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Wrecked Lives, Corporate Losses and Sluggish Growth: the Real Cost of Discrimination (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 12.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people doesn't just hurt people; it hurts corporate profits and costs countries tens of billions of dollars in lost economic output.

Clarifying Sri Lanka's Transitional Justice Commitments

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 11.14.2016 | World
Taylor Dibbert

With the recent passage of yet another UN Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka -- dealing broadly with human rights, accountability and reconciliation -- now is an opportune time to clarify and explain how Sri Lanka's new government has said it will approach transitional justice.

Debunking Empty Arguments Against "Gay Rights" at the UN

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

Ultimately, each country must approach LGBT issues in its own way and through its own structures. No single uniform approach is possible, or even to be desired.

Beautiful New UN Video Presents LGBT "Everyday Heroes" to the World

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 05.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

New York City's Times Square - with its throngs of visitors, office workers, hawkers of fake designer wear and life-sized Elmos and Buzz Lightyears - today serves as the unusual setting for a United Nations video launch.

Anders Kompass May Return to Work at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Bea Edwards | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Bea Edwards

Yesterday, the UN Dispute Tribunal lifted the suspension of Anders Kompass, the senior staff member at the OHCHR who transmitted allegations of pedophilia by French troops in the Central African Republic to the French police. The decision shows that the grounds for placing Kompass on leave are bogus.

Beirut Seminar Targets Arab Media Hate Speech

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.15.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The seminar that included participants from Syria, Yemen, Qatar, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, Algeria and Turkey ended with an eight-point statement to combat hate speech and promote actions to further ethics, good governance and self-regulation.

Jason Cherkis

U.S. Promotes 'Slave-Master' Hold On Migrant Workers, Advocates Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Caitlin Berberich, managing attorney with the Southern Migrant Legal Services, a project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, said that when pa...

From Climate Science to Climate Justice: Climate Change a Symptom of Man's Inhumanity to Man

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sanjay Khanna

The salient and problematic underlying political reality is that it climate change the culmination of longstanding processes of colonization and realpolitik.