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"women's rights Are human rights," the title of a poster exhibit at Massachusetts College of Art and design, comes from a speech Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, then First Lady of the United States, gave to the United Nations Fourth ...
The European Parliament is set to announce this year's winner of the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize. The winner of the prize, which is named after Soviet physicist and dissident Andrei Sakharov, will be named in Strasbourg at 12 p.m.

Austin -- Abortion rights advocates made a final push Wednesday against proposed state rules that would require abortion providers to cremate or...
Documentary criticised as unbalanced and cinema cancels screening worried it could be 'potentially damaging to our credibility'
They say one never forgets a face. One face hundreds of millions of people will never forget is that of 12-year-old Sharbat Gula. Captured by National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry in a refugee camp in 1984, her piercing green eyes captivated ...

The U.S. has deployed its diplomats and tens of millions of dollars to try to block Anti-Gay laws, punish countries that enacted them, and tie U.S.
But the plaintiffs' lawyers come from the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative nonprofit organization that is elsewhere suing the federal government to stop it from protecting transgender students' rights. The discrimination noted in the lawsuit ...
This week, the Standing Rock Sioux called on the Department of Justice to investigate state and local authorities for civil rights violations during protests over the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. But North Dakota authorities are refuting the ...
The Lummi and other tribes successfully argued that a proposed coal port at Cherry Point in Northwest Washington would jeopardize their treaty-protected fishing rights. The U.S. Corps of Engineers agreed and declined to issue a permit for the project.
We checked in this week with the Virginia Department of Transportation and Arlington on the prospect of air rights after seeing this note on the website of Virginia's Office of Public Private Partnerships: "In late July 2016, VDOT determined further ...
Nearly 130 people were arrested last weekend while fighting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe is calling for the federal government to intervene.
Since Beijing first joined the council in 2014, Xi's administration has launched a nationwide crackdown on nongovernmental groups, activists, and rights lawyers, detaining more than 300 people nationwide and sentencing lawyers and other campaigners to ...
But many gun rights advocates say they fear she will reopen the door for cities and states to ban private ownership of handguns, pointing to her repeated comments questioning a key US Supreme Court decision on gun ownership.
Tottenham Hotspur have held talks with Uber about a naming-rights package for the club's new stadium but a deal with the taxi giant remains unlikely, according to Squawka.
We are proud that today's vote brings our abortion regulations in line with the rights protected by the Constitution," Gail Deady, The Secular Society women's rights Legal Fellow at the ACLU of Virginia, said in a statement of Monday's decision ...

The inbound upper level of the George Washington Bridge was closed by an immigrant rights protest on Wednesday morning, snarling traffic on one of the region's most important crossings at the height of rush hour.
A secret ballot vote at the UN General Assembly on Friday will select the 14 members of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), or a third of its 47 members.
A U.N. expert says junk food is a human rights concern. Hilal Elver, the U.N.'s special representative on the right to food, said Tuesday the rise of industrial food production combined with trade liberalization has allowed large Corporations to flood ...
To combat the possibility of voter intimidation, especially during the first presidential election following the 2013 Supreme Court curtailment of the Voting rights Act, many voting rights groups are stepping up to make sure the election goes smoothly ...
During a five-day investigation in the city from October 4 to 9, 2016, Human Rights Watch collected the names of 69 civilians, including 19 children, killed by improvised mines in schools, homes, and on roads during and after the fighting over control ...
At this stage the industry faces two related problems: (1) limited demand for litigation finance investments among major asset managers, and (2) limited willingness by many attorneys and plaintiffs to sell the most lucrative case rights. There are ...
That strategy came under attack Tuesday from an independent U.N. human rights expert, Philip Alston, who called the decision to skirt legal responsibility "a disgrace.
"We want you to help us." This was the message a Gambian human rights activist delivered to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' rights at a Gambia-focused panel discussion in Banjul, Gambia's capital, on Friday. The African Commission's ...
In a question-and-answer session, Keyssar - who is currently teaching the HKS course "Voting rights and Electoral Policies" - discussed the history of such rights, the potential impact of restrictions at the polls in November, and what can be done to ...
U.S. authorities overseeing the war against the Islamic State in Syria have failed to respond to evidence of hundreds of civilian casualties resulting from coalition airstrikes and potential violations of the laws of war, according to a startling new ...
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Selfies have become so ingrained in our society that we snap pics virtually anytime and anyplace. But there's one place lawmakers want you to keep your cameras away from: your marked election ballot.
The Walters Group last month sold water rights to developer Discovery Land Co. for its new golf course in Summerlin. The roughly $2.4 million sale gives Discovery the rights to 198 acre-feet of water per year, Clark County records show, or more than 64 ...
In 2013, when Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. issued the most far-reaching Supreme Court decision on voting rights in the 21st century, he finally succeeded in gutting a civil rights law he has been fighting his entire career. For three decades, Roberts ...
A cinema in Melbourne has cancelled a scheduled screening of so-called "sexist" film, The Red Pill, after an online petition demanded the screening be canned.
Foxtel, walking what counsel for the music studios called an "extremely elegant" fine line, attempted to balance its interests as an ISP in this case with its stance as a rights holder in the other piracy site-blocking case between Foxtel/Roadshow and ...
Russia's seat on the UN Human Rights Council is under threat due to its support of the Syrian government's air campaign in Aleppo.
New York City - The New York City-based FBI team investigating if police violated the civil rights of Eric Garner has been replaced by a Washington-D.
The political row over whether human rights law can be extended to the battlefield will be reopened this week in a supreme court case over the legality of detaining a Taliban suspect in Afghanistan.
Amanda Marcotte met with Dale Ho, director of the ACLU's Voting rights Project, to discuss the issue of voter suppression and how it pertains to the 2016 election.
Kenya has taken a step forward in stemming rampant abuses by security forces. The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR), a constitutionally mandated body, today started investigating how insecurity has affected human rights in the ...
Trump Jr., on Maine campaign swing, vows protection for 2nd Amendment rights. In an appearance at a gun shop in Gray, the son of the Republican nominee assures voters that his father will stand up for their constitutional right to bear arms.
For the progressives, who once dominated the field, human rights represent the culmination of humankind's capacity for moral advancement, an apotheosis that coheres in the post-Second World War remaking of international order.
A human rights group said Tuesday that Turkish police have tortured or abused detainees following the failed coup attempt in July, a claim that Turkish officials deny.
"The demands of rights activists to purge Russia from the UN Human Rights Council is a humanitarian farce and a speculation with use of politics and sanctions," a member of the State Duma Committee for International Affairs, Adalbi Shkhagoshev, told ...
Robinson runs Color of Change, the nation's largest online civil rights organization, and he was taking an hour out of a grueling convention schedule (panels, parties) to tape an episode of a political reality show.
Easterling's defense attorney's called into question if the Miranda rights were read to Easterling before he spoke with detectives.
Since 2011, however, when Republican state leaders toughened the restrictions on felon voting rights, just 2,339 ex-felons have had that right restored, the lowest annual numbers in nearly two decades, according to state data reviewed by Reuters.
As the presidential election draws near, a particular issue has come to the forefront of the political debate over abortion: when do natural rights vest? The man-made right to drive a car vests at 16. The right to drink alcohol vests in most states at ...
(BARTELLA, Iraq) - Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State (ISIS) positions outside Mosul on Monday as fighting to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week.
women's rights do not equal abortion rights: #ImNOTWithHer. By Jessica Mason, contributor. Getty Images. Pro-Life.
Join us at 6:30 p.m. (E.D.T.) on Tuesday, Oct. 25, as four New York Times journalists discuss gun control and gun rights: Andrew Rosenthal and Charles M. Blow, two Op-Ed columnists; Francis X. Cline, a member of the editor board; and Terry Tang, a ...
The Brennan Center for Justice has identified 14 states that have passed laws limiting voting rights in 2016, including the implementation of voter ID laws, reduced voting hours and making it harder to register to vote.
The appeal has been submitted ahead of elections to the UN's human rights body that are scheduled for Friday. The UN General Assembly in New York will be selecting members to fill 14 seats, with Russia, Hungary and Croatia running for two seats ...


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