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UPR Submission: "Human Rights Violations of LGBT Individuals in Turkey"

“The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. 309 more words

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Universal Periodic Review: Europeans pressuring Latin Americans to allow abortion

 Turtle Bay and Beyond has a very interesting piece by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D, explaining how some European countries (in actual fact, some very few) instrumentalize the UN system to impose their abortion agenda on the rest of the world. 293 more words


Chinese Communist Party's Real Attitude towards International Law

By Lan Wuyou, published: October 29, 2014

Affirmation in words, negation in actions

In today’s world, mankind has developed a common understanding of values like freedom and democracy, even dictatorships feel compelled to make claims of being free and democratic, except that they make up a different set of interpretations to suit themselves. 1,592 more words

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Recommended Link: New Videos Confront Iran’s Rights Violations through Personal Stories of Persecution

Yesterday a crucially important piece was posted on the website International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. I am taking the unusual step of copying the entire post below. 443 more words


Consultation or Censorship?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs organised a consultation meeting on the draft National Report of the Lao PDR under the UPR for representatives of stakeholders including social, professional, academic and non-profit organisations in Vientiane recently.

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