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crisisgroup:

Sudan’s Spreading Conflict (II): War in Blue Nile is the second report in a series that analyses the roots of the conflicts that continue in Sudan’s peripheries despite the secession in 2011 of South Sudan. The Blue Nile fighting resumed two months after South Sudan’s independence and shows no sign of ending anytime soon.

See our full slideshow for more photos by analyst Jérôme Tubiana.

Posted at 1:23pm and tagged with: Sudan, epublic of the Sudan, جمهورية السودان, Jumhūrīyat as-Sūdān, Human Rights, Humanitarian Crisises,.

theatlantic:

The Gay-Marriage Plot: Inside This Year’s Other High-Stakes Campaign

As natural as Obama’s statement may have sounded, his words were as carefully chosen as the interview. The testimonial to the gay men and women in his life; the discussion of values and the Golden Rule; the remarkable fact that America’s first black president, discussing an issue many see as a modern civil-rights struggle (with a black interviewer, no less), made no reference to civil rights — these were all talking points straight out of the new playbook of the gay-rights movement.

Read more. [Image: Getty]

Framing the gay marriage debate from both a legalistic and educational standpoint proved successful for Democrats in 2012, but what exactly prevents it from being framed as civil rights issue?

Posted at 1:01pm and tagged with: Gay Marriage, Civil Rights, Politics, Human Rights,.

theatlantic:

The Gay-Marriage Plot: Inside This Year’s Other High-Stakes Campaign










As natural as Obama’s statement may have sounded, his words were as carefully chosen as the interview. The testimonial to the gay men and women in his life; the discussion of values and the Golden Rule; the remarkable fact that America’s first black president, discussing an issue many see as a modern civil-rights struggle (with a black interviewer, no less), made no reference to civil rights — these were all talking points straight out of the new playbook of the gay-rights movement.
Read more. [Image: Getty]










Framing the gay marriage debate from both a legalistic and educational standpoint proved successful for Democrats in 2012, but what exactly prevents it from being framed as civil rights issue?

pewresearch:

The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life has compiled all of our recent research on gay marriage and public opinion into an easy-to-navigate package. See more on the following topics:

Posted at 1:01pm and tagged with: Policy, Politics, Human Rights, Equal Rights, States Rights, United States, Pew Research, Forum on Religion and Public Life, Marriage Laws, DOMA,.

pewresearch:

The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life has compiled all of our recent research on gay marriage and public opinion into an easy-to-navigate package. See more on the following topics:
Overview of Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S.
Slideshow on Changing Attitudes of Gay Marriage
Same-sex Marriage in the Courts
Religious Groups’ Official Positions on Gay Marriage

statedept:

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Esther Brimmer addresses the Human Rights Council Urgent Debate on Syria in Geneva, February 28, 2012. [U.S. Mission Geneva/ Public Domain]

About the Author: Michael Posner serves as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Sixty-four years ago today, on December 10, 1948, the world came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). In the UDHR, the United States and governments from around the globe recognized that human beings are, by virtue of their birth, endowed with certain inalienable rights, and that these serve as “the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.” Today, we affirm this commitment and look to the Universal Declaration not just as a reminder of values, but as a guide for action.

Last Thursday in Dublin, Secretary Clinton emphasized the important role that human rights has played and will continue to play in our foreign policy. As she said,… more »

Posted at 3:01pm and tagged with: Democracy and Human Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights Day, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations, UDHR,.

statedept:

Watch for a video replay and text transcript of the 2011 Human Rights Report rollout on state.gov May 24, 2012. [State Department image]

About the Author: Michael H. Posner serves as Assistant Secretary of State forDemocracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Since 1977, the State Department has produced the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Congress mandated these reports to establish the facts to inform their decisions on foreign military and economic aid. Today, governments, intergovernmental organizations, scholars, journalists, activists, and others rely on these reports as an essential update on human rights conditions around the world.

The 2011 reports describe the citizen uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, in which people stood up and demanded their universal rights, dignity, greater economic opportunity, and participation in their countries’ political future. In this turmoil, thousands were killed across Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, and Syria and many others were abused by security forces. The images of demonstrators who had seemingly lost all fear, risking their lives… more »

Posted at 2:33pm and tagged with: michael posner, human rights,.

Prominent Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has left the US embassy in Beijing, a week after seeking shelter following his escape from house arrest.

Posted at 7:25am and tagged with: Asia, China, People's Republic of China, PRC, 中华人民共和国, Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó, 陳光誠, Chen Guangcheng, Human Rights,.

The International Criminal Court has warned it may investigate allegations of atrocities committed in Mali since violence erupted there in January.

Posted at 12:25pm and tagged with: Mali, Republic of Mali, République du Mali, Mali ka Fasojamana, ICC, International Criminal Court, The Hague, War Crimes, Human Rights,.

From an MSF press release today:
Bahrain: Despite Reforms, Patients Still Fear Health System

The press release addresses the significant number of people from all political and religious backgrounds continue to avoid seeking medical care in public hospitals for fear of discrimination, harassment, and ill treatment, the international medical humanitarian organization.

Read the whole report here. (via doctorswithoutborders)

Posted at 4:13pm and tagged with: bahrain, human rights, health care, humanitarian, medical care, arrest, civil rights, public hospitals, protest, msf, Doctors Without Borders, Médecins Sans Frontières, doctorswithoutborders, public health care, Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn, Kingdom of Bahrain, مملكة البحرين,.

A sizeable number of people injured during political demonstrations, and suffering from mild to severe orthopedic injuries, skin lacerations, and respiratory distress, resort to private health care facilities because of fear of arrest in public hospitals.

(Source: hbr.org)

Posted at 3:40pm and tagged with: Child Labor, Human Rights,.

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Thursday he will ask for a sentence “close to the maximum” for a Congolese warlord convicted of recruiting and using child soldiers.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo was speaking a day after the court delivered its landmark first judgment, finding Thomas Lubanga guilty of using child soldiers in the Ituri region of Congo in 2002-2003.

Posted at 10:12am and tagged with: Human Rights, Law, Justice, ICC, International Criminal Court, The Hauge, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Thomas Lubang, République du Congo,.