Human Rights

The Unwanted People Of Myanmar: A Tropical Srebrenica In The Land Of The Golden Pagodas

Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global DialogueBy Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al QassimGENEVA, Feb 22 2019 (IPS)The massacre of Srebrenica will enter human history as one of our darkest...
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Un Rights Office Urges Egypt To Halt Death Row Executions Amid Torture Allegations

Fifteen death row inmates have been executed in Egypt so far this month despite claims from many that they were tortured to secure a confession, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.
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Netizen Report: Both Bangladesh And South Korea Are Waging A ‘war On Porn’ — And Paving The...

Photo by Cory Doctorow. (CC BY-SA 2.0) The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in technology and human rights around the world. This report covers news and events from February 15-21,...
Related topics: Bangladesh, South Korea, Censorship, World Photos

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Trump-kim Summit seen Unlikely To Touch On Human Rights

North Korea's human rights issues are likely to be sidelined at the upcoming second summit between Washington and Pyongyang, according to experts, but a top U.N. rights official hopes progress is made on the subject. President Donald Trump is...
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Andrew Mccabe: The Politics Of An Attempted Fbi Coup

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Dan Kovalik, a human rights and labor lawyer who is the author of the book “The Plot to Control the World: How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of...
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Report: Us Company To Stop Sales Of Genetic Tech In Xinjiang

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. says it will no longer sell or service genetic sequencers in China's mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang following criticism that they were used for surveillance that enabled human rights abuses, The Wall Street Journal...
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"protesters Executed For Social Media Posts": Amnesty Issues Scathing Venezuela Report

On Wednesday Amnesty International issued formal condemnation of the Venezuelan government for what it described as a pattern of shocking human rights abuses and state repression under President Nicolas Maduro, including the execution of several...
Related topics: Protests, Social Media, Amnesty International, Venezuela

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Intricacies Of A Broken System: A Convict’s Tale

By Rose DelaneyMIAMI, Feb 20 2019 (IPS)Inaccessible justice and socio-economic inequality act as core components of the United States criminal justice system.Thousands of individuals are denied their basic human rights and treated as a criminal...

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The Longer Arc Of Us-palestine Relations

Washington DC, February 18, 2019–The arrival in the US Congress in January of two feisty, younger, female Democratic representatives who are Muslims, people of color, and unabashed supporters of the human rights of Palestinians (and of...
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Saudi Scholar: My Father Faces The Death Penalty In Saudi Arabia For Supporting Human Rights

While the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October sparked international outrage, far less attention has been paid to the ongoing Saudi repression at home. We speak with Abdullah Alaoudh, whose...
Related topics: Saudi Arabia, Jamal Khashoggi, Turkey, Istanbul

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“there Can Be No Social Justice Without Promoting Peace And Enhancing Equality,” Says Executive...

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Feb 20 2019 (IPS-Partners)(Geneva Centre) – On the occasion of the 2019 World Day of Social Justice observed on 20 February, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue...

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‘supernanny’ Creator Nick Emmerson Developing Docuseries With Former Kkk Member

Supernanny creator Nick Emmerson is developing a series with a former KKK boss-turned human rights activist. Emmerson, who was former MD of Warner Bros TV Production U.K and exec producer of The Real Housewives of New York City, now runs his own...
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Attacks On Human Rights Defenders: A Daily Occurrence In Latin America

Some 50 human rights defenders from Latin America held a meeting at the Journalists Club in Mexico City to exchange strategies and analyse the challenges they face in the most lethal region for activists. Special rapporteurs on indigenous peoples,...
Related topics: Mexico, Activism

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Lgbt Africans Optimistic As Kenya Set To Rule On Decrimalizing Gay Sex

There is a quiet air of excitement at the offices of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), as the countdown draws closer to Friday when a much-awaited ruling by Kenya's High Court could make history. The charity has fought...
Related topics: Kenya, Charity

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John Legend: “for Too Long It Has Been Out Of Balance For Progressives To Speak Up For The...

 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — American award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer, John Legend, recently spoke out about standing up for human rights for Palestinians while on the “Real Time With Bill Maher” show. Legend...

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Un Rights Chief ‘strongly Condemns’ Attack On Indian Security Forces In Kashmir

The top United Nations human rights official has strongly condemned the suicide bomb attack against Indian security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February and has called on authorities to bring those responsible to justice.

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A Lil Positivity: New York City Sets Its Sights On Banning Workplace Discrimination Based On Hair

Source: Rushay Booysen / EyeEm / Getty New York City Looks To Ban Discrimination Based on Hair Anyone in The Big Apple who faces harassment due to their hair will be able to take legal action from now on. The New York City Commission on Human Rights...

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Un Rights Chief ‘alarmed’ By Upsurge In Attacks Against Civilians In Syria’s Idlib

Civilians in Syria's north-western city of idlib continue to be used “as pawns”, caught in the crossfire of bombardments by the Government and its allies, and attacks by non-State armed groups, the United Nations human rights chief, Michelle...
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Sexual Violence Surging In South Sudan

“There’s been very little accountability in South Sudan for what is chronic, endemic problem of sexual violence against women and girls,” the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says. Credit: Jared Ferrie/IPSBy Tharanga...
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Jewish Activists Hold Solidarity Shabbat Defending Angela Davis In Birmingham & Across U.s.

Jewish supporters of Angela Davis across the nation held solidarity Shabbat on Friday evening, the night before the civil rights icon had been expected to receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights...
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