Human Rights

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What do human rights have to do with the economy?

As consumers in a rapidly growing world economy, we have an insatiable appetite for the next greatest electronic gadget, like smartphones and TVs. Jehane Noujaim’s film explores whether or not we can consume cheap imported products without exploiting ... [Published Latest Econwatch Headlines - CBS News - 34 mins ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Latin American Herald Tribune - Mexico Said Facing Worst Human Rights Crisis Since 1968 Massacre

MEXICO CITY Mexico is experiencing its worst human rights crisis since the October 1968 massacre of student protesters in this capitals Tlatelolco square, the Americas director of Human Rights Watch said in an interview published on Monday.The crisis ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 1 hour ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 3 reports

Community, religious leaders must condemn ISIL ‘atrocities’ – UN rights official

Civilians continue to suffer atrocities and “dramatic” human rights violations at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), warned United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Mr. Ivan Šimonović, as he concluded his ... [Published UN News Centre - Top Stories - 17 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 6 reports

DRC Spokesman Defends Expulsion of UN Human Rights Official

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has defended the expulsion of Scott Campbell, the director of the U.N. Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO). Campbell was declared persona non grata last week after the release of a U.N. report detailing ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 3 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 22 reports

UN experts slam Detroit water shutoffs

UN human rights officials have condemned local authorities of the US city of Detroit for cutting off water supplies to thousands of residents over unpaid bills.“We were shocked, impressed by the proportions of the disconnections and by the way that it ... [Published Sahar TV - 9 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 7 reports

HRW supports UN petition for release of Venezuelan opposition leader

Non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday voiced support for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who called on Venezuela to release opposition leader Leopoldo López, held in custody since February."Human ... [Published El Universal Venezuela - 13 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 3 reports

Chile ex-mayor arrested, charged with Pinochet-era crimes

By Anthony EspositoSANTIAGO, Oct 20 ( ) - The ex-mayor of an upscaleSantiago neighborhood was arrested and charged on Monday inconnection with an ongoing investigation into human rightscrimes committed in Chile during General Augusto Pinochet's1973-1990 ... [Published Mail Online UK - 14 hours ago]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 3 reports

Thailand up for human rights vote today

The United Nations General Assembly will decide today if it wants Thailand to join the 47-member UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) five months after a military coup in the country.Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Qatar are vying for the four seats ... [Published Bangkok Post - 14 hours ago]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 3 reports

UN Human Rights Commissioner Condemns Expulsion of His Top Official in Congo

MOSCOW, October 20 (RIA Novosti) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has condemned the decision of the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to order his top official to leave the country."Not only has my highly ... [Published RIA Novosti - 22 hours ago]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 3 reports

Sahrawi Committee for Human Rights expresses satisfaction at report of Human Rights Watch

Birlehlu (Liberated Territories), October 20, 2014 (SPS) - The Sahrawi National Committee for Human Rights has expressed its satisfaction at the report of Human Rights Watchon Saturday, which did not record any gross violations of human rights in the ... [Published Sahara Press Service - 21 hours ago]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 5 reports

Top Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Disbarred for 'Propaganda' Plans Protest

In 2010, human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested for "actions against national security and committing propaganda against the regime." She was released last year after serving half of her six-year sentence, but now she has been banned from practicing ... [Published Jezebel - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 8 reports

Democratic Republic of the Congo: DR Congo: UN rights chief condemns government's decision to expel envoy

Source: UN News ServiceCountry: Democratic Republic of the Congo 19 October 2014 – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, said today that he “regrets and condemns” the decision of the Government of the Democratic Republic of ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 19 2014]

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Regarding the use of force to halt aggression and to protect Christians and other groups who are victims of persecution, he said "that it is licit to stop the unjust aggressor – always, however, in a manner consistent with international law, as the Holy Father has also affirmed.”"
"On the other hand, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child all recognise a right to life."
The San Francisco-based group, which campaigns for prisoner rights and the reform of China's justice system, said it had obtained the data from "a judicial official with access to the number of executions carried out each year."
"Public opinion is changing with more and more now supporting a woman's right to choose at home and policymakers need to address the fundamental anomaly that what is considered a basic health right for women in one part of the UK is a crime in another."

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What do human rights have to do with the economy? [Published Latest Econwatch Headlines - CBS News - 34 mins ago]
As consumers in a rapidly growing world economy, we have an insatiable appetite for the next greatest electronic gadget, like smartphones and TVs. Jehane Noujaim’s film explores whether or not we can consume cheap imported products without exploiting ...
Malaysian lawmakers warn Australia of radicalism [Published Anwar Ibrahim - 5 hours ago]
The Jakarta Post A delegation from a Malaysian opposition party urged Australia’s government on Tuesday to use its influence to discourage authorities in Malaysia from fanning Islamic radicalism for political gain. Three lawmakers from Malaysian ...
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