UN Secretary-General Details a Vision for Improved Global Outcomes

September 22, 2021

In a report titled "Our Common Agenda," UN Secretary-General Guterres calls for renewed global solidarity, a new social contract rooted in human rights, an improved global commons, and global public goods.

New UNDP Human Rights Due Diligence Tool

September 22, 2021

The United Nations Development Programme ("UNDP") has published new human rights due diligence training materials and tools to help businesses prevent, mitigate, and account for potential human rights abuses in their operations and supply chains.

ECtHR Finds Russia Culpable in Poisoning of Litvinenko

September 22, 2021

The European Court of Human Rights has determined that Russia was responsible for the assassination of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko, who died in 2006 after being poisoned in London with a rare radioactive substance.

Turkey's Islamist President Condemns West for "Virus of Islamophobia" as Equivalent to IS Terrorism

September 22, 2021

The president of Turkey's Islamist regime condemned the virus of Islamophobia in the West as more dangerous than COVID and as equivalent to IS terrorism, and called for the political mobilization of the Turkish Muslim community in the United States.

 

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  • UN Secretary-General Details a Vision for Improved Global Outcomes

    September 22, 2021

    In a report titled "Our Common Agenda," UN Secretary-General Guterres calls for renewed global solidarity, a new social contract rooted in human rights, an improved global commons, and global public goods.

     
  • UN to Report on Xinjiang Human Rights Despite Lack of Access

    September 15, 2021

    Michelle Bachelet, who is the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed regret at having failed to secure a visit to Xinjiang three months after saying she planned to verify reports of China's alleged violations against Uyghurs and other minority groups but will go ahead with the publication of an independant report based on available evidence.

     
  • Dzehtsiarou: Human Rights Law and Mandatory Vaccination

    September 14, 2021

    Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, Professor in Human Rights Law at the University of Liverpool, writing for theconversation.com, explores what human rights law says about mandatory vaccinations as increasingly nations are increasingly demanding individuals be vaccinated in order to maintain employment, attend University or eat at restaurants.

     
 
  • New UNDP Human Rights Due Diligence Tool

    September 22, 2021

    The United Nations Development Programme ("UNDP") has published new human rights due diligence training materials and tools to help businesses prevent, mitigate, and account for potential human rights abuses in their operations and supply chains.

     
  • WEF Announces Support for Stakeholder Capitalism

    September 22, 2021

    The World Economic Forum has announced the continued growth of the coalition of companies supporting the Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics Initiative.

     
  • TikTok's Lead EU Regulator Opens Two Data Privacy Probes

    September 15, 2021

    TikTok’s lead data privacy regulator in the European Union has opened two inquiries into the Chinese-owned platform related to the processing of children’s personal data and transfers of personal data to China.

     
 
  • ECtHR Finds Russia Culpable in Poisoning of Litvinenko

    September 22, 2021

    The European Court of Human Rights has determined that Russia was responsible for the assassination of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko, who died in 2006 after being poisoned in London with a rare radioactive substance.

     
  • Euronews: US Company Taken to EU Court Over Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals' in Landmark Case

    September 15, 2021

    US-based Chemours, a spinoff company of DuPont, which includes brands such as Teflon, has been named in a landmark case at the EU Court of Justice, over allegations that the chemical giant has worked to prevent action on harmful chemicals, with a decision expected in early 2022.

     
  • French Candidate Barnier Calls for Legal Sovereignty for France

    September 10, 2021

    Michel Barnier, former Brexit chief negotiator for the EU and potential candidate for next year’s French presidential election, reportedly called for "a referendum on the question of immigration" saying France must regain its "legal sovereignty in order to no longer be subject to the judgments" of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights.