Stories Tagged: human rights

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Namibia Strikes Down Colonial-Era Sodomy Law, Marking Historic LGBTQ Victory

India's Supreme Court is set to make a landmark decision on October 17 regarding the legal... (14 revisions)

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China Pressures US Lawmakers to Cancel Dalai Lama Visit Amid Ongoing Tensions

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a group of American lawmakers, including former House... (56 revisions)

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India Dismisses UN's Top Human Rights Official's Remarks on Foreign Influence Laws

Indian Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in... (20 revisions)

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Agnieszka Holland's Film 'Green Border' Sheds Light on the Migrant Crisis in Poland

Ukraine woke up to news of Russian drones striking buildings in the Kharkiv and Odesa regions,... (21 revisions)

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UN Report Condemns Iran's Executions and Hijab Crackdown

Iran has come under scrutiny for its high rate of executions, with at least 853 people executed... (25 revisions)

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Reports of Grueling Working Conditions at Amazon Warehouse in India Raise Human Rights Concerns

A US National Labor Relations Board judge has ruled that Amazon CEO Andy Jassy violated federal... (16 revisions)

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Vijayabharathi Sayani and S. Manikumar Assume Leadership Roles in Human Rights Commissions

On June 5, 2024, Vijayabharathi Sayani, a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC),... (16 revisions)

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UN Human Rights Commission and Chief Turk Accuse Israel of War Crimes in Gaza

After conducting an extensive investigation, the UN Independent International Commission of... (35 revisions)

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Sri Lanka Struggles to Meet Obligations Linked to GSP+ Scheme

In addition to the ongoing economic challenges and concerns about tax policies and security, Sri... (1 revisions)

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The Legacy of Authoritarian Leadership in North Africa: A Closer Look at Egypt's Sisi

In the countries of North Africa, from Tunisia to Egypt, a common theme emerges in the... (1 revisions)

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Saudi Crown Prince Seeks Soft Power and Investment Opportunities in Japan's Gaming Sector

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is visiting Japan to improve Saudi Arabia's image and... (2 revisions)

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Kissinger at 100: A Complex Historical Legacy

Henry Kissinger, a complex figure in global affairs, passed away at the age of 100, leaving... (2 revisions)

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COP29 Aims to Address Global Tensions and Prevent Climate-Fueled Conflicts

Delegates from nearly 200 countries gathered in Dubai for the 28th meeting of the Conference of... (2 revisions)

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Gen and Nikon Recognized as Sustainability Leaders in ESG Ratings

In recent news, Gen and Nikon have both been recognized as sustainability leaders in their... (2 revisions)

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The Complex Relationship Between Business, Human Rights, and Financial Risk in Formula 1

The world of Formula 1 is no stranger to controversy and debate, and the issue of human rights... (3 revisions)

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Recognizing Outstanding Contributions: The Swadesh Samman Award for Dr. Thejo Kumari Amudala and Sham Maharaj Honored by the South African Human Rights Commission

Jasmine Fiddler, a recipient of the Amos Owen Award, is recognized for her work in empowering... (3 revisions)

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Oil India Takes Steps Towards Achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2040 Through ESG Initiatives

In a recent announcement, Oil India has launched its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)... (3 revisions)

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Addressing Global Trade Imbalances and Climate Change Through Trade Rules

Europe accounts for just 7.5% of global emissions but recognizes the importance of climate... (3 revisions)

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Russia Designates Memorial Human Rights Defence Center as 'Foreign Agent'

Despite being shut down by Russia's Supreme Court, Memorial, a human rights group, continues to... (4 revisions)

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The Incarcerations: Bhima Koregaon and the Search for Democracy - A Critical Book Review

The book 'The Incarcerations: Bhima Koregaon and the Search for Democracy' by Alpa Shah provides... (4 revisions)

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Qatar's Foreign Policy: Promoting Peace, Human Rights, and Equality

Qatar's foreign policy strategy and priorities have been highlighted by its Permanent... (4 revisions)

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Elisha Wiesel and the Elie Wiesel Foundation Host Disrupting Uyghur Genocide Conference

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine has sparked intense debate and discussion... (4 revisions)

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Former Miss World Contestant Fined for Social Media 'Insults' in Vietnam: A Closer Look at the Controversial Incident

Vietnamese model Nguyen Le Nam Em, a former Miss World contestant, has been fined 37.5 million... (5 revisions)

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Multidimensional Crises and Repression of Peaceful Dissent Threaten Security in Mali, Algeria, and Peru

Recent reports from independent experts on human rights in Mali, Algeria, and Peru highlight the... (5 revisions)

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The Historical Dilemma of Prioritizing Profit over Morality

Once upon a time in the land of Austria, Marlene Engelhorn, an Austrian heiress, made a bold... (5 revisions)

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UN Rapporteur, Funded by China, Calls for End to Sanctions on China

Alena Douhan, the UN special rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures... (5 revisions)

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Prioritizing Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development

The article from Daily Sun discusses the importance of prioritizing institutional strengthening... (5 revisions)

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The Challenges of Achieving True Independence and Sovereignty in the Philippines

The issue of poverty in the Philippines is a pressing concern that requires attention and... (6 revisions)

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Prominent Baptist Pastor Detained Again in Myanmar Hours After Release

In a concerning development, prominent Baptist pastor Hkalam Samson, former head of the Kachin... (6 revisions)

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Employers and Workers Call for Review of PUV Modernization Program in the Philippines

The Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) in the Philippines is facing criticism... (7 revisions)

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Combating Forced Organ Harvesting and Uyghur Forced Labor: Legislative Efforts and Implementation Challenges

The issue of forced organ harvesting in China and the exploitation of Uyghur forced labor have... (7 revisions)

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Civil Society Organizations Call for Reforms in AU Human Rights Mechanisms

The African Union (AU) human rights mechanisms are facing calls for reforms from Civil Society... (7 revisions)

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BP Faces Accusations of Complicity in Armenian Genocide and Human Rights Abuses

In addition to the legal action taken by Hussein Julood in Iraq, BP is now facing accusations of... (7 revisions)

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Japan's Imperial Family Joins Instagram to Connect with Younger Generations

Japan's imperial family has embraced social media by joining Instagram and expanding its online... (7 revisions)

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Chad's Mahamat Idriss Deby Wins Presidential Election Amid Human Rights Concerns and Regional Implications

The campaign for the presidential elections in Chad has concluded, and the incumbent president,... (8 revisions)

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Lilian Seenoi-Barr: From Human Rights Activism in Kenya to Becoming the First Black Mayor in Northern Ireland

In a recent development, the Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Owan Enoh, has been... (8 revisions)

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New Hampshire Raises Minimum Marriage Age to 18, Outlawing Child Marriage

In a significant move, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has signed a bill into law that... (8 revisions)

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China's Growing Authoritarianism and the Need for International Action: Understanding the Concerns and Fears

China's growing authoritarianism has become a cause for concern, particularly for Christians in... (9 revisions)

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European Court of Human Rights Rules Italy Violated Rights of Man in Psychiatric Detention Case

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that Italy violated the rights of Fabio... (9 revisions)

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Sri Lanka Core Group Urges Government to Protect Freedom of Expression and Judicial Independence

President Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka highlighted the government's efforts to combat crime... (9 revisions)

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Canadian Human Rights Commission Faces Review and Potential Downgrade

The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) is currently facing a potential downgrade of its... (9 revisions)

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China's Anti-Terrorism Laws: Balancing Security, Human Rights, and Threats of Separatism in Xinjiang

China has implemented anti-terrorism laws to protect the security and stability of the Xinjiang... (10 revisions)

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Vatican document fails to address LGBTQ+ concerns as St. John's hospitals recognized for LGBTQ+ patient care

The Vatican has released a new document titled 'Dignitas Infinita' on human dignity, which... (10 revisions)

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EU Council Adopts Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive to Enhance Corporate Accountability

The European Parliament has taken a significant step towards enhancing corporate accountability... (10 revisions)

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Ireland's Warm Reception of Chinese Premier Li Qiang Raises Questions of Hypocrisy

Chinese Premier Li Qiang visited Ireland to strengthen ties between the two countries. The visit... (10 revisions)

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Residents File Human Rights Complaint Over Oxford Street Cycleway, Adding to Ongoing Dispute

In a recent article from The Age [df317463], it is reported that six residents of Paddington in... (10 revisions)

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Global Conflicts Result in Significant Rise in Civilian Casualties in 2023

The year 2023 has been marked by a significant increase in armed conflicts, with Africa... (10 revisions)

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UN Condemns North Korea's Abysmal Human Rights Abuses

Human rights groups are urging the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take action to... (10 revisions)

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U.S. Foreign Policy Takes Center Stage at 2024 National Conventions

America's foreign policy is often shaped by domestic politics, with ideological positions and... (11 revisions)

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Dubai's Global AI and Blockchain Shows Shine Through Adverse Weather

The COP28 climate conference has kicked off in Dubai, hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).... (11 revisions)

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Human Rights Watch Report on Panama and Colombia's Handling of Migrants Disputed

A report by Human Rights Watch accused Panama and Colombia of not doing enough to protect... (11 revisions)

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China's Growing Influence in Okinawa's Independence Movement and the Spread of Pro-China Propaganda in the Philippines

In Okinawa, China is gaining online allies in the independence movement, with a key figure being... (12 revisions)

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Philippines Found Guilty of Massive Human Rights Violations Amid US Appreciation for Marcos' Openness to ICC Probe

The International People's Tribunal (IPT) in Brussels, Belgium has found the governments of past... (12 revisions)

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Grade 5 Students Create Music Video to Raise Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Elementary students from Strathcona School in Winnipeg have created a music video called 'The... (12 revisions)

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Bermuda is Love: Promoting Legal Aid and Access to Justice with CrowdJustice's Support

Bermuda is Love, a community organization in Bermuda, is organizing a series of events under the... (13 revisions)

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The Intersection of Catholic Social Teaching, Social Democracy, and Christian Engagement in Politics

In Nigeria, the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) has launched a comprehensive course on... (13 revisions)

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Supreme Court Rules Sharing Google Pin Location as Bail Condition Violates Right to Privacy; Sex Offender in Norway Appeals for Social Media Access as Human Right

In a recent ruling, the Supreme Court of India has declared that sharing a Google pin location... (13 revisions)

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'Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo' Activist Nora Cortiñas Passes Away at 94, Leaving a Legacy of Human Rights Activism

Argentina's President Javier Milei is facing backlash for his recent remarks on abortion and... (13 revisions)

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UN Draft Report Highlights Human Rights Responsibilities of ESG Index and Data Providers

Late last week, the United Nations (UN) completed a draft report on the responsibilities of ESG... (16 revisions)

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The EU's Approach Pushes Cambodia Further into China's Orbit

The recent leadership change in Cambodia and Thailand has presented opportunities for the United... (16 revisions)

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UN Expert Expresses Alarm at Targeting of Human Rights Defenders in the Democratic Republic of Congo

A UN expert has expressed alarm at the increasing targeting of human rights defenders in the... (17 revisions)

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McDonald's Faces Criticism for Partnership with Chinese Government Amid Human Rights Concerns

During the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in San Francisco, U.S. President Joe... (17 revisions)

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Selective Activism and Hypocrisy in Human Rights Advocacy: The Case of Ritika Sajdeh

Novelist Arundhati Roy, renowned for her literary works and winner of the Booker Prize, has been... (18 revisions)

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Garment Workers in Bangladesh Face Fear and Repression: Amnesty International

Garment workers in Bangladesh continue to face fear and repression as corporate impunity for... (18 revisions)

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Latvian Government Supports Permanent Closure of Silene Border Checkpoint, While Lithuania Grants Permanent Residence Permits to Stateless Individuals

Latvia's government has expressed its support for keeping the Silene border checkpoint closed... (18 revisions)

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Former Uzbekistan Diplomat Released After Arbitrary Imprisonment: Calls for Redress and Compensation

In a significant development, former Uzbekistan diplomat Kadyr Yusupov has been released after... (18 revisions)

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US Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Penalize Rights Violations in Iran, Targeting Iranian Officials and Judges

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers has introduced the TOOMAJ Act, a bill that aims to impose... (19 revisions)

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Interfaith Workshop in Preston Explores Freedom of Religion and Human Rights

A special edition of the monthly interfaith gatherings was held in Preston, Lancashire, in... (19 revisions)

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Religious Freedom: The First of All Human Rights

The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights is currently taking place in Geneva,... (20 revisions)

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Global Demonstrations in Solidarity with Political Prisoners in Belarus

On May 21, the Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners of Belarus was celebrated worldwide.... (21 revisions)

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Addressing Women’s Economic Needs Can Improve Women's Healthcare and Development of Women with Disabilities

The achievements of women were celebrated on March 8, International Women’s Day. According to... (22 revisions)

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Taliban and Mali Ban Political Party Activities, Drawing Criticism

The Taliban's ban on political party activities in Afghanistan has been met with criticism, as a... (22 revisions)

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China's Thuggish Intimidation Tactics: A Global Concern

The United States is planning to impose visa restrictions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials in... (23 revisions)

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Vietnam's Police Minister To Lam Confirmed as New President Amid Ongoing Reshuffle

Vietnam's ongoing political reshuffle has taken another turn as To Lam, the country's former... (24 revisions)

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The Political Significance and Implications of US Arms Sales

The controversy surrounding US aid to Israel and its impact on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict... (28 revisions)

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The ASEAN Declaration on Environmental Rights: A Critical Analysis

Chief Medical Director of Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) Multi-System Hospital, Dr.... (29 revisions)

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Russian Activists Discuss Art, Activism, and Human Rights in Interviews

Russian activist and co-founder of Pussy Riot, Maria 'Masha' Vladimirovna Alyokhina, recently... (29 revisions)

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Scottish Refugee Council Expresses Solidarity with Those Affected by UK's Rwanda Act

The Scottish Refugee Council has expressed solidarity with individuals affected by the 'Safety... (30 revisions)

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Russian Occupation Officials Threaten to Take Newborns from Parents in Luhansk for Lack of Russian Citizenship

Russian occupation officials in the Luhansk region of Ukraine are threatening to take newborns... (31 revisions)

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Disproportionate Imprisonment of Uyghurs in China: 1 in 26 Uyghurs Imprisoned in Region with World's Highest Prison Rate

China currently imprisons more than 449,000 Uyghurs in Xinjiang, accounting for about one in 17... (31 revisions)

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ODIHR Urges Immediate Review of Tech's Human Rights Risks in Border Control

A recent article from Mirage News highlights the call by the OSCE Office for Democratic... (31 revisions)

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Insurance Industry Fails to Protect People and Planet with Investment Choices

Some of the world's largest insurers are failing to protect 'both people and planet' by... (32 revisions)

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Former New Zealand MP and Alleged Chinese Spy Anoints Mentee as Successor, Raising Concerns About Chinese Influence in Politics

A former New Zealand Member of Parliament (MP) and alleged Chinese spy, Jian Yang, has... (33 revisions)

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Bill Browder Boycotts World Economic Forum Over Human Rights Concerns

The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos has faced criticism from financier and anti-Putin... (33 revisions)

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The Power of Protests: Learning and Change Through Peaceful Dissent

Protests, rallies, sit-ins, marches, and disruptions have long been a part of American history,... (33 revisions)

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Protesters Demand Justice in Sahiti Infra Real Estate Scam, CPCL Land Acquisition, and Group Areas Act Evictions; NRI Group Alleges US Intel Violating Human Rights

Villagers from Panangudi, Narimanan, and Gopurajapuram in Nagapattinam district have ended their... (34 revisions)

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China-EU Human Rights Dialogue: Seeking Cooperation Amidst Differences

EU officials are bracing for a critical week ahead, as several key events and negotiations are... (35 revisions)

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Human Rights Groups Call for UK to Ban Weapon Sales to Israel

Ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas, mediated by Egypt and Qatar in Cairo, have failed to... (36 revisions)

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Taliban Dismisses UN Report Ahead of Doha Meeting

Since the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan three years ago, women's rights have been... (37 revisions)

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Challenges and Concerns Surrounding Prabowo Subianto's Presidency in Indonesia

Protests have broken out in Jakarta, Indonesia, following the unofficial victory claim of former... (37 revisions)

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Indian and Hong Kong Satirists Win Kofi Annan Courage in Cartooning Award on World Press Freedom Day

Indian cartoonist Rachita Taneja and Hong Kong's cartoonist Zunzi were awarded the biennial Kofi... (42 revisions)

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Bahrain Faces Spotlight on Repression Ahead of UN Human Rights Council

The 56th session of the UN Human Rights Council is set to begin on June 18, 2024. Ahead of the... (42 revisions)

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Canada Faces Criticism for Detaining Asylum Seekers in Jails

Tensions have arisen between newcomers and immigrants with local roots in the United States due... (50 revisions)

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Senator Condemns China's Enforcement of Domestic Laws in Neighbors' Exclusive Economic Zones

China's actions in the South China Sea have faced criticism from Senator Francis Tolentino of... (62 revisions)

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The Impact of AI on Personal Injury Law, Insurance Claims, Risk Management, and Corporate Criminal Liability: Exploring the Intersection with Human Rights

The impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on various industries, including personal injury law,... (70 revisions)