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Obama uses normally-neutral board to pay back unions

Obama uses normally-neutral board to pay back unions | Human rights | Scoop.it
A newly proposed rule would require private sector companies to post employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act [...]
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Nelson Mandela: A Short Biography

Nelson Mandela: A Short Biography | Human rights | Scoop.it
In this article the Author provides a short summary of the life of Nelson Mandela [...]
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Wyoming defeats, Georgia introduces Food Freedom Act

Wyoming defeats, Georgia introduces Food Freedom Act | Human rights | Scoop.it
By Rady Ananda On Tuesday, by a vote of 5-4, agriculture committee members rejected the Wyoming Food Freedom Act which would [...]
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EU Pushed to Get Tougher With Israel

EU Pushed to Get Tougher With Israel | Human rights | Scoop.it
In what could be a seismic shift in international attitudes towards Israel's illegal occupation of East Jerusalem, European [...]
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Time running out on Ivory Coast

Time running out on Ivory Coast | Human rights | Scoop.it
NAIROBI/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Time is running out for a peaceful settlement of Ivory Coast's crisis, Kenyan premier Raila Odinga [...]
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The Daily Human Rights on Twitter

The Daily Human Rights on Twitter | Human rights | Scoop.it
A newspaper built from all the articles, blog posts, videos and photos shared on Ramy Raoof's human-rights-community Twitter list. [...]
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Family of autistic son loses human rights case

Canada's top court won't hear a case on whether the provincial government discriminated against a man with autism by transferring him outside of the province for care. [...]
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ICC complements govt’s role in dealing with post-election violence-Kenyan VP

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) Kenyan Vice President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka on late Wednesday said the International Court of Justice (ICC) is complementing the role [...]
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US revokes visas to pressure Haiti on election

The U.S. State Department said Friday it revoked the visas of about a dozen Haitian officials, increasing pressure on the government to drop its favored candidate from the presidential runoff in [...]
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South Africa: How Better ARV Prices Were Won

South Africa: How Better ARV Prices Were Won | Human rights | Scoop.it
South Africa's recently-awarded tender for antiretroviral drugs halved drug costs for the world's largest ARV programme. Driven [...]
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Law Yearbooks from Oxford – Free Online Access until February 28th

Law Yearbooks from Oxford – Free Online Access until February 28th | Human rights | Scoop.it
Since the start of January 2011 the law yearbooks from Oxford University Press, previously available only in print, have become [...]
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Why is the U.S. Losing the Clean Energy Race to China?

Why is the U.S. Losing the Clean Energy Race to China? | Human rights | Scoop.it
President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao touched on energy issues in the [...]
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Market distorting subsidies must go, says Unilever chief

Market distorting subsidies must go, says Unilever chief | Human rights | Scoop.it
Unilever CEO Paul Polman has called for radical changes in the system of food production, in order to meet the demands of the world's rapidly growing population. [...]
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UN Stresses Need for Continuing Assistance for Flood Survivors in Pakistan

Mr. Soysal said he was pleased to see the humanitarian community continuing its work to assist those who remain in need six months since the floods first struck the South Asian country. [...]
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Constructions of Disability

This innovative book discusses the meaning of 'inclusion' through the exploration of the interactions between disabled and non-disabled people at a community leisure centre and offers a wide range of practical suggestions for the future [...]
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Margaret Sekaggya, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, calls for better protection in India

Margaret Sekaggya, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, calls for better protection in India | Human rights | Scoop.it
Margaret Sekaggya, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, calls for better protection in [...]
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Sudan army, Darfur rebel clash kills 21

Sudan army, Darfur rebel clash kills 21 | Human rights | Scoop.it
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's army on Friday said it clashed with fighters from two rebel factions in Darfur in a four-hour [...]
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January is human trafficking, slavery month, declared by President Obama

January is human trafficking, slavery month, declared by President Obama | Human rights | Scoop.it
January is human trafficking, slavery month, declared by President Obama [...]
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UK can't deport asylum seekers back to Greece

UK can't deport asylum seekers back to Greece | Human rights | Scoop.it
Britain’s Border Agency stopped deporting asylum seekers who came into Europe through Greece last September in anticipation of the ruling. (Human Rights gone mad? [...]
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North Carolina Dad Fights Son’s Adoption and Wins

North Carolina Dad Fights Son’s Adoption and Wins | Human rights | Scoop.it
Recently I’ve written about the efforts of adoption agencies and lawyers to take children from loving fathers and place [...]
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Conditions of Dubai's immigrant workers highlighted

Anti-slavery campaigners criticise the conditions some of Dubai's immigrants work in. [...]
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Aung San Suu Kyi Interview: Myanmar Democracy Advocate Gives First U.S. Television Interview

Aung San Suu Kyi Interview: Myanmar Democracy Advocate Gives First U.S. Television Interview | Human rights | Scoop.it
NBC's Ann Curry has conducted the first U.S. television interview with democracy advocate and Nobel Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi since she was released from house arrest in Myanmar in November. [...]
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A Repeal Against Healthcare for Children?

A Repeal Against Healthcare for Children? | Human rights | Scoop.it
The United States House of Representatives is back in full swing and with that renewed and new debates are brewing.  One such [...]
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Congolese commander arrested over rape allegations, DSG and SG prepare for Europe travel, OCHA appeals for $208 million more from UN Direct

Congolese commander arrested over rape allegations, DSG and SG prepare for Europe travel, OCHA appeals for $208 million more from UN Direct | Human rights | Scoop.it
Thursday, January 27 is the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, and the UN will be [...]
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Young Describes Women’s Role in Civil Rights

Young Describes Women’s Role in Civil Rights | Human rights | Scoop.it
Young Describes Women’s Role in Civil Rights [...]
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