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Expressing concern over a "surge" in the number of juvenile offenders being executed in Iran, the United Nations top human rights official called on the country to abide by its obligations under international law and immediately halt all executions of people sentenced to death for crimes committed when they ...
Transgender rights has consistently been at the top of the list," Carleen Pickard, Lush Cosmetics' ethical campaigns specialist, told HuffPost. "As an inclusive employer who champions equality, we simply couldn't stand by knowing our co-workers fear for their lives because of who they are. So we felt it was ...

The NLRB determined that, while his critique of Google was protected by law, his discriminatory statements were not--and that Google was therefore within its rights to fire him. The NLRB memo includes talking points that Google prepared and read over the phone to Damore when he was fired. "I want to ...
The image swept the internet: A lone woman on a busy Tehran street, black hair flowing, waving a white hijab on a stick -- a symbol of the White Wednesday women's rights movement in Iran. Iran's rulers have noticed, too, arresting 29 White Wednesday protesters last week. Their names have not been ...

(New York) - The Chinese government should immediately release human rights lawyers who have been detained or imprisoned on baseless subversion charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities should also end the practice of revoking or suspending licenses of lawyers and law firms on ...
At the agency's headquarters in Vienna, O'Flaherty told Conflict Zone: "We have a threat [to European human rights] because of unacceptable levels of abuse ... a pulling away from the commitments in too many places. And on top of that a lack of conviction in large parts of our citizens that human rights are ...
100% of the purchase price ($5.95), save for any additional taxes, will be donated to organizations dedicated to the advancement of rights for the trans community. Lush will also launch a digital hub at lushusa.com/transrights](https://www.lushusa.com/transrights.html) that will educate and provide resources ...
After just 30 minutes of public comment, the board unanimously abolished rights restoration reforms enacted under former Gov. Charlie Crist. All ex-felons would have to wait at least five years even to apply for restoration. Only two other states have such harsh requirements. Scott did not make the proposed ...
DENVER (CBS4)- The future of Colorado's civil rights Commission is uncertain after some question the makeup of the commission. The commission is supposed to help protect people from injustice. Protesters rallied at the state Capitol on Tuesday. They're hoping the makeup of the commission doesn't ...
Given that ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents across Florida seem to be itching to detain black and brown people, a coalition of 21 Florida activist groups and civil rights organizations have issued a "travel warning" for immigrants and people of color throughout the state. The groups ...
In 2016, more than 60 percent of Montana voters ratified a victims bill of rights only to see an explosion in the need for victims services, such as counselors and administrators. Last fall, that state's Supreme Court overturned Marsy's Law, citing a different problem: that its sweeping constitutional changes ...
In the lore of the Wild West, cowboys would have quick-draw duels at noon when the sun is high in the sky. It is a do-or-die moment. The U.S. Congress has set high noon on February 28, 2018, for the Ethiopian government to meet its demands for human rights accountability in H.Res.128 or face the music ...
But it's because of that lack of awareness from business owners and government workers that Congress in 1990 passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which promoted the integration, acceptance, and everyday rights of people with disabilities. But this week, the House of Representatives could ...
"Thailand's junta leader should not think that polite attendance by diplomats at an event promoting a human rights agenda will trick them into believing that repression is no longer a daily reality in Thailand," said Brad Adams, Asia director. "Rather than restoring respect for human rights and returning the ...
A movie about activist Bill Baird, a pioneer in the birth-control rights movement in the United States, is in the works at Branded Pictures Entertainment and Corstoria, Variety has learned exclusively. The project, tentatively titled "Privacy," will focus on the 1972 Eisenstadt v. Baird U.S. Supreme Court case ...

On Jan. 19, two Border Patrol agents boarded a Greyhound bus at a Fort Lauderdale station and proceeded to question passengers row by row. The bus, traveling from Orlando to Miami, had not crossed any international borders. Despite its domestic route, the agents interrogated passengers, ultimately ...
In the news release, the UN human rights wing also noted that numerous rockets and mortars continue to be fired from opposition-held areas into populated areas of government-held capital Damascus and surrounding suburbs, with at least seven civilians reported killed and 18 others injured in various ...
A long campaign to raise wages for fast-food workers to $15 an hour is tying its fight to historical fights for civil rights as protesters plan to rally in Detroit and other cities nationwide on Monday -- 50 years after the Memphis sanitation strike. Detroit fast-food workers are expected to walk off their jobs at about ...
The Omaha bus boycott of 1952 through '54 is evidence that the fight for civil rights associated with Southern cities also took place in urban centers in the ... will tell the story of the Omaha boycott and other moments in the city's civil rights history during a lecture Thursday at the Nebraska History Museum in ...
(Nairobi) - Ugandan rights organization human rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) was the target of a violent break-in on the night of February 8, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. HRAPF works to protect the rights of marginalized groups including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender ...
Los Angeles (AP) - A federal judge ruled that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and immigration officials violated the rights of suspected immigrants who were detained after they should have been released from jail. Judge Andre Birotte Jr. ruled Thursday in U.S. District Court that immigrants ...
WWE posted revenue that topped consensus on the top and bottom lines in Q4 2017, and are guiding to another year of record Adjusted OIBDA. The addition of Ronda Rousey may yield WWE higher TV rights fees from advertisers in its domestic TV rights negotiations, especially as WWE's ratings hold up ...
An audience of around 50 students and faculty of Colorado State University, as well as teachers and parents of children at the ECC, filled a small room of the off-campus building in order to discuss the day's theme of children's rights. The event was sponsored by the ECC, Boulder Journey school and the ...
GENEVA (10 February 2018) - UN High Commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called Saturday for urgent international action after a week of soaring violence and bloodshed, mostly caused by airstrikes, in the opposition-held Eastern Ghouta and Idlib regions of Syria. "The past week has ...
(Tunis) - Mauritanian authorities have detained an activist since January 24, 2018, apparently over social media posts decrying discrimination, Human Rights Watch said today. The activist, Abdallahi Salem Ould Yali, used social media to urge the country's Haratines, a group descended from slaves who ...
On Tuesday, the New Hampshire Senate held a hearing on Marsy's Law, a proposed amendment that would add certain victims' rights to the New Hampshire Constitution. Throughout the hearing, proponents of the amendment argued for the need to provide victims "equal rights" to that of the accused in ...
According to the statement, the UN office staff has received reports and video footage suggesting that "toxic agents" may have been released following airstrikes Sunday on a residential area of Saraqeb. UN human rights experts said Tuesday they were investigating reports of alleged chlorine bomb attacks ...
The commission is under the state's Division of civil rights, which is part of the state's Department of Regulatory Agencies, whose funding was being debated Thursday. Republicans, including Lundberg and Sen. Kent Lambert, R-El Paso County, said they simply tabled the vote Thursday so they could wait ...
Last week, James Walsh, a US State Department official overseeing American police on international narcotics and law enforcement, said the conduct of the Philippine National police indicated that "we are seeing some of our human-rights training working." Walsh didn't comment on the drug war's steadily ...
Among his key points was the need to have regard to the enduring rights which Irish citizens living in Northern Ireland will have after Brexit. Article one of the Belfast Agreement recognised that all Northern Irish persons have the right to choose to be Irish or British or both. Paragraph 52 of the joint report ...
As Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman touts moderate Islam and makes a public display of giving women more rights, human rights activists say the country is quietly arresting women's rights activists. human rights activist Noha al-Balawi, who is based in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, has been ...
Kavakci Kan, who speaks for the AK Party on human rights, said: "People who argue that there is [...] systematic mistreatment of Kurdish citizens in Turkey are out of touch with reality." Asked whether that's reason enough to put them into prison, she responded: "As the vice chair of AK party in charge of ...
education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she found attacks against her record in protecting student civil rights "hurtful." It's "hurtful to me when I'm criticized for not upholding the rights of students, the civil rights of students," DeVos said in a wide-ranging conversation with reporters Wednesday, per Politico.
But it was a welcome surprise to hear him talk about the abysmal state of human rights there. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to meet Ji Seong-ho, the courageous North Korean escapee who the president hailed in his remarks. I interviewed Ji for the Freedom Collection, a project of the George W.
U.N. High Commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein talks to reporters in Jakarta, Indonesia February 7, 2018. © 2018 Reuters. United Nations High Commissioner for Human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein is urging Indonesia's government to scrap clauses in a new draft criminal code that ...
Less than a year after legalizing same-sex marriage, Bermuda is reversing course, implementing a law that says same-sex couples can enter domestic partnerships but not marry. The British territory is believed to be the first jurisdiction in the world to reverse course on same-sex marriage after permitting it, ...
Albuquerque, N.M. -- The leader of the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the U.S. said Wednesday he has "rescinded" a letter endorsing President Donald Trump's immigration framework that includes a border wall after receiving angry criticism from members and activists. Roger Rocha ...
British lawyers have called for Saudi Arabia to be removed from the United Nations Human Rights Council, stating that the kingdom detains political and free speech activists without charge. In a report released on Wednesday in London, Rodney Dixon QC and Lord Kenneth Donald John Macdonald said ...
"All signs point to a crisis not just for human rights, but for the human rights movement," said Professor Samuel Moyn of Yale University. "Within many nations, these fundamental rights are falling prey to the backlash against a globalising economy in which the rich are winning. But human rights movements ...
Passed in the Legislative Assembly during a regular plenary meeting of the legislative committee on "women and Gender Equality", it recognizes and guarantees the rights of working women. Within the changes, a new provision titled the Special Comprehensive Law for a Life Free of Violence against ...
The U.S. continues to drop in its global rankings, with the latest ranking from the World Justice Project, released Wednesday, revealing that Americans are experiencing an increase in discrimination. The U.S. fell five spots to number 26 in the category of fundamental rights in the World Justice Project's Rule ...
Downtown business owner Shawn Hilton speaks during his allotted 2 minutes during public testimony at the Kokomo Common Council meeting March 14, 2016. Council passed an amended human rights ordinance granting protections based on gender identity and sexual orientation that same eveing.
Now as a rape survivor, Morris plans to cast her vote in November to change the state's Constitution to ensure other crime victims have protected rights that must be recognized by the courts, with one of those rights allowing victims to be heard during every court proceeding rather than having to wait for the ...
human rights in Bahrain have deteriorated significantly in the past year because international pressure on the gulf Arab kingdom has weakened, activists said on Thursday. "Bahrain is now clearly sliding in a new and very dangerous direction with 37 people arrested yesterday alone," said Brian Dooley of ...
One of the largest and most diverse events in the state, the dinner was sponsored by the city of Portland, the ACLU of Maine, Equality Maine, Maine human rights Commission, Maine women's Lobby, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and Southern Maine workers' Center. The dinner was a ...
(Sydney) - A proposed Australian espionage law will put whistleblowers, journalists, and human rights activists at risk of prosecution, Human Rights Watch said today in a submission to Australia's Parliamentary Joint Committee on intelligence and Security. The committee's hearings are scheduled for ...
The charges against Mohammad al-Oteibi, sentenced to 14 years in prison, and Abdullah al-Attawi, sentenced to 7 years, included "forming an unlicensed organization" and other vague charges relating to a short-lived human rights organization they set up in 2013. None of the alleged "crimes" listed in the ...
Margo Price is emerging as one of the most outspoken artists in country music, and she doesn't hold back in a new interview, sharing her thoughts about gun control, President Trump and her support for the "amazing" rising tide of women demanding equal rights. Price recently released her sophomore ...
Expressing concern over a "surge" in the number of juvenile offenders being executed in Iran, the United Nations top human rights official called on the country to abide by its obligations under international law and immediately halt all executions of people sentenced to death for crimes committed when they ...
Transgender rights has consistently been at the top of the list," Carleen Pickard, Lush Cosmetics' ethical campaigns specialist, told HuffPost. "As an inclusive employer who champions equality, we simply couldn't stand by knowing our co-workers fear for their lives because of who they are. So we felt it was ...

The NLRB determined that, while his critique of Google was protected by law, his discriminatory statements were not--and that Google was therefore within its rights to fire him. The NLRB memo includes talking points that Google prepared and read over the phone to Damore when he was fired. "I want to ...
The image swept the internet: A lone woman on a busy Tehran street, black hair flowing, waving a white hijab on a stick -- a symbol of the White Wednesday women's rights movement in Iran. Iran's rulers have noticed, too, arresting 29 White Wednesday protesters last week. Their names have not been ...

(New York) - The Chinese government should immediately release human rights lawyers who have been detained or imprisoned on baseless subversion charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities should also end the practice of revoking or suspending licenses of lawyers and law firms on ...
At the agency's headquarters in Vienna, O'Flaherty told Conflict Zone: "We have a threat [to European human rights] because of unacceptable levels of abuse ... a pulling away from the commitments in too many places. And on top of that a lack of conviction in large parts of our citizens that human rights are ...
100% of the purchase price ($5.95), save for any additional taxes, will be donated to organizations dedicated to the advancement of rights for the trans community. Lush will also launch a digital hub at lushusa.com/transrights](https://www.lushusa.com/transrights.html) that will educate and provide resources ...
After just 30 minutes of public comment, the board unanimously abolished rights restoration reforms enacted under former Gov. Charlie Crist. All ex-felons would have to wait at least five years even to apply for restoration. Only two other states have such harsh requirements. Scott did not make the proposed ...
DENVER (CBS4)- The future of Colorado's civil rights Commission is uncertain after some question the makeup of the commission. The commission is supposed to help protect people from injustice. Protesters rallied at the state Capitol on Tuesday. They're hoping the makeup of the commission doesn't ...
Given that ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents across Florida seem to be itching to detain black and brown people, a coalition of 21 Florida activist groups and civil rights organizations have issued a "travel warning" for immigrants and people of color throughout the state. The groups ...
In 2016, more than 60 percent of Montana voters ratified a victims bill of rights only to see an explosion in the need for victims services, such as counselors and administrators. Last fall, that state's Supreme Court overturned Marsy's Law, citing a different problem: that its sweeping constitutional changes ...
In the lore of the Wild West, cowboys would have quick-draw duels at noon when the sun is high in the sky. It is a do-or-die moment. The U.S. Congress has set high noon on February 28, 2018, for the Ethiopian government to meet its demands for human rights accountability in H.Res.128 or face the music ...
But it's because of that lack of awareness from business owners and government workers that Congress in 1990 passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which promoted the integration, acceptance, and everyday rights of people with disabilities. But this week, the House of Representatives could ...
"Thailand's junta leader should not think that polite attendance by diplomats at an event promoting a human rights agenda will trick them into believing that repression is no longer a daily reality in Thailand," said Brad Adams, Asia director. "Rather than restoring respect for human rights and returning the ...
A movie about activist Bill Baird, a pioneer in the birth-control rights movement in the United States, is in the works at Branded Pictures Entertainment and Corstoria, Variety has learned exclusively. The project, tentatively titled "Privacy," will focus on the 1972 Eisenstadt v. Baird U.S. Supreme Court case ...

On Jan. 19, two Border Patrol agents boarded a Greyhound bus at a Fort Lauderdale station and proceeded to question passengers row by row. The bus, traveling from Orlando to Miami, had not crossed any international borders. Despite its domestic route, the agents interrogated passengers, ultimately ...
In the news release, the UN human rights wing also noted that numerous rockets and mortars continue to be fired from opposition-held areas into populated areas of government-held capital Damascus and surrounding suburbs, with at least seven civilians reported killed and 18 others injured in various ...
A long campaign to raise wages for fast-food workers to $15 an hour is tying its fight to historical fights for civil rights as protesters plan to rally in Detroit and other cities nationwide on Monday -- 50 years after the Memphis sanitation strike. Detroit fast-food workers are expected to walk off their jobs at about ...
The Omaha bus boycott of 1952 through '54 is evidence that the fight for civil rights associated with Southern cities also took place in urban centers in the ... will tell the story of the Omaha boycott and other moments in the city's civil rights history during a lecture Thursday at the Nebraska History Museum in ...
(Nairobi) - Ugandan rights organization human rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) was the target of a violent break-in on the night of February 8, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. HRAPF works to protect the rights of marginalized groups including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender ...
Los Angeles (AP) - A federal judge ruled that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and immigration officials violated the rights of suspected immigrants who were detained after they should have been released from jail. Judge Andre Birotte Jr. ruled Thursday in U.S. District Court that immigrants ...
WWE posted revenue that topped consensus on the top and bottom lines in Q4 2017, and are guiding to another year of record Adjusted OIBDA. The addition of Ronda Rousey may yield WWE higher TV rights fees from advertisers in its domestic TV rights negotiations, especially as WWE's ratings hold up ...
An audience of around 50 students and faculty of Colorado State University, as well as teachers and parents of children at the ECC, filled a small room of the off-campus building in order to discuss the day's theme of children's rights. The event was sponsored by the ECC, Boulder Journey school and the ...
GENEVA (10 February 2018) - UN High Commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called Saturday for urgent international action after a week of soaring violence and bloodshed, mostly caused by airstrikes, in the opposition-held Eastern Ghouta and Idlib regions of Syria. "The past week has ...
(Tunis) - Mauritanian authorities have detained an activist since January 24, 2018, apparently over social media posts decrying discrimination, Human Rights Watch said today. The activist, Abdallahi Salem Ould Yali, used social media to urge the country's Haratines, a group descended from slaves who ...
On Tuesday, the New Hampshire Senate held a hearing on Marsy's Law, a proposed amendment that would add certain victims' rights to the New Hampshire Constitution. Throughout the hearing, proponents of the amendment argued for the need to provide victims "equal rights" to that of the accused in ...
According to the statement, the UN office staff has received reports and video footage suggesting that "toxic agents" may have been released following airstrikes Sunday on a residential area of Saraqeb. UN human rights experts said Tuesday they were investigating reports of alleged chlorine bomb attacks ...
The commission is under the state's Division of civil rights, which is part of the state's Department of Regulatory Agencies, whose funding was being debated Thursday. Republicans, including Lundberg and Sen. Kent Lambert, R-El Paso County, said they simply tabled the vote Thursday so they could wait ...
Last week, James Walsh, a US State Department official overseeing American police on international narcotics and law enforcement, said the conduct of the Philippine National police indicated that "we are seeing some of our human-rights training working." Walsh didn't comment on the drug war's steadily ...
Among his key points was the need to have regard to the enduring rights which Irish citizens living in Northern Ireland will have after Brexit. Article one of the Belfast Agreement recognised that all Northern Irish persons have the right to choose to be Irish or British or both. Paragraph 52 of the joint report ...
As Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman touts moderate Islam and makes a public display of giving women more rights, human rights activists say the country is quietly arresting women's rights activists. human rights activist Noha al-Balawi, who is based in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, has been ...
Kavakci Kan, who speaks for the AK Party on human rights, said: "People who argue that there is [...] systematic mistreatment of Kurdish citizens in Turkey are out of touch with reality." Asked whether that's reason enough to put them into prison, she responded: "As the vice chair of AK party in charge of ...
education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she found attacks against her record in protecting student civil rights "hurtful." It's "hurtful to me when I'm criticized for not upholding the rights of students, the civil rights of students," DeVos said in a wide-ranging conversation with reporters Wednesday, per Politico.
But it was a welcome surprise to hear him talk about the abysmal state of human rights there. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to meet Ji Seong-ho, the courageous North Korean escapee who the president hailed in his remarks. I interviewed Ji for the Freedom Collection, a project of the George W.
U.N. High Commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein talks to reporters in Jakarta, Indonesia February 7, 2018. © 2018 Reuters. United Nations High Commissioner for Human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein is urging Indonesia's government to scrap clauses in a new draft criminal code that ...
Less than a year after legalizing same-sex marriage, Bermuda is reversing course, implementing a law that says same-sex couples can enter domestic partnerships but not marry. The British territory is believed to be the first jurisdiction in the world to reverse course on same-sex marriage after permitting it, ...
Albuquerque, N.M. -- The leader of the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the U.S. said Wednesday he has "rescinded" a letter endorsing President Donald Trump's immigration framework that includes a border wall after receiving angry criticism from members and activists. Roger Rocha ...
British lawyers have called for Saudi Arabia to be removed from the United Nations Human Rights Council, stating that the kingdom detains political and free speech activists without charge. In a report released on Wednesday in London, Rodney Dixon QC and Lord Kenneth Donald John Macdonald said ...
"All signs point to a crisis not just for human rights, but for the human rights movement," said Professor Samuel Moyn of Yale University. "Within many nations, these fundamental rights are falling prey to the backlash against a globalising economy in which the rich are winning. But human rights movements ...
Passed in the Legislative Assembly during a regular plenary meeting of the legislative committee on "women and Gender Equality", it recognizes and guarantees the rights of working women. Within the changes, a new provision titled the Special Comprehensive Law for a Life Free of Violence against ...
The U.S. continues to drop in its global rankings, with the latest ranking from the World Justice Project, released Wednesday, revealing that Americans are experiencing an increase in discrimination. The U.S. fell five spots to number 26 in the category of fundamental rights in the World Justice Project's Rule ...
Downtown business owner Shawn Hilton speaks during his allotted 2 minutes during public testimony at the Kokomo Common Council meeting March 14, 2016. Council passed an amended human rights ordinance granting protections based on gender identity and sexual orientation that same eveing.
Now as a rape survivor, Morris plans to cast her vote in November to change the state's Constitution to ensure other crime victims have protected rights that must be recognized by the courts, with one of those rights allowing victims to be heard during every court proceeding rather than having to wait for the ...
human rights in Bahrain have deteriorated significantly in the past year because international pressure on the gulf Arab kingdom has weakened, activists said on Thursday. "Bahrain is now clearly sliding in a new and very dangerous direction with 37 people arrested yesterday alone," said Brian Dooley of ...
One of the largest and most diverse events in the state, the dinner was sponsored by the city of Portland, the ACLU of Maine, Equality Maine, Maine human rights Commission, Maine women's Lobby, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and Southern Maine workers' Center. The dinner was a ...
(Sydney) - A proposed Australian espionage law will put whistleblowers, journalists, and human rights activists at risk of prosecution, Human Rights Watch said today in a submission to Australia's Parliamentary Joint Committee on intelligence and Security. The committee's hearings are scheduled for ...
The charges against Mohammad al-Oteibi, sentenced to 14 years in prison, and Abdullah al-Attawi, sentenced to 7 years, included "forming an unlicensed organization" and other vague charges relating to a short-lived human rights organization they set up in 2013. None of the alleged "crimes" listed in the ...
Margo Price is emerging as one of the most outspoken artists in country music, and she doesn't hold back in a new interview, sharing her thoughts about gun control, President Trump and her support for the "amazing" rising tide of women demanding equal rights. Price recently released her sophomore ...


 

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