Blog Posts - Human Rights



Palestinian lives matter and not just when they are lost

The sun sets on the Israel-Gaza border January 4, 2009. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)Palestine has never been the same since the 1917 Balfour Declaration, by which the British government allowed “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for th...

Rights activist, Nedhal al-Salman, banned from leaving Bahrain for possessing info on regime abuse

Nedhal al-Salman, the women and children rights officer at the Bahrain Center for Human RightsBahraini authorities have prevented a senior human rights activist from traveling to Switzerland to attend a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) mee...

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls on Myanmar to respect human rights, ahead of his visit to Southeast Asian country

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a conference organized by Singapore Management University in Singapore on August 29, 2016. (Photo by AFP)United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on Myanmar's new leadership to pay “full...

Reckless US police pepper spray 84-year-old black woman: Video

This screenshot shows Geneva Smith, 84, talking to a Fox 23 reporter after police pepper sprayed her in the face on August 7, 2016.Disturbing video has been released showing a police officer pepper spraying an 84-year-old black woman inside her...

US NGO classifies 'White Lives Matter' as hate group

Black officers standing guard at a 'White Lives Matter' rally in Dallas, Texas.An American nonprofit legal advocacy organization tracking hate groups across the United States is classifying the White Lives Matter as one.The group will join others suc...

US Maine governor Paul LePage calls Blacks, Hispanics 'enemy'

Maine Governor Paul LePage (Reuters photo)A US daily that released a video of the Republican governor of Maine referring to Blacks and Hispanics as “the enemy,” has apologized on behalf of the state for twice electing an “unfit” governor.“P...

Saturday demo: A CALL TO EUROPE: HUMAN RIGHTS FOR REFUGEES!

Trafalgar Square London 2-5pm Saturday August 27th A Demonstration Called by: Help4Refugee Children, Syria Solidarity Campaign, Calais Action & RS21. Sixty years ago, the Refugee Convention defined rights for refugees, and most countries signe...
by wembleymatters on Aug 26, 2016

“HUMAN RIGHTS”

HUMAN RIGHTS” – THERE IS AN ANNUAL DAY FOR THEM. Most like the idea of people having “rights,” but asking about the source of rights is often overlooked. Before the Declaration of Independence was drafted, preachers were talking about “righ...
by How to be saved on Aug 21, 2016

Jelena Karleusa Caricature

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by Fin Fan Fun Photo & Video on Aug 18, 2016

‘Human Rights and Human Wrongs’: An Evening with Gillian Triggs

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by Per Crucem ad Lucem on Aug 12, 2016

Anne Aly, new Australian Labor MP for Cowan, on 'Radicalisation, Terrorism and Human Rights'

Anne Aly answers questions at the Castan Centre Human Rights conferenceIn July 2016 Dr Anne Aly was elected Labor Member of the House of Representatives for the Cowan electorate in Western Australia. She is the first Muslim woman in the Australian pa...
by Labor View from Bayside on Aug 7, 2016

Siege Shows U.S., Concern Trolls Hypocrisy

Moon of AlabamaDo you remember the outcry over the siege of Ramadi by Iraqi and U.S. forces? When those forces expressed little concern for the civilians who were not let go by the ISIS fighters occupying the city?No? You do not remember those conc...
by INFRAKSHUN on Jul 30, 2016

Abuse of teenage boys at Australian jail slammed by UN Human Rights High Commission

This frame grab from an ABC program shows a teenage boy hooded and strapped into a chair at a youth detention center in the Northern Territory city of Darwin, Australia. ©AFPThe UN Human Rights High Commission (UNHRC) has expressed shock at the abus...

Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans in US more likely to get arrested by police: Study

People rally in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, July 7, 2016 to protest the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. (AFP photo)...

Human Rights Watch says Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab faces 12 years in prison over critical tweets: Human Rights Watch

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab (photo by Reuters) Human Rights Watch says Bahraini human rig...

First of Its Kind Study Shows 55,400 People Hospitalized or Killed by US Cops in a Single Year

Justin Gardner The Free Thought ProjectIf anyone needed a reminder that America has a police brutality problem, the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile provided it. Actual numbers on violent police encounters are difficult to come by, but...
by INFRAKSHUN on Jul 27, 2016

Imprisoned Palestinian women and girls: Teen detained over Facebook posts, injured woman denied medical care

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network Palestinian teen Qamar Manasra, 16, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, remains detained after she was arrested by Israeli forces who invaded her home in Reineh village on Tuesday, 19 July. Her home wa...
by INFRAKSHUN on Jul 26, 2016

TURKEY - Erdogan's Crackdown

"Turkish government crackdown touches thousands after coup attempt" PBS NewsHour 7/19/2016COMMENT:  A nation on the road to dictatorship via Hitler's playbook. ExcerptSUMMARY:  In Istanbul, thousands of supporters of Turkish President Recep...
by Mage Soapbox on Jul 25, 2016

What has the Victorian Labor government ever done for human rights?

Developments in Human Rights in Victoria 2016Martin Pakula MP, Victorian Attorney-General, addressed the Castan Centre Human Rights Law annual conference on 22 July 2016. He launched the government's response to the Victorian Human Rights Charter Rev...
by Labor View from Bayside on Jul 25, 2016

Free online course: Magna Carta (De bakermat van de #mensenrechten!!)

How did a peace treaty signed by an English king in 1215 become such an important symbol of liberty and human rights around the world? This free online course will start by looking at the events that led t...
by Vreemdelingenrecht on Jul 24, 2016


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