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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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The climate crisis confronts the United States and the world with threats to national and global security – Our Time Press

By Joseph A. DavisSociety of Environmental JournalistsIt was not Russia that defeated Napoleon’s army of half a million in 1812. It was Russian winter (with arrogance, denial and possibly typhus).For generals who study warfare today, however, climate is a threat they understand and respect, even if they haven’t learned all of its lessons.Yet while the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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ADMIRAL RAO’S MEMOIRS HIGHLIGHTS COASTAL COMMUNITIES AS PART OF SAFETY AT SEA POLICY: SPEAKERS

Staff report ISLAMABAD: Local communities as stakeholders are an essential element for the success of a policy, as they contribute to national cohesion and economic growth if they take ownership of the project and are offered the right opportunities. This is true for coastal communities, and while acknowledging this aspect, the Pakistan Navy follows a […]

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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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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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Contours of Pakistan’s National Security Policy 2022-2026 – OpEd – Eurasia Review

On January 14, 2022, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the public version of Pakistan’s first-ever National Security Policy 2022-2026. He was of the opinion that now the country was heading in the right direction. Previously, only a one-dimensional mindset prevailed in the country that Pakistan only needed military security, but the new security policy defined […]

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The absence of a national security strategy is a concern for all

The Commission on the Future of the Defense Forces appointed by the Minister of Defense is expected to produce its report soon. Early drafts were criticized by both military authorities and the Ministry of Defense. This is not surprising because, in the absence of a national security strategy detailing how defense fits into overall national […]

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National Security – Journal – DAWN.COM

“NATIONAL security” as a concept is constantly being redefined around the world. Due to its dynamic nature, many nations are evolving and announcing strategies to strengthen their national security. In Pakistan too, a National Security Policy (NSP), the first ever, was formulated around the concept of “comprehensive” national security. The argument is that the Pakistani […]

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UK Borders Bill increases risk of discrimination and human rights abuses

A new bill being debated by lawmakers in the UK raises the risk of discrimination and “serious human rights abuses” and violates the country’s obligations under international law, five independent rights experts said on Friday. of the United Nations. If passed, the Nationality and Borders Bill would “seriously undermine the protection of the human rights […]

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Setback for human rights in Egypt as Arab Network for Human Rights forced to shut down

Egyptian human rights defenders lost an important pillar this week. On January 10, the famous Arab Network for Human Rights (ANHRI) announced that it was ending its operations “in the absence of the bare minimum of the rule of law and respect for human rights “. This decision follows police arrests and threats against the […]

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First Person Sentenced Under Hong Kong National Security Law Drops Appeal

HONG KONG, Jan. 13 (Reuters) – The first person convicted under Hong Kong’s National Security Act and jailed for nine years last July has abandoned his decision to appeal, his lawyer said Thursday. The former waiter, Tong Ying-kit, 24, was convicted of terrorist activities and inciting secession after riding his motorcycle in three riot police […]

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Iran responds to threat from US national security adviser

TEHRAN – Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, reacted to a statement by US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan who warned of the risk of harming US citizens sanctioned by Iran. Regarding Sullivan’s statement on Iran’s new sanctions against US officials, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said, “The United States is used to unilaterally […]

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Massacre of 20 family members in Iraq reveals failings of security forces

An apparent family conflict that led Iraqi security forces to kill 20 family members on Thursday has exposed the shortcomings of the country’s complex array of forces, despite billions of dollars being spent on training, reforming and defending them. equip. The massacre in the small town of Jbala, south of Baghdad, was the culmination of […]

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Human security goes hand in hand with the protection of human rights | Politics

Protecting human security is safeguarding national security, and vice versa. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamachievements in improving people’s living conditions and guaranteeing human rights were recognized and praised by the International community. Support the consistent views of the Party on human development goals, the resolution adopted at the 13th National Party Congress emphasizes “human […]

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The government approves the national forest management strategy

At its meeting on December 29, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the National Forest Management Strategy of Ukraine until 2035. As stated in the government portal, the document was drafted to implement the decision of the National Security and Defense Council “on the challenges and threats to the national security of Ukraine in […]

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Biden, Putin to organize call for increased security demands

REHOBOTH BEACH, Delaware (AP) – President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will speak on Thursday as the Russian leader stepped up his demands for security guarantees in Eastern Europe while maintaining a worrying build-up of troops near the border Russian with Ukraine. The two leaders will discuss “a range of topics, including upcoming diplomatic engagements,” […]

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The national security case for laboratory-grown and plant-based meat.

An important milestone went largely unnoticed at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this fall. Israeli President Isaac Herzog has become the first head of state in the world to try “cultured meat” – made from real chicken cells, but without slaughtering animals. After sampling it, Herzog declared it delicious and said the technology was […]

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Economic security, a crucial function of national security: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday chaired an interactive session on economic diplomacy at the Foreign Ministry, which was also attended by envoys from Pakistan to the United States, Turkey, Austria, Iran, Russia, the Netherlands, and the Permanent Representatives in New York and Geneva. This was the eighth meeting in the series. While […]

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Pakistan endorses ‘citizen-centered’ national security policy

Pakistan’s Supreme Security Panel on Monday approved its national security policy for 2022-2026, placing “economic security at the heart” of the first such document to ensure a “citizen-centered approach to security”. The policy was presented and approved at the 36th meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC), chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan and in […]

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NSC to review the country’s first-ever national security policy today

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced on Sunday that Prime Minister Imran Khan has called a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) to review the country’s first-ever national security policy on December 27 (today). The government spokesperson tweeted that the draft national security policy would be presented to the NSC for […]

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Is “Hindutva” a threat to national security?

In Haridwar, Uttarakhand, where the ballot is held, there was a Hindutva jamboree called “Dharma Sansad” or “Religious Parliament”. The theme of the event –“Islamic Bharat mein Sanatan ka Bhavishya: Samasya goes Samadhan” (“The Future of Sanatan Dharma in Islamic India: Problem and Solutions”) suggested that India is rapidly becoming Islamic. This sent a strong […]

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Russia: year of doubling of Internet censorship

(Moscow) – Russian authorities have redoubled their efforts in 2021 to crack down on internet freedoms, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has blocked popular censorship circumvention tools, experimented with new censorship technologies, extended oppressive internet legislation, and pressured tech companies to comply with increasingly stifling regulations. “The Russian government is using its growing […]

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China bans foreigners from posting religious content online, cites national security interests

China has issued a new regulation under which all foreign organizations or individuals will be banned from broadcasting religious content online in the country, citing national security interests, a news report said on Wednesday. No organization or person will be allowed to broadcast information about religious ceremonies on the Internet unless they have a license […]

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friend – Radio Free Asia

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer suspected of being detained after planning to attend an event on human rights day is once again subjected to torture and ill-treatment in detention, according to the ‘one of his friends. Tang Jitian has been in secrecy since texting friends hours before the December 10 event started, saying he […]

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Hong Kong imposes mock elections

On December 19, Hong Kong election officials will distribute ballots and ballot boxes, monitor election materials, and keep tabs on the results. But despite the support of democracy, this election will have no substance. Hong Kong’s legislature is now devoid of significant political opposition. As of 2016, authorities in Hong Kong have banned pro-democracy lawmakers […]

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Meta Boots hired threat actors who allegedly spied on Australian users

Meta Platforms, the company formed by Facebook and organizations that belong to it, has said it has “disabled” the accounts of entities that have allegedly monitored people on the Internet, as Australians have been targeted by phishing attacks. Seven companies, including BellTroX, an Indian service provider of “hacking for hire”, have been accused by Meta. […]

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The Guardian’s take on human rights: no stranger to British instincts | Editorial

AAlthough the UK was the first signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights in 1950, it took five decades before the rights set out in the convention became available in domestic law. The human rights law recognized that authorities did not always do things right and that this law was necessary to allow the […]

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Defense and National Security Overnight – United Arab Emirates Halts Arms Sale Negotiations with United States

It is Tuesday, welcome to Overnight Defense & National Security, your nighttime guide to the latest developments in the Pentagon, Capitol Hill and beyond. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup. The United Arab Emirates suspends talks with the United States on a $ 23 billion arms deal. The more on this, the more the United States deepens its […]

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Human resources management group hit by ransomware attack

The organization of Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG) Kronos, a provider of human resources management, was hit by a ransomware attack earlier this week, the company confirmed. Kronos executive vice president Bob Hughes confirmed the incident in a blog post published Monday. Hughes noted that the company became aware of the breach on December 11 and […]

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UN details Taliban human rights violations

More than 100 former members of the Afghan national security forces and others have been killed since the Taliban takeover, most at the hands of the die-hard Islamist group that recruits boy soldiers and abolishes women’s rights, according to the ‘UN. Nada al-Nashif, Deputy United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that in addition, […]

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PM compares inequality to security threat – Journal

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that national security is a matter of human security, directly associated with inclusive growth, and not just a military issue. No country could be safe where a small segment continued to grow richer and those at the bottom were left behind and so were some localities and towns […]

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Apple warns of further compromises by Israeli group NSO

The NSO Group, known for its suite of exploitation tools, found itself again at the center of unwanted attention when Apple revealed that it had warned a number of people, including 11 members of the the US Embassy in Kampala, that their iPhones had been compromised. . The compromise was made, according to Apple, by […]

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Op-Ed: US Shouldn’t Ignore Current Mexico Human Rights Catastrophe

On December 1, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reached half of his six-year term. Since his election in 2018, López Obrador has not only failed to improve the country’s dire human rights record, he has worked to undo many of the hard-won gains in transparency and governance. right that rights groups, activists and activists […]

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OHCHR statement on J&K reflects ‘lack of understanding’ of security challenges: MEA

India took note Thursday of the statement by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on specific incidents in Jammu and Kashmir and said the remarks reflect a “lack of understanding” of security challenges India faces as a result of “cross-border terrorism”. “We have seen the statement made by the […]

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The human capabilities of our national security personnel are critical to strategic success

Australia’s changing strategic environment poses increasingly pressing questions for capacity and resilience of national structures and institutions. In 2019, the Australian Civil Service Independent Review (APS) concluded that APS was ill-prepared for the “big changes and challenges” Australia will face until 2030. The workforce is one of the most important factors to consider in this […]

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Regeni killed by Egyptian security apparatus says panel – English

(ANSA) – ROME, DECEMBER 1 – Italian student Giulio Regeni has been kidnapped, tortured and killed by the Egyptian security apparatus, a parliamentary committee of inquiry into the incident in early 2016 said in its report on Wednesday final. Responsibility for the death of the 28-year-old Cambridge doctoral student who was born in Friuli lies […]

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Jamaicans mourn the death of human rights defender Nancy Anderson, who worked to help the island’s most vulnerable citizensGlobal Voices

Jamaican Shanique Myrie at the Caribbean Court of Justice, with her lawyer Nancy Anderson in the background. Anderson represented Myrie in this high-profile human rights case, which she won. Photo by Jamaica Gleaner, used with permission. US-born human rights activist, educator and lawyer Nancy Anderson died on November 29 in Kingston, Jamaica, from a brief […]

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In latest assault on dissent, Egypt condemns human rights activist

CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Monday convicted a prominent human rights defender and lawyer for spreading false news and insulting a government authority, adding another name to a growing list of activists, journalists and dissidents the state has aggressively targeted and sought to silence for years. The sentence imposed on the lawyer, Hossam Bahgat, […]

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Justice Budget Disclosure Has Security Implications, Senate Says

Posted November 29, 2021 The Senate explained why the National Council of the Judiciary cannot disclose the details of the annual budget of the judicial branch of government. The Red Chamber explained that this could be counterproductive as some of the items listed in the budget bordered on security. The chairman of the Senate Committee […]

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Security is key to survival and growth of MSMEs, says NSA and Fayemi

Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti National Security Advisor (NSA) Major General Babagana Monguno and Governor of Ekiti State Dr Kayode Fayemi said the security of life and property in Nigeria is essential for survival. and the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), urging the government to join forces to end the current security […]

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Education and National Security | By Areebah Shahid

Education and national security Pakistani children are growing up in a world where economies, governments and people are increasingly intertwined in a single global network. In just over two decades, globalization and rapid advances in technology have completely redefined academic and professional success, and a new set of expectations now govern a country to remain […]

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Global human rights organizations call for immediate release of Khurram Pervez

Global human rights organizations have called on the Indian government to immediately end violations of the rights to liberty and fair trial under the Prevention of Illegal Activities Act (UAPA) and to comply with national obligations and international human rights standards. Indian authorities have detained prominent Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez under an anti-terrorism […]

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Sierra Leone’s National Disaster Management Agency expresses concern over escalating fires – The Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph: November 21, 2021: There has been an alarming increase in the number of properties that have gone up in smoke in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone in recent months, with the most catastrophic Wellington tanker explosion that claimed the lives of more than a hundred people and many people also in […]

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Whitehall security alert after discovering CCTV at London headquarters by controversial Chinese company

Whitehall security alert after discovering that a CCTV unit at its London headquarters was manufactured by a controversial Chinese company Home Office feared security after finding Chinese CCTV at London headquarters Bosses Discover CCTV Unit Made By Controversial China Company The company allegedly authorized the use of its technology in the suppression of Uyghurs By […]

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Emergency Management Veteran Jerome Hauer Named Honorary New York City Fire Commissioner

Former Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Jerome M. Hauer, Ph.D., was sworn in as Honorary New York City Fire Commissioner in honor of his achievements and support for firefighters. Hauer is Senior Advisor at Teneo Risk, Board Member of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM), Member of the Johns […]

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Government and Industry Partners Celebrate Formation of Virginia Tech National Security Institute | VTx

Recently, academic leaders, industry partners and members of the intelligence community gathered to celebrate the formation of the Virginia Tech National Security Institute at Deloitte’s headquarters in Washington, DC. “We are becoming an engine of education and innovation here in the heart of democracy in the greater Washington DC area,” Tim Sands, president of Virginia […]