Posts Tagged ‘rights’

U.S. aims to return to Human Rights Council, shield Israel from ‘disproportionate focus’

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 9

Beijing blasts Britain for abusing UN Human Rights Council to attack and smear China

China’s Foreign Ministry has hit out at the UK, lamenting its use of the UN Human Rights Council to “spread false information” after London accused Beijing of systematically violating the human rights of minority groups. “Britain’s so-called adoption of a resolution on this issue is obviously an ulterior motive. Its purpose is to confuse and […]

Human Rights and Germany’s New Supply Chain Law

Written by Thomas Klikauer and Norman Simms In February 2021, Germany’s main business daily, The Handelsblatt, reported that Germany’s grand coalition, consisting for the social-democratic SPD and Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU –reached an agreement on the introduction of a new Supply Chain Law, which in German goes by  the unpronounceable word Lieferkettengesetz. The new supply […]

Engaging with the UN Human Rights Council

February 21, 2021 by Ben Cohen – JNS.org Read on for article Many people who have never heard of the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) might reasonably ask why this body has the name that it does, upon learning that one of its members, China, is currently engaged in genocide against its Uyghur Muslim minority. […]

Mind your language! Kiwi MP says sorry for tweeting ‘women’s rights are human rights’ and getting ‘terfs excited’

New Zealand will provide free period products at schools, but don’t you dare call it a win for women’s rights! Not if you are in the Green Party, whose MP was quickly reminded to use the expression “people with uteruses” instead. Golriz Ghahraman, an Iranian-born legislator who serves as the Green Party’s foreign affairs spokesperson, […]

NGO Head Blames US for Anti-Israel Bias at UN Human Rights Council

The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room of the Palace of Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. The room is the meeting place of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Photo: Ludovic Courtès via Wikimedia Commons. Kenneth Roth, executive director of the NGO Human Rights Watch, blamed the US Wednesday for the vast number of resolutions […]

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestine (11-17 January 2021)

 February 18, 2021 Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestine 11 – 17 February 2021 Palestinian woman dies of heart attack during violent IOF raid into her house in Nablus IOF excessive use of force in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem: 19 Palestinians wounded Two IOF incursions into eastern Gaza, and two […]

Hear NZ lawyer Sue Grey speak on informed consent & your legal rights around vaccination

Sue Grey Sue Grey LLB(Hons), BSc, RSHDipPHI and specialist in emerging issues shares her thoughts and perspectives on the experimental Co-vax, body sovereignty, informed consent and your legal rights. This is not intended as legal advice but to help you ask questions and make mindful decisions. [embedded content] Share this: Like this: Like Loading… Source […]

Uber And Lyft Are Preparing To Block Labor Rights For Gig Economy Workers

Above photo: Drivers and supporters protest against Uber and other app-based ride-hailing companies near the Wall Street Charging Bull in New York City on May 8. Drew Angerer/Getty Images. Gig economy employers are sponsoring front groups, funding super PACs, and cultivating Democratic Party ties to stop workers from winning labor protections. After California passed a law extending labor […]

Iranian skier appeals for women’s rights in her country during world championships

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

Alexei Navalny: Russia rejects European rights court’s order to free Kremlin critic

Europe’s top human rights court has ordered Russia to release jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a ruling quickly rejected Wednesday by Russian authorities who are bent on isolating the Kremlin’s most prominent foe. The decision by the European Court of Human Rights had demanded that Russia free Navalny immediately and warns that failing to do […]

Biden says China to face repercussions on human rights

MILWAUKEE, Wis.  – China will pay a price for its human rights abuses, US President Joe Biden warned on Tuesday, responding to queries at a televised event on the Asian nation’s handling of Muslim minorities in its far western region of Xinjiang. Chinese President Xi Jinping has drawn global criticism for holding the minority Uighurs […]

Fighting COVID-19 vs. Upholding Civil Rights

Protesters carry a balloon depicting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a hearing in his corruption trial takes place, outside Jerusalem’s District Court February 8, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Ammar Awad. In the modern world, pandemic conditions essentially change the laws of nature. The direst scenario is a loss […]

New report by human-rights group responds to anti-Israeli bias perpetuated at UNHRC

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / New report by human-rights group responds to anti-Israeli bias perpetuated at UNHRC February 14, 2021 by Eliana Rudee – JNS.org Read on for article Geneva-based independent human-rights group UN Watch has published a detailed report in advance of the 46th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, which is […]

Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World

February 12, 2021 The White House Briefing Room MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES This memorandum reaffirms and supplements the principles established in the Presidential Memorandum of December 6, 2011 (International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons).  That memorandum, for the first time, directed executive […]

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestine 04-10 January 2021

Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestine 04 – 10 February 2021 Palestinian killed by settlement guard in Mount Al-Risan IOF excessive use of force in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem: 19 Palestinians wounded, including six children Four IOF shootings reported at agricultural lands, and twice at fishing boats eastern and western […]

Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul released from prison

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

US rejoins UN Human Rights Council, reversing Trump’s withdrawal

The Biden administration has re-established ties with the UN Human Rights Council three years after former US president Donald Trump exited the contentious body over its anti-Israel bias. “The United States will engage with the council as an observer,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement he issued Monday. The decision is part of a larger […]

US Return to ‘Broken’ UN Human Rights Council Met With Skepticism by Human Rights Advocates

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Photo: Reuters / Joshua Roberts. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s announcement on Monday that the new administration will return to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as an observer drew sharp criticism from a range of foreign policy observers and human rights activists, who countered that the body’s […]

US pendulum swings back into the UN Human Rights Council – analysis

Ever since the United Nations Human Rights Council was established 15 years ago, the American position on it has swung back and forth like a pendulum, staying out, joining, leaving, and now rejoining. The problems at the UNHRC run deep. UN Watch, an NGO promoting UN reforms and transparency, has a database that shows just […]

US to rejoin UN Human Rights Council, reversing Trump’s withdrawal

US President Joe Biden’s administration will reengage with the United Nations Human Rights Council, three years after former President Donald Trump withdrew over what his administration called bias against Israel and a lack of reform. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will announce on Monday that the United States will return to the Geneva-based council as […]

US moves to rejoin UN rights council, in move likely to irk Israel advocates

The Biden administration is set to announce this week that it will reengage with the much-maligned UN Human Rights Council that former US president Donald Trump withdrew from almost three years ago, US officials said Sunday. The decision reverses another Trump-era move away from multilateral organizations and agreements. US officials say Secretary of State Antony […]

H.R. 127: A New Bill In Congress Would Literally End Your 2nd Amendment Rights Permanently

(Zero Hedge) If a new bill that has been introduced in Congress eventually becomes law, the 2nd Amendment will still be in the U.S. Constitution, but for all practical purposes the rights that it is supposed to guarantee will be dead and gone.  H.R. 127 was submitted on January 4th, and if you have not read it […]

Protection of Tribal Land and Forests Rights is Important Not Just for Livelihoods but Also for Invaluable Traditional Wisdom

                    Many commentators on land and forest rights, including former senior government officials, have expressed serious concern at the land alienation suffered by tribal farmers and the dilution of their forest rights. While this has led to a serious livelihood crisis among a large number of tribal households, in addition this has led to […]

Dem. Congressman: We Can’t Fight Anti-Semitism Until “Palestinian Human Rights Are Respected”

Representative Andy Levin (D-Mich.) said during a February 1 webinar that anti-Semitism can’t be truly beaten until “Palestinian human rights are respected.” Haaretz reported that Levin, who is Jewish, was speaking a webinar hosted by the progressive Jewish group IfNotNow titled “How Should Biden Fight Antisemitism.” Levin said that he has been calling for the […]

Human Rights Activists Urge Biden to Join Boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics

A coalition of human rights advocates representing groups repressed by the Chinese Communist Party — including members of the Tibetan, Uyghur, Inner Mongolian, and Hong Kong communities — issued a call Thursday for the world to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, set to take place in Beijing. The groups urged the government of the […]

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestine 28 January – 03 February 2021

Israeli Human Rights Violations in Palestine 28 January – 03 February 2021 Palestinian killed at “Gush Etzion” junction in alleged stab attack IOF excessive use of force in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem: 13 Palestinians wounded, including two children Four IOF shootings reported at agricultural lands, and once at fishing boats eastern and […]

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestine 21- 27 January 2021

Israeli Human Rights Violations in Palestine 21- 27 January 2021 Child killed in Salfit in alleged stab attack IOF excessive use of force in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem: 9 Palestinians wounded, including a child and a journalist Two IOF shootings reported at agricultural lands, and three at fishing boats eastern and western […]

Rights groups, lawmakers urge reversal of Trump’s sanctions reprieve for Israeli mining tycoon

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NGO Human Rights Watch Demands President Biden End Criticism, Refusal to Cooperate With BDS

A pro-BDS demonstration. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The leading NGO Human Rights Watch, long noted for its antipathy toward Israel, called on Tuesday for President Joe Biden to stop the US government and others from criticizing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, which is widely seen in the Jewish community as antisemitic. The missive, penned by […]

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