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A border mayor's paramilitary security team and Mexican marines were behind the disappearance and murder of four people, including three American siblings, the government's National human rights Commission said Thursday. Investigators determined that city officials in Matamoros, marines, and state ...
While disappointing, it was hardly a surprise that the White House talks on Tuesday between U.S. President Donald Trump and his counterpart from Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, barely featured human rights. Trump is better known for hosting and praising authoritarian leaders than pressing them on ...
(New York) - Thailand's government took no significant steps to restore democratic rule and basic freedoms in 2017, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. The military junta's adoption of a national human rights agenda and repeated assurances that it would hold elections for a civilian ...
Member states participating in a U.N. review of Burundi's human rights record have accused the central African government of wide-scale abuse, including extrajudicial killings, torture, sexual violence and repression of the freedom of expression. This is the third time Burundi has been examined under the ...
Last month, The Philippines handed over the chairmanship of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission of human rights (AICHR) to Singapore. Immediately, Singapore's representative to the AICHR, Shashi Jayakumar, vowed to take an active role in protecting human rights within the Southeast Asian ...

The #MeToo movement has drawn attention to workplace sexual harassment in recent months, and college activists have been pushing for years for their campuses to do better at preventing and responding to sexual assault, drawing in large part on their rights under Title IX. But little attention has been ...
(New York, January 18, 2018) -The Chinese government under the leadership of President Xi Jinping expanded its sustained offensive against human rights both at home and abroad in 2017, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. The death of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu ...
"Qatar could have retrenched into authoritarianism in the face of a political crisis but instead has responded to a breakdown in neighborly relations by raising the bar on human rights standards in the gulf," said Belkis Wille, senior Qatar researcher at Human Rights Watch. "Implementing its commitments to ...
A prominent human rights group has accused Donald Trump of encouraging the rise of oppressive leaders around the world. In its annual report analyzing the state of human rights across the globe, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned that the surge of authoritarian populists seems increasingly inevitable ...
The religious and conscience division will be part of the HHS Office for civil rights, which enforces federal Anti-Discrimination and privacy laws. Officials said it will focus on upholding protections already part of federal law. Violations can result in a service provider losing government funding. No new efforts ...
"For the last year, Kyiv has been treating its human rights obligation as though they were optional," said Tanya Cooper, Ukraine researcher at Human Rights Watch. "The authorities are carrying out some deeply undemocratic practices and proposing new laws that that undermine Ukrainians' fundamental ...
(Washington, DC) - The first year of US president Donald Trump's administration was marked by a sharp regression in government efforts to protect and promote a range of human rights, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. The Trump administration made policy changes that have ...
Titiyev's colleagues in Memorial's Moscow headquarters sounded the alarm instantly and contacted the Russian human rights commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova and Mikhail Fedotov, chairman of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human rights. Fedotov called on Russian investigative authority ...
A U.N. report on human rights abuses has accused Saudi Arabia's coalition airstrikes for causing extensive damage in Yemen. Since the beginning of the war in 2015, at least 10,000 people have been killed in the region. RELATED: Pentagon Admits to Carrying Out 'Multiple Ground Missions' in Yemen.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American leader of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. King is remembered for his non-violent protests against the unequal treatment of African-Americans. His actions led to equal rights laws for all people. In addition to being an activist, King was a scholar and religious ...
civil rights attorney Frankie Muse Freeman is interviewed before a dinner honoring her 100th birthday hosted by the St. Louis City NAACP at the St. Louis Marriott Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Freeman, the first woman appointed to the US Commission on Civil rights, was the ...

The F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter, as seen at the International civil rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, N.C., part of the new U.S. Civil rights Trail. ... "Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the ...
Among others, the Equality and human rights Commission (EHRC), Amnesty International, Liberty, the Fawcett Society and National Aids Trust warn that the bill, which is returning to the House of Commons on 16 January, "will not protect people's rights in the UK as the government promised". They say: ...
Responding to President Donald Trump's reported "s---hole countries" comment in an Oval Office meeting on immigration, Democratic Rep. John Lewis, a leader in the civil rights movement who marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said he thinks the president "is a racist." "George, I don't think ...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died. Fourteen states stretching from Kansas to ...
(Amsterdam) - "Where Do I Stand?" is the theme of the sixth edition of the human rights Weekend in De Balie, Amsterdam, from February 2 to 4, 2018. Human Rights Watch, De Balie and partners invite participants to reflect on these questions: What is your opinion on important human rights issues of our ...
A civil rights icon who also served as Ambassador to the United Nations spoke to News 4 about disparaging comments President Donald Trump reportedly made about Haiti and African countries. During a meeting with several senators in the Oval Office, President Trump reportedly questioned why the US ...
facebook head of music business development and partnerships Tamara Hrivnak--who joined the social network last January, after serving as director of music partnerships at YouTube--announced in a blog post that Facebook reached agreements with Global Music rights, SESAC's HFA/Rumblefish ...
He wrote antitrust legislation and shepherded two difficult and important bills onto the books -- the Noise pollution Control Act of 1972 and the 1975 extension and expansion of the landmark Voting rights Act. He played a leading role in keeping the United States from getting involved in the civil war in ...
The resolution adopted Thursday toward the end of an hourslong regular council meeting that "encourages the creation of a process" to review any city investments or contracts involving businesses whose violate human and civil rights. The council later noted in a news release summarizing its Thursday ...
For many, 2017 was a time of historic support for the rights of LGBTQ people. But, The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, says more can be done to improve equality in Arkansans. On Wednesday, the group released its annual ...
(New York) - The Indian government's mandatory biometric identification project, Aadhaar, could lead to millions of people being denied access to essential services and benefits in violation of their human rights, Amnesty International India and Human Rights Watch said today. The large-scale collection of ...
Human Rights Watch spoke with 12 survivors of severe domestic abuse in Armenia. The women said their husbands or male partners punched and kicked them, raped them, struck them with furniture and other objects, confined them in their homes, stalked them, and threatened or attempted to kill them with ...
It's not just one or two outliers who hold views that human rights are important and that Palestinian lives matter, [...] We're showing up with hundreds of people in the middle of the day on a Monday," Tabitha Mustafa told Mondoweiss. This major victory comes in the midst of an intense Israeli sponsored attack ...
Invisibility and stigma go hand in hand. "Coming out" became a central part of the gay liberation movement in the United States and Europe from the 1960s, a strategy adopted as a prerequisite for claiming rights. And in the late 1980s, in response to the AIDS crisis, ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash ...
Formula One will provide Spanish broadcasters Movistar+ with exclusive digital rights to cover all F1 grands prix in an extended TV partnership that will run until 2020. Movistar+ has held Spain's TV rights for F1 since 2014 and will continue to broadcast every practice, qualifying and race live for the next three years in its ...
"These are shocking and shameful comments from the president of the United States," said Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for human rights. "I'm sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist." "You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as 'shitholes' whose ...
Tom Houck runs a three-hour in-depth civil rights tour in Atlanta. It's one of several across the South. - Renata Sago/Marketplace. Tom Houck leaned toward a window at the front of his coach bus and pointed to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site on Atlanta's historic Auburn Avenue.
Edgar Ray Killen, the former Klansman who was sentenced to a 60-year prison term in 2005 for arranging the murders of three young civil rights workers outside Philadelphia, Miss., during the Freedom Summer drive to register black voters in the South in 1964, died in prison on Thursday night in Parchman ...
12 January 2018 - The United Nations human rights office on Friday called on the authorities in Tunisia to ensure that protestors are not arrested in an arbitrary manner, and that all those detained are treated with full respect for their due process rights and other fundamental guarantees. "We are closely watching the ...
10 January 2018 - The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday condemned an upsurge in civilian casualties in Eastern Ghouta in Syria amid the recent escalation in airstrikes and ground-based attacks by government forces and their allies, noting that at least 85 civilians have been killed since 31 December.
Restoring rights top feat, says governor ... But it was the restoration of civil rights to felons that he said was his "proudest moment." McAuliffe tried to restore rights to more than 200,000 felons with an executive order, but Republicans successfully challenged him in the state Supreme Court. He then ...
If confirmed as head of the Office for civil rights, Marcus will control the implementation of federal education policy intended to protect vulnerable student groups from discrimination. He will have the power to manage civil rights investigations and to determine their outcomes. He will have the power to ...
JONATHAN HAFETZ: This case raises fundamental questions about the government's ability to detain American citizens and the rights of American citizens to ensure the basic protections of the Constitution. MCEVERS: OK, so the ACLU's taken up the case, and I understand they brought it to federal court in ...
The United States, European representatives, and human rights groups in Russia and abroad have condemned the detention of a leading activist in Chechnya on narcotics charges and called for his immediate release. The U.S. state Department said on January 10 that it was "troubled" by the reported ...
police in Chechnya have arbitrarily arrested Oyub Titiev, head of the local office of Memorial, Russia's leading human rights organization, on bogus drug possession charges, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Front Line Defenders, FIDH and the World Organisation Against torture in the ...
With the help of CELDF, residents have successfully fought off the project for the past six years, initially by adopting a local ordinance that granted residents the right to self-government, and granted legal rights to nature. In its ruling last week, the court called CELDF's legal tactics "implausible." ...
The UN has painted a grim picture of the human rights situation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), raising concern over the torture of prisoners, injustice against foreign workers and discrimination of women in the gulf state. A report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human rights (OHCHR) ...
The Inter-American Court of human rights has ruled that same-sex marriages should be recognised. The court's rulings apply to countries which have signed the American Convention on Human rights. Some of the signatories already recognise same-sex marriages while others recognise same-sex civil ...
Reclaiming a name is just one way a growing movement for transgender rights is asserting itself in Pakistan. It has succeeded by appealing to a shared cultural and religious background with mainstream Pakistanis, and won sympathy and backing from important human rights activists, legislators and even ...
(Beirut) - Saudi authorities have held a prominent cleric for four months without charging or questioning him, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities detained the cleric, Salman al-Awda, on September 7, 2017, and later imposed arbitrary travel bans on members of al-Awda's immediate family.
Amazon plans to bid for the rights to stream Premier League matches in the UK next month, when the auction for the rights begins, Bloomberg reports. During the last Premier League rights auction in 2015, UK pay-TV broadcasters Sky and BT paid a combined £5.1 billion ($6.9 billion) for the TV rights over three seasons.
(Accra) - Ghanaians who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) suffer widespread discrimination and abuse both in public and in family settings, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. While some Ghanaian officials have publicly called for an end to violence based on sexual ...
In the United Nations system, however, the big prize is still out there: the United Nations Human Rights Council. In coming weeks, before the Council's winter session opens in late February and runs through March, Trump and his UN envoy and enforcer, Nikki Haley, are likely to take renewed aim at that ...


 

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