The Chinese government published a paper on Wednesday entitled “Progress in Human Rights Over the 40 Years of Reform and Opening Up in China.” As the loaded title implies, the paper is extremely flattering to China’s marvelous achievements in human rights and evidently has little to say about such matters as the crushing of political dissent, the systematic oppression of religious faith, and the persecution of minority groups like the Uighurs of Xinjiang province.China’s state-run Xinhua News, whose very existence is regarded as a human rights violation by those who are picky about such things, found nothing but rainbows and kittens in the new white paper: Over the four decades, the Chinese people have worked hard as one under the strong and coherent leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the white paper said. Huge changes have taken place, and living standards have significantly improved. The CPC has always prioritized the people’s interests, … [Read more...] about Chinese Media: China Is ‘Blazing a Trail of Human Rights Development’ Unlike Any Country
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Today we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the The Universal Declaration of Human Rights by examining the positive ways artificial intelligence will affect humanity in the next decade. Also, we ate an entire cake by ourselves. There’s very little chance AI will rise up and become sentient any time soon. So there’s no real rush to convene the heads of government and hold a series of extensive arguments about AI and robot rights. We’re organizing a decentralized event in London It’s all about cryptocurrency and blockchain More info But, it’s a bit strange we’re not doing exactly that with regards to AI and its effect on human rights. AI can be a powerful ally for human rights as a tool for empowering people. It can also be humankind’s enemy when wielded by unscrupulous or ignorant people, but we’ll get to that another time. Since it’s a celebration, let’s talk about good stuff. We’ve come a long way in the last 70 … [Read more...] about 5 ways AI can be an ally for human rights over the next decade
By Imad Zafar Published: December 10, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Human rights violations aren’t taken seriously and majority of the population remains unaware of the fundamental human rights that the UN and Pakistan have granted them. Every year, December 10th is marked as the Human Rights Day. On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that lists down basic human rights guaranteed to the population of the world. This year marks the 70th anniversary of this resolution. It is important to note that sustainable growth is not achievable until and unless the human rights of the world are protected. Besides commemorating 70 years of the resolution, we should vow to stand for the civil, economic, political and cultural rights of our people; after all, change starts at home. However, the journey towards acknowledging human rights hasn’t been easy. There are still many countries … [Read more...] about Human Rights Day: What will you ‘celebrate’, Pakistan?
Updated 3:40 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Photo: Salvatore Di Nolfi, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomats say the United States is about to quit the United Nation’s main human rights body, primarily over Washington’s claim that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel. The move would be the Trump administration’s latest snub of the international community. The U.S. State Department said Friday, June 15, 2018 no decision has been made to leave. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File) less FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomats … [Read more...] about The Latest: EU says it’s committed to Human Rights Council
Associated Press’s Matt Lee grilled State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Secretary Mike Pompeo’s statement Thursday supporting the “fundamental rights” of the LGBTI community, accusing Pompeo of hypocrisy. “About the LGBTI discrimination, anti-discrimination day, basically. It says in there, ‘The United States firmly opposes criminalization, violence, and serious acts of discrimination such as in housing, employment, and government services, directed against LGBTI persons,’” the reporter said, referring to Pompeo’s recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. “And I’m just wondering how it is that you guys can say this – or say it and expect to be taken seriously – when this administration’s stated policy is to discriminate against transgender people by not allowing them to serve in the military,” he said. “Matt, let me first start … [Read more...] about Associated Press Grills State Dept. for Defending LGBTI Human Rights