Rights watch

Rights watch

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

India re-elected to UN Human Rights Council with overwhelming majority - India News

The 76th UN General Assembly held elections on Thursday for 18 new members of the UN Human Rights Council who will serve for a period of three years, starting in January 2022.

Rights activists call for abolishing death penalty - Newspaper - DAWN.COM

KARACHI: The Human Rights Commi­ssion of Pakistan (HRCP) held a discussion at its office here on Thursday on the issue of death penalty in Pakistan, with a focus on women on death row, in accordance with World Day Against Death Penalty that fell past this Sunday.

Japan’s largest opposition party focuses on human rights in party platform | Reuters

Japan’s largest opposition group unveiled a campaign platform on Wednesday that said it would stand for rights like supporting same-sex marriage and different surnames for couples, marking out differences with the conservative ruling party.

Defectors tell court they were promised ‘paradise on Earth’ in North Korea | North Korea | The Guardian

Five people seeking compensation say they were lured to country and then denied basic human rights.

U.S. will oppose U.N. human rights council’s ‘disproportionate’ attention on Israel -State Dept | Reuters

The United States has concerns with the United Nations Human Rights Council and will oppose its “disproportionate” attention on Israel, State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters on Thursday after the U.S. was elected back to the council.

Human Rights Campaign Expands LGBTQ+ Workplace Equality Program to Brazil & Argentina - HRC

WASHINGTON — HRC, in partnership with Instituto de Políticas Públicas LGBT and Instituto Mais Diversidade, is launching LGBTQ+ workplace equality programs in Argentina and Brazil, Equidad AR and Equidad BR.

Biden administration plans to restart Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy at border in mid-November

The courts have forced the Biden administration to restart a Trump-era immigration policy known as “Remain in Mexico,” which it plans to do in mid-November.

Human Rights Watch: Opponents barred from presidential ballot in Uzbekistan - AKIpress News Agency

News and analytical articles about Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

Africa: A Healthy Environment is a Human Right, Says UN Body #AfricaClimateCrisis - allAfrica.com

Outdoor spaces is what most people have been craving during the Covid-19 pandemic, when a series of lockdowns across the world forced countless people indoors. And these enforced restrictions on our movement have reignited many people’s appreciation for home, community gardens and public open spaces.

Germany’s new government: Promising signs for Western Balkans EU integration – European Council on Foreign Relations

The emerging ‘traffic-light’ coalition government should recognise the dangers ranged around the EU on its Western Balkans borders – and help move EU integration along for the region’s states.

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