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Human Rights

Former child human trafficking victim pursues career with ICE of USA

At 10 years old, Shyima Hall's life was analogous to a dark fairy tale. As a human trafficking victim in Irvine, Calif., her everyday existence was hopeless drudgery, living in penury and servitude, all the while being verbally abused. U.S....

Supporting workplace advice for our most vulnerable workers

The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, today announced assistance for Community Based Employment Advice Services that deliver vital workplace services and advice for our most vulnerable workers

UN lauds commitment of Central African nations to halt use of child soldiers

Six countries in Central Africa have committed to end the recruitment of child soldiers, a move welcomed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as a step forward in giving all young people in the region a better life.

Top UN envoy calls for dialogue to curb violence against Timorese women

The top United Nations envoy to Timor-Leste has underscored the need for dialogue to bring an end to gender-based violence in the fledgling South-East Asian nation.

AJC Condemns UN Human Rights Council Flotilla Vote‏

NEW YORK— The American Jewish Committee condemned a resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council which authorizes “an independent international fact-finding mission” into Israel’s interception of ships bound for Gaza organized by the...

US: Act to end Lord's Resistance Army Violence in Central Africa

(Washington, DC) - President Barack Obama should move swiftly to implement landmark legislation he signed today committing the US to help civilians in central Africa threatened by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a coalition of 49 human rights,...

When will the prosecutors who ignore the law be disciplined?

How can a nation claim to follow the rule of law when public prosecutors commonly manipulate evidence and violate the principle of private investigation? What has the judicial reform over the past 10 years achieved?
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“Time to go up a gear,” say UN human rights chief at end of Japan visit

TOKYO (14 May 2010) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Friday she had held encouraging discussions with the Japanese government on a range of domestic and international human rights issues, including discrimination, treatment...

Academy’s Contemporary Docs Series Examines Fiscal Responsibility and Farmworkers’ Rights

“Viva la Causa” and “I.O.U.S.A.” will screen as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 28th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood....

New UN report urges greater global efforts to end child labour

8 May 2010 – The United Nations labour agency warned in a new study that efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour are waning and called for a “re-energized” global campaign to end the scourge.