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The next generation of World Shapers is already here By Jayshawn Lee and Isaac Todd Significance and Promise Young people have always been at the forefront of the struggle for human rights. From the Greensboro counter sit-ins to the Vietnam War protests to the Velvet Revolution, Tiananmen Square, the Arab Spring and countless other calls …

In the face of new census data that 23% of Canadians are immigrants, Quebec Premier Francois Legault recently warned that the province remains committed to finding a balance between welcoming newcomers and fighting the decline of the French language. As a researcher in French literature and political theory, I believe that Legault’s thinking is wrong. …

CNN — Iranian security forces have killed at least 326 people since nationwide protests began two months ago, the Norwegian-based Iranian human rights NGO (IHRNGO) has claimed. That figure includes 43 children and 25 women, the group said in an update to its balance sheet on Saturday – saying its published number represented an “absolute …

LWF delegates from the Africa region to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (LWI) – For the first time, a delegation from the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) participated in the sessions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). The team, made up of delegates from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in …

Cop27 climate meeting attendees found that the conference’s internet connection blocks access to global rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) and other key news websites necessary to obtain information during the talks. HRW is to host a round table at Cop27 with Amnesty International, whose site is accessible on the conference wifi. The list of …

Elon Musk is pictured at an event in Boca Chica Beach, Texas, August 25, 2022. Musk fired about half of Twitter’s employees on Friday, including the platform’s entire human rights team. Michael Gonzalez/Getty Images Human rights defenders are denouncing the decision of Twitter owner Elon Musk to fire the social media platform’s human rights department. …

SMEX Technology and Human Rights Fellowship accepts applications [MENA]

Journalists, digital rights activists, data scientists, policy experts, economists, artists and social scientists based in the MENA region can apply for this scholarship. SMEX, a Lebanese NGO working to advance self-regulated information societies in the Middle East and North Africa, is accepting applications for the 2023 Technology and Human Rights Fellowship. The fellowship aims to …

HE the President of the National Human Rights Committee (CNDH) and the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), Maryam bint Abdullah al-Attiyah, highlighted the vital role of the Alliance in strengthening and supporting National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), and the critical work undertaken by the GANHRI Sub-Committee on Accreditation, and all its members, …

Australia’s men’s soccer team has released a powerful video attacking Qatar’s human rights abuses against LGBTQ people and migrant workers ahead of next month’s World Cup in the conservative Middle Eastern country. The Socceroos – the first team to issue a unified statement against Qatari abuse ahead of the tournament – released their video on …

State Department Press Secretary Ned Price is seen answering a question during a daily press briefing at the department in Washington on Tuesday. (State Press Department) WASHINGTON — The United States is very focused on improving human rights conditions in North Korea, a State Department spokesperson said Tuesday, calling it a serious challenge. Ned Price, …

Listen to this story This year’s Peace Prize was awarded to human rights defender Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organization Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organization Center for Civil Liberties. The first two are well known and have received many important human rights awards. Ales Bialiatski is the recipient of 11 …

During the 2021-2022 fiscal year, the Ombudsman received nearly 19,000 jurisdictional complaints, resulting in 5,260 inquiries, 31 formal inquiries using the powers of the Royal Commission and six reports filed. The woman unable to cross the Victorian border to care for her starving animals; environmental group worries about contaminated spoil; the retiree struggling with speeding …

MY DAILY XUEJING/CHINA Editor’s Note: The Chinese Communist Party, by strengthening the rule of law and practicing people’s democracy as a whole, has ensured that the people rule the country. People’s democracy as a whole is a creation of the CCP in pursuit of the country’s development. and advancing socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics.” Three …

The 54th Annual Ripple of Hope Award Gala will be held at New York City on December 6 NEW YORK, October 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights today announced that Michael PolskiFounder and CEO of Invenergywas named the 2022 Ripple of Hope Award Winner. Polsky will be honored alongside other winners Ukrainian …

The PAC Human Rights Campaign has endorsed Democrat Robert J. Menendez for Congress in New Jersey’s 8th District, one of 22 pro-equality candidates across the United States who have received support from the prestigious LGBTQ+ advocacy organization. Endorsement often comes with access to money and access to a huge database of voter equality voters. “At …

In September, Iran witnessed anti-regime protests following the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody. These protests have been active for 21 days. Mahsa Amini was from Saqqez in Kurdistan, who accompanied her family on a trip to Tehran. The morality police arrested her on September 13, 2022, when she received blows to the head …

(Berlin, October 5, 2022) – Vulnerable populations in Kazakhstan are not able to secure their basic social and economic rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Almost a million people are receiving help from Kazakhstan’s main social assistance program, Targeted Social Assistance(TSA), but the program is failing to protect many people who need assistance. Rigid eligibility …

GENEVA — Western countries are waging a rare two-pronged campaign at the UN’s top human rights body to better examine the human rights record of two major world powers: China, following allegations of abuse during an anti-extremism campaign in western Xinjiang, and Russia, over his government’s crackdown on dissent and protests against the war in …

On 9 November 2020, an Israeli military commander ordered human rights defender Khitam Saafin to be placed in administrative detention for six months. This was reduced to four months the next day after review. The detention was based on “secret” evidence, which has not yet come to the knowledge of her or her lawyer. Download …

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! More than 2,300 Russians have been arrested in dozens of cities this week as they protest against the conscription of 300,000 men for the Russian invasion of Ukraine, announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, according to the group of defense of human rights OVD-Info. Some …

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said improving women’s rights is a central pillar of international policy. “Feminist foreign policy is not a European or Western concept. It is a universal concept of human rights,” she told a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Baerbock said women’s health and reproductive …

Each year, the New Ulm Human Rights Commission selects a person or organization to receive its annual human rights award. The Commission on Human Rights is currently accepting nominations for its 2022 award. The recipient of the New Ulm Human Rights Commission Annual Human Rights Award may be individuals, activists, organizations or businesses …

Ukrainian defenses continue to consolidate liberated territories in the east of the country as Russian forces regroup, the Ukrainian military said on Sunday. “The enemy is regrouping troops in separate directions, looking for ways to gather reserves and carrying out aerial reconnaissance. Inspections are being intensified in occupied settlements,” the army’s Southern Operational Command said …

Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng received a human rights award from the Stockholm-based Anna Dahlbäck Memorial Fund on September 9. Yu, who is based in Beijing, was unable to attend the awards ceremony in Stockholm and he asked someone else to receive the award on his behalf. For his work as a human rights …

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights, presided over by Judge Ricardo Pérez Manrique, condemns Costa Rica for discriminating against disabled worker Guevara Díaz. In 2003, Mr. Guevara Díaz was removed from his post as a miscellaneous clerk in the Ministry of Finance. Both in the internal procedure and in the admissibility and merits procedure before …

During the 51st UNHRC session, Western governments reacted to a damning report by the UN High Commissioner, which revealed the “active reversal” of progress on accountability, and expressed concern about the “persistent culture of impunity” and the deepening of militarization in Sri Lanka. Continuous use of the PTA One of the main concerns raised by …

President Biden. Picture: White House Addis Ababa – US President Joe Biden has extended his September 2021 Executive Order “imposing sanctions on certain individuals with respect to the humanitarian and human rights crisis in Ethiopia”. Although the sanction is a year old, the US government has not released the names of the sanctioned officials. In …

This week, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Afghanistan, Richard Bennett, released his first report. It is a catalog of abuses under the Taliban regime since August 2021 and their devastating impact on Afghans. The report also highlights the devastating humanitarian impact of the country’s economic crisis, caused in part by the actions …

In its strongest words to date on Chinese excesses in Xinjiang province, a United Nations (UN) report concluded that “serious human rights violations” against Uyghurs and “other communities predominantly Muslim” were committed. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights also noted in its report that the Chinese government’s actions in Xinjiang likely amounted to …

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Russian and Russian-affiliated officials have forcibly transferred Ukrainian civilians, including those fleeing hostilities, to areas of Ukraine occupied by Russia or to the Russian Federation, a serious violation of the laws of war amounting to a war crime and a potential crime against humanity. Many …

Controversial government legislation to deal with the legacy of the Troubles in Northern Ireland ‘runs a very significant risk’ of being deemed not in line with human rights obligations, according to a communication to the Council of Europe. ‘man. Dunja Mijatovic is the council’s human rights commissioner and recently traveled to Belfast where she met …

On Saturday, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said the possible extradition of whistleblower Julian Assange raises concerns for the rights of future whistleblowers and investigative journalists. Meanwhile, cryptocurrency supporters have continued to donate to Assange and his legal battle as Wikileaks has amassed hundreds of thousands of dollars in crypto assets since Assange has …

CAIRO – August 27, 2022: The Egyptian Senate’s Human Rights and Social Solidarity Committee has addressed a number of important parliamentary recommendations to the government in line with the objectives of social protection programs. The parliamentary recommendation comes in the light of its study of the economic and social development plan for the new …

Washington, Aug. 25 (IANS): China is actively trying to manipulate and dominate the global discourse on Xinjiang and discredit independent sources reporting ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity against predominantly Muslim Uyghurs and members of other groups. ethnic and religious minorities, the US State Department said in a report. Chinese-directed and affiliated actors are leading …

3 minimum reading People who think they have undergone conversion therapy in New Zealand can now approach the Human Rights Commission for help. The New Zealand Human Rights Commission has launched a civil redress process for survivors of conversion practices, six months after the landmark Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Act 2022 was finally passed by …

It (the creation of the team) demonstrates the President’s serious commitment to addressing past gross human rights violations through judicial and non-judicial means, as stated in the Nawacita (nine-point program), RPJMN ( medium-term development program Jakarta (ANTARA) – The creation of the Non-Judicial Team for Resolving Gross Human Rights Violations shows that President Joko Widodo …

Comment this story Comment TEL AVIV — Israel closed the offices of five leading Palestinian rights organizations in an early morning raid in Ramallah on Thursday, tightening its restrictions on civil society nearly a year after labeling the organizations as terrorist groups in an internationally criticized decision. Israel says the organizations have ties to the …

(Jakarta) – Indonesian authorities should immediately drop charges of politically motivated treason and release Papuans detained for peacefully exercising their rights in the provinces of Papua and West Papua, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 17, 2019, a racist mob consisting of security forces and members of militant groups attacked students in a West …

Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor said in a statement that accountability efforts for the killings, enforced disappearances and torture that occurred in Tarhouna and other areas south of Tripoli – during the attack on the capital by Khalifa Haftar’s forces in April 2019 – should be accelerated. The statement said that over the past two weeks, …

Washington— August is an important month for international human rights organizations and the Uyghur diaspora, which await a long-promised report on Xinjiang by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. (OHCHR). “As we said, the high commissioner is committed to releasing the report before the end of her mandate at the …

Niamh McDade-Clay’25 spent the summer as an intern with the New York State Division of Human Rights at its regional office in Rochester. She was supported by the Summer Internship Funding Committee and the Diversity and Social Justice Projects Fund. Here she talks about what attracted her to this opportunity and how it fits with …

Zhang Wanhong, professeur à la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Wuhan et directeur de l’Institut d’études sur les droits de l’homme de l’Université de Wuhan Le 28 février 2022, Wang Yi, conseiller d’État et ministre des Affaires étrangères de la République populaire de Chine, a assisté au segment de haut niveau de la 49e …

Related practices and jurisdictions On August 2, 2022, Senators Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida) introduced the Sanctioning Supporters of Slave Labor Act, legislation that would expand the categories of people who can be sanctioned under Uighur politics. on human rights. Act of 2020 (UHRPA). Rep. Jim Banks (R-Indiana) has filed for the …

The United Nations’ top human rights body, the Human Rights Council, has been caught red-handed promoting antisemitism. The culprits are so-called human rights experts appointed by the council’s president to a “Commission of Inquiry” that the council established. The perpetrators’ response has been to point to their enthusiasm for Holocaust remembrance and to redefine antisemitism. …

(Nairobi) – The failure of Kenyan authorities to address accountability for past abuses by police heightens the risk of police abuse around the August 9, 2022, general elections, Human Rights Watch said today. Kenya has a history of election-related violence including excessive, unlawful use of force by police, with few, if any, police officers held …

Nouakchott: HE Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani met with a delegation from the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions, based in Doha. The Mauritanian President discussed with HE the President of the Arab Network Ahmed Salem Ould Bouhebeini and HE the Secretary General of the Network Sultan bin Hassan Al Jamali and the accompanying …

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has pledged to secure the release of Inibehe Effiong, the Lagos-based lawyer sentenced to one month in jail by Akwa Ibom State Chief Justice Justice Ekaette Obot . Effiong was sentenced on Wednesday for defending Savior Imukudo, a journalist with the Premium Times. In a statement released Thursday and made …

Former U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd and the late Wiktor Osiatyński, a prominent constitutional scholar whose fight against injustice spanned the globe, will be honored for their inspirational legacy through the establishment of two human rights professors at UConn. The Board recently approved the creation of the Christopher J. Dodd Chair in the Practice of …

A rights group gathering evidence on Sri Lanka’s alleged rights abuses says it has filed a criminal complaint with Singapore’s attorney general, seeking to arrest a former Sri Lankan president for his role in war crimes that allegedly committed during the island nation’s civil war that ended more than a decade ago. Lawyers for the …

An American flag flies in front of the dome of the United States Capitol in Washington, January 15, 2020. [Photo/Agencies] Human rights for all are the common pursuit of humanity. While the global cause of human rights has seen rapid progress, the human rights situation in the United States has deteriorated, drawing criticism from the …

(Jakarta) – Most of Indonesia’s provinces and dozens of cities and regencies impose discriminatory and abusive dress codes on women and girls, Human Rights Watch said today. The harmful impact of these regulations is evident in the personal accounts of Indonesian women – as schoolgirls, teachers, doctors, and the like – collected below. The Indonesian Home …

(MENAFN – Emirates News Agency (WAM)) GENEVA, 18th July, 2022 (WAM) — A delegation from the National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) attended the session of the United Nations Committee against Torture held at the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, July 12-15, to discuss the UAE report. The delegation, led by …

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Joe Biden held a carefully choreographed meeting on Friday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the man he once shunned for his human rights abuses, as the two leaders were looking to reset one of the most important in the world. diplomatic relations. The encounter, which began with …

(São Paulo) – Candidates for President, Congress, State Legislature and Governor in Brazil’s October 2022 elections are expected to present proposals to address the country’s serious human rights issues. Issues should include police abuses, violence against women and forest defenders, the impact of environmental destruction and the rights of people with disabilities. “Millions of Brazilians …

//= do_shortcode(‘[in-content-square]’) ?> Robert Buckland. Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Wire. New Welsh secretary Robert Buckland has blasted leaving the European Convention on Human Rights as an “abrogation of global leadership”. Llanelli-born Buckland, who is MP for South Swindon, yesterday ruled out throwing his own hat in the ring to become Prime Minister of the UK. …

In a first of its kind report on the human rights situation in Ethiopia, the EHRC submitted to the House of Peoples’ Representatives, the Commission called on the government to protect, respect and fulfill human rights at any time. The recurring massacre of ethnic bases claimed the lives of thousands of innocent people in Wollega, …

The European Parliament has passed the Digital Services Act (DSA), a landmark regulation that sets rules for internet platforms across the European Union. The DSA is a promising step forward in respecting online rights. It introduces important measures to increase transparency by requiring platforms to explain to users how they moderate content, how automated tools …

PORTUGAL COVE-ST. PHILLIP’S, NL — Getting a good education for their deaf son, Carter, has been a long and costly battle for Todd and Kimberly Churchill, but they hope there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel. Their day in court is finally set — or rather, their few days in a …

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet addresses a press conference after announcing she would not seek a second term, on the opening day of the 50th session of the Human Rights Council rights at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, June 13, 2022. EFE/Valentin Flauraud When Michelle Bachelet, former …

According to recent reports by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), human rights violations in Venezuela have continued throughout 2021, resulting in a high number of victims, despite international scrutiny. “Police and soldiers caused the death, throughout the national territory, of 1,414 people between January and December 2021,” Venezuelan human rights NGO PROVEA said in the 33rd edition …

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 …

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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 …