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Support for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights who is under attack over Xinjiang visit. – Pearls and Irritations
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For now, we content ourselves with this show of support for the breakthrough success of Bachelet’s HRC mission to China. Image: Pixabay Michelle Bachelet has announced she will not be seeking a second term as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Former UN rapporteurs, Alfred de Zayas and Richard Falk, are supporting her against the […]

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Worrying situation in Djibouti: Repression reigns, human rights under attack
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In power for 23 years, and with the question of his succession at stake, President Ismail Omar Guelleh is continuing and stepping up the muzzling of all political opposition. Opposition parties face constant threats Opposition parties face constant threats, when they are not forced to disband. The Mouvement pour le Renouveau Démocratique et le Développement […]

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American Medical Association Labels Abortion Bans As ‘Violation Of Human Rights’
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In the run-up to the expected Supreme Court decision for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the American Medical Association (AMA) has officially labeled all abortion bans as a “violation of human rights” and stated that it would look for “expanded legal protections” for all abortion patients and their providers. The association has officially adopted a […]

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Vigilance department cannot deny information of alleged corruption, human rights violations under RTI Act: Orissa High Court
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A bench of Chief Justice S Muralidhar and Justice RK Pattanaik passed the order while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) petition against a notification providing that nothing contained in the RTI Act would apply to the Vigilance Department of the Government of Odisha and its organisation. “If under the RTI Act disclosure is the […]

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The UN Human Rights report on Israel and Australia’s welcome statement – Pearls and Irritations
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In this and other matters of world politics it is important that Australia takes its own informed position. Image: Wikimedia Commons The UN special Human Rights investigation into Palestine/Israel which found Israel to be primarily responsible for ongoing unrest and violence received a strong rebuke from the US, which in turn sought support from its […]

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LGBTQ+ People Recount Their First Pride for the Human Rights Campaign
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Pride Month is officially here! It’s a time to celebrate and support the beauty of LGBTQ+ people and their freedom to live life as their true, authentic selves, and pay homage to the community’s past, present, and future. In the wake of anti-trans laws and threats against LGBTQ+ people intensifying across the country, it’s especially […]

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Same-sex marriage fight is not over, says human rights activist
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The island’s legal avenues for marriage equality have probably been exhausted – but younger Bermudians will continue to push the issue, a human rights activist warned. Linda Bogle-Mienzer, one of the island’s more prominent voices in support of same-sex marriage, said yesterday that it remained her “honest, deep-down feeling” that Bermuda was now “probably closer […]

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European Court of Human Rights: I’m a QC – I believe we got it wrong on Rwanda. But not in the way you think | The Independent
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This week, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decided to challenge and block a deportation flight of migrants to Rwanda at the 11th hour. The intervention has drawn the ire of our prime minister and, unsurprisingly, the UK is now closely considering its relationship with the ECHR and what benefits it can bring. We […]

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