United Nations Commission on Human Rights

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First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 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 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Ogoni decry govt’s tardiness over UNEP’s Report

OGONI people’s expectation of the federal government to remediate their environmental challenges is at an all-time low, following government’s failure to implement the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Report, three years after it was presented ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - 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 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Former UN special rapporteur criticizes Japan on comfort woman issue

Posted on : Aug.13,2014 16:23 KSTRadhika Coomaraswamy, former UN special rapporteurSpecialist on violence against women has insisted that comfort women were forcibly mobilized By Yi Yong-in, staff reporter in ColomboRadhika Coomaraswamy, former UN special ... [Published Hani.co.kr - Aug 13 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]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Whitfield Sides with Sultan of Brunei & Against Human Rights

For Beverly Hills fundraiser, Congressman selects hotel of ruler that could start stoning women and LGBT peopleWASHINGTON –– Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, ... [Published Human Rights Campaign - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Navalny Faces Libel Trial In Moscow Court

The outspoken Kremlin critic and Russian opposition blogger Aleksei Navalny was facing charges of libel in a Moscow court on August 5.Moscow Deputy Mayor Maksim Liksutov raised the charges of libel against Navalny.He accuses the blogger of hurting his ... [Published Radio Free Europe - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Disenfranchised and dispossessed: ‘Settlement activity violates international law’

Settle­ment activi­ty aimed at ‘cleans­ing’ the West Bank of Palest­inians.Asma Jehangir, human rights activist. PHOTO: EXPRESSLAHORE:Human rights activist Asma Jehangir said on Thursday that Israel had been exercising complete control over settlements ... [Published The Express Tribune - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

Iran Reiterates Call for Immediate Halt in Israeli Aggressions against Gaza's Civilians

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced Tehran's deep concern over the ongoing bloodshed in the Gaza strip, and called on international bodies and world states to do their best to stop Tel Aviv's brutalities against innocent ... [Published Fars News Agency - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

10 Largest Slum Areas In The World

By AFKI Original Published: July 16, 2014, 11:01am PrintCommons.Wikimedia.orgWith global income disparity at its highest in history, impoverished communities around the world are growing at an impossible rate, leaving hundreds of millions of ... [Published AFK Insider - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jun 06 2014 - Updated Jun 06 2014 - 1 reports

Blood debts

Reactions Viewpoint column “Restitution” (6/3/14) have cascaded in. The column reported that the Court of Appeals had reaffirmed Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales’ order: Fire the 10 Navy men linked to the 1995 murder of Ensign Philip Pestaño.An Ateneo ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Jun 06 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
"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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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]
Do Whitfield Donors Know Their Money Could Supp... [Published Human Rights Campaign - Aug 08 2014]
HRC to Congressman Whitfield: Humane Treatment ... [Published Human Rights Campaign - Aug 08 2014]
Whitfield Sides with Sultan of Brunei & Against... [Published Human Rights Campaign - Aug 07 2014]
Navalny Faces Libel Trial In Moscow Court [Published Radio Free Europe - Aug 05 2014]
Disenfranchised and dispossessed: ‘Settlement a... [Published The Express Tribune - Aug 01 2014]
Iran Reiterates Call for Immediate Halt in Isra... [Published Fars News Agency - Jul 23 2014]
‘Israel violating human rights’ [Published Press tv - Jul 22 2014]
10 Largest Slum Areas In The World [Published AFK Insider - Jul 18 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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