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Japanese human rights czar to urge companies to tackle human rights issues

The Japanese Prime Minister’s special adviser on human rights issues has expressed his willingness to urge companies in the country to identify and address human rights risks in their supply chains, in a context of growing awareness of the problem in the global business sector. In an interview on Wednesday, General Nakatani, who took over […]

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Biden lifts human rights sanctions for Burundian officials

By Alyssa Aquino (Nov. 18, 2021, 4:34 p.m. EST) – The Biden administration on Thursday lifted Obama-era restrictions on Burundian government officials that the administration held responsible for human rights violations plaguing the country African during a term of a former president. controversial third term. President Joe Biden has said visa bans and asset blocks […]

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Kenya: New report reveals widespread human rights violations behind wildlife conservancies

Devastating new report from the US-based Oakland Institute, Kenya’s wildlife ‘conservancies’, visitors to which include British Royals, are involved in the eviction, torture and murder of indigenous people local. Survival has reported such horrific abuses in conservation projects in Kenya for the past 10 years. The new report investigates the infamous Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), […]

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Federal government launches civil rights investigation in Southlake Carroll schools, NBC reports

The US Department of Education has launched a civil rights investigation into allegations of racial and gender discrimination in schools in Southlake, NBC News reported. The Federal Office of Civil Rights has informed the Carroll School District – which has been at the center of an ongoing firestorm over how to deal with diversity and […]

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Human rights at stake, warns migration expert – EURACTIV.com

With the new pact on migration and asylum, the EU’s migration policy is becoming increasingly strict, said Marta Górczyńska, human rights lawyer at Migration Research Hub. “The EU is moving towards a ‘closed door’ policy,” she said in an interview for EURACTIV.cz., Adding that human rights are currently at stake. “At the Belarusian-Polish border, we […]

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‘An insult’: Labor, civil rights groups denounce revised congressional redistribution maps of Ohio Republicans

Katy Shanahan, Ohio State Director for All On The Line (second from right), speaks out against the new (and likely final) Republican Congressional Redistribution Map at a press conference at Statehouse Tuesday. Shanahan was accompanied by representatives of several other groups lobbying against the redistribution plan. (Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland.com) COLUMBUS, Ohio – The response from […]

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Japan to suspend Magnitsky law sanctions against human rights abusers

General Nakatani is seen on November 10, 2021 (Mainichi / Kentaro Ikushima) TOKYO (Kyodo) – Japan will not create legislation to sanction foreign government officials accused of human rights abuses, at least for now, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said seeks to keep its diplomatic options open. […]

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African leaders meet in Niger to support girls’ rights

(Nairobi) – African leaders are expected to prioritize the education of pregnant girls and married adolescent girls at the Third African Girls Summit in Niamey, Niger, November 16-18, 2021. Governments attending the summit are expected to focus on commit to strengthening the protection of human rights for girls’ education. Even though many governments in Africa […]

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HC upholds Odisha Human Rights Commission order on unlawful detention – The New Indian Express

Through Express news service CUP: The Orissa High Court observed that the ability to provide reparations to victims of state and police excesses is what makes the role of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC ) and other human rights bodies in general, important. The sighting came on Thursday when a court appeal was dismissed […]