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Free My Father From Prison in Iran

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

My father, an Iranian blogger, is being psychologically tortured and imprisoned—all for blogging about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

United Nation's Committee Against Torture Addresses Systemic Problems in US Law Enforcement and Justice Systems

Dec. 10th was International Human Rights Day, first declared in 1950 by the United Nations in order to "bring to the attention 'of the peoples of the world' the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement...Show More Summary

United Nation's Committee Against Torture Addresses Systemic Problems in US Law Enforcement and Justice Systems

Dec. 10th was International Human Rights Day, first declared in 1950 by the United Nations in order to "bring to the attention 'of the peoples of the world' the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement...Show More Summary

Eleanor Roosevelt Fought for Human Rights and Union Rights

Today is International Human Rights Day, which commemorates the day in 1948 the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. One of the prime movers behind the declaration was Eleanor Roosevelt. As Mary Jo Binker and Brigid O’Farrell write on the History News Network that was just one piece of her long post-White House, progressive—and […]

Thou Shalt Not Torture

It should have been a commandment. Article 5 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed by all the member states of the United Nations, says so, unequivocally: "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman...Show More Summary

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 66: How Do We Make the Promise a Reality?

This article originally appeared in Next New Deal. Full implementation of the UDHR isn't a pipe dream, but it will require us to look beyond governments and international institutions. Sixty-six years after the adoption of the Universal...Show More Summary

Human Rights: The Key to Changing Business as Usual?

As we celebrate Human Rights Day and 64 years since the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, I believe that now is an ideal moment to reflect upon both the achievements of the past and the future path of human rights. To many people business and human rights do not sound like natural companions. Show More Summary

Human Rights and the Fight Against Trafficking

Co-Authored by Suzanne B. Seltzer, Principal of The Seltzer Firm, PLLC, and founding Steering Committee member of the NY Anti-Trafficking Network. Human Rights Day is December 10. It's a day to commemorate the Universal Declaration of...Show More Summary

Obama Always Puts U.S. on the Wrong Side

Americans of most political persuasions tend to view the United Nations as corrupt and morally inverted. An organization supposedly dedicated to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights regularly overlooks abuses

Can We Learn to Get Along?

When Eleanor Roosevelt and other visionaries drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a short document designed to create the conditions for lasting peace and security, they included education as one of these rights that would...Show More Summary

Can We Learn to Get Along?

When Eleanor Roosevelt and other visionaries drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a short document designed to create the conditions for lasting peace and security, they included education as one of these rights that would...Show More Summary

Restrictions on Movement of Palestinians Still Major Source of Frustration

"My homeland is not a suitcase and I am not a traveller," wrote Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. But for many Palestinians living in the besieged homeland, the right to movement guaranteed in the University Declaration of Human Rights...Show More Summary

Why A 'Declaration of Digital Human Rights' Gets It Wrong

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in November 2013, the French think-tank Forum d’Avignon published a manifesto entitled, "Principles of a universal declaration for Internet users' and creators' rights in a digital era," which tried to define the concept of an individual's...Show More Summary

Lacplesis Technology, 'looking for evil in copyright issues'

Lacplesis Technology is a set of three projects that aims to rise discussion about the balance between two paragraphs of the article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Everyone has the right freely to participate in the...Show More Summary

Human Rights: How a Thriller Feature Film and In-home Toilets Help the Urban Poor

Individuals, organizations, and governments around the world are developing creative ways to promote and uphold the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Initiatives from Nairobi, Jakarta, Dhaka, and Mumbai provide solutions to issues ranging from discrimination against refugees to lack of access to sanitation. Show More Summary

DePaul University student body votes to divest from Israeli occupation in campus-wide referendum

Following two months of campaigning at DePaul University, student coalition DePaul Divest has declared victory in a campaign to divest from corporations that profit off of human rights violations perpetrated against Palestinians via the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Forced labor still ‘hugely profitable,’ says UN report

A young girl works as a child weaver in the district of Lahore. Photo by International Labour Organization, courtesy of Flickr. More than 60 years after the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights made slavery a worldwide...Show More Summary

Freedom of Speech, Right that Makes the Defense of Other Rights Possible

The freedom of the press is an essential right established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that protects all members of society.

Education is a Human Right: Stop the Human Rights Violations

A few relevant Articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Article 22. Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation...Show More Summary

When Given the Opportunity, Extreme Poor Take Destiny Into Their Own Hands

When the U.N. General Assembly adopted The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 1948, it essentially stipulated the right for all people to a decent job with decent pay and social protection in the case of temporary unemployment that would lift them back into the workforce. Show More Summary

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