaughter of Jones, said he died early Saturday morning, April 23, at the Veterans Facility in Jackson, Louisiana. He was 102 years […]

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The pandemic has led to a global decline in human rights

More than two years after the World Health Organization first declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, some human rights analyzes show continued human rights regression. Emergency declarations, for example, gave the police significant power to quell political demonstrations. Cambodia passed a law in April 2021, for example, in response to COVID-19, which grants the government […]

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Over 1,000 people gather to mourn Lyoya and demand justice ⋆ Michigan Advance

On Friday, a crowded church of more than 1,000 people from around the world wept and celebrated the life of Patrick Lyoya with prayers, songs and a call for justice. “I come here today to… tell you that this cannot end today,” said Reverend Al Sharpton, who delivered Lyoya’s eulogy at the Renaissance. Church of […]

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Myanmar: the failure of the ASEAN “5-point consensus” one year later

(Bangkok) – Southeast Asian governments should urgently revamp their response to Myanmar’s abusive junta by coordinating with the wider international community, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite adopting a ‘five-point consensus’ on the crisis a year ago, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has failed to deliver on its promises or take meaningful action […]

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Lawmakers Urged to Pass Connecticut Voting Rights Law

The lawyers explained that SB 471 could be a huge step forward, especially for communities of color. HARTFORD, Conn — With about two weeks left in the general session, voter advocacy organizations and leaders gathered outside the state Capitol on Thursday to urge lawmakers to pass voter rights legislation in Connecticut. “This bill provides Connecticut […]

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“I have some differences with human rights organisations, but…” Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said terrorism was the greatest scourge of society. New Delhi: Terrorism is the greatest form of human rights violation and action against terrorism cannot be against human rights, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday. Addressing the 13th day of the founding of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Amit […]

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Wife of Jailed Russian Human Rights Activist Calls on Canada and Allies to Push for His Release

Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza lays flowers near the spot where Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead, in Moscow, Russia February 27, 2021.Alexander Zemlianitchenko/The Canadian Press The wife of Russian human rights activist Vladimir Kara-Murza, who was jailed this month after an interview with CNN in which he condemned Moscow’s war on Ukraine, […]

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Chad: How much longer will the Military Council remain?

A year ago, Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno was killed in clashes between rebels and government forces in West Kanem province. This was the day after the official results announced for his sixth presidential term. On the same day, one of Deby’s sons, 38-year-old Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, took control of the country unconstitutionally. The […]

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FM Hayashi concerned about human rights abuses against Russians in Japan

Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japanese Foreign Minister (Mainichi) TOKYO (Kyodo) — Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Tuesday expressed concern over human rights abuses against Russian nationals in Japan, referring to hate speech, harassment and other discriminatory acts. that have happened in the country since Moscow invaded Ukraine at the end […]

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Serena S. Baum, staunch supporter of civil rights and women’s rights and retired vice president of Vanns Spices, dies – Baltimore Sun

Serena S. Baum, who had worked in the civil rights movement and was a vocal advocate for women’s rights and later became vice president of Vanns Spices, died of Alzheimer’s disease on March 17 at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. The former resident of Roland Park was 88 years old. “Serena was a good, […]

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Virtue of elite human rights does not apply to Chinese barbarism

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began nearly two months ago, American elites have taken the concept of virtue signaling to a whole new level. Whether it’s comedian Amy Schumer’s ill-fated attempt to engage Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for an Oscar appearance or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bizarre rendition of a poem inspired by the Ukraine […]

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Human Rights Commission responds to MOFA

BELIZE CITY, Mon. April 11, 2022 – The Belize Human Rights Commission (HRCB) issued a press release last week regarding recent comments by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Immigration regarding the influx of irregular Cuban migrants into the country. In the statement, the Commission set out its position on the matter, stating that […]

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Tendency to impose the values ​​of certain countries, such as LGBT rights, regrettable

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam today said the government would seek an explanation from the US side on the recently released human rights report, noting that it had fundamental flaws. In a briefing to Foreign Office reporters, he said the government would also remain engaged with the US government as there […]

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Man killed was former Winnipeg Ballet principal dancer, rights advocate

Breadcrumb Links News Local News Richard Rutherford was 87 and ill when he was killed in the Smyth Road home he shared with his partner on Friday. A 1968 file photo shows Richard Rutherford, Alexandra Nadal and Winthrop Corey, left to right, in a performance of Pastiche in April 1968. Photo by Martha Swope, posted […]

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Palace strikes ‘overturned’ US intelligence meeting over PH human rights report

MANILA, Philippines — The US State Department’s report that it has received credible information about significant human rights abuses by the Philippine government shows the weakness of its intelligence gathering, Malacañang said on Saturday. In a statement, Acting Presidential Spokesman Martin Andanar said the United States “has once again shown how crippled its intelligence gathering […]

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Taiwanese activist returns home after jail term in China | Human Rights News

Lee Ming-che, who disappeared in 2017 and was later convicted of “subverting state power”, spent five years in prison. Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che has returned to Taiwan after serving a five-year prison sentence in China for alleged crimes against the state. Lee’s return to Taiwan on Friday comes about five years after he […]

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European Commissioner for Human Rights – The UK government’s intention to outsource the processing of asylum applications to Rwanda sends a worrying signal

Strasbourg, 14 April 2022 – “Today’s announcement by the UK government of its intention to outsource the processing of asylum applications to Rwanda sends a worrying signal”, said the Council’s Commissioner for Human Rights. of Europe, Dunja Mijatović. “Not only does such outsourcing raise questions about the protection of the human rights of those affected. […]

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EU Human Rights Envoy meets human rights organizations in Egypt

CAIRO – April 14, 2022: The Arab Network for Digital Media and Human Rights (ANDMHR) participated in a meeting with the EU Representative for Human Rights on Wednesday. Members of ANDMHR, the head of the National Human Rights Council Moushira Khattab, representatives of local human rights organizations and Egyptian university students attended the meeting with […]

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Tampa Human Rights Office Celebrates Its Growth

It has been 55 years since the city investigated its first human rights complaint. TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Office of Human Rights is responsible for investigating and enforcing anti-discrimination laws in the city of Tampa. On Wednesday, the group hosted a lunch at the DoubleTree Hotel. The group was established 50 years ago, and […]

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Lebanon: questions to candidates on rights

(Beirut) – Candidates for the May 15, 2022 legislative elections in Lebanon should pledge support for key reforms that would improve the human rights situation in the country, Human Rights Watch said today in letters to major political parties and candidates citing 10 key areas for reform. All applicants are encouraged to complete the online […]

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#AM_Equality: April 12, 2022 – Human Rights Campaign

REVIEW: HAVING KIDS WITH MY WIFE SHOWED ME THAT BLACK QUEER MOMS NEED MORE SUPPORT: In an opinion piece, mother and author MyLin Stokes Kennedy writes about her experiences and calls on society to give black gay parents the support they need. “I want other black queer women to see this is an option; that […]

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TikTok suspends human rights campaign for 2 days over ‘gay’ comment

The Human Rights Campaign’s TikTok account has been suspended for two days after it was posted in support of another TikTok user’s pro-LGBTQ video. On Monday, the LGBTQ+ rights group wrote on Twitter explaining that it had been suspended for a few days last week after commenting on a video protesting Florida’s “don’t say gay” […]

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The literacy deficit is a failure for human rights

Photo: Literacy Aotearoa Facebook. Adam Gifford Bronwyn Yates: Literacy deficit is a failure for human rights The leader of Literacy Aotearoa said that while the new strategic approach promised by the government could improve literacy and numeracy among the rangatahi, more needed to be done to meet the literacy needs of one and a quarter […]

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Rights group concerned about ‘harassment’ of Afghan refugees in Iran

Expressing concern over the “harassment” of Afghan refugees in Iran, Amnesty International, a human rights organization, called it a “gross act of human rights violation”, the authorities reported. local media. In a conversation with Radio Free Afghanistan, Amnesty International South Asia activist Samira Hamidi said Iranian border guards were forcing Afghan refugees with guns at […]

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Georgia congressional candidate calls gay rights and civil rights ‘two different things’

(The Hill) – Georgia congressional candidate Vernon Jones (R) argued Thursday that gay rights should not be compared to the civil rights of people of color because being gay is a choice. In an interview with former Trump aide Steve Bannon on his “War Room” podcast, Jones argued that the civil rights movement for African […]

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The UN Human Rights Council is a bad joke

Russia has been suspended from the UN Human Rights Council. And while it will do absolutely nothing to deter Vladimir Putin’s war machine, it remains an almost historic decision. Due to all the compromised international bodies that exist in the world, absolutely none are as completely compromised as the entity in Geneva. The United Nations […]

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Russia revokes registration of Amnesty and Human Rights Watch

An Amnesty International activist holds a sign during a protest outside the Russian Embassy as part of a Global Day of Action for Ukraine, following the Russian invasion in Mexico City, Mexico, on March 24, 2022. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 8 (Reuters) – Russia’s Justice Ministry said […]

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CAVHCS Scores 90 in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Health Care Equality Index | Central Alabama Health Care in Virginia

TUSKEGEE, AL – The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System or CAVHCS has received a rating of 90 out of 100 and the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” in the 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index Health from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HEI). HEI is the nation’s leading benchmark survey […]

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Bipartisan bill to reauthorize Kim-led North Korean human rights law

U.S. Representative Young Kim (R-CA) recently proposed the bipartisan North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2022, which would renew existing federal law promoting human rights and freedom in North Korea. North. “As an immigrant from South Korea whose family members fled North Korea, supporting the North Korean people is personal to me,” Rep. Kim […]

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Ethiopia. Crimes against humanity in the Western Tigray area

(Nairobi) – Amhara regional security forces and civil authorities in the Western Tigray area of ​​Ethiopia have committed widespread abuses against Tigrayans since November 2020 that constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, have said Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch in a new report released today. Ethiopian authorities have severely restricted independent access and […]

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Rockland Human Rights Commissioner Office Manager for Aging Leave

Two senior Rockland County officials quit their jobs with the county, with few details on why. Director of the Rockland County Office for Seniors Tina Cardoza-Izquierdo and Human Rights Commissioner Constance L. Frazier are no longer with the county. County officials declined to provide details, saying personnel matters could not be discussed publicly. Both commissioners […]

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UNDP and Japan partner to improve human rights standards in businesses in 17 countries

UNDP will work to improve human rights standards in businesses in 17 countries through a new project funded by the Government of Japan. By promoting the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the initiative will enable governments and businesses to better understand and act on their duties and responsibilities to […]

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Human Rights Organizations Complain to UN Against Arbitrary Executions in Saudi Arabia

Two human rights organizations have filed a complaint with the United Nations against arbitrary executions in Saudi Arabia, particularly after the execution last month of dozens of prisoners in a single day in the ultra-conservative kingdom. The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) and Reprieve, a UK-based non-profit organization of international lawyers and investigators, […]

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‘Very high levels’ of civilian casualties in Ukraine, says UN human rights monitor

The head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine says civilian casualties in the war are high and dangerous conditions in the country have made it difficult to know the true toll of the conflict on non- fighters. Speaking from Uzhhorod, Ukraine, in an interview broadcast on Sunday Rosemary Barton liveMatilda Bogner warned […]

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Iran defies Human Rights Council resolution

TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Friday rejected the Human Rights Council resolution on the human rights situation in Iran, calling it totally unacceptable and illegal. Khatibzadeh said the drafting of the resolution by the UK and other Western governments and the repetition of unsubstantiated allegations are based on misleading and malicious […]

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group identifies 600 alleged North Korean rights abusers | Political news

Korea Future says evidence of widespread abuse in prison camps across the country should spur action. The future of Korea’s UK based non-profit arpublished a list of almost 600 people associated with human rights abuses in the North Korean criminal justice system in order to report them for possible prosecution. North Korea’s human rights abuses […]

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LA Civil Rights organizes a job fair for the trans and non-binary community

LOS ANGELES, CA – In recognition of Transgender Awareness Day, the Los Angeles Department of Civil and Human Rights and Equity and its Transgender Advisory Council hosted a virtual job fair Thursday for transgender people and non-binary, connecting more than 60 participants with 12 employers. “We are delighted with the overwhelming support for our first […]

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US: Congress should protect child farm workers

(Washington, DC) – A bill reintroduced in the United States House of Representatives on March 31, 2022 by Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard and Raúl Grijalva would protect child agricultural workers in the United States from harm, Human Rights has said. Watch today. The legislation, introduced during Farmworker Awareness Week, would close loopholes in U.S. labor law […]

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Ukraine: Civilians in besieged Chernihiv need access to essentials

Civilians in the city of Chernihiv in northern Ukraine have had limited access to running water, electricity or heating since early March 2022, when Russian forces stepped up their assault on the city, said Human Rights Watch today. Since at least March 24, Russian forces have effectively besieged the city, controlling almost all accesses to […]

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‘Human rights crisis’: UN says half of world’s pregnancies are unintended

Women chant slogans and hold signs during a demonstration demanding equal rights along a road in Kabul on December 16, 2021. AFP PARIS – Nearly half of all pregnancies worldwide are unintended, the United Nations reproductive health agency said on Wednesday, warning that the war in Ukraine could further exacerbate what it called a “crisis […]

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#AM_Equality: March 29, 2022 – Human Rights Campaign

🩺 RECORD OF 747 HEALTHCARE FACILITIES RECOGNIZED FOR LEADING THE WAY TOWARDS LGBTQ+ EQUALITY: “Everyone deserves to have access to quality health care, to be respected and heard by their doctor, and to feel safe in the establishment where they are treated. But LGBTQ+ people often face discrimination in all spaces, including healthcare settings, leading […]

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Australian investigation into threats to Beijing’s academic freedom

On Friday, the Australian Parliament’s Joint Intelligence and Security Committee released its long-awaited report examining foreign interference in Australian universities. During its investigation, the committee heard testimony that supporters of the Chinese government threatened and intimidated pro-democracy Chinese students as well as university staff. The report makes strong recommendations for universities and the Australian government […]

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Human rights defenders see light at the end of the tunnel

By Jacob Mosenda Dar es Salaam. The government, led by President Samia Suluhu Hassan, is a game-changer for non-state actors who have struggled to carry out their activities over the past five years. They, especially human rights defenders, appreciate and welcome the improvements in human rights since President Hassan took office a year ago, as […]

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Indigenous community of Guatemala Appear before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights:

The Sa’Komonil Association accompanied the community authorities representing the 64 families that make up the Agua Caliente Indigenous Community, Lot 9, in the municipality of El Estor, department of Izabal, Guatemala. Alfredo Chub Quib, community mayor and lead guide, expressed his anger; he said “once again, we have come to Costa Rica to request a […]

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Priti Patel violated human rights with illegal policy of seizing asylum seekers’ phones, court rules

The High Court has ruled against Home Secretary Priti Patel’s secretive policy of confiscating asylum seekers’ mobile phones, ruling it unlawful. The Home Office has had a general secret policy of seizing phones belonging to asylum seekers arriving in the UK through clandestine routes, such as in small boats. Data from the phones was then […]

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F1 in Saudi Arabia goes from human rights to rebel attacks – WSOC TV

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — (AP) — Hours after Formula 1 drivers raised concerns about a race already hampered by human rights concerns, Saudi Arabia’s war with Yemen landed on the doorstep of F1 when Houthi rebels attacked an oil depot near the gleaming Saudi track where they were racing. Houthi rebels in Yemen have targeted […]

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Marin County Officials: Human Rights Commission Opens

March 24, 2022 Opening on the Human Rights Commission Wanted candidate from District 1 San Rafael, California – The application deadline has been extended and opened until the available seat on the Marin County Human Rights Commission is filled. There is a vacancy for a representative from County 1 Supervisory District, which includes Terra Linda, […]

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The Civil Rights Museum will move to the Don Peebles Affirmation Tower

Left to right: Don Peebles and Bruce Teitelbaum in front of the future Affirmation Tower (Peebles Corporation, Getty Images, Syracuse University, iStock/Illustration by Steven Dilakian for The Real Deal) The city’s first civil rights museum goes from one uncertain project to another. The Civil Rights Museum has agreed to take at least 50,000 square feet […]

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SERAP inaugurates volunteer lawyers for human rights causes

The Volunteer Lawyers’ Network is made up of practicing lawyers and student lawyers from colleges and law schools across the country. By Onyewuchi Ojinnaka A Lagos-based human rights and human rights organization, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on Tuesday, March 22 inaugurated its network of volunteer lawyers in Lagos. The inauguration was conducted […]

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Russia: The Kremlin targets criticism during the war in Ukraine

(Berlin) – The sentencing of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on new trumped-up charges on March 22, 2022 reflects the Russian government’s intensified crackdown on dissent and free speech since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. said Rights Watch today. “The latest verdict against Navalny is yet another travesty of justice,” said […]

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Vietnam: Charges against “citizen journalist” dropped

(Bangkok) – Vietnamese authorities should immediately drop politically motivated charges against social commentator Le Van Dung and release him, Human Rights Watch said today. Police arrested Le Van Dung on June 30, 2021 in Hanoi and accused him of making propaganda against the state for his videos and posts on Facebook and YouTube. A court […]

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ALP to create Kitching Human Rights Award

Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese will push for an internal party award to be created in Kimberley Kitching’s name following the Victorian senator’s sudden death. Senator Kitching, who died on March 10 aged 52 of a suspected heart attack, was bid farewell by her family and MPs from across the political spectrum in Melbourne on […]

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Rights watchdog advises adding transgender data to national statistics

pixabay The state’s human rights watchdog has recommended that the government include transgender data when compiling national statistics to better understand their situation and develop government policy for them, officials said Monday. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) made the recommendation to the Ministries of Health, Interior and Gender as well as Statistics […]

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Washington increases pressure on Cairo to respect human rights

But strategic considerations and Egypt’s stability come first, analysts say [Cairo] The United States has warned Egypt that it will not receive a third of its annual aid unless it improves human rights in the country. On March 15, US President Joe Biden signed into law a 2,741-page, $1.5 trillion appropriations bill. The 2022 spending […]

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a human rights issue affecting all New Brunswickers – NB Media Co-op

New Brunswickers are becoming increasingly familiar with the term “housing crisis”. The province has seen the second highest rent increase in the country, more than double the national average. The impact of this ongoing crisis, which encompasses insecurity and vulnerability across the housing continuum, is being felt by an ever-increasing percentage of our population. It’s […]

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Stan Swamy’s death will forever mark India’s human rights record, says UN task force

The death of tribal rights activist Stan Swamy will forever be a stain on India’s human rights record, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has said. The group had made the comments during its November 16 session, and the comments were made public earlier this week. Swamy died in a Mumbai hospital while in […]

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“New Kazakhstan” needs independent investigation into January events

(Berlin) – Kazakhstan’s President Kasym-Jomart Tokaev used a major political speech on March 16, 2022 to promote a “new Kazakhstan,” but fumbled over how the government will address serious human rights violations during the January protests and violence, Human Rights Watch said today. The government must commit to establishing an independent hybrid body involving national […]

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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 Sen and the ruling Cambodian […]

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Human Rights Council concludes interactive dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict – World

The Human Rights Council this afternoon concluded its interactive dialogue with Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. In her closing remarks, Ms. Gamba said that the follow-up report and the mechanisms of the national task force had put in place methods of communication in the country to respond to […]

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Vietnam: activists blocked from Ukraine Event

(Bangkok) – Vietnamese authorities blocked several pro-democracy supporters from attending an event in Hanoi in support of Ukraine on March 5, 2022, following the Russian invasion, Human Rights Watch said today. . The Ukrainian embassy was organizing “a charity bazaar dedicated to raising funds for people in need in Ukraine”. The Vietnamese government routinely violates […]

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Civil Rights in the Crucible of COVID – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

United States: Civil Rights in the Crucible of COVID March 14, 2022 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. The 21st installment of our civil rights series took place in February. Hayley Gorenberg, Legal Director of New […]

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Russia: With the withdrawal of technology companies, the Internet is increasingly isolated

(Berlin) – Several major foreign tech companies have pulled out of Russia or suspended operations in the two weeks since Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine, heightening the risk of global internet isolation for residents of the country. The tech company pullouts come at a time when Russian authorities have doubled down on the use of […]

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UK plan to revise human rights laws comes under fire

Lawyers, campaigners and charities say the government’s plans to overhaul the UK’s flagship human rights legislation will make the state less accountable and amount to a power grab by ministers. Ministers are proposing to replace the Human Rights Act 1998 with a British Bill of Rights after Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised reform in the […]

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UN human rights office confirms death of more than 500 civilians in Ukraine – JURIST

The UN human rights office (OHCHR) confirmed on Friday that 549 Ukrainian civilians were killed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. OHCHR said in a press release that of those killed, 41 were children. 957 other people were injured. The conflict that erupted on February 24 subjected Ukrainian civilians to explosions and military combat. On […]

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“The violation of human rights will not happen again” — MercoPress

Boric sworn in as Chile’s youngest president: ‘The violation of human rights will never happen again’ Saturday, March 12, 2022 – 10:43 UTC “Before the people and the peoples of Chile”, Boric pledged to defend the Constitution of his country Quoting Salvador Allende and with a message for Latin American leaders to work […]

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Saudi blogger Raif Badawi released from prison | Human Rights News

Badawi’s wife, Ensaf Haidar, says she spoke to Badawi, who served a 10-year sentence for “insulting Islam”. Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been released from prison in Saudi Arabia after serving a ten-year prison sentence. Badawi’s wife, Ensaf Haidar, who lives in Canada with the couple’s three children, announced the news on Twitter and also […]

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Human rights failures of the Covid-19 pandemic persist

(New York) – Governments should redouble their efforts to meet their legal obligation to ensure the highest possible standard of health for all people around the world, Human Rights Watch said today, marking the second anniversary of the declaration. from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the Covid-19 pandemic. More than 6 million people have […]

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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 rights by allowing all women […]

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Shareholder slams Disney over China’s human rights hypocrisy at annual meeting

Mickey Mouse welcomes visitors to the Shanghai Disney Resort as the Shanghai Disneyland theme park reopens after a closure due to the coronavirus outbreak in Shanghai, China May 11, 2020. (Aly Song/Reuters) A Walt Disney Company shareholder on Wednesday criticized the company for its hypocrisy in advocating for national social justice while maintaining a strong […]

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The CNDH launches the “Human rights and football” exhibition in Geneva

Officials at the inauguration of the “Human Rights and Football” exhibition in Geneva. Geneva: The activities of a 5-day exhibition “Human Rights and Football”, organized by the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), started yesterday, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Qatar to the United Nations in Geneva, on the sidelines of the 49th session […]

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Council of Human Rights 49: UK Statement under Item 2 General debate

Thank you Mr President. High Commissioner, We thank you for focusing on Ukraine, on which the Council discussed its serious concerns last week. We condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an unprovoked and premeditated attack on innocent people and a flagrant violation of international law. Elsewhere, We remain concerned about human rights in Cameroon, including attacks […]

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Standing with Afghan women and girls on International Women’s Day

“Although it feels like the world has abandoned Afghan women, it has not. … We need your support.” – Mahbouba Seraj, Afghan women’s rights activist, to the United Nations Security Council, January 26, 2022 On International Women’s Day, we must remember Afghanistan and reflect on what the situation of women’s rights there means for the […]

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Denouncing the lack of human rights in cities

Pictured is a man holding a piece of card stock on which the words ‘HUMAN RIGHTS’ are written in brown marker. Human rights, although always talked about, are not always supported at an affordable price. The U of P (University of Pittsburgh) has argued that privatization of the housing market has a negative effect on […]

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Letter: Abortion is a human rights issue – InForum

I respond to Tony Bender’s “Conservatives Blocking Solutions to Unwanted Pregnancy” in March 2n/a edition of the Jamestown Sun. Bender worries that pro-life Christians want to impose their views on abortion on others. What Bender fails to understand is that abortion is not just a religious issue, but a human rights issue. People of various […]

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Bahamas reaffirms support for UN Human Rights Council – Eye Witness News

Strachan says COVID vaccine inequality and gender equality among global priorities NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas has recommitted to supporting the mission of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Jamahl Strachan, MP for the Village of Nassau and Parliamentary Secretary to the Department of Foreign Affairs, addressed the high-level segment of the 49th session of […]