United Nations Commission on Human Rights

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Name: United Nations Commission on Human Rights
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Cuban Embassy Hold Press Briefing On The Cuban Five

The Cuban Embassy in Ghana on Wednesday held a briefing to educate the media on the issues surrounding the arrest and incarceration of five Cuban nationals by the United States of America (USA).The briefing was part of efforts by the Cuban Government ... [Published Peace FM - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Sultan of Brunei Back at Table to Buy Plaza Hotel?

As  new reports  surfaced indicating the Sultan of Brunei could still be in negotiations to purchase the Plaza Hotel, today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization,  renewed  ... [Published Human Rights Campaign - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

Daily’s retraction doesn’t torpedo ’96 sex slave report: ex-U.N. expert

COLOMBO – A former U.N. researcher who compiled a report urging Japan to apologize and pay compensation over the “comfort women” issue said she sees no need to correct her report made public in 1996 that referred to testimony retracted recently by the ... [Published Japan Times - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Ex-UN Official Says "Reasonable to Define Comfort Women as Sex Slaves"

Radhika Coomaraswamy, former under-secretary-general of the United Nations, said she will not revise her report published in 1996 that recommended the Japanese government apologize and compensate the Asian victims of wartime sexual slavery.Coomaraswamy ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Sen. Guingona promotes butterfly house project for IDPs

Press ReleaseSeptember 3, 2014SEN. GUINGONA PROMOTES BUTTERFLY HOUSE PROJECT FOR IDPsCommends innovators for affordable, habitable and durable emergency sheltersSenator Teofisto "TG" Guingona III has filed Senate Resolution No. 879 commending the Filipino ... [Published Senate of the Philippines - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Finding the Moral High Ground in the Israel-Gaza War

Two-States, the plan to establish a Palestinian State on lands Israel occupied during the 1967 War, seems like an impossible task given the increasing animosity between Israelis and Jews, and Palestinians and Arabs.Yet, I have mixed feelings and believe ... [Published Creators.Com - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Mumbai Among Cities With High Homeless Populations

BANGALORE: ‘Home sweet home’ and “There is no place like home” are some of common sayings we general throw around to show love for our dwelling places called “Home”. But, unfortunately there are many people in this world who do not have any place to call ... [Published Silicon India - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Sultan’s Plaza bid sparks an outcry

Home » Deals & Dealmakers , Featured By REW Staff 9:48 am, August 20, 2014 TweetBy Konrad PutzierThe Sultan of Brunei’s reported bid to take over the Plaza Hotel has come under scrutiny amid protests from gay rights activists.“The American profit ... [Published Real Estate Weekly - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

As Clock Ticks on Sultan’s Plaza Hotel Offer, All Eyes are on New York

Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, renewed its call to lawmakers, advocates, and supporters of the rights of women and LGBT people in New York to speak out against ... [Published Human Rights Campaign - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 2 reports

With Plaza Hotel Sale, Sultan of Brunei Could Expand to New York

Today HRC renewed its call to lawmakers, advocates, and supporters of the rights of women and LGBT people in New York to speak out against any effort by the Sultan of Brunei to acquire a hotel in the city. The Sultan currently owns two in the United States—The ... [Published Human Rights Campaign - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Human rights activists oppose Plaza Hotel sale

Christopher Furlong/ The Sultan of Brunei wants to buy the Plaza Enlarge Ben Hider/ The plaza could trade in a $2.2 billion deal EnlargeThe Sultan of Brunei wants to buy the PlazaHuman rights activists have a clear message of the Sultan of Brunei, ... [Published New York Daily News - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Goldstone sequel to be co-authored by Amal Alamuddin, Clooney’s fiancee

Doudou Diene Here we go again. AP has the news . The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva has named three to its commission to look into human rights violations in the Gaza slaughter. William Schabas, Doudou Diene, and Amal Alamuddin. ... [Published Mondoweiss - Aug 11 2014]

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...Nations Commission on Human Rights condemned Brunei’s penal code reforms, saying it was "deeply concerned" and that stoning was considered to be "torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" under international law
"With the aid of innovation in design and technology, the government can provide our IDPs with a better living condition that would help them recover from their ordeals" he added
Dawn shared with us one of Eleanor's fondest sayings, and very apropos to our gathering, "A woman is like a tea bag.... you never know her strength until she's in hot water"
"The Sultan of Brunei could start executing women and LGBT people in Brunei as soon as next year," said Ty Cobb of the Human Rights Campaign. "The American profit stream that flows from his hotels back to his regime needs to stop. We urge all New Yorkers to have one simple and straight-forward message for the sultan: take your business elsewhere."

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Sudan has 'no choice' but to accept Paris Decla... [Published AlMonitor - Sep 11 2014]
Cuban Embassy Hold Press Briefing On The Cuban ... [Published Peace FM - Sep 10 2014]
Sultan of Brunei Back at Table to Buy Plaza Hotel? [Published Human Rights Campaign - Sep 09 2014]
Daily’s retraction doesn’t torpedo ’96 sex slav... [Published Japan Times - Sep 07 2014]
Ex-UN Official Says "Reasonable to Define Comfo... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - Sep 04 2014]
Sen. Guingona promotes butterfly house project ... [Published Senate of the Philippines - Sep 03 2014]
Finding the Moral High Ground in the Israel-Gaz... [Published Creators.Com - Aug 27 2014]
Iran marks 25 years since Khomeini's death [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 27 2014]
Mumbai Among Cities With High Homeless Populations [Published Silicon India - Aug 27 2014]
Are we under a dictatorship already? (Part 1) [Published Mmegi Online - Aug 27 2014]
Tea With Eleanor on Campobello Island - No Poli... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 26 2014]
Sultan’s Plaza bid sparks an outcry [Published Real Estate Weekly - Aug 20 2014]
As Clock Ticks on Sultan’s Plaza Hotel Offer, A... [Published Human Rights Campaign - Aug 18 2014]
Ogoni decry govt’s tardiness over UNEP’s Report [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Aug 18 2014]
With Plaza Hotel Sale, Sultan of Brunei Could E... [Published Human Rights Campaign - Aug 15 2014]
Human rights activists oppose Plaza Hotel sale [Published New York Daily News - Aug 15 2014]
Human rights groups attempt to stop Sultan of B... [Published Pink News - Aug 15 2014]
Former UN special rapporteur criticizes Japan o... [Published Hani.co.kr - Aug 13 2014]
Goldstone sequel to be co-authored by Amal Alam... [Published Mondoweiss - Aug 11 2014]
Blood debts [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Jun 06 2014]
Brunei adopts sharia law, others in region cons... [Published Suara Sarawak - Apr 30 2014]
A War Of Words Doesn’t Have To Involve Fighting [Published The Moderate Voice - Apr 02 2014]
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