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On 24 April 2018 in Dhaka, the European Union and Bangladesh held their biennial meeting of the Sub group on Good Governance and Human Rights in the framework of the EU-Bangladesh Cooperation Agreement (CA). Both sides reaffirmed the commitment to strengthen cooperation in the field ...
Human Rights Watch is an international nongovernmental organization working in over 90 countries worldwide. ... There has been a troubling pattern of efforts to impede and discredit the work of civil society organizations in Hungary in recent years, particularly those that receive funding from abroad or ...

The U.N. human rights chief said he was allowed to visit a region in Ethiopia that has been roiled by protests and unrest for the past three years, after the previous ... The choice of 41-year-old Abiy by the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) is seen as an effort by the ... rights
The groups urge the board to hold the company to its ethical responsibilities, and “to ensure that its present and future products, including AI-based ... The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote ... rights
Los Angeles, California—As a caravan of Central American refugees and migrants makes its way to the U.S. southern border, Human Rights First today ... wish to receive legal assistance once in U.S. immigration detention will be instructed to call the organization's hotline by human rights groups in Mexico. rights
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Native American advocacy group is appealing to an independent expert with the United Nations Human Rights Council to order the United States to ... The advocacy organization is one of many at the center of a fight over changes to monument's boundaries in southeast Utah. rights

Earlier this month, The Leadership Conference and 54 other civil and human rights groups wrote to the Senate in opposition to the Pompeo nomination. ... The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to ... rights
A British-Iranian academic and anti-war activist has been arrested in Iran by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, according to a human rights group. ... a professor in computer science and maths at Imperial College London, has been held in custody since April 15, the Centre for Human Rights in Iran said. rights
The University of Rosario held a forum between some of Colombia's presidential candidates and representatives from various human rights organizations on how Colombia should deal with the worsening Venezuelan migrant crisis. The candidates in attendance were Ivan Duque, German Vargas Lleras, ... rights
Sexist job advertisements remain common in China, with some recruiters reportedly using the "attractiveness" of female colleagues to bring in male applicants, according to a human rights group. Human Rights Watch said discrimination was widespread in both China's private and public sectors, after it ... rights
(LWI) - Despite the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the main guerrilla group, human rights violations continue. A parallel report assembled by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Colombian human rights organizations speaks of assassinations of human rights activists, ... rights
The right to protest is also being suppressed in Mauritania, with 20 human rights groups informing Amnesty International that the authorities had banned or dispersed their peaceful assemblies in recent years – sometimes using excessive force causing serious injuries, ranging from fractured limbs to head ... rights
The human rights group Amnesty International accused Twitter of creating a toxic atmosphere for women on its platform in a report on Wednesday—saying the company fails to enforce clear restrictions banning abuse, and leaves users without a clear sense of its rules and their rights. The study detailed ... rights
A civil society group has applied to join High Court proceedings in which an Irish judge has asked the European Courts to rule on whether mutual trust continues to exist between Poland and other Member States in EU extradition cases. Fair Trial Europe, a non-Governmental organisation (NGO) which ... rights
“This text constitutes a danger for the whole human rights system due to the non-objective assessments it contains. Turkey maintains its determination to protect human rights, to promote standards to the most advanced levels, and to cooperate with international organizations including the U.N. in these ... rights
Human rights groups, public figures condemn killing of Mariam Moustafa ... Nine human rights organizations along with 99 public figures released a joint press statement condemning the killing of 18-year-old Egyptian student Mariam Moustafa, who was killed in what some describe as a hate crime in ... rights
As Congress considers the tech-backed CLOUD Act, privacy and human rights groups raise concerns ... The CLOUD Act is designed to streamline the process through which law enforcement organizations — both foreign and domestic — obtain the personal data of users on U.S.-based tech services. rights

Alhashimi is a retired senior project manager in the United Kingdom, and is currently an acting coordinator of the small human rights group, Iraqi .... from international human rights organizations, Alhashimi says, but the uproar caused by many smaller, local activist groups affected her timely release. rights
The ACLU, EFF and Amnesty International are among the rights groups asking Congress to oppose the CLOUD Act. Rights groups sounded the alarm over the recently introduced Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act, ostensibly meant to streamline the process through which law ... rights
The Jan. 24 findings of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention conclude that the continued detention of Ammar al Baluchi at Guantanamo Bay is arbitrary, discriminatory, and in breach of the international norms relating to the right to a fair trial established by international human rights law. In its written ... rights
Just recently, ADF International, the global partner of Alliance Defending Freedom, intervened at the European Court of Human Rights in a landmark case concerning religious freedom in Russia. In this case, Jehovah's Witnesses turned to Europe's highest court in a desperate attempt to avoid a complete ... rights
Execution Could Burst Prisoner's Tumors, Causing Extreme Pain and Constituting Torture: Human Rights Groups ... The ACLU wrote a letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday asking that the commission ... rights
GREENFIELD — When subzero temperatures impacted the region this winter, shelters in Greenfield became packed with homeless residents seeking shelter from the dangerous conditions. This issue has prompted the Greenfield Human Rights Commission to pass a resolution this week asking the city to ... rights
It's easy to assume that the United Nations Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) would support civil society groups and their work. ... In the coming months the US will bring two more applications to ECOSOC, one a group focusing on human rights in Iran and another on North Korea. rights
Many of these governments routinely commit serious human rights violations, crack down on civil society organizations and the media, or undermine ... year, he has banned the main opposition party, forced the closure of independent media, and cracked down on human rights and other civil society groups. rights
The human rights organizations expressed concerns that the bereaved families are facing reprisals for seeking truth and justice and renewed their calls on .... His family were warned against speaking to the media and human rights groups and put under pressure to cancel the arrangements for a memorial ... rights
The following civil society organizations also spoke: Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Article 19 - The International Centre against Censorship, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination, and Rencontre ... rights
Myanmar's government today rejected two reports presented to the UN Human Rights Council that concluded it committed extreme human rights violations, probably amounting to crimes under international law, in its repression of several minority groups. Government spokesperson Zaw Htay said the reports presented by ... rights
"The politicization of human rights and application of double standards have to be rejected at international organizations including the UN Human Rights .... criticism comes days after the publication of a report submitted by a UN special rapporteur to the international organization's Human Rights Council. rights
We, the undersigned global unions and international human rights and workers' rights organizations, call for the charges against Cambodian human rights defender Moeun Tola to be immediately dropped. As reported on January 18, 2018, in the Phnom Penh Post, prosecutors in Cambodia have sought ... rights
Soltan founded The Freedom Initiative, a US-based non-profit group co-organising the event, in late 2015 to advocate on behalf of political prisoners in Egypt, who human rights groups say now number in the tens of thousands. A citizen of both Egypt and the US, Soltan was jailed in 2013 by the government ... rights
In the article, the human rights organization noted that more than 25 years have passed since the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict reached its military phase and Azerbaijan faced with the military aggression of the Armenian occupiers, ethnic cleansing policy against Azerbaijanis, and all ... rights
And rights group Human Rights Watch wrote an open letter to the United Nations on Thursday, demanding that U.N. officials and member states in the U.N. Human Rights Commission keep the pressure on North Korea to demand "real changes" that will improve the lives of North Koreans. rights
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar (A/HRC/37/70) (Advance Unedited Version) ... senior leadership of United Nations Country Team (UNCT) for Bangladesh and UNCT Myanmar, the Inter Sector Coordination Group, non-government organizations, and diplomats. rights
Over in Somalia, the government of Mohammed Abdullahi Farmaajo continues efforts in the area of deepening human rights in the face of terror threats by insurgent group, Al Shabaab. Journalists in the country have often protested the arrest of their colleagues. Government agents have often picked up ... rights
HUMAN rights violations in the Visayas mostly committed by the police in 2017 are “alarming,” an international human rights group said yesterday. The police “sometimes use specific powers such as the use of force and firearms, arrest and detention, and search and seizure” in performing their duties, said ... rights
MANILA: Human rights groups on Friday denounced a petition by the Philippine government seeking to declare more than 600 alleged communist ... “On the whole, DOJ's proscription petition is dubious and a maneuver meant to harass, target and criminalize persons in progressive organizations,” she said ... rights
A human rights group condemned on Friday the petition of the Department of Justice (DOJ) that seeks to declare over 600 individuals as “terrorists” for ... for proscription filed on February 21, the DOJ urged Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 19 to declare the CPP-NPA as terrorist organizations. rights
A labour rights group said on June 28, it had found 'deplorable' conditions at Apple suppliers in China, following a probe of several firms that supply the US technology giant PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images. In 2016, 22 core violations included 10 labor violations, nine working hour falsifications, two ... rights
Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem - Report of the Secretary-General (A/HRC/37/42) (Advance ... on the factors perpetuating the arbitrary detention of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli jails, in consultation with the Working Group on Arbitrary ... rights
The Human Rights Council this morning held its interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights on his annual report and oral update, ... Speaking were Finland on behalf of a group of countries, Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, European Union, Jordan on ... rights
The Finnish League for Human Rights stresses that freedom of religion does not empower religious groups to violate human rights. ... Mattila pointed out that at present, organizations such as the Jehovah's Witnesses usually undergo official review only during the process of registering as a religious group. rights
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Tuesday revoked a human rights award it had bestowed on Myanmar civil leader Aung San Suu Kyi in 2012, citing the ongoing massacre of Rohingya Muslims under her watch. The Rohingya, a Muslim minority group from Myanmar's northern Rakhine ... rights
Human rights groups are asking the head of the United Nations to put security forces and rebels from 9 countries on the latest UN blacklist of children's rights abusers in armed conflict zones. A global network of Human Rights Watch and other US-based human rights bodies urged UN Secretary-General ... rights
Nine human rights organisations, including Defence for Children and Amnesty International, on Wednesday urged Dutch local councils to call for a halt to deporting failed asylum seekers to Afghanistan. In 2017, some 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in fighting in Afghanistan and the UN Security ... rights
Erasing History: YouTube's Deletion Of Syria War Videos Concerns Human Rights Groups ... He says upwards of 200,000 videos are still offline—and that's just the ones his organization knows about. Due to ... The IIIM will facilitate the use of the videos in court if alleged human rights abusers ever face trial. rights
Amnesty International, a global rights group is advocating that lawmakers should put human rights at the heart of their deliberations on whether or not to ratify the emergency rule. In an open letter to MPs, Secretary General of Amnesty International Salil Shetty said, “I have noted with concern the recent ... rights
A human rights group said the so-called Muslim Cyber Army, which has allegedly been responsible for spreading fake news and hate speech on social media, is more harmful than other similar organizations in the country and called on the National Police to track down intellectuals behind the group. rights
Human rights lawyers group calls for appeal of verdict in Colten Boushie shooting case ... A Canadian lawyers organization that promotes human rights at the United Nations has become the latest group to ask the Saskatchewan government to appeal a jury's not-guilty verdict in Saskatchewan farmer ... rights
MANILA, Philippines – Human rights groups slammed Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano for again defending President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs before the ... The group denounced Duterte's drug war as a "brutal campaign of terror and annihilation of our democratic institutions and processes.". rights


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