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Ray Cole interview: ‘I would go back to Moroccan prison hell for Jamal’

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/16/ray-cole-interview-jailed-morocco-homosexual

Shocking and heartbreaking interview with Ray Cole, talking about his and his partners arrest in Morocco for being gay. Police was apparently taking everything they could find as evidence that the two had sexual realtions. 26 more words

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Kenyan President uses Tory human rights plans to defend war crimes charges

It is easy to forget that our domestic debate over the European Convention on Human Rights might be having an international impact. But the UK is only one of 47 states which is party to the Convention, and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg protects over 800 million people. 353 more words

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George Revel, LL.B LL.M (PIL) reblogged this on Revel Law Review and commented:

This follows thematically from my first blog entry regarding the UK's threat to withdraw from the ECHR and the Council of Europe. 'Putting Britain First' policies that ignore that Britain is part of the international community in order to quell short-sighted, nationalistic and isolationist political minorities threatens to undermine the reputation of the UK as a global role-model for the adherence to the rule of law (including international law to which all countries are bound) and as supposed champions of human rights at home and abroad. Original Article by @AdamWagner1 of 1 Crown Office Row chambers and ukhumanrightsblog.com - Definitely endorsing you to follow both.

An Uncomfortable Look in the Mirror: Canada in the World, Before and After the Ottawa Shootings

Amongst many Canadians, a popular response to the shootings in Ottawa that claimed the life of Nathan Cirillo earlier this week has been: “This doesn’t happen here… This is Canada.” And that’s true enough. 1,289 more words

Canada

George Revel, LL.B LL.M (PIL) reblogged this on Revel Law Review and commented:

Brilliant addition to this now-unfortunately unavoidable conversation for Canadians. Fully endorse your consideration of Mark's statements here.

The humanism of Ali Mazrui: His journey to the vision of openness

By Horace G. Campbell


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Mazrui’s humanism was based on the dignity of all human beings regardless of race, religion, region or gender. It was a humanism linked to the quest for reparative justice, peace, self-determination, the rights of women, secularism and prosperity for all. 3,698 more words

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Amnesty International | Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday. 224 more words

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