Tag Archive | Human rights

UK: Brexit threatens LGBT+ rights: top British lawyer

UK: Brexit threatens LGBT+ rights: top British lawyer

The rights of British minority groups are under threat from hardline politicians holding the government to ransom during the Brexit process, leading lawyer, Helena Kennedy, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Friday. British Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to win support across political lines after her proposed Brexit deal was defeated by a historic […]

Irish Government Aims to Join Equal Rights Coalition

Irish Government Aims to Join Equal Rights Coalition

The Irish Government intends to become a member of the ERC from 2019.

Tanzania loses Denmark aid over rights and homophobic comments

Tanzania loses Denmark aid over rights and homophobic comments

Denmark said it would withhold $10 million worth of aid money to Tanzania, citing “unacceptable homophobic comments” made by a government official (Reuters) – Denmark, Tanzania’s second-biggest donor, said it would withhold $10 million worth of aid money due to concerns over human rights abuses, and what it called unacceptable homophobic comments made by a […]

Tanzania: US concerned by rising attacks on human rights, incl. LGBT+ rights

Tanzania: US concerned by rising attacks on human rights, incl. LGBT+ rights

(Reuters) – The United States has spoken out against Tanzanian moves to cut back human rights and civil liberties, including arrests and harassment of ‘marginalised’ people such as homosexuals. President John Magufuli’s government has been criticised by opposition politicians and international rights groups, for what they say is growing authoritarianism and intolerance of dissent. The […]

Video: Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It

Video: Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It

  This morning, on EILE’s music slot, we feature Brendon Urie (who has recently started up a human rights organisation) and his project, Panic! At The Disco, with his latest great single, Hey Look Ma, I Made It, from the album, Pray For The Wicked. Brendon says of the album: “This album surprised the hell out of […]

Uzbekistan’s human rights record to be reviewed by Universal Periodic Review

Uzbekistan’s human rights record to be reviewed by Universal Periodic Review

Uzbekistan’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Wednesday, 9 May 2018 in a meeting that will be webcast live. Uzbekistan is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session […]

HRW: Why A Former CIA Director Shouldn’t Run The [US] State Department

HRW: Why A Former CIA Director Shouldn’t Run The [US] State Department

John Sifton, Asia Advocacy Director for Human Rights Watch (HRW) writes on why Mike Pompeo is not suitable for US Secretary of State, including his problematic views on LGBTQ people. The nomination of Mike Pompeo to be US secretary of state has prompted powerful opposition from human rights groups because of his past support for CIA […]

ILGA: Survey – Your Views on UPR Follow-up And Implementation

ILGA: Survey – Your Views on UPR Follow-up And Implementation

Have you got 7 minutes? ILGA wants to hear your experiences with UPR follow-up and implementation! ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) is currently exploring the different follow-up and implementation activities that civil society organisations have undertaken with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process […]

Tunisia: Police Shut Down LGBT & Human Rights Protest

Tunisia: Police Shut Down LGBT & Human Rights Protest

When Tunisian police shut down a planned demonstration on January 27, they claimed they did it for the protesters’ safety. “We had information that they were going to be targeted,” said an interior ministry spokesperson, according to news reports. The rallying call of Saturday’s protest, organized by the secular group Association des Libres Penseurs (Association […]

Costa Rica votes for a new president as row rages over gay rights

Costa Rica votes for a new president as row rages over gay rights

Costa Ricans went to the polls on Sunday to choose a new president, in a race overshadowed by a debate over same-sex marriage. Leading candidates in the crowded field fiercely oppose gay rights, which have recently gained ground in Latin America. Conservative Christian singer and TV anchor, Fabricio Alvarado, skyrocketed to the top of the […]