Once in refugee camps, Syrian women and girls expected to find safety. What they found was more danger.
The Thanksgiving holiday is over, so it's time for Congress to get back to business and tie up some loose ends--like a new budget deal, a farm bill, and a defense spending bill for next year--before the first session of the 113th Congress...Show More Summary
Dow Chemical's Bhopal gas leak, and the continuing contamination of local soil and water that killed 25,000 people and injured or sickened over 100,000, is horrifying.
J19 and Another v Facebook Ireland  NIQB 113 – read judgment The High Court in Northern Ireland has chosen to depart from the “robust” Strasbourg approach to service providers and their liability for comments hosted on their sites. Such liability, said the judge, was not consonant with the EC Directive on E-Commerce. This was an […]
Amazon attracted a lot of attention this weekend when, on “60 Minutes,” CEO Jeff Bezos announced a futuristic vision for the company: using drones to make deliveries within 30 minutes to homes in metropolitan areas. The biggest import of the story is just the fact that Amazon has decided that it’s interested in this technology. Show More Summary
This week could be the tipping point for the human rights and humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic, which continues to spin out of control.
Read the heartbreaking testimony from this new Amnesty report.
Journalist Christopher Booker reported in Saturday’s Telegraph that an Italian woman was forced by Essex County Council social services to have a cesarean section, and then had her baby taken away from her – all sanctioned by the Court of Protection. The story has become international news. I was going to write in detail on this, but […]
Fulmen & Mahmoudian v. Council of the European Union,28 November 2013, read judgment I posted last year on a decision by the General Court in Luxembourg, in which Fulmen successfully challenged sanctions taken against it as part of EU policy to apply pressure on Iran to end nuclear proliferation. Show More Summary
Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular winter wonderland of human rights news and views. The full list of links can be found here. You can find previous roundups here. Links compiled by Adam Wagner, post by Celia Rooney. This week, equality issues dominate the headlines, while elsewhere judicial heavyweights throw their […]
Remember those who feel forgotten. Stand with those who feel alone. Speak for those who have been silenced. Know that alone I have power; together we are invincible.
While you’re on the quest for the perfect gifts for loved ones this holiday, there are many options that support children in need. We are excited to announce that the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s corporate partners are offering a variety of gifts that give back. From soft toys to luxury bags and writing instruments, the […]
The New York Foundling, one of the leading children’s charities in NYC, and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have joined forces during this year’s #GivingTuesday holiday fundraising campaign to help children in the Philippines affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. In the spirit of giving, The New York Foundling will donate all funds raised on Dec. […]
A new UNICEF report shows significant progress in the fight against AIDS in children. New HIV infections among children under 15 declined by 35% from 2009 to 2012—more than the entire preceding decade. The Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report 2013 was released on Friday, just in time for World AIDS Day. It highlights recent […]
In the late 19th century, major American cities began installing networks of underground pneumatic tubes between post offices, enabling them to whisk hundreds of letters back and forth at speeds up to 35 miles per hour, with the satisfying thurp sound as an added bonus. Show More Summary
Now that Healthcare.gov seems to be working reasonably well (at least on the consumer end), Republicans are going to have to find something else they can focus on in their endless war against the Affordable Care Act. So get ready for the return of "death panels." They never really went away. Show More Summary
You know what sucks? When you arrive somewhere for a month-long stay and discover that your blog is blocked there. But I’m back in New York and on unrestricted internet just in time for the holiday blogging season. (That’s a … Continue reading ?
When you show up at a hospital, in need of medical aid, you expect that you're going to get the care that you need—that the doctors and nurses will figure out what's wrong, explain to you the options for treating it, and give you the...Show More Summary
Duane Buck was sentenced to death by a Texas jury that heard an "expert" say his race made him a "future danger." This testimony has been allowed to stand.
By now, your food has settled, and you’ve either returned from the Black Friday morning frenzy or at least finished watching the news coverage. Though Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and spending time with loved ones, sometimes that gets lost in the holiday sales. Luckily, #GivingTuesday is next week — a national day dedicated to […]