Human Rights News Feed

Canada’s checkered history of arms sales to human rights violators
Canada’s checkered history of arms sales to human rights violatorsThe Canadian government has been taking flak lately for its arms sales. Helicopters destined for the Philippines could be used for internal security in President Rodrigo Duterte’s harsh crackdowns, critics charge. The $12-billion sale of light armoured ...read more
Source: Macleans
Published on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:21:00 GMT
Ask Action from Rep. Langevin on Honduran Human Rights Crisis
Ask Action from Rep. Langevin on Honduran Human Rights CrisisOn November 26th the Honduran people seemingly had elected an opposition candidate as President, replacing the president whose party had been brought to power by military coup in 2009. The opposition candidate had a five percent lead with the vast majority ...read more
Source: Patch
Published on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:55:00 GMT
For the sake of human rights, we must stand for the nameless
For the sake of human rights, we must stand for the namelessThe views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill The image swept the internet: A lone woman on a busy Tehran street, black hair flowing, waving a white hijab on a stick — a symbol of the White Wednesday women’s rights ...read more
Source: The Hill
Published on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 GMT
America Has Been Silent on a Human Rights Tragedy
America Has Been Silent on a Human Rights TragedyIn Myanmar today, the thugs have won. Any moral leadership we thought Aung San Suu Kyi possessed has been badly damaged. Her former supporters have made a vocal call for her to give back her Nobel Peace Prize. The word "genocide" is now used, with some ...read more
Source: AlterNet
Published on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:25:00 GMT
‘Convert them, co-opt them, or kill them‘: The ugly fight to pass the LGBTQ-inclusive Chicago Human Rights Ordinance
‘Convert them, co-opt them, or kill them‘: The ugly fight to pass the LGBTQ-inclusive Chicago Human Rights OrdinanceThe Reader's archive is vast and varied, going back to 1971. Every day in Archive Dive, we'll dig through and bring up some finds. This year, 2018, marks the 30th anniversary of the passage of the LGBT-inclusive Chicago Human Rights Ordinance—as I was ...read more
Source: Chicago Reader
Published on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT
Concern for Irish human rights group member detained in Africa
Concern for Irish human rights group member detained in AfricaConcern is rising about a member of staff from an Irish human rights group, who has been detained in Burundi. Dublin-based Front Line Defenders say one of their Africa co-ordinators has been stopped - along with a colleague - at the border with the ...read more
Source: BreakingNews
Published on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:06:00 GMT
China: Release Human Rights Lawyers
China: Release Human Rights Lawyers(New York) – The Chinese government should immediately release human rights lawyers who have been detained or imprisoned on baseless subversion charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities should also end the practice of revoking or suspending ...read more
Source: Human Rights Watch
Published on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:07:00 GMT
Thousands pay respects to Pakistan's 'human rights giant'
Thousands pay respects to Pakistan's 'human rights giant'Thousands of people attended the funeral of prominent Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist, Asma Jahangir, in the city of Lahore. Throughout her life, she spoke out for women and minority rights - and openly criticised Pakistan's military ...read more
Source: Al Jazeera English
Published on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 02:41:00 GMT
Is Europe doing enough to protect human rights?
Is Europe doing enough to protect human rights?A lack of EU solidarity over the refugee crisis has placed an "intolerable burden" on Italy and Greece, says Michael O'Flaherty, Director of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. He meets Michel Friedman on Conflict Zone. "This fortress of Europe, it has less ...read more
Source: dw.com on MSN.com
Published on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:55:00 GMT
DC Human Rights Report Reveals Room for Improvement
DC Human Rights Report Reveals Room for ImprovementThe American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, published its biennial report on Washington, D.C.’s progress as a “human rights city” Jan. 9, revealing that the District still behind other ...read more
Source: The Hoya
Published on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:09:00 GMT