Posts Tagged “Human rights”

Migrants and refugees crossing Libya subjected to “unimaginable horrors”

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Migrants and refugees crossing Libya subjected to “unimaginable horrors”

Migrants and refugees crossing Libya subjected to “unimaginable horrors” Migrants and refugees are being subjected to “unimaginable horrors” from the moment they enter Libya, throughout their stay in the country and – if they make it that far — during their subsequent attempts to cross the Mediterranean sea, according to a UN report released on…

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ADC Salutes senior staff attorney Yolanda Rondon

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ADC Salutes senior staff attorney Yolanda Rondon

ADC Salutes senior staff attorney Yolanda Rondon Senior Staff attorney at the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee honored for her dedication to fighting for civil and human rights ADC thanks Senior Staff Attorney Ms. Yolanda Rondon for her over five years of service and dedication to the community. Ms. Rondon’s tenure at ADC ends today, and…

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Congresswoman McCollum stands out as principled voice on human rights

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Congresswoman McCollum stands out as principled voice on human rights

Congresswoman McCollum stands out as principled voice on human rights Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in regards to her bill, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391. Video of Congresswoman McCollum’s remarks can be seen here. Congresswoman McCollum’s full remarks are below: Mr. Speaker,…

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Palestinian activists stand up for LGBTQ Rights

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Palestinian activists stand up for LGBTQ Rights

Palestinian activists stand up for LGBTQ Rights “We Stand With Palestine” Contingent in Chicago’s Gay Pride Parade Confounding many people’s expectations, our “We Stand With Palestine” contingent in the Chicago Gay Pride Parade yesterday – with its huge 160 sq foot banner, “Israel: STOP killing Palestinians!” – was met with almost universal approval by the approximately…

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Tunisia in transition with hope and challenges, UN expert says

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Tunisia in transition with hope and challenges, UN expert says

Tunisia in transition with hope and challenges, UN expert says Tunisia has continued to make progress on democracy since the revolution more than seven years ago, including a Constitution guaranteeing fundamental rights for all Tunisians, but there is still a lot to do, says a UN human rights expert. “Tunisia still faces numerous challenges, including…

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Israeli Human Rights group urges soldiers not to fire on civilians

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Israeli Human Rights group urges soldiers not to fire on civilians

Israeli Human Rights group urges soldiers not to fire on civilians B’Tselem urges soldiers to refuse to shoot protestors in Gaza: Shooting unarmed protestors is illegal, and a command to do so is a grossly illegal command Tomorrow (Thursday) B’Tselem will launch a campaign entitled “Sorry Commander, I cannot shoot”. The campaign will include newspaper advertisements…

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