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Amnesty International’s new human rights cause: prostitution

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Amnesty International, human rights, prostitution
What would yesterday’s prisoners of conscience think of the right to sell oneself?


A blow for animal rights?

Peter Saunders | 07 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, human rights, personhood
We mustn't take Cecil's death personally.


China may soon move to ‘two child policy’

Shannon Roberts | 27 July 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: China, demography, human rights, one child policy


What is the Magna Carta?

Claire Breay and Julian Harrison | 15 June 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: human rights, law and justice, Magna Carta
A brief history of the Great Charter.


The envoy for sodomy

Robert R. Reilly | 25 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: homosexuality, human rights, John Kerry, LGBT, sodomy, State Department
A new US envoy takes LGBT activism to the global stage


Rally and march against radical ideology that dehumanizes

Sheila Liaugminas | 30 January 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, Charlie Hebdo, human rights, March for Life, Paris rally


Pope Francis and ‘soft power’ diplomacy

Sheila Liaugminas | 16 January 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christian persecution, freedom of expression, human rights, Pope Francis, religious liberty, soft diplomacy, tolerance, violent extremism


The global citizen without a country?

Daniel E. Ritchie | 12 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: citizenship, human nature, human rights
Today’s global citizenship movement emphasizes human rights disconnected from the history of any particular nation.


Same-sex marriage: coercion dolled up as civil rights

Brendan O'Neill | 05 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: human rights, same-sex marriage
Stop treating Brendan Eich as a one-off – gay marriage is inherently illiberal.


Disparate bedfellows: same-sex marriage and human rights

Barend Vlaardingerbroek | 17 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: human rights, same-sex marriage
The claim that same-sex marriage is a basic human right finds no support in international human rights declarations.


Why Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched

Sheila Liaugminas | 22 January 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: civil rights movement, Declaration of Independence, Dr. Alveda King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., human rights, March for Life, pro-life movement


The next human rights revolution

Chen Guangcheng | 31 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Chen Guangcheng, China, human rights
China’s totalitarian system threatens justice on a global scale, says a renowned human rights activist.


Manufactured people have rights too

Alana S. Newman | 05 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: donor-conceived children, human rights, surrogacy
Third party reproduction disrespects the humanity of donor-conceived people.


House votes to ban late term abortion

Sheila Liaugminas | 21 June 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: human dignity, human rights, late term abortion ban, Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, women's health
The horrors revealed in the trial of notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell shook even pro-choice citizens and it won’t be the same again for the abortion movement. Which is probably why a bill to ban late term abortion made it to a floor vote in the House of Representatives this week, and the rhetoric about it got so dramatic.


Should robot soldiers kill—or be killed?

Karl D. Stephan | 07 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics of warfare, human rights, weapons
The development of drones and robots who decide whom to kill and when worries the United Nations and human rights activists.


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