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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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This week in security: more Protestware, another Linux vulnerability and TLStorm

I seem to have left my indelible mark on Internet security history with the term “protestware”. As far as I know, I first invented this particular flavor of malware while covering the Faker.js/Colors.js vandalism in January. Yet another developer, [RIAEvangelist] inserted malicious code (Mirror, since the complaint has been removed) in an existing project, to […]

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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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UN Security Council bridges divisions to extend mission in Afghanistan

The UN Security Council voted on Thursday to extend the world body’s mission in Afghanistan in a vote that was seen as a test of whether members could overcome sharp differences over Russia’s war. in Ukraine. Fourteen Council members voted for the resolution and Russia abstained – but did not veto overturning the document, which […]

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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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ECOWAS and Nigeria agree to improve protection and human security

Integrated Mission in Nigeria The Directorate of Humanitarian and Social Affairs organized a 3-day workshop on coordination and capacity building for several stakeholders in Nigeria including Federal Government MDAs (Ministries, Departments and Agencies), Private Sector, CSOs (civil society organizations) and the media. The workshop was part of a two-phase activity in Nigeria aimed at the […]

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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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Call for Tenders: Support for Women, Peace and Security in Ukraine under the Conflict, Security and Stability Fund Program 2022-23

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and building on previous work undertaken by the UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) 2018-2022 and the Ukrainian National Action on Women, Peace and Security 2020-2025, the UK seeks to strengthen its contribution to the WPS agenda and therefore support projects in Ukraine that […]

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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 […]

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Hungary: smear campaign targets critical voices

(Budapest) – A smear campaign by a major pro-government newspaper against independent journalists and activists is poisoning political and public debate in the run-up to national elections on April 3, 2022, Human Rights Watch said today. Video clips recorded without the subjects’ consent and out-of-context quotes aim to cast civil society activists and independent journalists […]

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Royal Oak to Draft Ballot Proposal Establishing Human Rights Commission – The Oakland Press

Royal Oak town commissioners and some residents spoke out in favor of the town establishing a human rights commission on Monday night. City Manager Paul Brake’s office will work with a task force to create a proposed human rights commission, or HRC, order that will require voter approval. “So (the task force) should shift gears […]

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Global Plastics Treaty: A Historic Opportunity to Protect Human Rights

Today, parties at the United Nations Environment Assembly agreed to establish a committee to draft a treaty on the global plastics crisis. This is a historic commitment by countries to work together to finally tackle the environmental and human costs of plastics. Although often viewed as a strictly environmental pollution problem, plastics have significant human […]

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Young artists shine with human rights art

Characteristics News day reporter 2 hours ago Chelsea Darbasie, right, who came out on top in the ‘migrant and refugee rights’ category, presents her painting to UNHCR Associate Program Officer Barbora Masinova. – Some of them had never entered an art competition before and only discovered their talent for painting and drawing during the pandemic. […]

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Former bar president questioned by national security police

Former Bar Association president Paul Harris was questioned by police on Tuesday as part of a national security investigation. Harris arrived at Wan Chai Police Headquarters around 11 a.m. He left the police station after being there for two hours, after which he refused to answer questions from reporters. Harris was questioned for […]

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Human rights lawyer Anon Nampa released on 3-month bail

Political activist and human rights lawyer Anon Nampa has been released on bail by the Bangkok South Criminal Court. The leader of pro-democracy group Ratsadon has been detained for more than 200 days, on lèse-majesté and other charges related to political protests. His temporary release was tweeted by Norasate Nanongtoom of Thai Lawyers for Human […]

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Human rights and declaration of divorce or dissolution of the PACS

February 28, 2022 by a guest contributor Statement as “conclusive evidence” The 1950 European Convention guarantees the right to a fair trial. Everyone knows that. In Article 6.1, the Convention says: Right to a fair trial 1. In the determination of his civil rights and obligations or of any criminal charge brought against him, everyone […]

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UN Human Rights Council to meet amid crisis in Ukraine

The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) opens its 2022 session in Geneva today in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Photo: Dénia Balibouse/Reuters The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) opens its 2022 session in Geneva today in the current context Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine has called for the 47-member body […]

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Prime Minister Imran expresses his unwavering commitment to the country’s security

Prime Minister Imran Khan. — AFP/File ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday reiterated determination and unwavering commitment to the security of the country and the nation on the eve of the third anniversary of “Operation Swift Retort”. Pakistan is celebrating the third anniversary of “Operation Swift Retort” which its air force had launched against […]

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J&K: human rights cases under lock and key

What happens to an ongoing case after the death of the litigant? According to the Supreme Court, it will not diminish if the “right to sue” survives the deceased. The legal heirs can continue the procedure. But what happens to pending cases when the judicial body itself is terminated? That’s the question hundreds of complainants […]

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Importance of human rights in Pak-EU relations highlighted

Islamabad: European Union representatives, key stakeholders and government officials came together at the final steering committee and closing event to share the journey and results of the Huqooq-e-Pakistan (HeP) project ) funded by the EU. Launched in 2019, the HeP Project was a joint initiative of the European Union and the Ministry of Human Rights […]

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Egypt: Hunger strike against indefinite detention

(Beirut) – Three Egyptian activists went on hunger strikes on February 10 and 11, 2022 to protest their indefinite pretrial detention, Human Rights Watch said today. Egyptian authorities must immediately release the activists or present evidence of wrongdoing in a trial that meets fair trial standards. The three activists – Ahmed Maher, Walid Shawky and […]

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Security forces arrest human rights activist Hossein Ronaghi

Reports on social media indicate that civilian activist and former prisoner of conscience Hossein Ronaghi has been arrested by security forces. Ronaghi is an advocate for human rights and internet freedom, and has spent several years in prison for his peaceful activities. Authorities have yet to respond to reports of his arrest. Meanwhile, his brother […]

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CoE human rights commissioner meets reconciliation and interior ministers – Civil.ge

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović continued her visit to Georgia, meeting Reconciliation Minister Tea Akhvlediani, Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri and Vice President Archil Talakvadze. The Ministry of Reconciliation said today that Commissioner Mijatović and Minister Akhvlediani spoke about security issues, human rights and the humanitarian situation in Russian-occupied Abkhazia and the […]

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Some LGBTQ Ukrainians fear human rights abuses if Russia invades: ‘We will fight’

Kyiv, Ukraine – Some LGBTQ people in Ukraine fear targeted human rights violations if Russia invades and occupy the country. “It would mean a direct threat to me and especially to me and the person I love,” Iulia, an 18-year-old law student, told CBS News. She is training as a lawyer in Kharkiv, an eastern […]

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Commission on Human Rights: Council’s decision against appointment is a form of ‘censorship’ | News, Sports, Jobs

Justin Hubbard of the Jamestown Justice Coalition speaks at the Jamestown Public Schools Board meeting on Tuesday. PJ Photo by Katrina Fuller Members of the Human Rights Commission said they feared being censured and silenced by the Jamestown City Council. Last week, the commission held its regular monthly meeting – the […]

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Wayland’s human rights chairman introduces himself to the board

WAYLAND, MA — A Wayland attorney active in local government will run for the sole Select Board seat in the 2022 election. Dovie King, a member of Wayland’s new Human Rights, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (HRDEI) committee, said this week that she would run for the seat currently held by the president. of the board […]

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War fears grow as Putin orders troops in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW — A dreaded Russian invasion of Ukraine looked imminent on Monday, if not already underway, with Russian President Vladimir Putin ordering forces into breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine. A vaguely worded decree signed by Putin did not specify whether the troops were on the move, and he framed the order as an effort to […]

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EU bill would require companies to vet suppliers for human rights and environmental ethics

EU flags fly in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Feb 21 (Reuters) – The European Commission will unveil on Wednesday a proposal to require large companies operating in the European Union to verify that their suppliers […]

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Europe: Ban trade with illegal settlements

(Brussels, February 21, 2022) – The European Commission should ban EU trade with settlements in occupied territories globally, Human Rights Watch said today in signing a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) . The citizens’ initiative, registered with the European Commission in September 2021 and launched on 20 February 2022, calls for the adoption of legislation prohibiting […]

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While the law on disaster management needs to be revised, we…

On February 16, 2022, the National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs re-engaged on whether to proceed with amendments to the Disaster Management Act. A key feature of the Amendment Bill is a proposal to further involve national and provincial legislatures and local councils in extending and revising disaster management provisions. As […]

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What human rights? My sick son is being held on secret charges in an Israeli prison.

My son Amal is in an Israeli prison, where his life is in danger. My family and I are trying to free him. Muamar Orabi Nakhla with this son, Amal Nakhla. Amal is one of the youngest Palestinian prisoners held on secret charges in an Israeli prison. He suffers from a serious neurological disease and […]

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Canadian civil rights group sues government after Justin Trudeau invoked Emergencies Act

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — The Canadian Civil Liberties Association announced Thursday that it is suing the federal government after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked a controversial measure that gives his government sweeping new powers to end massive protests that have paralyzed the capital of country for weeks. Ottawa is the last bastion of the anti-vaccine mandate […]

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United States Reiterates Commitment to Support Azerbaijan’s Efforts to Strengthen European Energy Security

The United States remains committed to supporting Azerbaijan’s efforts to diversify its economy and strengthen European energy security, Deputy Assistant Secretary Erika Olson said. Olson made the statement on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Azerbaijan, reports News.Az. “As we look to the future, we remain committed […]

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Vietnam: Activist Movements Blocked | Human Rights Watch

(Bangkok) – The Vietnamese government systematically restricts the freedom of movement rights of political and human rights activists, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Authorities must immediately end all movement restrictions and amend laws that restrict citizens’ basic rights to travel freely within, to and from Vietnam. The 65-page report, “Locked Inside […]

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Review: History repeats itself. The civil rights of black Americans are under attack again.

Harmony is a life member of the NAACP and the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee. She lives in Skyline. At 90, I am very proud of my family and my heritage. I am a life member of the NAACP who has been a member of the Calvary Baptist Church since 1968, still am, […]

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Myanmar: scrap draconian cybersecurity bill

(Bangkok) – Myanmar’s military junta has revived a draconian cybersecurity bill that would give sweeping powers to authorities, Human Rights Watch said today. The current plan would allow the junta, in power since the February 1, 2021 military coup, to access user data, block websites, order an internet shutdown and prosecute critics and representatives of […]

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‘Improve protections and supports’ – Human Rights Commission calls for stronger legislation

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has called on the government to close legislative gaps to tackle hate crime and racial profiling and said legislation needed to be strengthened to fill the gaps on inequality. Outlining its strategy statement, an IHREC commissioner said the organization will seek to promote justice, promote the rule […]

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Covid-19: Pharmaceutical companies’ failure to provide equal access to vaccines contributed to human rights catastrophe in 2021

Despite urgent calls to ensure equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in 2021, pharmaceutical companies have tragically failed to rise to the challenge of a global health and human rights crisis that is only happening. once a century. Instead, they have monopolized technology, blocked and lobbied against intellectual property sharing, charged high prices for vaccines and […]

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Blinken affirms ‘global regional partnerships’ to tackle human rights abuses in Myanmar

On February 12, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed the importance of international regional cooperation and working with allies and partners to address bloody human rights abuses in the Asian country. Southeast, Myanmar, during a meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea (ROK), Chung Eui-yong. in Honolulu. Blinken pointed out that […]

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Lagos CP promises to strengthen security at Caleb University, about –

The new Commission, Lagos State Police Command, Sylvester Alabi, promised on Saturday to grant Caleb University, Imota in Ikorodu, Lagos State adequate security needed to operate in a serene and peaceful environment. Alabi made the promise during a courtesy visit to the institution, following his appointment as PC on January 24, 2022. He said a […]

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Anti-masker gets second chance to litigate for BC human rights against Costco | infonews

FILE PICTURE Image credit: PEXELS February 12, 2022 – 10:05 am An anti-masker who filed a Human Rights Tribunal complaint against Costco, after the supermarket refused him entry without wearing a mask, has had another chance to prove he has a disability. According to a […]

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Pak security forces abduct dozens of people in Balochistan after suicide bombings

By Sanjeev Sharma New Delhi, February 12 (IANS): Pakistani security forces have abducted dozens of people from Panjgur in Balochistan in recent days after massive attacks on security forces. The Baloch Missing Persons’ Voice (VBMP) held a press conference at the Quetta Press Club on Friday during which VBMP Secretary General Sammi Deen […]

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Thai Prime Minister’s aide seeks to kick out rights group Amnesty International | world news

BANGKOK (Reuters) – An aide to Thailand’s prime minister said on Friday he would seek the expulsion from the country next week of human rights group Amnesty International, accused by ultra-royalists of undermining the national security. Seksakol Atthawong, deputy minister in Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s office, said a petition opposing Amnesty’s presence in Thailand had […]

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Suzanne Muchin Joins Knightscope Board of Directors

Knightscope has announced that Suzanne Muchin will join the company’s board of directors effective immediately. Ms. Muchin is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management and a graduate of Tufts University. She is also co-founder and CEO of Bonfire, a company created to inspire the power of women to change the rules […]

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Yet another Israeli malware maker found selling to human rights abusers, targeting iPhones

from quite-the-homebrew-industry-you-go-there-israel department Exploit developer NSO Group may be swallowing the negative spotlight these days, but let’s not forget that the company has plenty of competition. The blacklisting of NSO by the US government came with a simultaneous blacklisting of malware vendor, Candiru – another Israeli company with a long list of dodgy customers including […]

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Community ties key to maintaining security, says former IGP Musa

KOTA KINABALU: Credible intelligence sources and good relations between the security forces and the community play an important role in Sabah’s security, says former Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan. He said that as long as the security situation in Sabah is under control, the security forces should keep their intelligence sources close […]

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Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on human rights and transitional justice (A/HRC/49/39) [EN/AR/RU/ZH] – World

human rights councilForty-ninth sessionFebruary 28–April 1, 2022Agenda items 2 and 3Annual Report of the United Nations High Commissionerfor Human Rights and the reports of the Office of theHigh Commissioner and Secretary GeneralPromotion and protection of all human, civil,political, economic, social and cultural rights,including the right to development Summary This report is submitted pursuant to Human […]

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The National Assembly adopts the bill on the report of the human rights commission –

By Binta Jaiteh The National Assembly has adopted the report of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights and Constitutional Matters on the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Bill 2020. Speaking during the adoption, Hon. Suwaibou Touray, Deputy Chairman of the Committee, said: “I rise to lay before this august Assembly the consideration and […]

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US gives Colombia $8 million for human rights police training

The United States will provide the Colombian National Police with $8 million to support the force’s training in human rights and anti-corruption, the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs said Tuesday, Victoria Nuland, during a visit to Bogota. Colombia’s national police have come under heavy criticism in recent years, including from the […]

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US wants increased security and trade ties with Bangladesh

Washington expects increased security alongside trade ties with Bangladesh, looking ahead to the next 50 years, while 2022 marks 50 years of its relationship with Dhaka after it emerged in 1971, amid some more recent developments that have left hear here from US diplomatic sources. In an informal exchange of views interaction with the BSS […]

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India: Kashmir Journalist Detained Under Abusive Laws

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

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Ministry issues regulation on human rights-based public services

Public services are activities carried out to meet the demand for service in accordance with the law Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Law and Human Rights has issued Ministerial Regulations No. 2 of 2022 on Public Services Based on Human Rights (P2HAM). Human rights-based public services aim to enhance the quality of services provided […]

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The Ministry of Justice offers human rights advisory services to foreigners

In order to ensure respect for the human rights of foreigners, the Ministry of Justice has set up multilingual human rights advice services accessible by telephone (Foreign-Language Human Rights Hotline) , online (Human Rights Counseling Services in Foreign Languages ​​on the Internet) and in person (Human Rights Counseling Centers for Foreigners), through 50 legal affairs […]

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NIN-SIM bonding: Why security agencies shouldn’t have access to subscriber data – SERAP writes Buhari

Posted February 6, 2022 The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Retired), to use his “good offices and position of leadership to urgently review and rescind your flagged endorsement for the security agencies access personal data of individuals via NIN-SIM link without due legal process. SERAP also urges […]

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Pak’s solidarity for Kashmir based on lies and fraud, says human rights activist

NNA | Update: 06 February 2022 10:13 STI Islamabad [Pakistan]Feb. 6 (NNA): Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, human rights activist and chairman of the United Kashmir People’s National Party, said that Pakistan’s solidarity towards Kashmir is based on lies and their policy is to deceive people. people and the world.He also said that the China-Pakistan Economic […]

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HRW urges African Union to focus on human rights and justice at summit – JURIST

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged the African Union (AU) to focus on the protection of civilians, human rights, justice and accountability during the upcoming 35th Ordinary Session of the African Assembly. AU. Since Senegalese President Macky Sall is set to take over the AU chair, Carine Kaneza Nantulya, Africa Advocacy Director at HRW, […]

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Myanmar’s planned CBDC raises human rights concerns

Myanmar, led by the military junta, plans to create a central bank digital currency (CBDC) that will join the kyat as legal tender. The oppressive ruling military council said it believes a “digital currency will help improve financial activities in Myanmar,” Deputy Information Minister Major General Zaw Min Tun told Bloomberg on Thursday. February 3. […]

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UN expert to visit on human rights amid rising tensions (Mali)

The UN independent expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, Alioune Tine, will pay an official visit to the country from 8 to 17 February. “I am extremely concerned about the continued deterioration of the geopolitical and security context and the threat this poses to the human rights situation, peace and stability in […]

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Pakistani Human Rights Commission Concerned About Enforced Disappearance of Pashtun Workers

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Wednesday expressed concern over the alleged enforced disappearance of four Pashtun workers following the explosion at Anarkali Bazar in Lahore last month, local media reported. Three people, including a nine-year-old child, were killed while more than two dozen others were injured when an explosion ripped through a […]

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Security Council Press Statement on the situation in Myanmar, 2 February 2022 – Myanmar

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Vassily A. Nebenzia (Russian Federation): The members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern over the continuation of the state of emergency imposed on Myanmar by the military on February 1, 2021 and its serious consequences. They reiterated their calls for the […]

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Revisiting the discourse on Islam, human rights and democracy

We hear a lot about Islam being distorted in the news these days. Reports of violence, discrimination and restrictions on women’s rights have led to the mistaken conclusion that human rights and democracy have no place in Islam. The heinous acts committed by irresponsible people who use Islam as a pretext to pursue their evil […]

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Japanese parliament passes resolution on human rights in China

Since taking office in October, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has repeatedly said that Japan will not mince words with China if necessary, and in November appointed former Defense Minister General Nakatani as his assistant for human rights. The resolution, passed by the lower house, says the international community has expressed concern over issues including internment […]

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Sudan boycotts UN meeting on ambassador’s rights

Feb. 1, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva has postponed the review of Sudan’s human rights record to Wednesday instead of Tuesday, February 1, 2022. The council’s decision came hours after the Sudanese government boycotted the session to protest against the accreditation of a pro-democracy ambassador sacked by General al-Burhan […]

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Nigeria and UK set to boost security, host Defense Partnership Dialogue in London

The United Kingdom (UK) and Nigeria yesterday began the first meeting of the Nigeria-UK Security and Defense Partnership Dialogue in London. According to a statement released yesterday, the talks led by Britain’s National Security Adviser Sir Stephen Lovegrove and Nigeria’s National Security Adviser Major General Babagana Monguno are expected to last three days and end […]

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SOUTHWEST AIRLINES SCORES HIGHEST SCORING IN HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION’S 2022 CORPORATE EQUALITY INDEX

DALLAS, January 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) proudly announced that it has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s largest benchmarking survey and report measuring company policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace. South West Airlines® joins the […]

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During Kazakh uprising, reports of widespread abuses by security forces

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — At around 7:30 p.m. on the evening of January 6, Yerlan Zhagiparov left his home to see what was happening nearby in the city’s Republic Square, a center of mass political protests. At 7:54 p.m., Mr Zhagiparov, 49, called a close friend to say he had been apprehended by the National Guard. […]

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This week’s roundup: Partygate, trans rights and terror flags

January 31, 2022 Byul Ryan-Im In the news: The Metropolitan Police have been criticized for asking Sue Gray not to interfere with their investigation into parties in Downing Street during the lockdown. Ms Gray has not yet published her report in parts, but a “heavily redacted” version is expected “soon” according to the Guardian. The […]

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NOTICE | Siseko Maposa: Is the Border Management Agency the answer to border security?

Transparency and accountability will be key in determining the success of the Border Management Act, which was enacted last year, writes Siseko Maposa. In July 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law the Border Management Authority Act (BMA Act) aimed at improving the security of South Africa’s borders. Following this, the government announced its intention […]

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Commitment to International Security | Borneo Online Newsletter

Contribution from the Ministry of Defense After gaining independence in 1984, the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), then known as the Royal Brunei Malay Regiment comprising 60 recruits, provided basic national security defense for the Sultanate. Over the decades, the RBAF has strived to expand its role to address evolving and complex defense and security […]

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Defamation: JAMB PRO sues Ahmed Isah, Human Rights Radio, seeks N6 billion compensation

THE Head of Media and Public Relations at the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Dr. Fabian Benjamin, dragged Mr. Ahmed Isah of Human Rights Radio (2nd defendant) to court for abusive broadcasting, false allegations and insinuations that amounted defamation of the plaintiff’s character. JAMB spokesperson Dr Benjamin is claiming N6 billion as compensation for […]

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Human rights activist JS Bandukwala died in Vadodara

Human rights activist and former physics teacher Juzer S Bandukwala died on Saturday morning at his residence in Pratapgunj district of Vadodara after a long illness. Bandukwala, who had been an advocate for reform in the Muslim community, was 77. Bandukwala, who lived alone, developed age-related complications and had been on home treatment for a […]

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Assam human rights panel issues opinion on shooting of student leader

Calling him recent shooting of former student leader Kirti Kamal Bora in Nagaon district, Assam, a “prima facie case of human rights violation”, the Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) issued a show cause notice to the Secretary in Head of State asking why the victim was not eligible for compensation under Section 18, Human Rights […]

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Vice President Lai and US President Pelosi discuss security and China in virtual meeting

San Francisco, Jan. 28 (CNA) Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) discussed security and economic issues as well as China with United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a virtual meeting Friday, according to Taiwan’s envoy to Washington. The bilateral talks lasted about 30 minutes and discussions focused on security issues, economic affairs and common values, […]

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Civil rights for transgender people – Pakistan Today

Human rights law is guided by the fundamental principle of equality, universality and non-discrimination. According to international human rights law, all human beings are equal and should be treated equally, regardless of their gender expression. The basic principle states that all human beings have the right to exercise and enjoy their fundamental human rights, and […]

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Police board settled human rights complaint with officer alleging sexual assault

WARNING: This article details allegations of sexual assault and may affect those who have experienced sexual violence or know someone who has. The Ottawa Police Services Board has reached a confidential settlement with an officer who alleged in a 2019 human rights complaint that she was repeatedly raped, harassed and solicited by fellow officers. The […]

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China warns US against Russia’s ‘legitimate security concerns’ | News

China’s foreign minister takes aim at Washington as tensions with Russia mount over Ukraine. China has thrown its political weight behind Russia as fears of a possible invasion of Ukraine grow, underscoring Moscow’s “legitimate security concerns” in an appeal to US officials. Speaking to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi […]

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Max Coleman was a champion of human rights: New Frame

Max Coleman, who died aged 95 in Johannesburg on Sunday January 16, and his wife Audrey Coleman were the driving force behind the Detainees’ Parents’ Support Committee in the 1980s. The committee was initially an ad hoc support group. The Colemans started it with parents and family members of other political detainees arrested by […]

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Billionaires turn a blind eye to China’s human rights abuses

Chamath Palihapatiya isn’t the first billionaire to put his foot in his mouth, but he’s the most recent after making uplifting comments about China in a podcast interview recently. “Whenever I say I care about Uyghurs, I’m really lying if I don’t really care”, billionaire investor and former Facebook (Facebook) – Get the Class A […]

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Local organizations provide mental health support and resources to the LGBTQ+ community

COLORADO SPRINGS — In a recent video post on InstagramRecording artist and American Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta admitted he “couldn’t pretend it was all good.” Archuleta came out publicly as gay in 2021 after serving two years as a member of The Church of Latter-day Saints in Chile as a missionary. He’s not […]

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We have made progress on human rights: Ziyambi – DailyNews

JUSTICE Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi said yesterday that the government had made significant progress in implementing human rights reforms. Ziyambi told the Daily News the government would present tomorrow in Geneva, Switzerland, the reforms undertaken so far during the meeting of the working group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations (UN) Human […]

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A unified Libya will only come through the ballot box, “not with arms”, according to the Security Council

Libya is at a “delicate and fragile moment on its path to unity and stability”, the UN political affairs chief told the Security Council on Monday, urging the international community to remain united in support of the National elections postponed last month. Welcoming the positive developments on three different tracks of the intra-Libyan dialogue, Rosemary […]

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Aviva adds human rights to its ethical investment policy

The Aviva logo is seen outside the company’s headquarters in the City of London, Britain March 7, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aviva Investors aims to empower business leaders Wants boards to focus on a “big picture” of sustainability Biodiversity also added to investment criteria ShareAction welcomes further […]

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Iraq tightens security on border with Syria after IS militants escape

Representative picture Baghdad: Iraq has tightened security measures on the border with neighboring Syria after an escape by Islamic State (IS) terrorists from a Kurdish-controlled prison in the latter country’s Hasakah province. On January 20, a group of IS militants broke out of Sina’a prison in the Gweiran neighborhood of Hasakah, followed by violent clashes […]

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Rights group slams government for ‘uninhabitable’ social housing in Southwark

Hundreds of Southwark families are living in temporary accommodation which has been denounced as unsanitary by a leading human rights group. Families in Southwark live in ‘uninhabitable’ temporary accommodation, according to a damning report by Human Rights Watch and the Childhood Trust, writes Joshua Askew… The 51-page report, titled ‘I want us to live like […]

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Raab: Madness of Dangerous Criminals Using Human Rights Law to Evade Deportation Must Stop | Politics | News

Speaking to the Sunday Express, the Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary has warned that 20-year-old legislation introduced by Tony Blair is being hijacked to allow dangerous criminals to stay at large in the UK. He cited the case of Somalian Mohammed Mumin Mohamed, a violent attacker who was sentenced to 16 months in prison […]

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The world must challenge China on its human rights record

“Let’s be honest, nobody cares what happens to Uyghurs,” said Golden State Warriors minority owner Chamath Palihapitiya. “Of all the things I care about, yes, it’s below my line.” Social media went up in flames on Monday as Chamath’s comments on the Uyghur crisis surfaced from a clip from the All-In podcast. Many were shocked […]

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World leaders renew their commitment to the “Youth, Peace and Security” agenda

Doha: At the virtual high-level global conference on youth-inclusive peace processes, more than 130 young peacebuilders from 77 countries participated in two-day discussions with a wide range of representatives from governments, civil society, academia and multilateral institutions to explore opportunities and build partnerships for policymakers to support youth-led and youth-inclusive peace efforts. “A holistic approach […]