Human Rights

World Court Rules Against Buddhist Burma On Ethnic Cleansing Of Rohingya Muslims

(Human Rights Watch ) – (Brussels) – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) order on January 23, 2020, directing Myanmar to prevent all genocidal acts against Rohingya Muslims is crucial for protecting the remaining Rohingya in Rakhine...
Related topics: Belgium, Brussels, Myanmar

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Human Rights Accuse Lebanese Security Forces Of Abuses

Lebanon’s new cabinet met for the first time on Wednesday, but the country’s tenacious protest movement hasn’t seemed to lose
Related topics: Lebanon, Protests

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Myanmar: Departing Un Rights Expert Still Hopeful For Democratic Transition

An independent human rights expert said she has not given up hope for a democratic transition in Myanmar even though the country has yet to address “grave allegations” of international crimes, including possible genocide.   
Related topics: Myanmar

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I’m Pro-life. Here’s What Happened When I Attended The Women’s March.

Martin Luther King Jr. once wrote: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” As a history major, I study human rights violations like slavery, the eugenics movement, and the Holocaust. ...

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Meet The 2020 Ted Fellows, From Snake Scientists To Geothermal Energy Entrepreneurs

The annual fellowship collects some of the world’s most interesting thinkers across a range of global topics. What do a King cobra conservationist, a human rights lawyer, and a geothermal entrepreneur have in common? It’s not the setup...

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Pakistan-based Sikh Human Rights Activist Urged To Move To India After He Appeals For Protection

New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan has long been accused of mistreating its minorities, including Sikhs, Hindus, and Ahmadiyya Muslims. Human rights activists claim the minority Sikh population in Pakistan has dropped from about 40,000 in 2002 to about...
Related topics: Pakistan, Activism, India, New Delhi

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Four Families To Split Settlement Over Police Incident At Minnehaha Falls Park

At MPR, Tim Nelson reports, “The families of four Somali teenagers detained by Minneapolis park police in 2018 are splitting a $160,000 settlement after lodging a human rights complaint over the officers’ handling of the incident. Bystanders...
Related topics: Police

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As World Cup Approaches, qatar's War Against Human Rights Rumbles On

Qatar likes to present itself as a beacon of modern Islam: pious, tolerant, and outward-looking. The reality, as proved by its introduction of a new speech ban, falls a little short. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential
Related topics: Qatar, Religion

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U.n. Experts Back Suggestion Saudi Prince Helped Hack Bezos

Two U.N. human rights experts said Wednesday that there's evidence to suggest the "possible involvement" of the Saudi crown prince in the hacking of Amazon owner Jeff Bezos, and urged a U.S. investigation. The U.N. experts drew their...
Related topics: Jeff Bezos, Amazon

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Un Human Rights Ruling Says “climate Refugees” Cannot Be Returned Back To Their Home Country...

The United Nations ruled that “climate refugees” cannot be returned back to their home countries. This ruling forces the United States to allow all Central Americans into our country. Literally, anyone can claim the new refugee...

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Court Rules Trump Administration Can't Force Bogus Sex Ed On Teens

The Department of Health and Human Services overlooked one key thing, and it proved to be fatal to their goal. Earlier this month, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit delivered a resounding victory for reproductive health rights when it...

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S. Korean Military Decides To Discharge Transgender Soldier

South Korea's military decided Wednesday to discharge a soldier who recently undertook gender reassignment surgery, a ruling expected to draw strong criticism from human rights groups.It was the first time in South Korea that an active-duty member...
Related topics: Military, South Korea

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‘critical Moment’ As Two Key Architects Of Cia Torture Program Testify Under Oath In Guantanamo...

“Torture is never justified and anyone who uses it must be held to account.” Human rights groups marked a significant “moment of reckoning” on Tuesday for the U.S. torture program used by the CIA following the attacks...
Related topics: CIA, Guantanamo

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Brazil Prosecutes Glenn Greenwald In “attack On Press Freedom”

Enlarge / Glenn Greenwald speaks during a hearing at the Lower House's Human Rights Commission in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 25, 2019. (credit: Getty Images | Evaristo Sa) Brazilian prosecutors today charged journalist Glenn Greenwald with...
Related topics: Brazil, Glenn Greenwald, Brasilia

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Lebanon: Un Rights Office Calls For De-escalation Of Protest Violence

What had been largely peaceful demonstrations against Lebanon’s Government in the capital Beirut grew increasingly violent over the weekend, sparking the concern of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Related topics: Lebanon, Protests

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Un Human Rights Ruling Could Boost Climate Change Asylum Claims

The UN Human Rights Committee has determined that countries cannot deport people who have sought asylum due to climate-related threats. 

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Illegal Loggers In Mexico Suspected Of Role In Activist's Disappearance

A Mexican human rights organization on Monday urged authorities to investigate the disappearance of an environmental activist dedicated to protecting the famed monarch butterfly, suggesting the case may be linked to illegal logging in the...
Related topics: Mexico, Activism

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Virginia Pro-2nd Amendment Protest Was Peaceful, Despite Hysterical Predictions By Democrats And...

"I don’t see it as a gun issue, I see it as a human rights issue."
Related topics: Protests

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Us, Uk ‘normalised’ Targeted Drone Killings In Blow To Human Rights, Study Shows

The study was conducted before the assassination of Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander Qasem Soleimani who died in a US drone strike on the Baghdad International Airport on 3 January, ordered by President Donald Trump.
Related topics: United Kingdom, Drones, Iraq, Baghdad, Airports, Donald Trump

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Trump Should Offer Diplomatic Ties To North Korea—but Insist On Talking About Human Rights

Security, Asia One expert--who has been to North Korea--explains how to do it.  The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has grown quite sensitive about the issue of human rights. Before Christmas, the North’s UN ambassador denounced a...
Related topics: North Korea, Christmas

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