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  • [New] Investment in Chinese companies could make US investors unwitting accomplices in the expansion of the CCP's surveillance and intelligence gathering apparatus or make them party to human rights abuses.
  • [New] Freedom House has warned for the last nine years that respect for democratic principles, including the political and civil liberties that form the foundation of human rights, has declined. OpenGlobalRights
  • [New] Oxfam Australia has welcomed the passing of significant legislation by the Parliament that will help hold violators of human rights to account. Media Oxfam Australia
  • [New] Australia has the opportunity to be a world leader and take a strong stand for human rights in light of the Chinese Communist Party dictatorship's litany of human rights abuses. - Australia's leading news site
  • [New] A group of 120 non-governmental organisations has joined forces in an open letter calling on world leaders to do more to halt a devastating global hunger crisis as new analysis shows the number of people likely to be in need of humanitarian aid in 2022 could rise by 17%. Plan International
  • [New] Governments that regularly trash human rights, such as Malaysia and Singapore, might not respect the human rights stated in their laws and treaties. Richard Stallman
  • [New] Reducing human-caused methane emissions by 45% could prevent 255,000 premature deaths, reduce asthma-related hospital visits by 775,000, save 73 billion hours of lost labor time and prevent 26 million tons of crop losses globally each year. Waste Advantage Magazine
  • [New] The World Bank move is part of a compromise struck with the United Nations and the US government, and could shift up to $500 million from the ARTF to humanitarian groups. Digital Journal
  • [New] Changing the conventional arms transfer policy to avoid America's current contributions to human rights abuses and hostile actors will make the United States more secure and the world safer. War on the Rocks
  • [New] Legislation is coming at the European Parliament that will oblige companies operating in the EU to eradicate human rights violations in their supply chains and it will also benefit the workers of Pakistan, besides helping the environment. Radio Pakistan
  • [New] Human rights groups and organizations working to help Afghans say there are at least tens of thousands of people in Afghanistan who could face reprisals and need to escape.
  • [New] With the world apparently skidding past the 1.5-degree Celsius warming cap global scientists have targeted as the upper limit for humans readily adapting to climate change, carbon capture could in theory pull past carbon emissions out of the atmosphere and try to reverse the temperature climb. THE Journal
  • [New] As long as five years ago there were instances of AI being able to predict the outcome of trials at the European Court of Human Rights to an accuracy of 79% and since then there have been further developments. Daily Business Magazine
  • [New] Campaigners are concerned about Syria's recent readmission to Interpol after it was banned for human rights abuses and war crimes fearing the Damascus regime will attempt to sabotage legitimate asylum claims abroad. The Guardian
  • [New] Under a public-private partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, 70% of COVID testing sites were located in communities with moderate to high-social vulnerability - further demonstrating the role that pharmacies can play in increasing access and reaching vulnerable communities. Drug Store News
  • [New] There is growing global pressure to introduce binding rules for AI practices like social scoring and facial recognition in public places that are seen to endanger human rights and civil liberties. Politico
  • [New] Cutting human-caused methane by 45% this decade would avoid nearly 0.3 °C of global warming by the 2040s, and help prevent 255,000 premature deaths, 775,000 asthma-related hospital visits, and 26 million tonnes of crop losses globally. United Nations Environment Programme
  • [New] As views towards China sour, we can see increased expectations that governments and companies will be more forthright on China's many human rights issues. The Japan Times
  • [New] Many exiled Tibetans accuse the Beijing government of religious repression, torture and eroding their culture - part of broader fears for human rights in China. Japan Today
  • [New] India, often called the world's biggest democracy, will be present despite increasing criticism from human rights defenders over democratic backsliding under Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hong Kong Free Press HKFP
  • [New] Taiwan will cooperate firmly with like-minded countries to protect universal values such as freedom, democracy and human rights; and also safeguard regional peace, stability and development. The Guardian

Last updated: 05 December 2021