Tag Archives: human rights

New Certificate of Registration Requirements

Related practices and jurisdictions To comply with the latest iteration of the Illinois Equal Pay Act (IEPA), employers with at least 100 employees in the State of Illinois are required to submit an application for a Certificate of equal pay registration with the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) between March …

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China: US Should Fully Implement New Forced Labor Law

(Washington, DC) – New U.S. forced labor law should strengthen control over the supply chains of companies linked to forced labor in China, Human Rights Watch said today in a submission to the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force ( FLETF). The law is also expected to result in increased civil …

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Democrat Daniel Uhlfelder – aka the “Grim Reaper” – running for attorney general

Santa Rosa County Attorney Daniel Uhlfelder — the jolly joker spine of Republican politics who is perhaps best known by his “Grim Reaper” schtick — is running for attorney general. Uhlfelder is the third Democrat in — and the second big name, after the former state attorney Aramis AyalaWHO filed …

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Justice Department announces task force to prosecute Russian oligarchs

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday announced the creation of a task force to prosecute billionaire oligarchs who aided President Vladimir V. Putin in his invasion of Ukraine, part of a U.S. effort. United to seize and freeze the assets of those who have violated the sanctions. The task …

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Pakistan: Repeal of the amendment to the draconian law on cybersecurity

(New York) – The Pakistani government’s amendment to its cybercrime law is the latest in a concerted campaign to curtail free speech and stifle dissent, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. . On February 18, 2022, the government passed an order amending the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) …

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Alabama Dem carry torch for bill vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growing up in the civil rights epicenter of Selma, Alabama, Terri Sewell heard all the stories. About the police violence during the “Bloody Sunday” march at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. About the beating of the young man who became Representative John Lewis. About the bloodshed and lives …

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Anti-boycott laws violate our rights

Feb. 12—Documentary “Boycott” makes its big-screen debut later this month. The film follows several plaintiffs from different backgrounds who push back against anti-boycott bills passed in several states. It highlights the fight against an Arkansas law that allows the state to refuse to contract with companies or individuals who boycott …

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Sharjeel Imam: Indian Activist Languishes in Jail for Speech | Protests News

New Delhi, India – It’s been two years since Afshan Rahim, 62, met his activist son, who is in jail on sedition charges and several other charges under the ‘anti-terrorism’ law for giving speeches during the mass protests against a controversial citizenship law. “Every day is like a horror. I …

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New York City enacts pay transparency law requiring salary ranges in job postings

January 21, 2022 Click for PDF In addition to the growing list of jurisdictions that have passed pay transparency laws, beginning May 15, 2022, New York City employers will be required to include salary ranges in job postings. Short summary The new Pay Transparency Act makes it an “unlawful discriminatory …

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U.S. adopts sweeping Chinese restrictions

Year-end sanctions target Chinese supply chains and AI, quantum computing and biotechnology Several agencies of the US executive and the US Congress have passed sweeping year-end sanctions, export controls and supply chain restrictions targeting the Chinese national security complex, high-tech entities and companies allowing human rights violations in Xinjiang. Collectively, …

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The holiness of a woman’s soul

Abortion and abortion rights advocates protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in Washington, as the court hears arguments in a Mississippi case, where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, well before viability. (AP Photo / José Luis Magana) December marks …

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New York City Council Passes Bill Requiring Identification of Potential Minimum and Maximum Wages on Virtually All Job Postings | Small

On December 15, 2021, the entire city council approved a bill that would amend the New York City human rights law in a way that would fundamentally change the way job postings are posted. published. The mayor has expressed his support for the bill and he is expected to sign …

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Raab claims revised human rights law goes against “political correctness” | Human rights law

Dominic Raab must present a radical overhaul of human rights law which, according to him, will thwart “awakening and political correctness” and accelerate the expulsion of foreign criminals. The highly controversial reforms, which will be announced on Tuesday – which will create a new bill of rights – will introduce …

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UK couple facing £ 4,000 hotel quarantine bill on return from South Africa initiate legal action

A court challenge that quarantining hotels against coronaviruses is a “fundamental human rights violation” was launched this week. People entering the UK from 10 southern African countries are currently required to spend 10 full days in a quarantine hotel, priced at £ 2,285 for solo travelers. On Monday, Owen Hancock, …

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El Salvador violated rights of woman who aborted and died in prison, court ruling says

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that El Salvador violated the rights of a woman who was sent to jail for breaking the country’s strict abortion laws and died while serving his sentence of 30 years. A Salvadoran court convicted the woman identified as Manuela in 2008 …

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Lawmakers have long tried to make hate a crime – but there’s little the law can do, advocates say

It has been 40 years since the British Columbia Civil Rights Protection Act was passed in the wake of the rise in crimes against people of color in the province. The law, which prohibits the promotion of hatred, means perpetrators can be fined up to $ 2,000 or up to …

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UN expert denounces US “tyranny” over minority suffrage

UN expert on minority issues concludes two-week visit to the United States Texas law could undermine democracy by diluting voting rights Calls for the “New Deal” to revise legislation, prevent exclusion GENEVA, Nov. 22 (Reuters) – A United Nations human rights expert said on Monday that election laws in parts …

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Here’s how the Victorian government’s proposed pandemic laws will work and what the experts are saying

When it comes to the new pandemic laws proposed by Victoria, there are very different views. Victoria’s Health Minister Martin Foley insists the legislation “consolidates this Victorian Parliament and public health response as the most accountable, transparent and public health-driven system in the Commonwealth”. Others disagree. Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew …

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International Tribunal of Legal Experts to Judge U.S. Human Rights Violations Against Blacks, Browns, and Indigenous Peoples, October 22-25 – Workers World

The following is modified slightly from a press release issued by the court: In the mind of Mandela, an unprecedented American alliance of lawyers, academics and organizers of the movements for Black Life, Civil Rights, Puerto Rican Decolonization, Immigrant Rights and Indigenous Sovereignty / Earth Protection, will bring to justice …

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UN says Ethiopia has no right to expel 7 UN officials

UNITED NATIONS (PA) – The UN chief on Friday informed Ethiopia that it has no legal right to expel seven UN officials and warned that severe restrictions on aid including the Tigray in desperate need has created a humanitarian and human rights crisis that is “out of control”. Tigray faces …

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Human rights in Belarus continue downward spiral, warns Bachelet

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday that she continued to be alarmed by “persistent allegations” of “widespread and systematic torture” of protesters in Belarus. Gender-based violence is of great concern, with reports that around 30% of those arbitrarily detained were women and girls, Michelle bachelet …

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Thousands of people protest in Ukraine for LGBT rights and safety

Some 7,000 people gathered in the Ukrainian capital on Sunday for the annual equality march to support the rights of the country’s LGBT community. Equipped with colorful costumes and rainbow flags, crowds marched through the streets of central Kiev, some carrying banners with the inscription “Fight for right!” Participants announced …

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Texas Anti-Abortion Law Shows ‘Terrifying’ Fragility of Women’s Rights, Activists Say | Global development

Texas’ new anti-abortion law is a “terrifying” reminder of how fragile hard-won rights are, pro-choice activists have said, warning of a “more aggressive, much better organized.” [and] better funded global opposition movement. Pro-choice activists have won several victories in recent years, including in Ireland, Argentina and, most recently, Mexico, where …

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Afghanistan: chief of wise men asks UN Council to protect rights

Former Irish President Mary Robinson, who heads the group of eminent former leaders founded by Nelson Mandela, called on China and Russia in particular to tell the Taliban that women’s participation in Afghan society and the education of girls are “non-negotiable and must be respected.” . “Robinson remembers visiting Afghanistan …

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World’s No.3 Human Rights Law Journal beats Harvard

The College of Law and Business’s international law journal finished third in the world in the human rights category of the US W&L Law Journal Rankings 2020, narrowly beating Harvard Law School which finished fourth. Only Columbia University Law School and Georgetown University Law School finished ahead of the journal, …

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Armenian Legal Center for Justice and Human Rights issues statement on trial of Armenian prisoners of war illegally detained in Baku

WASHINGTON DC – The Armenian Legal Center for Justice and Human Rights (ALC) is outraged by the trial of illegally detained Armenian prisoners of war (PG), including Lyudvik Mkrtchyan, Alyosha Khosrovyan and the Lebanese-Armenian Viken Euljekian, in Baku. Azerbaijan continues to fabricate excuses under the pretext of the first Artsakh …

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Catherine Clifton appointed Acting City Attorney | Denton

Denton City Council members on Tuesday appointed interim city attorney Catherine Clifton to succeed Aaron Leal, who is moving to a post in Royal Oak, Mich. “Staff will begin to collect executive search service proposals for a permanent city attorney and present them to council,” said Ryan Adams, city spokesperson. …

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Health care and health insurance for LGBTQ + people

As health and insurance issues continue to evolve, members of LGBTQ + communities may begin to see improvements in a long history of undertreatment and abuse. LGBTQ + Americans have faced a long struggle to get the right health care. This struggle intersects with issues such as the training and …

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President Biden did not show strength by bombing Syria or on MBS. He made America look weak.

Some American traditions really need to die. Like Tom Brady (almost) still winning the Super Bowl. Or, perhaps more importantly, our crazy but deeply rooted idea that a new American president gains his wings the first time he drops bombs on the Middle East or South Asia, just like the …

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Polish court ruling amounts to almost total abortion ban

Through Joanna plucinska, Alicja Ptak WARSAW (Reuters) – Protests gathered across Poland after the Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled that abortion due to fetal defects is unconstitutional, banning the most common of the few legal grounds for terminating a pregnancy in this country. predominantly Catholic country. People protest against the …

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