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4 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

In India's Schools, Discrimination Drives Dropouts

RAMPUR, India-At the government school in this north Indian village, 8-year-old Dilip Banwasi is being taught his place.

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Related Topix: India, World News, Charitable Organizations

8 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

North Korea: Critical Juncture on Eve of Obama Asia Trip

"Neglecting the human rights catastrophe in North Korea is no longer viable. President Obama, Prime Minister Abe, and President Park need to agree on a common strategy to deal with North Korea's crimes at the UN Security Council this year."

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Charitable Organizations, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Park Geun-hye, Netherlands,

12 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

Council to take up juvenile civil infractions

Earlier this month, a human rights group from New York alleged Florida prosecutors are unfairly sending thousands of children into the the state's adult justice system.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Duval County, FL

17 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

Kazakhstan: Newspaper Closing a Blow to Free Speech

This absurd case displays the lengths to which Kazakh authorities are willing to go to bully critical media into silence.

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Related Topix: Prison, Charitable Organizations, Journalism

21 hrs ago | Washington Square News

Advocates equate human, labor rights

Becker, advocacy director of the Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, was joined by Gallatin professor Vasuki Nesiah and English doctoral student Chinnie Ding at NYU to discuss the relationship between labor and human rights on April 21 as a part of "Labor Rights as Human Rights."

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

India: Marginalized Children Denied Education

"India's immense project to educate all its children risks falling victim to deeply rooted discrimination by teachers and other school staff against the poor and marginalized.

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Related Topix: India, World News, Charitable Organizations

Bangkok Post

Fears grow for missing activist

Human rights groups are pressuring authorities to investigate the disappearance of a prominent Karen activist who went missing after his arrest in Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi province on Thursday.

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Humans Rights Watch

Sudan: No Justice for Protest Killings

Sudan needs to address evidence that its forces killed scores of people during protests, and arbitrarily arrested and tortured detainees.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, World News, Sudan, Darfur, MN

Sun Apr 20, 2014

ABC News

Group Concerned for Activist Missing in Thailand

Human Rights Watch says Por Cha Lee Rakcharoen, known as "Billy," has been missing since he was detained last week in Petchaburi province's Kaengkrachan National Park.

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Fox News

Human Rights Watch calls on Thailand to investigate disappearance of environmental activist

Human Rights Watch says Por Cha Lee Rakcharoen, known as "Billy," has been missing since he was detained last week in Petchaburi province's Kaengkrachan National Park.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Juan Cole

Saudi Arabia arrests Thinker for Encouraging Dissent

Saudi authorities have repeatedly harassed Abu al-Khair for his human rights work, and now they've suddenly jailed him without letting him notify his family.

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Related Topix: Activism, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Charitable Organizations, US News, Liberal Political News

Bangkok Post

Call to stop lese majeste witch-hunts

The establishment of an organisation to eradicate those accused of anti-monarchy behaviour could spark "witch-hunts" that end in a repeat of the 1976 Thammasat University massacre, Human Rights Watch has warned.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Star Online

France denies veto threat looms over Western Sahara negotiations

France's U.N. envoy on Friday vehemently denied threatening to use its Security Council veto power to block any proposals to have U.N. peacekeepers in Western Sahara monitor the human rights situation in the disputed North African territory.

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Related Topix: Reuters, Charitable Organizations, World News, Morocco

Humans Rights Watch

Tribute to Osman Hummaida, Sudanese Human Rights Defender

Osman Hummaida was a trusted mentor and friend, a tireless networker, and a passionate advocate for human rights and justice in Sudan.

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Related Topix: Activism, Charitable Organizations, World News, South Africa,

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

A Tribute to Karpal Singh

Karpal Singh used his keen mind, legal training, and passion for justice to doggedly promote respect for human rights in Malaysia.

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Washington Post

Monkey Cage: Inequality, belief and elections in India

India goes to the polls this month in the world's largest election . Voting is staggered, with 814 million voters casting ballots on nine polling days over six weeks.

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Related Topix: Religion, Hindu, Charitable Organizations, US News, Liberal Political News

Humans Rights Watch

Saudi Arabia: Free Prominent Rights Activist

Saudi authorities have repeatedly harassed Abu al-Khair for his human rights work, and now they've suddenly jailed him without letting him notify his family.

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Related Topix: Activism, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Charitable Organizations

Asian Correspondent

Journalists in Thai Navy defamation case 'disappointed' in Reuters' response

Two Phuketwan journalists were charged today with defaming the Thai Navy, and face seven years in prison and a $3,000 fine if convicted.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Nepal: Reject Draft Truth and Reconciliation Bill

It is baffling why the Nepali government would propose a bill that contains exactly the same troubling provision allowing those responsible for the most heinous crimes to go scot free.

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jdsupra.com

The Effect of Egypt's Broken Justice System on INTERPOL

The Egyptian justice system continues to suffer from the absence of basic due process, and we continue to see example after example of cases wherein defendants receive no protection from unfair trial proceedings.

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