LDF Applauds Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences For Children

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), along with the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, LatinoJustice/PRLDEF, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights filed a friend of the court brief challenging the constitutionality of such juvenile life without parole sentences. LDF’s brief highlighted how … Read Full Press Release

Canadian Museum For Human Rights Establishes Formal Partnership With The Memorial In Commemoration of Famines Victims in Ukraine

KYIV, UKRAINE — (Marketwire) — 07/04/12 — Mr. Stuart Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), and Victor Didenko, Chief Executive Officer of the Memorial in Commemoration of Famines’ Victims in Ukraine signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday that will see their organizations collaborate to promote human rights … Read Full Press Release

Philanthropic Funding for HIV/AIDS Reached Highest Level to Date in 2016 According to New Funders Concerned About AIDS Report

This is of particular concern given the challenges of the current environment. In addition to the lack of appetite to fund global health programs demonstrated by the U.S. Administration, other bilateral donors continue to decrease HIV funding. In July, the Kaiser Family Foundation and UNAIDS signaled the lowest level of donor government support for HIV/AIDS … Read Full Press Release

The London Stock Exchange-A Haven for Laundered Conflict Assets?

OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM — (Marketwire) — 07/19/12 — In a report released today, the business and human rights organisation Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) catalogues the inadequacies of the London Stock Exchange’s regulatory framework. The Central African Mining and Exploration Company plc (CAMEC) was allowed to trade and flourish on London’s junior Alternative Investment … Read Full Press Release

CCHR Supports Attorneys Challenge to FDAs Proposal That Would Allow Increased Electroshocking of Children and Adolescents

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is already lobbying the FDA for greater use of electroshock, claiming that it is “especially meaningful in children and adolescents.” The attorneys’ Petition and supplementrefute this, stating that the FDA has never required clinical trials from the ECT device manufacturers that prove electroshock’s safety or efficacy. CCHR has also discovered … Read Full Press Release

Calle 13, MTV Latin America and PADF Present Documentary at Launch of Next Phase of the MTV EXIT Campaign to End Exploitation and Human Trafficking

With Mexico becoming a growing destination, source, and transit country for trafficked persons, PADF supported the founding of the Alliance Against Human Trafficking in Mexico and has worked closely with MTV Latin America to fight a problem that each year affects thousands of women, youth and children, among them many migrants from Central America, who … Read Full Press Release

Conflict Minerals Disclosures Would Cost Shareholders Billions, UC Davis Graduate School of Management Says

Proposed federal rules that would require companies to disclose their use of “conflict minerals”-those mined in the Republic of Congo and neighboring countries and linked to armed conflict and human rights abuses-would cost shareholders billions of dollars, predicts a University of California, Davis, study. The study, led by Paul Griffin, a professor in the UC … Read Full Press Release

CCHR Pays Tribute to Its Co-Founder, Prof. Thomas Szasz for Exposing The Therapeutic State

An estimated 400,000 Americans are involuntarily committed to psychiatric facilities every year-about 45 every hour, potentially also being forcibly drugged.[1a]Today, patients can even be committed to privately-owned psychiatric facilities and their insurance companies billed for treatment they don’t want and is being forced upon them-all without evidence that this “help” even works. According to Prof. … Read Full Press Release

Ukraine Improves Legislation on Media Freedoms – President Yanukovych

Currently, the Ukrainian parliament considers the amendments to the Administrative Code, Criminal and Civil Codes, Code of Administrative Procedure and some 53 laws. The amendments are to increase administrative and criminal responsibility of a government official for violating the principles of freedom of press, speech and right to information. The amendments also include the introduction … Read Full Press Release

Discovery Communications Announces New Partnerships and Commitments in Support of United Nations, Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and Obama Administration Education Priorities

“When John Hendricks founded Discovery Communications he recognized the power and responsibility that private industry has in helping to drive education priorities around the world,” said Goodwyn. “Today we’re excited to continue building upon that legacy through Discovery Education’s partnership with the i.am.angel Foundation on a groundbreaking youth engagement initiative, i.am.STEAM.” i.am.STEAM is a five-year … Read Full Press Release

Celebrate and Reward Courageous and Ethical Journalism!

Lukpan Akhmedyarov, 36, is well known for his investigative coverage of corruption and human rights abuses as well as his criticism of the current regime. He has been the target of threats and harassment by the police. Last April, Akhmedyarov was the victim of a murder attempt outside his apartment building in the city of … Read Full Press Release

Photo Release — iGATE Wins the Golden Peacock Innovation Management Award 2012

The award, established by the Institute of Directors, is regarded worldwide as one of the most esteemed recognitions for Organizational Innovation. It aims to discover and recognize the best-in-class capabilities of enterprises that build and leverage technological innovations, human capital and entrepreneurship for superlative customer value. The selection process for the coveted award is carried … Read Full Press Release

The Global Women”s Empowerment Network (GWEN) is Announcing the October Launch of its Radio Talk Show

October is the month of women’s health and empowerment and the new radio show is dedicated to advancing human rights, community activism and self-esteem. GWEN Talks Radio features host Tess Cacciatore, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of GWEN, with inspirational and social activist guests from the entertainment industry, global women’s groups and businesses, as well … Read Full Press Release

CCHR Florida Calls for Ban of ECT in a Campaign to Protect Children

“There are no indications for the use of ECT on minors, and hence this should be prohibited through legislation,” according to the World Health Organization’s Resource Book on Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog that exposes human rights violations and is … Read Full Press Release

Hilton Worldwide Scores High Marks On Corporate Equality Index

The additional points achieved by Hilton Worldwide were a result of three initiatives launched this year, including: “We made significant improvements this year and we’re very proud of our accomplishments,” said Jon Muoz, senior director, diversity and inclusion, Hilton Worldwide. “We are excited to be listed among great companies that are equally committed to the … Read Full Press Release

Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population

Over the next decade, China will be home to the world’s largest elderly population, while India – because of its demographic dividend – will require jobs for the world’s largest workforce. Credit: Neeta Lal/IPS They gathered at the Global Symposium on Ageing 2017. The two-day symposium on Oct. 23-24 was aimed at “Promoting Resilience and … Read Full Press Release

Valuing Todays Circular, Services, Information Economies

Economic textbooks still teach the factors of production as: land, labor and capital. Most humans would still agree that land and labor are the basics of human production. But our view of capital has evolved—along with our systems of production over the past 300 years of industrial development. The early economists missed the role of … Read Full Press Release

Making Canadas Asylum System Faster and Fairer

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — (Marketwire) — 11/30/12 — Canada’s new asylum system, which was included in the Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, will come into force on December 15, 2012, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today. “Our changes will make Canada’s asylum system faster and fairer,” said Minister Kenney. “For too long, Canada’s … Read Full Press Release