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Priti Patel's immigration clampdowns part of a global 2022 wave of authoritarianism, claim campaigners #NationalityandBordersBill' inews.co.uk/news/world/pri…
'Yasmine Ahmed, UK director of Human Rights Watch, told i that one of the most concerning trends the world is seeing is the rise of oppressive regimes and right-wing populism. She pointed to the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, sabotaging public health measures in his country
.. aimed at curbing the spread of Covid, as well as the brutal military junta in Myanmar, which has arbitrarily arrested and detained several thousand people who protested after the February coup.'
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Let's say Scummo listens to Barnaby and decides to help Julian. How does that work? He calls Boris and sets up a photo op? Or Priti Patel quietly steps in, media don't make a fuss... ? I dunno. Do any of these bastards even want to take credit for ending this farce? #FreeASSANGE
No way AUS & UK would dare do anything without advising USA first. Biden just had the perfect opportunity to walk away, with his #DemocracySummit & #HumanRightsDay coinciding with the last court session. He's locked in. So how does this end?
What if they transfer Julian out of prison to a hospital for post-stroke checks. Docs recommend he doesn't return to prison conditions. Patel agrees to drop extradition to USA - only as "a humanitarian gesture" of course - then Scummo lets him come home. Works well for everyone?
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From the start, the EU has been BLOCKING wider vaccine production globally by obstructing the #TRIPSwaiver, a proposal to temporarily waive some intellectual property rules on vaccines & other health products. This:

⚕️ goes against expert advice, and

☠️ prolongs the pandemic
"Scientists know that this cycle will prolong the pandemic — but world leaders are still failing to choose the fastest path out."

We need the #TRIPSwaiver for a #PeoplesVaccine.

Editorial in the science journal @nature: nature.com/articles/d4158…
Only 46% of the world is fully vaccinated.

In many countries, it's less than 10%.

BILLIONS of people have not even had one dose yet.

👉 The top reason is the vaccine shortage caused by the EU, UK & others blocking wider vaccine production globally.

nytimes.com/interactive/20…
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We've been sounding the alarm for years: "they're coming for the Human Rights Act".
They're now here 👇
2. Through scholarly analysis and law-in-action evidence, human rights scholars and commentators have shown what the HRA has done for the UK (and warned about this day) 👇
@conorgearty @colmocinneide @LioraLazarus @davidallengreen @AdamWagner1 @dzehtsiarou @JoshuaRozenberg ...
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Today on #HumanRightsDay, I'm thinking of former #Guantanamo prisoner Nizar Sassi who said, "if you want a definition of this place, you don't have the right to have rights." (Find the rest of my thoughts in the thread below.)
I'm also thinking about how, despite commemorating a day meant to celebrate universal human rights, that many in the global majority are denied these rights, with some outright expelled from the global community on the basis of being undeserving.
I'm thinking about the Palestinian people, the Sudanese people, and everywhere else across the globe where people are rising up against state violence and repression. I'm thinking of those who take their rights whether or note the state decides to bestow rights upon them.
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Today on #HumanRightsDay, I'm thinking of former #Guantanamo prisoner Nizar Sassi who said, "if you want a definition of this place, you don't have the right to have rights." (Find the rest of my thoughts in the thread below.)
I'm also thinking about how, despite commemorating a day meant to celebrate universal human rights, that many in the global majority are denied these rights, with some outright expelled from the global community on the basis of being undeserving.
I'm thinking about the Palestinian people, the Sudanese people, and everywhere else across the globe where people are rising up against state violence and repression. I'm thinking of those who take their rights whether or note the state decides to bestow rights upon them.
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"At the heart of this project is consultation". At our #HumanRightsDay event today, Mandy from @Warrspeakup spoke about the importance of participation
➡️
"For the 20 self advocates who are currently involved it's really making a difference in their lives" @Warrspeakup
📢 "Human rights are the basic rights that belong to all of us, simply because we're human" @Ulgrid from @together_sacr
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[THREAD]: Human Rights Day 2021

"We have to make weaker-stronger and remove barriers in the path to achieving a harmonious society."

NHRC, India Chairperson, Justice Arun Mishra's speech on the occasion of Human Rights Day

#HumanRightsDay @India_NHRC Image
Justice Mishra (Retd): India is the largest vibrant democracy globally, having unity in diverse religions, cultures, faiths and languages. The disparity in political, socioeconomic conditions of the nations and people call for different solutions.

#HumanRightsDay @India_NHRC Image
Justice Mishra: Equality is the essence of human rights.

"We have to provide protective discrimination by providing compensatory justice to those who have suffered injustice and violation of their human rights."

#HumanRightsDay @India_NHRC
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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2021

🧵 adding to throughout the day

There will a shed load of content from @BIHRhumanrights all day

In thus hostile environment we're taking back the agenda, we're sharing
#WhyOurHumanRightsActMatters not just to us but to everyone across the UK ⬇️

1/?
2/ first up, this morning 159 CEOs & leaders of 159 civil society groups spanning vast interests & geographies across the UK have written to the PM explaining why our Human Rights Act Matters and why we need political leaders to safeguard our rights & democratic accountability Image
3/ Human Rights Day Civil Society Letter to the Prime Minister & Political Leaders (video) #WhyOurHumanRightsActMatters
to us all

#HumanRightsDay
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On this #HumanRightsDay, I am exposing #AbleistAIIMS, their highly ableist culture & shocking plagiarised report. The genesis is my RTI exposing how AIIMS deliberately denied #DocsWithDisabilities postgrad seats in AIIMS for the last eight exams whereas JIPMER, PGI embraced. 1/ RTI filed by Dr Singh and subsequent media report https://ti
Dr Sanjay Wadhwa (PMR) & his same team of controversial non-disabled members framed guidelines for #DocsWithDisabilities in PG at AIIMS, Delhi. I wonder if this is the most ableist document ever published in the history of #MedEd in India? #AbleistAIIMS
aiimsexams.ac.in/pdf/Final_PWBD… 2/
Wadhwa Committee’s terribly framed report w/ ableist language self-proclaims, “What is proposed by Experts here is quite unique, perhaps revolutionary, w/ far-reaching consequences.” Yes, 30% of this report is plagiarised w/ negative portion carefully chosen to blame disabled 3/
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VP @lenirobredo on #HumanRightsDay
 
As we celebrate #HumanRights 2021 , we are reminded of our common humanity— that regardless of race, color, religion, gender, we are a single human family, bound by a shared commitment to build a better and fairer world for all. Image
2/ We can accomplish this by relentlessly standing up for our rights, & the rights of others, at every opportunity. It also calls for empathy and fellowship, put into practice by the work of looping those in the margins into the cycle of progress and empowerment.#HumanRightsDay
3/ It requires embracing solidarity, and the conviction that an injustice committed against a fellow human person is an injustice committed against us all.#HumanRightsDay
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Many have asked me for copies of the judgment for Pal v UK 2021. The UK government lost on Article 10. Here they are

1. Permission judgment
bailii.org/eu/cases/ECHR/…

2. Final judgment
https://t.co/WN38QCytP3

#HumanRightsDay
#HumanRights
#HumanRightsDay2021
#FreedomOfSpeech
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We cannot celebrate #HumanRightsDay and not reflect on the ANC's violation of the rights of citizens to healthcare and protection through a #VaccineNow.

"We have just launched a vaccination tracker to monitor SA’s vaccine rollout on vaccinenow.co.za." - @jsteenhuisen 🇿🇦
@jsteenhuisen South Africans have been forced to forfeit right after right as government’s failure to respond to the pandemic in a meaningful, scientific way opened the door for petty authoritarianism and even brutality. #VaccineNow

da.org.za/2021/03/govern…
@jsteenhuisen The biggest violation of the human rights of South Africans has been government’s failure to procure Covid-19 vaccines, and its failure to put in place a rollout plan for when it might one day purchase meaningful amounts of the vaccine. #VaccineNow
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His father was so devoted to Iran’s revolution that he named his son after the regime's founder: Rouhollah. The son turned against the system & leaked the regime’s secrets on SM. He was lured to Iraq from Paris, kidnapped by the IRGC, & today, he was executed. #HumanRightsDay
#RouhollahZam left behind two daughters. He did not have access to a fair trial & forced to confess on state TV, but even then, he defended ppl’s fight against a brutal regime that just in the past 2 years has killed 100s of protesters & dissidents. No accountability! No shame!
With each execution, the Islamic Republic sends a message to its opponents & the world that it can neither change nor tolerate dissent & that it does not fear bloodshed for its survival. This approach has increased the scope of resistance/dissatisfaction instead.
#RouhollahZam
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They said he was a violent man:

IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT ISN'T TRUE.

They said WikiLeaks revelations caused deaths:

IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT ISN'T TRUE.

They said he helped a whistleblower hack United States servers:

THAT ALSO IS NOT TRUE.

#WeAreAllAssange🎗 #HumanRightsDay
Yet they have spent 10 years torturing him and inventing lies about him. And now still imprisoned in a High Security prison in London UK, freezing in solitary confinement, surrounded by people infected by covid (...)

#WeAreAllAssange🎗 #HumanRightsDay
(...) waiting to be extradited to another High Security prison and appear before a court and judge in the states with a 100% conviction rate. So he will essentially disappear and die there.

#WeAreAllAssange🎗 #HumanRightsDay
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Meet Mohammed al-Masari. He’s a former physics professor and leading critic of the Saudi Arabian royal family. In 1996 he fled to the UK and sought asylum. The Saudis demanded that the British should expel him. 1/ Image
This presented the then Tory government with the opportunity to show how much it cared for human rights, an opportunity which, obviously, it flunked. 2/
Now clearly Dr al-Masari would be tortured or killed if sent back, so how could the government placate the furious Saudis w/out breaking the law? They decided to send him to Dominica, in the Caribbean.
They offered the Dominicans large amounts in aid – so it’s widely assumed. 3/
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THREAD

1)
Iran, with the highest executions per capita, has detainees flogged, sexually abused & given electric shocks in gruesome crackdown following Nov 2019 protests.
-Death sentences issued based on torture-tainted “confessions”

#Iran
#HumanRightsDay
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Widespread torture including beatings, floggings, electric shocks, stress positions, mock executions, waterboarding, sexual violence, forced administration of chemical substances, and deprivation of medical care
amnesty.org/en/latest/news…
3)
#Iran’s police, security, intel, prison & judiciary officials committed shocking rights violations against those detained & linked to the Nov 2019 protests

-arbitrary detention
-enforced disappearance
-torture & other ill-treatment

#HumanRightsDay
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💥NEW: US Sanctions Serious Human Rights Abusers in Russia, including Chechnya's Ramzan Kadyrov & paramilitary Kadyrovtsy, implicated in the assassination of Boris Nemtsov & killings, abductions of LGBT activists & journalists home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel… #HumanRightsDay #MagnitskyAct
Today's new US #MagnitskyAct #sanctions on Kadyrov & paramilitary Kadyrovtsy also designate 6 companies registered in #Russia that "continue to provide Kadyrov pride and significant profit" and 5 individuals prominent in Kadyrov's network. #HumanRights #HumanRightsDay
So hard to read this as Trump+GOP damage democracy & society: "Human rights abuse & corruption undermine the values that form an essential foundation of stable, secure, & functioning societies…weaken democratic institutions; degrade the rule of law; perpetuate violent conflicts"
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I'm so proud of the @EachOtherUk team for producing their first full length (45 min) documentary on a vital human rights issue: school exclusions.

Exclusions raise profound human rights issues, little talked about

Watch Exclusion now & spread the word:
A project which gets to the heart of what @EachOtherUk is doing, great for #HumanRightsDay:
- Foregrounds voices of those whose human rights are affected (the entire 45 mins is young people's voices)
- Engages with wider human rights values & campaigns
Huge props to @sarahwishart @jack_satchell and the team
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1)European foreign ministers met Monday and agreed to establish a European Magnitsky Act, designed to sanction serious #HumanHights abuses. euronews.com/2020/12/08/eu-…
#HumanRightsDay #FreeIran2020
2)The high representative of the #EU for Foreign Affairs and Security welcomed the decision as a landmark agreement, allowing the EU to target serious #HumanRights abuses &violations worldwide. Here are some valid questions:

#HumanRightsDay
3) In light of the recently published letter by7 #UN especial rapporteurs, who have detailed their valid concerns about #CrimesAgainstHumanity in the #1988massacre of political prisoners in #Iran &have demanded the Intl Community to investigate this, what will @eu_eeas do?
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Afghanistan remains a conflict zone despite the peace talks in Doha, while Kabul is cited as one of the most dangerous cities in the world.

This #HumanRightsDay is dedicated to the young men and women fighting for peace, and their #HumanRights
independent.co.uk/independentpre…
In honour of young Afghans fighting to establish #HumanRights in Afghanistan, I'd like to share some photos with you.

This is @BreshnaMusazai, known as Afghanistan's 'Malala', after she was shot three times by the Taliban. She is a Fulbright Scholarship finalist.
This is @KarimiSafia. She saw a man beheaded at close range when she was 17, and has just been awarded a scholarship to military school, so she can protect civilians in Afghanistan. #HumanRightsDay #HumanRights

Since turning 18, Safia goes sky diving at a centre in Chicago.
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It’s #HumanRightsDay
Please submit your evidence to the UK government about how lockdowns have impacted human rights here:

committees.parliament.uk/call-for-evide…
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