U.S. Midterm Elections 2018: Voting Rights Under Attack

In a 2013 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States gave states more power to implement election laws without clearance from the federal government. Since then, several states have enacted voting restrictions that disproportionally affect racial minorities, women, youth, seniors, and those with disabilities. Today, … Continue readingU.S. Midterm Elections 2018: Voting Rights Under Attack

Statement by UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore

Annual panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples Statement by UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore 39th Session of the Human Rights Council 19 September 2018 Excellencies, Friends, colleagues, It is an honor to join the distinguished panellists for the purpose … Continue readingStatement by UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore

Nicaragua expels UN human rights investigators

This week the Ortega government announced it will expel the UN human rights office from the country in response to the agency’s highly critical report about the state-perpetrated violence and disregard for human rights. The report addresses the reprisals employed by state authorities against anti-government protesters. “Repression … Continue readingNicaragua expels UN human rights investigators

Landmark win for First Nations in dispute over Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline

The expansion of the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline halts, as the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal ruled unanimously on Thursday that Justin Trudeau’s government failed to adequately address environmental concerns and consult with First Nation peoples. While the Prime Minister has often portrayed his attitude as … Continue readingLandmark win for First Nations in dispute over Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline

Generations are trapped in a cycle of poverty, World Bank’s report on education concludes

The overall economic mobility across the world has stalled for the last 30 years, and generations of people are “trapped in a cycle of poverty determined by their circumstance at birth,” says World Bank’s report “Fair Progress?” on global economic mobility through access to education. … Continue readingGenerations are trapped in a cycle of poverty, World Bank’s report on education concludes