Monthly Archives: May 2010


One of my favorite places in Buenos Aires, Casa Brandon offers the LGBT community a safe space for events and activities, from parties to Drag Night to an evening hosted by local dance group Swing Out Buenos Aires. Advertisements

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“Removing” Human Rights

Richard Norton-Taylor writes: “We can’t remove human rights … There may be hysteria over two Pakistani terror suspects staying in the UK, but repealing the Human Rights Act is no solution.”  I agree. “Removing” human rights is one of the more … Continue reading

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Walking the Line Between Risks and Rights

“Tory MP Douglas Carswell attacked the court’s ruling as ‘shocking and outrageous’.  He said: ‘There can be no clearer illustration that human rights are not working in the national interest’.” Are human rights working in the national interest?  In this … Continue reading

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Q&A: What next for the Human Rights Act?

Alan Travis and Afua Hirsch, Wednesday 19 May 2010 18.39 BST Is the Human Rights Act going to be replaced by a bill of rights, and how do the coalition partners’ stances differ? Read more:

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French Cabinet Approves Bill Banning Facial Veils (Update1)

May 19, 2010, 7:55 AM EDT (Updates with parliamentary schedule, fines starting in fifth paragraph.) By Gregory Viscusi May 19 (Bloomberg) — The French government is pressing ahead with a bill that would ban full-face Islamic veils in public even … Continue reading

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The British Airways strike and the human right to free assembly

Adam Wagner on the UK Human Rights blog, part of the Guardian Legal Network, Tuesday 18 May 2010 12.38 BST Is the injunction on the BA strike a disproportionate restriction on the right to freedom of assembly? Read more: … Continue reading

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Piden a Obama que exija respeto a DD.HH.

A PRESIDENTE DE MÉXICO por ANSA 18 de Mayo de 2010 22:39 MÉXICO. La organización Human Rights Watch (HRW), pidió al presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, que exija a su colega Felipe Calderón que respete los derechos humanos en … Continue reading

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