International Human Rights Law (LLM). The University of Essex in Colchester, United Kingdom, offers a 12-month Master of Laws degree program in International Human Rights Law. Students complete a dissertation and take mandatory courses in International Human Rights: Law, Institutions and Practice plus electives to fulfill the course requirements. Applicants must have an honors undergraduate degree and be fluent in English to be considered for admission. A degree in law can improve your chances of admission but is not mandatory for consideration.. Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (LLM). Aberystwyth University in Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom, offers a 12-month full-time Master of Laws degree program in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. All students in the program take modules in International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law and Public International Law and complete a 15,000 to 20,000-word dissertation. Qualified applicants to the program will have a bachelors degree with ...
in Polity vol. 44 no. 4 pp. 485-503. This article aims to organize thinking around human rights-based approaches to development (HRBAs) and to review available empirical evidence regarding their benefits, risks, and limitations. We propose a typology distinguishing four types of rights-based approaches: global compliance based on international and regional treaties; human rights-based programming on the part of donors and governments; rights talk; and legal mobilization. The article briefly reviews the politics of the first three modalities before examining legal mobilization for social and economic rights in greater detail. Litigation for social and economic rights is increasing in frequency and scope in several countries, and exhibits appealing attributes such as inclusiveness and deliberative quality. Still, there are potential problems with this form of human rights-based mobilization, including middle class capture, the potential counter-majoritarianism of courts, and difficulties in ...
Today we launch a great new set of films and an eBook exploring our Human Rights Act, its role in our democracy, and its achievements in protecting our human rights over the 15 years it has been in force. Our current government has promised to scrap the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights. With a consultation paper asking for peoples views on this issue later this spring, its more important than ever that each and every one of us understands what our Human Rights Act is and how it works, and what we stand to lose if it is scrapped. Whether youre a third sector professional developing a human rights approach to the work you do, a teacher who would like your students to learn more about their human rights, or an individual whos passionate about human rights and civil liberties, we hope youll find these resources useful, and would encourage you to share them widely!
This session provides an introduction to the international human rights system and how it has evolved since the Second World War.. Special focus is given to the establishment of the UN in 1945 and the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights three years later.. First, the students are to discuss in groups rules they think should be in force so that people can live good lives in a society. This reflection will prepare them for a lecture on the origin and content of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.. Afterwards the students will have a short period of follow-up group work before the session leader holds a second lecture on the international human rights system and how it functions today. It is possible to do the constituent parts separately or split them up with longer periods in between, but it is recommended that they are done together ...
Based primarily on a series of contemporary real world problems, the course introduces the student to the established and developing legal rules and procedures governing the protection of international human rights. Its thesis is that there exists a substantial body of substantive and procedural International Human Rights Law, and that lawyers, government officials, and concerned citizens should be familiar with the policies underlying this law and its enforcement, as well as with the potential it offers for improving the basic lot of human beings everywhere. Additionally, the course presupposes that the meaning of human rights is undergoing fundamental expansion, and therefore explores Marxist and Third World conceptions of human rights as well as those derived from the liberal West.. Sequence and Prerequisites: None. Evaluation: Paper. ...
In the past, the Chinese Government has openly expressed its displeasure with critical scrutiny of its human rights record. Such reactions demonstrate that China is sensitive to international attention. Public recognition at the Human Rights Council that China should be bound by its international human rights obligations will again give hope to thousands of defenders, lawyers, petitioners and others who seek to promote human rights in the country. At a time when human rights are increasingly under threat, the Human Rights Council should ensure that all its members, including China, uphold the highest standards of human rights and fully cooperate with the Council and its mechanisms, as required by UN General Assembly Resolution 60/251. In so doing, the Council will continue to act in accordance with its founding principles, and in defence of universal human rights everywhere. Please be assured, Excellency, of our highest consideration.. Amnesty International. Cairo Institute for Human Rights ...
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This publication is a one-stop-shop for international human rights conventions and other related documents. It is designed to be a reference for judges, magistrates, legal practitioners, law students human rights advocates, civil society representatives and policy makers across the Pacific.. It contains the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and its two international covenants: the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). Collectively, these three international human rights documents have been commonly referred to as the International Bill of Rights (IBOR). It also contains seven other United Nations international human rights treaties. These treaties have the force of international law for the states that ratify or accede to them. Each of these treaties establishes a treaty body responsible for monitoring implementation by state parties. Some of the treaties are ...
For transitional justice efforts to be effective, they must be grounded in international human rights standards. Above all, they must be human rights-based: consistently focusing on the rights and needs of victims and their families. A human rights-based approach to transitional justice demands that programs should be designed in a context of in-depth consultation with affected communities. International human rights law requires national consultations to be undertaken. Consultation can particularly benefit the design of specific aspects of transitional justice programs, such as determining the best formal role for victims to play, highlighting the experience of otherwise neglected victim groups. In addition, national consultations can revitalize stalled or excessively slow-moving peace processes or make it difficult for peace negotiators and other decision makers to back out of their commitments to transitional justice. This publication identifies the main applicable human rights instruments ...
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading infectious killers of adults globally. Incarcerated individuals represent a vulnerable population when it comes to TB exposure, development of disease, and poor treatment outcomes. The TB pandemic in prisons is a serious human rights issue, and multiple global organizations have called for human rights-based strategies to address it. There are, however, few countries implementing such programs on the ground. Georgia, a former Soviet republic located in the Caucasus Mountains, has high rates of TB and a large prison population. This paper describes a needs assessment carried out in one prison in Georgia and the human rights-based strategy being implemented by the Georgian National TB Program to address TB control in the prison setting. It is hoped that the proposed program can serve as a model for other countries with high rates of TB among incarcerated individuals.. ...
This chapter provides a general overview of international human rights law as well as the diplomats role in upholding human rights. Every State that is a member of the United Nations has made a commitment to uphold human rights. Today, a States human rights record is routinely scrutinized by the UN and in the media, and compliance with human rights obligations can define a States reputation and relations with other States. Diplomats are also increasingly involved in speaking out on behalf of their State about human rights abuses, whether or not these are committed against the States own citizens. They are also expected to respond to allegations of human rights abuses levelled against their government. ...
Looking at the stats for this blog, it looks like many people who come here do so after googling full text human rights articles or something similar. For those looking for full text articles on human rights, there is good news and there is bad. First the bad: Using Google, Yahoo!, or any other internet search engine is going to provide very limited results. You may come up with a random article that someone cut and pasted and added to their website. You may come up with essays on human rights that people have written on personal blogs. Unfortunately, neither of these results are appropriate for academic human rights research. Instead, you need to find articles in peer-reviewed journals. Examples of peer reviewed journals include titles like The Journal of Human Rights and Human Rights Quarterly, While there are a few journals freely available online, such as the Harvard Human Rights Journal, the bulk of them are only available through subscription databases such as Academic Onefile (formerly ...
Joint statement by a group of Chairs, Vice-Chairs and members of the United Nations human rights Treaty Bodies and the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Civil society constitutes a fundamental pillar of the international human rights system. It contributes to promoting and respecting human rights, sustainable development, maintaining peace and security, and acts in line with UN Charter goals. Civil society assesses and reports on whether State parties are fulfilling their treaty obligations by translating the provisions of the relevant United Nations human rights treaties (the Treaties) into action at the grassroots level. Accordingly, civil society significantly assists Treaty Bodies in monitoring and evaluating State parties compliance with the Treaties. In view of this vital role, the human rights Treaty Bodies request civil society organizations to cooperate with them by submitting information on issues related to the enjoyment of rights in a given country. The active ...
Since the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) came into force ten years ago a debate has rumbled on about its larger purpose. It was drafted in response to a long-standing campaign for a bill of rights for the UK which attracted support across the political spectrum. But to what extent can its legal form serve that purpose if, as has been suggested, the HRA was intended not just to incorporate most of the rights in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into domestic law, but the totality of its case law? To shed light on the debate, this article examines the duty in HRA s.2 for domestic courts to take into account Strasbourg jurisprudence when considering a Convention right. We identify three broad approaches taken by the domestic courts to European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence: the mirror approach, the dynamic approach and the municipal approach. The parliamentary debate on s.2 reveals that the language of that section was purposefully drafted to avoid the domestic courts from being ...
The article examines the convergences and contrasts between social epidemiology, social medicine, and human rights approaches toward advancing global health and health equity. The first section describes the goals and work of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health. The second section discusses the role of human rights in the Commissions work. The third section evaluates, from the perspective of social epidemiology, two rights-based approaches to advancing health and health equity as compared to a view that focuses more broadly on social justice. The concluding section identifies four areas where social epidemiologists, practitioners of social medicine, and health and human rights advocates can and must work together in order to make progress on health and health equity.. ...
Fiftieth session Agenda item 112 (b) HUMAN RIGHTS QUESTIONS: HUMAN RIGHTS QUESTIONS, INCLUDING ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES FOR IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVE ENJOYMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS Note by the Secretary-General The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the implementation of the Plan of Action for the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 49/184 of 23 December 1994. 95-32767 (E) 081195/... *9532767* ANNEX Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the implementation of the Plan of Action for the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education CONTENTS Paragraphs Page I. BACKGROUND ...........................................1 - 123 A. World Conference on Human Rights .................2 - 53 B. General Assembly: forty-ninth session ...........6 - 94 C. Commission on Human Rights: ...
20 February 2019 Good Morning/Afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen and thank you for joining us today as we launch the third Report of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan. The report is being launched today in both Nairobi and Geneva. It will be officially presented to the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 12.. The Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan was established by the Human Rights Council in March 2016 to monitor and report on the human rights situation in the country and to make recommendations to improve it. This includes collecting and preserving evidence of - and clarifying responsibility for - alleged gross violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes, including sexual and gender-based violence and ethnic violence, with a view to ending impunity and providing accountability. Critical evidence collected by the Commission is being preserved in order to contribute towards a factual basis for transitional justice mechanisms and ...
Human rights monitoring can be viewed as the collection, verification, and use of information about human rights and the abuse thereof. Whereas it is the duty of government to respect, promote, protect and fulfill the human rights of its citizens, community groups and individuals can complement this role by monitoring how government complies with its human rights obligations. Those who do so act as human rights defenders as defined by Amnesty International, as people who on their own or with others take action to ensure the promotion and protection of human rights for all.. Community monitoring of human rights means the formal and informal identification, by community members, of human rights challenges and developments in their own community, for the purpose of contributing to strategies that seek to prevent and address the human rights challenges they face. This forms part of community participation in, and contribution to good governance and accountability.. This bulletins gives the ...
Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. With the leverage this brings, Human Rights Watch meets with governments, the United Nations, regional groups like the African Union and the European Union, financial institutions, and corporations to press for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world.. ...
AIHRC. Kabul, April 13, 2019. On November 3, 2017, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Ms. Fatou Bensouda, called for a judicial authorization to investigate the grave violation of human rights and humanitarian law in Afghanistan. This initiative of the International Criminal Court Prosecutor was welcomed by the Afghan people, especially the victims families and human rights organizations.. Human rights organizations, victims families and Afghan people who have suffered for a long time from the persistence of violence and war crimes committed by various groups in the absence of a mechanism to deal with cases of human rights violations, became so hopeful on the initiative of the ICC aiming to investigate the human rights situation in Afghanistan and deal with cases of human rights violations, and they declared their willingness to cooperate with the ICC in this regard. About a thousand complaints and documents concerning cases of human rights violations were collected by human ...
New York) - The United Nations Human Rights Councils first review of Egypts human rights record on February 17, 2010, is an opportunity for the government of Egypt to show its willingness to transparently discuss human rights and to pledge to end serious abuses, Human Rights Watch said today.. Human Rights Watch, in a submission to the council as part of the review process, called for Egypt to lift its longstanding abusive emergency regulations; to hold security forces accountable for serious human rights abuses such as arbitrary arrest and incommunicado detention; and to end systematic torture and unfair trials before state security courts. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is the mechanism by which member states in the Human Rights Council review Egypts and all other states human rights records. The three-hour review in Geneva on Wednesday morning forms part of this process.. Egypt says that it is taking the review seriously, so this is a perfect time to announce an end to the state of ...
The Human Rights Council (HRC) was appointed by the UN General Assembly to replace the Commission on Human Rights in 2006, and is the part of the UN system that is responsible for the strengthening, promotion, and protection of human rights worldwide. Three times a year, in March, June, and September, the HRC meets for 3-4 weeks in Geneva, Switzerland to review the status of human rights in countries around the world, to address human rights violations, and to make recommendations to improve the fulfilment of human rights. All 193 UN Member States, UN Permanent Observers, and civil society may attend these regular sessions, but only the 47 States that are elected to be members of the HRC at any one time may table (propose) resolutions and vote to adopt them. These resolutions serve as a guidance for the international community on how to tackle human rights issues, can contribute to greater international awareness of human rights problems, can increase international support for policy and ...
We invite you to register for this one day event that will discuss developments in the legislative protection of human rights in Australia. Leading Australian and international speakers will consider the National Human Rights Consultation, and provide an update of developments in the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, the ACT Human Rights Act and in NSW human rights law. In addition, the conference will address the constitutional dialogue model that is a feature of the human rights statutes in many countries of the British Commonwealth. The conference will also consider some crucial further challenges in relation to human rights protection, including: the rights of Indigenous people; the protection of economic, social and cultural rights; and protecting the human rights of people with a disability.. Confirmed speakers include:. ...
Human Rights Watch is one of the worlds leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world. Mission Statement:Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments
Human Rights, State Sovereignty and Medical Ethics: Examining Struggles Around Coercive Sterilisation of Romani Women examines the mobilized use by people and groups of the international human rights law framework to move legal, policy and ultimately social change at national and local level. One particular case study is examined in detail: efforts by Romani women in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to secure legal remedy for coercive sterilization. International legal aspects of these cases are examined in detail. The book concludes by endeavouring to answer questions concerning the nature of international law and the evolution of the post-World War II international human rights framework, the structure of national sovereignty, and the potential impact of both on human autonomy ...
Archives Week 2017 -- Documenting Human Rights Advocacy: An Open House with Archivists, Archives and Librarians at The Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research. Columbia Libraries Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research holds one of the single largest collections of human rights archives in the country, including the records of groups such as Amnesty International USA, Human Rights Watch, and the Committee to Protect Journalists. RBML staff archivists and Columbia librarians will discuss their work- the processing of collections, the preparing of finding aids and the development of the Human Rights Web Archive. In this regard, a wide variety of items from the Columbias human rights collections will be placed on display during the open house. Collections will include: Amnesty International USA, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Human Rights Watch, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Records of the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League to Champion Human Rights, and the ...
In considering the human rights policies of a sovereign, a functional definition of human rights is necessary. Unfortunately, the Uniform Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) expansively defines human rights by employing a positive rights standard advocated by Jack Donnelly. This expansive definition allows for the infusion of philosophical and political principles relating to justice not shared by all countries and societies. The lack of consensus results in a decreased ability to react swiftly and appropriately to per se human right violations, including genocide and ethnic cleansing. Traditional human rights, or negative rights, are most essential to the definition of human rights in limiting future atrocities assuming a pluralistic society. By defining human rights within the context of traditional negative rights, greater consensus is possible among and between sovereigns allowing prompt action and greater protections. This standard may not serve as a perfect normative theory of global ...
The network encourages multi-archive studies of Nordic human rights histories. In the recent surge of works on the history of human rights, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are often referred to as examples of leading forces for the development of aspects of international human rights, such as the early ratification of the ECHR, protection of refugees, same sex marriage, womens rights and indigenous rights.. Some mention Scandinavian countries as significant providers of funding for human rights activism and the active involvement of Nordic non-governmental groups in international politics since the 1970s, such as in the aftermath of the Chilean coup. Yet others have noted that this enthusiasm for global human rights has been coupled with hesitancy towards recognizing human rights as principles with domestic relevance.. However, these assessments offer only ephemeral mentions of the Nordic states relation to human rights developments, and they have so far triggered few fine-grained ...
Framing scholarship on human rights accountability through treaty bodies, this article examines the water and sanitation content of state human rights reporting to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. In this novel application of analytic coding methods to state human rights reports, the authors trace the relationship between human rights advancements on water and sanitation and treaty body monitoring of water and sanitation systems. These results raise an imperative for universal human rights indicators on the rights to water and sanitation, providing an empirical basis to develop universal indicators that would streamline reporting to human rights treaty bodies, facilitate monitoring of state reports, and ensure accountability for human rights implementation.. ...
Two reports have been released which shine a spotlight on the relationship between national authorities (especially parliaments) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Both take stock of the reforms initiated under the UK Governments chairmanship of the inter-governmental arm of the Council of Europe, the Committee of Ministers, in 2011-12, culminating in the Brighton Declaration. The first report, by the parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR), recommends that the UK should ratify Protocol 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The second report by the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (CLAHR) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, examines how to ensure the future effectiveness of the ECHR; it also (among other steps) encourages states to ratify Protocol 15.. In the JCHRs view, the most significant aspect of Protocol 15 is the addition to the Preamble of the Convention of references to the principle of subsidiarity and the ...
By: Ouida Chichester, Associate Director, BSR; Rosa Kusbiantoro, Associate Director, BSR; Salah Husseini, Associate Director, Human Rights, BSR; Jenny Vaughan, Human Rights Director, BSR; and Francesca Manta, Manager, Human Rights, BSR. Every action and decision that companies and governments alike make in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to impose significant human rights impacts on employees, supply chains, customers, and communities around the world.. The impacts of both the pandemic and the swift decisions leaders are having to make to address the risks carried by the virus affect different stakeholders in distinct ways, with vulnerable populations bearing the brunt of not only the virus itself, but the economic consequences as well. Because of this, many human rights organizations, such as the UNs Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), have issued statements urging governments and companies to take into consideration the specific needs of ...
1 ) See Charter of the Organization of American States, art. 106 (There shall be an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, whose principal function shall be to promote the observance and protection of human rights and to serve as a consultative organ of the Organization in these matters.); American Convention on Human Rights, art. 41 (The main function of the Commission shall be to promote respect for and defense of human rights.). 1 ) See Charter of the Organization of American States, art. 106 (There shall be an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, whose principal function shall be to promote the observance and protection of human rights and to serve as a consultative organ of the Organization in these matters.); American Convention on Human Rights, art. 41 (The main function of the Commission shall be to promote respect for and defense of human rights.).. ( 2 ) See American Convention on Human Rights, art. 44; Statute of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, arts. ...
On March 8, 2006, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivered opening remarks on the release of the State Departments 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Under Secretary Paula Dobriansky also gave remarks at the special briefing. Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Barry F. Lowenkron gave a statement and answered questions.. The report entitled Country Reports on Human Rights Practices is submitted to the Congress by the Department of State in compliance with sections 116(d) and 502B(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA), as amended, and section 504 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate, by February 25 a full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) ...
Nygaard was not impressed. It should never be natural to bring up violations of human rights, thats the whole point, he told Dagsavisen. Violations of human rights are unnatural. The assignment is to make the unnatural possible to discuss. He accused the government of having economic motives for refusing to confront Chinese officials with their human rights violations.. Nor was Nyaard the only one to be disappointed. So was Kristenn Einarson, director of the Norwegian publishers association (Den norske Forleggerforening), who noted that the culture minister had chosen not to take up human rights during her recent visit. He told Dagsavisen that if the Norwegian government really takes human rights seriously, and doesnt just want to sell fish, the culture minister should quickly have a serious meeting with the Norwegian organizations that work for freedom of expression and human rights. He mentioned Norsk PEN, Amnesty International, his own group and several others.. Political ...
Examining the role of open remedies in human rights adjudication, this book provides a new perspective informing comparative constitutional debates on how to structure institutional relationships over fundamental rights and freedoms. Open remedies declare a human rights violation but invite the other branches of government to decide what corrective action should be taken. Open remedies are premised on the need to engage institutions beyond courts in the process of thinking about and acting on human rights problems. This book considers examples across the United States, South Africa, Canada, and internationally, emphasising their similarities and differences in design and the diverse ways they could operate in practice. The book investigates these possibilities through the first systematic legal and empirical study of the declaration of incompatibility model under the United Kingdom Human Rights Act. This new model provides a non-binding declaration that the law has infringed human rights standards,
Although the Act, by its own terms, applies only to public bodies, it has had increasing influence on private law litigation between individual citizens leading some academics (source?) to state that it has horizontal effect (as in disputes between citizens) as well as vertical effect (as in disputes between the state and citizens). This is because section 6(1) of the Human Rights Act defines courts and tribunals as public bodies. That means their judgments must comply with human rights obligations of the state, whether a dispute is between the state and citizens, or between citizens, except in cases of declarations of incompatibility. Therefore, judges have a duty to act in compatibility with the Convention even when an action is a private one between two citizens.. The way that public duty is exercised in private law was dealt with in a June 2016 decision McDonald v McDonald & Ors [2016] UKSC 28 (15 June 2016) where the UK Supreme Court firstly considered the question ... whether a court, ...
Abstract: Since the 1980s, states have been increasingly addressing past human rights violations using multiple transitional justice mechanisms including domestic and international human rights trials. In the mid-1980s, scholars of transitions to democracy generally concluded that trials for past human rights violations were politically untenable and likely to undermine new democracies. More recently, some international relations experts have echoed the pessimistic claims of the early `trial skeptics and added new concerns about the impact of trials. Yet, relatively little multicountry empirical work has been done to test such claims, in part because no database on trials was available. The authors have created a new dataset of two main transitional justice mechanisms: truth commissions and trials for past human rights violations. With the new data, they document the emergence and dramatic growth of the use of truth commissions and domestic, foreign, and international human rights trials in the ...
Leading civil liberties and human rights lawyers Hodge Jones and Allen comment on the Conservative Partys plans to bring an end to the era of the Human Rights Act.
Human rights are ours to be treasured and protected. It is not up to those power to decide who and who is not entitled to them - the human part is universal. If the Prime Minister is sincerely proud of the Magna Cartas legacy, he should stop attacking the Human Rights Act and think about how he can ensure that we all have equal access to justice.. ...
People of all ages and abilities should be valued and treated with respect. Enhance your knowledge of human rights and foster a culture of mutual trust and respect by taking this Human Rights Diploma course.. Human rights belong to everyone. Promoting human rights helps create a society based on justice, dignity and equality. This Human Rights Diploma course will educate you on the principles of human rights. The training will explain the concept of gender equality and will walk you through womens and childrens rights. In addition, youll explore what freedom is according to human rights and get to know the various aspects of freedom. Once you complete it, youll have enriched knowledge of how to help people understand their values and take control of their lives and decisions. Please note: Our Human Rights Diploma course only gives you the theoretical knowledge to excel in this field. This course doesnt entitle you to practise as a professional in this specific field. ...
On 6 May 2013, human rights defender, Fawzan Al-Harbi received a call from Al-Rawda police station in relation to a warrant issued by the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution in Riyadh. They summoned him to appear on 11 May 2013.. Al-Harbi is the co-founder and deputy president of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) and its believed that the warrant is related to his human rights activities.. On 22 May 2012, Saudi authorities stopped human rights defender Fowzan Al-Harbi at the King Khalid airport in Riyadh and prevented him from travelling to Geneva in order to attend a human rights conference.. The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) believes that the summoning of Fawzan Al-Harbi is directly related to his legitimate and peaceful activities in defence of human rights and specifically his extensive involvement with (AVPRA) which defends peoples rights in Saudi Arabia. The Gulf Centre for Human Rights is very concerned that the escalation of repression against ...
Country Guide to Human Rights and Business in Mexico, 18 Nov 16. …The Mexico Country Guide to Human Rights and Business provides a steppingstone towards a Mexico more focused on the human rights impacts of economic activities, and on human development. To this end, the guide provides information and recommendations aimed at helping companies respect human rights. We hope that this guide will foster a national debate on the main opportunities and challenges regarding business and human rights in Mexico…The Mexico Country Guide is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and aims to help realise the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda….While intended to guide companies, the guide also aims to support the production of the Mexican National Program on Business and Human Rights (NPBH) by helping government identify the main impacts of business and ways to address these through the NPBH…. Read the full post here. ...
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In the first-ever UN report that examines the regulation of user-general online content, the Special Rapporteur examines the role of States and social media companies in providing an enabling environment for freedom of expression and access to information online. In the face of contemporary threats such as fake news and disinformation and online extremism, the Special Rapporteur urges States to reconsider speech-based restrictions and adopt smart regulation targeted at enabling the public to make choices about how and whether to engage in online fora. The Special Rapporteur also conducts an in-depth investigation of how Internet companies moderate content on major social media platforms, and argues that human rights law gives companies the tools to articulate their positions in ways that respect democratic norms and counter authoritarian demands. The report is the culmination of a year-long series of consultations, visits to major internet companies and a wide range of State and civil society ...
Human rights lawyers are internationally perceived as crusaders, advocating for basic human rights for all mankind. But what happens when the lawyers themselves, not the clients, are the ones subject to human rights violations?. Approximately three months ago, the Chinese government rounded up, questioned, and jailed over two hundred human rights lawyers, their associates, and their family members. In a concerted operation by the Chinese Communist Party, roundups of the human rights advocates were conducted over the course of three days as a way of discrediting the rights defense movement. The Chinese government argues that the rights defense movement involves human rights lawyers exploiting contentious cases as a way to attack the Party and enrich themselves. The Party has depicted those rounded up as venal con artists, sexual predators, and thugs.. The initial target of the roundup was the Fengrui law firm, which last year represented a human rights campaigner who died after reportedly being ...
We are proud to announce that a new PYN handbook on Human Rights will be presented across the region in next few months.. Often young politicians in parties are introducing new ideas and new policy proposals for party and in that way make very important contributions to the parties and public as well. All ideas should be strongly supported with expertise in order to make them applicable.. The aim of this publication, made by experts in the field, is to support your policy making process and addressing human rights violations as well as improvements in your country. If your party doesnt have public policy or it needs an update you will be able to find all relevant information in this handbook.. PYN handbook for human rights consists of four chapters regarding minority rights, womens rights, LGBTI rights and transitional justice. Chapters are divided into three parts that brings you: definition, structure and importance of specific branch of human rights; documents regarding international and ...
RSS. Birendranagar, Feb 20. As many as 453 incidents of human rights violations occurred in the Karnali Province during the past one year.. The incidents include human rights violation from the state side and other factors.. Making public the Human Rights Year Book-2019 at Birendranagar on Tuesday, Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) shared women have been more affected from the anti-human rights incidents.. According to the report, 343 women and 149 men were found affected in different human rights violation incidents.. Narayan Subedi, Karnali Province Coordinator of INSEC, informed the incidents of women rights violation topped the list in Karnali this year.. It includes 257 related to women rights, 87 related to child rights and 47 related to manhandle.. Source: http://setopati.net/social/140116. ...
The National Conferenece on Human Rights held on 28 & 29, October 2017 at Indian Social Institute, New Delhi witnessed arts as an effective tool to promote positive social change across a range of pressing human rights issues. Diverse themes on Human rights and philosophical scope of cultural activities of two day are proof of how artists are educating through their creativity, reconciliation and dialogue. The delegates were treated to a mix of cultural activities to engage in critical discussion on human rights issues.. Nishanth Natya Manch lead by Neelima Sharma and Sangwari Theater Group lead by Kapil Sharm presented lively performance in the two day afternoon sessions.. The conference ended with a Song, lead by Ashoka Kumari NCHRO - Vice Chairperson.. Also the Volunteers from different parts of country is designed to foster human rights awareness and volunteerism among youths.. This year (2017) marks the 20th anniversary of the NCHRO and we are hopeful that this Conference will stimulate ...
STEIN, Dan J et al. Perpetration of gross human rights violations in South Africa: association with psychiatric disorders. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2009, vol.99, n.5, pp.390-395. ISSN 2078-5135.. BACKGROUND: A nationally representative study of psychiatric disorders in South Africa provided an opportunity to study the association between perpetration of human rights violations (HRVs) during apartheid and psychiatric disorder. Prior work has suggested an association between perpetration and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but this remains controversial. METHODS: Subjects reported on their perpetration of human rights violations, purposeful injury, accidental injury and domestic violence. Lifetime and 12-month prevalence of DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th edition) disorders were assessed with Version 3.0 of the World Health Organization Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI 3.0). Socio-demographic characteristics of these groups were calculated. Odds ...
On 23 September at 4pm CET, ESILs Interest Group on International Human Rights Law, organized by Pierre Thielbörger, in partnership with the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (Bochum) and the Graduate Institute (Geneva) will host a panel discussion on the novel definition of the international crime of ecocide. The webinar includes an introduction by Philippe Sands (UCL) who will engage in a moderated discussion with Paola Gaeta (Graduate Institute), Kai Ambos (Göttingen), and Jorge Viñuales (Cambridge/Graduate Institute). The webinar will explore the unique drafting history, international reception, and potential impact of ecocide on the development of international law.. Questions about the event can be directed to [email protected] and [email protected] ESIL members are invited to register via Zoom here.. POSTER. ...
Development project and human rights violation in india pdf - PDF | In India, the last quarter of the 20th century has been witness to a In its report on human rights in India during , Human Rights Watch stated and even as the human rights and development communities have been rights, including in the area of project displacement, workers rights and the., Western Shoshone Homelands | Indian Law Resource Center
Klug, Francesca (2010) Book review: making human rights real: the Human Rights Act in its first decade. International Journal of Law in Context, 6 (4). pp. 403-405. ISSN 1744-5523 ...
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN. WHEREAS Canada is a party to international instruments that provide for the respect and protection of the fundamental human rights of women and children; and. WHEREAS Canada is participating in an international initiative to eradicate the practice of female genital mutilation; and. WHEREAS Canadians are concerned that women and girls who are ordinarily resident in Canada are being subjected to the practice of female genital mutilation;. BE IT RESOLVED that CASHRA recommend to the Minister of Employment and Immigration that all prospective immigrants be provided with information setting out Canadas commitment to upholding international human rights instruments; emphasizing that the protection and respect of human rights is a cornerstone of Canadian society and extends to the protection of women and children against any acts which would cause grave interference with their personal inviolability, including female genital mutilation; and ...
Dharamshala: As the 46th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council begins, the UN, EU and Human Rights Desk of the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR), Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), has released a short video highlighting the gravest human rights violations in T
Chinas State Council Information Office on Wednesday issued the Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2020.
Intersex people are born with sex characteristics, such as chromosomes, gonads, or genitals that, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies. Such variations may involve genital ambiguity, and combinations of chromosomal genotype and sexual phenotype other than XY-male and XX-female. Intersex infants and children may be subject to stigma, discrimination and human rights violations, including in education, employment and medical settings. Human rights violations in medical settings are increasingly recognized as human rights abuses. Other human rights and legal issues include the right to life, access to justice and reparations, access to information, and legal recognition. Implementation of rights protections in legislation and regulation has been slower. Few countries so far protect intersex people from discrimination, or provide access to reparations for harmful practices. This page summarizes reports and ...
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein is deploying a 10-member mission to South Sudan in order to assess the countrys human rights situation. This is in response to allegations of human rights abuses by perpetrators on both sides of the political divide within the landlocked country.. Mr. Zeid has said that the assessment report is to be presented to the UN Human Rights Council at its next session in March 2016. He added that it would also contain recommendations for how the situation in South Sudan can be improved.. For a more in-depth account click the link below:. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52372#.VjHOUenA5lC. To read the press release from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein click below:. http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16649&LangID=E. Image source: www.unmultimedia.org. Text source: www.un.org, October 26th 2015. ...
Secretary of the Winnipeg Police Board Shauna Curtin said Smyth described a human rights violation or series of human rights violations in terms of whats happened with inmate transfer and holding.. Smyth said the Ministry of Justice did not meaningfully respond when he first raised the issue on May 5. He said the Remand Centre should allow new inmates, claiming the risk of COVID-19 spreading has lowered.. The risk of contracting COVID has greatly diminished in our community, and the risk of harm to one of these prisoners because of the way theyre being treated at this point has greatly increased, he said.. Smyth said those detained fell into two categories: people who were intoxicated and people who were violent.. Corey Shefman, an Aboriginal rights lawyer practicing in Manitoba and Ontario, thinks Smyth could have done more.. The first time an individual was kept in the lockup cell for 24 hours, let alone 48 hours, that information should have been made public and there should have ...
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Why do powerful states like the U.S., U.K., China, and Russia repeatedly fail to meet their international legal obligations as defined by human rights instruments? How does global capitalism affect states ability to implement human rights, particularly in the context of global recession, state austerity, perpetual war, and environmental crisis? How are political and civil rights undermined as part of moves to impose security and surveillance regimes? This book presents a framework for understanding human rights as a terrain of struggle over power between states, private interests, and organized, bottom-up social movements. The authors develop a critical sociology of human rights focusing on the concept of the ,em,human rights enterprise,/em,: the process through which rights are defined and realized. While states are designated arbiters of human rights according to human rights instruments, they do not exist in a vacuum. Political sociology helps us to understand how global neoliberalism and ...
This article examines the relation between the history of anthropology and human rights. It explains that anthropology first became connected with human rights in 1947 when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) asked the American Anthropological Association (AAA) to write an advisory opinion on human rights during the drafting of what would become the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It also contends that the history of anthropologys relationship to human enables a better understanding of how and why human rights developed as they did.
The European Parliament ,. - having regard to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to the European Convention on Human Rights, and to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights,. - having regard to UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/60/251 establishing the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC),. - having regard to the Declaration of 16 March 2006 by the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on behalf of the European Union on the establishment of the UNHRC,. - having regard to its resolution of 10 March 2011 on the 16th session of the UNHRC(1) ,. - having regard to its resolution of 16 December 2010 on Human Rights in the World in 2009 and EU policy on the matter(2) ,. - having regard to previous joint statements and declarations at the United Nations, including the Joint statement on ending acts of violence and related human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity of 22 March 2011 at the Human Rights Council, and the Declaration on Human Rights and ...
Rikomatic: Nobel Prize Laureates support UN Human Rights Council. Steve Clemons: Bolton has Been Trying to Kill the Human Rights Council from the Beginning. Paper Chase: US Rejects Proposed UN Human Rights Council Reform. Thomas Paines Corner: Human Rights Hypocrisy. Opinio Juris: U.S. Will Oppose New U.N. Human Rights Council ...
The organisation SEAL CYPRUS has implemented a transnational seminar for executives of voluntary governmental organizations entitled Human Rights Education versus Cyber-hate. The training took place in Larnaca from 1 to 9 of December 2018. The delegates were 36 youth workers from 10 countries.. Τhe main aim of the training was to incorporate the Human Rights approach in Youth Work to combat online hate speech. The participants have worked on how to promote media literacy and critical thinking among young people.. The training achieved to raise awareness about Cyber-hate and the risks it represents at a personal level (well-being of young people) and a social level (democracy).. The project partners have committed to prevent and counter cyber-hate and violent radicalisation of the young people online and offline with the use of Human Rights Education.. On Tuesday, December 4, the delegates had the honour to meet the Cyprus Commissioner for Volunteerism and NGO, Mr. Yiannis Yiannaki, who ...
As the bloodshed in Libya continues - the most recent reports indicate Muammar Qaddafi is staging new attacks on rebel strongholds - the UN Human Rights Council is set to adopt a major report hailing Libyas human rights record, despite the fact that the UN General Assembly on Tuesday voted to suspend the Arab countrys council membership for committing gross and systematic violations of human rights.. The 23-page UN report, which according to the councils agenda will be reviewed and voted on this month, was compiled as part of the councils Universal Periodic Review, a process the UN bills as a rigorous scrutiny of the human rights records of each UN member state every four years. While touted as the No. 1 innovation because everyone would be scrutinized equally, said Anne Bayefsky, Eye on the UN chief, the rules enable them [human rights abuser states] to line up countries that support them to speak on their behalf. The result is that human rights abuser states come away from the ...
United Nations independent experts have expressed grave concerns at continued reports that human rights defenders are being subjected to physical attacks, harassment, arrest and detention, and death threats, particularly in Hebron in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), in an apparent bid by Israeli authorities and settler elements to stop their peaceful and important work.Amidst a charged and violent atmosphere over past months in the OPT, Palestinian and international defenders are providing a protective presence for Palestinians at risk of violence, and documenting human rights violations, said the UN Special Rapporteur the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst.. The continued harassment of human rights defenders in the OPT, who are exercising their rights to freedoms of expression and association, is simply unacceptable. It should cease immediately, Mr. Forst stressed.. Earlier this month, a group of UN human rights experts urged the Israeli Government to ensure a ...
Statement by Mr.Virendra, leader of the Indian delegation, 2 March, 1987 The Commission on Human Rights meets once again at a time when both the situation of the Tamil minorities in Sri Lanka as well as the progress towards a satisfactory solution to the ethnic problem leave little room for optimism. In deliberations in this Commission in the past few years most delegates and observers including those from India and Sri Lanka had expressed hopes for an improvement in the situation and an early settlement. Unfortunately the violation of the human rights of the Tamil minorities continues and our sincere hopes for a settlement have remained unfulfilled.. If we recall the discussion on this question in the past three years we find that the deliberations of the Commission seem to have acquired a recurrent and tragic refrain. Attention was drawn it previous years to arbitrary arrests, disappearances, killings and denial of human rights to the Tamil minority. The actions of the Sri Lankan military and ...
Human Rights Day. Human Rights Day is observed every year on the 10th of December, to celebrate the date that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This year, marks the 70th anniversary of the UDHR, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone everywhere were entitled to for simply being a human being. These rights apply to all people regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political opinion, national or social origin, property, and birth or other status.. It is the most translated document in the world, available in 500 languages. Our human rights are at the heart of achieving the SDGs. Without human dignity, we cannot drive sustainable development and without sustainable development, we are unable to achieve our human rights. The UDHR helps to empower us all, and the principals that they are based on are still hugely important today. We need to #standup4humanrights for everyone, and take action ...
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and their Syrian partners delivered an oral intervention on Syria before the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday morning, March 17. The intervention was delivered by prominent Syrian human rights lawyer Anouar Al Bunni, as part of the 28th session of the HRC, which opened on March 2 in Geneva and is scheduled to continue until March 27.. Coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the peaceful protests calling for democratic reforms in Syria, the intervention expressed dismay with the international communitys failure to confront the culture of impunity that is deeply rooted in Syria and protect civilians from abuses by both the Syrian government and warring parties in the country.. The organizations welcomed the report of the UN commission of inquiry on Syria and its efforts to expose grave violations and international ...
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.The Universal Declaration of Human Rights promises to protect freedom and prevent future atrocities.The power of the Universal Declaration is the power of ideas to change the world. Ideas which are the inalienable entitlements of all people, at all times and everywhere. They are the rights of people of every color, from every race and ethnic group no matter their sex, their class, their caste, their creed and their age.The vigilant, unwavering advancement of those rights will make the world safer and more prosperous for us all.. In the world today terrorism in all forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most extensive threats to international peace and security in the way that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of ...
Under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights companies have a responsibility to undertake human rights due diligence. However, 40% of the biggest companies in the world evaluated by the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark in 2018 failed to show any evidence of identifying or mitigating human rights issues in their supply chains. Until recently, legal developments have put an emphasis on promoting transparency, but there is growing momentum worldwide to require companies to undertake human rights due diligence. France was the first country to adopt such a requirement under its Duty of Vigilance law, followed by the Netherlands with due diligence focused on child labour, and now various other governments are considering legislative proposals including Austria, Switzerland, and Luxembourg. Civil society across the world is seizing the opportunity for more robust requirements on companies. Many companies and investors have also begun speaking out in favour of such legislation. In this ...
As members of HaSS Faculty Research Groups, we seek to cultivate a stimulating and innovative research environment by forging inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional links.. The NHRSJ examines human rights as a foundation of wider inter-disciplinary research into social justice.. We engage with contemporary discussions on the nature of human rights, the challenges faced by the human rights movement and the concepts history and development. As such, our work has relevance across the humanities and social sciences. We aim to produce outputs that raise awareness of relevant issues, alter attitudes of public officials, shape debate, and issue in legal change.. The work of the NHRSJ advances understanding of human rights and social justice, both within and beyond the United Kingdom. In our work, we collaborate with practitioners, non-governmental organisations, international organisations and government agencies, contributing to training and knowledge exchange within this important field.. The ...
The language of human rights is the most prominent people-centred language of global justice today. This textbook looks at how human rights are constructed at local, national, international and transnational levels and considers commonalities and differences around the world. Through discussions of key debates in the interdisciplinary study of human rights, the book develops its themes by considering examples of human rights advocacy in international organisations, national states and local grassroots movements. Case studies relating to specific organisations and institutions illustrate how human rights are being used to address structural injustices: imperialist geopolitics, authoritarianism and corruption, inequalities created by freeing markets, dangers faced by transnational migrants as a result of the securitization of borders, and violence against women.. , Presents debates alongside case studies, helping students to understand not only how others have approached the study of human ...
Throughout the preparations for the 2001 World Conference Against Racism, an essential aspect of the conference emerged - the need to amplify the voices of those most affected by racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerances. A forum for voicing experiences was needed to ensure that the day-to-day reality endured by individuals and communities throughout the world would be central to Conference discussions of practical measures to address racism. Ambassador Nozipho January-Bardill and IHRLG Executive Director Gay McDougall, both members of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and Barney Pityana, Chair of the South African Human Rights Commission, convened the VOICES FORUM. This special forum on comparative experiences of racism, held in Durban during the World Conference, featured 21 individuals from 18 countries who gave voice to the reality of many familiar manifestations of racism, such as hate crimes and slavery, as well as systematic ...
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), an autonomous organ of the Organisation of American States (OAS), held a hearing on the general situation of human rights in Paraguay in Washington, US, on Friday and various Paraguayan organisations brought grievances to address.. Among the most important issues presented were the Curuguaty Massacre of last June and the so-called parliamentary coup against Fernando Lugo last year. The organisations demanded that the commission urge Paraguayan state investigation into the allegations of torture in the Curuguaty incident.. They also asked for clarification regarding the procedure for the seizure of lands belonging to the Cuyabia indigenous community. The same request was made on the continuous felling of the Ayoreo Totobiegosode Natural and Cultural Heritage Site.. The organisations alerted the Commission to the recent murders of three farming leaders. They also asked them to help get the threats against human rights advocates in the ...
November 25, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- A UN human rights body says that although Tajikistan has made some improvements on human rights, improvements are still needed in some areas.
This paper reports original data on contentious challenges, especially protests, focused on human rights in seven Latin American countries from 1981 to 1995. An analysis reveals that human rights contentious challenges are most prevalent where human rights abuses are worse and authoritarianism is present and in countries that are more urbanized. However, the incidence of such human rights contentious challenges is not related to the number of human rights organizations in the country. Results also suggest two different types of human (...) rights contention. National human rights movements, present in Argentina and Guatemala, involved HROs and demanded improvements in the national human rights situation. The other form is ancillary human rights protest, in which human rights challenges are led by a variety of groups, focus on repression particular to the groups involved and are either short-lived or part of a more general wave of opposition. This form of contention was more prevalent in Brazil, ...
On July 9, 2019, the Second Section of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) released its judgment in the Romeo Castaño v. Belgium case. The ECtHR held unanimously that Belgium had not upheld its obligations under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) when it decided not to execute European Arrest Warrants (EAWs) issued by Spanish authorities seeking surrender of an individual who had been charged with terrorism and murder and who was located in Belgium. In 1981, Colonel Ramón Romeo was murdered by an ETA commando. In 2013, one of the suspects, N.J.E., was arrested in Belgium pursuant to EAWs issued by Spain. Belgium did not execute the EAWs due to concerns that the suspect would have been subjected to human rights violations in violation of ECHR Article 3. This concern was based upon a Report issued in 2011 by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture in which the Committee criticized the Spanish legal system for issues of, inter alia, incommunicado ...
Every infant has a right to bodily integrity. Removing healthy tissue from an infant is only permissible if there is an immediate medical indication. In the case of infant male circumcision there is no evidence of an immediate need to perform the procedure. As a German court recently held, any benefit to circumcision can be obtained by delaying the procedure until the male is old enough to give his own fully informed consent. With the option of delaying circumcision providing all of the purported benefits, circumcising an infant is an unnecessary violation of his bodily integrity as well as an ethically invalid form of medical violence. Parental proxy consent for newborn circumcision is invalid. Male circumcision also violates four core human rights documents-the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the Convention Against Torture. Social norm theory predicts that once the circumcision ...
the United Nations mission in the Ivory Coast expressed concern over serious human rights violations including summary executions, abductions and torture which had occurred over the last two months.
Medical Whistleblower has a commitment to improving the protection of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as defined in, among others, the following regional and international legal instruments:. • UN legal instruments pertaining to human rights, including: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the international covenants on civil and political rights and on economic, social and cultural rights; the conventions providing for monitoring mechanisms (torture, racial discrimination, discrimination against women, the rights of the child, rights of migrant workers and their families); and the conventions and standards of the International Labor Organization;. • Special procedures and non-treaty mechanisms of the United Nations;. • The Declaration on Human Rights Defenders;. • The UN resolution establishing the mandate of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on human rights defenders;. • The United Nations guidelines on human rights defenders;. In ...
Medical Whistleblower has a commitment to improving the protection of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as defined in, among others, the following regional and international legal instruments:. • UN legal instruments pertaining to human rights, including: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the international covenants on civil and political rights and on economic, social and cultural rights; the conventions providing for monitoring mechanisms (torture, racial discrimination, discrimination against women, the rights of the child, rights of migrant workers and their families); and the conventions and standards of the International Labor Organization;. • Special procedures and non-treaty mechanisms of the United Nations;. • The Declaration on Human Rights Defenders;. • The UN resolution establishing the mandate of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on human rights defenders;. • The United Nations guidelines on human rights defenders;. In ...
Medical Whistleblower has a commitment to improving the protection of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as defined in, among others, the following regional and international legal instruments:. • UN legal instruments pertaining to human rights, including: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the international covenants on civil and political rights and on economic, social and cultural rights; the conventions providing for monitoring mechanisms (torture, racial discrimination, discrimination against women, the rights of the child, rights of migrant workers and their families); and the conventions and standards of the International Labor Organization;. • Special procedures and non-treaty mechanisms of the United Nations;. • The Declaration on Human Rights Defenders;. • The UN resolution establishing the mandate of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on human rights defenders;. • The United Nations guidelines on human rights defenders;. In ...
Amid concerns over alleged human rights violation by the Nigerian military, the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has set up a judicial commission to review the Armed Forces compliance with human...