All Rights All Around the World (Jan. 19, 2011)

California: Deal Reached Over Harvey Milk’s Store
The New York Times
Preview: “The nation’s largest gay rights group said Tuesday that it planned to share the San Francisco storefront where Harvey Milk waged his political campaign with a nonprofit that provides suicide prevention services for gay young people. The deal is intended to quell a tempest over Mr. Milk’s stomping grounds. The Human Rights Campaign said it would donate $10,000 a year and space at Mr. Milk’s Castro Camera to the Trevor Project.”
Related: 2 gay nonprofits to share Harvey Milk’s old store‎ (The Associated Press), Breaking: Trevor Project to share Milk’s old storefront‎ (Bay Area Reporter), The Trevor Project

UN Committee Against Torture Calls for Prosecution of Former Chad President
VOA News
Preview: “The U.N. Committee Against Torture is calling for Senegal to either prosecute former Chad president Hissene Habre for crimes against humanity or extradite him to a country that will.  Habre has been under house arrest in Dakar since 2000.”
Related: UN: Senegal Must Prosecute or Extradite Hissène Habré‎ (Radio Netherlands)

Commutations, moratoriums may give new life to fight against death penalty
St. Louis Beacon
Preview: “On Gov. Patrick Quinn’s desk sits a bill banning executions, passed by the Illinois House and Senate this month. While the state has had a moratorium on executions since 2000, currently 15 prisoners are on death row.”
Related: Senator Durbin Changes Stance on Death Penalty‎ (, Thanks to all who fought to end death penalty in Illinois‎ (Wednesday Journal), Jewish Leader Urges Death Penalty Repeal in Illinois‎ (Religious Action Center (press release)), Opposition heaps scorn on Harper’s death-penalty ‘agenda’‎ (Globe and Mail), Who supports the death penalty?‎ (

Put death penalty to vote: Liberals
CBC News
Preview: “Prime Minister Stephen Harper should put capital punishment to a Commons vote if he really believes it’s sometimes appropriate, Liberal House Leader David McGuinty says.”
Related: Opposition heaps scorn on Harper’s death-penalty ‘agenda’‎ (Globe and Mail) Who supports the death penalty?‎ (

Canadian alleging rape in Mexico back in Toronto
CBC News
Preview: “A Canadian woman who claims she was gang-raped by police in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on New Year’s Eve was arrested earlier that day with her fiancé because they were drunk and hit a car, officials at the Mexican Embassy in Canada said.”
Related: Canadian woman alleges gang rape in Mexico‎ (Toronto Star), Canadian tourist alleges rape by Mexico police‎ (Toronto Sun), Feds should warn residents about “dangers” of travel to Mexico: Everall (TB News Watch)

Green alliance lauds CHR recommendation on Oceana Gold mining
Preview: “An anti-mining network has lauded the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for recommending the cancellation of mining permit of Australian OceanaGold Philippines Inc. (OGPI).”
Related: Philippine rights body wants OceanaGold deal revoked‎ (Reuters Africa), Indigenous group backs call to revoke mining deal in Vizcaya‎ (GMANews.TV)

College student first winner of local human rights award
Windsor Beacon
Preview: “Michelle Emry, a college student working on art and education programs in Thailand, was named the first recipient of the Lauren Moilien Johnson International Human Rights Award.”

Shaontal demands land rights
Preview: “The Shaontal community in Chapainawabganj has demonstrated in front of the DC office against the move to evict them from government lands.”

New LGBT-Friendly Hospital Visitation Regulations Go Into Effect
Huffington Post
Preview: “New regulations regarding hospital visitation rights went into effect Tuesday, paving the way for members of the LGBT community to have further control over their own medical decisions.”

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