FIDH will hold its 40th Congress from 21 to 25 October 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan, FIDH and its member organization Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR), announced today. It is the first time in FIDH’s nearly 100-year history that its Congress will be held in Asia.Read More
Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death. They apply regardless of where you are from, what you believe or how you choose to live your life. They can never be taken away, although they can sometimes be restricted – for example if a person breaks the law, or in the interests of national security.Read More
Across the world, more than one billion people – or 15% of the world’s population – live with disabilities. They face significant barriers to
realizing their human rights, including discrimination in education,
employment, housing and transport; denial of the right to vote; and being stripped of the right to make decisions about their own lives, including their reproductive choices.
Children are dying in U.S. custody. Families are drowning as they try to reach protection in the United States. And rather than take meaningful steps to protect vulnerable people, Congress has simply bent to the whim of a White House intent on inflicting cruelty and trauma on those seeking refuge.Read More
We know that peole in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) community continue to face discrimination in many areas of life, despite decades of equal opportunity laws in Victoria. This is why the Commission works to raise awareness of the issues central to the LGBTI communityRead More
Special education is governed by federal law in most educational jurisdictions. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Special Education is defined as:
"Specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability."
Activists Face Transfers to Torture, Unfair Trials in China.The Hong Kong government should withdraw proposed revisions to two laws concerning extradition, Human Rights Watch said today in a joint letter to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. The letter was co-signed by 68 nongovernmental organizations that work on a broad range of human rights and social issues in Hong Kong and mainland China.Read More
Protesters Demand Scrapping Proposed Extradition Amendments. The Hong Kong police should not use excessive force against protesters who are blocking roads in Hong Kong, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 12, 2019, tens of thousands of protesters gathered around Hong Kong’s legislature, the Legislative Council (LegCo), and the roads surrounding it to press the government to drop proposed amendments to two laws that would allow extradition to mainland China.Read More
Even when cities seem progressive on the surface, the lived experience of members of the LGBT community can tell a dramatically different story!Read More
The average person knows people who commit crimes are punished by being forced to spend time in jail. However, convicted felons lose more than this type of freedom as part of their punishment. In some states, they can permanently lose rights, such as the right to vote or to own a gun. Below is a list of some of the rights felons no longer have, at least in some states, following their conviction, as well as at least one of the rights they maintain.Read More