Canadian Minority Groups Discriminated
Amnesty International issued a report detailing a United Nations expert committee finding that Canada is facing problems related to racial discrimination, prevention of torture, and children’s rights. These problems are intensified for indigenous people, and particularly indigenous women and girls, whose human rights are routinely threatened.
Seek Damages from US
Female Circumcision in Indonesia
Based on a UN resolution banning female circumcision, the Indonesian government has been urged to adjust their regulations which legalize female circumcision despite its negative effects on the reproductive rights of women. While the UN resolution is not binding, member states have been advised to adhere to the resolution.
Human Rights Law
Life Sentences for Argentinean Ministers
Costa Rica In-Vitro Ban Revoked
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights struck down Costa Rica’s absolute ban on in-vitro fertilization. Reproductive rights groups applauded the decision, viewing it as an opportunity to challenge other Latin American states absolute bans on abortion. Although the national government does not agree with the decision, it promises to follow the Court’s decision.
Somalis Ordered to Refugee Camps
Ethnic Tensions in Mali Increase
UK Aids Officials in Ethiopia
Officials from the British Department for International
Development have been accused of failing to address allegations of rape,
arrests and threats from the Mursi and Bodi ethnic groups committed by the
Ethiopian government. Ethiopia, a major recipient of UK aid, has forcibly
removed these ethnic groups to pave way for commercial development of the
Russia to Ban US Adoptions
Confirms Reparations to Iraqis
Britain’s Ministry of Defense confirmed that it has paid reparations to Iraqis who accused British soldiers of illegally detaining and abusing them during Britain’s five-year-long occupation of southeastern Iraq. So far, Britain has paid $22.7 million to 205 claimants, with an average payout of $113,500.
Endure Cluster Bomb Attack
Preventing Uzbek Cotton Imports
Human Rights Day in
The slogan for the annual Armenian Human Rights campaign this year is “My Voice Counts.” The campaign includes a film festival, debate, and concert centered on giving Armenian youth a chance to be pro-active in the field of international human rights. The UN office in Armenia has organized the event to promote protection of human rights in the digital age.