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International Day of Peace Celebration at Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

September 19, 2012

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SAN DIEGO, CA.— Peace is built person by person, group by group, nation by nation. In commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Peace, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice invites University of San Diego students, faculty, staff, as well as the San Diego community, to join in celebrating this day […]

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Trans-Border Institute Reception at University of San Diego

September 19, 2012

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SAN DIEGO, CA.— Please join the University Of San Diego Trans-Border Institute for a reception to welcome the academic year, the new dean of the Peace Studies School and to celebrate Mexico’s independence. Come learn about Trans-Border Institute’s new projects and upcoming event programming. Thursday, September 20, 2012 Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and […]

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Forging the Future: Human Rights, Justice and the Law with Cherie Blair

September 18, 2012

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SAN DIEGO, CA.— Jane Ellen Bergman Memorial Lecture Series Presents Cherie Blair Cherie Blair—human rights barrister, part-time judge and wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair—gives her perspectives on life, learning and the law. She discusses highlights from her own career and explains the critical role of lawyers in promoting human rights and rule of […]

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Ambulante Border Series

September 8, 2012

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“Ambulante Border Series will consist of a series of screenings followed by panels that will highlight three of the most relevant issues affecting the bilateral relations between Mexico and its Central American and North American neighbors: arms trafficking and gun control policy, freedom of expression and migration. Saturday, September 8th WHERE: Institute of the Americas […]

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Check Out the New Opinion Piece by Correspondent Shahid in Pakistan

August 25, 2012

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Pakistan: A Pollutant Dualistic Society Where Rights Are Violated As a Matter of Right This article is written by Syed Muhammad Modassar Shahid, the only intention behind writing and publishing is to highlight and visualize the real social structure of the on-board culture of Pakistan, its political parties, policy both internal and external, popular and […]

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Russia’s Human Rights: 3 Steps Back

July 28, 2012

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BY: Anna Malinovskaya Three pieces of legislation infringing on human rights marked the first few months of Putin’s presidency and attracted fierce criticism from leading human rights activists. On June 9, 2012, changes to the federal law on assembly, rally, demonstration, and picketing came into force. They were initiated by the “United Russia” party and […]

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“Footprints”, A Film That Chronicles the Horrors Caused by Cluster Bombs Years Later in Laos and Afghanistan

July 20, 2012

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SnagFilms  has an online catalog of over 3,000 titles composed of mainly documentaries and independent films that cover a range of political, social, and cultural issues and awareness. Snagfilms is currently showcasing the heart -wrenching short film, Footprints. Footprints is a film that aims to raise awareness to the issue of cluster bombs dropped on […]

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Guwahati Girl, We Are With You.

July 19, 2012

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WRITTEN BY: Urmila Chanam “Don’t tell your daughter she cannot go out alone at night. Don’t restrict the clothes she wears. Teach your sons better.” A minor girl studying in class 11 was molested by 20 men over 30 minutes while she was coming out of a posh club in a crowded street of Guwahati’ […]

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Somali Refugees Abused and Detained in Ukraine

July 9, 2012

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WRITTEN BY: Anna Malinovskaya Earlier this year, leading international Human Rights organizations reported the purportedly illegal detention and mistreatment of a group of Somali asylum seekers in Ukraine. On January 19, 2012, Amnesty International (AI) announced that about 60 Somali nationals, including 20 children, went on a hunger strike to protest against their “pointless” detention, […]

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Friendship Across the Border

July 9, 2012

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WRITTEN BY: Atif Yaqub If you have seen the whole world and could not visit the two great nations of India and Pakistan you have certainly missed something very special. India and Pakistan share a common border of nearly 1800 miles between them. Despite the recent conflicts and three wars between the two nations over […]

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Is This Where We Are Going?

July 9, 2012

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WRITTEN BY: Syed Muhammad Modassar Shahid   According to Karl Marx, the founder of communism, due to the clash of classes, society came into existence. To him the formation society and the state are just to secure the identity of BOURGEOISIE class and only for the humiliation and subjugation of the peasant or PROLETARIAT class. […]

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Unnecessary Restrictions

July 9, 2012

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DRAFTED BY: Syed Muhammed Modassar Shahid Man is born free, yet everywhere he is in chains. Unnecessary restriction means that there are many avoidable and un- needed less obstacles faced by many in society, hampering the livelihood and creativity, seizing of useful work or thoughtfulness.        Men shut their doors against a setting sun. […]

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Symposium on Protest and Policing in the UC System With Keynote Speaker Angela Davis

May 24, 2012

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RIVERSIDE, CA.– Where:  UC Riverside, University Theater When: 10:00 am- 5:00pm , May 25, 2012 In light of the recent protests across UC campuses including Berkeley, Davis, and UC Riverside on January 19th, 2012, many feel the imperative to publicly respond and engage in a dialogue about the state and future of protest and policing […]

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The Day Women Activists Choose to Strip in Protest to Police Brutality

May 18, 2012

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By: Yossa Immaculate Daisy First it looked unbelievable and yet very real when one of the local television stations during the 9:00pm o’clock news on 23rd April continually showed scenes in which a police officer repeatedly squeezed the breasts of one of the opposition women leaders of Forum for Democratic Change. This was supposedly in […]

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A Murderer at the Age Fifteen. Shouldn’t We Be Concerned?

May 18, 2012

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    We don’t need no education Lots of hazards in the classroom!! -Pink Floyd   Years ago this song was banned in the US where the youth were revolting against the stringent and authoritative dictates of teachers and the stifling atmosphere in classrooms. The rejection of teachers and this kind of teaching had the […]

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Speak Up for Human Rights! The Documentary

May 18, 2012

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  The aims of the project: After corresponding with the Initiative Middle and Eastern Europe  for the Speak Up for Human Rights! New Media! campaign, independent film makers Johannes Franke and Sebastion Hasse decided to form a documentary team to follow the project. The documentary follows a human rights seminar uniting 30 young adults from […]

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One Day Unannounced

April 10, 2012

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By: Urmila Chanam I have lived, studied and worked in several towns and cities in my country and trust me, I have been to almost every corner of India. It’s interesting to see the variation in the way people look, dress, eat, live, marry, differ, hold their perspective regarding life in general and towards other […]

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When the Rights to Freedom of Opinion and Expression Are Subject to Restrictions: Government Proposes New Bill

April 8, 2012

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By: Yossa Immaculate Daisy-Uganda Article 19 of the UDHR states that “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”. The ICCPR correspondingly reiterates the same in article 19 […]

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Human Rights Organizations Continue to Pressure the Turmenistan Government for Its Poor Human Rights Practices

April 8, 2012

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By: Anna Malinovskaya   Turkmenistan, a post-Soviet state in Central Asia, has appeared in the Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International news recently. Information on human rights in Turkmenistan is scarce, because the country is known to impose severe limits on international human rights monitoring. According to Amnesty International, the authorities have denied international non-governmental […]

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Hungary’s New Constitution and Media Laws Grossly Violate Human Rights

April 8, 2012

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By: Anna Malinovskaya A recent news report by Human Rights Watch calls attention to the critical political situation in Hungary and the resulting tensions between the state’s ruling party and a few European political bodies. According to HRW, Orbán’s ruling Fidesz party is “using its super-majority in the parliament, spent its two years in office […]

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