The Saudi Human Rights Commission welcomed the decision, and said: “This decision ensures that those who were once sentenced with floggings, will now receive fines or prison sentences instead.”
The Gambia and Somalia were up for praise during a recent address to the Human Rights Council: The Gambia in the wake of a freeze on death penalty and Somalia for government’s efforts to protect rights of citizens.
The HRC Rising campaign will accelerate progress in states from coast-to-coast, resist the politics of hate, fight anti-LGBTQ legislation, and fuel pro-equality candidates and initiatives.
The government wants the piety police to be less thuggish
In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights was passed unanimously in the House and Senate, and then swiftly signed into law by the president.
Cuba previously saw people attempting to leave the country as traitors or enemies of the revolution.
Elections that year led to a coalition government with a nonwhite majority, marking the official end of the apartheid system.
After deposing his father in 1970, Sultan Qaboos opened up the country, embarked on economic reforms, and followed a policy of modernization marked by increased spending on health, education and welfare. Slavery, once a cornerstone of the country’s trade and development, was outlawed in 1970.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.
The 1861 Emancipation Manifesto proclaimed the emancipation of the serfs on private estates and of the household serfs. By this edict more than 23 million people received their liberty.