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Authorities Jail Legal U.S. Citizen Because They Didn't Feel Like Checking Her Birth Certificate

Authorities Jail Legal U.S. Citizen Because They Didn't Feel Like Checking Her Birth Certificate | Rights | Scoop.it
It doesn't actually matter if you're a U.S. citizen — you'll still get locked up for months.
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"You must not lose faith in humanity ... if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." -Mohandas Gandhi
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15 cases of FGM identified each day in England's hospitals

15 cases of FGM identified each day in England's hospitals | Rights | Scoop.it
Almost 500 newly identified cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were reported by hospitals across England in one month, according to the latest figures.
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NACCHO Health News Alert : $26m prevention strategy aimed at troubled Aboriginal children

NACCHO Health News Alert : $26m prevention strategy aimed at troubled Aboriginal children | Rights | Scoop.it
  "Counsellors with skills and experience in dealing with troubled Aboriginal children are part of the best-resourced suicide-prevention strategy in Western Australia’s history, unveiled seven...
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'They hit us, with hammers, by knife': Rohingya migrants tell of horror at sea

'They hit us, with hammers, by knife': Rohingya migrants tell of horror at sea | Rights | Scoop.it
Up to 8,000 are believed to be stuck off Thai, Indonesian and Malaysian coasts, and those who made it to shore describe violence and starvation
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Omar Khadr, Guantanamo, and the "Global War On Terrorism": Exclusive Interview with Khadr's Lawyer Dennis Edney

Omar Khadr, Guantanamo, and the "Global War On Terrorism": Exclusive Interview with Khadr's Lawyer Dennis Edney | Rights | Scoop.it
“Omar Khadr at the age of fifteen was abandoned by his father and dropped into this compund with Taliban warriors. He had no choice to do whatever they wanted him to do. I recall asking Omar, “Why ...
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Nepal’s Renegade Strategy to Save Mothers

Nepal’s Renegade Strategy to Save Mothers | Rights | Scoop.it
The country's bold strategy to fight maternal mortality flouts conventional wisdom and relies on a controversial drug -- and in the wake of the devastating…
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Attitudes towards sexual expression in professionals in forensic psychiatry in different EU countries | Long-Term Forensic Psychiatric Care

Attitudes towards sexual expression in professionals in forensic psychiatry in different EU countries | Long-Term Forensic Psychiatric Care | Rights | Scoop.it
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To Have and to Hold: Consent and Intimacy for People With Alzheimer’s

To Have and to Hold: Consent and Intimacy for People With Alzheimer’s | Rights | Scoop.it
There’s a strong cultural distaste for thinking about the elderly engaged in sexual activity, but we must if we’re going to protect an aging population.
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Help us fight Adani

Help us fight Adani | Rights | Scoop.it
Help the Wangan and Jagalingou people stop Adani from destroying their land and culture
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Witness: Left Behind to Die – Andet’s story | Human Rights Watch

Witness: Left Behind to Die – Andet’s story | Human Rights Watch | Rights | Scoop.it
It was about two o’clock in the afternoon, on a warm December day in 2013, when the sound of gunshots and frantic shouting abruptly woke Ambroise Andet from his midday nap. Startled, the 27-year-old propped himself up where he had been sleeping and looked around for his wheelchair. It wasn’t there.
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'Am I being executed?' Brazilian killed by Indonesia unaware until end, says priest

'Am I being executed?' Brazilian killed by Indonesia unaware until end, says priest | Rights | Scoop.it
Priest who counselled Rodrigo Gularte – who has been diagnosed as having paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – says he tried in vain for three days to to explain to the inmate he was about to die
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Turning a Children’s Rating System Into an Advocacy Army

Turning a Children’s Rating System Into an Advocacy Army | Rights | Scoop.it
James Steyer’s nonprofit organization, Common Sense Media, is known for offering parents guidance on games and videos, but he has a grander vision.
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Rohingya Refugee Crisis Is a Policy Success for President Thein Sein

Rohingya Refugee Crisis Is a Policy Success for President Thein Sein | Rights | Scoop.it
The simple truth is that the government of Burma has a policy of trying to drive the Rohingya out of the country. Boat loads of trafficked Rohingya heading for other countries are exactly what they want to see. For President Thein Sein, this is a policy success.
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The Last Day of Her Life

The Last Day of Her Life | Rights | Scoop.it
When Sandy Bem found out she had Alzheimer’s, she resolved that before the disease stole her mind, she would kill herself. The question was, when?
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Saving people 'key right now' as migrants adrift and in limbo on boats off Thailand

Saving people 'key right now' as migrants adrift and in limbo on boats off Thailand | Rights | Scoop.it
Saving lives needs to be the priority as thousands of migrants sit stuck on boats in the seas off Thailand with nowhere to go after being knocked back by country after country, argues Human Rights Watch Deputy Director in Asia Phil Robertson.
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Boat With Hundreds of Migrants From Myanmar Heads Farther Out to Sea

Boat With Hundreds of Migrants From Myanmar Heads Farther Out to Sea | Rights | Scoop.it
The vessel departed from Thailand’s waters after Thai authorities repaired its engine and provided supplies. Its destination remains unknown.
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United States: Force Against Prisoners With Mental Illness | Human Rights Watch

United States: Force Against Prisoners With Mental Illness | Human Rights Watch | Rights | Scoop.it
(New York) – Jail and prison staff throughout the United States have used unnecessary, excessive, and even malicious force against prisoners with mental disabilities, Human Rights Watch charged in a report released today.
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Chicago police torture vote means victims may get thousands in reparations

Chicago police torture vote means victims may get thousands in reparations | Rights | Scoop.it
Unanimous city council vote approving reparations means dozens of torture victims from as far back as the 1970s could get thousands each from the city
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A brief and unlikely scenario

A brief and unlikely scenario | Rights | Scoop.it
The Independent have been running a series called 'If I were Prime Minister' where they've asked a diverse range of people what they would do if they were PM. I written a brief piece for them where...
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West Australia Aboriginal heritage under threat

West Australia Aboriginal heritage under threat | Rights | Scoop.it
The West Australian government seems to be mounting a three-pronged attack on Aboriginal people and their cultural heritage.
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Journalist Ben Grubb Beats Telstra, Forces Them To Hand Over All His Metadata

Journalist Ben Grubb Beats Telstra, Forces Them To Hand Over All His Metadata | Rights | Scoop.it
Journalist Ben Grubb Beats Telstra, Forces Them To Hand Over All His Metadata
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Call for moratorium on sending asylum seekers offshore — Australian Council for International Development

Call for moratorium on sending asylum seekers offshore — Australian Council for International Development | Rights | Scoop.it
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