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In March, the UAE detained Ahmed Mansoor, an award-winning human rights activist, who had for years defended and spoken out on behalf of people the UAE was arbitrarily detaining or rounding up in its routine crackdowns on dissent. Mansoor is facing speech-related charges that include using social ...
"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 ...

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 ...
(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 ...
(Beirut) - Bahrain continued its downward spiral on human rights during 2017 as the government harassed, intimidated, imprisoned, and prosecuted human rights defenders and their relatives on charges that should have never been brought, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report ...
(New York, January 18, 2018) - Bangladesh authorities failed to respond to repeated and serious allegations of secret detentions, enforced disappearances, and extrajudicial killings, denying the abuses instead of holding perpetrators accountable, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2018.

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 ...
"Despite alarming statistics on domestic violence, the Armenian government hasn't done enough to protect and support survivors," said Giorgi Gogia, South Caucasus director at Human Rights Watch. "The recent law on family violence is a step forward, but the government still has a long way to go to ...
The Australian government must act on the "serious shortcomings" in its human rights record if it wants to be a credible leader on the global stage, Human Rights Watch has said in its annual world report. The Australian chapter of the HRW world review said that despite a strong tradition of protecting civil ...
"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 ...
But the brutal tactics used by French police to prevent the re-emergence of another "Jungle", as the demolished camp was nicknamed, risk tarnishing the image of a country that sees itself as a beacon of human rights. Several migrants told AFP they had repeatedly been woken in the woods around Calais ...
A Labour amendment, tabled in the name of Jeremy Corbyn, sought to retain the provisions in the Charter but was voted down by 317 votes to 299. The EU Withdrawal Bill, which is currently in its report stage in the House of Commons, will transfer all existing EU law into UK law when Britain leaves the EU ...
The targets included Sadegh Amoli Larijani, the powerful head of Iran's Judiciary, who was blacklisted for "for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses against persons in Iran or Iranian citizens or residents." Sanctioned, too, were institutions like Iran's ...
The human rights Commission has asked Durban's Equality Court to find Edward Zuma guilty of hate speech and order him to pay a fine of R100 000 to a suitable non-governmental organisation. The complaint laid by the HRC has its foundations in an "open letter" President Jacob Zuma's son wrote last ...
Tonga's human rights record is under scrutiny as part of the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review process. Several countries on the council called for Tonga to upscale efforts to ratify the Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against women, known as CEDAW.
The kingdom's human rights record is under scrutiny this week at the UN Human Rights Council, part of the Universal Periodic Review of member countries. Tonga was commended for bringing in new laws since its last review five years ago to boost child protection and literacy rates. Many countries at the ...
In December 2017 Human Rights Watch released a report on the health risks of Lebanon's waste management crisis. We found that the open burning of solid waste at more than 150 dumps across the country poses serious health risks to nearby residents and that the authorities' inaction to end this open ...

Masked men have torched the offices of a prominent human rights organisation in Ingushetia in southern Russia, days after the head of its operations in neighbouring Chechnya was arrested on hotly disputed drug charges. Memorial, Russia's oldest human rights group, published photographs of its ...
"The rule of law is under pressure, human rights are undermined and the city appears no closer to democracy." Ashdown said the city's judiciary remained objective, but he added: "The independence of officials at the Department for Justice is in doubt." Several high-profile prosecutions in the past two years ...
(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 ...
As protesters march in Iran, the U.S. government has emerged as a brave champion of human rights. "The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years," noted Donald Trump on twitter. Mike Pence saluted them for "rising up to demand freedom and opportunity" and endorsed their ...
U.N. human rights Chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein has condemned the recent escalation of fighting in Eastern Ghouta in Syria, causing scores of civilian deaths and injuries. The U.N. human rights office says 85 civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed and at least 183 injured in the besieged ...
The Virginia Beach human rights Commission is accepting award nominations for noteworthy individuals and groups who help understanding of cultural diversity and advocate for the human rights of local residents. The awards committee will evaluate nominees based on community involvement, ...
Mr Ai, a prominent artist and activist who was tortured by Chinese police before fleeing to Germany, told Europe 1 radio: "Mr Macron did not publicly speak out against China's human rights record for a simple reason: he was on a business trip. "But any leader with respect for the history of humanity has a ...
The document, published by he U.N. human rights Office, raises concerns over the prosecution of human rights activists "for allegations mainly related to a person's right to express his opinion," citing two cases in which a journalist and a social media user were sentenced to three years in prison over ...
He added that the United States would be "watching very closely for human rights violations!" The president's pronouncements have been valuable in emphasizing the importance of human rights in Iran. They also mark something of a departure for an administration that has only episodically expressed ...
A 60-year-old human rights activist in Chechnya faces up to 10 years in prison on drug possession charges that critics have said were trumped up by officials as revenge for his reports on rights abuses. Oyub Titiev, the office director at the Memorial human rights Centre in the southern Russian republic, ...
"Alleged infringements of the right to equality comprised an overwhelming majority of the complaints received by the Commission‚" the commission said in its 2015/15 report. "Alleged discrimination on the basis of race‚ disability and ethnic or social origin constitute the most common grounds of unfair ...
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 president and other state institutions are being pressured by international NGO, Human Rights Watch, to take "necessary steps" to amend ... adults of the same sex are not considered a misdemeanor and not punishable by law," human rights Watch said in a report to be released in Accra on Monday.
The coalition named Cebu For human rights (C4HR) was formally launched on Tuesday in the presence of representatives from the academe, students ... human rights lawyer Democrito Barcenas, one of the C4HR's convenors, said Filipinos must not remain mum amid all the killings and other abuses that ...
Here's The New Justice Secretary's human rights Record. By Liz Matthews. 9th January 2018. 38 Shares. It's been a busy return to work for Theresa may's ... as well as previously being the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. What is his record on human rights like though? Let's take a look at his history on some of ...
human rights activists in Iran have raised concerns about mass arrests during the country's largest protests in nearly a decade after at least three demonstrators died in a notorious Tehran jail. Two members of the Iranian parliament close to the reformist camp confirmed on Monday that one detainee, Sina ...
Medallion that includes the words 'Special Operations Division' with an image of Darth Vader over the globe on one side, and the words 'Drug Enforcement Administration' and the DEA logo on the other side. The item was shown to a Human Rights Watch researcher by a former member of the Justice ...
As PM Theresa May puts the finishing touches to her new cabinet, we've been taking a look at some of the new key players for our human rights in 2018. Housing is set to be a big issue for the UK this year, and one which touches closely on plenty of areas which affect our human rights. So, we've decided to ...
New York City--Human Rights First today announced that Alexi Ashe Meyers, former prosecutor and a lawyer with Sanctuary for Families, has joined its distinguished board of directors. "Alexi is a talented lawyer and a fierce advocate for victims of gender-based violence. At a time when there is increased ...
This morning, Chechen authorities arrested activist Oyub Titiev, who works as the Chechnya office director at a leading Russian rights group, Memorial human rights Center. Titiev, born 1957, took over for Memorial in Chechnya after the kidnapping and murder of his colleague, Natalia Estemirova in 2009.
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 ...
Kuwait: The parliament's human rights committee will start receiving grievances online through the its e-mail address (human.rightss@kna.kw), panel chairman MP Adel Al-Damkhi announced yesterday. This measure will help facilitate communication with the committee to file in various complaints with ...
Sweeping powers to water down human rights and equalities laws would be handed to the government by Brexit legislation to be debated this week, MPs have been warned. Ministers are poised to grab the ability to rewrite the likes of the Equality Act and the modern slavery Act at the request of a foreign ...
Brian Doolan, who is now in his 70s, was a prolific legal author and academic during the decades before he was uncovered as a sex offender. He was convicted in 2016 of raping and sexually abusing his nephew Stephen Kershaw. After pleading not guilty to 44 charges of sexual abuse, including 11 of ...
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to France must have disappointed many of Turkey's dissidents, who assumed that a European leader would raise the issues of deteriorating human rights and freedoms. Indeed, ahead of the visit Macron raised such expectations by expressing his concerns about ...
On Dec. 21, President Trump sanctioned 52 human rights archvillains under the Global Magnitsky human rights Accountability Act (GMHRAA). It empowers the president to deny visas and freeze the assets of foreign officials complicit in extrajudicial killings, torture or other gross violations of internationally ...
New Zealanders who think selling golliwogs is OK "need a wake-up call", the human rights Commission says. A Waiheke Island gift shop-owner faced backlash at the weekend after claiming golliwog dolls she sells are an "English thing" and aren't racist. Kat, who declined to give her last name, told Stuff ...
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A few days ago ex-Muslim activist Ali Rizvi wrote on facebook, "Identity politics infects both sides. Nationalism, 'Judeo-Christian' values, white identitarianism, birtherism, the idea that kneeling during the anthem is treason--I'm coming to think that this identity politics of the right might just be a little bit more ...
R.Venkata Rao, Vice Chancellor of the National Law school of India University, Bangalore, has said. Dr Rao was inaugurating an international seminar on 'Realisation of human rights in a globalised world' at the elite Auditorium in Thiruvalla on Friday. The seminar is being organised by the Department of ...
The declared intention of the UN High Commissioner for human rights HH Prince Zeid not to seek another term at the end of his first term of office in August 2018 did not take many by surprise since it coincided with signals from several quarters including some of the major power brokers in the UN system ...
An open letter to the New Hampshire government: I have concerns about the way sexual orientation, retaliation, race and religious discrimination, etc., are handled in this state. It appears that the human rights Commission is severely understaffed to the point that it can take three years to simply write a ...
Jeddah: Persecution of the Rohingya minority of Myanmar represents one of the worst examples of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, the Independent Permanent human rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said after a fact-finding mission to ...


 

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