Political society

Women’s well-being for a healthier society

posted on March 20, 2022 | Author Dr Bhavna Barmi Women have important responsibilities to play in our society. In the social, political, economic, cultural and religious fields, their contributions are widely recognized. When they have effective skills and abilities in these areas, then they are able to render their involvement effectively. Women should also […]

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Tunisia: Imminent obstacles to civil society must be stopped

(Tunis) – Tunisian authorities should immediately drop plans for new restrictions on civil society organizations, 13 Tunisian and international rights groups said today. These plans, if implemented, would undo a major gain for freedom of association following the country’s 2011 revolution. They would constitute a new blow to the guarantees of human rights by President […]

Civil rights

Civil rights lawyer Virginia Foster Durr is linked to Alexandria

Virginia Foster Durr (Both photos: Alabama Archives & History) From the Historic Alexandria Office Alexandria, VA – Historians of the civil rights movement remember Virginia Foster Durr as a friend and prominent supporter of Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Alabama during the 1950s and 1960s. But the roots of her involvement date back to when she […]

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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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Lebanese feminist civil society urged more women to enter parliament in 2022

The Lebanese Feminist Civil Society Platform held a press conference on Monday to voice its demands regarding the candidates for the upcoming legislative elections and to guarantee women’s equality in political parties. The platform urged the candidates to commit to “achieving full equality between women and men, to include it in their priorities as future […]

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Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on American Society | brand voice

Details The American Civil Rights Movement was a collection of various social, political, and economic rights movements that aimed to improve the lives of African Americans. These movements were observed during the period from 1946 to 1968. Civil rights activists approached the issues through different approaches, including lawsuits, lobbying the federal government, direct action, black […]

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Shadow messengers threatening Hong Kong’s civil society

Hong Kong (AFP) – Secret meetings, whispered threats and mysterious phone calls – warnings of retaliation by authorities from dark messengers plague Hong Kong civil society as China crushes a pro-democracy movement. Unlike the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong has long hosted a vibrant landscape of citizen groups that cultivated advocacy, labor mobilization and civil disobedience […]

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Civil society appeals to government for funding

Ms. Daisy Amdany spoke at the International Women’s Day event titled ‘Women Must Lead’ at the Signature Auditorium in Nairobi. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard] Civil society, through governance expert and civil rights activist, Daisy Amdany, called for government funding. Speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Kenya Editors Guild (KEG), Amdany also stressed the need for […]

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Civil society says new UAE cybercrime law restricts freedom of expression and assembly – JURIST

A consortium of 15 civil society organizations on Tuesday published a joint statement against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) new law on cybercrime to “seriously threaten[ing] and unduly restrict[ing] the right to freedom of expression (online and offline) and the rights to freedom of association and peaceful assembly” in the country. The new law was […]

Civil movement

The pro-life movement arms children. I should know—they did it to me.

Growing up, the March for Life was a family affair because the issue at stake was, we were told, a human rights issue and we could all have been at risk of abortion ourselves. . Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Participation in the March for Life begins early as a rite of passage for members […]

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When did the Free Britney movement end?

One spring evening in March 2009, Megan Radford stood outside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The 22-year-old was about to see her idol, Britney Spears, perform as part of her best-selling Circus tower. But unlike the excited fans flooding the arena in schoolgirl outfits and red latex catsuits, Radford wore a homemade pink […]

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Civil rights leader rips Biden-Harris: ‘Progressives have hijacked the rich heritage’ of our movement

Philadelphia-born civil rights leader Bob Woodson has criticized President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party for ‘hijacking’ the movement he helped lead in the 1960s . Woodson told “The Ingraham Angle” on Friday that the electoral federalization bill named after fellow civil rights leader John Lewis is not […]

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National Civil Rights Museum statement on the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu | News

[ad_1] Memphis, TN, December 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The National Civil Rights Museum mourns the loss of world leader and 1992 Freedom Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Tutu became Johannesburg’s first black Anglican dean in 1975, Bishop of Johannesburg in 1985, and Archbishop of Cape Town in 1986. Under his vigorous leadership, the Church […]

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Documentary on Mississippi civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer to air in February

[ad_1] JACKSON, Mississippi – A documentary about Mississippi Delta sharecropper and civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer will open the 10th season of Emmy-winning PBS series America ReFramed. Produced by Hamer’s great-niece, Monica Land and Selena Lauterer, and directed by Joy Davenport, “Fannie Lou Hamer’s America” ​​follows Hamer’s life story and the injustices against black […]

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The use of civil rights arguments exudes white privilege

[ad_1] Protesters rally outside Supreme Court as abortion rights are challenged Protesters on both sides of the abortion debate rallied outside the Supreme Court as judges hear arguments over Mississippi’s abortion ban. USA TODAY WASHINGTON – As I walked through the crowd of protesters outside the United States Supreme Court this month, chants on women, […]

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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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Civil Rights Groups Slam Texas GOP’s ‘Illegal’ Book Banning Efforts

[ad_1] Two prominent national civil rights groups on Tuesday lambasted the efforts of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and State Representative Matt Krause, both Republicans, to force school districts to censor hundreds of books, including many Popular LGBTQ + titles, reproductive rights and racial justice, following the passage of laws banning the teaching of racist history […]

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In the absence of municipal sewer service, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could help Lowndes County, Alabama

[ad_1] Lowndes County, Alabama has such outdated sanitation conditions that most residents have their own septic systems. Now, the Biden administration is using the situation as a test case for environmental justice. The administration enforces Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which has never been used before. Advocates say it could lay […]

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US-Palestinian civil rights lawyer to run to represent Michigan in US Congress

[ad_1] Huwaida Arraf, a Democrat, is considering running for the thumb region in southeast Michigan. Huwaida Arraf, a 45-year-old civil rights lawyer, is considering running for the US Congress in the 2022 election, according to a report released last week by the news site. Mlive.com. Arraf says he wants to re-engage working class voters, many […]

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521 civil rights groups call for UN intervention

[ad_1] (Reuters) More than 500 civil rights groups have called for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to stop the escalation of violence in Myanmar’s Chin State, an unstable border region that has emerged as a front of resistance against the military regime. Local media, witnesses and the UN have reported an accumulation […]

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Reading of the Civil Rights Leaders’ Meeting with Senator Joe Manchin

[ad_1] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACTS:Teresa Candori (National Urban League), [email protected], 212-558-5362Marc Banks (NAACP), [email protected], 404-849-3189Stephen Peters (The Leadership Conference), [email protected], 202-466-1887Rachel Noerdlinger (National Action Network), [email protected], 347-821-9678Lacy Crawford Jr (Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law), [email protected], 202-558-7900Angelo Greco (National Coalition on Black Civic Participation / Black Women‘s Round Table), [email protected], 917-499-2688Tkeban Jahannes (National Council […]

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Kazakh civil rights activist Zhumagulov released from prison colony

[ad_1] Kazakh civilian activist Almat Zhumagulov was released from a penal colony after serving nearly four years of an eight-year prison sentence on terrorism charges which human rights watchdogs say were motivated by political considerations. Zhumagulov’s October 1 release from the Zarechny penal colony in the Almaty region came after a Kazakh court approved his […]

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National Civil Rights Museum Virtually Presents New Book Until I’m Free | New

[ad_1] Memphis, TN, September 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The National Civil Rights Museum introduces its book and author to New York Times bestselling author Dr. Keisha N. Blain, Until I Am Free: Enduring Message to America Series on Wednesday October 6. Scheduled for release on October 5, the book is a highly anticipated mix […]

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Civil rights organizations respond to congressional failure to reform police

[ad_1] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Janessa Sambola-Harris, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, [email protected]Lacy Crawford, Civil Rights Under the Law Advocates Committee [email protected]Angelo Greco, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation [email protected], (917) 499-2688Niambé Tomlinson, National Urban League, [email protected], (202) 629-5750Avery Rose Royster, National Action Network, [email protected], (203) 668-7509Marc Banks, NAACP, [email protected], (410) 580-5701Phoebe Plagens, […]

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Civil rights leaders urge Biden to end deportations of Haitians

[ad_1] President Joe BidenThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NOWashington, DC 20500 September 21, 2021 Dear President Biden, As leaders of civil rights and human rights organizations, we are writing at an inflection point of your administration’s commitment to a humane and just immigration policy. In recent weeks, your administration has violated asylum rights and refugee […]

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

[ad_1] “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 […]

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Nicaragua’s pre-election crackdown on civil and political rights escalates

[ad_1] 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. […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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White paper tells how China protects civil and political rights

[ad_1] 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 […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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One year of security law in Hong Kong

[ad_1] 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 […]

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UP Political Society Intensifies Youth Empowerment Through Ped Xing XII

[ad_1] Dr. Jose Rizal’s line, “Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan” may have been immortalized in our books. Yet, as cliché as it may sound, it remains relevant more than ever. The Political Society of the University of the Philippines (UP POLSCi) presents one of the largest and most anticipated inter-high school political competitions in […]

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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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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Carmen Alanís on electoral integrity and political rights

[ad_1] 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 […]

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Belarusians must be able to exercise their “civil and political rights”

[ad_1] 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. […]

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Anti-terrorism bill does not violate civil and political rights

[ad_1] 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 […]

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Civil and political rights in times of pandemic

[ad_1] 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 […]

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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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Need for a better balance between the right to development and civil and political rights: India

[ad_1] 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 […]

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Belize to be reviewed by Committee on Civil and Political Rights

[ad_1] 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 […]

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UN Committee: Lula should have political rights

[ad_1] 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 […]

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UN Human Rights Committee-News from the World, Firstpost

[ad_1] 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’ […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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Hong Kong’s Great Leap Back on Political Rights

[ad_1] 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 […]

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China says its people have more civil and political rights than ever

[ad_1] 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 […]

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Why civil and political rights have been easier to guarantee than social and economic rights

[ad_1] 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 […]

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Canada 150: People Challenge Granted Political Rights to Canadian Women

[ad_1] 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 […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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United Nations says Victoria violated International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by failing to compensate victim of police bashing

[ad_1] 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 […]

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UN Human Rights Committee criticizes US civil and political rights record

[ad_1] 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 […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]