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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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APA research: Black children falsely perceived as angry in classroom

The American Psychological Association (APA) published research showing that prospective teachers are more likely to see Black children as angry than white.
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Normalising pro-diversity ideas creates tolerant society

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that normalising pro-diversity feelings helped decrease racial discrimination.
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Young activists do not trust their Government on racial discrimination

Research from One Young World’s global network shows that 74% of their Peace Ambassadors do not believe racial discrimination will be changed by their politicians.
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Tech companies drop development of facial recognition

Some tech companies have dropped development of facial recognition software, under fears of human rights violations by police.
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How are social media giants tackling misinformation during COVID-19?

Özlem Bedre-Defolie, Associate Professor of Economics at ESMT Berlin, reflects on how platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook are tackling misinformation at this crucial hour.
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Digital immunity certificates: The use of tech to transition out of lockdown

Edgar A Whitley, Professor at LSE, co-chair of PCAG and consultant on Ada Lovelace review, highlights the problems with digital immunity certificates and contact tracing apps.
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Humanitarian affairs: The case for anticipatory action

UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, stresses the importance of anticipatory action when it comes to humanitarian affairs.
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COVID-19: The time for mental healthcare reform is now

Jennifer Oroilidis and Marie Fallon-Kund, from Mental Health Europe, argue that in light of COVID-19, the time for mental healthcare reform is now.
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Will the UK learn from COVID-19 mistakes affecting vulnerable communities?

Family law Barrister Paula Rhone-Adrien speaks about the suffering of vulnerable people in the wake of COVID-19 mistakes by the UK.
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British Geriatrics Society: “BAME community has disproportionate share of deaths”

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) comment on how the BAME community is facing a disproportionate share of COVID-19 fatalities.
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How could we distribute a COVID-19 vaccine fairly and effectively?

Professor Behzad Samii, professor of operations and supply chain management at Vlerick Business School, discusses how to fairly circulate a COVID-19 vaccine.
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PusH: Precarious Housing in Europe, pushing for innovation in higher education

Here, Gideon Bolt (Utrecht University) and Sybille Münch (Leuphana University) introduce the Erasmus+ project PusH and the issue of precarious housing, particularly in higher education.
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The Trump effect: Racism has become fashionable again

Here, Ana González, Partner at Wilson, discusses her work with Central Americans applying for asylum whilst navigating the increasingly hostile attitude toward them, known as The Trump effect.
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Barrister: “All prosecutions under the Coronavirus Act have been unlawful”

Laura Jane Miller, Red Lion Chambers, explains the mistakes made when prosecuting under the Coronavirus Act.
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Organophosphate Chemical Threat Agents: Contemporary solutions to a historic threat

Here, Jonas Calsbeek, Peter Andrew, Eduardo González, and Pamela J. Lein, talk about Organophosphate Chemical Threat Agents and how to stop their contemporary use.
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Are some governments using Coronavirus to undermine LGBTQ rights?

Philip Baldwin, LGBTQ activist, talks about how some governments could be using the mandate of Coronavirus measures to undermine LGBTQ rights.
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Human rights barrister calls for Public Inquiry into COVID-19

Sailesh Mehta is a Barrister in Human Rights and Regulatory Law, Red Lion Chambers, who is calling for a Public Inquiry into COVID-19.
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Preventing a humanitarian crisis through a multilateral response to COVID-19

John H. Breen, political scientist and advisor, explains the humanitarian necessity of a multilateral response to COVID-19 and offers policy suggestions.
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Ramadan, COVID-19 and lockdown: How can employers support their Muslim staff?

Tom Heys, Legal Analyst at Lewis Silkin LLP, UK member firm of Ius Laboris, examines issues employers need to be aware of during Ramadan, with COVID-19 and lockdown.
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Research explores how Indigenous people face food pollution

The University of Helsinki reviews the impact of climate change on food pollution experienced by Indigenous people globally.

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