Human rights

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Protest at Russian court as future of rights group Memorial hangs in balance
Judge orders recess in case deciding whether group should be shut down under ‘foreign agents’ law

Andrew Roth in Moscow

25, Nov, 2021 @3:18 PM

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Rising Covid vaccination rates reduce need for mandates, new human rights commissioner says
Lorraine Finlay says Australia should prepare for a ‘future emergency’ by ensuring human rights are ‘at the core’ of its response

Paul Karp

24, Nov, 2021 @9:37 PM

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Court cases threatening human rights group Memorial start in Russia
Cases under ‘foreign agents’ law mark attack on civil society and attempt to recast Soviet history

Andrew Roth in Moscow

24, Nov, 2021 @5:42 PM

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El Salvador rights groups fear repression after raids on seven offices
NGOs believe raids, officially part of an embezzlement inquiry, are an attempt to ‘criminalise social movements’

Joe Parkin Daniels

24, Nov, 2021 @12:44 PM

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China must answer serious questions about tennis star Peng Shuai, Australia says
Human rights activists step up calls for diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Daniel Hurst

22, Nov, 2021 @9:57 PM

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Peng Shuai backlash leaves IOC facing familiar criticism over human rights
Analysis: Olympic committee is accused of engaging in a ‘publicity stunt’ by taking part in video call

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

22, Nov, 2021 @4:37 PM

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Cop27 is in Egypt next year … but will anyone be allowed to protest?
Green experts and human rights activists are concerned the hardline Cairo regime will suppress any civil society action

Ruth Michaelson in Istanbul and Fiona Harvey

21, Nov, 2021 @8:15 AM

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The Observer view on Priti Patel’s fake migrant crisis | Observer editorial
The home secretary fans rhetorical flames on asylum seekers and refugees, but the numbers disagree

Observer editorial

21, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘He is responsible for torture’: nominee for Interpol chief accused by detained Britons
An academic and a football fan who were held in the United Arab Emirates claim Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi oversaw physical abuse

Ruth Michaelson

20, Nov, 2021 @5:25 PM

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The pandemic illustrates how precious and fragile our civil liberties are | Pauline Wright
It’s strange that a bill that would actually improve accountability in Victoria is being met by protests

Pauline Wright

19, Nov, 2021 @12:26 AM

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‘One of the worst’: Lewis Hamilton criticises Qatar over human rights
As Qatar prepared for its first F1 GP, Lewis Hamilton said sports were ‘duty bound’ to raise awareness and added: ‘These places need scrutiny’

Giles Richards

18, Nov, 2021 @7:09 PM

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New bill quietly gives powers to remove British citizenship without notice
Clause added the nationality and borders bill also appears to allow Home Office to act retrospectively in some cases

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

17, Nov, 2021 @1:34 PM

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