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Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2012

Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2012 | Human rights | Scoop.it
Bradley Manning, who allegedly leaked US documents to Wikileaks, was nominated for the Prize by The Movement of the Icelandic Parliament.
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ISS Africa | The tyranny of Kenya's MCAs

ISS Africa | The tyranny of Kenya's MCAs | Human rights | Scoop.it
Instead of helping Kenya's constitutional devolution process as agents of good governance, members of county assemblies (MCAs) are rampantly abusing their power.
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Under Article 174 of Kenya’s 2010 Constitution, devolution was intended to transfer control from the central to local governments, to empower citizens and enhance their participation in the management of their own affairs.

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Instead of helping Kenya's constitutional devolution process as agents of good governance, members of county assemblies (MCAs) are rampantly abusing their power.

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Maya Schenwar | Your Home Is Your Prison

Maya Schenwar | Your Home Is Your Prison | Human rights | Scoop.it
Efforts to reform the prison system may only be expanding the prison system into other parts of American life.
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Immigration - Key Measures - "Proportion of adults working"

Immigration - Key Measures - "Proportion of adults working" | Human rights | Scoop.it

PROPORTION OF ADULTS WORKING

"Proportion of adults working" is a measure of labor force participation that includes those not seeking work. Immigrants work in many low skill and high skill jobs, from milking cows to performing surgery.

 

Some face barriers to working such as limited English or transferable skills. In addition, cultural norms or family size may affect mothers' workforce participation when children are young. As the workforce shrinks, immigrants will help fill critical workforce needs.

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Nolal Dhaqdhaqaaq leh iyo cunteyn caafimaad leh oo dhaqaalaha ku jaan go'an - YouTube

Barnaamijkaan 30ka daqiiqadoodka ah ayaa sharaxaya ahmiyada nolal dhaqaaq leh iyo hab nolaleed caafi maad oo bixinaya talooyin wax ku ool ah. Waxaa mahad ah ...
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The 4 biggest reasons why inequality is bad for society

The 4 biggest reasons why inequality is bad for society | Human rights | Scoop.it
It's safe to say that economic inequality bothers us. But why? Harvard philosopher T. M. Scanlon offers four reasons we should tackle — and fix — the problem.
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UN criticises Switzerland over children’s rights - SWI swissinfo.ch

UN criticises Switzerland over children’s rights - SWI swissinfo.ch | Human rights | Scoop.it
Switzerland ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child almost 20 years ago, but UN experts say considerable ...
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Recently in the Jura a Psychiatric facility was closed due to gross human rights violations but no one has been persecuted though the facility was closed down for six months. CRPD prohibits forced psychiatric interventions under Articles 12, 14, 17 and 25. The authority of the CRPD in this regard is also recognized by the Special Rapporteur on Torture, who has recognized that forced and non consensual psychiatric interventions and detention may amount to torture and ill-treatment.  The Rapporteur disallowed the defense of "therapeutic necessity" as a justification for forced or non consensual interventions, recognizing that acts of torture may be masked by "good intentions" of health professionals.  People with psychosocial disabilities have a right to maintain their physical and mental integrity as a fundamental right of personhood.  Forced and non consensual administration of mind-altering drugs, electroshock and psycho-surgery are acts of violence that penetrate deeply into the structure of a person's consciousness, brain, body and self.  The purpose of such interventions is always discrimination, since it is based on a judgment that some kinds of human emotion, consciousness and self-presentation are "wrong" and cannot be allowed to exist. We have to ask, What is the status of international human rights law in the domestic courts and tribunals, when it conflicts with domestic law?  How can courts and tribunals best give effect to the CRPD/CRC  standards in their jurisdiction?
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Human Rights Watch: migrants and refugees destitute and harassed in Calais - European Council on Refugees and Exiles

Human Rights Watch: migrants and refugees destitute and harassed in Calais - European Council on Refugees and Exiles | Human rights | Scoop.it

Asylum seekers and migrants living in destitution in Calais have told Human Rights Watch they have been abused by the French police. Migrants describe being beaten and attacked with pepper spray in the street or when they are found hidden in trucks in the hope of traveling to the United Kingdom.

 

The police checked the truck and found me… I said, ‘please, help me’ but they beat me and I collapsed outside the truck. They kicked me on the ground”, Rosa, from Eritrea, told Human Rights Watch from a Calais hospital.

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OpenEvsys – for documenting human rights violations.

OpenEvsys – for documenting human rights violations. | Human rights | Scoop.it
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OpenEvSys is a free and open source database application developed by HURIDOCS that human rights NGOs can use to:

 

Record human rights violations and store related documents

 

Browse the history of a particular victim or perpetrator

 

Analyse trends and patterns of abuse

 

Track their interventions by status, impact, deadline, etc.

 

Features

OpenEvsys can be a run from web server, making it easier for NGOs to share and collaborate from multiple office locations. But it can also be run from a local server or a single computer if needed. 

 

OpenEvsys has a very powerful search. You can filter events, violations, victims, perpetrators or interventions. And you can also count: for example it can produce a breakdown of all your acts of torture by gender of victim or by type of perpetrator or by date or by province.

 

 Additionally, OpenEvsys allows you to explore your data with a faceted search that is linked to charts and maps, helping you identify patterns and creating outputs for your website, reports and advocacy campaigns.

 

 

https://www.huridocs.org/openevsys/

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Claimants with mental health issues are being 'punished' for being late and missing appointments while claiming benefits

Claimants with mental health issues are being 'punished' for being late and missing appointments while claiming benefits | Human rights | Scoop.it
Paul Morrison is the Methodist Church's public policy adviser. Here he describes his views on a report examining the impact the reformed benefits regime is having on vulnerable people.
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Evidence That More Psychiatry Means More Suicide - Mad In America

Evidence That More Psychiatry Means More Suicide - Mad In America | Human rights | Scoop.it
This has got to stop. Around the world a million people die from suicide each year and the response internationally is to pour more funding and channel more people into psychiatric services. Three large studies have now found that the more we spend on mental health services the higher our suicide rates. In addition, a recent study has completely discredited claims that 90% of those who die from suicide are mentally ill at the time of their death. We need to use this evidence to stop the expansion of psychiatry as a suicide prevention measure.
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ISS Africa | Solving the crime problem: what South Africans really think

ISS Africa | Solving the crime problem: what South Africans really think | Human rights | Scoop.it
The latest National Victims of Crime Survey reveals telling details on what the public thinks about the criminal justice system.
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Killing of Eritrean refugee in Dresden exposes racial tensions in Germany

Killing of Eritrean refugee in Dresden exposes racial tensions in Germany | Human rights | Scoop.it
Anti-immigration sentiment highlighted after 25,000 rally in support of far-right Pegida movement on night of murder
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Integration ‘not an antidote’ to Islamic extremism - SWI swissinfo.ch

Integration ‘not an antidote’ to Islamic extremism - SWI swissinfo.ch | Human rights | Scoop.it
Integration, foreign policy, ethnic origin and the absence of radical preachers may play a role in helping curb Islamic extremism, as seen in ...
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Global Report on out-of-school children

Global Report on out-of-school children | Human rights | Scoop.it
This report delves into a rich new body of data and analysis from the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children (OOSCI), which confirms that the task of achieving education for all is far from over.
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Report uncovers misuse of funds at EAC

Report uncovers misuse of funds at EAC | Human rights | Scoop.it
A report on the East African Community (EAC) financial statements has uncovered rampant misuse of funds in the regional organisation and its affiliates.
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Dakota and Ojibwe language immersion school.

Dakota and Ojibwe language immersion school. | Human rights | Scoop.it

Bdote Learning Center is a elementary K-4, public charter school located in Minneapolis, MN. We are a year round Dakota and Ojibwe language immersion school.

 

Our students learning is place-based and experiential. Students are immersed in rigorous, active, interdisciplinary learning projects, often involving learning outside of school walls. Curriculum content is tied to the geographical surroundings of the school, the local history, landscape, ecology, and Native languages and cultures. 

 

We strive to develop a love of lifetime learning, language and culture. And to create a college preparatory path for all students.

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Kenyan police fire teargas as pupils protest for land - YouTube

Kenyan police fired teargas at pupils of a big school in Nairobi, who were protesting about the sale of their playground to a private developer. The pupils h...
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Safeguarding Mali’s ancient manuscript collections, an international conference in Bamako | UNESCO

Safeguarding Mali’s ancient manuscript collections, an international conference in Bamako | UNESCO | Human rights | Scoop.it

The manuscripts of Timbuktu form a collection of several hundred thousand documents some of which date as far back as the 13th century. They include scholarly and theological works as well as commercial texts. They are written in Arabic and in African languages using different forms of Arabic script.

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The manuscripts of Timbuktu form a collection of several hundred thousand documents some of which date as far back as the 13th century. They include scholarly and theological works as well as commercial texts. They are written in Arabic and in African languages using different forms of Arabic script.

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Asylum requests rise 11% in 2014 - SWI swissinfo.ch

Asylum requests rise 11% in 2014 - SWI swissinfo.ch | Human rights | Scoop.it
The number of new asylum seekers registered in Switzerland last year was 23,765, an increase of 11% on the 2013 figure. The largest ...
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Nine steps to make continent food-secure and turn farms into profitable enterprise

Nine steps to make continent food-secure and turn farms into profitable enterprise | Human rights | Scoop.it
Bigger farms can share market access, technology, and knowledge with smaller farmers.
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Weekly IHL Update

Weekly IHL Update | Human rights | Scoop.it
Monday, January 19,  2015 In the News Existing state borders become tenuous during armed conflict, as the events of this past week demonstrate. Spillover seems to be occurring with many of the exis...
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The Worst Case Scenario for Global Warming — What I Call Normalgeddon —  is Bad for Our Mental Wellness: The Chamber of Commerce Doesn’t Speak For Us! | David W. Oaks

The Worst Case Scenario for Global Warming — What I Call Normalgeddon —  is Bad for Our Mental Wellness: The Chamber of Commerce Doesn’t Speak For Us! | David W. Oaks | Human rights | Scoop.it

For four decades I have been an activist challenging the mental health industry. More and more I feel that the climate crisis should be one of the highest priorities for social change led by people who have personally experienced psychiatric abuse, and our allies.


I affectionately call us The Mad Movement. It seems that almost every speaker against global warming ends their message the same way, that we can stop this catastrophe if society has the “will.” I believe that participants in The Mad Movement have an important insight into real sickness in society. As a psychiatric survivor, I have seen too much labeling of creative maladjustment as ill. We need to shake off our world’s complacency and numbness, also known as “normality.”

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The deadly dilemmas facing aid agencies - SWI swissinfo.ch

The deadly dilemmas facing aid agencies - SWI swissinfo.ch | Human rights | Scoop.it
Many aid workers have been killed, kidnapped and seriously wounded over the past two years. Agencies must tread an extremely fine line as they ...
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More Governments Using Internet to Enforce Blasphemy Laws

More Governments Using Internet to Enforce Blasphemy Laws | Human rights | Scoop.it
Dozens of governments around the world, most notably in majority-Muslim nations, are turning to anti-blasphemy laws to aggressively punish alleged transgressions, especially against Islam.

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Swiss aim to expand support for Syrians - SWI swissinfo.ch

Swiss aim to expand support for Syrians - SWI swissinfo.ch | Human rights | Scoop.it
The Swiss government is looking for new ideas on how to reinforce Swiss support for victims of the Syrian conflict on a long term basis.
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