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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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AI finds men represented four times more than women in literature

Machine learning algorithms have found that men are represented four times more than women in literature, with transgender and non-binary people largely missing.
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Ukrainian patients lose access to multiple sclerosis drug trial

Biotechnology giant Roche warns that multiple sclerosis (MS) drug trials are compromised in Ukraine - with patients losing access to crucial treatment.

Model systems of medicolegal death investigation

Chief Medical Examiner Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, highlights the ways in which medicolegal death investigation (MDI) systems vary widely in the U.S. and the world.
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CatalanGate: EU citizens hacked by Pegasus and Candiru spyware

An investigation into CatalanGate found that 65 individuals were targeted by mercenary spyware - with circumstantial evidence linking the attacks to Spanish authorities.
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Germany risks €220 billion with full ban on Russian gas supplies

The Joint Economic Forecast finds that €220 billion of German economic output would be at risk over 2022 and 2023, if the country cuts ties with Russian gas supplies.
unregistered children, education

There will be 100 million unregistered children worldwide, by 2030

Obstacles to registering births across Africa has led to millions of unregistered children – potentially preventing people from attaining essential human rights later in life.
women in politics, democracy

The great democratic deficit of women in politics

Gender parity in the public sector remains an essential endeavour: with diversity and inclusion at the forefront of modern politics, we still beg the question, where are all the women?
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The Ukraine war highlights the need for a fast radiation blood test

Dr Quinton Fivelman, Chief Scientific Officer at London Medical Laboratory, says fighting near Ukraine’s nuclear power facilities brings home the need for a rapid radiation blood test.
nuclear weapons and modern warfare

Why nuclear weapons and modern warfare are contrary to climate action

Dr Chanda Siddoo-Atwal, primary biochemist of Moondust Cosmetics Ltd, examines the realities of nuclear weapons and modern warfare.
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Pfizer will donate profits from Russia to “humanitarian support”

Pfizer said all profits from Russia would go to "humanitarian support" for Ukraine, with future clinical trials now off the table.
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Russia say using Facebook and Instagram now illegal

The Russian Government said anyone in Russia using Facebook and Instagram would be prosecuted similarly to an ISIS terrorist.
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Ukrainians with passports can apply for UK asylum, without biometric details

The UK announced an 'easing' of requirements for Ukrainians with passports, who can apply for asylum online - without in-person biometric details.
disease-causing microorganisms, WHO ukraine

WHO asks Ukrainian scientists to destroy disease-causing microorganisms

The World Health Organisation (WHO) asked Ukrainian scientists to destroy disease-causing microorganisms, also known as pathogens.
transgender patient, supportive healthcare

Only 50% of transgender patients feel supported by doctors

Only half of transgender patients report supportive primary care experiences, with more understanding healthcare experiences decreasing psychological distress.
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Five climate activists you need to know about 

We acknowledge five female climate activists, who are challenging gender norms and creating substantial change in global politics.
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EU stops all Horizon Europe funding going to Russia

The European Commission has stopped all grants of Horizon Europe funding to Russia - with existing Horizon 2020 payments, involving 78 Russian institutions, also suspended.
climate change justice

IPCC: Climate change policies are nothing without social justice

The new IPCC report describes the financial commitment of high carbon-emitting countries – but are climate change policies enough to support justice and stop the crisis?
medical oxygen supplies, Ukrainian hospitals

Ukrainian hospitals face loss of medical oxygen supplies

Medical oxygen supplies are "dangerously low" across Ukrainian hospitals, with transport routes limited due to Russian violence.
child marriage rape, statutory rape

Child marriage: The legal loophole which violates statutory rape laws

Child marriages devise loopholes for sexual abuse against children – with a study showing that child marriages violate statutory rape laws in 14 states.
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Men who pay for sex 50% more likely to be living with HIV

A survey, conducted over 20 years in 35 African countries, suggests that one in ten sexually active men are 50% more likely to be living with HIV.

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