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This poster outlines Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In a landmark decision the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council voted in favour and endorsed the rights of gay, lesbian and transgendered people in a UN gay rights protection resolution for the first time ever on Friday, 17 June, 2011.


Human Rights and CSR

Race; nationality; gender; religion; sexual orientation; physical or mental disability; children; minority groups; victims of crime, torture, and sexual, emotional, spiritual abuse; prison inmates; homeless...


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Statement to the media by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, on the conclusion of its official visit to USA, 19-29 January 2016 -


2016/2017 Human Rights Watch Fellowship in USA for Graduate Students

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Human Rights Watch Fellowship in USA for Graduate Students. Beneficiaries of this fellowship will begin study in September 2016. There are two types of fe...


US cited for police violence, racism in scathing UN review on human rights

US' second review before UN Human Rights Council dominated by criticism over police violence against black men


Saudi Arabia, one of the most barbatic countries in the world, just got re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council. Meanwhile Russia is left out of having a say.

The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a landmark resolution (PDF) declaring that internet freedom is a basic human right. They wrote: "...the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online, in particular freedom of expression, which is applicable regardless of frontiers and through any media of one’s choice, in accordance with articles 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights." The council…