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Tag Archives: human rights

Virginia Knowlton Marcus: U.S. can lead on rights for those with disabilities (access required)

The U.S. Senate hit a new low on Dec. 4, 2012, when 89-year-old Bob Dole, disabled war veteran and former Republican leader, was wheeled into the chamber to urge passage of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), only to have it fall five votes short of the requisite two-thirds majority.

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Coalition sues to halt NSA electronic surveillance program

Environmental and human rights activists, church leaders and gun rights advocates found common ground on Tuesday, filing a lawsuit against the federal government to halt a vast National Security Agency electronic surveillance program. The lawsuit was filed in federal court ...

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Human rights case opens high court’s term

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities The dispute involves a lawsuit against Royal Dutch Petroleum, or Shell Oil, over claims ...

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Human rights symposium to celebrate 100 years of Legal Aid (access required)

In 1911, the Legal Aid Bureau was founded in Baltimore by the Federated Charities as part of a trend to form societies to help immigrants and the poor with their legal problems. Fast-forward a century, and Legal Aid is inventing ...

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On the move: 12/17/10

Awards Warschawski, a branding, marketing, public relations, advertising and interactive agency in Baltimore, was named the national “Small Firm of the Year” by PR News, a communications industry resource, at its Platinum PR Awards ceremony. This marks the fourth time ...

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