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Kalamazoo rehabilitation center violated civil rights law, ex-employee sues

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI – A lawsuit says workers at Kalamazoo-based community healing centers have committed multiple civil rights violations. Timothy Henson was fired in retaliation for raising concerns over racial pay disparities, racist comments and security breaches related to COVID-19, lawsuit filed in U.S. District District Court says western Michigan. Henson joined the Kalamazoo County […]

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Canadian human rights defenders affected by foreign cyber attacks

VANCOUVER — Sarah Teich was supposed to prepare for a federal human rights case, but, rather than organizing her arguments, she had spent the four days leading up to the hearing primarily trying to secure her devices after a cyberattack. Teich, an international human rights lawyer, says she has been the victim of hacking attempts […]

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Human Rights Commission calls for prohibition of discrimination against caregivers

Discrimination against people – mainly women – with family responsibilities should be explicitly prohibited, while greater protections are needed for transgender people, the poor and those convicted of criminal justice and victims of prejudice, a the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Ihrec) warned on Monday. In a broad submission to the Ministry for Children […]

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CBI files complaint against Tamil Nadu rights group for violating FCRA rules | Latest India News

Based on a 2014 complaint, the CBI filed a complaint against the Madurai-based Center for Promotion of Social Concerns (CPSC) under the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act 1976. The move comes at a time when the union’s Home Office removed 6,000 organizations, including Oxfam India, from the list of organizations registered under the FCRA as of […]

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Refugees, Democracy and Human Rights – Middle East Monitor

While 2021 is now behind us, many issues will linger for a while, if not much longer, and will certainly dominate much of the news in 2022 as well. These are just a few of the problems. NATO-Russia on the brink Exasperated by NATO’s expansion and growing ambitions in the Black Sea region, Moscow has […]

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The myth of the universality of human rights

The global conflicts that arise from the myth of the universality of human rights still remain an enigma. Human rights are one of the most valuable concepts ever invented. Yet the nuances of the Rashomon effect (interpretation of the same phenomenon in a contradictory way) constantly weigh on him. So, it is truly surprising that […]

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Sidney Poitier’s civil rights legacy intertwined with his life on screen

Bahamian actor and civil rights activist Sidney Poitier supported the campaign for the poor in Resurrection City, a slum created by protesters in Washington, DC, May 1968. Source: Chester Sheard / Getty In the summer of 1967, Martin Luther King jr. introduced the keynote speaker for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference 10th Anniversary Convention Banquet. […]

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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 the Xinjiang region. The camp […]

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Civil rights champion and Harvard law professor Lani Guinier dies at 71

She was Bennett Boskey Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School, where she was the first woman of color to hold office. After serving as Special Assistant in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice during the Carter administration, Ms. Guinier worked for the NAACP Legal Advocacy and Education Fund, where she […]

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Human Rights Law Reform Project

Basically, the proposed measures will restore Parliament’s role as the ultimate decision-maker of laws impacting the British population, which will allow more leeway in deciding how we interpret the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. man in Strasbourg. This will end our gold plating of any decisions Strasbourg makes when we bring them […]