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    18 mai 2017 Turkish Journalist Yavuz Baydar Receives Morris B. Abram Human Rights Award

    The Geneva-based human rights NGO UN Watch on Monday honored exiled Turkish journalist Yavuz Baydar with its highest distinction, the Morris B. Abram Human Rights Award. The award was presented at a ceremony attended by senior diplomats of the United Nations Human Rights Council at UN Watch’s annual Gala Dinner. Baydar, an internationally-renowned journalist with […]

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    14 mai 2017 Golden Visas & The Promised Land

    The scandal-ridden EB-5 program jumped back into the news this week with a Washington Post story about the Kushner company hawking Golden Visas in Beijing. Jared Kushner of course is Ivanka’s husband and a top adviser to the president. He has recused from EB-5 issues and divested from much of the family business, but that […]

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  3. 12 mai 2017 Nation journalists respond with necessary perspective and clarity to President Trump’s decision Tuesday to fire FBI director James Comey; John Nichols calls for impeachment of AG Jeff Sessions. Available for select interviews.

    Comey’s Firing Is Worse Than the Saturday Night Massacre At least during Watergate officials inside the administration refused to collude with Nixon’s orders. Bruce Shapiro, a contributing editor to The Nation, is executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a global resource center and think tank for journalists covering violence, conflict and […]

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  4. 8 mai 2017 U.N. holds lavish NGO forum in Saudi Arabia while rights activists languish in prison

    A foundation run by the Saudi royal family hosted a U.N. global forum for non-governmental organizations in Riyadh last week, on the theme of “Youth and their Social Impact,” even as young bloggers and human rights activists like Raif Badawi languish in prison for the crime of advocating freedom in Saudi Arabia. Speakers included UNESCO […]

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    3 mai 2017 Moral Victory for Israel at UNESCO: Arab Resolution on Jerusalem Receives Least Votes Ever

    UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights NGO, condemned the « hijacking » of UNESCO’s agenda by the Palestinians and Arab states, after the agency’s 58-member board singled out Israel today for condemnation—the only nation to be criticized—as the Jewish state celebrated it 69th Independence Day. “Israel lost the vote today, but it did score a moral victory […]

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  6. 30 avril 2017 United States Beverage: Canada’s Oldest Independent Beer Company Celebrates 150 Years of Family Brewing

    When Susannah Oland opened the Army and Navy Brewery in 1867, she hoped to create a business that could be passed down to her sons. Six generations later, her legacy – and the company eventually renamed as Moosehead Breweries – lives on. This year, the company is celebrating its 150th anniversary. It hasn’t always been […]

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    30 avril 2017 Reversal: Belgium “regrets” helping get Saudi Arabia on U.N. women’s panel

    The human rights group UN Watch, which exposed the U.N.’s election of Saudi Arabia to its women’s rights commission, welcomed Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel’s statement of « regret » for helping elect the Wahhabist monarchy to the world body tasked with « empowering women » and « promoting gender equality. » « Human rights activists everywhere ought to accept this rare […]

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  8. 30 avril 2017 No Joke: U.N. Elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission, For 2018-2022 Term

    The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch condemned the U.N.’s election of Saudi Arabia, “the world’s most misogynistic regime,” to a 2018-2022 term on its Commission on the Status of Women, the U.N. agency “exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.” “Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is […]

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    17 avril 2017 CN Law Department named In-house Legal Department of the year (2017)

    The Montreal Lawyer Magazine’s annual dinner You are cordially invited to The Montreal Lawyer Magazine’s annual dinner to be held on Monday, May 29, 2017, starting at 6 p.m., at the Saint James’s Club in Montreal. CN Law Department will earn the distinction of Legal Department of the year (2017) during the event. This award […]

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  10. 1 avril 2017 Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to White House Decision to Terminate American Bar Association’s Role in Reviewing Judicial Nominees

    Today, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement in response to the White House decision to terminate the role of the American Bar Association in reviewing judicial nominees: « The White House’s announcement signals plans to nominate federal judges outside the mainstream, unable to […]

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