Human Rights

US Quits UN Human Rights Council Over ‘Bias Against Israel’

Washington D.C. (MEE) – Decision comes after the head of the council called on Washington to halt ‘unconscionable’ policy of separating migrant children from parents. The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of  “chronic bias against Israel,” a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights […]

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Rights Groups Slam Saudis for ‘Chilling Smear Campaign’ Against Activists

Riyadh (MEE) – Human rights groups questioned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reform agenda on Saturday after prominent women’s rights activists who campaigned for the right to drive were arrested and branded “traitors” by government-aligned media outlets. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch called on the authorities to release the detainees, identifying six of them as Eman […]

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UN Calls on Turkey to End State of Emergency, Torture, Purging Civil Servants

Ankara (TP) – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday called on the Turkish government to promptly end an ongoing state of emergency, torture and passport cancellation as well as a ban imposed on dismissed public servants from rejoining the civil service. In a 28-page report issued on Tuesday the OHCHR called on […]

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Canada Investigates Saudi Arabia’s Use of Arms in Eastern Crackdown

Ottawa  (MEE) – At least five people were killed in restive Qatif province during the week as Saudi authorities attempt to crackdown on alleged Shiite militants. Canada warned on Saturday that it was reviewing reports that Saudi Arabia is using Canadian armoured vehicles in a crackdown in the Sunni-ruled kingdom’s Shiite-majority east, which has seen numerous civilians and […]

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Geopolitics Alert Weekly | Everything You Need to Know

2016 US Presidential Election The FBI announced on Friday that they would be conducting a new investigation on Hillary Clinton’s emails in order to determine if the presidential candidate used a private server to send or receive material listed as “classified” during her tenure as Secretary of State. According to FBI director James Comey, new […]

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Brexit equals forfeiting EU’s unique human rights protection

London, United Kingdom (TFC) – While the Brexit vs Bremain debate has been- and will continue to be- argued and analysed to death, one very important issue has escaped mainstream attention: human rights. The EU’s European Court of Justice, its laws and its Charter of Fundamental Rights safeguards our human rights more than the European Court of […]

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