Search Results for " Civil Rights Act" : 408

by / on February 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm / in Africa, Blast from the Past, Culture, Uncategorized, World

Made in the U.S.A

…rica is not mirrored in many of the places where America wields influence. The increased attention to homosexual rights in the U.S. has come at the expense of homosexuals elsewhere as anti-gay rights activists move their operations to countries where their influence on  debates over homosexuality has resulted in harsh anti-gay laws and brutality.  On January 26, a Ugandan gay rights advocate was beaten to death with a hammer.  The murder of David…

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:22 am / in Africa, Issue, Main Menu, World

Made in the U.S.A.

…rica is not mirrored in many of the places where America wields influence. The increased attention to homosexual rights in the U.S. has come at the expense of homosexuals elsewhere as anti-gay rights activists move their operations to countries where their influence on  debates over homosexuality has resulted in harsh anti-gay laws and brutality.  On January 26, a Ugandan gay rights advocate was beaten to death with a hammer.  The murder of David…

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by / on October 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm / in Uncategorized

Events 10/27 – 11/02

…nconditional release. Drawing on over 150 interviews and newly-acquired documents, information gathered by Human Rights Watch illustrates the egregious abuses imprisoned human rights activists, journalists, political opposition activists, religious figures and believers, witnesses of the 2005 Andijan massacre and other perceived critics face in custody, including beatings and torture, harsh prison and dire medical conditions, and the repeated ext…

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by / on June 10, 2012 at 9:14 am / in ACE Forum, Allegiance of College Editors

Interview with Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA

…iage. Do you this issue should be left to the federal government, or should it be left to the states? How should action be taken? SN: We view the right to marry and to choose the person you marry as a human right and not as a matter that should be left up to the states to regulate, so we support the Respect for Marriage Act, federal legislation which would ensure everyone’s right to marry and to enjoy the whole set of rights that go along with ma…

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm / in Middle East, World

Sanctioning Progress

…onal community to play a critical part in fostering the rise of a democratic Iran, it must promote Iranian human rights and the growth of Iranian civil society. To do this, the world must turn its focus to the oppressive nature of this Iranian regime, stop sanctioning the Iranian middle class, and foster an environment that promotes human rights. In advocating for the rise of a civil society capable of promoting democratic reform in Iran, it is i…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:02 am / in Domestic, Healthcare, Judicial, Women's Rights

Obamacare’s Bitter Pill

…employee sued the Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church on grounds of wrongful termination, claiming protection from the Civil Rights Act, the precedent from Smith was changed to focus instead on the specifics of any law possibly violating religious liberty, rather than context. Hosanna-Tabor abated the Smith precedent of applying context by saying that strict scrutiny still applies but precedence was weighted superior to the Sherbert test, dismissing co…

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 8:25 pm / in Current Issue, Latin America, World

Gunning For Brazil

…ersecution was a small, unidentified private security corporation (PSC) employed by a Brazilian rancher, and its actions were clearly in violation of international human rights norms. The Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which Brazil voted in favor of at the United Nations, constitutes customary international human rights law. Pursuant to this declaration, the armed group’s actions should be considered human rights violations due…

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by / on October 19, 2014 at 11:50 am / in Campus, Events

Events 10/20 – 10/26

…consultant based in Yangon, Myanmar. For the past year he led the UNs Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights human rights in humanitarian action programs in Myanmar. Prior to that, Michael was Director of Country Operations at the Center for Civilians in Conflict, a Washington DC-based NGO that works with warring parties to develop civilian protection strategies. While at the Center he managed the organizations field operations in Afgh…

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/06 – 10/12

…’s First and Second Terms 4:10pm – 6:00pm International Affairs Building, Room 918 Part of the Human Rights in East Asia and Beyond: Critical Perspectives series, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute’s year-long critical examination of the issue of human rights. Li Weidong is a visiting scholar at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. This talk will be presented in Mandarin Chinese with simultaneous interpretation provide…

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by / on September 20, 2010 at 4:39 am / in Allegiance of College Editors, Interview

Rebiya Kadeer — Face of the Uighurs

…e Editors (ACE), hoping to generate cross-campus dialogue on political issues. Rebiya Kadeer, a prominent Uighur rights activist currently living in exile in the U.S., has agreed to answer some of our questions. You can read Ms. Kadeer’s biography, including information on her involvement in the July 2009 unrest in Urumchi, in the New York Times here. For background information on Xinjiang/East Turkmenistan, and the Uighurs, click here. Van…

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