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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 […]

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Data Protection Bill Allows Civil Rights Violation – Groundviews

Photo courtesy of Gowling WLG With the misuse of laws, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which aim to protect the rights of citizens but are in fact used to stifle them, the government is adding to the list by introducing a new law called Personal Data Protection Act. The […]

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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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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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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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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Two former CNRP officials regain their political rights

[ad_1] 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) […]

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Political rights / Barriers to disability and elections –

[ad_1] 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 […]

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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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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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Political bread and rights – BusinessWorld

[ad_1] 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 […]

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A critical moment for women’s political rights in intra-Afghan negotiations and beyond – Afghanistan

[ad_1] 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 […]

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

[ad_1] 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”. […]

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A critical moment for women’s political rights in intra-Afghan negotiations and beyond – PRIO Blogs

[ad_1] 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 […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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AFP ensures respect for civil and political rights – Manila Bulletin

[ad_1] 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 […]

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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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Swiss corona protests: conspiracy theories against political rights

[ad_1] 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, […]

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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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Cambodia should accept UPR recommendations on civil and political rights

[ad_1] 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 […]

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Decreased confidence of Africans in the exercise of political rights

[ad_1] 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 […]

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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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Women in Kuwait granted full political rights – Middle East Monitor

[ad_1] 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 […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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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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Political rights for women in Arkansas

[ad_1] 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 […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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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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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 […]