Speech: Protecting Human Rights

first_imgThank you very much indeed Mr Chairman. Having been the British Ambassador to the Human Rights Council, I’m particularly delighted to be able to join you today.As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Kingdom remains committed to the promotion and protection of the human rights of all people around the world. But while we may all be born equal in rights and dignity, sadly there are wide differences in our enjoyment of them. This is something that should concern all members of the United Nations. It is incumbent on us here to advocate for those whose rights are the most vulnerable or the least respected, and indeed all too often violated by the very governments that have the biggest obligation to protect them.For the journalists who are detained, tortured, or killed simply for trying to find out the truth, or speaking truth speak to power.For the people who are discriminated against, put on trial, detained, or killed for exercising their freedom of religion or belief, whether they be Jehovah’s witnesses, Christians, Muslims, Baha’i, Jewish, Buddhists or atheists. For those who are prosecuted for blasphemy or apostasy – or put into so-called re-education camps without trial or due process.For the modern day slaves, including children, who toil in servitude in sweatshop factories; as domestic servants with their passports confiscated, in brothels, in fields or mines, or on construction sites in unsafe conditions; or as labourers sent abroad as commodities to generate funds for a repressive regime.For the people who are denied the right to marry the person they love, or the ability to form a family; who are discriminated against, attacked or killed; or denied services simply for their sexual orientation or gender identity. For those in non-conventional families, who find themselves under attack, even when they provide a loving home where children can thrive.For the people who have had to flee to neighbouring countries to escape sexual violence, slaughter and ethnic cleansing, while the international community endeavours to hold the perpetrators to account.For the people poisoned in foreign countries as political acts or because they have chosen to live in freedom, or criticised the repressive regime they left.For people who are sentenced to death in mass trials, where due process is flawed, or put to death for committing minor crimes.For the human rights defenders and their families, who are mistreated, arrested, ‘disappeared’ or killed for standing up for the rights of others. For people denied the right to vote, protestors and activists jailed for demanding democracy.For girls discriminated against from birth; denied the same education as boys; denied control over their assets, income or bodies; married off too young or against their will; denied the right to choose when to have children, suffering increased maternal and infant mortality and complications.Not only because our shared humanity dictates we should care about the human rights of all – although it does. But also because nations that respect human rights and the rule of law are the very societies that provide the best conditions for development, economic growth, peace, and stability and the happiness of their people. If we want to leave no one behind, we need to make sure we are all free to progress.Thank you Mr Chairman.last_img read more

Trump’s legal battles: How six cases may play out

first_imgOne clause requires all federal officials, including the president, to seek the consent of Congress before accepting any benefits from foreign states. What we know: It’s a “political hit job”, a Trump Organization lawyer said of Mr Vance’s inquiry in August 2019. Ms Carroll v Mr Trump seemed straightforward enough until September, when the US Department of Justice weighed in. What might happen next: The White House said Ms Trump’s book was full of “falsehoods”, but Mr Trump is yet to reply to the lawsuit. So what does this have to do with Mr Trump? Cohen’s testimony gave Ms James grounds to seek information about Mr Trump’s property empire. Like Mr Vance, Ms James has had to fight for that information in the courts. media captionTrump describes allegations he avoided taxes as “fake news” What might happen next: Mr Trump is expected to appeal against the demand to hand over his tax returns in the Supreme Court. There, the matter may be settled. Civil investigations like this can result in financial penalties, if evidence of wrongdoing is found. If it is, another criminal inquiry cannot be ruled out. Karen McDougal

Belo has to get over mental hump regarding injury — Reyes

first_imgLATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes has an ace he just couldn’t pull out of his sleeves just yet.Not in the Jones Cup Invitational at least.Mac Belo has gotten very little exposure in this 10-team, nine-nation event, and with two games remaining in the Gilas Pilipinas schedule, the top pick in the last PBA Draft is patiently waiting for his time.ADVERTISEMENT Most of Belo’s fellow members of the Cadet program, who are in the team playing here, have been tapped for the SEAG, and he could eventually be one of four Cadets playing in Lebanon, the others being Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon and RR Pogoy.“He is a big part of our plans, especially for the Fiba Asia,” Reyes said. “But we have to minimize our expectations. Hindi puedeng biglain (We can’t force him).”With less than three weeks before Gilas departs for Beirut, and with the final roster to be sent to Fiba no later than noon time this Tuesday, Reyes will have a lot of thinking to do on whether he takes Belo there.And Belo would have to hurdle that psychological hump to make the decision easier for Reyes, even in the last two games of the Jones Cup if he gets the chance.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Tall, talented Lithuania too much to handle for Gilas View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ But Reyes feels that the 6-foot-3 former Far Eastern ace is not yet “game ready” after coming off a knee injury that kept him out of play for months.“I think it’s here,” Reyes said, pointing to his temple when asked what’s bugging Belo. “It’s all psychological for him. We really have to take a look at his progress because he doesn’t seem to be game-ready.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsReyes put Belo’s name in the 24-man pool for the Fiba Asia Championship in Beirut from August 8-20 and said that he really had plans for Belo specifically for that tournament – which is a lot tougher than the other event a separate Gilas squad will be playing in, the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur from Aug. 19.It seems that Belo is playing with a hindrance in the way he moved on the floor when he played five minutes in a 91-80 loss to Lithuania on Friday, though the Blackwater forward said that he is 100% prior to coming over. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetlast_img read more

13 days agoAjax chief Van der Sar: De Ligt just like Juventus teammate Ronaldo

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ajax chief Van der Sar: De Ligt just like Juventus teammate Ronaldoby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax chief Edwin van der Sar has sung the praises of Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt.De Ligt left Ajax for Juve last summer.“His mentality, that of someone who always tries to improve, makes him want to be the best in the world,” the Bianconeri’s former No 1 told ESPN.“I’ve already seen some players like him. One of them plays for his own team and it’s Cristiano Ronaldo.“I played with him at Manchester United and saw the same desire to work hard and be the best.“He has the same desire and hunger as De Ligt. Matthijs is only 19 years old. He was fantastic with us at Ajax: he was our rock and captain.“In Italy he must learn a new language, he must get to know his new teammates. “Chiellini’s injury helped him get into the team right away but maybe put more pressure on his shoulders.” last_img read more

4-Star LB Ellis Brooks Announces Decommitment From Duke On Twitter

first_imgEllis Brooks' decommitment from Duke.This past March, Duke football scored a huge get, landing the services of four-star linebacker Ellis Brooks. Friday, Brooks announced that he’s changed his mind. Brooks, a product of Richmond, Virginia, took to Twitter to decommit from the Blue Devils – thanking the team’s coaching staff in the process.Brooks is a 6-foot-2, 230-pound player for the class of 2017, according to 247 Sports. Hereby reopening my recruitment after careful consideration with my family pic.twitter.com/wcKlhEidkX— Ellis Brooks (@EllisBrooks35) May 20, 2016Brooks currently has offers from over a dozen schools, including Michigan, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.last_img

Most Important Buckeyes for 2014 — No 2 Taylor Decker

Then-sophomore right tackle Taylor Decker (68) gets set to block a defender during a game against Iowa Oct. 19 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 34-24.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorWith less than two weeks until Ohio State kicks off against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, The Lantern countdown of the most important Buckeyes enters its final stages.No. 2: Taylor Decker, junior offensive linemanOn an offensive line littered with competition and unknowns, one bastion of the block stands tall.When he first arrived on campus in 2012, the 6-foot 7-inch, 315-pound behemoth was described by coach Urban Meyer as glossy-eyed and unsure of his place in the OSU football program.Now, Meyer uses words like “captain” and “leader” in reference to No. 68.In what will be his first season as the premier pass-blocker on the offensive line at left tackle for the Buckeyes, Taylor Decker is going to need to live up to his coach’s hype if the Buckeyes are to succeed in 2014.Two days ago, I might have typed that last phrase with a grain of salt, but today, following the news of Braxton Miller’s season-ending injury, it might be understated.With Miller’s incredible ability to be an improvisational playmaker on the field, Decker might have gotten away with “decent” performances game in and game out.But instead, redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett, a much more pocket-friendly passer, will line up for the Buckeyes behind center, and the moment he does, Decker’s play will be increasingly magnified.That magnification follows the initial change that comes with Decker’s move from right to left tackle.Those who know the “x’s and o’s” of right tackle surely understand that right tackles, while definitely important to any football team, are certainly not in the same league as left tackles.Left tackles are most often the strongest offensive linemen in terms of their size, their footwork and their technique because they’re employed to protect the quarterback and — if he’s a right-handed passer — his “blindside.”When there comes a failure of a left tackle to protect a quarterback’s blindside, a domino-effect of issues gets set in motion.Unaware of the pressure coming from a defensive end as the result of a bad effort from the left tackle, the quarterback will often get sacked, starting that domino-effect. When a quarterback gets sacked too often, more bad things start to happen. He might fumble the ball, or he might get antsy and start making bad throws or interceptions — all as the result of failure from the left tackle.So, the pressure of the left tackle position is squarely on the shoulders of Decker. That pressure might have been alleviated a bit by a quarterback like Miller — who made a living off of avoiding pressure with uncanny speed and awareness — but instead, will be amplified by a quarterback like Barrett, who likes to stick in the pocket.Now, to add even more pressure onto the massive shoulders of Decker, the rest of the offensive line is unsettled, so he has the responsibility of leading the younger, more unexperienced players that will eventually make up the protective unit up front.If all of this doesn’t convince you that Decker could arguably be the absolute most important Buckeye heading into the 2014 season, I don’t know what will.Luckily for OSU fans, the once-mystified Decker seems to now be ready to shoulder the massive responsibility and pressure that surrounds him. read more

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Him and his kid fans are the friggin best!"Just over a week ago Foo Fighters performed a cover of Metallicas Enter Sandman in Kansas City Missouri with a 10-year-old taking to the stage to do some shredding on guitar If you havent seen it yet you should; the kid absolutely kills it strutting around the stage like he owns the place – you can watch it here Featured Image Credit: PA Candidates for the Ekiti State governorship election have all pledged to play by the rules and maintain peace before during and after the July 14 poll in the interest of the state They all stated this during a meeting with all heads of security agencies in the state at the Police Headquarters in Ado Ekiti on Friday Addressing journalists after the closed door meeting the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) Dr Kayode Fayemi said the security agencies assured them of adequate security of lives and property of the citizens Represented by the Director of mobilization of his campaign Femi Bamisile the APC candidate while lamenting recent killings in the state noted that the candidates have all agreed with the security agencies on ways to ensure a peaceful poll in the state “We had an interactive session with the security agencies we all basically agreed to what the security apparatus had told us and I want to tell you that this is not the first election we will be having in Ekiti State “It is a process that needs to be done All political parties told them(security agencies) what our problem is and what we have been able to envisaged on killings that have been happening within the state We discussed and we assured them that we are going to have hitch-free election in the state without intimidation from anybody What bothers the mind is that why are the killings happening in this period of election” he said Oh his part the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP ) Prof Kolapo Olusola Eleka stressed that the interactive session has availed candidates to agree on how to prevent violence in the course of the campaigns and on election day The deputy governor of the state urged the people of the state to summon the courage on the day of election to exercise their civic rights adding that federal would not work in the state His words: ” We just concluded an interactive session with the security agencies and all of us the candidates have agreed on certain issues as it relate with how to prevent violence and other things They have assured us and we believe with what transpired today all stakeholders are prepared for free fair and transparent poll come July 14 ” The people should be bold enough to go out and perform their civic right Nobody will harass anybody because the security agencies have assured us of non-partisanship No federal might will work here electorates should go out cast their votes and leave the rest” Also the commissioner of Police in the state Mr Bello Ahmed assured that all security agencies were ready for the poll noting that flash-points in the state had been aanalyzed The commissioner of police said : ” The essence of the discussion is to analyze the current political situations in the state We all know current situation of the state ahead of the July 14 poll At the moment all the candidates have been told our own side and we want to assure them that the remaining period of the campaigns and voting dayall must be well ” We briefed them on our security arrangement and urged them on the need to play by the rules and everybody must be allowed to exercise their franchise So far so good we are ready to conduct this election even if it is tomorrow” The Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) in the state Prof Abdulganiyu Olayinka Raji assured that INEC would be fair and transparent to all political parties He disclosed that the commission had distributed non-sensitive materials across the 16 Local Government Areas of the state While assuring the voters that their votes would count during the election Prof Raji solicited supports and cooperation from them in order to have a peaceful governorship election “We are satisfied with the meeting and we have cordial relationhip with the political partiesThey have all agreed to remain calm before during and after the election and we are counting on their wordsWe on our part promise to remain with our core values to be transparent and be fair to all ” We are fully prepared for the election All non-sensitive materials have all been distributed to the local government areas and the sensitive materials will only come a day before election ” I have been around the local government areas in the state and we have asked for the cooperation to ensure peace reigns during the election We have equally given them our words to ensure that people’s vote count With the structures we have put in place the votes must count Former Federal Commissioner for Information Chief Edwin Clark may have courted more criticisms following his reaction to flaks generated by an earlier statement where he purportedly accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of lacking the political will to fight corruption This time around a Delta-based group Ijaw Justice Forum IJF yesterday came hard on him for claiming that he did not get anything from the administration of former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan insisting that it is the height of ingratitude on the part of Clark It categorically listed few things that the Niger-Delta chief benefited from the immediate past administration IJF in a statement jointly signed by its president and secretary Karona Etonye and Ekenwan Akwagbe respectively said it was surprised at media report quoting Clark to have said among other things to that he did not get any contract and never asked for job slots for either his children or relatives in Jonathan regime The statement reads “This is the peak of ingratitude from a man who called himself the ‘father’ of the former president He attracted patronage from the high and mighty from all parts of Nigeria and received gifts of cash and kind because of their perceived closeness of him to Dr Jonathan “It is wicked and mischievous for Clark to say that he did not get anything from the Jonathan administration including contracts Perhaps Clark made this statement to the Vanguard reporter in his dream has he forgotten that his company was awarded a contract for the reclamation and shore protection of Amadi-ama community in Rivers State by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs during the Jonathan era The group added They asserted “It can be said and indeed correctly that Clark is the proverbial fowl that eats and cleans its beak or mouth on the ground so that there will be no trace of food particles on the sides of its mouth This he has done to several persons that occupied public offices in the past “Between 1999 and 2007 Chief Clark was one of the elders that benefitted most from the administration of Chief James Ibori in Delta State As it is characteristic of him he sponsored a so-called Delta Elders and Stakeholders’ Forum to petition the EFCC alleging that Ibori committed monumental corrupt practices while in office “It is quite unfortunate that Chief Clark at 90 can peddle lies and make them appear as if they were true How would Clark say that he did not ask for jobs for his children or for his relatives Has he forgotten the note he wrote to the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Elder Godsday Orubebe asking him to use his good offices to make his younger brother Mr Isa Clark the Coordinator of the Sure- P programme in Delta South Senatorial District The group further said It asserted “Under the Goodluck Jonathan administration Chief Clark applied for and was granted licence to establish a private university the E K Clark University in his hometown Kiagbodo The launching which took place in the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja was attended by the who- is- who in Nigerian politics including Dr Jonathan himself” “To complement the federal government gesture the NDDC awarded contract for the sinking of a bore hole in the university campus It is incontrovertible that he had that huge patronage because of the former president If he doubts it we challenge him to come up with a new project and see how many Nigerians of substance will attend” IJF said According to it “There are many more gains that Clark made in the Jonathan era never before in his political life has he gotten the kind of patronage he had under Jonathan” The group pointed out that Chief Clark contributed hugely to failure of the former president in the March presidential polls saying “The insults and abuses he rained on leading political figures across Nigeria attracted hatred to Jonathan and that affected negatively the outcome of the election results” Philipos Melaku-Bello who was manning a nearby peace vigil said the gunman was standing just inside the sidewalk on Pennsylvania Avenue across from Lafayette Square Melaku-Bello heard two shots fired in quick succession before he saw the man drop to the ground as people fled the area"Guns again" someone shouted "Guns again"One video posted on Twitter showed hundreds of people sprinting away as sirens blared in the background and emergency vehicles sped toward the scene"Do you think that was shots" one woman asked before she began to sobNo one else was injured according to the Secret Service which also said in a tweet that the man was being treated for the woundPresident Donald Trump was at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida at the time of the shooting but has been briefed on the incidentAuthor information:John Woodrow Cox is a reporter on The Washington Post’s local enterprise team? Credit: Facebook/John GainesShe said: "I am Owens mom. IYC national president Keshav Chand Yadav addressing the Congress national executive in Jaipur. Victoria and South Australia over the next week or so. Contact us at editors@time. Bremmer is a foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large at TIME.

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is likely to be elected as the next full-time president of BAI. “We will treat all threats seriously. read more