Amnesty for Polluters

Amnesty for Polluters

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Americas, Environment, Human Rights | No Comments

By Caroline Medeiros RochaHuman Rights Generation In Brazil the right to a balanced environment is a constitutional one, in fact there is a chapter dedicated to its protection called “Of The Environment” (article 225). It states that “the conducts considered harmful to the environment will subject the perpetrators, being those people or legal entities, to […]

Kleptomania States: The Need for Bold Leadership and Responsible Economic Policy

Kleptomania States: The Need for Bold Leadership and Responsible Economic Policy

Posted by on Mar 2, 2013 in Americas, Business, CPR Rights | No Comments

By Jacob ShiflettHuman Rights Generation A battle rages in the United States over the future of Keynesian economics and austerity while the rest of the world watches with great anxiety. The leaders in Washington are feckless—their ideas, outdated. These are the self-proclaimed “best and brightest” the “Shining City on a Hill” has too offer. The […]

Drone Wars: The Inconvenience of Due Process and Supremacy of the National Security Complex

Drone Wars: The Inconvenience of Due Process and Supremacy of the National Security Complex

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Americas, Laws of War, Terrorism | No Comments

By Jacob ShiflettHuman Rights Generation The United States Department of Justice recently released the now infamous White Paper memo that details the so-called legal justification for the targeted killing program. President Obama, under the guidance from the Department of Justice, argues callously that the United States has the authority to kill United States citizens while […]

A.C.L.U. to Sue Morgan Stanley Over Mortgage Loans

A.C.L.U. to Sue Morgan Stanley Over Mortgage Loans

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Americas, Business, News | No Comments

By Jessica Silver-Greenberg Published in: The New York Times The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing Morgan Stanley of fueling the production of risky, expensive loans that targeted African-American borrowers. In the lawsuit, expected to be filed on Monday, the A.C.L.U. claims that Morgan Stanley is culpable for predatory loans made through the New Century […]

Supreme Court denies Chevron $19bn Ecuador appeal

Supreme Court denies Chevron $19bn Ecuador appeal

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Americas, Business, Development, Environment | No Comments

Published in BBC News The US Supreme Court has declined to block a judgement from an Ecuadorian court that a US oil firm pay billions in damages for pollution in the Amazon. Chevron was fighting a ruling that it must pay $18.2bn (£11.4bn) in damages, a sum increased to $19bn in July. It is the […]

The Hidden Victims of Tobacco

The Hidden Victims of Tobacco

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in Americas, Business, Children's Rights | No Comments

By Zama Coursen-Neff Pusblished in: Huffington Post The smoking habits of the presidential candidates keep coming up: Barack Obama’s efforts to quit, Mitt Romney’s abstention. Romney signed a ban on smoking in bars, restaurants, and indoor workplaces in Massachusetts in 2004; President Obama signed a law in 2009 that broadly restricts marketing cigarettes to children. […]

A Decade in Detention for Former Child Soldier

A Decade in Detention for Former Child Soldier

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Americas, Counterterrorism, Terrorism | No Comments

By Jennifer Turner ACLU Today marks a decade in U.S. custody for Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who is Guantánamo’s youngest prisoner. Even though he has been eligible for transfer back to Canada for almost nine months pursuant to his October 2010 plea deal, he is still detained at Guantánamo. Khadr is the only one […]

Distributing, Then Confiscating, Condoms

Distributing, Then Confiscating, Condoms

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in Americas, CPR Rights, ESC Rights | No Comments

By Megan McLemore Published in: The New York Times I MET her at 2 a.m. on a cold and windy morning in Washington, when she ran over to the outreach van to get a warm cup of coffee. Volunteers were offering condoms and health information to sex workers. She took only two condoms, and I […]

Rio + 20 missed an opportunity to bolster human rights

Rio + 20 missed an opportunity to bolster human rights

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Americas, Business, Development | No Comments

By Jan Egeland and Jessica Evans Published in:  The Guardian Business, government and development agencies should combat discrimination, which can drive poverty and conflict “They come every day … four or five cars usually – 20 to 60 soldiers. They say, ‘We need this land for sugar, so you shouldn’t be here’ … We say, […]

US: Immigrants at Risk After Mixed Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Law

US: Immigrants at Risk After Mixed Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Law

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Americas, Migrants, Racial Discrimination | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch June 25, 2012 (Washington, DC) – The USSupreme Court’s decision to uphold part of Arizona’s immigrant law puts immigrant families in Arizona and other states at greater risk of abuse from local authorities, Human Rights Watch said today. The June 25, 2012 ruling in Arizona v. United States overturned several […]

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