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The United Nations Human Rights Council is tasked with the universal protection and promotion of human rights, and is the UN's principal human rights body. Yet it is being used by known rights abusers to produce soft law that allows them to erode
The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) is denying it is a gay-rights lobby pushing a gay agenda. The declaration follows reports in the media that an inappropriate sex-education course, implemented in six private children's homes by
February 2014 A new iron curtain in Poland is being drawn between mainstream society and its most vulnerable groups...When one considers the recent political history of Central Europe, one should definitely think about the fall of the Berlin Wall and
Arian Zwegers 2013 was an auspicious year for medical research. A new vaccine for malaria was developed, there was a revolution in DNA analysis , and there was a major advance in human cloning when stem cells were produced from cloned human embryos...
The project had been launched as part of a comprehensive programme for health and immigration, to better manage Switzerland's diversity in the health sector, and to offer fair treatment for all. Now experts are also examining to what extent health
A new draft law is being weighed by the Dubai government that will require social care facilities to be licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) in order to operate in the emirate, including free zones, said a senior CDA official.
PT Jamsostek, which is mandated to carry out the four labor social security programs, proposed a 25 percent joint contribution from workers and their employers. Employers and workers have voiced their differences over the amount of premiums proposed
This year's undergraduate winner of the John Howard Essay Prize 2012 challenges some often unquestioned assumptions that are driving the for-profit takeover of our child prisons. If there is one photo-essay to see in 2012, it is Richard Ross's
Sunshine is a rare commodity in the UK, and that could be bad for our health. Photograph: Jill Mead A study that emerged from Denmark this week may not have seemed particularly striking in itself. It does, however, add to a growing body of evidence
Whether they are outside the law because they are above or below it is a matter of perspective. The rioters may see themselves as the oppressed who are below the law while their victims tend to think of them as above the law, with the power to rob