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We’re very pleased to share our new #HousingRightsInPractice report. This shares lessons learned from four years working with local people in Leith to use #HumanRights to tackle poor housing [1/7]

Read the full report at…
Using a model first developed by @PPR_Org in Belfast, #HousingRightsInPractice supported local people to secure improvements in their housing by advocating for their #RightToHousing and other #HumanRights. [2/7] Quote attributed to UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: “The right to housing should be seen as the right to live somewhere in security, peace <br />
and dignity.”
The report shows how the project had a positive impact on key aspects of people’s #RightToHousing - and their other #HumanRights too. #HousingRightsInPractice [3/7] Quote attributed to Leith resident and project participant: “What I have learned is massive, and it’s not just about housing. If you have an adequate house it reduces your fuel poverty, which means you are not starving or cold, which impacts on health in a positive way.”
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NCRI-US Briefing today: Vulnerable Regime Dials Up Domestic Suppression, External Aggression․

@A_Jafarzadeh: Terrified of looming uprisings, the religious fascism finds no option but to resort to intimidation, suppression & increased aggression․ #Iran
NCRI-US Briefing: Vulnerable Regime Dials Up Domestic Suppression, External Aggression

@A_Jafarzadeh welcomed the May 10 statement released by Morgan Ortagus, the State Dept spokesperson, calling for the release of 2 award-winning college students arrested by the regime in #Iran
NCRI-US Briefing, 5/13/20: The #Iran's regime launched a military satellite. It also continues dangerous provocations against international shipping in the Persian Gulf. The #IRGC-affiliated and black-listed Mahan Air continues to fly to Venezuela.
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K IDK why that didn't work. A ***Thread*** about the Genocide taking place in our prisons and detention centers.

We have no eyes in many of these places. Many of these individuals have committed no crimes. This is unconscionable
More stories. They're the same across the nation.

It should be added that we have outbreaks in Juvenile detention facilities as well. So children, whether they are the innocents in ICE centers or those who have found themselves
in trouble for one reason or another are facing a deadly virus with no healthcare, or sub-standard healthcare without the comfort of even family, are being killed now in mass by the US Government under Donald Trump.

This cannot be allowed to continue.
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"The sooner #China was included into the international community, the earlier it would learn to play along with international norms, the argument went. But, China’s current measures indicate otherwise. International norms are the ones being played."…
"China’s attempts to make the @UN a tool for achieving its hegemonic ambition would erode the institution’s trustworthiness from within and render international cooperation parochial."
"China’s approach to international cooperation would defeat the UN’s purpose to settle distributional conflicts since, very soon, other stakeholders would realize that cooperation is a cloak for advancing China’s national interests."
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The fight against #COVID19 is a global fight, requiring solidarity and a focus on the #HumanRights of all people everywhere.

Together we must preserve the rights of all & leave no one behind.

Public health emergencies like #COVID19 can lead to discrimination with negative physical & #mentalhealth consequences.

We must protect #humanrights:
✅ensure accurate information
✅address stigmatizing behaviour
✅support those faced by stigma

Restrictive measures to control #COVID19 should only be used when there is a clear public health rationale. When that need has passed, restrictions must be lifted without delay. Not doing so violates #HumanRights & undermines public health objectives.

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@Facebook this is your shit bro <<< disgusting #facebook #coronavirus #madness Image
@Facebook #HumanRights >>> #facebook #coronavirus <<< wat this shit bro ?!? Image
@Twitter u technically wrong Image
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1. Nothing to see here. Adoption & Children (Coronavirus) Regs 2020 quietly came into force on Friday.
Some of the most vulnerable children will have basic safeguards diminished. Compatibility with #humanrights #ECHR or #UNCRC is doubtful.
Little or no consultation or debate.
2. Many changes appear to be politically motivated under guise of COVID 19. Failed to get through Parliament in previous years. Said to be interim until September but expiry can be revoked.
3. The law would normally require local authorities to visit children in care one week after they started living in a placement and then every six weeks.  This basic protection for children in care is removed and local authorities can instead make up the visit with a phone call.
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1- Meanwhile in France: an investigation was opened after cops were caught allegedly making racist comments during an arrest.…
2- in a video video filmed by bystanders you can see the police with a suspect who they have just arrested after pulling him out of the river (the suspect apparently jumped to escape cops).
3- Officers are heard to call the suspect a "bicot" (a very racist name referring to North Africans) before one of them added that they "should have put a ball and chain on his foot". The thing is: police violence in France against POC isn't new.
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Dearest colleagues, friends, public (anyone who wants to know), I’m going to tell you about an urban family doctor’s job before & during #COVID19 Here’s my story as told in 16 tweets (1/17): #medtwitter #onpoli @ontarionurses @OntariosDoctors @OntarioCollege
I take care of 1400 patients in @ottawacity in a #patientcentredcare clinic with a rainbow flag and the words “Common Ground.” I have many #LGBTQ patients, and also #Indigenous patients and #mentalhealth and many who live with physical/cognitive disabilities. (2/17) @CBCOttawa
Before the pandemic, I’d start at 9am with #Pediatrics, immunizations, answering questions, addressing parental #depression and #anxiety. Then I’d see other patients with infections, injuries, #diabetes, chronic illnesses. My clinics ended at 6pm, then paperwork. 5 days/wk (3/17)
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#Thread to share and spread what i find most concerning from the Submission to the #UK #APPG on #HongKong for its inquiry into violations of #HR and humanitarian principles by the #HKPF. Published by @HK_CRO, est. 2014 they work to protect and promote civil and political rights/2
in #HongKong, with a focus on #Police abuse of powers. The 4 pillars of their work are: #humanrights education, police power monitoring, policy advocacy, and emergency #hr support. #StandWithHongKong 🇩🇪❤️🇭🇰 /3
The Submission is based on the testimonies of providers of humanitarian aid gathered from individual interviews conducted by #CRO as well as media reports. All the 10 incidents there happened in or after June 2019 in #HongKong. /4
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As a lifelong #NUFC fan whose job at @amnesty includes the link between sport and #humanrights, I thought I’d share a few thoughts about the impending Saudi takeover of my club. Mixing the personal and professional rarely works, but here goes… #NUFCTakeover
First, any fan can tell you that a large part of their soul aches for change at #NUFC. I first went to St James’ Pk when I was 7, grew up going to matches in the Keegan era, & revelled in Sir Bobby. I desperately miss Asprilla v Barcelona, Albert v Man U or Griffin v Juve.
The Ashley years have been grim. It’s not just the relegations, the underinvestment, or hiring Joe Kinnear twice. It’s the treatment of Keegan & Gutierrez. The surrender of hope & joy. Becoming a Sports Direct commodity. The feeling our club is grubby and we don’t mean anything.
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No mandatory vaccines for US Citizens,
No mandatory microchipping,
No mass surveillance,
under any circumstances

✍️ Sign the petition:…

#WeThePeople #Freedom #HumanRights #CivilLiberties Image
In 1999 the CDC, NIH, FDA all knew that kids who received the HepB #vaccines at day 1 of live had an increased risk of 1135% to get #Autism. Watch the deception unfold...

Interview w/ Robert Kennedy Jr & @delbigtree:

Charge Chinese Communist Party government and WHO leadership with a Holocaust in an International Tribunal

✍️ Sign the petition:…

A full investigation of #WHO in an international tribunal is necessary. Please RT!

#WeThePeople Image
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Alarming news from Hong Kong. Leading human rights barrister, & former member of Hong Kong Legislative Council, has been arrested.

Last year she won the IBA award for outstanding contribution to human fights. Hong Kong’s democracy and rule of law is teetering on the brink.
Aargh. “human rights”. iPhone autocorrect, too early to spot it.
The news is alarming, not least because it targets lawyers & former legislators, a generation of pro-democracy activists who campaigned for democracy & rule of law in Hong Kong long before the Umbrella Movement began.

The timing of this, as the world is consumed with Covid...
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#BREAKING #HongKong: Several pro-democracy activists are just arrested, including @hka8964 chairman Lee Cheuk Yan, @chrf_hk leaders Jimmy Sham & Figo Chan, ex MP Leung Kwok Hung and LSD chairman Raphael Wong. Sources reveal that it's related to rallies on 8/18 & 10/1 last yr.
#UPDATE #HongKong: Lee Cheuk Yan is accused of organizing illegal assemblies on 8/18 & 10/1 last year. @hka8964 secretary Richard Choi was just arrested as well. @hkpoliceforce also took the clothes they wore during the rallies away.
#HongKong mass arrest update: The list is getting longer and longer. At least 13 prominent pro-democracy figures were under arrest this morning. Not the first time for quite a number of them. #HongKongProtests
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'The Comprehensive Timeline of China’s🦠COVID-19 Lies'

📢Excellent eyeopening read!
RETWEET🇺🇸 #AWAKENING 2 deviousness #CCPVirus #ChinaMustExplain
@POTUS @VP @parscale @GOP @T_S_P_O_O_K_Y @njc0217
@CCTTruthChannel @ReElect20…
🎲 Crap shoot What the Hell?

UPDATE: US @NIH Awarded Wuhan Lab that Studied Bat #Coronavirus a 🤮$3.7 Million US Grant -- AFTER WARNINGS ABOUT THEIR RISKY TESTS!

Disgusting stuff = RETWEET
Was @BillGates the handler?…
🔍TIMELINE: The Early Days of #ChinaCoronavirus outbreak & Cover-Up🎏 RT

*If #CCPchina had acted 3wks earlier🦠virus cases could've been reduced📉 95% geographic spread!🔎
#ChinaMustPay #BioTerrorism
*(Many news source)…
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◼️◻️ After the International call to protect the rights of prosecuted #Catalan civic and political leaders, #Spain is positioning agents in @UN and @EUroparl_en decision-making boards, directly putting in danger the protection of human rights.


◼️◻️ Another new member of the @UN #HumanRights committee is #China, recently tarnished by the #Uyghur concentration camps scandal. Digital gag laws, political persecution and police abuses are also in #Spain's track record.

◼️◻️ In 2017, @UN experts Annalisa Ciampi, @leilanifarha, @Alfreddezayas & José A. Guevara, urged #Spain to stop police violence against #Catalan #indyref voters, while @davidakaye advised not to persecute political figures.

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Our rich tributes to #BharatRatna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on #AmbedkarJayanti today. We are sharing a series of articles from this month's #Yojana journal focused on the #Constitution of #India.
Read the article on 'Drafting of the #Constitution of #India' by @Chandigarh_uni VC Dr RS Bawa, published in the April issue of #Yojana, a #development monthly. #ambedkarjayanti
The #Constitution of #India is built on certain fundamental values to ensure fairness and justice for all. 'Balancing Fundamental Rights and Duties' is a detailed piece in #Yojana written by Dr Ranbir Singh, Founder VC, National Law University, #Delhi. #ambedkarjayanti
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In 1999 the CDC, NIH, FDA all knew that children who received the HepB #vaccines at day 1 of live had an increased risk of 1135% to get #autism over children who waited 60 days. Watch the deception unfold...
Stop #ID2020. Investigate #BilGates assets, stocks, and companies.

Sign the petition:… Image
We Call For Investigations Into The "Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation" For Medical Malpractice & Crimes Against Humanity

Sign the petition:… Image
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Stop paying (mostly) women, tell them to continue working in a crisis (significant emotional labour & mental load, care work & educational expertise) for free. It's never "free". Carrying the mental load, emotional labour & performing care - costs - paid or not. #abed #ableg 1/
The assumption that (mostly) women, should do any care work because it's the *right* think to do, adds to the 2nd & 3rd shift, gender wage gap & makes the work invisible. It literally "doesn't count" - except that if you don't do it you are a "cruel" "selfish" woman. 2/ #ableg
Imagine telling oil field workers they should work for "free" because prices have tanked, we're in crisis, "need" oil, but can't pay them. Ludicrous? It is - but for some reason it's totally reasonable to suggest this for care work performed by (mostly) women. 3/ #ableg
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To fully appreciate dangers of Orban’s #DictatorshipBill (soon to be Act) and misleading nature of this op-ed, one must analyse law in light of Orban’s record when it comes to (annihilating) #democracy #ruleoflaw #humanrights which of course @JuditVarga_EU fails to do
1/ Preliminary point: @JuditVarga_EU’s latest op-ed is not of course 1st time Hungarian Minister of Justice deliberately aims to mislead about her government’s record. See e.g. this analysis co-authored with @alemannoEU
& @rdanielkelemen…
@JuditVarga_EU @alemannoEU @rdanielkelemen 2/ So let’s examine record of Orban’s regime, shall we?

Only EU member state mentioned in list of countries having experienced most democratic declines in freedom *in the world* in *past 10 years*: you guess it Hungary…
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1⃣The tragedy of #Coronavirus spread in #Iran's prisons
The Iranian regime angered the prisoners by disagreeing with the release of prisoners.
5 Iranian jail riots in recent weeks, with hundreds escaping jail so far
#Covid_19 epidemic has arguably provided #Iran's regime authorities with an opportunity to ramp up this practice, thereby killing off political prisoners or at least severely impairing their health
#Coronavirus in #Iran'ian prisons

Reports indicate a riot by inmates of "Adel Abad Prison" in Shiraz

and some of them managed to escape. Some local sources report hearing gunshots from prison

Security forces have besieged the prison.
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