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Kick Saudi Arabia off UN human rights council for Yemen brutality, May told

Politicians and NGOs are urging the UK government to vote against Saudi retention of the...
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Video: UK govt urged to kick Saudi Arabia off UN human rights council for...

Politicians and NGOs are urging the UK government to vote against Saudi retention of the chairmanship of the UN human rights council in light...

Are Human Rights Treaties a "Reputational Umbrella" for Foreign Investment?

When countries commit to international human rights regimes, does this affect the amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) they receive? Although many...

Trudeau Continues Harper Assault on Human Rights

Rabble — There’s something about Justin Trudeau and his PR-spinning Liberal Team that reminds me of the Tennessee Williams character Harvey “Big Daddy” Pollitt...

Bombs made in UK dropped on Yemeni civilians, human rights group claims

New links have been found between bombs dropped on Yemeni civilians and arms factories in...

US criminal justice system targets minorities more than Wall Street thieves – UN human...

The United States continues to be mired in racial, social, and economic inequalities, inhibiting the basic...

Demands for Theresa May to ensure human rights aren’t pushed aside

Human rights charities are demanding assurances from Theresa May that she will tackle hate crime...

Prevent ‘counter-radicalization’ strategy condemned by human rights NGO

Britain’s controversial Prevent strategy, which is purportedly aimed at preventing the radicalization of Muslim youngsters,...

UN human rights chief urges Britain to act over post-Brexit ‘xenophobic’ attacks

HomeUKPublished time: 28 Jun, 2016 11:03Edited time: 28 Jun, 2016 11:10Get short URL ...

Saudi Arabian Human Rights Lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair Continues to Fight for Social Justice...

“Even from prison, you can still light a candle”. Waleed Abu al-Khair began to practice law in Saudi Arabia in 2007.  He quickly earned an...

Before Orlando, Omar Mateen Worked for Human Rights Abusers

How do we even talk about the horrific killings in Orlando, which left at least 50 LGBTQ revelers dead and more than 50 more...
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Video: Bahrain re-arrests top human rights activist Nabeel Rajab

A prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been arrested, his family members said on social media. Rajab led numerous protests during the Arab...

Before Orlando, Omar Mateen Worked for Human Rights Abusers

(Photo: Palestine Solidarity Campaign / Flickr) How do we even talk about the horrific killings in Orlando, which left at least 50 LGBTQ revelers dead...

Making kids attend Christian worship at school violates their human rights – UN

Forcing British children to attend Christian school assemblies undermines their human rights, a UN committee...

Saudi Arabia, UN Black Lists and Manipulating Human Rights

It appears that political power and diplomatic clout have been allowed to trump the UN’s duty to expose those responsible for the killing and...

British Army training of Turkish & Saudi troops condemned by human rights groups

Britain’s habit of sending UK troops to train and mentor authoritarian regimes such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia are “deeply concerning” and need to...

Yanis Varoufakis on Privatization, Human Rights and Capitalism

In this interview with the former finance minister of Greece and founder of DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025), Yanis Varoufakis, a...

‘Business as usual’: Activists condemn G4S at AGM over Israeli human rights abuses

Activists gathered outside G4S' AGM in London on Wednesday to protest against the security giant’s...

Britain is training the armed forces of brutal regimes on its own human rights...

British soldiers are training troops for regimes on the UK’s own human rights watchlist, including...

US State Department Gave Egypt Passing Grade on Human Rights for Military Aid

Although the State Department was ignored by the government of Egypt after inquiring about the use of American-made riot gear, US diplomats said...

Queen’s Speech: Tories push ahead with controversial plan to scrap Human Rights Act

Human rights groups have condemned Tory plans outlined in the Queen’s Speech to scrap the...
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Video: Part 1: Suing Dictators Around the World: How Michael Ratner Helped Reshape Human...

http://democracynow.org - Michael Ratner's activism and human rights work dated back to the 1960s. He was a student at Columbia Law School during the...
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Video: Part 2: Suing Dictators Around the World: How Michael Ratner Helped Reshape Human...

http://democracynow.org - Michael Ratner's activism and human rights work dated back to the 1960s. He was a student at Columbia Law School during the...

Tory plans for controversial human rights reforms to be unveiled next week

Tory plans to scrap the Human Rights Act (HRA) and introduce a British Bill of...

‘Yemen war crimes’: BAE evicts human rights activists from shareholder AGM

BAE Systems evicted a number of shareholders from its AGM on Wednesday who decried the...

Jewish Human Rights Watch sues British councils over Israel boycott

A Jewish rights organization has taken three local councils to court, alleging discrimination over the public authorities’ decision to boycott Israeli goods produced in...

Business interests trump human rights, laments Britain’s Foreign Affairs Committee

The promotion of human rights abroad has been “deprioritized” in favor of commercial relations, a...

Human Rights Lawyer Francis Boyle on US War Crimes, the Refugee Crisis in Europe...

Migrants sit near a fire at a camp in Idomeni, Greece, March 11, 2016. The camp -- a padlocked waiting room for...

Death threats sent to Muslim human rights lawyer who called for unity

Police in Scotland are investigating death threats against a prominent human rights lawyer after he...

End global war on drugs, bring in decriminalization to protect human rights, says report

The global war on drugs has failed, eroding public health and human rights, and must...
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Video: UN Human Rights Council Will Monitor Corporations Operating in Occupied Palestine

The U.N. vote to expose corporations profiting from Israeli occupation demonstrates shifting global opinion on settlements, says the Institute of Policy Studies' ... Via Youtube

With Obama in Cuba, Pro-Torture Pundits Suddenly Concerned With Human Rights

US President Barack Obama landed in Havana Sunday to great fanfare, both in Cuba and stateside. His visit marks a significant shift of the...
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Video: Castro to Obama: U.S. Has Double Standards When it Comes to Human Rights

Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State , says that it is hypocritical for the United States to judge the Cuban...

Human Rights Hypocrisy: US Criticizes Cuba

In advance of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Cuba on March 20, there is speculation about whether he can pressure Cuba to...

‘Don’t trade refugees!’ EU outsourcing human rights obligations to brutal Turkish regime – NGOs

EU states are outsourcing their human rights obligations to a brutal Turkish regime that is...

EU Accused of ‘Outsourcing its Human Rights Responsibilities to a Brutal Regime’

Speaking at the start of the next EU-Turkey summit on migration, Nick Dearden, the director of the campaign organisation Global Justice Now said: “The deal...

‘Prisoner of conscience’: Free Bahraini mother convicted for human rights work, demands Amnesty

Bahraini authorities are facing demands to release a human rights campaigner convicted of destroying a...

Europe offloading human rights duties onto non-EU states, says think tank

Europe is outsourcing its human rights obligations to non-EU states as it seeks to militarize...
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Video: ‘Turkish govt in full-fledged military op against Kurds’ – Russian FM envoy for...

To discuss the situation in Turkey and its influence on the EU, Konstantin Dolgov, Russia's Commissioner for human rights, democracy and the rule of...

Saudi Arabia ‘fights torture’ & ‘promotes human rights,’ Gulf state tells UN

Saudi Arabia told the United Nations Human Rights Council that it “fights torture” and leads...

Home Office protest targets ‘secret arms fair’ & human rights abusers

(RT) - Campaigners have held a demonstration outside the Home Office to highlight Britain’s ‘secret...

Discrimination against Gypsies & Travelers ‘common’ in Britain – human rights commission

(RT) - Institutional discrimination against Gypsies and Travelers is rife in Britain with the public,...
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Video: 2016 Summit on Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

Sunjeev Bery, Amnesty International Dr. Sharat G. Lin, scholar on Middle Eastern migrant labor Julianne Hill, Reprieve U.S. Legal Fellow Moderator: Andrea ... Via Youtube

UN Human Rights Chief: FBI Could Unlock ‘Pandora’s Box’ in Apple Case

'It is neither fanciful nor an exaggeration to say that, without encryption tools, lives may be endangered.' Nadia Prupis The United Nations human rights chief on...

War, Human Rights and the Politics of Personalism

There is a familiar aphorism that says “violence begets violence”; from the origin of one destructive act stems more and different forms of brutality, provoking an...
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Video: Son of Executed Saudi Cleric to Defy Saudi Regime By Attending Upcoming Human...

Mohammed al-Nimr, the son of Sheik Nimr al-Nimr, and CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin speak against Saudi Arabia's brutality, and discuss the Summit on Saudi ... Via...

Stop ‘damaging’ attacks on lawyers investigating soldiers’ abuse of Iraqis – human rights groups

Senior Tory attacks on lawyers investigating alleged abuses and murders committed by British troops during the Iraq War are “ill-judged and damaging,” say human...

Human Rights Watch report finds US violations, signs of reform in criminal justice

The annual World Report from Human Rights Watch lauded the US’ “vibrant civil society,” but found plenty of room for improvement as well, calling...

Snowden leaks: Law used in David Miranda detention incompatible with human rights, court rules

Legal loopholes used to detain David Miranda at Heathrow Airport while he was carrying leaked intelligence files for journalistic use are incompatible with human...

Trade Union Bill may violate human rights, Tories’ own watchdog warns

The Conservative government’s Trade Union Bill may impose “potentially unlawful” restrictions on the right to strike, the government’s own human rights watchdog has warned...
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Video: S. Arabia & Qatar among top US arms buyers despite human rights abuses

When it comes to arms dealing, the United States are the big guns dominating the industry with almost one third of all global trade....

Human rights in US a catastrophic failure: American researcher

The rising death of an African Americans by the hands of white police officers highlights the “catastrophic failure of human rights in the United...
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Video: Xenophobia, neo-Nazism upsurge shows EU failing on human rights: Russian human rights envoy

The issue of human rights has played a central role in the discourse of western nations. But it has also been misused as a...
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Video: Mary Robinson on Int’l Human Rights Day: Climate Change is the Biggest Human...

Today is International Human Rights Day, which commemorates the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of ... Via Youtube

Plans to scrap Human Rights Act delayed until 2016 — Gove

Prime Minister David Cameron’s plan to scrap the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights has been delayed for...

France: Emergency Measures Must Protect Public Without Trampling Human Rights

The emergency measures being rushed through the French Parliament in the wake of the horrific Paris attacks must not become a permanent fixture in...

Scrapping Human Rights Act ‘dangerous and expensive’ — Lord Woolf

Former Lord Chief Justice Lord Woolf has warned that scrapping the Human Rights Act could bring about “dangers” including a deluge of new cases...

Human Rights Act abolition would shield soldiers from abuse claims

Abolition of the Human Rights Act will grant military personnel greater protection from legal claims against them for violating human rights overseas, according to...
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Video: Knife-Wielding Israeli Settler Attacks Founder of Rabbis for Human Rights

Democracynow.org - Tension is continuing to mount in Israel over a string of recent Palestinian stabbing attacks and an intense crackdown by the Israeli...

UN slams UK Tory for planning to scrap Human Rights Act

UK ruling party’s plan to scrap the Human Rights Act has sparked harsh criticism from the UN arguing that the act would be disastrous...

Lawsuit Filed Against CIA Torture Psychologists Physicians for Human Rights Welcomes ACLU’s Case, Demands...

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today welcomed a federal lawsuit against psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the architects of the CIA’s post-9/11 torture...
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Video: Terrorists use human rights to justify their actions – UN Sustainable Development Advisor

WATCH FULL INTERVIEW https://youtu.be/qrQjuiFt0ZM The UN has recently adopted its Sustainable Development Goals, which include targets such as the ... Via Youtube
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Video: Saudi Arabia Silences UN Human Rights Council Over Its War Crimes in Yemen...

Omer Aziz says the Saudis are blocking an inquiry into one of the worst humanitarian disasters in recent times. Via Youtube
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Video: Saudi Arabia Silences UN Human Rights Council Over Its War Crimes in Yemen...

Omer Aziz says the Saudis are blocking an inquiry into one of the worst humanitarian disasters in recent times. Via Youtube
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Video: RT looks for ‘Syrian Observatory for Human Rights’ owner smearing Russian anti-ISIS campaign

Since Russia's air campaign began in Syria, many western media outlets have been heavily relying on information from 'the Syrian Observatory for Human ... Via...
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Video: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights run by immigrant from his UK home

Many western media outlets have frequently been relying on one information source for facts about the death toll in Syria - The Syrian Observatory...

Thousands Protest Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in US Over Human Rights Record

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Monday before leaving the United States after a seven-day trip that focused primarily...
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Video: Thousands Protest Indian PM Narendra Modi in U.S. over Human Rights Record

Democracynow.org - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Monday before leaving the United States after a seven-day ... Via Youtube

Human rights abuse rampant in Turkey — British lawyers

The Turkish government is guilty of systemic human rights violations, according to a report written by Britain’s top lawyers and commissioned by President Erdogan’s...

Can Obama Lecture Xi on Human Rights?

Exclusive: The Obama administration often scolds China over its human rights record — and President Obama is sure to hammer away at those themes in...

UN snub: Britain is turning its back on human rights, experts say

Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to opt out of a United Nations (UN) General Assembly debate has prompted fresh allegations that the majority Conservative...

‘Britain ignores basic human rights values by supporting repressive Saudi regime’

A British charity has slammed the government for ignoring its basic human rights values by supporting the Saudi regime’s prison system as well as...

Human Rights Applies to All

It’s no fun to be put in your place. It’s all the worse if you’re a big shot. Take it from the fly on...
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Video: Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch on Refugee Crisis

Democracynow.org - Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, urges European nations to rethink its handling of the refugee crisis. Democracy ... Via Youtube

Support for Universal Human Rights Is an Absolute

Kim Petersen A recent headline stated: “NDP Cautiously Differentiates Itself from Tories and Grits on Palestinian Human Rights.” The article made it seem as if...

How UK Anti-Terror Guidance Could Violate Children’s Human Rights

There are enormous dangers in the way child protection legislation in the UK intersects with Channel, the government's anti-radicalization program. There are only a...

UN Reports Blasts Canada’s Human Rights Record on Violence against Indigenous Women

Aboriginal Legal Service of Toronto’s Christa Big Canoe explains why government policies are leaving Indigenous women four times more likely to be murdered than...
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Video: UN Reports Blasts Canada’s Human Rights Record on Violence Against Indigenous Women

Aboriginal Legal Service of Toronto's Christa Big Canoe explains why government policies are leaving indigenous women four times more likely to be murdered ... Via...
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Video: Chokeholds & Beatings: IDF abuse Palestinian children — Human Rights Watch

Israeli security forces have abused Palestinian children, choking, beating and coercing them into confessions - that's according to a recent Human Rights Watch ... Via...
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Video: UK pilots bombed ISIS in Syria without Parliament’s authorization – human rights group

British combat pilots embedded with American and Canadian coalition forces have been bombing targets in Syria without democratic sanction, a Freedom of ... Via Youtube

The Fast Track To Ending Human Rights

By Barbara Loe Fisher From flash to bang, it took the politically powerful corporate, medical trade, and government lobbyists just six months this year to...
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Video: Human rights group slams IDF soldier for killing Palestinian teen

An Israeli human rights group released a video said to show details of how a 17-year-old Palestinian was shot by IDF soldiers. The group...

Are Human Rights Violations Already Being Trumped By Corporate Trade Deal?

AP, Reuters report that Obama administration about to upgrade Malaysia's human trafficking status, seen as move merely 'for political expediency' by Andrea Germanos  (Common Dreams) - The Obama...
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Video: Bahrain: EU to debate resolution on human rights as US resumes military aid

The European parliament today votes on a resolution condemning violations of human rights in Bahrain. It focuses on the case of prominent jailed activist...

Protests Target ‘Human Rights Abusers Determining Our Future’ at Summits

"We're demanding total transformation of how our societies work in addressing the climate crisis that doesn't sacrifice our communities." by Nadia Prupis (Common Dreams) - As international leaders...

Activists Campaign for Binding Human Rights Treaty at the UN

GENEVA, Switzerland - Environmental defenders and human rights campaigners attending a key UN gathering tasked with drafting a binding treaty to regulate corporate human...

The Problem With Human Rights Organizations

When Israel is criticized about its rights-abusive policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the refrain most often heard among local politicians is...

US complicit in Saudi crimes against Yemen: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch has accused the United States of complicity in the Saudi Arabia's war of aggression against Yemen. Human Rights Watch announced on Tuesday that Washington is potentially...

US urged to investigate CIA human rights abuses

Leading human rights groups have called on the United States Department of Justice to investigate the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture program. Amnesty International, Human Rights...

US Police Slammed Over Human Rights Breaches

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. By Andre Damon 19 June 2015 Laws governing the use of force by police...
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Video: TPP vs. Human Rights: Groups Express Concern Over Record of Member Nations

http://democracynow.org - As the Obama administration praises the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), backlash continues to grow against the deal. Via Youtube
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Video: ‘Western govts give Saudi Arabia pass to violate human rights’

Anger is spreading through the human-rights community, over the latest UN-backed summit on the subject. The reason is that the venue is Saudi Arabia...

Human Rights Groups Welcome USA Network’s Decision to Cancel Israeli Government-Sponsored Show ‘Dig’

Human rights groups welcome USA Network’s recent announcement that it will not renew its action series ‘Dig’ for a second season due to concerns...

Australian government vilifies human rights commissioner

  By Mike Head (WSWS) - For the second time in four months, the Abbott government has denounced Australian Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs for criticising the extensive...