All Rights All Around the World (Jan. 12, 2011)

Iran, Switzerland hold human rights dialogue
Tehran Times
Preview: “Iran and Switzerland held their fifth annual meeting on human rights in Tehran on Wednesday.”
Related: Iran, Switzerland Hold 5th Round of Talks on Human Rights Issues‎ (Fars News Agency), ‘Iran pursues active policy in HR’‎ (Press TV)

UN rights chief calls for halt to use of excessive force against protesters in Tunisia
UN News Centre
Preview: “The United Nations’ top human rights official today urged the Tunisian government to ensure that its security forces stop using excessive force against demonstrators, and to start credible investigations into deaths that have occurred during recent protests.”
Related: UN human rights chief calls for investigations into deaths in Tunisia (UN Statement), UN rights chief calls for probe into Tunisia violence‎ (Expatica Switzerland), Tunisian president axes interior minister amid violent protests‎ (AHN | All Headline News)

Human Rights Activists Caution Against US Incentives for Sudan
VOA News
Preview: “Human rights activists are cautioning against U.S. promises to drop Sudan from a list of sponsors of state terrorism.  They say such promises could undermine long term security in the region.”
Related: What is Sudan’s dream?‎ (New Vision), Not all in northern Sudan embrace Islamic law‎ (CNN International)

Iran Jails Another Lawyer
The Wall Street Journal
Preview: “The government has forced many into exile, while meting out harsh prison sentences to others.”
Related: Iran Sentences Human Rights Lawyer to 11 Years in Jail‎ (New York Times), Iran human rights lawyer’s sentence criticized‎ (Los Angeles Times), Iran jails human rights lawyer for 11 years‎ (The Guardian)

Human Rights Campaign Rates New Congress Antigay
Preview: “Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s leading gay-rights advocacy organization, has studied the records of the members of the 112th Congress and it finds that the House of Representatives has flipped from a pro- to anti-gay-rights majority. (HRC uses the acronym LGBT, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender.)”

Biden’s Call for Tolerance Welcome in Wake of Rising Tensions
Human Rights First
Preview: “Vice President Joe Biden made a short trip to Pakistan today, where he called on leaders to fight extremism. His visit came in the wake of the assassination of Governor Salman Taseer, who was murdered by one of his security detail after speaking out against the nation’s blasphemy laws. Human Rights First today praised Biden’s remarks and issued the following statement from Tad Stahnke:”

U.S. should end its support of human-rights violators
Preview: “Since the mid-1980s, the fourth largest U.S. oil and gas company, Occidental Petroleum, has operated one of Colombia’s most prolific and profitable oil fields in Arauca … The company has made billions off of its Caño Limón wells, but due to frequent attacks on the wells and pipeline by Colombian guerrillas, production was never what it could have been. So Occidental looked to Washington for help.”
Related: Activist manager sells Cisco shares on rights concerns (Reuters)

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