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Human rights are “the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled”.

Examples of rights and freedoms which are often thought of as human rights include civil and political rights, such as the right to life, liberty, and property, freedom of expression, pursuit of happiness and equality before the law; and social, cultural and economic rights, including the right to participate in science and culture, the right to work, and the right to education.

Human rights are protected by legal mechanisms which are attached to policies in every country, with varying levels of implementation of the law.

All humans are born with human rights and they cannot be removed, regardless of the status of implementation in their country.

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Modern slavery: Brexit threatens to worsen conditions

Here, Harry Sanders from the Immigration Advice Service explains how Brexit is poised to worsen the existence of modern slavery in the UK.
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Indonesian palm oil: “When we lost the forest, we lost everything”

New research shows that Indigenous people in Indonesia are losing their ancestral land to palm oil plantations, in ongoing government sanctioned burnings of forest areas.
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US law criminalises sex workers for discussing work online

The law criminalises sex workers writing about their lives, discussing health and safety issues and for journalists reporting on sex work.
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New report reveals extent of exploitation in Qatar

New research by Amnesty International published reveals migrant exploitation in Qatar are going unpaid despite promises to improve workers’ rights.
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How can you support gender identity in the workplace?

Research found that 60% of transgender employees face workplace discrimination and half felt they had to hide: So what can be done to support gender identity at work?
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Human rights law requires countries to cut carbon emissions

Five UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies warn that States must act to cut carbon emissions or be in breach of their obligations.
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Pegasus spyware: Will the NSO Group change their policies?

NSO Group has been pressured over revelations its invasive Pegasus spyware was used against journalists such as Jamal Kashoggi.
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Bangladesh: Clampdown on Rohingya freedom

Human Rights Watch say Bangladesh should end restrictions on Rohingya freedom of movement and access to the internet.
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Brexit uncertainty creates new human rights problems

The on-going Brexit uncertainty poses serious human rights issues, Amnesty International said today.
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Rohingya children: A ‘lost generation’ in Bangladesh

Two years after an ethnic cleansing forced around 700,000 Rohingya to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh, where Rohingya children are still living in camps.
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G7 Summit: Crackdown on peaceful protests

Summit talks about the climate crisis and gender equality undermined by intense restrictions on protest movements in G7 Summit crackdown.
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UK: Social progress continues to decline in world rankings

The UK's social progress has recently fallen to 13th place, a study of the leading countries in various societal issues has found.
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New leaders of Sudan sworn in: What happens now?

Human Rights Watch offer legal insight on the continuing situation, including what should be done to stop the violence since the new leaders of Sudan have been sworn in.
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US announces indefinite immigration detention for children

A Trump administration final regulation announced could result in severe harm to migrant children who may be held in indefinite immigration detention in the United States.
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Researchers uncover new phishing scams on activists

Research by Amnesty Tech found that new phishing scams are being used to target the email addresses of activists, to determine their location, passwords and secret work.
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Bangladesh will return Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Myanmar and Bangladesh will undergo plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees, despite no evidence that Rohingya genocide has stopped in Rakhine State.
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Australia: Overmedication of older people in nursing homes

Australia passed a new rule that allows nursing homes to continue the physical restraint and overmedication of older people.
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Netanyahu bans members of US Congress from Israel

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have supported a boycott campaign in protest of Israeli policies, which led to Prime Minister Netanyahu banning both congresswomen from entering the country.
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Supreme Court refuses to lift restrictions on Jammu and Kashmir

The Supreme Court of India refused to pass an order lifting severe restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, and also further extended the communications blackout in the region.
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Are basic freedoms at risk in Kashmir?

Indian authorities have continued to keep measures in anticipation of unrest that put basic freedoms at risk in Kashmir.

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