Freedom of Association

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Respect freedom of expression, SD told

The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (the Commission) meeting at its 16th Extraordinary Session held from July 20 to 29, 2014, in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda has called on government to respect, protect and fulfill the rights to freedom ... [Published Swazi Observer - 7 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Wisconsin justices uphold union limits

CHICAGO — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a law that significantly limits collective bargaining rights for most public workers, dealing a decisive blow to labor unions in the state and handing Gov. Scott Walker a crucial victory in an election ... [Published Indiana Gazette - 18 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Lone Act 10 Legal Challenge In Limbo

One legal challenge remains to Wisconsin's Act-10 public union bargaining limits -- and the plaintiffs' argument is similar to what the State Supreme Court rejected yesterday.The Law Enforcement Association, made up of state police officers, will decide ... [Published NewsTalk 790 WAYY - 17 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Oil workers petition government over firms’ anti-labour practices

Port Harcourt - The two major unions in the oil industry in Nigeria have have petitioned the federal government over alleged anti-labour activities of Nigerian Agip Oil Company and Plantgeria.The unions, Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers ... [Published News24 - 17 hours ago]
Entities: PENGASSAN, Workers, Nigeria
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Court Sharply Limits Collective Bargaining

By JOE HARRISMADISON, Wis. (CN) - A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a law that significantly limits the collective bargaining rights of state employees on Thursday.The law, known as Act 10, prohibited public workers from bargaining over anything ... [Published Courthouse News Service - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Act 10, voter ID rulings reward campaign contributors

The 's rulings today that the signature legislation of the Republican-dominated state government — Act 10 and voter ID — are constitutional were certainly not surprising.The majority of the court's justices, after all, were elected with the backing of ... [Published Capital Times - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 2 reports

Love affair alleged between official and offender

Evidence will be needed to show that a sexual relationship existed while the prisoner was still incarceratedA FEMALE Correctional Services official was suspended for allegedly engaging in sexual relations with an offender from Tswelelopele Correctional ... [Published Security.co.za - 22 hours ago]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

U.S. HELSINKI COMMISSION STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF LEYLA AND ARIF YUNUS

(WASHINGTON, DC) The Government of Azerbaijan has arrested Ms. Leyla Yunus, Director of the Institute for Peace and Democracy in Azerbaijan, and her husband, Arif Yunus, and charged them with high treason, tax evasion and other economic crimes.  In response, ... [Published PressReleasePoint - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 4 reports

Wisconsin’s High Court Upholds Law Restricting Rights of Public Unions

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a law that sharply limits the collective-bargaining rights of employees at public colleges and other state agencies, the  Wisconsin State Journal reports.The law, designated as Act 10, passed in 2011 amid ... [Published Chronicle of Higher Education - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

State Supreme Court upholds Walker's 2011 union law

. -The State Supreme Court upheld Governor Scott Walker's signature piece of legislation Thursday in a 5-2 decision.In a  decision written by Justice Michael Gableman , he ruled that Act 10, the law the prohibits most collective bargaining between the ... [Published Channel 3000 - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley: Act 10 is 'textbook' example of unconstiutionality

The majority opinion of the upholding a law curtailing collective bargaining rights of public employees dilutes the right to freedom of association by opening the door for the state to withhold benefits and punish individuals based on their membership ... [Published Capital Times - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

Religious Freedom and the Great Faux-Rights Arms Race of 2014: Elizabeth Nolan Brown at The Week

Kevin Dooley/Flickr I've got a piece up today at  TheWeek   aboutseveral new "religious freedom" lawsuits  and thenonsensical battle for faux-rights that's been heating up in 2014.One of these cases involves U.S. Bank teller Polly Neace, who wasfired ... [Published REASON Online - Jul 30 2014]

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... In Crooks' words, "The damage to public employee unions due to Act-10 was unnecessary."  Still, Crooks found nothing unconstitutional about it...
“Shortly before his arrest Yunus together with a group of comrades publicly condemned the upcoming European games in Baku as unacceptable "in the authoritarian Azerbaijan, which violates every fundamental human rights and democratic freedoms." The group headed by Leyla Yunus turned to the European Olympic Committee and the office of the committee in the European Union, urging them to reconsider...
"The decision by the majority of the Supreme Court reversing MTI's victory in circuit court where Act 10 was found, in great part, to be unconstitutional, is not only extremely disappointing, but is morally bankrupt" MTI Executive Director John Matthews said in a statement
"The matter was reported to the regional office and referred to the national office for investigation. However, they were not kissing or hugging and were fully clothed in the photograph."

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Respect freedom of expression, SD told [Published Swazi Observer - 7 hours ago]
The future of industrial action [Published JD Supra - 14 hours ago]
Lone Act 10 Legal Challenge In Limbo [Published NewsTalk 790 WAYY - 17 hours ago]
Oil workers petition government over firms’ ant... [Published News24 - 17 hours ago]
Should union organizing be a civil right? RedBl... [Published Daily Breeze - 18 hours ago]
US and Council of Europe are concerned about ar... [Published PANORAMA.am - 18 hours ago]
Court Sharply Limits Collective Bargaining [Published Courthouse News Service - 18 hours ago]
Wisconsin justices uphold union limits [Published Indiana Gazette - 18 hours ago]
Love affair alleged between official and offender [Published Security.co.za - 22 hours ago]
Official in trouble over jail ‘love af... [Published IOL - Aug 01 2014]
Close to 2,000 churches registered [Published Mmegi Online - Aug 01 2014]
U.S. HELSINKI COMMISSION STATEMENT ON THE ARRES... [Published PressReleasePoint - Aug 01 2014]
Wisconsin court upholds law limiting bargaining... [Published Seattle Times - Aug 01 2014]
Wis. Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID, Act 10 [Published Progressive Magazine - Jul 31 2014]
Continued union-busting by Deva Holding in Turkey [Published Industriall Union - Jul 31 2014]
Act 10, voter ID rulings reward campaign contri... [Published Capital Times - Jul 31 2014]
Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds Act 10 [Published BizTimes Milwaukee - Jul 31 2014]
Wisconsin’s High Court Upholds Law Restricting ... [Published Chronicle of Higher Education - Jul 31 2014]
Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds Gov. Walker's p... [Published UPI - Jul 31 2014]
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley: Act 10 is 'textbook'... [Published Capital Times - Jul 31 2014]
Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds State's Controv... [Published WNYC - Jul 31 2014]
The Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds Act 10 — th... [Published Althouse - Jul 31 2014]
National Women’s Month launched [Published SAnews.gov.za - Jul 31 2014]
State Supreme Court upholds Walker's 2011 union... [Published Channel 3000 - Jul 31 2014]
RedBlueAmerica: Should union organizing be a ci... [Published Modesto Bee - Jul 31 2014]
Minister Susan Shabangu: Women's Month media la... [Published South African Government - Jul 31 2014]
Victoria bans religious groups from running pra... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Jul 31 2014]
Growing Restrictions on Egyptian Civil Society ... [Published Human Rights First - Jul 30 2014]
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds Act 10 — th... [Published Althouse - Jul 31 2014]
"In a 5-2 decision, the court said that public workers in Wisconsin do not have a constitutional right to bargain collectively." "We reject the plaintiffs' argument that several provisions of Act 10, which delineate the rights, obligations and procedures ...
Religious Freedom and the Great Faux-Rights Arm... [Published Hit & Run - Jul 30 2014]
<p><img alt="" height="225" src="http://cloudfront-assets.reason.com/assets/db/14067394951849.jpg" title="Thou will be done|||Kevin Dooley/Flickr" width="300" style="float: right;"/&gt;I've got a piece up today at TheWeek  about several new "religious ...
SRI LANKA: Freedom of Association in 1992 and t... [Published Scoop NZ - Scoops - Jul 30 2014]
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), are the popular punching bag of the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL), when its actions are challenged by any individual and/or organization. Name-calling, brandishing circulars to warn NGOs and now a draconian law ...
Myanmar: UN expert warns against possible backt... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 29 2014]
Source: UN Human Rights CouncilCountry: Myanmar GENEVA (28 July 2014) - Following a ten-day visit* to the country, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Ms. Yanghee Lee, urged the authorities to avoid any backtracking that ...
World: World Bank: Reject Plan to Roll Back Saf... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 28 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: World Plan Risks Harm to Communities Affected by Development (Washington, DC, July 28, 2014) – A leaked draft of the World Bank ’s proposed new social and environmental policies reveals significant erosion of protections ...
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