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Political rights and civil liberties in Bangladesh have declined over the past five years: Freedom House report

The state of political rights and civil liberties in Bangladesh has declined over the past five years and the country still falls into “partially free” status, according to a Freedom House report. With an overall score of 39 out of 100, the Freedom in the World-2021 report classified Bangladesh’s freedom status as “partially free”. For […]

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A critical moment for women’s political rights in intra-Afghan negotiations and beyond – PRIO Blogs

US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with the Afghan government delegation in Doha, Qatar, September 12, 2020, including far-right Habiba Sarabi. Photo: Department of State Photo by Ron Przysucha / Public Domain A year ago, on February 29, 2020, the Doha agreement was signed between the United States and the Taliban. This agreement […]

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Unbalanced leaders, mental health and political rights

What happened in the United States in recent days, when thousands of staunch supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol complex housing the United States Congress, is a shocking reminder of what insane and unhinged leaders can do. At a time when political discourse – whatever its quality – has become too accessible to […]

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Carmen Alanís on electoral integrity and political rights

AAs the United States prepares for one of the most contentious national elections in its history, Judge María del Carmen Alanís Figueroa of Mexico watches with interest. In his country, all election-related proceedings were brought before the Federal Electoral Court. Designed during the reforms of the late 1980s and early 1990s, the tribunal hears only […]

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Center for Civil and Political Rights says 79 countries have declared states of emergency | Malaysia

File photo of health workers screening for Covid-19 for those who have recently traveled to Sabah at Selcare clinic in Shah Alam on October 4, 2020. – Photo by Hari Anggara KUALA LUMPUR, October 24 – Amid the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 79 countries have already declared states of emergency with […]

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Anti-terrorism bill does not violate civil and political rights

National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. (Photo of the ANP file) MANILA – Contrary to claims by some sectors, the 2020 counterterrorism bill does not infringe on civil and political rights. This, according to National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., during a press briefing held Monday afternoon at the Asian Theater, 4th Floor, PIA Building, […]

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Swiss corona protests: conspiracy theories against political rights

Police took a firmer stance on Saturday March 16 in Bern, barring protesters from entering Parliament Square. Keystone / Peter Klaunzer Switzerland is now well into phase two of its three-step easing of Covid-19 restrictions, but that hasn’t stopped citizens from rallying to protest the government’s measures. This content was published on May 20, 2020 […]

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Civil and political rights in times of pandemic

To note: This play originally appeared in Spanish in Justicia en Las Américas. To read the original piece, click on here. This article briefly analyzes the restriction of civil and political rights in Latin America as part of the various exceptional but justified emergency measures adopted to deal with the global COVID-19 pandemic. In writing […]

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Help advance the political rights of women in Ecuador

Editor’s Choice, Featured, Gender, Global, Global Governance, Headlines, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, TerraViva United Nations, Women in Politics Opinion This article is part of the special IPS coverage of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2020 UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) * Orange the World walk in Ecuador. November 2019. Credit: […]

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Cambodia should accept UPR recommendations on civil and political rights

The Cambodian government accepted 173 UPR recommendations but rejected key recommendations on civil and political rights. This is not surprising, as the Hun Sen government is in the midst of its biggest attack in a generation on the media, NGOs, opposition politicians and critical voices. To excuse these violations, the government claims that the executive […]