Human Rights Watch expresses concern over Kyrgyzstan journalist expelled to Russia

Human Rights Watch (HRW) Friday expressed concern over Kyrgyzstan Journalist Bolot Temirov who is expelled from Kyrgyzstan. Bolot Temirov, director of Temirov Live, an independent online outlet, was born in Kyrgyzstan; however, he used a Soviet passport until he started using a Russian passport after 2001. Temirov received a Kyrgyz passport in 2008, however the same was annulled in… Read More »

Law Society of England and Wales: Iran must respect human rights of lawyers

The Law Society of England and Wales Tuesday called for Iranian authorities to comply with international legal obligations to respect fundamental human rights. The call by the largest governing body of UK solicitors comes in the midst of increased arrests and arbitrary detentions of lawyers in Iran over the nationwide Mahsa Amini protests. This is the second time the Law… Read More »

US Department of Labor issues final rule allowing retirement plans to consider climate change in investment decisions

The US Department of Labor (DOL) Tuesday announced a final rule that allows Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plan fiduciaries to consider climate change and other social and governance factors when they select retirement investments and exercise shareholder rights.The final rule is “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights.” In response to the new… Read More »

HRW condemns executions in Philippines for violating ‘most basic standards of fairness’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) Monday condemned the execution of three civilians by the Communist New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines. The executions occurred in the province of Negros Occidental in the Philippines during August following a series of allegedly unfair trials.

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