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Political rights are not a tool for social inclusion

Demi Hablützel is the president of the youth wing of the SVP of the canton of Basel-Stadt. In this opinion piece, the author, who is a law student, justifies the opinion of the majority in Switzerland that political rights should belong only to Swiss citizens. This content was published on September 5, 2022 – 09:00 […]

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Spain. The political rights of the former presidents of the Catalan Parliament flouted

China must address serious human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), and the international community must not turn a blind eye, more than 40 independent UN experts said on Wednesday. Their statement follows the recent publication of a long-awaited report by the United Nations human rights office, OHCHR, which concluded that “serious […]

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Spain violated political rights of Catalan officials, say UN experts

Independent human rights experts working with the United Nations say Spain has violated the political rights of members of the Catalan government and parliament by stripping them of their posts ahead of any sentencing following the illegal independence vote in the area five years ago. The Human Rights Committee, a group of 18 experts, released […]

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Unsung Heroes: Tara Krishnaswamy — From Technician to Fighter for Women’s Political Rights

Three years ago, during a TEDxMAIS talk about a “weirdly insignificant event that created colossal change”, a former software engineer, who is now a civil rights and women’s rights activist in Bengaluru, raised a question that tormented her – “How come a politician from a dynasty is nepotism but when it’s a politician it’s a […]

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HRCP calls for economic stability and political rights – Pakistan

KARACHI: The governing body of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern over the alarming polarization of political discourse, saying it is detrimental to the cause of democracy, supremacy of parliament and constitutionalism. According to a press release issued after the closing session of its semi-annual meeting on Saturday, the council also […]

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Saudi Arabia calls for safeguarding Rohingya welfare and political rights

‘Dragon Ball’ characters show dance moves on the Anime Village stage at City Walk in Jeddah JEDDAH: Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Master Roshi, Piccolo and more ‘Dragon Ball’ characters showed off their breakdancing moves on stage at City Walk’s Anime Village on Wednesday. Team Anime DXB is a group of versatile dancers and performers turned cosplayers […]

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SPLM-IO Official Demands Space for Exercising Political Rights

June 14th, 2022 (JUBA) – The South Sudan Armed Opposition (SPLM-IO) has called on the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party to leave political space for other politicians to exercise their rights policies as required by the revitalized peace agreement and the country’s policy. Transitional Constitution. SPLM-IO spokesperson Manawa Peter Gatkouth said it is “unfortunate” […]

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Political rights group seeks ‘Pillar of Shame’ vandal

By Chen Yu-fu / Staff Reporter The New School for Democracy said yesterday it would hold the person who vandalized a replica of the Pillar of Shame sculpture accountable and demand an apology. The original sculpture, created by Danish artist Jens Galschiot, sat at the University of Hong Kong for 23 years before authorities tore […]

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Brazilian politician loses political rights following attack on Ukraine

May 18, 2022 10:50 a.m. 1 minute read (Updated: May 19, 2022 1:23 p.m.) São Paulo state lawmakers voted on Tuesday to impeach Arthur do Val, one of their former peers, for his sexist remarks about Ukrainian women. In early March, a leaked audio message showed Mr do Val raving about Ukrainian women in a […]

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Political rights for Cubans should not start with a referendum on marriage equality

Cubans may have a chance this year to do something they have very rarely done: cast a meaningful vote. The government, which rarely consults its people, says it will allow Cubans to have “a say” in a referendum on whether same-sex couples, a minority, can marry. The Cuban government has a well-documented history of violating […]

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Shehbaz-govt will only succeed if it guarantees Imran’s political rights, elimination of communalism, support for Ukraine and justice for Kashmiris and Nawaz, Zardari, etc. By Hem Raj Jain

In the last 20 days in office it has been a mixed bag for Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif where he has done a lot of good things (which was expected of him as in popular perception he is seen as a good admin), but that won’t add much to his political capital. Shehbaz also […]

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Covid-19 measures have affected civil and political rights – Report

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) says the Covid-19 induced lockdown measures implemented by the government in line with World Health Organization (WHO) protocols have limited civil rights and politics in the country. In an annual report for 2020, the Commission said that while it was justified to implement the measures, certain factors had to […]

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The UN denounces violations of civil and political rights

Paris, April 5, 2022. A United Nations (UN) body has painted a grim picture of the civil and political rights situation in Cambodia, amid the Cambodian government’s intensified crackdown on peaceful critics, political opponents and protesters. members of civil society. FIDH welcomes the assessment of the UN body and urges the Cambodian government to take […]

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Without public debates and awareness of political rights, there would be no democracy: Justice Nageswara Rao

Speaking at the inaugural Soli J Sorabjee Excellence Award and Scholarship and Inaugural Memorial Lecture, Justice Nageswara Rao said on Wednesday that the Supreme Court of India, through all its judgments relating to human rights and freedom of speech, protected freedom of speech so that every individual should have the opportunity to discuss issues openly. […]

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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 […]

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North Korea is one of the worst countries for political rights and civil liberties: Report

Residence ” International ” North Korea is one of the worst countries for political rights and civil liberties: report Posted By: Gopi February 25, 2022 Guiyang, February 25 (SocialNews.XYZ) North Korea has been ranked among the worst countries in terms of freedom, a recent report by a US-funded freedom watchdog revealed on Friday. In an […]

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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 […]

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Second Republic: citizens enjoy civil and political rights

The Chronicle Bongani Ndlovu, columnistThe Second Republic has enshrined civil and political rights since coming to power, increasing the representation of women, freedom of expression and children’s rights. Speaking at a post-Cabinet briefing yesterday, Information, Advertising and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the country is fully committed to the Covenant on Civil and Political […]

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Black political rights cannot be separated from economic justice. Why Fannie Lou Hamer’s message and fight endure today

Fannie Lou Hamer entered the Democratic National Convention in 1964 Fannie Lou Hamer, member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, enters the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, NJ Credit – Bettmann Archive / Getty Images Contact a crowd in Madison, Wisc., in 1971, civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer said she knew what […]

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Australian student body attacks political rights on campus

An online Zoom meeting hosted by the Newcastle University Students’ Association (UNSA) has highlighted the organization’s undemocratic attempts to muzzle student political activity on campus in the New South Wales region. . Under the guise of the pandemic crisis and behind the backs of students, new club and society guidelines have been instituted by the […]

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Russian vote took place against a backdrop of restrictions on civil and political rights

“Russian authorities have used repressive laws against ‘extremist organizations’, ‘foreign agents’ and ‘unwanted organizations’ to strengthen a systemic crackdown on democracy, human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the media independent, “the statement read. “This further deteriorated political pluralism in Russia and the possibilities for the Russian people to freely express their civilian position.” The ministry […]

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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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Two former CNRP officials regain their political rights

Two separate royal decrees dated August 14 restored the political rights of the former parliamentarian of Kandal province Khim Laky and the former director general of the CNRP of Takeo province, Mao Sophal. FRESH NEWS King Norodom Sihamoni restored the political rights of two other former officials of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) dissolved […]

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Political rights / Barriers to disability and elections –

By Binta Jaiteh Magistrate Muhammad Krubally revealed that people with disabilities face many challenges which he says are ignored, but wants to eradicate such discrimination. Magistrate Krubally, president of the Gambia Federation for Disable, said so in his presentation which focused on political rights and the barriers people with disabilities face in elections. Since it […]

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White paper tells how China protects civil and political rights

In a white paper released by the State Council’s Information Office on Thursday, China said it had taken “strong measures” from a legal and governance perspective to protect civil rights and policies in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, a goal which President Xi Jinping announced China had achieved in July. The Chinese […]

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China protects civil and political rights with law and governance (white paper)

China has taken vigorous measures to protect civil and political rights with law and governance in the process of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, according to a white paper on Thursday. Entitled “Moderate prosperity in all respects: Another milestone for human rights in China,” the white paper was released by the Information […]

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

Speaking to UN News, the organization’s top official in helping BurmaHumanitarian Coordinator and Acting Resident Ramanathan Balakrishnan described how people have been severely affected across the country since the junta took power on February 1. #Myanmar humanitarian update: â–¶ ️ More than 220,000 people displaced by conflict and insecurity since February 1. â–¶ ️Thousands more […]

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One year of security law in Hong Kong

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Sunny Cheung was scheduled to appear in court last September on a case related to his participation in a banned vigil last June to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Instead of appearing as a defendant, he announced on Facebook that he had gone into exile in an undisclosed […]

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Political bread and rights – BusinessWorld

STAR PHILIPPINE / MICHAEL VARCAS Several weeks ago, Antonio Carpio, retired Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, forwarded to me on Viber, Dambisa Moyo’s speech on TED Talks, the very popular online conference where ideas are discussed. by knowledgeable and authoritative resource persons. Moyo, an international economist of Zambian origin who comments on important […]

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Bread and Political Rights – BusinessWorld Online

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS A few weeks ago, retired Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Antonio Carpio, forwarded to me on Viber Dambisa Moyo’s speech on TED Talks, the wildly popular online conference in which ideas are discussed by competent and authoritative resource persons. Moyo, a Zambian-born international economist who comments on important world […]

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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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Political rights and civil liberties in Bangladesh have declined over the past five years: Freedom House report

The state of political rights and civil liberties in Bangladesh has declined over the past five years and the country still falls into “partially free” status, according to a Freedom House report. With an overall score of 39 out of 100, the Freedom in the World-2021 report classified Bangladesh’s freedom status as “partially free”. For […]

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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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CHR asks: isn’t the government considering the suppression of civil and political rights in the UP?

MANILA, Philippines – With the unilateral abrogation of the 1989 agreement between the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of National Defense (DND), the Human Rights Commission (CHR) said Wednesday that t was now legitimate to ask whether the government was considering the abolition of civil and political rights within the first university. […]

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Unbalanced leaders, mental health and political rights

What happened in the United States in recent days, when thousands of staunch supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol complex housing the United States Congress, is a shocking reminder of what insane and unhinged leaders can do. At a time when political discourse – whatever its quality – has become too accessible to […]

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Carmen Alanís on electoral integrity and political rights

AAs the United States prepares for one of the most contentious national elections in its history, Judge María del Carmen Alanís Figueroa of Mexico watches with interest. In his country, all election-related proceedings were brought before the Federal Electoral Court. Designed during the reforms of the late 1980s and early 1990s, the tribunal hears only […]

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Center for Civil and Political Rights says 79 countries have declared states of emergency | Malaysia

File photo of health workers screening for Covid-19 for those who have recently traveled to Sabah at Selcare clinic in Shah Alam on October 4, 2020. – Photo by Hari Anggara KUALA LUMPUR, October 24 – Amid the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 79 countries have already declared states of emergency with […]

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AFP ensures respect for civil and political rights – Manila Bulletin

New / national / AFP ensures respect for civil and political rights AFP ensures respect for civil and political rights The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have assured the public that they will respect the civil and political rights of the people following the approval of the Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Anti-Terrorism […]

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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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Anti-terrorism bill does not violate civil and political rights

National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. (Photo of the ANP file) MANILA – Contrary to claims by some sectors, the 2020 counterterrorism bill does not infringe on civil and political rights. This, according to National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., during a press briefing held Monday afternoon at the Asian Theater, 4th Floor, PIA Building, […]

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Swiss corona protests: conspiracy theories against political rights

Police took a firmer stance on Saturday March 16 in Bern, barring protesters from entering Parliament Square. Keystone / Peter Klaunzer Switzerland is now well into phase two of its three-step easing of Covid-19 restrictions, but that hasn’t stopped citizens from rallying to protest the government’s measures. This content was published on May 20, 2020 […]

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Civil and political rights in times of pandemic

To note: This play originally appeared in Spanish in Justicia en Las Américas. To read the original piece, click on here. This article briefly analyzes the restriction of civil and political rights in Latin America as part of the various exceptional but justified emergency measures adopted to deal with the global COVID-19 pandemic. In writing […]

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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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Cambodia should accept UPR recommendations on civil and political rights

The Cambodian government accepted 173 UPR recommendations but rejected key recommendations on civil and political rights. This is not surprising, as the Hun Sen government is in the midst of its biggest attack in a generation on the media, NGOs, opposition politicians and critical voices. To excuse these violations, the government claims that the executive […]

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Decreased confidence of Africans in the exercise of political rights

In Africa and among Africa’s foreign friends, elections are the cornerstone of democratic progress. Hence the intense focus on the mechanics of elections, rather than on other aspects of democracy, such as the extent to which an African voter is truly independent rather than subject to a myriad of forms of coercion from the electorate. […]

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Vietnam makes progress in promoting civil and political rights | Policy

Illustrative image (Source: Internet) Geneva (VNA) – Vietnam detailed its efforts and achievements in the protection and promotion civil and political rights during a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva on March 11. As part of Vietnam’s third national report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights […]

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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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Brazil’s Lula should have political rights: UN Human Rights Committee

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The United Nations Human Rights Committee, a group of independent experts, said on Friday it had asked 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 of his Workers’ Party (PT) and is leading […]

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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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UN committee tasked with examining civil and political rights in Laos – Radio Free Asia

A UN review of Laos’ rights record slated for July is expected to take a close look at the state of civil and political rights in the Southeast Asian country, focusing on reports in recent years of enforced disappearances and severe prison sentences imposed on critics of the country’s government. , say two Paris-based rights […]

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Hong Kong’s Great Leap Back on Political Rights

If you were tasked with organizing an election that looked democratic, but actually ensured that your side had the upper hand, how would you do it? You will find ways to restrict who can run, who can vote, and what they can vote for. This week, Hong Kong officials – having refused for years to […]

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Oyo women will not compromise political rights – Women leader | The Guardian Nigeria News

Chief Adeyinka Adegbite, a women’s rights activist and political activist in Ibadan, said women in Oyo State will no longer compromise their political rights in the next political regime. Adegbite, the chairwoman of the National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS) in Oyo State, made this known in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) […]

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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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Political rights for women in Arkansas

A century ago, women in Arkansas – or at least most of them – expected to vote for the first time. The 1917 legislature passed a measure allowing women to vote in primary elections for state political parties. It was three years before the United States Constitution was amended to empower women nationally. While Arkansas […]

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FICAC’s first witness at Reddy’s trial says none of his political rights were violated

FICAC’s first witness at Reddy’s trial says none of his political rights were violated FICAC’s first witness in the trial of former Education Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy Waisea Lelobo told Suva Magistrates’ Court that none of his political rights were violated. Lelobo also said he was free to support anyone. He said this while being […]

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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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Cyprus ranks high in freedom of political rights and civil liberties

What are cookies As is common practice with almost all professional websites, https://cyprus-mail.com (our “To place”) uses cookies, which are small files downloaded to your device, to improve your experience. This document describes what information they collect, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how […]

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Canada 150: People Challenge Granted Political Rights to Canadian Women

Breadcrumb Links national Local News Canada 150 Helen Letitia Mooney McClung has been deceased for 65 years, but her newspaper column still appears in the Victoria Times Colonist. Author of the article: Stephen Hume Nellie McClung is shown in an undated photo. A portrait of an iconic Canadian woman is about to appear on a […]

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Unequal political rights: the case of immigrant suffrage in the UK

The distribution of political rights in the UK undermines the assumption of equality that underpins democratic practice, writes Sean Renard. He advocates for the extension of the right to vote to all legal immigrants living in the UK – whose lives are affected as much by government decisions as those who, by virtue of their […]

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US urges Maldives to guarantee civil and political rights

The United States also expressed concern over reports of continued politically motivated arrests and called on the Maldives to provide all of its citizens with due process. The United States also expressed concern over reports of continued politically motivated arrests and called on the Maldives to provide all of its citizens with due process. The […]

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COMMENT: Political dynasties vs. Political rights

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews / Aug 11) – The main problem hampering the enactment of a political anti-dynasty law is the reality that at least 70% of members of Congress belong to political dynasties. The senator primarily responsible for this task is said to have even said that, although political anti-dynasty bills have been introduced in […]

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UN Watchdog accuses Russia of violating civil and political rights

GENEVA – The United Nations Human Rights Committee accuses Russia of violating the civil and political rights of people on its territory, as well as in Crimea and the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine. The committee notes that Russia appears to have influence over armed groups in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. Thus, he argues […]

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Ireland’s civil and political rights record under UN spotlight

IRELAND IS RECOGNIZED as having a strong record of promoting human rights around the world. This week, Ireland’s own human rights record will be considered by the United Nations (UN) during a two-day hearing in Geneva. Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice and Equality will appear before the United Nations Human Rights Committee which monitors […]

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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 […]

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UN official denounces restrictions on political rights ahead of Burundian elections |

“I am concerned that restrictions have been increasingly imposed on freedom of assembly and the press in recent months in Burundi,” said the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay , in a press release. Recent attacks by the ruling party’s youth wing, including the murder of an opposition youth leader on February 19, are […]

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Restoring Civil and Political Rights to Geelani: Dal Khalsa at the GOI

KL report Srinagar Condemning his continued house arrest in New Delhi, the Dal Khalsa urged the Indian government to immediately release Hurriyat (G) President Syed Ali Geelani. In a statement, party leader HS Dhami called Geelani’s detention since the hanging of Afzal Guru on February 9 “unlawful and unjust”. Attacking Indian civil society and prominent […]

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Malaysian students demand full political rights

KUALA LUMPUR – Measures to allow Malaysian university students to join political parties have not satisfied student activists, who say a legal amendment approved by parliament last week will further undermine their right to participate fully into politics. Under decades-old law, it is illegal for students to join political parties or participate in political campaigns […]

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ACLU condemns US for failing to respect civil and political rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:CONTACT: [email protected] Report documenting abuse submitted to UN Human Rights Committee and released on National Day of Action NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union today released a report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee condemning the US government for failing to meet its treaty obligations to protect and preserve a […]

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UN and China agree to cooperate on civil and political rights agenda |

The deal, signed by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbor and Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Shen Goufang, covers plans to help China find alternative sanctions to imprisonment and to help the country revise its criminal procedure, while facilitating the capacity building of civil society. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights […]