Political rights

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 […]

Political society

Rampant communalism in Indian society is turning into a real pandemic: Wani

Renowned rights activist and Chairman of the Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR), Altaf Hussain Wani, appreciated the statement by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in which the Muslim body expressed serious concerns in the face of rising Islamophobia and continued attacks on Muslims in India. The KIIR leader, while commending the OIC’s position […]

Civil movement

The world is about to mark 50 years since the birth of the United Nations environmental movement UNEP

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the world’s highest decision-making body with universal membership from all 193 nations, celebrates its 50th anniversary on March 3-4, bringing together governments, businesses , civil society and other stakeholders to address the environmental challenges threatening the planet. It will be preceded by the fifth session of […]

Civil rights

Reopening of Varosha in accordance with civil rights: Turkish Cyprus

The partial reopening of the former ghost town of Varosha (MaraÅŸ) in the north of the island of Cyprus was carried out with respect for civil rights, President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin said on Tuesday. Tatar. Tatar, who received the chairman of the Real Estate Commission (TMK), Növber Ferit Vechi, […]

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TNA and GTF call for ‘proactive’ US role on political rights of Tamils ​​and Sri Lanka

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) have called on the US government to take a “proactive” role on Sri Lanka and to “address the root cause of the conflict and human rights abuses”. rights, the denial of political rights to the Tamil people,” according to a press release issued after […]

Civil rights

In the absence of municipal sewer service, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could help Lowndes County, Alabama

Lowndes County, Alabama has such outdated sanitation conditions that most residents have their own septic systems. Now, the Biden administration is using the situation as a test case for environmental justice. The administration enforces Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which has never been used before. Advocates say it could lay the […]

Civil rights

521 civil rights groups call for UN intervention

(Reuters) More than 500 civil rights groups have called for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to stop the escalation of violence in Myanmar’s Chin State, an unstable border region that has emerged as a front of resistance against the military regime. Local media, witnesses and the UN have reported an accumulation of […]

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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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Six months after coup, political, rights and aid crisis in Myanmar deepens

Speaking to UN News, the organization’s top humanitarian aid official in Myanmar, Humanitarian Coordinator and Acting Resident Ramanathan Balakrishnan, described how people have been severely affected across the country since the takeover. power of the junta on February 1. “The situation in the country is now characterized by instability and deterioration of the socio-economic and […]

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

by Madhav Joshi and Louise Olsson A year ago, on February 29, 2020, the Doha agreement was signed between the United States and the Taliban. This agreement describes a process of gradual withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, the commitment of the Taliban to prevent the use of Afghan soil against the security of the […]

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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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Belarusians must be able to exercise their “civil and political rights”

Despite significant progress since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) 73 years ago, the COVID pandemic has “fueled a frightening increase in inequality”, and laid bare “many of our failures to consolidate the progress made, “said the UN. Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet, in a message marking Human Rights Day. Ms. […]

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Help advance women’s political rights in Ecuador

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

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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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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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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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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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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 […]

Political society

The resurgence of religio-political society raises concerns

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2006 (RFE / RL) – Given the opaque nature of the Iranian government, the public might never know how pervasive the activities of the Hojjatieh Society really are. But former vice president Abtahi was quoted by the hard-line daily “Kayhan” on July 5 as saying that several members of the Hojjatieh Society […]