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Tanzania: Human Rights Abuses Remain Rampant

AllAfrica.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
HUMAN Rights Education (HRE) trainers here have been advised to focus on educating and helping members of the community to refrain from all elements of human rights abuse. The advice was given at a workshop that brought together over 100 trainers ...
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Poppi Worthington's father 'needs human rights protected at inquest'

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
A father who a judge ruled probably sexually assaulted his daughter shortly before her death needs his human rights protected when he gives evidence at her inquest, a court heard.
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Four Corners: NT youth detention treatment may breach two human rights conventions, UNHCHR says

ABC Online - ‎20 hours ago‎
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) says he is "shocked" by the footage released by Four Corners of the alleged human rights abuse at the Don Dale child detention centre in the Northern Territory.

Teachers, students and the left rally to raise human rights concerns

Buenos Aires Herald - ‎20 hours ago‎
Peña Nieto visits Argentina with his own country facing a mounting human rights crisis, and it was clear under the bright sun and milder July temperatures that the Mexican government's failure to curb widespread abuses that have occurred during that ...

Defeating terrorism is not about abandoning human rights for the sake of expediency

Irish Independent - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
States, including Ireland, made torture a special case under international law. Unlike other human rights, the ban on torture is absolute.
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Gambia: UN human rights office concerned over prison sentences of opposition party

UN News Centre - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
29 July 2016 - The United Nations human rights office today expressed concern over the three-year prison sentences handed down last week to 30 members of the main opposition party in Gambia, including its leader Ousainou Darboe, following their ...
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US Green Party Leader: Clinton Doesn't Care About Palestinian Human Rights

Haaretz - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
U.S. Green Party Leader: Clinton Doesn't Care About Palestinian Human Rights. Presidential candidate Jill Stein, the woman now heading the Bernie Sanders revolution, condemns damage being done by 'war hawk' Sheldon Adelson and says U.S.

UN Human Rights Council Adopts an Historic Resolution

Human Rights First (blog) - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Human rights activists around the world are boldly demanding equality for everyone. They have pushed for the recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people from governments, the United Nations, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, ...
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Indonesia: Gen. Wiranto's appointment shows contempt for human rights

Amnesty International - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo's decision to make Gen. Wiranto Indonesia's most powerful security official a mere day after Indonesia ordered the execution of 14 death row prisoners shows contempt for human rights, Amnesty International said today.

World's largest carbon producers face landmark human rights case

The Guardian - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
In a potential landmark legal case, the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR), a constitutional body with the power to investigate human rights violations, has sent 47 “carbon majors” including Shell, BP, Chevron, BHP Billiton and Anglo ...

UN names next special rapporteur on human rights in N. Korea

NK News - ‎20 hours ago‎
The UN has appointed Tomás Ojea Quintana as the next Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) ...
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Lebanon: Syrian Women at Risk of Sex Trafficking

Human Rights Watch - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
(Beirut) - Weaknesses and a lack of coordination in the Lebanese government's response to sex trafficking is putting women and girls at risk, Human Rights Watch said today, on the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. The government should enforce ...

Voices for Equality: Jamaica Pride 2016

Human Rights First (blog) - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
When visiting Jamaica in 2015, Human Rights First saw that civil society groups are creating a roadmap towards equality. By combating the legal and institutional structures of homophobia, providing direct services to LGBT people, and spearheading ...
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Thailand: Army Detains Referendum Critics

Human Rights Watch - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
The junta has ignored concerted calls from the United Nations and foreign governments for Thai authorities to respect people's rights to freely express their views on the draft constitution. The NCPO, chaired by Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha ...

Wiranto told to walk the talk on human rights

Jakarta Post - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Luhut had made progress by inviting rights activists, the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM), the police and the attorney general to discuss solutions, whether through judicial or non-judicial means, to solve the six cases, namely those ...
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Turkey: Media Shut Down, Journalists Detained

Human Rights Watch - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
“The government crackdown is on media outlets and journalists it accuses of being linked to the Fethullah Gülen movement, which it blames for the foiled military coup,” said Emma Sinclair-Webb, Turkey director at Human Rights Watch. “In the absence of ...

Argentina Human Rights Activists Celebrate 39 Years of Protest

teleSUR English - ‎21 hours ago‎
The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo announced they will continue to demand justice for those who disappeared during the dictatorship. The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo announced Thursday that they will celebrate 2,000 weeks of protest against human rights ...

Theresa May 'Should Keep Human Rights Act If Her Liberal Agenda Is Genuine,' Liberty's Martha Spurrier Says

Huffington Post UK - ‎2 hours ago‎
Five months ago, human rights barrister Martha Spurrier won a victory against the home secretary for mentally ill people imprisoned awaiting deportation.
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