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 […]

France: Ending Ethnic Profiling

France: Ending Ethnic Profiling

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in ESC Rights, Europe, Migrants | No Comments

By Judith Sunderland Published in: Le Monde Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault’s recent endorsement of stop forms for police identity checks is an important step. While community groups have hailed the announcement, police unions have objected to what they describe as a precipitous and unfair measure that will impede their work. In reality, momentum has been […]

Manufacturing a “Black Separatist” Threat and Other Dubious Claims: Bias in Newly Released FBI Terrorism Training Materials

Manufacturing a “Black Separatist” Threat and Other Dubious Claims: Bias in Newly Released FBI Terrorism Training Materials

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Americas, CPR Rights, ESC Rights | No Comments

By Michael German ACLU In a throwback to the J. Edgar Hoover-era COINTELPRO investigations targeting civil rights and anti-war activists, the FBI is now training its agents to be on the lookout for “Black Separatist” terrorists, according to FBI training materials released today by the ACLU. These new disclosures, obtained through Freedom of Information Act litigation, […]

China: EU Rights Talks Sliding Toward Irrelevance

China: EU Rights Talks Sliding Toward Irrelevance

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Asia, CPR Rights, ESC Rights | No Comments

Published in Human Rights Watch Empty Rhetoric Betrays Lack of Strategy (Brussels) – The European Union needs to hold China accountable for its human rights obligations under international law or face the prospect that its human rights dialogue with the world’s second largest economy will become irrelevant, Human Rights Watch said today. The EU and China […]

Campaigners push for marriage equality worldwide

Campaigners push for marriage equality worldwide

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in ESC Rights, LGBT Rights | No Comments

by Hilary Whiteman CNN Hong Kong (CNN)— Cushla wore a white dress for her big day, Tania, braces, a hat and bow-tie. The couple, now wife and wife, tied the knot during a small ceremony led by an unregistered celebrant on a farm west of Sydney, Australia. It had all the hallmarks of a “real” […]

Statement on Chen Guangcheng

Statement on Chen Guangcheng

Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Asia, ESC Rights | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights First, May 5, 2012 Washington, DC – Human Rights First is hopeful that the Chinese Government will allow Mr. Chen and his family to come to New York as the reported agreement between American and Chinese officials stipulates. “The fact that Mr. Chen looked to the United States for help and […]

Bahrain set for F1 Grand Prix amid tensions

Bahrain set for F1 Grand Prix amid tensions

Posted by on Apr 22, 2012 in Business, ESC Rights, Middle East | No Comments

Published in: Aljazeera Police put circuit under security lockdown as reports indicate fresh overnight clashes between protesters and police. Security is tight in Bahrain as the Gulf state gets ready to hold its Formula One Grand Prix, with reports indicating that anti-government protests overnight have resulted in fresh clashes. Protests were reported to have been held in […]

Decent Work: Inspiring Business Practices and Initiatives in Brazil

Decent Work: Inspiring Business Practices and Initiatives in Brazil

Posted by on Apr 21, 2012 in Americas, Business, ESC Rights | No Comments

While lagging behind in the implementation of many human rights, Brazil has been doing a fairly good job regarding the gradual implementation of  the right to decent work. The country has a strong history of struggle for the recognition of labor rights, and it seems like some companies in Brazil are slowly becoming a part […]

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