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Human Rights Council: Universal Periodic Review Working Group holding 29th session until 26 January 2018

The twenty-ninth session of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group is being held in Geneva at present, until 26 January, during which the next group of 14 States are scheduled to have their human rights records examined under this mechanism. 1,240 more words


Sri Lanka’s Evolving Stance on the Death Penalty

The Advocates for Human Rights serves on the Steering Committee of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty. In that capacity, The Advocates often collaborates with the World Coalition to engage in advocacy at the United Nations when a UN body reviews the human rights record of a country that retains the death penalty. 784 more words

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UP Resin Markets Hoping For a More Stable 2018 after a Turbulent 2017

2017 has been a roller-coaster year for the global UPR markets, margins have come under pressure as feedstock costs have seen wild swings month-on-month throughout the year. 263 more words

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JA niega reclamo de equidad laboral de lxs sin plaza


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(Mayagüez, 18 de diciembre de 2017) – El 14 de diciembre de 2017, nueve miembros de la Junta Administrativa de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM), se posicionaron a favor de la desigualdad y la injusticia al negarle a los y las profesoras sin plaza un reclamo de equidad laboral. 385 more words


The Advocates’ lobbying against the death penalty packs a big punch at the Universal Periodic Review of Japan

Japan is one out of the fifty eight countries (including the United States) where the death penalty is still legal and actively carried out. In Japan, crimes punishable by execution include murder, terrorism, arson, and treason. 1,341 more words

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APRUM and PROTESTAmos Launch "100% for the UPR" Campaign


Mayagüez, December 6, 2017—The humanitarian crisis that Puerto Rico faces results from a corrupt debt and from hurricane María, neither of which the Puerto Rican people made, chose or benefitted from. 325 more words