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Shahidul Alam: A Singular Voice in Photography for Dignity and Human Rights
Shahidul Alam: A Singular Voice in Photography for Dignity and Human RightsShahidul Alam grimaced as he staggered on his way into a Dhaka courthouse on Aug. 6. Handcuffed and surrounded by the police, he loudly proclaimed he had been tortured after more than 30 plainclothes ...read more
Source: The New York Times
Published on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:00:00 GMT
The human rights situation in Egypt is getting worse. Could withholding American military aid help?
The human rights situation in Egypt is getting worse. Could withholding American military aid help?A small number of the NGO workers left the country after they were convicted but still face jail sentences if they return to Egypt. Egypt’s top appeal court ordered retrials for 16 people in April, bu...read more
Source: Los Angeles Times
Published on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:00:00 GMT
Yemen: Human rights activist abducted by the Huthi armed group must be released
Yemen: Human rights activist abducted by the Huthi armed group must be releasedYemen’s Huthi armed group must reveal the fate and whereabouts of an activist abducted by two of its militants in apparent retaliation for his human rights work, Amnesty International said. Kamal al-S...read more
Source: Amnesty
Published on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:11:00 GMT
How Jewish Rights Became Human Rights
How Jewish Rights Became Human RightsFollowing Winston Churchill’s prediction in 1942 that the war against fascism would “end with the enthronement of human rights,” the phrase, which had rarely been used in the discourse of internationa...read more
Source: The Forward
Published on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 04:30:00 GMT
Memorial Human Rights Group Forced to Leave St. Petersburg HQ
Memorial Human Rights Group Forced to Leave St. Petersburg HQThe Memorial advocacy group must leave its longtime St. Petersburg headquarters after housing authorities decided not to renew its lease, the latest legal action by Russian authorities against the emb...read more
Source: The Moscow Times
Published on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:28:00 GMT
Amnesty Int’l Leader: Trump Rolls Back Gains Made In Respecting Human Rights
Amnesty Int’l Leader: Trump Rolls Back Gains Made In Respecting Human RightsJOHANNESBURG (AP) — The new leader of Amnesty International says many world leaders, especially President Donald Trump, are rolling back gains made in respecting human rights. Kumi Naidoo describes th...read more
Source: Talking Points Memo
Published on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:36:00 GMT
Dutch government honors outgoing UN human rights chief
Dutch government honors outgoing UN human rights chiefTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is honoring the outgoing U.N. human rights chief with one of its most prestigious awards. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that it wi...read more
Source: sfgate.com
Published on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:07:00 GMT
Why Adult Aspies Aren’t Being Diagnosed: A Human Rights Crisis
Why Adult Aspies Aren’t Being Diagnosed: A Human Rights CrisisI’m an aspie—an insider term to describe a person with Asperger’s Syndrome. It’s a label which underscores and is inextricably connected to every facet of my identity. The only tragedy related to my n...read more
Source: Psych Central Blog
Published on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:21:00 GMT
Over 100 Lawyers and Advocates to Netanyahu: Stop Denying Entry to Human Rights Activists
Over 100 Lawyers and Advocates to Netanyahu: Stop Denying Entry to Human Rights ActivistsMore than 100 lawyers and human rights advocates from around the world signed an open letter Tuesday addressed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and calling on the Israeli government to "ce...read more
Source: Haaretz.com
Published on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:14:00 GMT
APUS Grant Provides Human Rights Research in Geneva and Vienna
APUS Grant Provides Human Rights Research in Geneva and ViennaAPUS doctoral program Professor Dr. Elise Carlson-Rainer recently returned from a research trip to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the European Union Agency ...read more
Source: In Homeland Security
Published on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:54:00 GMT
“Bigger, bolder and more inclusive”: Kumi Naidoo sets out his vision for human rights
“Bigger, bolder and more inclusive”: Kumi Naidoo sets out his vision for human rightsAmnesty’s first ever South African Secretary General sets out his vision for the direction of the world’s largest human rights organisation as he starts his tenure visiting Johannesburg Our world is f...read more
Source: Amnesty
Published on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:55:00 GMT
Africa: "Bigger, Bolder and More Inclusive" - Kumi Naidoo Sets Out His Vision for Human Rights
Africa: Amnesty's first ever South African Secretary General sets out his vision for the direction of the world's largest human rights organisation as he starts his tenure visiting Johannesburg The human righ...read more
Source: AllAfrica.com
Published on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:32:00 GMT