Human Right

A human right is a moral entitlement that is inherent to all human beings regardless of their race, gender, nationality, religion, or any other status. Human rights are based on the principle of respect for the inherent dignity of every person and are universally applicable to all people, regardless of where they live or what they believe. These rights include the right to life, liberty, and security of person; the right to education, health care, and an adequate standard of living; and the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and expression. Human rights are not privileges that can be granted or taken away by governments or other authorities, but rather are inherent to every person and must be protected by law.

Is China overlooking its neighbours' concern on rising human trafficking cases? – Mizzima
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Is China overlooking its neighbours' concern on rising human trafficking cases? – Mizzima

Mizzima/Shankar KumarIn China is a troublesome bugbear not only because of its avoidable territorial designs against its neighbours but also because of its human trafficking syndicates who lure away hundreds of people from Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand on the pretext of providing them decent jobs but force them to work in…

Tate rape allegations, text exchanges with women detailed in court document
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Tate rape allegations, text exchanges with women detailed in court document

Andrew Tate, the self-styled “king of toxic masculinity” who was arrested in Romania on allegations of running a human trafficking ring, is being investigated for two counts of rape, according to a court order obtained by The Washington Post, which also includes excerpts of extensive phone message conversations showing how Tate and his brother are…

The 28 million people trapped in human trafficking deserve action from Congress
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The 28 million people trapped in human trafficking deserve action from Congress

Neuroscience has confirmed what most of us already know — humans are terrible at understanding big numbers. This limitation likely contributed to challenges in how the American public perceived and grappled with COVID. Two neuroscientists explained it this way, “Numbers are a useful, clear and efficient way to summarize [harms], but … the brain simply…

Louisiana systematically keeping people incarcerated past their release date
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Louisiana systematically keeping people incarcerated past their release date

Watch our event with a brilliant panel of activists discussing forced prison labor. Louisiana, the U.S. state dubbed the “world’s prison capital”, has a deep-rooted forced prison labor problem. In addition to this human rights violation, it is the only jurisdiction in the U.S. that is known to systematically keep people incarcerated past their release…

Presentation on human trafficking in Adrian aims for prevention, awareness
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Presentation on human trafficking in Adrian aims for prevention, awareness

ADRIAN — The number of people who are involved in some form of human trafficking or are living within the confines of modern-day slavery are estimated to be 27.6 million — not counting the 22 million people who are living in forced marriage situations — according to information provided by Hope for Justice, an international…

Alabama Human Trafficking Summit brings awareness to modern-day slavery
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Alabama Human Trafficking Summit brings awareness to modern-day slavery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) – During the 9th annual Human Trafficking Summit, advocates are bringing awareness to the crime and sharing ways to support victims. A truck parked outside the Renaissance Hotel where the Summit was held is one of the ways the organization “Truckers Against Trafficking” is calling attention to what they say is modern…

Tesco faces lawsuit from low-paid factory workers sewing F&F jeans – Fashion United
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Tesco faces lawsuit from low-paid factory workers sewing F&F jeans – Fashion United

Tesco is facing a lawsuit over allegations that jeans from its F&F fashion range were made under forced labour conditions. The supermarket giant, which retails jeans for 16 pounds, is being sued by 130 former workers from VK Garment Factury, a Thailand-based apparel manufacturer. Allegations include working 99-hour weeks for less than 4 pounds per…

Indiana organizations host documentary on campus to promote human trafficking awareness
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Indiana organizations host documentary on campus to promote human trafficking awareness

The Southwest Indiana Regional Coalition Against Trafficking and the Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program hosted an event Tuesday featuring a documentary and a question panel to raise awareness for Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The film, “Shattered Dreams: Sex Trafficking in America,” was shown at the Mitchell Auditorium in the Health Professions Center. “Human trafficking is…

Pennsylvania Courts Host Webinar on Human Trafficking and the Court: The Survivor's Perspective
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Pennsylvania Courts Host Webinar on Human Trafficking and the Court: The Survivor's Perspective

In recognition of January’s National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Pennsylvania Courts hosted a free, virtual panel with survivors of human trafficking in Pa to discuss how victims and survivors interact with the court; connections with domestic violence, trauma and substance use; and victim-centered approaches to address human trafficking. Human trafficking, which includes…

Spain debates sex work law that will increase risk of exploitation
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Spain debates sex work law that will increase risk of exploitation

A dangerous new law to criminalize sex work is currently being debated in the Spanish parliament. The proposed legislation seeks to criminalize the buyers of sexual services, commonly known as the Nordic Model. But evidence from countries where this framework is already in place suggest that this leaves sex workers more vulnerable to exploitation, violence…