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Sam Bright digs into data to reveal billions of pounds of lethal equipment UK sold to dodgy regimes Some £33bn worth of military goods export licenses have been approved for countries on the government’s human rights watch list since 2010, Signing time can reveal. This represents two-thirds of the £50 billion in military export licenses […]

New law would tie US conservation fundin...

Legislation has been introduced by members of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources that would require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to audit the human rights record of conservation beneficiaries. The bill follows a US Congressional investigation into human rights abuses in protected areas in Central Africa and South Asia that were receiving […]

Biodiversity joins human rights, inequal...

Human rights, inequality, net zero alignment, biodiversity are this year’s priority themes Companies identified for the pledge include Apple, Meta, Walmart, Teck Resources, Microsoft, Pfizer, Nutrien and from Canada banks 82% of companies were “responsive” or “very responsive” to engagement in 2021 TORONTO, March 16, 2022 /CNW/ – NEI Investments (“NEI”) today released its annual […]

China regrets U.S. insists on human righ...

Photo taken on Sept. 14, 2020 shows the exterior view of the United Nations headquarters in New York, the United States. (Xinhua/Wang Ying) Throughout the consultation process, the United States pushed for the inclusion of many texts related to human rights, which resulted in a very unbalanced draft resolution, said a Chinese envoy. UNITED NATIONS, […]

United States. Over 100 environmental a...

For more than two years, human rights lawyer Steven Donziger – who is currently serving the remainder of a six-month house arrest sentence – has been arbitrarily detained in apparent retaliation for his work to hold Chevron accountable for its deliberate dumping of over 16 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into the Amazon rainforest. […]

The Minister of Human Resources will tra...

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan delivering his opening speech at the launch of the HRDF Placement Center at the Kuala Lumpur Covention Center on April 6, 2021. ― Photo by Hari Anggara PUTRAJAYA, March 15 – Minister of Human Resources, Datuk Seri M. Saravanan, will soon pay a working visit to Geneva, Switzerland […]

A Papuan Catholic’s struggle for human r

Indonesia Pope and Bishops Can Strengthen Voice of Priests and Ecclesiastical Bodies Upholding Dignity and Human Rights, Says Emanuel Gobay Papuan rights activist Emanuel Gobay says he is fulfilling his “prophetic duties”. (Photo provided) Human rights defender Emanuel Gobay wants the high hierarchy of the Catholic Church to support priests and Church advocacy groups who […]

UK plan to revise human rights laws come...

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 […]

‘Responsible investment’ fuels human rig

Myanmar military-linked companies benefit from more than $13 billion in ESG-labeled investments, according to financial records and other information compiled and released this week by Inclusive Development International and ALTSEAN-Burma. In their report, “The Myanmar ESG Files: How ‘responsible investment’ is enabled a military dictatorship”, human rights groups document how hundreds of ESG (environmental, social […]

FIGO warns of threat of violation of hum...

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) denounces the threat to the human rights of women and girls in Ukraine after the destruction of hospitals. LONDON, UK, March 11, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Along with world leaders, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is calling for an immediate end to all hostilities in […]

Kazakhstan added to human rights watch l...

Kazakhstan has been added to a watch list of countries that have seen a rapid decline in civil liberties. After the January protests, the government continues to crack down on peaceful protesters, civil society activists, opposition party supporters and independent journalists. The new watchlist is published by CIVICUS Monitor, an online platform that tracks the […]

Shareholder slams Disney over China’s hu

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 […]

2,000 oligarchs from countries concerned...

Between 2010 and 2020, 65% of foreign investors granted permanent residence in the UK came from China and Russia, reports Sam Bright More than 2,000 wealthy investors have been granted permanent residence in the UK since 2010 in countries on the government’s list of human rights concerns, Signing time can reveal. Of the total number […]

Religious leaders mobilize for environme...

By Nicole D. Batey, Special at AFRO More than 50 faith leaders from a diverse coalition of faith communities gathered virtually on February 22 in a bid to “protect the gift of creation” in support of the Modification of environmental human rights (HB-596/SB-783). Too often, neighborhoods made up mostly of black, brown, and low-income residents […]

The fight against the climate crisis mus...

Governments must recognize the devastating injustice of the climate crisis facing children, girls and young women and the disproportionate impacts on their lives and make a strong commitment to prioritizing the rights of children and girls in the world. climate adaptation, mitigation and response Despite being the least responsible for this ongoing crisis, children bear […]

Human Rights Tribunal clears complaint a...

The complaint against the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association will be heard by the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. The court announced on February 28 that it would hear the case. Laura Ballance, president of LBMG (Laura Ballance Media Group) and former Rodeo Association communications contractor, announced the news on social media on March 3. […]

Workshop: Cultural heritage and war: how...

As an academic discipline, art history focuses on researching the creation and meaning of art throughout history. When the art and architecture we hold dear are threatened or destroyed, what role can or should art historians play? Cultural heritage is a non-renewable resource that is vulnerable to many types of threats, such as degradation, development, […]

Bender doesn’t understand abortion is a

I’m responding to Tony Bender’s “Conservatives blocking solutions to unwanted pregnancies” in the March 2 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 […]

Former Rodeo Undertaker Now ‘Representat

A former communications contractor for the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association takes on the role of “representative plaintiff” in the human rights complaint filed against the Association in 2021. Former contractor Laura Ballance, president of LBMG (Laura Ballance Media Group), posted a plea on Twitter on March 3. In the Tweet, Ballance wrote, “Hardest decision […]

A Special Forum on Human Rights — The Ru

Join us for a special human rights forum on ongoing developments related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine on March 3 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Experts will discuss the situation on the ground in Ukraine; the US, NATO and EU response to the Russian invasion; military developments; and international humanitarian law in times of […]

Africa will overcome current governance ...

Posted February 28, 2022 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday that Africa will overcome its current governance and human rights challenges. He also denounced the wave of human rights violations, blaming it on the lack of a proper enforcement mechanism at the national or continental level. Osinbajo spoke at the opening of the 2022 […]

South Korea: candidates speak out on hum...

(Seoul) – Two of South Korea’s top four presidential candidates have responded to a questionnaire on key human rights issues facing the South Korean people, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch prepared the questionnaire to give candidates an opportunity to publicly express their views on human rights concerns and policies ahead of the […]

Libya and Morocco sign agreement to prot...

Libya and Morocco signed a cooperation agreement to develop joint work in the field of human rights protection. The agreement was signed during the visit of the President of the Libyan Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Omar Hijazi, to Morocco. During the visit, Hijazi and the accompanying delegation met with the president of […]

Russia: Arbitrary detentions of anti-war...

(Moscow) – Police arbitrarily arrested hundreds of peaceful protesters across Russia on February 24, 2022, during rallies in solidarity with Ukraine and against the war, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities also arrested at least two human rights defenders who spoke out against Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine, threatened to shut down the media if […]

EU adopts fourth round of sanctions agai...

Just over a year after the military coup by Myanmar’s armed forces (the Tatmadaw) in February last year, the EU has adopted new sanctions in the face of escalating human rights abuses people in the region. The new restrictions, which were passed on February 21, 2022, target companies providing substantial resources or closely related to […]

Plato’s cave has a way out: Using data t

Image by Joshua Nicholas Vanhaltren from Pixabay There is a famous allegory offered by Plato known as the “Myth of the Cave”. Through it, one could imagine a dark cave in which the prisoners have lived since their early years. Although they are unaware of their limits, they live attached and unable to see outside […]

Myanmar: EU must impose new sanctions on...

(New York) – The European Union should swiftly apply new sanctions targeting Myanmar’s junta and its state-owned oil company, Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), Human Rights Watch said today. The EU should also ensure that withdrawals by European companies complying with sanctions do not benefit the junta. The United States, United Kingdom, Norway, Japan, […]

Germany wants exporters to check human r...

Bangladeshi suppliers must operate with the transparency needed to enable their German sourcing companies to comply with a new supply chain law that requires them to actively conduct due diligence to prevent human rights abuses. people and the environment within their global supply chains. German companies will face penalties of up to €8 million or […]

Opinion: Here’s why we need a human righ

Sunrise over the Chesapeake Bay. Photo from Pixabay.com. By Susan Olsen The author is a board member of Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth. The Maryland Environmental Human Rights Amendment is a bill heard this session in the Maryland General Assembly. It is sponsored by Delegate Wanika Fisher in the House and Senator Will Smith in […]

Human rights violations in Myanmar: Euro...

The European Council today adopted a fourth round of sanctions in view of the continuing gravity of the situation and the escalation of human rights violations in Myanmar. Myanmar’s military took control of the country, overthrowing the elected government on February 1, 2021. To date, around 1,500 civilians have been killed and hundreds of thousands […]

Fostering inclusion means listening to p...

As New Zealanders watch the country’s social fabric stretch and contort, the Chief Commissioner for Human Rights is calling on the government to listen to the protesters. Paul Hunt said the situation unfolding on the grounds of parliament constituted a crisis and the government needed to do more to engage in critical and respectful dialogue […]

Zoning is pulling Nigeria down – Malachy

Prominent human rights activist and lawyer, Malachy Ugwummadu, undoubtedly takes the place of the late legal luminary, Gani Fawehinmi, the leading advocate for the masses, given his radical stance on fundamental issues. Ugwummadu, former national chairman of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR) in this meeting with Sunday Sun, dissected critical national […]

Human Rights Defender Says Universal Chu...

WASHINGTON, DC — The burden of care placed on the shoulders of José Gregorio Guarenas, human rights coordinator for the Vicariate of Caracas in the Archdiocese of Venezuela, is heavy. Her work does not focus solely on concerns affecting the lives of members of the Catholic Church, such as recent cases of nuns facing obstacles […]

Town of Hingham seeks candidates for new...

Photo courtesy of the City of Hingham February 18, 2022 Submitted by the Town of Hingham The Hingham Select Board is now accepting applications for the city’s new Human Rights Commission. At its February 8 meeting, the Select Committee voted to form a Human Rights Commission (HRC). The HRC represents the town’s commitment to supporting […]

Florida advances ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

On February 17, a committee in Florida introduced a bill that would restrict discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools. The bill would ban discussing these issues in primary schools and restrict how they are discussed in other classrooms if they are deemed “not age appropriate”. However, it does not specify what would […]

Remo Carlotto appointed Human Rights Sec...

“Mercosur has an enormous destiny, not only linked to natural resources but also to the peoples who inhabit it, and there the challenge of public policies has a fundamental meaning”, declared Remo Carlotto when taking office as secretary Executive of the Policy Institute. Public Human Rights (IPPDH) of Mercosur. President Alberto Fernández, who took part […]

Lankan envoy seeks support from southern...

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Siresena Amarasekara, recently held several meetings with South African government officials and envoys from countries accredited to South Africa to discuss Sri Lanka’s human rights achievements. of man. The meetings preceded upcoming UNHCR sessions and recognized the importance of the African region where countries […]

Myanmar: scrap draconian cybersecurity b...

(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 […]

TD SYNNEX Scores Highest in Human Rights...

FREMONT, Calif. & CLEARWATER, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 14, 2022– TD SYNNEX, a leading distributor and aggregator of solutions for the IT ecosystem that enables partners to unlock growth opportunities in more than 100 countries, proudly announced that it has received a score of 100 on the Index of Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (CEI) Corporate Equality Rankings […]

Blinken affirms ‘global regional partner

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 […]

The Council votes to upgrade the positio...

SIOUX CITY — The Sioux City Council voted Saturday in a split decision to upgrade a part-time administrative secretary position for the Human Rights Commission to full-time, but did not make a decision, during of the one-day operating budget hearing, at the request of the police department to add a full-time evidence technician. The council […]

Little-Known Black Human Rights Hero Cel...

Author Joey O’Connor continues to fascinate readers with his captivating portrayal of William Sheppard, a little-known black human rights hero, in Among Kings: The Amazing Adventures of the Congo’s African American Livingstone and the Courageous People who Topped King Leopold II. While Black History Month is celebrated annually in the United States to commemorate black […]

County Honors 7 With Annual Human Rights...

The Prince William County Human Rights Commission recently celebrated Universal Human Rights Day by honoring seven residents and local organizations for their work promoting and defending the human rights of their neighbors. The winners included a businesswoman with a heart for the homeless; a businessman who coordinated local efforts to help hundreds of Afghan refugees; […]

Guatemala’s indigenous Mayan community t

Lawyers for an indigenous community in eastern Guatemala argued Wednesday before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in a case that could have profound implications for indigenous communities across the Americas. The community of Agua Caliente, one of 16 Maya Q’eqchi’ communities in the municipality of El Estor, is asking the Guatemalan government to give […]

Tennessee Human Rights Commission Direct...

Following a state investigation into allegations of repeated verbal abuse and mistreatment of employees, Tennessee Human Rights Commission Executive Director Beverly Watts announced her retirement on Wednesday. According to a summary of the human resources investigation obtained by The Tennessean, at least three people filed complaints and multiple witnesses told investigators that executive director Beverly […]

Humana Earns Top Score in Human Rights C...

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 8, 2022– Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), the leading health insurance and healthcare services company, proudly announced that it has received a score of 100 on Human Rights’ 2022 Corporate Equality Index Campaign Foundation, the nation’s largest benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Humana has […]

Reassessing the human rights situation a...

Mohammad Zamir | Published: February 06, 2022 20:12:05 The recent past has seen international attention not only to the respect and violation of human rights, but also to the culture of impunity in this regard. There have been references to the erosion of democratic standards, growing authoritarianism and alleged repression of freedom of press, speech […]

Tibetan Groups in Canada Protest China’s

As the Beijing Olympics have begun, Tibetan groups in Canada are staging protests to denounce China’s occupation of the plateau and condemn human rights abuses by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in washing clothes. sports. Multiple protests have already been organized by a coalition of Tibetan groups in Toronto, who demonstrated outside the offices of […]

Human Rights and Diplomacy Internships |...

It is the only master’s program in human rights and diplomacy in the world taught in partnership with the main training body of the United Nations: the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). We have also partnered with UN Women, the East African Center for Human Rights (EACRights) and the Institute for Human […]

Human rights review with UN highlights H...

NEW YORK CITY — A Haitian government official says the country is making progress in strengthening the justice sector and protecting the rights of its citizens. In a recorded speech delivered January 31 to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Justice Minister Berto Dorcé also shared plans to address gang violence. Observers, however, said the […]

Clinton’s Titus Honored for ‘Building Pe

CLINTON — Regardless of the language, Clinton’s Byron Titus did a good job. He recently became a Peace Chain’s Link inductee while in Spain, the first person from the United States to receive this honor. Titus works for the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. Since 2015, he has served as Director of the Webster Regional Resource […]

First black Human Rights Campaign leader...

The former president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group, sued the organization in federal court on Thursday, alleging he was underpaid and then fired ‘because he’s black’ and claiming that the HRC has a “deserved reputation for unequal treatment of its non-white employees. Alphonso David, a black civil rights lawyer […]

The municipality brought before the Huma...

Last week, Buffalo City Mayor Xola Pakati warned residents not to drink the water because it was deemed unsafe at the time. Photo: Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik / GroundUp NEWS A Buffalo councilman has filed a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), following a water crisis in the metropolitan municipality. This as locals line up […]

Effective human rights training in EU Me...

On January 20 and 21, 2022, the HELP at the meeting of EU contact points, organized online in the framework of the “HELP in the EU II” project of the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe (CoE), brought together more than 80 members of the HELP network, representatives of national institutions (NTI) for […]

Human Rights Lawyer, Falana Writes to EC...

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has written to Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, who is also the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), expressing his concern over recurrent military coups against governments in the sub-region. Region. Falana, in a letter dated February 1, 2022, urged the Ghanaian President to use his […]

Taliban must recognize basic human right...

NNA | Update: January 30, 2022 08:03 STI New York [US]Jan 30 (ANI): UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Sunday urged the Taliban to recognize and uphold the basic human rights that belong to every girl and woman.Afghanistan “hanging by a thread” Six months after the Taliban took power, members of the international community have […]

Vaccinations and lockdown of migrant wor...

Migrant workers look at their mobile phones in their dormitory at Westlite Juniper dormitory in Singapore in August 2020. Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on August 19, 2020 that all migrant worker dormitories have been cleared of the Covid-19 coronavirus with approximately 86% of workers in the construction, marine and processing sectors authorized to […]

India urges Pakistan to end human rights...

NNA | Update: January 28, 2022 9:04 p.m. STI New Delhi [India]Jan 28 (ANI): India urged Pakistan to end human rights abuses in Baluchistan province on Friday, as human rights groups and activists raised concerns over their targeted killing in the region .“We call on the Pakistani authorities to put an end to the human […]

Legal and human rights experts slam Aust...

And although he has been actively advocating for his rights and those of other refugees who find themselves in a similar situation in Australia for years, in a recent interview with SBS News he had little to say except: I’m desperate… I’ve been a caged human for nine years. I came to Australia asking for […]

Burkina Faso: Coup puts rights at risk

(Bamako) – Burkina Faso’s military officers responsible for the January 2022 coup should ensure the protection of human rights and a swift transition to democratic rule, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities should prioritize the humane treatment of those detained, respect the freedoms of the media and rights defenders, and ensure that counterterrorism operations respect […]

Woodside leaves Myanmar citing human rig...

Australian oil and gas giant Woodside is pulling out of Myanmar, saying human rights abuses under the ruling junta mean development is no longer viable. A year after the military launched a bloody coup that killed an estimated 1,500 civilians, global giants Total and Chevron last week announced their exit on human rights grounds. Shell, […]

Argentina approves Venezuela’s request t

Argentina approves Venezuela’s request to investigate human rights violations Wednesday, January 26, 2022 – 20:35 UTC Machuca highlighted Argentina’s position in favor of the protection of all people from enforced disappearances Argentina supported on Wednesday, as part of its role in the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), the previous requests made by the High […]

Abortion decline harms women in Poland

(Geneva) – A year after the discredited Polish Constitutional Court’s ruling banning access to abortion in almost all circumstances came into effect, it has had a devastating impact on the lives of women and all those in need of care abortion, according to nine human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch today. The decision increased […]

Human Rights Compliance and Strategy: Pa...

The intersection of compliance with environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) continues to drive many initiatives in both ESG and compliance. One of the key areas is in the corporate supply chain, particularly around human rights, human trafficking and modern slavery. Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Law puts additional pressure on companies doing business with China […]

Borchert receives the NU Human Rights Aw...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Former Human Rights Commission members Jackie Krehbiel and Timothy Frenning present New Ulm Police Chief David Borchert with the 2021 New Ulm Human Rights Award. NEW ULM – The New Ulm Human Rights Commission (HRC) has awarded New Ulm Police Chief David Borchert the 2021 New Ulm Human Rights Award. […]

Guatemala: Anti-trans bill threatens rig...

(New York) – A group of lawmakers in Guatemala introduced a bill that would stigmatize transgender people and limit the rights of children and adolescents to education, information, and health, Human Rights Watch said. today. Congress should reject the bill and instead address the violence and discrimination that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people […]

Journalist imprisoned in Vietnam wins to...

An imprisoned Vietnamese journalist has received a prestigious human rights award. On January 19, the Martin Ennals Foundation named Pham Doan Trang, Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja from Bahrain and Dr. Daouda Diallo from Burkina Faso as recipients of the 2022 Martin Ennals Prize for Human Rights Defenders. The Geneva-based foundation said the three laureates have worked as […]

Founder of the American Institute of Dip...

3 Defenders of Human Rights awards given to Isabelle Vladoiu by Canadian organizations Ms. Vladoiu USIDHR Honored with Feminine Freedom Award from Norfolk Public Library Virginia Isabelle Vladoiu USIDHR Receives Peace Prize at Global Peace Summit in Turkey The founder of Washington DC Think Tank receives international awards for his contributions to the field of […]

Apiate explosion raises serious question...

Francis Xavier Sosu, MP for Madina constituency Francis-Xavier Sosu justifies the need for independent investigations into the Apiate explosion 17 confirmed dead in Apiate blast More than 500 homeless people Madina Constituency MP Francis-Xavier Sosu said there was a need for an independent inquiry into the Apiate blast which killed 17 people. He believes this […]

Resistance Grows to Autocratic Rulers in...

News24 There is commendable resistance to the emergence of autocratic rule in Africa, with people taking to the streets despite the risk of being shot and killed, says Human Rights Watch (HRW) in its 2022 report. Autocratic regimes in Africa are primarily the result of military coups that promise positive change at first, only to […]

Yukon Human Rights Commission sees many ...

An increase in inquiries regarding employment issues since the announcement of the Yukon government’s vaccine mandate has resulted in an increased workload for the Yukon Human Rights Commission. Director of the Human Rights Commission, Birju Dattani, said that since the start of the fiscal year on April 1, 2021, the commission had received a total […]

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Senator R...

Today, the Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization – announced its support for Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) for re-election to the United States Senate in the 2022 election. The HRC also announced that it would dedicate more resources to the state, beginning with the […]

Facebook delays India human rights impac...

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen and other high-profile whistleblowers have renewed calls for Facebook to release a long-awaited report on its impact in India, alleging the company is deliberately obscuring concerns about of human rights. More than 20 organizations joined whistleblowers Frances Haugen and Sophie Zhang, as well as former Facebook vice president Brian Boland, […]

US: Cervical cancer disproportionately k...

(Atlanta) – The United States federal government and many state and local governments are not doing enough to end cervical cancer deaths, said the Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative for Economic and Social Justice ( SRBWI) and Human Rights Watch in a report released today Cancer Awareness Month and focused on the state of Georgia. […]

Amazigh language problem falls short of ...

The Moroccan League for the Defense of Human Rights, MLDHR, indicated that it was following with interest the commitments made by the new government in its program and its concern to allocate significant financial resources to implement the constitutional requirements of the language Amazigh (Tamazight). The MLDHR supports the initiative to double the positions assigned […]

Gambia: Yve the director wants equal hum...

Joe Bongay, executive director of Young Volunteers for the Environment (YVE), said part of his organization’s mission as a member of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership is to eliminate inequities in rights water and sanitation in The Gambia. Bongay pointed this out during the opening of the two-day training for journalists and […]

Athletes warned against speaking out abo...

Athletes heading to the Beijing Olympics next month were warned on Tuesday not to speak about human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar organized by Human Rights Watch. Rights groups have long criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for awarding the Games to China, citing the Chinese […]

Buenos Aires Weather | 145 human rights...

Colombia has seen 145 community leaders and rights defenders killed in 2021, a year marked by anti-government protests that were brutally suppressed, the country’s human rights ombudsman said Monday. The toll is lower than in 2020, when 182 murders were recorded, the offices of ombudsman Carlos Camargo said in a statement. Among those killed in […]

House passes bill protecting human right...

Bill 10576 seeks to protect human rights defenders from intimidation and reprisals for their work, among others MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives on Monday (January 17th) passed a bill to protect and define the rights and freedoms of human rights defenders in the Philippines, who have been defamed and attacked under President Rodrigo […]

Correctional Service settles human right...

Breadcrumb Links News national Local News The complaint filed by prisoners’ legal services in British Columbia claimed they were either denied treatment for their addiction or had to wait months for therapy. Author of the article: The institution with the longest waiting list in September was Saskatchewan Penitentiary with 79 people. Photo by Matt Smith […]

‘Very resilient’ Afghan refugees and hum

On Friday, 170 refugees from Afghanistan — dozens of whom are human rights defenders — arrived in Edmonton. The group landed in Calgary earlier this week and traveled by bus to Edmonton. Agencies have been working for months to bring them to Edmonton, Catholic Social Services (CSS) said. Read more: Canada welcomes first plane of […]

New Zealand’s failure to live up to its

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives an update on Covid-19 in Parliament, Wellington, New Zealand, in August 2021. EFE/EPA/MARK MITCHELL The New Zealand government’s elimination response strategy for Covid-19 meant implementing aggressive measures to tackle the virus ‘hard and early’. Although this strategy was initially successful, a survey by the Human Rights Measurement Initiative […]

Lesotho Mounted Police Charged with Deta...

Mounted police in Lesotho reportedly detained and tortured a human rights lawyer. A client linked to an armed robbery case claims he gave the lawyer an illegal firearm linked to the investigation. The Lesotho Bar has condemned police brutality in investigations “in the strongest terms”. The Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) is accused of detaining […]

FEDSAS files complaint against Eastern C...

The Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (FEDSAS) has filed a complaint against the Eastern Cape Education Department with the Human Rights Commission. This follows the Department’s failure to provide teaching and learning support materials, including textbooks and school supplies, to schools in time for the start of the school year on January […]

Facebook owner to ‘assess feasibility’ o

Jan 13 (Reuters) – Facebook owner Meta Platforms (FB.O) said on Thursday it would “assess the feasibility” of commissioning an independent human rights assessment of its work in Ethiopia, after its oversight board recommended a review of how Facebook and Instagram have been used to spread content that increases the risk of violence there. The […]

Facebook owner to ‘assess feasibility’ o

(Reuters) – Facebook owner Meta Platforms said on Thursday it would “assess the feasibility” of commissioning an independent human rights review of its work in Ethiopia, after its oversight board recommended a review of how Facebook and Instagram have been used to spread content that increases the risk of violence there. The council, set up […]

Human Rights Watch 2021 Georgia report d...

Human Rights Watch 2021 report on Georgia The International Human Rights Organization, Human Rights Watch, released a 2021 report, according to which, amid the political crisis, Georgia has experienced a setback in a number of human rights areas. . According to the report, the inadequacy of justice for crimes committed by law enforcement officials remains […]

Human rights in Scotland: we must celebr...

The Covid pandemic has seen victims of domestic violence locked up with their attacker, unable to access assistance (Photo: Geoffroy van der Hasselt / AFP via Getty Images) The declaration sets out the inalienable rights that everyone has just because they are human – regardless of race, color, religion, ability, sex, language, gender, political or […]

Human Rights Commission works to publici...

CEDAR FALLS – As the Human Rights Commission awaits the likely hiring of a full-time paid municipal employee who would provide expertise in support of its mission, Commissioners continue to discuss what it can offer to the community in the meantime. Vice President Sonja Bock announced Monday evening that the HRC will co-sponsor an event […]

Out in the World online resource explore...

While plans are in place for an international tour, the “Out in the World: Ireland LGBTQ + Diaspora” exhibit is now closed at EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum. But fear not, there is still a lot more to explore online, including a fantastic resource pack for schools and a dedicated website. Focusing on the exhibition’s […]

Canadian human rights defenders affected...

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 […]

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 […]

We believe the state should include a bi...

Mr. Editor, There should be a new role for the Guyanese trade union movement in Guyana’s oil economy. Guyana’s equilibrium oil price is expected to average $ 35 per barrel over the long term, well below current projections for global oil prices (although dependent on the pandemic recovery) and therefore very profitable. Exxon has received […]

The Human Rights Foundation donated 425 ...

The Human Rights Foundation’s Bitcoin Development Fund has done another magic trick. They used the sat standard to advertise their latest round of ‘freebies’. This time around, it “focuses on the development of the Bitcoin core, lightning and wallet, as well as expanding Bitcoin education and translation into emerging markets and authoritarian regimes,” said the […]

Training course on using tools to develo...

The “Residential Training Course on Using Tools to Develop Human Rights Narratives to Counter Hate Speech” organized by APICE was held from December 8 to 12 in Casapesenna – Italy. The course brought together members of the activist group of the Movement against Hate Speech in Italy as well as youth workers and young people […]

The fight against corruption and the pro...

– Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi addressed the 7th International Seminar which kicked off in Islamabad on January 6 under the theme “Fighting corruption – a prerequisite for the full enjoyment of all human rights and sustainable development” . The two-day seminar is jointly organized by the Government of Pakistan and the Permanent Independent Human […]

United Nations Human Rights Supported Ri...

(MENAFN-EIN Presswire) The Global Climate Alliance, backed by United Nations human rights, is an international initiative to promote climate change as a human rights crisis. Alliance calls on leaders to address the human rights implications of climate change at the 2022 summit co-hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder and UN Human Rights. It is […]

Global Climate Alliance, Backed Here and...

The Global Climate Alliance, backed by United Nations human rights, is an international initiative to promote climate change as a human rights crisis. Alliance calls on leaders to address the human rights implications of climate change at the 2022 summit co-hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder and UN Human Rights. It is essential that […]

Palace says CHR is free to lobby for Hum...

Malacañang said on Wednesday that the Human Rights Commission (CHR) is free to pursue the establishment of the Human Rights Institute through legislation. Acting Presidential Spokesman Karlo Nograles responded the day after President Rodrigo Duterte’s rejection of the 2022 budget provision establishing the HRI due to lack of specific funding requirements. “Yes, by all means, […]