All Rights All Around the World (Jan. 13., 2011)

A daily digest highlighting events around the world.

US Human Rights Group Releases Freedom Rankings
ERR News
Preview: “The human rights organization, Freedom House, has counted Estonia among the freest nations in an increasingly undemocratic world.”
Related: Freedom Gone South (Foreign Policy)

Human rights situation worsened in Tibet: report
OneIndia News
Preview: “The human rights situation has deteriorated in Tibet after the Chinese government cracked down on artists and environmentalists, an NGO for Tibetan exiles said today.”
Related: Human rights situation worsening in Tibet, says NGO‎ (Sify)

Local officials feel threatened by violent imagery
Michigan Messenger
Preview: “In the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, a Traverse City Commissioner involved in gay rights issues says he’s worried about extreme rhetoric being used by those who oppose the recently enacted human rights ordinance.”
Related: The latest news about Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting through Google

Halton Catholic students may launch human rights challenge
Preview: “Two Grade 12 Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) students offended by their board’s ban on gay-straight alliances (GSAs) have come forward in an attempt to hold trustees’ feet to the fire and ensure the new policy doesn’t discriminate against gays.”
Related: Halton Catholic board bans gay-straight student alliances‎ (Hamilton Spectator), Lift gay-straight group ban: Ontario Catholic board (National Post), Catholic board pledges inclusive climate (Ottawa Citizen), Website of Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (CathNews India)

Human rights court rebukes Germany over preventive detention
Preview: “The European Court of Human Rights rebuked Germany on Thursday over its detention for public-safety reasons of four convicted criminals after they had served out their sentences.”
Related: European court rules preventive detention of sex offenders unjust‎ (The

Third I.Coast mass grave reported: UN rights boss
Reuters Africa
Preview: “A third mass grave has been reported in Ivory Coast, the top U.N. human rights official said on Thursday, while denouncing the killing of civilians and an ambush on peacekeepers.”

Soldiers stand trial over Papua abuse
The Sydney Morning Herald
Preview: “Three Indonesian soldiers who videoed a Papuan man’s agony as they repeatedly poked a fiery stick at his genitals and held a gun to his head have been charged with ignoring their commander’s instructions.”

Film series shows human rights violations
The Duquesne Duke
Preview: “Krause said Americans take for granted that entertainment is not free worldwide. One of the women featured in the movie performs dancing steps onstage, but even this simple gesture has more implications.”

TJRC records over 5,000 statements on rights violations
Standard Media
Preview: “The Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) has recorded more than 5,000 statements from victims of human rights violations in Rift Valley Province.”

Support the struggle for human rights in Georgia prisons
San Francisco Bay View
Preview: “I’d like to offer this word of support to the convicts and comrades out in them Georgia dungeons doing your thing. As word comes out about the inhumane conditions there, it’s important we all stand in solidarity with these men. To recognize and demand one’s own humanity is to simultaneously acknowledge and stand in unison for the human rights of all peoples.”

Pupils Educated On Their Rights, Responsibilities
Modern Ghana
Preview: “Pupils from the Bongo and Bawku West Districts who are members of Human Rights Clubs have held a series of activities to educate themselves on their rights and responsibilities.”

UN rights envoy on tour
The Telegraph
Preview: “The UN has sent a special representative to assess the ‘situation of human rights defenders’ in the country — a visit that coincides with an uproar over the life sentence given to Binayak Sen.”
Related: UN official in India to observe situation of human rights activists‎ (, UN’s Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders to visit Kashmir‎ (Kashmir Dispatch), Mirwaiz, Gilani ask UN Rapporteur to take note of HR abuses‎ (Kashmir Media Service)

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