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Supreme Court sends NC redistricting, same-sex wedding florist questions back to lower courts
On Monday the US Supreme Court added seven more cases to its October docket. Also notable, the Court denied a North Carolina political redistricting question and one of a Washington florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay couple's wedd (More)
Germany parliament passes controversial persons with disabilities rights act
The German Parliament passed a controversial persons with disabilities rights act Thursday. The Federal Participation Law , has been in the works since early 2016 and is proposed to enhance an inclusive society and increase the access of Germans wit (More)
UN report: UK violated disabled rights in welfare reform
The UK has infringed upon the rights of disabled persons starting with welfare reforms in 2012 , according to a report issued Monday by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities . The multi-year investigation included the gathering (More)
UN child rights committee reports on Nauru, Saudi Arabia and four other nations
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on Friday issued reports on Nauru, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, New Zealand, South Africa and Suriname following a committee session held last month. The committee's independent experts commended the nati (More)
UN rights experts call for inclusive education to combat disability discrimination
UN rights experts on Thursday called for the creation of inclusive education programming to include those living with disabilities as a central and crucial step in order to create peaceful and inclusive societies. The call comes in the new and impro (More)
US DOJ and Fort Worth, TX settle disability discrimination lawsuit
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Friday that the city of Forth Worth, Texas has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging that it discriminated against persons with disabilities by refusing to allow a group home for individuals recovering (More)
HRW calls for stronger laws governing incendiary weapons
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Thursday for countries to develop stronger international laws governing incendiary weapons. The report provides a five-year review of the developments surrounding incendiary weapons discussing, among other things, i (More)
HRW: Morocco draft law in conflict with UN treaty on disabilities
Human Rights Watch (HRW) sent Moroccan officials a letter Monday claiming that a draft framework law before the country's parliament is in conflict with obligations to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities . Although the draft (More)
1951 Refugee Convention: Moral Aspiration or Legal Obligation?
JURIST Guest Columnist Karla McKanders of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Law discusses the European refugee crisis... "They are people in genuine need of our protection. There is no wall you would not climb, no sea you would not c (More)
European Court of Justice rules obesity can be a disability
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that morbid obesity can be considered a disability under the Equal Treatment in Employment Directive if the employee is prevented from fully participating in professional life because of his or (More)
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