Human Rights

Flawed Algorithm Used To Determine Uk Welfare Payments Is ‘pushing People Into Poverty’

A flawed algorithm that determines the social security benefits received by people in the UK is causing hunger, debt, and psychological distress, Human Rights Watch has warned. The model calculates the benefits people are entitled to each month...
Related topics: Algorithms, United Kingdom, Social Security

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America Has A Shameful Double Standard On Human Rights

Amitai Etzioni Security, Asia The fact that the United States is keen to avoid annoying the Myanmar military, in the hope of getting this nation to join the Indo-Pacific anti-China coalition, should not have stopped the United States and its...
Related topics: Myanmar, Military, China

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India: Muslims Behead Hindu Woman After She Refuses To Convert To Islam

Imagine the international outcry if a Muslim had been beheaded after refusing to convert to any other religion, which would never happen and should never happen. But no one among the great defenders of human rights in the West will take any...
Related topics: India, Religion

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At The Un, Pakistan's Imran Khan Went All-in On Human Rights

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery Security, Asia The major chunk of Khan's speech was focused on outlining Pakistan’s foreign policy intentions in relation to Jammu and Kashmir, the Afghan imbroglio, and the Israel-Palestine conflict. Last week, Pakistan’s...
Related topics: Pakistan, Israel, Palestine

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University Of Toronto Law School Under Fire For ‘rescinding’ Job Offer To Israel-hating Academic

At the University of Toronto, acting on their own without consulting the Dean, several faculty members of a search committee did not only recommend a candidate for the job of director of the school’s International Human Rights Program – which...
Related topics: Canada, Toronto, Israel

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Rights Groups Condemn Cameroon Police Stationed At Opposition Leader’s Home

Human rights groups in Cameroon have condemned the de facto house arrest of opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who has spent a week at his residence surrounded by riot police.  Authorities say Kamto's Cameroon Renaissance Movement party is being...
Related topics: Cameroon, Police

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Joe Biden's Iran Plan Needs To Focus More On Human Rights

Masih Alinejad Security, Americas Promoting the cause of democracy and human rights in Iran should be a pillar of any U.S. national security strategy. Outside of the United States, few peoples in the world are more impacted by the results of the...
Related topics: Joe Biden, Iran

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‘eyes And Ears’ Of Human Rights Council Facing Funding Crisis

The work of UN-appointed independent rights experts is at risk from a critical lack of funding, they warned on Monday.

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An Israel-hating Academic’s Obsession

At the University of Toronto Law School, a faculty committee recommended that Valentina Azarova be hired as the director of the school’s International Human Rights Program. The Dean of the Law School, Edward Iacobucci, disagreed with the...
Related topics: Israel, Canada, Toronto

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India: Un Expert Raises Alarm Over Mass Evictions Of Delhi Railway Track Dwellers

An independent UN human rights expert has voiced concern over an Indian Supreme Court order to evict up to 250,000 people living in shacks along railway tracks in the capital, Delhi, warning that such a move could violate the country’s obligations...
Related topics: India, New Delhi

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Rights Experts Denounce Death Sentence Against Nigerian Singer Who Posted On Whatsapp

Independent UN human rights experts have called on the Government of Nigeria to immediately release a singer sentenced to death over an allegedly blasphemous song he performed and shared on social media. 
Related topics: Nigeria, Social Media

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Armenia Appeals To Echr In Connection With Situation In Nagorno-karabakh

YEREVAN (Sputnik) - Armenia has lodged a request to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to force Azerbaijan to halt military operations against civilians in Nagorno-Karabakh, the country’s representative at the court said on Sunday.
Related topics: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Military

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'we Were Looking For A Home And This Is Where They’ve Left Us': Billboards Insist Ice Release...

A human rights organization is for the next four weeks leading up to November’s election erecting billboards across the nation loudly demanding the release of asylum-seeking children and their parents from U.S. immigration prisons. "We came here...
Related topics: Immigration

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Fp: Did The Chinese President Just Save The World From Climate Change?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Despite admitting China added a whopping 58GW of coal capacity this year, and admitting a few human rights abuses in Hong Kong, Foreign Policy is hailing President Xi as a world saviour because he promised to do something...
Related topics: China, Hong Kong

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Indonesians Who Don’t Wear Masks May Face Unusual Penalties

An Indonesian human rights group is monitoring what it describes as “degrading” punishments handed out to people who fail to comply with mandated anti-coronavirus social restrictions and mask wearing.The punishments are unusual, such as forcing...

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Un Human Rights Chief Calls For Venezuela Reforms

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is calling on Venezuela to release all political prisoners and end the repression of political and civil rights.  In November, Penal Forum, a Venezuelan network of criminal defense...
Related topics: Venezuela

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Human Rights, Multilateralism And Battling Covid-19, Top Focus Of European Union

The European Union has been at the forefront of international cooperation to defeat “the same common enemy”, COVID-19, the President of the European Council, told the UN General Assembly on Friday.

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First-term Rep. Donna Shalala Fights To Defend Her Seat Against Republican Maria Elvira Salazar In...

Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL) speaks at the Human Rights Campaign hosted Equality Wins reception at The Mayflower Hotel on January 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. Paul Morigi/Getty Images First-term Rep. Donna Shalala will face Republican Maria Elvira...

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Un Urges Belarus To Release Opposition Figure Kolesnikova

Independent human rights experts from the United Nations on Friday urged the Belarusian government to free leading opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova, saying she faces a five-year prison term after being charged with undermining national...
Related topics: Belarus

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Biden Vows To Fight For Trans People As Trump Tries To Take Away Their Rights

Biden said he would fight for transgender Americans if he becomes president. Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for president, promised to fight for transgender Americans if he occupies the White House next year. At a virtual event for the Human...
Related topics: Joe Biden, White House

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