Human Rights

The Politics Of Coronavirus: A Timeline Of Public Health Actions In Israel/palestine

Welcome to the Health and Human Rights Media Watch of Jewish Voice for Peace. This month Media Watch is going to be largely focused on the Coronavirus and its impact on Israel/Palestine. We are sharing pertinent articles as a timeline, rather than...
Related topics: Israel, Palestine

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Release Inmates In Yemen To Avert Nationwide Covid-19 Outbreak, Experts Urge

An international panel of human rights experts called today for the immediate release of political prisoners and detainees in war-ravaged Yemen to help avert a nationwide outbreak of COVID-19.
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Ghana: Muslim Org Says Repenting For Homosexuality Will “bring Us Allah’s Intervention In...

Once again a Muslim organization offers Sharia as the cure for the world’s ills. This prescription might be more convincing were Sharia states not all human rights disaster areas. “Muslim leaders of Ghana blame coronavirus on...
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Yemen: Saudi Forces Torture, ‘disappear’ Yemenis

(Human Rights Watch) – (Beirut) – Saudi military forces and Saudi-backed Yemeni forces have carried out serious abuses against Yemenis since June 2019 in al-Mahrah, Yemen’s far eastern governorate, Human Rights Watch said today. The abuses...
Related topics: Yemen, Lebanon, Military

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Microsoft To End Investments In Facial Recognition Firms After Anyvision Controversy

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft says it will no longer invest in third-party facial recognition companies following a controversy around its funding of Israeli startup AnyVision, which critics and human rights activists say...
Related topics: Microsoft (MSFT), Startup, Activism

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Human Rights Must Be Maintained In Beating Back The Covid-19 Pandemic, ‘without Exception’ –...

Dozens of independent UN human rights experts stressed on Thursday that in addition to public health and emergency measures, battling the COVID-19 pandemic, must respect the fundamental human rights of every individual.

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Mondoweiss Is Hiring – Director Of Development

Mondoweiss community, we have some bittersweet organizational news to share — Tova Perlmutter, our wonderful Executive Director, will be moving on later this spring. Tova will be leaving to work on human rights issues in the United States, work...

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Sanders Demands Trump Rescind 'truly Outrageous' Decision To Hand Gilead Exclusive Rights Over...

Jake Johnson, staff writer"We must put human life above corporate profit. We cannot give pharmaceutical corporations a monopoly on treatments that could save millions of people during this crisis."

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Why Empowering National Human Rights Institutions Helps On The Quest For Healthy Earth?

On March 2020, over 330 students, women champions, government officials, NGO members and community members from around Kampot and Kep gathered in an effort to plant 3,000 mangroves and conserve Cambodia’s coastline. The local activity took place...
Related topics: Cambodia

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Islam Comes Face-to-face With Its Own Fundamental Contradiction

It is often asserted that Islam is incompatible with one or another of civilisation’s Enlightenment achievements, such as freedom, human rights, equality, democracy, Western society, individual autonomy, etc. All such claims are, of course,...
Related topics: Religion

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The Coronavirus Conundrum And Human Rights

Neve Gordon, Catherine RottenbergLet's not allow our leaders to use this crisis to push for repressive tactics domestically. (Photo: U.S. Army Photo by John Pellino/flickr)
Related topics: World Photos, Flickr

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Swedish Human Rights Organisation Under Fire For Denying Racism Against Whites

In recent months, a wave of crimes against ethnic Swedes with a sadist undertone has made headlines and coined a new term, “humiliation robbery”.

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Prisoners And Detainees ‘especially Vulnerable To Human Rights Violations’ Amid Covid-19 – Who

In a new report on detainees, the European branch of the World Health Organization says prisoners are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 and that states have positive obligation to ensure they are treated appropriately and receive the same...

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Secret Airstrike Destroys Iran's Albukamal Base

At least 26 fighters from Iranian-backed units in Syria were dead. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights pointed a finger at the US and western countries. The US-led Coalition said it wasn't them.
Related topics: Iran, Syria

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Un Expert Raises Alarm Over Migrant, Asylum Seeker ‘pushbacks’ At Turkey-greece Border 

Greece must take immediate action to end the violence against migrants and asylum seekers at the border between Turkey and Greece, an independent UN human rights expert said on Monday, expressing alarm at reports of violence at the hands of some...
Related topics: Turkey, Greece

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Why Human Rights Took A Backseat In Trump's Trip To India

Sumit Ganguly Security, Asia It could be a problem. Key point: Trump cares more about trade than democracy or human rights. President Donald Trump kicked off his first official visit to India by addressing a rally of more than 100,000 people on...
Related topics: Donald Trump, India

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No To ‘quality Of Life’ Coronavirus Health-care Rationing

Bioethics needs more thinkers who have their human-rights values screwed on straight advocating prominently in the public square.

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Moldova's Human Rights Deficit

ECHR ruling highlights wider failings in system. Moldovan human rights experts warn that the government has not done enough to address the forced expulsion of seven Turkish teachers to Turkey where they were jailed for alleged links to exiled cleric...
Related topics: Moldova, Turkey

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Sanders’s Recent Woes Have Brought Joy To The Israel Lobby

As we’ve frequently noted, Bernie Sanders is the most forthright critic of Israeli human rights violations in the presidential field. His outspokenness in taking on Benjamin Netanyahu during the 2016 New York primary and opposing attacks on Gaza...
Related topics: Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Gaza Strip, Palestine

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Right Wing Trolls Systematically Defame Supporters Of Palestinian Human Rights, But Now...

By Nasim Ahmed | @Nasimbythedocks | – ( Middle East Monitor ) – Libelling human rights activists who expose the brutal reality of Israel’s seemingly never-ending military occupation of Palestine has been the standard modus operandi...
Related topics: Activism, Israel, Military, Palestine

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