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Human rights group condemns Nicaragua's use of force in protests as death toll rises
Human rights group condemns Nicaragua's use of force in protests as death toll rises(CNN)A human rights watch group is accusing Nicaraguan authorities of using excessive force, threats and torture against demonstrators since protests began in the country last month. In a preliminary report, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights ...read more
Source: CNN
Published on Tue, 22 May 2018 23:39:45 GMT
Israel accuses local head of human rights group of anti-Israel activities, orders him to leave
Israel accuses local head of human rights group of anti-Israel activities, orders him to leaveJERUSALEM — Unless a last-minute appeal is successful, Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director at Human Rights Watch, will be forced to leave Israel on Thursday under a recent amendment to the country's immigration laws aimed at fighting ...read more
Source: The Washington Post
Published on Tue, 22 May 2018 05:15:00 GMT
National Endowment Democracy to award North Korea human rights activists
National Endowment Democracy to award North Korea human rights activistsAn exclusive report putting perspective on the week's most important developments. May 22 (UPI) --The National Endowment for Democracy has selected four South Korea-based North Korea human rights organizations for its annual Democracy Awards. The awards ...read more
Source: Upi.com
Published on Tue, 22 May 2018 08:51:00 GMT
Raising expectations, reducing funding: De Blasio's Human Rights Commission problem
Raising expectations, reducing funding: De Blasio's Human Rights Commission problemEarlier this month, Mayor de Blasio signed into law the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act, a package of 11 laws designed to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. The new laws are robust, wide-ranging and worthy of applause. From lowering the threshold ...read more
Source: New York Daily News
Published on Tue, 22 May 2018 09:49:00 GMT
Letter: Palestinians don’t want violence — they want their human rights
Letter: Palestinians don’t want violence — they want their human rightsMoving the American embassy to Jerusalem was a reckless act that undermines any peace efforts. President Trump’s statement that he still hopes for a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians is a sham. It’s always “Israel First.” Where is the ...read more
Source: The Mercury News
Published on Tue, 22 May 2018 03:33:00 GMT
Human Rights Abuses and Dehumanizing Narratives: Are You a Bystander?
Human Rights Abuses and Dehumanizing Narratives: Are You a Bystander?This month, meeting in Silicon Valley, the Global Philanthropy Forum hosted its annual convening. Titled “No Bystanders,” the conference amplified the call of former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan for all of us to do everything ...read more
Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
Published on Tue, 22 May 2018 08:53:00 GMT
Commission says Nicaraguan government violated human rights
Commission says Nicaraguan government violated human rightsMANAGUA, Nicaragua — The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega violated human rights through the excessive use of force against street demonstrations, according to the preliminary observations of investigators from the Inter-American ...read more
Source: The Washington Post
Published on Mon, 21 May 2018 19:54:00 GMT
Malaysia: Act Quickly on Human Rights Commitments
Malaysia: Act Quickly on Human Rights Commitments(New York) – Malaysia’s new government should move swiftly to implement the human rights commitments set out in the Pakatan Harapan coalition’s election manifesto, Human Rights Watch said in a May 21, 2018 letter to newly elected Prime Minister ...read more
Source: Human Rights Watch
Published on Tue, 22 May 2018 19:35:00 GMT
“Human rights no longer treated as a priority, but as a pariah,” Zeid tells 25th anniversary gathering in Vienna
“Human rights no longer treated as a priority, but as a pariah,” Zeid tells 25th anniversary gathering in ViennaVienna (22 May 2018) – In a speech delivered Tuesday at an international conference marking the 25th anniversary of a landmark human rights declaration, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein issued a stark warning that the world ...read more
Source: ReliefWeb
Published on Tue, 22 May 2018 12:46:00 GMT
Israel accuses head of human rights group of anti-Israel activities, orders him to leave
Israel accuses head of human rights group of anti-Israel activities, orders him to leaveJERUSALEM – Unless a last-minute appeal is successful, Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch, will be forced to leave here on Thursday as Israel puts into practice a recent amendment to its immigration laws aimed at ...read more
Source: Stars and Stripes
Published on Tue, 22 May 2018 10:12:00 GMT