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Jailed writer wins freedom of expression prize

Jailed writer wins freedom of expression prize

The Ugandan academic, writer and feminist activist Dr Stella Nyanzi, imprisoned for criticising the country’s president, has been awarded the Oxfam Novib/PEN International award for freedom of expression. Nyanzi has been in Luzira women’s prison…

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Stripped of citizenship, Australian mother leaving two children potentially stateless

Stripped of citizenship, Australian mother leaving two children potentially stateless

An Australian mother of five held in the deteriorating al-Hawl camp of northern Syria has been stripped of her citizenship retroactive by three years – leaving two of her children potentially stateless and potentially permanently…

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In Qatar, 1,400 builders from Nepal were killed at facilities for the World Cup 2022

In Qatar, 1,400 builders from Nepal were killed at facilities for the World Cup 2022

At least 1,400 workers from Nepal were killed in the construction and preparation of football stadiums in Qatar for the World Cup in 2022.  The information has  been confirmed by the Nepalese government. It became…

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Labor Rights Are Human Rights —                                                      It’s Time We Guaranteed Them in the Constitution

Labor Rights Are Human Rights — It’s Time We Guaranteed Them in the Constitution

The US used to tell the world that strong unions were a bulwark against fascism. We should take our own advice and enshrine the right to organize. Democratic presidential contenders are renewing their acquaintance with…

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Workers are on the move, often into uncertain and potentially exploitative labor

Workers are on the move, often into uncertain and potentially exploitative labor

Shifts in demographic and economic patterns are pushing workers to cross borders for jobs in ever increasing numbers. Migrants often leave their home communities due to extreme poverty and face exploitation as they search for…

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Bridges must condemn human rights abuses in the Philippines

Bridges must condemn human rights abuses in the Philippines

Bridges must condemn extra-judicial killings and other human rights abuses in the Philippines. The current Simon Bridges led National Party delegation to the Philippines will be a failure if it does not raise the issue…

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Recruitment scandal: Qatar’s Yousif Bin Mohamed Al-Hail abuses Nepalese migrant workers, making millions

Recruitment scandal: Qatar’s Yousif Bin Mohamed Al-Hail abuses Nepalese migrant workers, making millions

The recent findings exposed how Qatar’s ambassador to the Republic of Nepal Sheikh Yousif Bin Mohamed Al-Hail was looting many Nepali immigrants through a recruitment agency. Victims of the recruitment scandal revealed that Qatar ambassador…

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The UN worried about the number of killed human rights activists in Colombia

The UN worried about the number of killed human rights activists in Colombia

An alarm about the huge number of deaths of public activists in Colombia was expressed in the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,  “The vicious and endemic cycle of violence and impunity…

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Russia continues discrimination of the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians in Crimea, – the UN

Russia continues discrimination of the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians in Crimea, – the UN

Russia continues to apply its legislation in occupied Crimea to discriminate against ethnic groups, including Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian, ignoring the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.  “The UN Committee…

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UN Poll: Decline in sympathy for migrant workers in Asia-Pacific

UN Poll: Decline in sympathy for migrant workers in Asia-Pacific

According to recent UN polls there has been a surge in negative attitude towards migrant workers in Asia-Pacific region especially in nations like Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The survey, conducted by the UN International Labour…