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Make Rules on Rights Binding for Businesses

Human Rights Watch - ‎7 hours ago‎
(Geneva)—Delegates at the 2016 International Labour Conference should initiate a process to develop a binding, international convention to protect human rights in global supply chains, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Governments ...
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Computers could develop consciousness and may need 'human' rights, says Oxford professor - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Advances in artificial intelligence could lead to computers and smartphones developing consciousness and they may need to be given 'human' rights, an expert has claimed. Marcus du Sautoy, who took over from Richard Dawkins as Professor for the Public ...
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UK arms sales to countries with 'dubious human rights' rise to £3bn

The Independent - ‎19 hours ago‎
The UK arms sales to governments listed by the Foreign Office as having dubious human rights records has increased to £3 billion.

BHRC member seeks amendment in Human Rights Act to ensure subjects in the State List are dealt with

Firstpost - ‎1 hour ago‎
Patna: Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) member Neelmani on Monday shot off a letter to the Central government to bring suitable amendments to Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993 to ensure that subjects relating to "State List" are ...

Human Rights Commission investigating murder of Mon villagers

Mizzima News - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) said it is investigating the 8 March murder of two villagers allegedly shot by a Myanmar Army officer in Ma Gyi Chaung Wa Village, southern Ye Township, Mon State.

'Legal cannabis cultivation would boost human rights' – study - ‎3 hours ago‎
Legalising cannabis production would have benefits for public health and human rights, according to a study commissioned by Dutch local authorities.

FCR in FATA: a violation of human rights

Daily Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
FCR in FATA: a violation of human rights. The FCR state that three basic rights are not applicable to the residents of FATA: citizens are deprived of appeal, wakeel and daleel.
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Gambia: Amnesty International raises alarm over Gambia's human rights abuses

Freedom Newspaper - ‎17 hours ago‎
Amnesty International on Saturday raised alarm over the human rights situation in Gambia, saying that it is dangerously deteriorating.

A treaty to protect the rights of older people is long overdue!

Open Democracy - ‎3 hours ago‎
The former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, decried “the limited and fragmented response” of states to the plight of older people.
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Argentina's last dictator convicted of human rights crimes

Irish Times - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Argentina's last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced to prison for human rights crimes committed during the Operation Condor conspiracy to hunt down dissidents across South America and beyond.

Barbara Kay: A testimony to Canada's human rights superstar

National Post - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Is there a Nobel Peace Prize in the near future for former Liberal Justice Minister and human-rights luminary Irwin Cotler?

Russian presidential human rights council starts visit to North Caucasian republics

TASS - ‎13 hours ago‎
According to the information published on the official website of the Council, human rights activists will visit Dagestan on May 30-31.

Côte d'Ivoire: Simone Gbagbo Trial Begins

Human Rights Watch - ‎1 hour ago‎
Human rights groups acting on behalf of victims have refused to participate in Simone Gbagbo's trial, scheduled to begin on May 31, 2016.

Include human rights in school curriculum: Activist

The Hindu - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Winner of Human Rights Award of Amnesty International - Germany, Henry Tiphagne on Friday stressed the importance of introducing human rights education in schools as a step towards building egalitarian society. He was addressing a two-day orientation ...
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Confronting North Korea: Emphasize Security To Advance Human Rights

Forbes - ‎May 27, 2016‎
North Korea is a multilateral conundrum, challenging the U.S., China, and numerous countries in between. Despite enduring decades of confrontation and isolation, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea continues to accelerate nuclear development, ...

Wife Beating: The divide line between cultural and human rights

Pravda - ‎20 hours ago‎
In Pakistan, the Council of Islamic Ideology stated this week that it was acceptable for a husband to hit his wife if she refuses his commands and if she refuses to dress as he tells her, and that it was "un-Islamic" for a woman to leave an abusive ...
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Dispatches: Protecting the Rights of Afghans in Pakistan

Human Rights Watch - ‎May 28, 2016‎
But Afghans in Pakistan have experienced a sharp increase in hostility since the so-called Pakistani Taliban, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar on December 16, 2014, killing 145 people, including 132 children.

Human rights monitor blasts new Greek migrant centers

The Daily Star - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Human rights monitor blasts new Greek migrant centers. Migrants sit inside a new refugees camp in an abandoned factory in Kalohori, a west suburb of Thessaloniki on 27 May, 2016.
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Lawmakers say Obama's actions in Vietnam ignore human rights abuses

National Catholic Reporter - ‎May 27, 2016‎
"Vietnam would have offered the U.S. Navy port access without condition, given China's advances in the South China Sea," said Smith, who is chairman of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International ...