Human Rights

Human Rights Experts Denounce Israeli Violence, Confiscation Of Homes In East Jerusalem As...

Andrea Germanos, staff writer "These forced evictions are part of a continuing pattern in Sheikh Jarrah, they flagrantly violate international law, and would amount to war crimes," said Saleh Higazi of Amnesty International.
Related topics: Israel, Jerusalem, Amnesty International

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Us Sanctions Chinese Official For Role In Religious Persecution

The United States has sanctioned a Chinese Communist Party official for involvement “in gross violations of human rights, namely the arbitrary detention of Falun Gong practitioners for their spiritual beliefs.”The sanctions against Yu Hui,...
Related topics: Religion

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Calls Grow At Un For China To Admit Rights Chief To Xinjiang

Western nations and human rights groups Wednesday called on China to allow the U.N. human rights chief unobstructed access to the Xinjiang region to investigate the situation of ethnic Uyghur Muslims and other Turkic Muslim minorities.FILE -...
Related topics: China, Xinjiang

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Palestinian Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib Falsely Accuses Israel Of ‘human Rights Violations’

Tlaib criticized Israel in the wake of the current violence in Israel that was started on the Temple Mount by Palestinians, instigated by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and has now escalated to near war. She also called for a halt to American aid to...
Related topics: Israel, Hamas

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Burqa Ban In Sri Lanka Would Undermine National Security And Human Rights

‘Any limitation on freedom of religion must be non-discriminatory’Women wearing the niqab at the botanical garden in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Image via Flickr by Ji-Elle. CC BY-SA 3.0. This post by Savitri Hensman originally appeared in...
Related topics: Sri Lanka, Flickr

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Myanmar Coup: ‘no Sign’ Of End To Brutal Crackdown On All Fronts

While much of world’s attention is focused on the crackdown against peaceful protesters in Myanmar, the military authorities continue to commit other gross human rights violations against their own people, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said...
Related topics: Myanmar, Protests, Military

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How Washington Transgresses Human Rights From The Us To Colombia To Palestine

“Worker Shortage” has capitalist grumbling about ‘lazy’ workers; Florida Gov wages assault against voting rights; Syringes for Cuba Campaign supports Cuban revolution against US imperialism during COVID
Related topics: Colombia, Palestine, Cuba

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Killing Schoolgirls In Afghanistan: Fundamentalist Attackers Target Girls Leaving Kabul High...

By Heather Barr | Interim Co-Director, Women’s Rights Division | – ( Human Rights Watch) – Scenes from Sayed ul-Shuhada High School in Kabul, Afghanistan, where as many as 85 people including many schoolgirls were killed in an...
Related topics: Afghanistan, Kabul

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Eu Suspends China Trade Deal As Tensions Grow Over Xinjiang, Hong Kong

European and Chinese leaders are urging swift ratification of the trade deal they agreed to in December, after tensions over accusations of human rights abuses in China delayed approval of the deal by European Union lawmakers.  The EU-China...
Related topics: China, Xinjiang, Hong Kong

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Religious Oppression On The March Worldwide

Human rights are under siege in many nations. Three of the world’s most important countries, China, Russia, and India, are moving backward on political freedom, though the last at least still holds free elections. All three also are increasingly...
Related topics: Religion, China, Russia, India

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How Liberals Are Trying To Redefine Antisemitism

The Left has sought to redefine concepts from "human rights" to "infrastructure." washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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Apple Suppliers Linked To Uyghur Forced Labor In New Report

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Several Apple suppliers may have used forced labor in China, according to The Information. Working with two human rights groups, the publication identified seven companies that supplied products or services...
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Israel’s Apartheid Against Palestinians Is Not New

Alexander Langlois Israel, Middle East Against numerous human rights violations, the ultimate question at hand is not one of Israeli actions constituting apartheid, but why so many states and human rights organizations refused to acknowledge...
Related topics: Israel, Apartheid

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Human Rights Groups Propose #7firststeps To Mend Egypt's ‘dismal’ Record

Releasing prisoners, halting executions and women rights among urgent demandsFormer U.S. President Donald Trump had described Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as his “favorite dictator.” Above, Trump welcomes the Egyptian president to...
Related topics: Egypt, Donald Trump

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Facebook Used Un Speech Codes To Ban Trump

In 2018, the Trump administration pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. That same year the administration cut funding to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) which had repeatedly attacked America and the...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Should Just Retire Already

Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer participates in a panel on 'Lessons from the Past for the Future of Human Rights: A Conversation' at the Gewirz Student Center on the campus of the Georgetown University Law Center April 21,...

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Why Human Rights Watch Designating Israel’s Crimes As Apartheid Is A Very Big Deal

The report reflects the power of decades of work in defense of Palestinian rights. By Phyllis Bennis | – ( Commondreams ) – Human Rights Watch is the best-known and arguably the most influential among Washington elites of any of the...
Related topics: Israel, Apartheid

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Israel And The Crime Of Apartheid, What’s New?

On April 27, Human Rights Watch released the report “A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution.” In over 200 pages of rigorous research, the authors establish why, under the 1973 Convention...
Related topics: Israel, Apartheid

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Stop Evictions In East Jerusalem Neighbourhood Immediately, Un Rights Office Urges Israel

The UN’s human rights office (OHCHR), on Friday, called on Israel to immediately halt all forced evictions, including those in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, as well as to exercise maximum restraint in the use of force while...
Related topics: Israel, Jerusalem

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‘no Time To Lose’, Stop Flow Of Deadly Weapons To Myanmar Military Now, Urges Un Rights Expert

The United Nations independent human rights expert on Myanmar on Friday called on countries that have not yet done so, to impose arms embargo on the country urgently, to stop the “massacre” of citizens across the country.
Related topics: Myanmar, Military

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