Should Sri Lanka host Commonwealth meet with its poor LGBT rights record?

Should Sri Lanka host Commonwealth meet with its poor LGBT rights record?

🕔17:49, 29.Sep 2013

As protests erupt worldwide over the Sochi Olympics in view of the Russian government’s homophobic laws and statements, activists are drawing a parallel with the situation in a far-away part of the world, Sri Lanka. The sunny island of Sri

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UN: How Israel deprives Palestinians of basic human rights.

UN: How Israel deprives Palestinians of basic human rights.

🕔17:44, 29.Sep 2013

According to the report, Palestinians have lost access to over 40% of land due to settlement activity. Settlements are built over existing farm land. In addition, Palestinian farmers cannot even approach the fences of settlements for fear of being attacked

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Stop giving giving Sri Lanka carte blanche for human rights violations’ Amnesty to Commonwealth

Stop giving giving Sri Lanka carte blanche for human rights violations’ Amnesty to Commonwealth

🕔16:21, 28.Sep 2013

Instead of giving Sri Lanka carte blanche for human rights violations, Commonwealth leaders should be supporting calls for an independent and international investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity, and condemning reprisals against civil society still taking plac

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The regional office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights fosters human rights in Egypt.

The regional office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights fosters human rights in Egypt.

🕔16:13, 28.Sep 2013

EOHR condemns the Media’s offensive campaign regarding the opening of a new regional office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Egypt. As some media launched offensive campaigns against this proposal based on insufficient information about the refusal

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Prairie Talks focuses on human rights.

Prairie Talks focuses on human rights.

🕔10:20, 28.Sep 2013

Bjorn Engesland has a keen sense of the differences between how human rights are viewed from country to country. As the Secretary General of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Engesland has followed and tried to affect human rights issues worldwide. “We

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United States Accused Of Human Rights Violations For Bombing Puerto Rico.

United States Accused Of Human Rights Violations For Bombing Puerto Rico.

🕔18:12, 27.Sep 2013

A petition has been filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights by the National Lawyers guild and a number of other human rights groups. The petition accuses the United States of a variety of abuses stemming from the decades

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UN human rights office urges restraint as death toll in Sudan fuel protests rises.

UN human rights office urges restraint as death toll in Sudan fuel protests rises.

🕔18:08, 27.Sep 2013

27 September 2013 – The United Nations human rights office today called for restraint after dozens of people have been killed across Sudan amid protests against the Government’s decision to suspend fuel subsidies. “We are deeply concerned about reports that

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Ahead of UN human rights review, China activist goes missing.

🕔18:03, 27.Sep 2013

Ms. Cao, who has spent years trying to persuade Beijing to allow ordinary citizens to help draft its UN report in line with international practice, has disappeared since she was arrested at the Beijing airport on Sept. 14. She was

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Bahrain rights group wins Norwegian award.

Bahrain rights group wins Norwegian award.

🕔17:52, 27.Sep 2013

OSLO: The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, whose founder and director are both jailed, won Norway’s Rafto Prize for rights defenders yesterday for its fight against repression in the Gulf state. The award would “turn the spotlight on systematic violations

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U.S. Signing of International Arms Trade Treaty Sends Strong Signal to Syria, Others.

U.S. Signing of International Arms Trade Treaty Sends Strong Signal to Syria, Others.

🕔18:01, 25.Sep 2013

Secretary of State Kerry prepares to sign the International Arms Trade Treaty on behalf of President Obama, Human Rights First praises the United States’ commitment to joining 88 other nations in regulating the $70 billion global trade of heavy weapons

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European Court of Human rights finds against Romanian State for its failure to hand over Securitate files.

European Court of Human rights finds against Romanian State for its failure to hand over Securitate files.

🕔17:54, 25.Sep 2013

A Romanian woman will get EUR 4,500 from the Romanian State after it was found to have violated her right to privacy by not handing over Securitate files on her late father. The European Court of Human Rights ruled in

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Sri Lanka, UN at loggerheads over human rights.

Sri Lanka, UN at loggerheads over human rights.

🕔17:49, 25.Sep 2013

Twenty-four hours after Sri Lanka goes on the defensive at the United Nations in New York, the UN will go on the offensive against Sri Lanka in Geneva. In a coincidence of timing, President Mahinda Rajapaksa will address the General

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Bronx Councilwoman Helen Foster Nominated To Lead State Division Of Human Rights.

Bronx Councilwoman Helen Foster Nominated To Lead State Division Of Human Rights.

🕔17:45, 25.Sep 2013

Bronx City Councilwoman Helen Foster has been nominated to lead the state Division of Human Rights. Governor Andrew Cuomo tapped Foster for the post. Foster will serve as acting commissioner pending her confirmation by the state Senate. The agency works

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Obama lies to UN human rights official about not having smoked in six years Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/25/obama-lies-to-u-n-human-rights-official-about-not-having-smoked-in-six-years.

🕔17:41, 25.Sep 2013

President Barack Obama casually lied about his smoking Monday at the United Nations in a hot mic moment. The news quickly went viral, but few commentators have noted that Obama was flagrantly misstating his smoking history. The president said he hasn’t

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Transgender human rights lawyer announces bid for Russian president.

Transgender human rights lawyer announces bid for Russian president.

🕔17:35, 25.Sep 2013

A transgender attorney and Chairperson for the Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights announced Monday her intent to run for President of the Russian Federation. Masha Bast, 38, who has worked on some of the most high-profile and politically

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Human Rights Minister chairs 6th GCC Human Rights Meeting .

Human Rights Minister chairs 6th GCC Human Rights Meeting .

🕔05:46, 25.Sep 2013

Bahrain’s Human Rights Affairs Minister, Dr. Salah bin Ali Abdul Rahman, today, chaired the sixth meeting of the heads of government agencies in charge with human rights in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf that started

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Former prisoner's human rights DNA challenge is rejected by High Court judges.

Former prisoner's human rights DNA challenge is rejected by High Court judges.

🕔05:42, 25.Sep 2013

An ex-prisoner’s legal challenge to a police force request for him to provide  DNA samples has been rejected by the High Court. Lawyers for the former prisoner, referred to as R, argued that the demand  infringed his human rights. But

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U.N. to Review NSA Privacy Violations Among Other U.S. Rights Abuses.

U.N. to Review NSA Privacy Violations Among Other U.S. Rights Abuses.

🕔18:42, 24.Sep 2013

Human rights advocates from across the country are joining together today in a National Day of Action to raise awareness about the state of human rights in the United States at the local, state, and federal levels, and to spotlight

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Iranian student awarded human-rights prize while in prison.

Iranian student awarded human-rights prize while in prison.

🕔18:26, 24.Sep 2013

Omid Kokabee, a physics PhD student jailed in Iran since January 2011, was awarded yesterday the 2014 American Physical Society’s Andrei Sakharov Prize for “his courage in refusing to use his physics knowledge to work on projects that he deemed

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Big fall in equality and human rights-related cases.

Big fall in equality and human rights-related cases.

🕔18:18, 24.Sep 2013

The number of cases taken by State equality and human rights bodies has collapsed by up to 66 per cent, according to a report to be published today. A new study shows that between 2008 and 2011, the number of

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Egypt's permanent representative at the United Nations in Geneva Wafaa Baseem held a seminar on Egypt's roadmap on the sidelines of the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Egypt's permanent representative at the United Nations in Geneva Wafaa Baseem held a seminar on Egypt's roadmap on the sidelines of the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

🕔09:10, 16.Sep 2013

Key speakers at the event were Egyptian Social Solidarity Minister Ahmed el-Borei, member of the National Council for Human Rights Mahmoud Karem, former chairman of the lower house’s human rights committee Mohamed Anwar Sadat and Chairman of the Egyptian Organization

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An Australian man, known as Abu Asma al-Australi in social media accounts, was suspected of carrying out a suicide bomb attack in Syria in behalf of terrorists.

An Australian man, known as Abu Asma al-Australi in social media accounts, was suspected of carrying out a suicide bomb attack in Syria in behalf of terrorists.

🕔08:57, 16.Sep 2013

Images of the alleged bomber with his face intentionally blurred had been circulating the Internet particularly in social media sites as social media users in Australia tried to confirm his identity. News reports also released information that the suspected suicide bomber

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