Protect Human Rights Defenders, major brands, protect civic freedoms, statement, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre ‘Business enterprises, including investors, have a duty to respect human rights and human rights defenders.’ A group of major brands has called for the protection of human rights defenders and civic freedoms, both of which are under attack around the world. In a statement the group said: ‘The protection of civic freedoms and respect for the rule of law are vitally important for both civil society and business. Leggi tutto
Home Office, consultation, farced marriage, reporting, guidance effective, deadline January 2019The Home Office has opened a consultation on preventing and tackling forced marriage.Forced marriage is when you face physical pressure to marry (for example, threats, physical violence or sexual violence) or emotional and psychological pressure (eg if you are made to feel like you are bringing
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a plea seeking directions for immediate execution of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, saying, “you want us to go around Delhi and execute these people?”“What kind of prayer you are making?” a bench of
Brexit, six questions, Fawcett Society, #FaceHerFuture, women's rights, Withdrawal Agreement, Women are still missing from the government’s agenda on Brexit.On 26 June 2018, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EUWA) received Royal Assent, following almost eight months of debate in Parliament.Over the course of the Bill’s passage through Parliament, the #FaceHerFuture coalition
On Thursday, David Earl Miller became the 2nd person in the last 5 weeks to choose death in Tennessee’s electric chair over lethal injection. Miller was executed for the 1981 murder of 23-year-old Lee Standifier.After losing a lawsuit claiming he had a right to be executed by a firing squad
The embedding of state hostility, immigration law, british passports, Windrush scandal, hostile environment, Frances Webber, IRR, Institute for Race Relations, The Windrush scandal exposed the dangers of scaremongering about ‘illegal immigrants’.The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) published a background paper recently showing how the injustices meted out to the Windrush generation are not anomalies but the logical result of an immigration system
Lack of accountability in security programme fuels allegations that UK taxpayers are unknowingly complicit in rights abusesMPs have expressed concern over the government’s flagship £1.28bn global security programme, saying a lack of transparency and accountability lends weight to allegations from
The Sri Lankan president yesterday reiterated his pledge to push ahead with implementation of the death penalty for those convicted of drug trafficking, despite widespread criticism over the decision. Meeting with law enforcement officials at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday, amid the
Iran’s currency has lost 65 percent of its value in 2018 amid US sanctions, with strong demand for dollars and gold coins on unofficial marketFast-track courts set up in Iran to fight economic crime have jailed 30 men for as long as 20 years each, the judiciary said on Sunday, as the country
NASHVILLE – David Earl Miller didn't care that I came to see him die.He didn't care if anyone heard his last words. He didn't mention Lee Standifer, the woman he beat and stabbed to death a generation ago, didn't bother to apologize — even when he got a second chance to speak as all of us in the
Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 8, 2018: A prisoner was hanged at Bandar Abbas Central Prison on murder charges last Tuesday.According to the IHR sources, Jamshid Agha-Rahimi was hanged on the morning of December 4, 2018, at Bandar Abbas Central Prison.“Jamshid was from Hajiabad city and was
A U.S. Border Patrol agent who confessed to shooting four women in the head and leaving their bodies on rural Texas roadsides has been indicted on a capital murder charge, a prosecutor said Wednesday.A grand jury decided to upgrade the charge against Juan David Ortiz, Webb County District
The continued use of the death penalty in Belarus has been condemned by an authoritative UN rights body after 3 men were reportedly executed there, despite its requests for clemency.The Human Rights Committee, one of 10 UN treaty bodies that meet regularly in Geneva, had appealed to Belarus not
Mark Heyer, whose daughter, Heather Heyer, was killed in 2017 while protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, says he does not want federal prosecutors to pursue the death penalty against the man who killed his daughter. James Alex Fields, Jr., a 21-year-old who
Without a stay from the Florida Supreme Court, Jose Antonio Jimenez is scheduled to be executed 6 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison.With an execution looming Thursday, attorneys for death row inmate Jose Antonio Jimenez say he should be spared from lethal injection because of a constitutional
Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 11, 2018: A Prisoner was executed at Urmia Central Prison on December 10, 2018.According to the IHR sources, Younes Azizi was hanged on Monday, December 10, at Urmia Central Prison. He was sentenced to death for drug offenses.“Younes was sentenced to death for
Police Scotland, training, coercive behaviours, new law, Domestic Abuse, coercive control, launch, festive season‘We do not tolerate domestic abuse. Any criminal behaviour will be actively investigated by police.’Police Scotland officers and staff have begun training ahead of the new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 which will come into force next year.The training programme, Domestic Abuse Matters
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Victims described their physical pain and psychological trauma while defense attorneys detailed their client's history of mental illness Monday to a jury deliberating a sentence for the man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally.James
campaign launch, end sex for rent, housing issues, Wales, Housing Women Cymru, Shelter Cymru, end no fault evictionsOffering accommodation in return for sex is a criminal offence.A campaign launched recently by Housing Women Cymru aims to raise awareness and end the offering of accommodation or reduced rent in return for sex or sexual acts.Shelter Cymru’s survey of private tenants carried out by YouGov in
A high school has issued an apology after students were given a test asking them if the Parkland shooting suspect should die.Coral Glades High School in Coral Springs, Florida, issued an apology on Friday after it had received backlash over a quiz that asked students if Nikolas Cruz deserved the
NASHVILLE – David Earl Miller didn't care that I came to see him die.He didn't care if anyone heard his last words. He didn't mention Lee Standifer, the woman he beat and stabbed to death a generation ago, didn't bother to apologize — even when he got a second chance to speak as all of us in the
Iran Human Rights (December 7, 2018): Milad Azimi, a juvenile offender who allegedly committed a murder at the age of 17, was forgiven by the plaintiffs on Thursday, December 6, 2018.Milad's death sentence was upheld by the Iranian Supreme Court a few months ago. The plaintiff had set a diyeh
The couple could face the death penalty for the alleged torture, slaying of the 10-year-old boyA judge unsealed grand jury transcripts earlier this week in a case about the death of a 10-year-old boy whose parents allegedly tortured and killed him after he came out.Earlier this year, Anthony
Jose Jimenez is set to be executed Thursday night. Like many death row inmates, he has challenged the drugs Florida uses to execute prisoners.The last time Florida carried out an execution, witnesses said the condemned man — Eric Branch — screamed and thrashed as lethal chemicals coursed through
Indonesian police said some of the five foreigners who have been arrested for alleged drug smuggling on the tourist island of Bali since the end of November will face the death penalty if they are convicted.Five foreigners, from Peru, Britain, China, Malaysia and Germany, were paraded by police
Brendt Christensen will be tried for the kidnapping and killing of Yingying Zhang 90 miles from where the alleged crimes occurred.Christensen is accused of kidnapping Ms. Zhang, a visiting University of Illinois scholar from China who was last seen entering his car June 9, 2017.Christensen said
Killer who shot newlywed, raped his wife on Mesquite walking trail is executedA convicted killer who shot a man and raped his wife in 1993 as the newlyweds strolled on a trail in Mesquite was executed by lethal injection Tuesday night.Alvin Braziel was convicted of fatally shooting Douglas White
Texas’ preferred method for executing criminals is lethal injection with pentobarbital. The whole process has the look and feel of a medical procedure. There are protocols, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and people in white coats. But don’t be fooled: This is not the practice of medicine.This
For much of the hour, Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh had been quietly shifting his weight in his seat, resting cheek against palm and looking down at the lawyers as they argued. Finally, he spoke, asking D. John Sauer, the state solicitor of Missouri, “Are you saying that even if the method creates
A man linked to a 1993 murder through DNA evidence is scheduled to be the last inmate executed by the state of Texas in 2018.Alvin Braziel Jr., 43, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit. He would be the 13th inmate put to death by the state this
When it comes to the death penalty, guilt or innocence shouldn’t really matter to Christians.  NASHVILLE — Until August, Tennessee had not put a prisoner to death in nearly a decade. Last Thursday, it performed its third execution in four months.This was not a surprising turn of events. In each
NASHVILLE – David Earl Miller didn't care that I came to see him die.He didn't care if anyone heard his last words. He didn't mention Lee Standifer, the woman he beat and stabbed to death a generation ago, didn't bother to apologize — even when he got a second chance to speak as all of us in the
Mississippi's state Supreme Court on Thursday denied appeals from 2 death row inmates over Mississippi's plans to execute them using a sedative called midazolam.In a pair of 7-2 rulings Thursday, justices found that Thomas Edwin Loden Jr. and Richard Gerald Jordan hadn't presented enough
State's last death row inmate resentenced to life in prisonThe last man sentenced to death in Connecticut has been resentenced to life in prison for the killings of a woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Good Samaritan.The Connecticut Post reports 51-year-old Richard Roszkowski said during his