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Syrian forces commit new massacre in Hama; Russia rejects new U.N. draft resolution

Syrian forces commit new massacre in Hama; Russia rejects new U.N. draft resolution | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
At last 250 people have been killed in a new massacre committed by the Syrian forces in al-Tremsa in Hama on Thursday, Al Arabiya reported citing Syrian activists.
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WikiLeaks gets court victory in fight against Visa

WikiLeaks gets court victory in fight against Visa | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
WikiLeaks declared victory Thursday in the first round of its campaign against the financial blockade imposed by Visa and MasterCard.
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Government argues FOIA would provide sufficient access to Manning court-martial documents | Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Government argues FOIA would provide sufficient access to Manning court-martial documents | Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it

Government argues FOIA would provide sufficient access to Manning court-martial documents

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U.N. Security Council divided over sanctions threat to Syria

U.N. Security Council divided over sanctions threat to Syria | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it

UN Security Council divided over sanctions threat to Syria

 

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Obama clarifies plan to keep the internet running during emergencies in executive order

Obama clarifies plan to keep the internet running during emergencies in executive order | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that changes the way the US deals with telecommunications in the event of an emergency. "Assignment of National Security and Emergency...
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Clinton arrives in Laos on landmark visit - Channel NewsAsia

Clinton arrives in Laos on landmark visit - Channel NewsAsia | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton landed in Laos Wednesday for a brief but historic trip, becoming the first US secretary of state to visit the communist country in 57 years.
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Facebook Deletes Post on Alleged HR Abuses in Syria, Apologizes

Facebook Deletes Post on Alleged HR Abuses in Syria, Apologizes | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Facebook has apologized after mistakenly deleting a post by human rights group Article 19. The status in question linked to a report by Human Rights Watch, which details alleged torture centers in Syria.
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International Human Rights Law: Is the U.S. Lagging Behind? | Yale Undergraduate Law Review

One of the most notable developments of international law in the last few decades has been the establishment of a frame- work for enforcement of human rights.

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Israeli Human Rights Lawyer Calls Report On West Bank Settlements ‘Bizarre’

Israeli Human Rights Lawyer Calls Report On West Bank Settlements ‘Bizarre’ | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Yesterday, an Israeli government-appointed panel of judges issued a report declaring that Israel’s presence in the West Bank does not constitute an occupation, and therefore Israel is not bound by the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the protection...
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JURIST - Paper Chase: Egypt court rejects release of Mubarak's sons until trial in September

JURIST - Paper Chase: Egypt court rejects release of Mubarak's sons until trial in September | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
JURIST - Paper Chase: Egypt court rejects release of Mubarak's sons until trial in September...
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Downer says Afghan asylum seekers have duty to stay - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Downer says Afghan asylum seekers have duty to stay - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Alexander Downer says he was tough on Afghan asylum seekers when he was in office because he thinks they have a duty to develop their country.
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Recruiting, Development, and Retention of Cyber Warriors Despite an Inhospitable Culture | Small Wars Journal

Recruiting, Development, and Retention of Cyber Warriors Despite an Inhospitable Culture | Small Wars Journal | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
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Bradley Manning treated more harshly than a terrorist, lawyer argues

Bradley Manning treated more harshly than a terrorist, lawyer argues | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Defence lawyer files motion that 'aiding the enemy' charge is stricter against US soldiers than it would be against terrorists...
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Rights groups and activists slam Iraq’s internet law

Rights groups and activists slam Iraq’s internet law | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
An Iraqi draft law that would jail web users for life for a variety of ill-defined crimes has been condemned by rights groups and activists who have slammed its vague language and hefty penalties.
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Britain, France to counter Russia with draft Syria resolution

Britain, France to counter Russia with draft Syria resolution | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain and France are prepared to counter Russia with their own draft resolution on the U.N. monitoring mission in Syria after the U.N.
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Really Desperate Housewives - By Tanya Habjouqa

Really Desperate Housewives - By Tanya Habjouqa | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it

Photo essay of women whose husbands are fighting in Syrian rebel army

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CNN interview: Drone strikes radicalise Pakistani tribes, says Sherry – The Express Tribune

CNN interview: Drone strikes radicalise Pakistani tribes, says Sherry – The Express Tribune | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Ambass­ador says negoti­ations with the US over the conten­tious strike­s are yet to take place.
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Executive Order -- Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions | The White House

Executive Order -- Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions | The White House | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it

Internet kill switch-executive order.

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EU Human Rights Strategy Bears Lessons of Burma and Arab Revolutions | Open Society Foundations

EU Human Rights Strategy Bears Lessons of Burma and Arab Revolutions | Open Society Foundations | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it

“To be forgotten is to die a little,” said Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on accepting her Nobel Peace Prize. Her words are an important reminder that strong statements on human rights in one part of the world do not fall on deaf ears in the rest. 

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Greece: Migrants Describe Fear on the Streets | Human Rights Watch

Greece: Migrants Describe Fear on the Streets | Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
(Athens) – The Greek authorities are failing to tackle a rising wave of xenophobic violence that has left migrants afraid to walk the streets. ...
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Russian Wikipedia Shuts Down In Protest Of Censorship Bill

Russian Wikipedia Shuts Down In Protest Of Censorship Bill | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Wikipedia’s Russian site has gone dark for 24 hours to protest a censorship bill headed to the Russian parliament today.
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Clinton Promotes US Investment, Human Rights in Vietnam

Clinton Promotes US Investment, Human Rights in Vietnam | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
During her visit Clinton expressed concern about jailing of activists, lawyers and bloggers for peaceful expression...
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Laos: Clinton Should Urge End to Abuses at Drug Center | Human Rights Watch

Laos: Clinton Should Urge End to Abuses at Drug Center | Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
(Bangkok) – United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should call for the immediate release of detainees at the Somsanga drug detention center in her meeting with Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Human Rights Watch said today.
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JURIST - Paper Chase: Wireless carriers report rise in data requests by law enforcement

JURIST - Paper Chase: Wireless carriers report rise in data requests by law enforcement | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
JURIST - Paper Chase: Wireless carriers report rise in data requests by law enforcement...
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