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Derreck Kayongo, Ugandan entrepreneur and human rights innovator, will be the speaker for the 11th annual Ray, Mary & Nita Giles Symposium for Citizenship and... [Read More]
Sindhi activists: Construction of dam on Indus River is illegal, unethical.Sindhi political activists have strongly opposed the construction of Kalabagh Dam on the Indus River and call it an 'illegal, unethical and immoral' attempt by Pakistan to deny life to Sindhi people. A side-event titled "Construction of Dam – denial of life to Sindhi People" was held during the ongoing 39th Session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday. Lakhu Luhana, Secretary General of World Sindhi Congress said that the should be raised on international forums, calling this is 'illegal, unethical and immoral'. [Read More]
Geneva (Switzerland), Sep 19 (ANI): Human rights activist Naela Quadri Baloch while talking to the ANI said, "The pace with which our people are being abducted, in few years there will be no one left in Balochistan. They only want natural resources from Balochistan. They are abducting our people so that they can sell body organs. Pakistan Army and China Army are doing this together". [Read More]
Geneva (Switzerland), Sep19 (ANI): European academics and experts have targeted Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism, while highlighting factual and analytical errors of report on Jammu and Kashmir by OHCHR at Geneva. Speaking at a side event titled 'Preventing and Combating Growing Terrorism in South Asia', during the 39th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Paul Stott, Lecturer at the University of Leicester and in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London and Research Fellow of EFSAS, discussed a range of issues primarily focusing on Pakistan's strategic interest and the flaws... [Read More]
The government must replace the reference to a woman's place in the home in the constitution with gender-neutral wording that would protect carers, a human rights body has said.Emily Logan, head of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, said that she warned two government departments in Jul... [Read More]
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights will spend up to $5 million as part of an effort to highlight the racial and economic disparities of the bail system. [Read More]
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If the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights foundation goes ahead with its plan to bail out every jailed woman and teen in New York City, it will have to end-run the law — if not break it. Top figures in the bail-reform movement such as state Sen. Gustavo Rivera (D-Bx) and City Councilman Rory Lancman... [Read More]
Hungary's Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has accused the UN human rights watchdog of "spreading lies" about his country, saying that immigration was not a "fundamental human right." [Read More]
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Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says soldiers executed two men and planted rifles on their bodies during a 2017 shootout between authorities and fuel thieves in the central state of …... [Read More]
When it comes to Myanmar, words cannot describe the atrocities that these poor Rohinya Muslims have experienced. The UN human rights commission ... [Read More]
It happens around the world and it happens right here in Nebraska. A Catholic nun considers human trafficking one of the greatest human rights violations in the world. Sister Margaret Nacke spoke in North Platte Wednesday. [Read More]
Cuyahoga County council members will soon decide whether to approve legislation that adds legal protections for LGBTQ residents. The legislation would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the county's current anti-discrimination laws. If approved, it would be illegal to deny opportunities like housing and employment to Cuyahoga County residents in the LGBTQ community. Communications Director Mary Louise Madigan says council members as well as County Executive Armond Budish introduced the legislation in June to promote inclusion and diversity in the county. Communications Director Mary Louise Madigan on why Cuyahoga County officials proposed legal protections for LGTBQ residents. "It's... [Read More]
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Representatives from the Arab community in Israel met with UN deputy commissioner for human rights Wednesday, as part of an effort to pressure the international community to condemn Israel and cancel law... [Read More]
Former vice president of Guatemala Eduardo Stein has been appointed Joint Special Representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants, the United Nations refugee and migration agencies announced Wednesday.Four years of recession have seen 1.6 million people flee Venezuela since 2015, the UN says, creating a migration crisis in the region.Stein, vice president between 2004 and 2008, will promote "a coherent and harmonised regional approach to the Venezuela situation in coordination with national governments, international organisations and other relevant stakeholders," the UNHCR and IOM said in a joint statement.Colombia, struggling to cope with the flood of migrants from Venezuela, sent foreign... [Read More]
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For a second straight year the U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world's danger zones. [Read More]
Hungary's foreign minister accused UN officials Wednesday of "spreading lies" with their criticism of Budapest's anti-migration policies, insisting his country would "never be a country of migrants"."It is obvious that the UN officials spreading these lies about Hungary are biased pro-migration officials," Peter Szijjarto told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.Hungary, he said, will "never be a country of migrants... We will never allow one single illegal migrant to enter the territory of our country.""Hungary will remain a country of the Hungarians, which is happy and which is proud of its more than 1,000-year-long history and Christian culture... [Read More]
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A new U.N. report is slamming Burma's leadership for the mass atrocities committed against the Rohingya minority. The report details violence in the western state of Rakhine and finds that the Burmese military committed "the gravest crimes under international law" when Rohingya villages were cleared a year ago. The report builds on an earlier U.N. report from August which called for top Burmese military leaders to be prosecuted for crimes against humanity and genocide. A top U.N. human rights investigator also called out Burma's civilian leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, for being a "fig leaf... [Read More]
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A member of the Russian activist group Pussy Riot remains hospitalized in Berlin after losing the ability to speak or walk. On Tuesday, German doctors said the activist, Pyotr Verzilov, was likely poisoned. Verzilov was hospitalized last week after falling gravely ill. In July, he was arrested and jailed after rushing the field during a World Cup match to protest Russian police brutality and human rights abuses. He reportedly started having severe symptoms after attending a court hearing in Moscow. In 2012, Pyotr appeared on Democracy Now! to talk about Russia's jailing of his former wife Nadia Tolokonnikova, also... [Read More]
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