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LGBTQIA+

Senate Confirms Anti-Civil Rights Judge Cory Wilson to Lifetime Appointment

The U.S. Senate today confirmed anti-civil rights nominee Cory Wilson to a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Sharon McGowan, Legal Director and Chief Strategy Officer at Lambda Legal, issued the following statement. Powered by WPeMatico

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Children

Children’s charities’ issue joint statement on coronavirus national emergency

CRAE has drafted a joint statement and briefing with 11 other children’s charities calling on them to protect children during the coronavirus pandemic sent to Cabinet Minister Michael Gove. Continue reading
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Children

Progress made but still much to be done: 30 years of the CRC

Today (20 November 2019) marks the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). As the preeminent organisation monitoring government compliance with the CRC in England, the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE), part of Just for Kids Law, is marking the day by looking back at the achievements in children’s rights over the last three decades, and highlighting areas where progress still needs to be made. Continue reading
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Children

Blog: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at 30: There’s still much to do before its vision is a reality

Today is an important milestone in children’s human rights – the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Read our Director Louise King’s blog, first published on CYP Now, on how far we have come but how far we still have to go. Continue reading
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Civil

Brazil: Supreme Court Allows Satire of Political Candidates

(June 26, 2018) On June 21, 2018, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (Supremo Tribunal Federal, STF) ruled as unconstitutional provisions of the Elections Law that prevented radio and television broadcasters from running humorous programs ridiculing or lampooning candidates, political parties, and coalitions in the three months prior to an election. (Lei das Eleições, Lei No. […]

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LGBTQIA+

I Left the Government to Sue the Government Because I Believe in the Constitution

On my very first day at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, I swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. The oath began like this: “I, Sharon McGowan, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” As […]

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Animals

Animal Welfare and Individual Characteristics: A Conversation Against Speciesism

It seems impossible for a human being not to have some point of view concerning nonhuman animal (hereafter animal) welfare. Many people make decisions about how humans are permitted to treat animals using speciesist criteria, basing their decisions on an individual’s species membership rather than on that animal’s individual characteristics. Although speciesism provides a convenient […]

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Animals

The Need to Include Animal Protection in Public Health Policies

Many critical public health issues require non-traditional approaches. Although many novel strategies are used, one approach not widely applied involves improving the treatment of animals. Emerging infectious diseases are pressing public health challenges that could benefit from improving the treatment of animals. Other human health issues, that overlap with animal treatment issues, and that warrant […]

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Animals

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees: A Flawed Paradigm or Work in Progress?

In his challenging article, Steneck (1997) criticized the creation of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) system established by the 1985 amendments to the Animal Welfare Act. He saw the IACUC review and approval of biomedical and behavioral research with animals as an unnecessary “reassignment” of duties from existing animal care programs to […]