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Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Taiwan welcomes support from major allies after Aukus pact riles China | Taiwan | The Guardian

Australia and US pledge stronger ties, EU calls for trade deal and Johnson refuses to rule out getting involved in a conflict involving the island.

South Korea: LGBT Students Face Bullying, Discrimination | Human Rights Watch

Isolation and Lack of Support Put Young People at Risk.

‘Don’t need lesson from failed states like Pakistan’: India reacts at UNHRC meet | Latest News India - Hindustan Times

India said at the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council that the OIC has no locus standi to comment on internal affairs of India.

Pakistan’s Imran Khan says world should give Taliban ‘time’ on human rights but fears ‘chaos’ without aid - CNN

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said the best way forward for peace and stability in Afghanistan is to engage with the Taliban and “incentivize” them on issues such as women’s rights and inclusive government.

Biden just tore up his ‘human rights first’ policy in Egypt

Opinion: The Biden administration’s partial hold on aid to Egypt amounts to little more than a coded means for the US-Egyptian special relationship to continue, despite human rights violations.

East Africa: Ethiopia - Eritrean Refugees Targeted in Tigray - allAfrica.com

Need for Urgent Protection, Assistance; Thousands Still Missing.

Italy gets tough on the unvaccinated, raising ethics questions – POLITICO

Government will require the country’s entire workforce to show a health passport or face suspension.

Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking offers working life training to victims

Victims of human trafficking have started receiving training that focuses on working life.

Who is Lorraine Finlay and why has her appointment as human rights commissioner angered some? | Australian politics | The Guardian

The legal academic’s views on affirmative consent laws, the Indigenous voice to parliament and section 18C have caused alarm in some circles

Making economic policy in South Africa in hard times: the role of human rights

It is becoming increasingly clear that South Africa’s policymakers can no longer ignore the country’s obligations in terms of international, regional and national human rights law.

France suspends 3,000 unvaccinated health workers without pay | France | The Guardian

Staff had refused Covid jab despite warning by Macron of September deadline.

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