All Rights All Around the World (Dec. 31, 2010)

A daily digest highlighting events around the world.

Egypt criticized for inaction on African hostages in Sinai
Preview: “Egyptian human rights group complains at lack of response from its government after the plight of the African migrants is exposed by BBC.”
Related: Human Rights Watch Press Release
AFP’s Egyptian rights groups urge action on abducted migrants

Human Rights Watch says Khodorkovsky sentence shows Russia’s justice system soiled
RIA Novosti
Preview: “The 14-year jail term imposed on former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner, Platon Lebedev, shows a politically motivated trial and deep-seated problems with Russia’s justice system, Human Rights Watch (HRW) organization said on its website on Friday.”

UN rights chief says mass graves reported in Ivory Coast
The Montreal Gazette
Preview: “The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Friday reports had been received of at least two mass graves in Ivory Coast amid fears of crimes against humanity.”
Related: Reuters Africa’s UN rights boss warns Gbagbo on criminal accountability

Ukraine democracy on the wane in 2010, human rights activists say
Preview: “The number of public protests in Ukraine has grown by a third in 2010. However, mass media dependence on the authorities has increased, Yevhen Zaharov, head of Kharkiv human rights group, told Deutsche Welle Dec. 31.”

Abortion Takes Flight
The New York Times
Preview: “Irish law prohibits all abortions except those necessary to save a woman’s life, and as a practical matter it imposes daunting obstacles to terminating life-threatening pregnancies as well. In a secularized Europe, Ireland is noticeably out of step. Of the 47 countries covered by the European Convention on Human Rights, only in the fairytale countries of Andorra, Malta and San Marino, where all abortions are illegal, is the law any stricter.”

ERIC BAERREN: Acceptance of gay rights needed
Morning Sun
Preview: “In 2006, the Sierra Club conducted a test. They endorsed Lincoln Chaffee – a Rhode Island Republican – for the U.S. Senate over a Democrat, essentially challenging whether they could be part of the progressive coalition of the Democratic Party while posing itself as non-partisan.”

Human Rights 2010: These Tests Will Tell
The Huffington Post
Preview: “It’s the time of year to draw up 2010’s ‘best’ and ‘worst’ lists. When it comes to human rights, that’s pretty easy. The repudiation of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ would be on the on the credit side; the continued ravishing of civilians, especially women, in Congo on the debit; and some events right in the middle: Charter 08 author Liu Xiabao was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, sure enough, but Liu Xiabao still languishes in a Chinese prison.”

End human rights imperialism now
The Guardian
Preview: “Groups such as Human Rights Watch have lost their way by imposing western, ‘universal’ standards on developing countries”

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