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Need for a better balance between the right to development and civil and political rights: India

India, which faces several protests against development projects, said there must be a better balance between the right to development and civil and political rights. “Development priorities and societal contexts will continue to define the path taken by different countries in the process of realizing individual and collective rights,” Paulomi Tripathi, first secretary of the […]

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Belize to be reviewed by Committee on Civil and Political Rights

Views : 286 Posted: Tuesday September 11, 2018 3:12 PM CST. By BBN staff: Belize is one of many countries, including Belarus, Bulgaria, Guinea and Sudan, under review at the 124th session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee scheduled for October in Geneva, Switzerland. The committee, which is made up of independent experts appointed […]

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UN Committee: Lula should have political rights

Lula said his conviction was the result of political persecution keystone The United Nations Human Rights Committee has insisted that its recent appeals to former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to run as a presidential candidate again are “Legally binding”. The Brazilian government had rejected them as mere recommendations. This content was published […]

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UN Human Rights Committee-News from the World, Firstpost

By Brad Brooks SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The United Nations Human Rights Committee, a group of independent experts, said on Friday it had called on the Brazilian government to allow jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to exercise his political rights as a presidential candidate. Lula is the candidate for his Workers’ Party […]

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Women in Kuwait granted full political rights – Middle East Monitor

Kuwait became one of the first countries in the Middle East to grant full political rights to women. Gulf news agencies reported that the oil-rich state granted full voting rights after decades of campaigning by women’s rights activists. Welcoming Kuwait’s progressive approach, regional media commented on the leading role played by women in the country’s […]

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UN committee tasked with examining civil and political rights in Laos – Radio Free Asia

A UN review of Laos’ rights record slated for July is expected to take a close look at the state of civil and political rights in the Southeast Asian country, focusing on reports in recent years of enforced disappearances and severe prison sentences imposed on critics of the country’s government. , say two Paris-based rights […]

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Hong Kong’s Great Leap Back on Political Rights

If you were tasked with organizing an election that looked democratic, but actually ensured that your side had the upper hand, how would you do it? You will find ways to restrict who can run, who can vote, and what they can vote for. This week, Hong Kong officials – having refused for years to […]

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Oyo women will not compromise political rights – Women leader | The Guardian Nigeria News

Chief Adeyinka Adegbite, a women’s rights activist and political activist in Ibadan, said women in Oyo State will no longer compromise their political rights in the next political regime. Adegbite, the chairwoman of the National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS) in Oyo State, made this known in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) […]

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China says its people have more civil and political rights than ever

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Friday that its people enjoy the highest level of political and civil rights on record today, in a report released just days after the European Union and the United States expressed their extreme concern over the deterioration of human rights in China. FILE PHOTO: A man waves the Chinese […]

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Political rights for women in Arkansas

A century ago, women in Arkansas – or at least most of them – expected to vote for the first time. The 1917 legislature passed a measure allowing women to vote in primary elections for state political parties. It was three years before the United States Constitution was amended to empower women nationally. While Arkansas […]