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Features of the Week: 15th- 21st December

* Long read: Human Rights Watch investigates across 5 cities in India to uncover the abuses that women and girls referred to mental institutions suffer : … 46 more words


How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm?

Family farming is inextricably linked to national and global food security. As the International Year of Family Farming comes to a close I want to mention climate change and family livelihood from the land. 216 more words

Culture And Identity

London Shipping Law Centre joins Human Rights at Sea

Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) is delighted to welcome the London Shipping Law Centre (LSLC) as a Supporting Entity to the HRAS initiative to assist in the development of the HRAS platform, its international profile and its work within the shipping industry. 413 more words

International Issues

Human Rights Groups File Torture Charges against Bush-Era Officials in Germany

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)and the Berlin-based European Commission of Human Rights (ECCHR) have joined forces to file torture charges against Bush-era officials.

Specifically, criminal complaints have been lodged against former CIA head George Tenet and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, along with other individuals. 44 more words

Human Rights

New Orleans to House All Homeless Vets by End of December

It will be a better New Year for homeless veterans living in New Orleans – because they will be homeless no more!

This is a goal that was established by Michelle Obama in her Mayors Challenge to end veteran homelessness.

David Pakman


#Employment Tribunal fees deter four out of five employees pursuing claims (#UK #Welfare #Politics)

Since the introduction of employment tribunal fees in July 2013, Citizens Advice report that four out of five employees who would otherwise have taken their employer to a tribunal are put off by the cost. 949 more words

Government & Politics

Heroines of Our Time: Kru Nam

Ante Scriptum: The following words are proudly copied and pasted from a previous post called Humane Humans. This heroine has probably been the first person who in my eyes is well deserving of the term heroine or hero. 322 more words

Human Rights