Human Rights

Canadian Museum for Human Rights opens exhibit on Indian Act
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A new exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg looks at the effects the Indian Act has had on Indigenous Peoples. “The Indian Act has tried to interfere in all of these different structures and communities for over a hundred years while Indigenous people and communities have had their own traditions and […]

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Congress wants to force Trump’s hand on human rights in China and beyond
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WASHINGTON — In a rare show of bipartisan unity, Republicans and Democrats are planning to try to force President Donald Trump to take a more active stand on human rights in China, preparing veto-proof legislation that would punish top Chinese officials for detaining more than 1 million Muslims in internment camps. The effort comes amid […]

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UN condemns ‘severe’ human rights violations in Iran | The Times of Israel
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The UN General Assembly on Monday approved a resolution urging Iran to stop its widespread use of arbitrary detention and expressing serious concern at its “alarmingly high” use of the death penalty. The Canadian-drafted resolution was adopted by a vote of 84 to 30 with 67 abstentions. The resolution “strongly urges” Iran to eliminate discrimination […]

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US faces allegations of human rights abuses over treatment of protesters
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The U.S. treatment of protesters is coming under the scrutiny of the international community and advocacy groups, with some alleging that certain police actions against demonstrators qualify as human rights abuses. Multiple violent conflicts between police and protesters have erupted over the past week and a half over the death of George Floyd, a black […]

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Spain blocks sales of handcuffs, equipment to Israel over human rights concerns, report says – Israel News –   Haaretz.com
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The Spanish government has vetoed three sales of equipment to Israel over concerns that they might be used for human rights abuses or military purposes, Spanish newspaper El Pais reported on Wednesday. According to El Pais, based on a government report on imports in 2019, the largest contract that was canceled was a 10 million […]

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China Australia human rights partnership canned over Uighur arrests
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But Mr Frydenberg says while China has outstripped the United States as Australia’s largest foreign investor, there are clear differences between the two nations that need to be carefully managed. “China is an important partner as well but we both acknowledge there are important differences including our different political systems,” he will tell a strategic […]

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Manitoba government must offer gender neutral birth certificates: human rights adjudicator  | Globalnews.ca
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The Manitoba government has been ordered to start offering non-binary sex designations on its birth certificates. A human rights adjudicator has also ordered the province to pay $50,000 to a transgender individual who wanted the sex designation on their birth certificate replaced with an “X” and was denied. The complainant, who is identified as T.A. […]

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Human Rights Campaign endorses Biden on anniversary of his support for same-sex marriage – CNNPolitics
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The HRC board voted late Tuesday night and came to a unanimous decision to throw its support behind Biden. “LGBTQ people will be treated with dignity and respect,” David told CNN of what it would mean to have Biden elected president. “Right now, under the Trump administration, we’re treated like second-class citizens. Better yet, the […]

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