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Iceland’s parliament has presented a bill that would require public and private businesses to prove they offer equal pay to employees, in what would be the first such requirement in the world.
Sri Lanka will not break with its violent past until it reckons with the cruel history of enforced disappearance and delivers justice to as many as 100,000 families who have spent years waiting for it, Amnesty International said today in a new report, revealing the enduring scars of a conflict that has been forgotten by the world.
A specialist team of counter-terrorism experts aimed at tackling extremism in prisons is being launched on Monday.
Yesterday marked the 10-year anniversary of when UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities was first adopted and Ireland remains the only European Union country that has failed to ratify it.
The government’s crackdown on meat shops in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has left many traders and butchers without much work and money. The BBC’s Vikas Pandey meets them in Allahabad city.
Water shortages, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene practices and disease outbreaks are posing an additional threat to severely malnourished children in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today.
When the new UK tax year begins on April 6, stand by for a severe attack on women’s welfare. Parents will no longer be able to claim tax credits for more than two children — unless they can prove that subsequent children were a consequence of rape or a coercive relationship. And while the whole change will hurt women the most, that exception was pushed through by statutory instrument without even a vote in parliament.
Judges are not critical enough when deciding whether or not to remand someone in custody during a police investigation, the Dutch human rights commission said on Monday.
There’s currently a lot in the news about «incidental» surveillance of American citizens, and even more confusion on what «incidental» means. During a hearing earlier this week on Russian interference in the recent presidential election, several members of the House Intelligence Committee questioned FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogerson whether existing national security surveillance authorities adequately protect Americans.
In the first in a series, Yale Environment 360 reports from Honduras where Berta Cáceres fought to protect native lands and paid for it with her life — one of hundreds of victims in this disturbing global trend. She was 44 years old. It was a cold-blooded political assassination.