*  Gross human rights abuses seen in S. Sudan: report - AP News - Breaking News

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*  Baird Condemns Continued Human Rights Abuses in Sudan

... a country with a terrible human rights record, has sunk to new depths of cruelty, having carried out amputations on a man ... Baird Condemns Continued Human Rights Abuses in Sudan. March 1, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the ... "Sudan, a country with a terrible human rights record, has sunk to new depths of cruelty, having carried out amputations on a ... "We call on those in power in Khartoum to respect the rights of Sudan's people, to cease its intimidation of civil society and ...

*  Human rights abuse rampant in Zimbabwe - Bulawayo24 News

Below is the presentation made by the International Federation of Human Rights (FiDH) and the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association ... Human Rights Council's 34th Session to present its report on the recommendations on the human rights situation in the country ... We urge the Government of Zimbabwe to fully investigate these and other human rights abuses highlighted during the Universal ... A strong and independent judiciary is critical to the building of a strong human rights culture in any country. We are deeply ...

*  Myanmar Police filmed beating Rohingya - CNN Video

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*  Deprivation of Water | Off Grid Insights

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*  Justice for Colombia news: A human rights counteroffensive in Colombia

... would curtail military accountability for human rights abuses. If these provisions had been promoted by the 2002-2010 ... justf.org/blog/2011/12/01/human-rights-counteroffensive-colombia The Colombian government is backing legislation that, if ... When human rights abuse cases have gone before the military courts, significant convictions have never resulted. This is why ... including human rights abuses. This corps would be funded from Colombia's Treasury, as opposed to the current system in which a ...

*  U.S. ignoring human rights abuses to secure TPP? | MSNBC

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*  Colombia: Stop Abuses by Paramilitaries' Successor Groups | Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch says in a report released today. ... to the violent groups committing human rights abuses that have ... Protecting Rights, Saving Lives. Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people in 90 countries worldwide, spotlighting abuses ... Human Rights Watch said that the Colombian government has legal obligations to protect civilians from harm, prevent abuses, and ... The report documents multiple examples of successor group abuses, including the following: *While a human rights defender was ...

*  Companies Commit Human-Rights Abuses in America, Too - The Atlantic

... but it is rare that companies or media frame such issues in human-rights terms. To be sure, human rights are at greater risk in ... Companies Commit Human-Rights Abuses in America, Too. And yet Americans tend not to describe the exploitation that way. ... Recent headlines indicate no shortage of business-related human-rights abuses in the U.S.: ... The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the authoritative list of 30 rights and freedoms-agreed to in the wake of World ...

*  UN General Assembly Committee Condemns Human Rights Abuses in N. Korea,

... that deals with human rights issues adopted separate resolutions on Thursday condemning widespread human rights abuses in North ... humanitarian and human rights issues, adopted resolutions by wide margins condemning human rights violations in Burma and North ... North Korea's human rights record also came under sharp criticism. The resolution - adopted with 103 votes in favor, 18 against ... Many of the countries that voted against or abstained during the three votes said that they felt the Human Rights Council in ...

*  Ukraine: End Human Rights Abuses Fueling HIV/AIDS | Human Rights Watch

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*  Psych Central - More effort needed to prevent human rights abuses

More effort is needed to prevent human rights abuses, argues a senior doctor from Argentina in this week's BMJ. ... More effort is needed to prevent human rights abuses, argues a senior doctor from Argentina in this week's BMJ. In the past ... More effort needed to prevent human rights abuses. Editorial: Doctors, interrogation, and torture British Medical Journal ... considering health to be a human right and ensuring abstention from participating in any behaviour which demeans human rights. ...

*  HRW calls on Obama to crack down on UAE human rights abuses - UPI.com

President Barack Obama to crack down on abuses in the United Arab Emirates in a meeting with the nation's crown prince. ... Human rights groups are calling on U.S. ... Human Rights Watch issues annual report *Cameroon said ... Human Rights Watch said. The group called on Obama to enforce previous calls to improve the human rights situation in the Arab ... WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Human rights groups are calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to crack down on abuses in the ...

*  How groundbreaking UN resolution on North Korea's human rights abuses divides main players | Fox News

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*  UNHCR - Human Rights Day: Abuses rife in Central African Republic

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*  Honduras: New Reports of Abuses | Human Rights Watch

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(1/46) American physicians and dual loyalty obligations in the "war on terror".

BACKGROUND: Post-September 11, 2001, the U.S. government has labeled thousands of Afghan war detainees "unlawful combatants". This label effectively deprives these detainees of the protection they would receive as "prisoners of war" under international humanitarian law. Reports have emerged that indicate that thousands of detainees being held in secret military facilities outside the United States are being subjected to questionable "stress and duress" interrogation tactics by U.S. authorities. If true, American military physicians could be inadvertently becoming complicit in detainee abuse. Moreover, the American government's openly negative views towards such detainees could result in military physicians not wanting to provide reasonable care to detainees, despite it being their ethical duty to do so. DISCUSSION: This paper assesses the physician's obligations to treat war detainees in the light of relevant instruments of international humanitarian law and medical ethics. It briefly outlines how detainee abuse flourished in apartheid South Africa when state physicians became morally detached from the interests of their detainee patients. I caution U.S physicians not to let the same mindset befall them. I urge the U.S. medical community to advocate for detainee rights in the U.S, regardless of the political culture the detainee emerged from. I offer recommendations to U.S physicians facing dual loyalty conflicts of interest in the "war on terror". SUMMARY: If U.S. physicians are faced with a conflict of interest between following national policies or international principles of humanitarian law and medical ethics, they should opt to adhere to the latter when treating war detainees. It is important for the U.S. medical community to speak out against possible detainee abuse by the U.S. government.  (+info)

(2/46) Tracking gender-based human rights violations in postwar Kosovo.

Four years have passed since the institution of the cease-fire in Yugoslavia, and questions remain as to how Kosovar women are faring in the country's postwar reconstruction. Reports, albeit fragmented, suggest that violence against women began to increase in 1998 and 1999. This trend continued through 2001, even while rates of other major crimes decreased. Despite considerable local efforts to address the conditions of women, there remains a lack of systematic data documenting the scope and frequency of violent acts committed against women. A centralized surveillance system focused on tracking human rights abuses needs to be established to address this critical need for empirically based reports and to ultimately guide reform efforts.  (+info)

(3/46) The challenges and ethical dilemmas of a military medical officer serving with a peacekeeping operation in regard to the medical care of the local population.

Medical Officers serving with their national contingents in peacekeeping operations are faced with difficult ethical decisions in regard to their obligations to the local civilian population. Such populations may be under-resourced in regard to medical care, and vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Though the medical officer may support the local medical services, he/she should never undermine these resources. Adopting a human rights approach and observing the requirements of ethical medicine, aids the doctor in prioritising his/her duties. At times there may be conflict with one's own military superiors. It is wise to discuss potential difficulties prior to setting out on the mission. Human rights abuses cannot be ignored. The medical officer has a duty to do his/her best to report their observations so as to prevent abuse or to bring it to an end.  (+info)

(4/46) Cultural context in medical ethics: lessons from Japan.

This paper examines two topics in Japanese medical ethics: non-disclosure of medical information by Japanese physicians, and the history of human rights abuses by Japanese physicians during World War II. These contrasting issues show how culture shapes our view of ethically appropriate behavior in medicine. An understanding of cultural context reveals that certain practices, such as withholding diagnostic information from patients, may represent ethical behavior in that context. In contrast, nonconsensual human experimentation designed to harm the patient is inherently unethical irrespective of cultural context. Attempts to define moral consensus in bioethics, and to distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable variation across different cultural contexts, remain central challenges in articulating international, culturally sensitive norms in medical ethics.  (+info)

(5/46) The physician-scientist, the state, and the oath: thoughts for our times.

Triggered by an encounter with survivors of the studies on twins conducted in Auschwitz by Joseph Mengele, who held both MD and PhD degrees, I offer thoughts on the extraordinary powers physician-scientists have to enhance or degrade human dignity. Biomedical science lacks intrinsic morality, but attains moral status by virtue of its purpose and the ethical framework that controls its conduct, both of which derive from the principles of medical humanism codified in the physician's oath. Physician-scientists have responsibilities to humankind that transcend the state. Careful analysis of historical examples of abuses of human rights committed in the name of medical science or the state is an important mechanism to safeguard current and future human participants.  (+info)

(6/46) Dangerous journey: documenting the experience of Tibetan refugees.

OBJECTIVES: Since the 1950 invasion of Tibet by China, Tibetan refugees have attempted to flee into Nepal over the Himalayan mountains. We documented the experiences of a group of refugees making this journey. METHODS: We conducted semistructured interviews with 50 recent refugees at the Tibetan Refugee Transit Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal. RESULTS: Participants ranged in age from 8 to 56 years, and 21 were female. The average length of their journey from Tibet to Nepal was 34 days. During their journey, a majority of the refugees encountered authorities or became involved in altercations with Nepali Maoist groups. Most of these interactions resulted in extortion and threats of expulsion. Several Tibetans were tortured, beaten with weapons, threatened with being shot, and robbed. Three women were sexually assaulted at gunpoint. CONCLUSIONS: The refugees who took part in this study experienced physical and mental hardships and, often, human rights abuses on their journey to Nepal. International pressure is needed to prevent human rights violations and reduce potential long-term physical and mental health effects associated with this dangerous crossing.  (+info)

(7/46) Risk for post-traumatic stress disorder associated with different forms of interpersonal violence in South Africa.

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(8/46) Health and human rights concerns of drug users in detention in Guangxi Province, China.

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Sudan

  • Sudan, a country with a terrible human rights record, has sunk to new depths of cruelty, having carried out amputations on a man convicted of a criminal offence. (gc.ca)

Government

  • Also examined in the film are atrocities carried out by the Tamil Tigers, including the use of human shields, and footage depicting the aftermath of a suicide bombing in a government centre for the displaced. (google.com)
  • The government organised seminar on how to defeat terrorism , but didn't address serious human rights concerns captured most recently by the UN as well as in the explosive book by former UN spokesperson Gordon Weiss, The Cage . (google.com)
  • Through an analysis of thousands of pages of declassified U.S. government records, PHR's latest report -" Nuremberg Betrayed: Human Experimentation and the CIA Torture Program " - shows that CIA contract psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen promoted the unsupported claim that "breaking" detainees psychologically could produce compliance and cooperation, and thus yield intelligence. (iissonline.net)
  • The report released Thursday catalogues human rights abuses by government troops loyal to President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, an ethnic Nuer. (townhall.com)
  • We urge the Government of Zimbabwe to fully investigate these and other human rights abuses highlighted during the Universal Periodic Review process, in particular to put serious efforts into the investigation of Itai Dzamara's disappearance. (bulawayo24.com)
  • We therefore urge the government of Zimbabwe to reaffirm and respect its commitments under the UPR to protect and respect all the rights of its citizens. (bulawayo24.com)

torture

  • The CIA's post-9/11 torture program - conducted at secret prisons around the globe - constituted an illegal, unethical regime of human experimentation. (iissonline.net)
  • According to a new report released today by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), recently declassified documents confirm that the CIA conducted experimental research to test an unsupported hypothesis that torture could break the resistance of detainees and aid interrogation. (iissonline.net)
  • However, we are concerned that Human Rights Defenders continue to face harassment, arbitrary arrests and torture for exercising their freedoms to assemble and of expression. (bulawayo24.com)

report

  • Geneva - On Thursday, March 16, 2017, the Zimbabwe delegation led by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa appeared before the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council's 34th Session to present its report on the recommendations on the human rights situation in the country made by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in November 2016. (bulawayo24.com)

country

  • A strong and independent judiciary is critical to the building of a strong human rights culture in any country. (bulawayo24.com)

respect

  • We call on those in power in Khartoum to respect the rights of Sudan's people, to cease its intimidation of civil society and political opponents, and to end indiscriminate bombardments of civilians. (gc.ca)

illegal

  • There's evidence that CIA personnel recognized that illegal human experimentation was taking place. (iissonline.net)

violence

  • Human rights organizations including Amnesty International have condemned the latest violence, and some have published photographs of patients in various medical centers, showing whip marks and burns. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Mr. President, FIDH and Zimbabwe Human Rights Association value the commitment by Zimbabwe to among others: 'take concrete steps to create and maintain a safe and enabling environment for HRDs' 'ensure that violence directed against human rights defenders will not be tolerated and that perpetrators will be held accountable. (bulawayo24.com)

medical

  • Seven years ago, PHR publicly raised the concern that the post 9/11 CIA interrogation program possibly involved elements of unethical human experimentation," said Scott Allen , MD, the report's lead medical author. (iissonline.net)