Human Rights

Kerry: Protecting Planet ‘First and Foremost’ in Dealings with China, Not Human Rights, Life Is ‘Full of Tough Choices’
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During an interview with Bloomberg on Wednesday, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry responded to a question on how the U.S. trades off human rights concerns with concerns about climate change with China by stating that “life is always full of tough choices” and “first and foremost, this planet must be protected.” Host David Westin […]

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Joint Israel-UAE Mission Rescued Dozens of Afghan Women, Human Rights Activists From Kabul | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com
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Afghan evacuees arrive in the United Arab Emirates. Photo: Afra Al Hameli / Twitter screenshot International efforts to rescue vulnerable Afghans after the country’s takeover by the Taliban included the first-ever joint aid mission between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, almost one year after the two nations normalized ties. The operation brought 41 Kabul […]

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Martial law misinformation is everywhere. Scholars and human rights activists want to correct that
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Tomorrow marks the 49th anniversary of former President Ferdinand Marcos signing Proclamation No. 1081 on Sept. 21, 1972. In effect, this placed the country under martial law. Yep, it’s Sept. 21, not Sept. 22, or 17. With the national elections coming next year, misinformation is rampant on the internet and attempts at historical revisionism are […]

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Executive Order on Imposing Sanctions on Certain Persons With Respect to the Humanitarian and Human Rights Crisis in Ethiopia | The White House
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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 […]

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Muslim groups boycott Hilton over planned hotel on Uighur mosque | Human Rights News | Al Jazeera
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A group of more than 40 Muslim-American civil rights organisations in the United States announced on Thursday a campaign to boycott Hilton Worldwide over what they said is the corporation’s plan to construct a hotel on the site of a Uighur mosque bulldozed by authorities in China’s Xinjiang region. Speaking at a news conference held […]

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Trump administration alters and downplays human rights abuses in reports | US news | The Guardian
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The Trump administration has omitted or altered vital information about human rights – including torture, reproductive rights and persecution based on sexuality – from its annual assessments of human rights, a new report reveals. The state department’s annual reports have long been relied upon by governments, judges and lawyers – as well as the United […]

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UN human rights chief calls for reparations for slavery, colonialism
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Addressing an urgent debate on racism and police brutality at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet called on countries to examine their pasts and to strive to better understand the scope of continuing “systemic discrimination”.  She pointed to the “gratuitous brutality” on display in the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black […]

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Head of LGBTQ Human Rights Campaign Ousted for Helping Cuomo Discredit Victim
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The president of the nation’s most powerful LGBTQ lobbying organization was ousted Tuesday for helping disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) discredit one of his reported sexual assault victims. Statement from Morgan Cox and Jodie Patterson, Human Rights Campaign and Foundation Board Chairs pic.twitter.com/mxUGEFSstn — Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) September 7, 2021 Alphonso […]

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