All Rights All Around the World (Jan. 6, 2011)

A daily digest highlighting events around the world.

Haiti: Rape warning from human rights group
BBC Worldwide
Preview: “Hundred[s] of women and girls have been sexually assaulted in Haiti in the chaos following last year’s devastating earthquake, a human rights group has said.”
Related: Women still abused year after earthquake‎ (UPI.com), Haiti: Rape & Sexual Violence Has Increased Since Earthquake‎ (The Global Herald)

Human Rights Court Rules Against Lithuania in Ex-President Case
Bloomberg
Preview: “The European Court of Human Rights said Lithuania’s decision to bar Rolandas Paksas, the former Lithuanian president who was impeached in 2004, from any office that involves taking an oath was ‘disproportional,’ Lietuvos Rytas reported on its on-line service today, citing the court.”
Related: Ousted Lithuania leader wins case‎ (BBC News), European Rights Court Rules Against Lithuania Over Ex-President‎ (RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty), European Court: Lithuania violated Paksas’ rights 6 years ago‎ (The Baltic Course)

Polygamy is ‘inherently wrong,’ violates human rights laws: Prof
The Province
Preview: “Canada has obligations under international human rights law to uphold its law prohibiting polygamy, a University of Toronto law professor argued Thursday.”
Related: Decriminalizing polygamy would be a breach of Canadian obligations‎ (Vancouver Sun (blog)), Polygamy on the decline worldwide: Law professor‎ (Vancouver Sun)

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2 Responses to All Rights All Around the World (Jan. 6, 2011)

  1. I just found this blog and really liked what I found in it. Thanks for writing it!

    -MTO

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