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Minnesota House Committee OKs Bill Allowing Women Considering Abortion to See Ultrasound of Their Baby

A key pro-life measure affirming women’s right to view their ultrasound was approved by the Minnesota House Health and Human Services Reform committee Tuesday. The informed consent measure has the strong support of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL). H.F. 3194 (S.F. 2849), authored by Rep. Abigail Whelan, R-Ramsey, would simply allow women to view […]

ALARMING: Colorado GOP Stoke the Flames of Discrimination Against LGBTQ People and Other Minorities

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, called on Republican members of the Colorado General Assembly’s Joint Budget Committee toShow More Summary

Blog: CPJ joins call for Uzbekistan to investigate claims jailed journalists were tortured

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined a coalition of 11 other international press freedom and human rights advocacy groups, in calling on Uzbek authorities to conduct an investigation into allegations of torture and ill-treatment of jailed journalists Bobomurod Abdullaev and Hayot Nasriddinov. The coalition, led by Human Rights...

Voters shoot down human rights committee proposal at Apple shareholders meeting

A proposal to create an Apple human rights committee was defeated in voting during Tuesday's shareholders meeting, AppleInsider can confirm.

Blog: CPJ joins call for EU to stop surveillance software going to rights abusers

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined a group of human rights groups in calling on the European Parliament to vote tomorrow in favor of legislation that could prevent surveillance equipment from going to rights-abusing governments....

Tanzania slaps fines on 5 TV stations after they report on alleged human rights abuses

Nairobi, January 12, 2017--Tanzanian authorities should immediately annul fines levied against five television stations that the country's regulatory commission accused of broadcasting seditious and unbalanced content, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

Qatar: UN report proof Saudi-led blockade illegal

The National Human Rights Committee of Qatar (NHCR) calls the UN report proof the blockade is illegal.

Blog: CPJ joins coalition to establish sports and human rights center

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined a coalition of international sport organizations, civil society, and governments that are establishing an independent Centre for Sport and Human Rights. In a statement published today, the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights, which CPJ is part of, outlined its commitment to...

U.N. Human Rights Committee member calls for the deaths of babies with Down syndrome

In a meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Committee in November 2017, attorney Yadh Ben Achour, president of the Higher Political Reform Commission of Tunisia and a U.N. Human Rights Committee member, argued that abortion is necessary in order to prevent disabilities, specifically Down syndrome. Show More Summary

UN Human Rights Committee Pushes Abortion as a “Preventative Measure” to ”Avoid” Down Syndrome

As if aborting approximately 90 percent of unborn babies with Down syndrome is not enough, some United Nations leaders want more. Earlier this month, UN Human Rights Committee member Yadh Ben Achour argued that the group should continue supporting abortion as a “preventive measure” against babies with disabilities, Breitbart reports. “If you tell a woman, […]

Woman with Down syndrome speaks out against abortion: ‘I have a right to live’

The United Nations Human Rights Committee recently met to draft its interpretation of the right to life — and yet spent much of the time affirming the “right” to abortion instead. Yadh Ben Achour, a Tunisian lawyer and member of theShow More Summary

When UN ‘expert’ called for eradication of the disabled before birth, this woman with Down syndrome fired back

Yadh Ben Achour is a Tunisian lawyer and member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. However, judging by comments he has made, it doesn’t seem that he is much interested in protecting human rights — at least not for people he deems inferior. Show More Summary

UN condemns N. Korea for firing missiles as people starve

UN member-states on Tuesday condemned North Korea for gross human rights violations and for conducting missile and nuclear tests while its people suffer from severe hunger. The UN General Assembly's human rights committee adopted byShow More Summary

UN watchdog urges Australia to end offshore immigrant detentions

A UN rights watchdog urged Australia Thursday to stop sending refugees to offshore detention centres, expressing serious concern about conditions and abuses at the facilities. The UN Human Rights Committee also called on Australia to...Show More Summary

United Nations Human Rights Committee: Unborn Children Don’t Have a “Right to Life”

(CFAM) — Despite pleas from more than one hundred governments and pro-life organizations, including the United States and Poland, the UN Human Rights Committee excluded unborn children from the right to life in international law this week in Geneva. “I was worried for a minute we would discuss the word limit for separate opinions,” joked […]

UN Human Rights Committee formally excludes unborn child from ‘right to life’

The committee ignored pleas from more than one hundred governments and pro-life organizations.

North Korea's Nightmare Prison Camps Revealed in Terrifying New Report

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Hundreds of thousands of people are languishing away in brutal prison camps, many of which the North Korean regime denies even exist. A Committee on Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) report based on new satellite images reveals young North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s extensive network of camps for political prisoners and other individuals identified as enemies of the state.

Israel to probe foreign funding of human rights groups

Israel's prime minister says he intends to establish a parliamentary committee to investigate the funding Israeli NGOs receive from foreign governments. Benjamin Netanyahu told a gathering of Christian journalists in … Click to Continue »

Asylum: up to 400 refugee children stuck in France, lawyers say

Bar’s human rights committee says the children’s asylum applications have not had proper decisions and condemns government’s limits on Dubs scheme Hundreds of unaccompanied children claiming to have relatives in Britain are stranded in France where their asylum cases are not being actively considered, senior human rights lawyers have said. Show More Summary

Sustainability and Humans Rights Issues for Tokyo 2020 Olympics Construction

An open letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Olympic authorities criticizes the Olympics for knowingly exploiting tropical forests and potentially fueling human rights abuses in the construction and implementation of the games. Show More Summary

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