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Tunisia: Imminent obstacles to civil society must be stopped

(Tunis) – Tunisian authorities should immediately drop plans for new restrictions on civil society organizations, 13 Tunisian and international rights groups said today. These plans, if implemented, would undo a major gain for freedom of association following the country’s 2011 revolution. They would constitute a new blow to the guarantees of human rights by President […]

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Data Protection Bill Allows Civil Rights Violation – Groundviews

Photo courtesy of Gowling WLG With the misuse of laws, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which aim to protect the rights of citizens but are in fact used to stifle them, the government is adding to the list by introducing a new law called Personal Data Protection Act. The […]

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UN body examines civil and political rights situation amid escalating government crackdown

Paris. The Cambodian government has stepped up its crackdown on key civil and political rights through draconian laws and the persecution of political opponents, human rights defenders, strikers and peaceful critics, the International Human Rights Federation said today. of Human Rights (FIDH) prior to review by a United Nations (UN) human rights body. The situation […]

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In parallel: On the evolution of democratic society

The evolution of a democratic society is centered on the expansion of rights — civil, political, economic and cultural, leading to the empowerment of people. Democratic nations respect individual and collective rights for moral and instrumental reasons. Duties, both legal and moral, are cherished in order to enforce these rights. The obligations of the individual […]

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Second Republic: citizens enjoy civil and political rights

The Chronicle Bongani Ndlovu, columnistThe Second Republic has enshrined civil and political rights since coming to power, increasing the representation of women, freedom of expression and children’s rights. Speaking at a post-Cabinet briefing yesterday, Information, Advertising and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the country is fully committed to the Covenant on Civil and Political […]

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Nicaragua’s pre-election crackdown on civil and political rights escalates

GENEVA – A report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council denounces the Nicaraguan government’s harsh crackdown on opposition leaders ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections on November 7. Critics accuse Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega of systematically getting rid of viable opposition candidates to secure a fourth consecutive term for the country’s presidency. In […]

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China protects civil and political rights with law and governance (white paper)

China has taken vigorous measures to protect civil and political rights with law and governance in the process of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, according to a white paper on Thursday. Entitled “Moderate prosperity in all respects: Another milestone for human rights in China,” the white paper was released by the Information […]

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CHR asks: isn’t the government considering the suppression of civil and political rights in the UP?

MANILA, Philippines – With the unilateral abrogation of the 1989 agreement between the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of National Defense (DND), the Human Rights Commission (CHR) said Wednesday that t was now legitimate to ask whether the government was considering the abolition of civil and political rights within the first university. […]

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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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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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AFP ensures respect for civil and political rights – Manila Bulletin

New / national / AFP ensures respect for civil and political rights AFP ensures respect for civil and political rights The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have assured the public that they will respect the civil and political rights of the people following the approval of the Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Anti-Terrorism […]

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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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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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Without civil and political rights, development is incomplete

international human rights day Tue 10 Dec Dec 10, 2019 12:00 AM Last updated: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2019 01:23 Adiba Hridi breaks down in tears at the Jatiya Press Club as she talks about her father Parvez Hossain, a BNP activist, who disappeared after he was supposedly arrested by law enforcement officials in 2013. […]

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Georgian civil and political society unite to save ancient gold mines in southern Dmanisi

Georgian civil and political society are joining forces to save one of the oldest gold mines in southern Georgia and prevent Russian gold and copper mining company RMG Gold from expanding there. For this reason, 14 Georgian political parties established the Dmanisi Survival Foundation and participated in an auction announced by the Georgian Ministry of […]

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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 […]

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Decreased confidence of Africans in the exercise of political rights

In Africa and among Africa’s foreign friends, elections are the cornerstone of democratic progress. Hence the intense focus on the mechanics of elections, rather than on other aspects of democracy, such as the extent to which an African voter is truly independent rather than subject to a myriad of forms of coercion from the electorate. […]

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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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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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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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Why civil and political rights have been easier to guarantee than social and economic rights

The UK government has stated that the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union will not be converted into UK law in the “big repeal bill”. The Labor Party in turn promised replace the major repeal bill with a bill on EU rights and protections. Reports say this it’s keeping the charter. The charter […]

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US urges Maldives to guarantee civil and political rights

The United States also expressed concern over reports of continued politically motivated arrests and called on the Maldives to provide all of its citizens with due process. The United States also expressed concern over reports of continued politically motivated arrests and called on the Maldives to provide all of its citizens with due process. The […]

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COMMENT: Political dynasties vs. Political rights

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews / Aug 11) – The main problem hampering the enactment of a political anti-dynasty law is the reality that at least 70% of members of Congress belong to political dynasties. The senator primarily responsible for this task is said to have even said that, although political anti-dynasty bills have been introduced in […]

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United Nations says Victoria violated International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by failing to compensate victim of police bashing

The United Nations has delivered a scathing decision against the Victorian government and its police force, claiming it violated the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) after failing to compensate a fiercely criticized woman by the police. Corinna Horvath, from Somerville in the southern fringe of Melbourne, was beaten up by officers from […]

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UN Human Rights Committee criticizes US civil and political rights record

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: [email protected] GENEVA – The United Nations Human Rights Committee today released a scathing report lambasting the United States’ record on a wide range of issues, including counterterrorism operations, immigrant rights, voting rights and the criminal justice system. The “Concluding Observations” of the committee, made up of 18 renowned independent experts, are the […]