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Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 6:10 a.m.Press Release: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Geneva, June 28, 2022 “I want to pay tribute to the Colombian Truth Commission at a historic moment as it presents its final report today. I would also like to pay tribute to the victims, whose courage and perseverance were the …

For nearly two years, I was trapped with my daughter in Saudi Arabia under repressive laws that favor men over women and discriminate on the basis of identity and beliefs. As a human rights researcher in Saudi Arabia, I have seen my Saudi colleagues and heroes detained, disappeared, tortured and even killed for expressing their …

BY MIRIAM MANGWAYAZIMBABWE has recorded more than 2,000 human rights violations including two kidnappings in 2021, human rights organizations said citing state security organs as the main perpetrators. According to a State of Human Rights 2021 Report Released by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum on Thursday, the past year has been one of the …

“My child’s nightmare lasted about a year and a half. She was beaten and locked in a caged bed, sometimes all day or even two days. This is how a mother described the ordeal her daughter Kasia (pseudonym) went through in a residential institution for mentally disabled girls and women in Jordanów, a small town …

Sierra Leone Telegraph: June 21, 2022: Popular Sierra Leonean musician, Alhaji Amadu Bah aka LAJ who was arrested and had his dreadlocks cut by police in Freetown, appeared in the Pademba Road Court No 1, Freetown yesterday June 20, 2022 to answer a charge of four counts, including; three counts of theft with violence contrary …

During the 50th session of the Human Rights Council, participants analyzed in detail the violations of children’s rights in conflict areas and drew particular attention to the negative consequences of madrasas in indoctrination children – a violation of their right to education in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The meeting saw the presence of civil society organizations, …

The rights situation in Sudan continues to deteriorate, with continued crackdowns on protesters and an increasing number of attacks on civilians in Darfur. Ongoing international scrutiny is essential, and time is of the essence. The army recently lifted the state of emergency and freed dozens of detained protesters, but it has not ended the crackdown. …

Phoenix, Arizona – Shortly after Arizona Senate Republicans issued an incoherent press release accusing Arizona’s LGBTQ+ people of somehow representing a danger to children and opposing discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people, Bridget Sharpe, director of the Human Rights Campaign in Arizona, posted the following response: “There is no place in our country for the blatant …

Human rights advocates from 20 countries have insisted that bitcoin “provides financial inclusion and empowerment because it is open and permissionless.” Along with stablecoins, the cryptocurrency offers “unprecedented access to the global economy” for people from countries whose currencies have collapsed or are cut off from the rest of the world. Bitcoin as a Tool …

A group of human rights defenders from around the world have written an open letter to US lawmakers supporting the use of Bitcoin. According to a CNBC report, 21 human rights advocates from 20 countries sent a letter to members of the US Congress saying Bitcoin is empowering individuals in countries where “local currencies are …

bokena Eleven Ethiopian organizations operating in the diaspora have written an open letter to UN human rights member states. Its intention is to “provide an explanatory note on the establishment of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia through resolution S-33/1 of 17 December 2021″. Content of the letter below: OPEN LETTER TO …

Human rights were among the topics addressed by President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and German Ambassador to the Philippines Anke Reiffenstuel during the latter’s courtesy call on Tuesday morning. Speaking to reporters, Reiffenstuel said both countries are committed to protecting human rights and guaranteeing the rule of law. She was asked about the funds that …

You viewed more than 50 articles in the last 12 months. Keep Olympic News Free Support insidethegames.biz for just £10 For nearly 15 years now, insidethegames.biz has been at the forefront of fearless reporting on what’s happening in the Olympic Movement. As the first website not to be placed behind a paywall, we have made …

Police officers escort a man detained during the state of emergency at La Esperanza prison, in Ayutuxtepeque, El Salvador May 5, 2022. Picture taken May 5, 2022. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAN SALVADOR, June 3 (Reuters) – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Friday redoubled …

Brian Klosterboer (photo by Alex Rosa for OutSmart magazine) OPride Month is a time of celebration, attorney Brian Klosterboer hopes the LGBTQ community will remember that the fight for equality is far from over. “We’ve come so far, but it’s important to remember that there’s still work to be done, especially alongside the trans community,” …

Leading the call for countries to implement constitutional changes and strong environmental laws to bring about positive change, UN-appointed independent human rights expert David Boyd said that all these discussions should stem from the recognition of everyone has the right to a healthy environment. Inspiration from rights Echoing this call, Marcos Orellana, UN special rapporteur …

Human rights activist Mark Thangmang Haokip, who was arrested in New Delhi on Tuesday for a social media post, was taken into custody for 15 days on Saturday after failing to post bail of Rs 1 lakh and a deposit. The magistrate on duty initially granted him bail. Buy now | Our best subscription plan …

Early on May 24, 2022, a military-style operation in Vila Cruzeiro, a poor neighborhood in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, forced residents to take cover under volleys of gunfire. Schools, clinics and shops did not open that morning and people could not go to work. Over the next 12 hours, injured people continued …

Deadline: June 26, 2022 Applications are open for the ASEMHRS21 Human Rights and Climate Change Training 2022. The ASEMHRS Training is part of the ASEM Informal Seminar Series on Human Rights (ASEMHRS) which aims to promote greater cooperation and better understanding of human rights issues in Asia and Europe. The training follows the 21st informal …

By Yew Lun Tian and Emma Farge BEIJING/GENEVA (Reuters) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet begins a visit to China on Monday, the first trip for a post holder since 2005, over fears it could lead to an endorsement rather only to scrutiny from China. rights file. During the six-day trip, Bachelet …

The Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office said it was unable to independently verify some of the most damning findings of a recent Minnesota Department of Human Rights investigation into police of Minneapolis, prompting city leaders to halt negotiations with state officials on next steps toward a potential legal settlement. In an email to Mayor Jacob Frey …

A human rights expert is urging the government not to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US, warning it would have a “chilling effect” on media freedom. Dunja Mijatovic, the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner, has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel, who is now wondering if the extradition can go ahead. The …

A court has refused to grant a “blanket order” that all guidelines issued by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) are automatically binding. Acting Judge Denise Greyling-Coetzer, sitting at the Mbombela High Court, ruled that the SAHRC must go to court and seek redress from a judge for its directives to be legally enforceable. …

By Jamila Bey, Special at AFRO The first Monday in May became known as Met Gala Monday, and during and after the event, which carried what usually dominates social media and news. Normally, we could still talk about what Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion and Alicia Keys wore. But who could have predicted that at the …

PRESS RELEASE Sri Lankan authorities must immediately repeal emergency rules and firing orders that give excessive powers to the police and military, and take immediate action to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of peaceful protesters, said Amnesty International today. The authorities must also refrain from using the state of emergency as a pretext …

(Sydney) – Australia’s 2022 federal election on May 21 is an opportunity for voters to make their vote count for human rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Voters must heed candidates’ positions on key human rights issues and support those who will push for policies that protect fundamental rights in Australia and defend human rights …

ISLAMABAD – India perpetually violated human rights in illegally occupied Indian Jammu and Kashmir and the Pir Dastgeer massacre of May 8, 1991 was a reminder of the barbarity of Indian security forces. Dastgeer Sahib is a 200 year old shrine located in Khanyar. The shrine is famous for a copy of the ancient Quran …

Cooper Reed, Associate Regional Campaign Director for the Human Rights Campaign, released the following statement: “Maura Healey made history as the first openly gay attorney general in the United States and is now running to become the nation’s first lesbian governor. During her time as attorney general of Massachusetts, Healey supported a multitude of pro-LGBTQ+ …

(Manila) – Two key witnesses in the Philippine government’s case against Senator Leila de Lima, a longtime critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs,” have recanted their testimony, Human Rights Watch said today. today. Philippine authorities should drop the charges against de Lima, release her and investigate allegations that the witness’s testimony was coerced. …

(Kiev) – Les forces russes ont tiré sur des véhicules civils lors de trois incidents distincts dans les régions ukrainiennes de Kiev et de Tchernihiv, tuant six civils et en blessant trois, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui. Dans un cas, ils ont tiré un homme d’une camionnette et l’ont sommairement exécuté. « Les soldats …

To say the UK government has been busy over the past week would be a classic British understatement. He has steamrolled through Parliament four separate bills that will actually harm people’s rights. The government’s attacks on civil liberties and the frameworks that protect them, and its failure to meaningfully address a growing cost-of-living crisis, add …

Addressed to VW CEO Herbert Diess, the senator’s April 27 inquiry cites Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co. and Tsingshan Holding Group Co., the world’s largest nickel producer, as companies accused of ethically questionable operations in Africa and in Southeast Asia. The survey is part of a larger debate about humanitarian issues in the supply chains of …

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights will release the results of a nearly two-year investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department on Wednesday, an investigation launched days after the May 2020 police killing of George Floyd. The state has investigated whether Minneapolis police engage in a pattern or practice of racial discrimination. The review was to …

A former member of the Franciscan religious order faces four years in prison for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in his care has lost a human rights case he filed when he did not was allowed to file new evidence on appeal. The man, who is now married with children, failed to convince a judge …

This year is set to see more legislation targeting transgender youth than any previous year, according to the Human Rights Campaign. One area of ​​contention stems from the growing prevalence of teaching about gender identity in schools and the recent rise of so-called “parental rights” measures that would prevent any classroom discussion of gender in …

After Sri Lanka’s president declared a state of emergency to quell anti-government protests, Facebook posts claimed the legislation stripped citizens of their basic rights and allowed the military to fire on demonstrators who did not obey orders. However, lawyers told AFP that this claim is misleading, because while the state of emergency gave security forces …

The United States is becoming a country where human rights are systematically violated, and it should seriously consider how to address the root causes of the deterioration of the human rights situation, a Chinese spokesperson said Monday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin made the remarks when asked to comment on the killing of an Afro-descendant …

Bangladesh is preparing its responses to questions from the European Union on issues of democracy, governance and rights to ensure that the 27-nation bloc’s tariff-free market access continues beyond 2024. Issues such as electoral reforms, justice reforms, law enforcement, human rights, good governance and the protection of workers’ rights will be debated during the 10th …

(New York) – Authorities in the Maldives have failed to respond credibly to threats to freedom of expression and other rights by religious extremist groups, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Despite progress on media freedom under President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the government has neglected other key reforms, leaving the justice system …

Human Rights Campaign Acting President Joni Madison released the following statement: “Governor Polis has a long history of being a strong leader for Colorado and the LGBTQ+ community. He made history as the first openly gay man elected governor in the United States in 2018 and worked to advance the rights of LGBTQ+ Colorans throughout …

NNA | Update: April 10, 2022 03:50 STI Washington [US]April 10 (ANI): Human rights activists, labor leaders and others have urged the United States to extend its net to stop imports of products made by forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region.The New York Times reported that these groups urged the Biden administration on Friday, saying …

Health-related human rights are under serious threat around the world, with devastating consequences for the public and healthcare professionals, a new report from the British Medical Association has warned. The study, which examines the links between human rights and health care, identifies a ‘toxic combination’ of emerging issues that have undermined human rights standards, putting …

Europe’s top court ruled that Belgium violated the rights of Jehovah’s Witnesses by not granting tax exemptions in a ruling on Tuesday. The Christian Assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Anderlecht and others v. Belgium concerned a claim by Jehovah’s Witnesses to be denied property tax exemptions. Under the legislation created by the Brussels-Capital Region in …

from sleeping-with-dogs,-acting-surprised-by-fleas department It is more difficult to choose your investors than your clients. It may not be entirely NSO’s fault, but it certainly helped facilitate the sale of powerful no-click exploits to the governments most likely to abuse them. Here are Kaye Wiggins and Mehul Srivastava for the Financial Times. A state-owned Abu Dhabi …

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion at the end of February 2022, universities, schools, theaters, hospitals and many other civilian sites in Ukraine have been destroyed by Russian bombing and more than four million people have so far fled the country. Faced with the devastating consequences of its actions, Russia is increasingly falling back …

Thank you Mr President, The United Kingdom has the honor to introduce draft resolution L.30 on the human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, on behalf of a group of States: France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait , Netherlands, Qatar, Turkey, United States United States and my own country, the United Kingdom. Mister President, The …

The Taliban control systems holding sensitive biometric data that Western donor governments left behind in Afghanistan in August 2021, putting thousands of Afghans at risk, Human Rights Watch said today. These digital identity and payroll systems contain Afghans’ personal and biometric data, including iris scans, fingerprints, photographs, occupation, home addresses, and names of relatives. The …

The inequality we risk integrating into AI Shelby Chen When Eleanor Roosevelt was photographed holding the newly adopted Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, just three years after the deadliest war in history, she must have wondered what power a simple piece of paper could have. to have. The “moral plan” for the future …

In the United States, the term “socialism” has been widely misunderstood and used to discredit even modest reforms. To enhance understanding of the successes and failures of socialism and its relationship to human rights, experts from universities across the country will gather for a hybrid symposium on April 7 at UB. The annual Alison Des …

The House of Representatives on Wednesday instructed its Diaspora and Foreign Affairs Committees to investigate allegations of brutality and inhumane treatment of a Nigerian citizen, the late Arinze Igweike, and other Nigerians by Indonesian officers, and to report within four weeks. This followed the passing of a motion on “The urgent need to address the …

(Bangkok) – Vietnamese authorities should immediately drop politically motivated charges against social commentator Le Van Dung and release him, Human Rights Watch said today. Police arrested Le Van Dung on June 30, 2021 in Hanoi and accused him of making propaganda against the state for his videos and posts on Facebook and YouTube. A court …

Lewis Hamilton said he was “very moved” to learn that Bahraini prisoners have started showing their support for him in response to his stance on human rights. Since 2020, Hamilton has become increasingly outspoken on the subject, calling on F1 not to ignore the “massive problem” of human rights in some countries it visits. He …

Eddie Howe has always had a stubborn side. During his tenure at Bournemouth, he held an 8am press conference on Christmas Day and was unafraid it might make him unpopular or appear emotionally unintelligent. In a very different, rather more important context, the Newcastle manager picked up on that ability to sink in and resist …

If you had any doubt that Amnesty International opposes the very existence of Israel, its executive director has just made it clear: Speaking to the Women’s National Democratic Club, Paul O’Brien announced his “visceral” belief that even “the Jews of this country” believe that Israel “should not exist as a Jewish state”. In fact, as …

Dorothy Njemanze is an activist, producer, inspirational speaker and President of the Dorothy Njemanze Foundation. In this interview with the Daily Trust on Sunday, she talks about the never-ending battle for human rights, gender equality regarding the Nigerian woman. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, can you highlight some issues unique to Nigerian women? Nigeria …

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has documented numerous Russian attacks on civilian targets in Ukraine that may amount to war crimes, a spokeswoman for the commissioner in Geneva said on Friday. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least 26 health facilities had been attacked since the start of the war …

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 …

“Although it feels like the world has abandoned Afghan women, it has not. … We need your support.” – Mahbouba Seraj, Afghan women’s rights activist, to the United Nations Security Council, January 26, 2022 On International Women’s Day, we must remember Afghanistan and reflect on what the situation of women’s rights there means for the …

FAT chat lawyers are using human rights law to help Russian oligarchs dodge sanctions, it was revealed yesterday. They charge “astronomical” fees to stop or delay government measures to freeze their assets and seize their lavish homes. 1 Former Justice Secretary Sir Robert Buckland says UK must review how human rights laws are applied to …

(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 …

Southwestern Burkina Faso — The six-year conflict between Burkina Faso and terrorist groups has spread to the southwest of the country and is beginning to spill over into neighboring countries. The conflict also sparks accusations of human rights abuses. Binta Sangare, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, says armed men entered her …

TORONTO, February 28, 2022 /CNW/ – Dyslexia Canada applauds the efforts of the Ontario Human Rights Commission and supports the recommendations set out in its report. Learning to read is a fundamental and essential right which, according to the report, is denied to a significant number of children in Ontario. We hope the report will …

China’s poor human rights record as well as the underhanded tactics of Chinese companies have led to a hardening of the stance of European countries, a media report reported on Saturday. China faces difficulties in its relations with major countries of the European Union (EU), including Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Italy, as well …

Kampala — The Human Rights Committee has given the Ugandan police until March 9, 2022 to respond to allegations of human rights abuses by its officers. The Inspector General of Police (IGP) was summoned to appear before the commission on February 24, 2022 but was represented by the Director of Human Rights and Legal Services, …

Organizes an event examining discrimination and education launches public awareness campaign against discrimination in employment The New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR), as part of the commemoration of Black History Month, will host a live webinar on racial discrimination in education and news protections under state anti-discrimination law on Feb. 23 at 5:30 …

February 21, 2022 Excellencies,Colleagues, Greetings to all of you. Thank you to the Human Rights Council for convening this important session and for drawing much-needed attention to the human rights of migrants in vulnerable situations. I am very happy to be accompanied by Ms. Martha Delgado Peralta, Vice-Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Ministry …

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS.- One year after the death of the nursing student, Keyla Patricia Martinezher mother continues to seek justice, for which she appealed to the authorities of the new government to ask for their support in the process. In this way, Norma Rodriguez He traveled from Spain to Honduras to meet the Minister of the …

Content Disclaimer: This article contains details that readers may find distressing, including discussions of excessive or gratuitous violence, abuse, and mental illness. In December, the Victoria Court of Appeal found that some routine prison strip searches violated human rights to privacy and dignity in detention. The decision highlights how the common practice of strip searches …

A groundbreaking attempt to hold Iranian and Syrian military officials accountable for war crimes they may have committed in Syria is launched, as part of an attempt to take the cases to the International Criminal Court. The request includes evidence of Syrian victims forced to flee to Jordan due to attacks and intimidation by the …

LEWISBURG — A Bucknell University professor warns that Western countries like the United States may want to rethink their approach to constantly criticizing China over its human rights issues. Dr. Zhiquan Zhu is a professor of political science and international relations. He says that constantly denigrating China’s handling of human rights would be counterproductive: “In …

On Saturday, International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams offered advice: “Everyone should take a cold pill.” He hadn’t been wrong there, but in the context of discussing a positive drug test in a teenager, the wording probably was. And then, isn’t that the theme of these Winter Olympics? I can’t do right for doing wrong, …

Cybercriminals hijack civil rights activists‘ devices and plant “incriminating evidence” in covert cyberattacks, researchers warn. According to SentinelLabs, an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group dubbed ModifiedElephant has been responsible for widespread attacks targeting human rights activists and defenders, academics, journalists and lawyers across India. The APT is believed to have been in operation since at …

from this-is-a-bad-bill,-senators department We have already talked about the many problems with the EARN IT Act, how the bill’s advocates are confused about many basic concepts, how the bill will make children less sure and how the bill is significantly worse than FOSTA. I’m working on most of the posts about other issues with the …

(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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PURPOSE OF THIS MANUAL National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) are established in accordance with the Paris Principles, either by constitution or by law, and have a broad mandate. They hold states accountable to their national, regional and global human rights obligations, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable. Increasingly, some of the most vulnerable people …

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 …

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Human rights groups have urged Thailand not to deport a Lao political activist arrested at the weekend, fearing he could be jailed by his communist government if returned. A court on Monday found Keomanivong Khoukham guilty of overstaying his visa, multiple sources told Reuters. Rights groups say Keomanivong has been recognized as …

Amid these efforts, Tehran spent five months refusing even to participate in negotiations over the future of the deal, and when talks in Vienna finally resumed in late November, Iranian officials adopted even more outrageous demands than ‘previously insisting that before compromises could be abandoned and that the United States should be expected to lift …

The rare move against a close ally comes just days before the Jan. 30 deadline for the State Department to announce plans for the funds, which are the remaining part of a controversial $300 million aid tranche. which was split in September with just over half given to Egypt at the time and the remaining …

The European Union’s special envoy to Afghanistan “stressed the need for primary and secondary schools to be accessible to boys and girls across the country when the school year begins in March.” Taking to Twitter, EU envoy Tomas Niklassonn also said discussions during the Taliban delegation’s visit to Oslo earlier this week focused on the …

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 …

[Opinion column written by OBA candidate for Constituency 1, St George’s North Tia Smith] Equality is defined as “the state of being equal, especially in terms of status, rights and opportunities”. The Human Rights Act, as currently enshrined in law, prohibits discrimination in employment, among other types of discrimination, on the basis of any protected …

The federal government’s treatment of immigrants has repeatedly demonstrated human rights abuses and must be stopped, writes Julius Timmerman. THE RECENT Novak Djokovic visa DEBATE has shed light on the arbitrary and secretive nature of immigration decision-making in Australia, which includes the use of the notorious Section 501 arrangement. Professor Victor Makarov, an internationally renowned …

The new headquarters of the Egyptian National Council for Human Rights in New Cairo (Photo: NCHR) In an official statement on Thursday, the NCHR said the Cabinet decision “reaffirms the positive interaction of the authorities with the calls of the council and the greater openness of the State on the strengthening of the role of …

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed its “serious concern about the human rights situation in Sudan, with peaceful protesters being killed or injured almost daily by security forces, as well as a crackdown on critics of the authorities and on independent journalists. In a statement today by spokesperson …

(Manila) – The Philippine government should end the “red-branding” of activists as rebels or supporters of the communist insurgency, Human Rights Watch said today, by releasing a video about the threatening practice and its impact. The video features a human rights activist, labor rights defender and journalist whom authorities have marked red. Red tagging, also …

The Latah County Human Rights Commission’s Annual Martin Luther King Human Rights Community Breakfast will be held virtually at 9:30 a.m. today with guest speaker Phillip J. Roundtree. Roundtree is a mental health advocate with a specialization in mental health within Black communities and other marginalized and underrepresented communities. Founder of Quadefy LLC, a nonprofit …

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attends the presidential changing of the guard ceremony, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil December 16, 2021. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRASILIA, Jan 13 (Reuters) – This year’s general elections in Brazil will be a test for the country’s democracy due to …

Thank you Madam Chair and thank you again to SRSG Wane and Ms. Dicko for your briefing and for all that you are doing under these most difficult circumstances. Like other members of the Council, the UK is gravely concerned about recent developments in Mali. We deeply regret the deaths of eight peacekeepers as a …

Sunday 09 January 2022 18:56 UK human rights groups are increasingly concerned about HSBC’s involvement with the Chinese government. HSBC holds more than £ 2million of shares in a branch of a Chinese paramilitary organization which has been accused of human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims, it has been revealed. The British bank holds £ …

A group of Uyghurs living in Turkey whose relatives are either imprisoned or missing in China filed a criminal complaint on Tuesday with a Turkish prosecution against 112 Chinese government officials. They accused the 112 officials of committing genocide, crimes against humanity, torture and rape in the far west of the Xinjiang region. The camp …

Church of Scientology Hamburg Human rights educational material produced by United for Human Rights and its youth program, Youth for Human Rights International At a Zoom conference hosted by the Church of Scientology Hamburg, speakers and guests emphasized the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. HAMBURG, CALIFORNIA, GERMANY, January 5, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ – …

Japanese garment companies are redoubling their efforts to give due consideration to human rights when manufacturing clothing and other products, amid allegations of forced labor in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The use of cotton made in the region has come under criticism, with consumers becoming more sensitive to social issues involving the fashion industry. …

SAN FRANCISCO – Human rights activists welcome what they see as increased US attention to Chinese behavior in its volatile regions of Tibet and Xinjiang, suggesting that lobbying by rights groups may have helped mounting pressure on Beijing. A law, a boycott and the appointment of a government official were added at the end of …

Jordan has long been an unwavering ally of Western countries. But the status of women – their treatment in the labor market, their access to good medical care, and their participation in politics – has deteriorated in recent years, although Jordanian women have made progress in the field of education. A country where conservative tribes …

When Olaf Scholz took office as Chancellor of Germany on December 8, President Xi Jinping made a note in his diary to call him as soon as possible. His reason? Persuade him to be China’s best ally in Europe. The two had their conversation last Tuesday (December 21) and Xi partially met his goals. “Germany …

Georgia’s ruling party Georgian Dream plans to move forward this week with a proposal to disband an independent agency tasked with monitoring personal data protection and abuse of power despite fears the move may be politically motivated. The opposition, civil society, the Public Defender, the UN and the United States have all joined in criticizing …

The Joint Philippines-United Nations (UN) Human Rights Program took its first major milestone today at the Steering Committee meeting of government and civil society partners and participating UN agencies, where they agreed on a roadmap to implement the resolution of the Human Rights Council (HRC). 45/33, adopted October 7, 2020, which outlines specific areas for …

(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 …