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  • Jun 28 / 2016
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North America

House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security Hearing; “Terrorism and the Visa Waiver Program.”; Testimony by Ken Gude, Senior Fellow, National Security Team, Center for American Progress

Thank you Chairman Chaffetz, Ranking Member Cummings, the Chairs and Ranking Members of the two subcommittees, and all the Members of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for inviting me to testify this morning. I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss my views on how we can best respond to the evolving tactics [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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North America

On Human Rights Day…; Smith Urges Visa Ban Targeting Chinese Officials Complicit in Forced Abortions; Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) News Release

Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) and Senator Marco Rubio (FL), the Chair and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), sent a letter today to President Obama asking him to enforce existing U.S. law and implement visa bans against Chinese officials complicit in the brutal enforcement of forced abortions or forced sterilizations. Smith and [...]

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Asia-Pacific

NGT upheld its ban on beach camping near Ganga in Rishikesh

DEHRADUN: In a big blow to beach camp owners who were hoping for a reprieve, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday upheld its ban on beach camping near the Ganga from Kaudiyala to Rishikes in Uttarakhand, an order which it had passed in March. The tribunal, which had in August cancelled fresh permission for [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Lessons on Child Rights in School Syllabi Soon

Express News Service Belagavi: Karnataka State Human Rights’ Commission president Meera Saxena said lessons about protection of child rights and other rights would be included in the state school syllabus from the next academic session. After inaugurating ‘World Human Rights’ day programme here on Thursday, she said children would come to know about their rights [...]

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Asia-Pacific

‘Human Rights Being Violated Despite Laws’

Shivamogga: It is worrying that human rights are being violated despite stringent laws in force, said chief judicial magistrate Jaishankar. He was speaking after inaugurating the Human Rights Day celebrations organised jointly by the Karnataka Human Rights Commission, district administration, District Legal Services Authority and District Bar Association, here on Thursday. He expressed serious concern [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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Europe

International Affairs; New International Affairs Findings from University of Leeds Described (The promise of pillar II: analysing international assistance under the Responsibility to Protect)

2015 DEC 17 (VerticalNews) — By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics & Government Week — Fresh data on International Affairs are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Leeds, United Kingdom, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, “In the lead up to the 10th anniversary of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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China, Russia fail to stop U.N. meeting on rights in North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – China, Russia, Venezuela and Angola failed on Thursday to stop the United Nations Security Council from holding its second meeting on human rights in North Korea, which has been accused by a U.N. inquiry of abuses comparable to Nazi-era atrocities. China called a vote to stop the meeting, but lost nine to four. Nigeria [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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Europe

Zohrab Mnatsakanyan reconfirms Armenia’s support for establishment of genocide prevention system

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 10, ARMENPRESS. On December 9, 2015, the Permanent Mission of ‪Armenia to the United Nations, in partnership with the President of the United Nations General Assembly and the ‪UN Office on ‪Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, co-hosted the first annual observance of the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims [...]

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Europe, Middle East

MPs explain decision to support air strikes

TAMWORTH MP Christopher Pincher voted in favour of military action against Islamic State. MPs from across the country gathered at the House of Commons last week to decide on plans to extend air strikes into Syria, to tackle IS. Mr Pincher said: “Whether or not to use military force is one of the most significant decisions [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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North America

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing; “United Nations Peacekeeping and Opportunities for Reform.”; Testimony by Samantha Power, United States Permanent Representative To The United Nations, United States Mission to the United Nations, New York, New York

Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Cardin, distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for the invitation to testify today. I am grateful for this panel’s enduring commitment to American leadership at the United Nations and in the world. And I appreciate the rigor that your members bring to ensuring the oversight and effective use of our [...]

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