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#panorama on my way to training independent advocates to use #humanrights this morning I attempted to gather some reflections on using #humanrights as our framework for responding to mass abuse and mass institutions
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Thanks to @NDTicentral for asking me to blog, you can find it below, I'm cheekily reproducing and adding in some further thoughts...
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The moral outrage at last night’s #Panorama programme on Whorlton Hall is clear and justified. Language always matters, but especially now. /3
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The long-awaited @Alston_UNSR report is finally out. srpoverty.org/country-visits… A strongly evidenced evisceration of the UK's recent record on #poverty covering the disastrous #humanrights impacts of welfare reform & cuts to social protection, w/ a particular focus on #childpoverty
@Alston_UNSR Other issues addressed by @alston_UNSR incl food security, the gendered nature of poverty, privatisation & serious shortcomings in the way that poverty is measured in the UK. Several key recomms echo those of other #UN #HumanRights bodies to the Uk, incl #CRC & #CESCR Committees
@Alston_UNSR Will lessons be learnt in order to address the 'systematic', 'stark' and 'ideological' erosion of the social safety net ? It was depressingly unsurprising to hear the government's trenchant response to the report as 'barely believable' and of apparent plans to complain to the UN
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India (Bhārat), aka Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya) constitutes a mosaic of paradoxes and contradictions starting with the existence of gigantic socio-economic disparities which are in sharp contrast with the spectacular technological development in most productive sectors.
Such contradictions reflect significant measurement discrepancies which, in India's case, could be on the order of hundreds of millions of people.
Furthermore, there is the problem of Islamic terrorists, who are trained abroad and find easy fuel in the contradictions within it.
Finally, there’s agriculture which, by some estimates, accounts for 90% of India’s water consumption. Farmers meet irrigation demands by indiscriminately extracting groundwater, which some say accounts for a quarter of the world’s groundwater usage.
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Following the appointment of the criminal #Raisi as head of Judiciary,#Iran sentences a political prisoner to death for supporting the #MEK @IranHRM iran-hrm.com/index.php/2019… #HumanRights @AmnestyIran @mbachelet @JavaidRehman #1988Massacre @USAdarFarsi
It's time to speak out against the inhumane treatment of the #MEK supporters &activists, the principal opposition to the religious fascism ruling #Iran. Silence about these clear cases of #HumanRightsViolations will only embolden the mullahs to do more.@AmnestyIran @UNHumanRights
On April24, Director General of the intelligence in East Azarbaijan gave the figure of 110arrests &encounter W/#MEK in the province in 2018. regrettably no words of condemnation from @AmnestyIran @UNHumanRights @JavaidRehman #HumanRights @USAdarFarsi mek-iran.com/2019/04/25/tsa… #Iran
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1 to 24 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019
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Today San Francisco banned facial recognition technology. It will not be allowed to be used by local agencies, like the transport authority, or law enforcement.

Britain needs a serious debate about #AI #tech #humanrights #discrimination. Instead, we’re still talking Brexit.
Here’s a piece on that ban: San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition #AI #tech #humanrights #discrimination bbc.com/news/technolog…
Meanwhile @geoffwhite247 reports on 3 missed opportunities to assess the dangers of BAME people being falsely identified & facing questioning because police have failed to test how well their systems deal with non-white faces. #AI #discrimination bbc.com/news/technolog…
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1 to 24 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019
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*Thread* Was at a husting today AND when I highlighted the actual #waitinglist statistics for access to #healthcare #consultants and lack of #frontlinestaff #nurses & #GPs a sitting MEP & member of one our main political parties aimed to DISMISS the data... 1/
The data I presented was not compiled by me but by many prestigious organisations who represent #nurses #doctors #midwives #consultants #pharmacists #paramedics #carers #physios #OTs (tag anyone you wish here) 2/
The response I (and the audience got) was along the lines of “with technology data can be wrong” and “people don’t turn up to appointments”. I had no hestitation in finding an example and explained just how bloody difficult it can be for the #elderly to attend clinics... 3/
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1 to 8. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world
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9. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world
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1 to 24 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019
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7. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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By @telesurenglish
#FromTheSouth |🇻🇪has officially ceased to be a member of the Organization of American States. Following years of attacks by the regional body against 🇻🇪's sovereignty & democratically elected government. #HandsOffVenezuela #OEAPalCarajo bit.ly/2IWtSvr
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Is Google helping the US government enforce sanctions? bit.ly/2LhWe6e
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An exceedingly fair, even-handed interview with #Assange’s father, #JohnShipton. Lest we forget: the @WikiLeaks founder, in #WikiLeaks’ early years, declared that Communist “#China is our real enemy.” Does new editor @KHrafnsson agree? #GreatFirewall

See: reuters.com/article/us-bri…
… while @KHrafnsson’s @WikiLeaks dithers — perhaps petrified of upsetting #Ecuador, a client state of #China (#Ecu911/#SENAIN, #Sinohydro) — @Bellingcat‘s taking the lead, going after #Beijing’s assault on #ReligionFreedom & its #HumanRights atrocities.
… if #WikiLeaks were to suddenly return to its roots and again go hard after #China, how might #Australia’s @DFAT & #America’s @StateDept respond? Might #Vishnugupta’s ancient wisdom from “Arthashastra: Book VI“ still hold true?

“The enemy of my enemy… ???”
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Delighted to be in New York for the launch of #Trialwatch with brilliant @BarHumanRights colleagues @stephencragg1 & @SamuelZimran. BHRC conducts independent trial monitoring across many countries & we value the spotlight brought by trial observations.

Do say hi if you are here!
After a touch of stardust, the #Trialwatch panel has kicked off with a heavyweight #JournalismShouldNotBeACrime panel @MFFahmy11 @cdeloire @jrezaian @JameelJaffer @mariaressa chaired by Helena Kennedy QC. Chilling to hear experiences of journalists imprisoned. Why are they there?
As @MFFahmy11 talks about watching the world from the cage in the Egyptian courtroom, wondering whether the world is watching, a reminder why trial monitoring is so important. @BarHumanRights has monitored trials in Egypt and has raised concerns too on #fairtrials #cages.
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🚨#Iran
NON to #Zarif
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Presence of Zarif, foreign minister of a dictatorial-terrorist government,at a ceremony to celebrate "the International Day of Multilateralism & Diplomacy for Peace" is a mockery of all #HumanRights values.
#Ban_Zarif @UNHumanRights @SecPompeo
🚨#Iran
NON to #Zarif
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Iran ian Minister of #MOIS: “Over the past year, we have confronted 116 Resistance Units affiliated with (#MEK\#PMOI)
This is while Zarif, the minister of this criminal rule, attends a #Humanrights summit in @UNHumanRights
shame!
#Ban_Zarif @SecPompeo
🚨#Iran
NON to #Zarif
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#Humanrights abuses are routine in #Iran.
The Iranian Regime is trying to hide of the #IranFloods damage, so as to control the Anti_government Protest announced 24 people of Relief Workers had been arrested in Flood-Hit Areas.
#Zarifisaliar @SecPompeo
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In 2015, communities of Hippo Pool, Kakosa, Shimulala & Hellen in Zambia's #CopperBelt, accused Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a subsidiary of UK multi-national, Vedanta, of poisoning their water sources, saying their rivers had become "rivers of acid"
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According to the communities, KCM had been spilling Sulphuric acid other toxic chemicals into the water sources. In May 2018, police in Tamil Nadu, India, killed 13 ppl who were protesting similar environmental abuse by a Vedanta-owned smelting plant
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So, in Zambia, the community elected to sue, not before Zambian courts but in London, where Vedanta has its HQ. The company cynically argued the case shd be heard in Zambia (where it can manipulate the courts). The villagers didn't trust their own courts
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