Human Rights

Turkey: Constitutional Court concludes locals’ right to a fair trial was violated in legal struggle against wind power project – Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
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“Constitutional Court says locals’ right to a fair trial is violated”, 20 Nov 2020 The Constitutional Court has pronounced its verdict regarding the legal struggle waged by the locals against the Wind Power Plant (WPP) to be built in Karaburun, İzmir and the positive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report issued for the project by the […]

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Buganda Kingdom condemns human rights abuse in Bobi Wine demos
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Buganda Kingdom has urged government to respect human rights in their efforts to contain the protests which have rocked major towns in the country since Wednesday. In a press conference held at Bulange, Mengo, Buganda premier, Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga urged government and security forces to stop acts that may lead the country into anarchy, […]

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Trump sanctions Iranian officials, organizations for human rights abuses on anniversary of deadly crackdown on protests
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The Trump administration on Wednesday announced sanctions on senior Iranian officials and prominent organizations connected to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei over their roles in the deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters last year. The sanctions announced Wednesday target three senior Iranian officials, a so-called charitable organization related to Iran’s supreme leader and dozens of other individuals and entities that […]

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Ensuring renewable energy empowers Africa – Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
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Renewable energy is coming to Africa, and it is welcome. In 2019, it was estimated that 580 million people across the continent did not have access to electricity, a scarcity in need of redress. As the continent most vulnerable to climate change, despite having least contributed to the crisis, the importance of Africa’s energy generation […]

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Human rights complaint filed against BMO, VPD by Indigenous man and granddaughter handcuffed at bank | CBC News
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Human rights complaint filed against BMO, VPD by Indigenous man and granddaughter handcuffed at bank Lawyers for Maxwell Johnson have released the transcript of a 911 call and a redacted Vancouver police report that they say show evidence of systemic racism after Johnson and his granddaughter were arrested in December while trying to open a […]

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Human Rights Campaign Readies for Sweeping LGBT Agenda with Biden
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LGBT advocacy and political lobbying group the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has created a “Blueprint for Positive Change” to guide its anticipated Biden administration through 85 policy recommendations that it says will undo the “damage” done by President Donald Trump. HRC states in its “blueprint” that Biden could enact some of its policy recommendations fairly […]

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Will a Biden-Harris administration confront Modi on human rights? | India | Al Jazeera
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Hours after Joe Biden was declared president-elect of the United States, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Democratic leader on his “spectacular victory”. Modi also reached out to Biden’s Vice President Kamala Harris, reminding the VP-elect of her Indian ancestry, she was born to a Jamaican father and Indian mother, both of whom had […]

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Egypt Arrests Human Rights Leader, Continuing Crackdown on Dissent – The New York Times
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Mr. Basheer and Mr. Ennarah are being held for 15 days on terrorism-related charges, which the group said included accusations of joining a terrorist organization and spreading false information. Egyptian government prosecutors added them as defendants to a case against prominent activists, human rights lawyers and journalists that was already underway. The group called Mr. […]

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UN Live United Nations Web TV – Live Now – Plenary Room – Forum on Business and Human Rights 2020
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Breaking the Silos: Pathways to More Integrated Programming, Funding and Implementation. Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General and the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly. Guest: President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Ambassador Munir Akram. This content was originally published here.

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‘Snakes tried to occupy anthill, they will retaliate’: While media calls him a ‘human rights activist’, Varavara Rao justified a massacre by Maoists
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— Consider reading the article ‘Snakes tried to occupy anthill, they will retaliate’: While media calls him a ‘human rights activist’, Varavara Rao justified a massacre by Maoists on OpIndia website — The Left has been up-in-arms about ‘poet’ Varavara Rao, who happens to be 81-years-old, not getting bail from the High Court. Rao has […]

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