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Knesset approves investigation of Israeli human rights groups | The Guardian

The funding of Israeli human and civil rights groups is to be investigated amid claims they are acting against the country’s interests, members of the Israeli parliament decided today – a move described by opponents as “McCarthyite”. A bill brought by members of the rightwing Yisrael Beiteinu party, whose leader is the controversial foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, proposed a parliamentary ...

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Israel’s Assault on Human Rights | Neve Gordon, The Nation

Considering that the funding of all human rights organizations in Israel is made public each year and scrutinized by the state auditor, the idea of creating a parliamentary commission to inspect their income is merely a smokescreen. The parliamentary commission’s actual goal is to intimidate Israeli rights groups and their donors and, as a result, stifle free speech. Read more ...

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Ivory Coast on the ‘Brink of Genocide’

UN ambassador says election crisis has led to a ‘massive violation of human rights’ and calls for international intervention Ivory Coast is on the “brink of genocide” and the world must take urgent action, the country’s new ambassador to the UN has warned. Youssoufou Bamba expressed alarm that houses in certain areas were being marked according to the tribe of ...

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FBI entrapment and human rights | War Resisters League

It was on this day in 1948 that member countries of the UN General Assembly, including the U.S., adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. During and since its founding, the U.S. has violated what is now considered human rights law and these violations continue today. As the Obama administration continues to uphold and, in some cases, expand policies of ...

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Iraq war logs: UN calls on Obama to investigate human rights abuses

The UN has called on Barack Obama to order a full investigation of US forces’ involvement in human rights abuses in Iraq after a massive leak of military documents that detail torture, summary executions and war crimes. The call, by the UN’s chief investigator on torture, Manfred Nowak, came as Phil Shiner, human rights specialist at Public Interest Lawyers in ...

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The International Food Security Treaty: Human Rights Law and the Eradication of World Hunger

John Teton, Director, International Food Security Treaty Campaign, will discuss “The International Food Security Treaty: Human Rights Law and the Eradication of World Hunger,” at 6 p.m., Oct. 7, in Room 128, Yale Law School. A proposed treaty that aims to end hunger with the aid of international law, known as the International Food Security Treaty (IFST), will be described by John Teton, ...

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Afghan Women Have Already Been Abandoned | The Nation

I know Bibi Aisha, the young Afghan woman pictured on the August 9 cover of Time, and I rejoice that her mutilated nose and ears are going to be surgically repaired. But the logic of those who use Aisha’s story to convince us that the US military must stay in Afghanistan escapes me. Even Aisha has already left for America. ...

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