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#India #Deathpenalty #Humanrights and Bhullar case

Marcia G. Yerman Writer on women’s issues, human rights, environment and culture In 2011 I wrote a story covering a demonstration to protest the impending execution of SikhProfessor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar in India. Bhullar’s mercy petition, filed in 2003, languished for eight years… Continue Reading →

Why the US locks up prisoners for life

By Kate DaileyBBC News Magazine Life  prison are rare in the UK but common in the US. Why is this punishment so prevalent in the US? Last week, an English court handed a whole-life sentence to Dale Cregan for murdering four people, including… Continue Reading →

UN: a resounding call for Human Rights based governance post-2015

  Just Governance: A critical cornerstone for an equitable and human rights-centered sustainable development agenda post-2015,  Global Thematic Consultation on Governance and the Post-2015 Development Framework, Feb 2013   [excerpts from the executive summary]   Just governance is defined by six key,… Continue Reading →

ECHR -Judgment on teenage pregnancy due to #Rape and denial of #abortion #Vaw

European Court of Human Rights: Judgment in the case P. and S. v. Poland announced today   Oct 31, 2012 European Court of Human Rights announced its judgment today in the case P. and S. v. Poland. Federation for Women… Continue Reading →

#UK- #David Cameron rejects votes for #prisoners #humanrights

  channel4 David Cameron rules out giving prisoners the vote despite the advice of his chief law officer in the face of pressure from the European court of human rights. In response to a question from Labour MP Derek Twigg, the… Continue Reading →

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange loses extradition battle

By Karla Adam, Wednesday, May 30 LONDON — Britain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday denied WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s appeal against extradition to Swedento face questions about allegations of rape, sexual assault and unlawful coercion.At a short hearing in central London, the president of… Continue Reading →

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