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Does Quran’s Charter of Human Rights Go Beyond the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

Despite its vast appeal and having served as a major international treaty instrument, there are four reasons where Quranic teachings excel over the UDHR and could be used to strengthen it. Dr. Abdul Alim lists those reasons here. The post Does Quran’s Charter of Human Rights Go Beyond the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Homeless Human Rights Report Card: U.S. Is Barely Passing, Despite Progress in 2015

December 10 is Human Rights Day, an annual commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - and a key moment to assess our country's status in addressing the human rights of homeless Americans in 2015. The year brought critical...Show More Summary

Look who’s talking — and who’s not. Western nations chose words carefully on China human rights.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Money might not buy you love, but it can certainly buy you silence. Last Thursday, the United Nations celebrated Human Rights Day to mark the 67th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In China, the event prompted some discussion among the diplomatic community. Who would be brave enough to put […]

How the TPP Trade Agreement Would Undermine Human Rights Across the Globe

Human Rights Day is observed every year on Dec. 10. It commemorates the day that the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, which was later supplemented by adoption of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Show More Summary

The Human Rights Crisis We Ignore

As the world marked Human Rights Day, some 67 years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we currently face a global human rights crisis that few even recognize. It is the consequence...Show More Summary

Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, and Climate Change at COP21

Today is Human Rights Day which is observed every year on December 10 in recognition of the December 10, 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights in Paris. Fittingly, COP21 brings the human rights issue right back to Paris linking climate change to the fundamental issue of human rights. Show More Summary

Human Rights Day - A Day to Honor Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

A visit to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt monument along the Potomac is one of the best experiences any American citizen can have. The four staged monument is absolutely powerful with water and great stones and verses from FDR. I take...Show More Summary

HRC Honors International Human Rights Day

Sixty-seven years ago, delegates from 50 countries in the newly created United Nations gathered together to draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, enshrining the principle that all people are created equally and spelling out the rights to which each person is entitled. Show More Summary

In Solidarity With Women, For Women

Today, December 10, we observe Human Rights Day, marking the 67th anniversary since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the end of the UN's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Show More Summary

Girls' Rights are Human Rights

When the Universal Human Rights Declaration was signed nearly 70 years ago, it set out a framework for protecting human rights for people all around the world. As we celebrate Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the signing of the declaration, we face the hard truth that we are falling far short of protecting human rights around the world. Show More Summary

Human Rights Day marked around the world

Activists rally on day commemorating adoption of UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

On International Human Rights Day, Canada is Silent on the Rights of 100,000 Aborted Babies

Human Rights Day, every December 10th, commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly. In addition to the Universal Declaration, Canada is also a signatory to six other major international human rights conventions. One of these is the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Among other important […]

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OccasionalPlanet: Judeo-Christian values? How about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights instead? Seeing the Forest; Pfizer Buying Allergan So It Can Pretend To Be Irish In Tax Scam Angry Bear: One long term indicator changes to Yellow Frankly Curious: Employers Need to Invest in Workers — But Don't. Round up by Swimgirl (@miamiswimmer). Show More Summary

Marco Rubio declares war on the liberal arts: Pitting vocational training against the humanities misses the point of both

It's not true that welders out-earn philosophers, but that won't stop the right from defunding university programs

What Is the New Climate Change Agreement For, If Not People's Rights?

The foundation on which truly resilient and fair societies can be built was defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. That Declaration is the moral compass that guides the normative framework of the United Nations; the reference point for the protection of the dignity of all human beings. Show More Summary

A Sustainable Future for All

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be a landmark agreement. It has the potential to become for the 21 st Century what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was for the 20 th Century. One hundred ninety-three countries will unanimously adopt the holistic and highly complex Agenda, and they will commit to implementing it. Show More Summary

Why Gender Equality Is the Most Critical of All the Global Goals

At the end of this month, thousands of representatives from all over the world will gather in New York. They will witness the launch of the most ambitious universal effort since the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights in 1948....Show More Summary

Protecting Press Freedom Across the Globe

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, in part, that everyone has the right "to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."

One Of These Photos About Religious Freedom Is Nothing Like The Others

9 months agoNews : Huffington Post

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, drafted by the United Nations in 1948, states: "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion." In many places around the world, religious identity and belief results in oppression, prison and even death. Of course, not all freedom of religion claims are equal. Show More Summary

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