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Roma suffer under EU's 'environmental racism', report concludes

Thousands live in squalor due to policies of exclusion and deprivation, says studyEurope’s Roma communities are often living on polluted wastelands and lacking running water or sanitation in their homes as a result of “environmental racism”, a report has concluded.The European Environmental Bureau (EEB), a pan-European network of green NGOs, found Roma communities were often excluded from basic services, such as piped drinking water, sanitation and rubbish collection, while frequently living at ...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Race, Eu, European Union, Society, World news, Hungary, Social exclusion, Bulgaria, Roma, Gypsies And Travellers, European Environmental Bureau EEB


'Shameless': anger as China quarantines freed human rights lawyer 400km from home

Wang Quanzhang released from jail but sent far from his wife and son in BeijingProminent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who was jailed for four and a half years for subversion, has been released from prison but barred from reuniting with his wife and son in Beijing amid the coronavirus pandemic.His wife, Li Wenzu, fears that the authorities are using the pandemic as an excuse to hold him under de facto house arrest indefinitely. She said Wang has been released from prison but author...
Tags: Human Rights, Law, China, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Freedom Of Speech, Shandong, Wang, Jinan, Wang Quanzhang, Li Wenzu


In the face of the pandemic, human rights are a necessity — not a luxury

The Covid-19 pandemic is throwing the poor governance of some African countries into sharp relief The post In the face of the pandemic, human rights are a necessity — not a luxury appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Human Rights, Africa, Article, Public Health, South Africa, Governance, Ethiopia, Rwanda, African Union, African Union Commission, Abiy Ahmed, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Teargas, beatings and bleach: the most extreme Covid-19 lockdown controls around the world

Violence and humiliation used to police coronavirus curfews around globe, often affecting the poorest and more vulnerableCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus lockdowns have been expanded globally, billions of people have found that they are now faced with unprecedented restrictions. Police across the world have been given licence to control behaviour in a way that would normally be extreme even for an authoritarian state. Related: ‘We can’t go back to norm...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Police, India, Africa, Americas, World news, Hungary, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Paraguay, Global development, Kenya, Coronavirus outbreak


Exiled Pakistani journalist goes missing in Sweden

Sajid Hussain, who wrote about rights abuses in Balochistan, had been granted Swedish asylumA prominent Pakistani journalist who fled the country after receiving death threats has gone missing in Sweden where he had been granted political asylum.Sajid Hussain, 39, went into self-imposed exile in 2012 after his reporting on forced disappearances and human rights abuses in the turbulent region of Balochistan had led to death threats. He had continued to run an online newspaper, the Balochistan Tim...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Sweden, Media, World news, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Journalist safety, Balochistan, Sajid Hussain, Balochistan Times


We Ugandans are used to lockdowns and poor healthcare. But we’re terrified

Coronavirus has given President Yoweri Museveni an opportunity to further clamp down on freedoms In Uganda, for the first time since 2013, more than three people can legally meet without needing to inform the police. Last week, parts of the Public Order Management Act, a law used to gag political opponents, was declared unconstitutional. But most Ugandans are staying away from crowds and keeping at home to control the spread of coronavirus.The government moved quickly to close schools and univer...
Tags: Human Rights, Law, Africa, World news, Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, Coronavirus outbreak


10 things on my mind about covid-19

1. Wealthy urbanites are fleeing to their second homes -- buying out grocery stores, expecting personal shoppers and home delivery, swelling vacation towns' size to summer proportions. This is the epitome of the egocentric, classist arrogance that often pervades the United States.2. In India, a planned lockdown of more than a billion people is expected to leave millions dead of starvation. As people become desperate, there will inevitably be rioting, police shootings, and all forms of rampant vi...
Tags: Travel, Human Rights, India, Canada, United States, Labour, Health Care, Loblaws, UFCW, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, Poverty And Class, We Like Lists, COVID-19, Brazil Pakistan Nigeria, Blogger Google


Former child bride wrongfully accused of murdering husband sues in Pakistan

Rani Bibi was 14 when she was convicted but received no compensation for the miscarriages of justice that led to her spending two decades in prisonA child bride who spent 19 years in prison for a murder she did not commit is to sue the Pakistan authorities in an effort to persuade the country to help thousands of other victims of miscarriages of justice.Rani Bibi was just 14 when she was convicted, alongside her father, brother and cousin, of the murder of her husband and spent the next two deca...
Tags: Human Rights, Law, World news, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Global development, Rani Bibi


China set to indict Australian academic Yang Hengjun on espionage charges

Concerns grow over 54-year-old’s interrogation and treatment while held in isolation with no consular or legal accessChina is preparing to formally indict Australian academic Dr Yang Hengjun with espionage, a charge that potentially carries the death penalty, as concerns grow over his isolation and treatment in prison.Yang, 54, has been imprisoned for more than 432 days, and, for the last three months, has been held in total isolation, allowed no contact with the outside world. Continue reading....
Tags: Human Rights, Law, China, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Yang, Yang Hengjun, Marise Payne, Australian foreign policy


Covid-19 lockdown turns Qatar's largest migrant camp into 'virtual prison'

Thousands of labourers trapped in squalid, over-crowded conditions as huge area of Doha Industrial Area sealed off by policeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageQatar’s largest labour camp for migrant workers has become a virtual prison and is in total lockdown after hundreds of construction workers became infected with Covid-19.Police are guarding the perimeter of a huge zone within the “Industrial Area”, leaving thousands of workers trapped in squalid, over-crowded camps...
Tags: Human Rights, Qatar, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Global development, World Cup 2022, Coronavirus outbreak, Doha Industrial Area


Human Rights Day reminds us of our progress and failures

The history of human rights in South Africa is complex, not least because the removal of oppression has not equated to substantive liberation The post Human Rights Day reminds us of our progress and failures appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Human Rights, Opinion, Article, South Africa, PAC, Cecil John Rhodes, Jan Smuts, Samuel Moyn, Human Rights Day, Sharpeville Massacre, South Africa (country, Issa Shivji, Pan Africanist Congress, The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (book


British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert not reported among prisoners freed among coronavirus fears

Uncertainty over Moore-Gilbert’s fate as 85,000 prisoners temporarily let out over coronavirus fears• Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe freed temporarily from Iranian prison British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has not been reported among the 85,000 prisoners temporarily released from Iranian jails out of fear coronavirus could sweep through the country’s overcrowded prisons.As the Iranian government struggling to contain an exponential rise in Covid-19 cases – currently the country has 16,00...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, World news, Australia news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, Australian foreign policy, Kylie Moore Gilbert, Moore Gilbert, Coronavirus outbreak


Bill sets five-year limit to prosecute UK armed forces who served abroad

Legislation to stop ‘vexatious’ claims excludes alleged crimes by military personnel in Northern IrelandA five-year time limit on bringing prosecutions against soldiers and veterans who have served abroad – except in “exceptional circumstances” – is to be imposed under legislation introduced by the government.Clauses in the overseas operations (service personnel and veterans) bill would protect serving and former military personnel from what the defence secretary, Ben Wallace, claimed was a “vex...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, Iraq, UK News, World news, Military, Middle East and North Africa, Ministry Of Defence, Northern Ireland, British Army, War Crimes, Bill, Ben Wallace


Bill sets five-year limit to sue UK military veterans who served abroad

Prosecutions for crimes by armed forces in Northern Ireland excluded under legislation to stop ‘vexatious’ claims A five-year time limit on bringing prosecutions against soldiers and veterans who have served abroad – except in “exceptional circumstances” – is to be imposed under legislation introduced by the government.Clauses in the overseas operations (service personnel and veterans) bill would protect serving and former military personnel from what the defence secretary, Ben Wallace, claimed ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, Iraq, UK News, World news, Military, Middle East and North Africa, Ministry Of Defence, Northern Ireland, British Army, War Crimes, Bill, Ben Wallace


Delhi's Muslims despair of justice after police implicated in riots

Allegations mount that police in Indian capital incited and aided recent Hindu pogrom and failed to help Muslim victims On one side of the marketplace, it was carnage. As the Hindu mob descended, Muslim-owned stalls selling car parts were slowly reduced to debris and ashes. But just 100 metres away stood two police stations.As the mob attacks came once, then twice and then a third time in this north-east Delhi neighbourhood, desperate stallholders repeatedly ran to Gokalpuri and Dayalpur police ...
Tags: Human Rights, India, Religion, Narendra Modi, World news, South and Central Asia, Islam, Muslim, Delhi, Hinduism, Hindu, Gokalpuri, Dayalpur


Delhi's Muslims despair of justice after police implicated in Hindu riots

Allegations mount that police in Indian capital incited and aided recent Hindu pogrom and failed to help Muslim victims On one side of the marketplace, it was carnage. As the Hindu mob descended, Muslim-owned stalls selling car parts were slowly reduced to debris and ashes. But just 100 metres away stood two police stations.As the mob attacks came once, then twice and then a third time in this north-east Delhi neighbourhood, desperate stallholders repeatedly ran to Gokalpuri and Dayalpur police ...
Tags: Human Rights, India, Religion, Narendra Modi, World news, South and Central Asia, Islam, Muslim, Delhi, Hinduism, Hindu, Gokalpuri, Dayalpur


List of world's worst 'digital predators' stretches from India and Brazil to US

Freedom of expression group names and shames alleged offenders on online censorship and orchestrated repressionA freedom of expression group has launched a list of “digital predators”, ranking what it says are 20 of the world’s worst offenders for cyber-censorship and orchestrated online repression.Published on Thursday by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) to coincide with World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, the list names and shames entities around the globe whose activities it regards as “tantam...
Tags: Technology, Human Rights, Internet, India, Censorship, US, Society, World news, Global development, Governance, Brazil, Online Abuse


'Crime against humanity': UN expert calls on Australia to stop selling weapons to war-torn Mali

International community urged to hold countries to account for ‘actively producing and selling weapons’ in conflict zonesThe independent United Nations human rights expert in Mali has called on Australia to cease selling arms to the war-torn country while urging the international community to hold countries accountable for “actively producing and selling weapons” in conflict zones.The Guardian revealed on Wednesday that the Australian government had issued 16 permits to arms manufacturers to exp...
Tags: Human Rights, Australia, Africa, Australia news, Australian politics, United Nations, Mali, Un, Arms trade, Australian foreign policy


Kylie Moore-Gilbert: jailed Australian not among 70,000 prisoners freed in Iran as coronavirus spreads

Political prisoners, including the University of Melbourne academic, have overwhelmingly been excluded from furloughing Iran has temporarily freed 70,000 prisoners from jails around the country out of fear coronavirus could spread through prisons unchecked, but British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has not been released.Political prisoners have overwhelmingly been excluded from the furloughing of prisoners, with other dual nationals such as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian-born Br...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Australia news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Australian education, Australian Universities, University of Melbourne, Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, Australian foreign policy, Kylie Moore Gilbert, Coronavirus outbreak


Kylie Moore-Gilbert: jailed British-Australian not among 70,000 prisoners freed in Iran as coronavirus spreads

Political prisoners, including the University of Melbourne academic, have overwhelmingly been excluded from furloughing Iran has temporarily freed 70,000 prisoners from jails around the country out of fear coronavirus could spread through prisons unchecked, but British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has not been released.Political prisoners have overwhelmingly been excluded from the furloughing of prisoners, with other dual nationals such as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian-born Br...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Australia news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Australian education, Australian Universities, University of Melbourne, Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, Australian foreign policy, Kylie Moore Gilbert, Coronavirus outbreak


UK urged to act over men facing death in Egypt for alleged childhood crimes

Foreign secretary asked to intervene as death penalty hangs over four young men at mass trial in CairoA group of British MPs has called on the foreign secretary to intervene in the case of four young men facing a death sentence in Cairo for crimes they allegedly committed as children.One of them is Ammar El Sudany, who was in the bath when Egyptian security forces raided his home. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Human Rights, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Global development, Cairo, Ammar El Sudany


US bans shock ‘treatment’ on children with special needs at Boston area school

FDA ban brings an end to decades-long battle against use of ‘aversive therapy’ at the Judge Rotenberg Center in MassachusettsThe US government has banned an electric shock machine that is used to zap children and young adults with special needs in a school outside Boston – the only institution in the world known to practice the controversial punishment “treatment”.The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken the extremely rare move of imposing a total ban on the production and use of the ...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Boston, Massachusetts, US, US news, Fda, US education, US Food and Drug Administration FDA, Rotenberg Center, MassachusettsThe US


Report of Forced Labor Has Automakers on the Defensive

In a report that harkens back to the grim days preceding World War 2, several automakers are accused of benefiting from forced labor. An Australian think tank claims upwards of 80,000 Uighurs, a persecuted ethnic minority in northwest China, have been transported from state-run re-education and internment camps to the factories of Chinese suppliers. Among the […] The post Report of Forced Labor Has Automakers on the Defensive appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Human Rights, Labor, China, Autos, Suppliers, Reports, News Blog


Slovakia election: seismic shift as public anger ousts dominant Smer-SD party

Igor Matovic’s centre-right OLaNO party rides wave of outrage over the murder of a journalist to a stunning victorySlovak voters have handed a resounding victory to the centre-right, anti-graft OLaNO opposition party in an election dominated by an angry backlash over the 2018 murder of a journalist investigating corruption in the eurozone state.Having vowed to immediately push through anti-corruption measures should he win office, the OLaNO party leader, Igor Matovic, galvanised voter outrage ov...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Slovakia, Jan Kuciak, Igor Matovic, OLaNO party


Slovakia election: centre-right OLaNO wins poll on anti-graft platform

Igor Matovic’s party rides wave of public anger over murder of journalist to defeat ruling populist left Smer-SDSlovak voters have handed a resounding victory to the centre-right, anti-graft OLaNO opposition party in an election dominated by an angry backlash over the 2018 murder of a journalist investigating corruption in the eurozone state.Having vowed to immediately push through anti-corruption measures should he win office, the OLaNO party leader, Igor Matovic, galvanised voter outrage over ...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Slovakia, Jan Kuciak, Igor Matovic, OLaNO party


'It’s our right to be here': the Torres Strait Islanders fighting to save their homes from a rising sea

An entire way of life is under threat in the Torres Strait, where locals have taken their case to the United NationsKabay Tamu slows his dusty white ute to walking speed on the dirt road that runs along the south-western shoreline of Warraber, a tiny coral cay in the Torres Strait that is home to about 250 people.“This was the best spot for a day out,” 28-year-old Tamu says, recalling his childhood. Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Oceans, Australian politics, United Nations, Indigenous Australians, Sea Level, Torres Strait Islands, Torres Strait Islanders, Tamu, Torres Strait, United NationsKabay Tamu


Canada mining firm accused of slavery abroad can be sued at home, supreme court rules

Case brought by three Eritreans against Nevsun Resources can continue as companies operating overseas face new legal riskA Vancouver-based mining company can be sued in Canada for alleged human rights abuses overseas including allegations of modern slavery, Canada’s supreme court has ruled.The decision means three Eritreans who filed a civil suit against Nevsun Resources in British Columbia can continue their case in a lower court. Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, Americas, Mining, Canada, Slavery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Nevsun Resources


Delhi's Muslims pray under armed guard after week of riots

Regular Friday prayers take place amid heightened sectarian tensions in India’s capitalMuslims in Delhi have held Friday prayers under the watch of riot police after a week in which 42 people were killed and hundreds injured during the city’s worst sectarian violence in decades.Scores of mosques in the north-east of the Indian capital held their first sermons since mobs armed with swords, guns and acid razed parts of the district on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, India, Religion, World news, South and Central Asia, Islam, Delhi, Hinduism, Freedom Of Religion


Gui Minhai's daughter says China 'buried' his sentence amid coronavirus outbreak

Angela Gui says her bookseller father’s 10-year sentence was pushed through in the hope it would go ‘unnoticed’The daughter of jailed Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai has said she believes authorities purposefully announced his harsh sentence – 10 years in prison for espionage - during the coronavirus outbreak in hopes that it would go unnoticed.Angela Gui, who has been advocating for her father, a China-born Swedish citizen, since he was abducted from Thailand in 2015, said she was told last yea...
Tags: Hong Kong, Human Rights, Sweden, China, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, GUI, Gui Minhai, Angela Gui, Coronavirus outbreak


Amal Clooney to pursue Rohingya case at The Hague

Human rights lawyer will represent Maldives, which is joining the Gambia in taking Myanmar to court for alleged genocideAmal Clooney will represent the Maldives in seeking justice for Rohingya Muslims at the UN’s highest court, where Myanmar faces accusations of genocide.The Maldivian government has said it will join the Gambia in challenging Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya people during an army crackdown in Rakhine state in 2017 that forced more than 700,000 people to flee to neighbouring Bangl...
Tags: Human Rights, Law, World news, South and Central Asia, Bangladesh, Un, Myanmar, Rohingya, Maldives, Gambia, Amal Clooney, The Hague, Clooney, Rakhine