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Canada: Settling The Score: ABCA Finds Settlement Agreement Precluded Human Rights Complaint From Proceeding - McCarthy Tétrault LLP

In Buterman v. St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 734, 2017 ABCA 196, the Alberta Court of Appeal confirmed that the province's human rights tribunal lacked jurisdiction

Senator to cast focus on Tibetan prisoners as Liberals pursue trade with China

With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poised to possibly travel to China soon, a Conservative senator plans to shine a spotlight on human rights abuses in its Himalayan region of Tibet.
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News video: Serbs divided over Mladic verdict

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The conviction of Ratko Mladic has triggered mixed reactions back in Belgrade. While Serbia’s president is urging people to look to the future there is deep resentment in some quarters At the offices..
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News video: France calls for UN Security Council meeting on Libya slave auctions

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France has requested an urgent meeting of the UN security council to discuss the treatment of migrants in Libya after footage surfaced of a human auction in the country. French President Emmanuel..
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News video: Zimbabwe's New Leader Says "The people have spoken"

Zimbabwe's New Leader Says "The people have spoken" 00:33

On Wednesday, Zimbabwe’s new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe’s removal as president after nearly four..
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News video: USA calls Myanmar action against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

USA calls Myanmar action against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing' 00:49

The United States on Wednesday joined the United Nations in condemning the Myanmar military operation against Rohingya Muslims as “ethnic cleansing.” US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also..
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News video: Tillerson Labels Rohingya Exodus 'Ethnic Cleansing'

Tillerson Labels Rohingya Exodus 'Ethnic Cleansing' 01:02

The United States labelled the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population “ethnic cleansing” on Wednesday. According to Reuters, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US would..
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Bunga's Back - Berlusconi's Case Goes To European Court Of Human Rights

bunga's back - berlusconi's case goes to european court of human rights
*In the Sicilian elections earlier this month, Silvio Berlusconi’s return to a central role in Italy’s political circus took a major step forward *with the victory of Nello Musumeci, the candidate..
Zero Hedge

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Won’t Israel Let Me Mourn My Father?

I wanted to go back to the West Bank for a memorial service with my family. I was barred because I am a human rights advocate.

Zimbabwe:South Africa 'Dangerous For Robert and Grace Mugabe'

[New Zimbabwe] SOUTH AFRICA is a dangerous country for President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, to seek refuge as some of its citizens and international human rights activists will hound the couple..

China respects 'good friend' Mugabe's resignation

china respects 'good friend' mugabe's resignation
Beijing (AFP) Nov 22, 2017 China on Wednesday said it respected Robert Mugabe's decision to step down as president of Zimbabwe and vowed to continue "friendly" relations with the country it backed..
Terra Daily

New legislation on triple talaq should focus on Muslim women's rights rather than criminalising practice

A human rights framework in the legislation on triple talaq would cut through the long-winding interpretations of the Quran and hadith.

Our treatment of refugees is a cruel and criminal act which has to stop – NOW

We are denying basic human rights to some 380 men languishing in a tropical hell hole, the remnants of what I am not shy to call a concentration camp.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Sexual attacks against Rohingya women & girls may be war crimes:UN envoy

The UN envoy on sexual violence in conflict has said the widespread atrocities against Rohingya women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar's military and may amount to war..
All India Radio

Indonesia: No End To Abusive ‘Virginity Tests’, Says HRW

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should order Indonesia’s police chief and armed forces commander to immediately ban so-called “virginity tests” of female applicants, Human Rights..
Eurasia Review

Mladic Verdict Highlights Bosnia’s Ethnic Divisions – Analysis

In a sign of continuing post-war divisions, Bosniak survivors of the conflict welcomed Ratko Mladic’s life sentence for genocide and crimes against humanity, but Bosnian Serbs accused the Hague..
Eurasia Review

Western Politicians Concerned About Social Networks’ Growing Influence On Public Opinion – Analysis

The State Duma of Russia unanimously passed a legislative amendment that would allow foreign media to be classified as foreign agents. It is expected that the Ministry of Justice will address every..
Eurasia Review

The Quality Of Mercy – OpEd

the quality of mercy – oped
During the spring of 1999, as part of Voices in the Wilderness’s campaign to end indiscriminately lethal U.S./U.N. economic sanctions against Iraq, the Fellowship of Reconciliation arranged for two..
Eurasia Review

Somaliland’s Fading Chance For Recognition – OpEd

By Malik Ibrahim When Somaliland went to the polls last week, the self-declared state had more at stake than a transfer of power. The vote, if conducted in a peaceful and orderly way, would have..
Eurasia Review

The Subtlety Of ASEAN Consensus – Analysis

the subtlety of asean consensus – analysis
ASEAN’s 50th anniversary has been marked by claims that its consensus decision making approach is no longer fit for purpose. ASEAN needs to move beyond the straightjacket of trying to achieve..
Eurasia Review

Government heads off Brexit human rights rebellion

Commitment to pan-European standards remains undimmed, justice minister tells parliament. 
Law Society Gazette

Italy's Berlusconi takes fight against ban from office to European court

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi argued on Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights against his ban from holding public office, hoping for a green light that will..

Book Launch: A Second Chance for Europe -- Economic, Political and Legal Perspectives of the European Union

Tuesday 21 November, 2017United Nations University-MERIT, Maastricht University Campus Brussels, and the City of Maastricht will hold a book launch event for the edited volume: A Second Chance for..

U.N. urges Sudan to improve plight of Darfur's displaced people

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations urged Sudan to end violence and human rights abuses against the 2.6 million people displaced by its long conflict in Darfur, a U.N. report documenting the abuses..

U.N. rebukes Burundi, Philippines president Duterte for threats

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday condemned attacks and threats made against its investigators by senior Burundian officials and by Philippines President Rodrigo..

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