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Human Rights Observatory
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Gov. Cuomo has only a few more days to sign a bill to ban chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide harmful to public health and the environment. Signing the bill into law is essential for protecting farmworkers’ and children’s rights, health and safety. As a children’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch, I’ve interviewed hundreds of child farmworkers in recent years. Under a loophole in federal labor law, it’s legal for children as young as 12 — and sometimes younger — to be hired to work on farms in the U.S. (New York State has the same minimum age requirements but limits 12- and 13-year-olds to hand-harvesting… (Full Story)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Expand Women protest against gender-based violence in Brasilia, Brazil, in 2016.   © 2019 Wilson Dias/Agência Brasil Brazil's Family, Women and Human Rights Minister Damares Alves called a news conference on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. She remained silent for 30 long seconds in front of television cameras and left. Later, she explained to reporters she did it on purpose to make them see “how difficult it is for a woman to remain in silence. It is very bad to take the voice away from a woman.” She wanted to attract attention to a new publicity… (Full Story)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Expand President Jair Bolsonaro arrives at Ministry of Defence, January, 2020. © 2020 Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil A year ago, the outlook for human rights in Brazil was bleak. Jair Bolsonaro, a pro-torture and openly intolerant, misogynistic and homophobic, member of Congress, won a clear victory in the October elections. And as soon as he was sworn in, he took steps to deliver on his anti-rights agenda. He sought to secure the authority to supervise nongovernmental organizations and to restrict their participation in public policy. He harassed independent media, tried to restrict access… (Full Story)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
NewsAzerbaijan authorities should lift a travel ban against award-winning investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, UK-based rights groups urged on 15 January. Ismayilova was detained in December 2014 and sentenced in Se (Full Story)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Expand A relative pushes John Biel Dup’s wheelchair through the dirt paths of Protection of Civilians Camp 3 in Juba,. The uneven paths make it difficult for people with physical disabilities to move around the camps.. © 2017 Joe Van Eeckhout for Human Rights Watch People with disabilities around the world face serious obstacles to realizing their rights on an equal basis with others. Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2020 documents abuses such as violence, discrimination, segregation, and unlawful detention of people with disabilities in 32 countries including Australia, Tanzania, Kazakhstan,… (Full Story)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Amnesty International - Wednesday, January 15, 2020
What are the digtial surveilliance threats for activists in 2020 and what steps can you take to keep your communications safe? (Full Story)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
NewsAzerbaijan authorities should lift a travel ban against award-winning investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, UK-based rights groups urged on 15 January. Ismayilova was detained in December 2014 and sentenced in Septe (Full Story)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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