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Sharia council 'puts women at risk'

Sharia council 'puts women at risk' | Human Rights in the Caribbean | Scoop.it

BBC Panorama has uncovered fresh evidence of how some Sharia councils in Britain may be putting Muslim women "at risk" by pressuring them to stay in abusive marriages.


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Wondering if there are also any implications for this in the Caribbean? 

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The Human Rights Blog

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Dedicated to the discussion and dissemination of human rights and international law related news and information.
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This is global for ideas that can be used in the Caribbean too. 

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University of San Francisco Honors Haitian Human Rights Lawyer Mario Joseph - South Florida Caribbean News

University of San Francisco Honors Haitian Human Rights Lawyer Mario Joseph - South Florida Caribbean News | Human Rights in the Caribbean | Scoop.it
University of San Francisco Honors Haitian Human Rights Lawyer Mario JosephSouth Florida Caribbean NewsSAN FRANCISCO – The University of San Francisco (USF) will present an honorary doctorate in humane letters to Mario Joseph, the managing attorney...

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Positive news for Haiti! 

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Ekaterina Chernova's curator insight, October 21, 2013 4:19 PM

Deserved reward for a human rights lawyer in Haiti, Mario Joseph who has devoted his career to standing up for victims of injustice

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A note on the environment and the charter of fundamental rights and freedoms

By Mrs. Arlene Harrison Henry After many years of gestation the CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS was finally passed by the Jamaican Parliament replacing Chapter 3 of the 1962 Constitution...
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More news from Jamaica! 

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International Women's Day Caribbean/Jamaican style- yu have some ting weh only we do

Happy International Women's Day everybady big ups to all a di ooman dem and every body weh a love di ooman dem big ups to me MODDA. yeah! if yu is a caribbea...
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I want to find out how this is celebrated throughout the Caribbean! 

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Caribbean under scrutiny as OAS reforms human rights system

Caribbean under scrutiny as OAS reforms human rights system | Human Rights in the Caribbean | Scoop.it
Hemispheric human rights organisations are fearful that what is viewed as Caribbean complacency on civil liberties may contribute to the undermining of the inter-American human rights system through r...
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Ekaterina Chernova's curator insight, October 21, 2013 4:16 PM

This articles articulates that that the proposal by the Organisation of American States can weaken the Commission and undermine the role of its Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression. They believe a united Caribbean response can avert the worst dangers.

Louis Kolkman's curator insight, July 23, 2014 5:27 PM

The Caribbean members will have to acknowledge their reluctance to do something about this...

 

Mirjam Bos's curator insight, July 28, 2014 3:22 PM

Reforms of the human rights system, adjustments to powers and influences; what may be the consequences?