Housing, Human rights organizations, and Human rights
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Tuesday on another human rights bill that has already elicited threats of retaliation from China and could add to difficulties in completing a trade deal between the world's two largest economies. The House version of the measure on Uighurs amends a Senate bill, S. 178, passed without objection in September. [Extracted from the article]
New Labor Forum (Sage Publications Inc.). Fall2011, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p54-59. 6p.
Labor movement, Labor unions -- Congresses, Household employees -- United States, Agricultural laborers -- United States, Human rights, and Labor policy -- United States
The article focuses on the Excluded Workers Congress, its formation, objectives, and members. It says that the Excluded Workers Congress was formed by various groups representing domestic workers, farm workers, and other low-wage workers in the U.S. to bring "the human right to organize" to life, to push new rights and policies, and to transform the labor movement. It states that its first gathering was held in Washington, D.C. in October 2010 in which it identified broad areas for shared work.
Tariff, Finance, Manufacturing industries, and Human rights
In this round-up, US president Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs again if a phase one deal is not reached, China is planning to set up a fund to promote its manufacturing industry and the US Senate passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Unaccompanied immigrant children, Legal status of children -- United States, Child advocacy (Law), Immigration law -- United States, Human rights, and Right to counsel
The legal rights of children who enter a country without their parents or other guardians, including the right to legal representation in immigration proceed-ings, differ vastly across the globe. This Article is the first to show that unaccom-panied minors lie at the nexus of international and regional human rights standards governing the treatment of immigrants, children, and civil counsel and to show how the development of human rights standards in these three areas underscores the importance of and the need for counsel for unaccompanied mi-nors. Part I illustrates why unaccompanied minors in the United States need legal representation by focusing on the complexity of immigration proceedings, the likelihood that children will be deprived of their liberty at some point in the process, and the law and practice relating to representation. Part II analyzes how developing regional and international legal standards for children's rights, refugee rights, and the right to free civil counsel support the right to free legal counsel for unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings. Part III identi-fies the differing approaches to legal representation for unaccompanied minors around the world, and Part IV endorses a model for representation for unac-companied minors based on developing human rights law as well as best prac-tices and ethical standards in the United States. The Article concludes that the recommended model should be at the forefront of U.S. legislative consideration so that the United States does not continue to run afoul of well-developed princi-ples of human rights law affecting unaccompanied minors. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Legislative bills -- United States, Human rights, War memorials, United States -- Appropriations & expenditures, and Memorials -- Law & legislation
The article reports on how the U.S. House voted on several legislative bills during the weeks of May 26 and June 2, 2014. The results of the deliberation include the adoption of the Human Rights in China, the passage of the Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial, and the approval of the Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations/Community Oriented Policing Services.
The article reports that U.S President Donald Trump's address to the U.S. Congress and the American people has turned a man that many thought lacked the temperament and vision to be president into a real president. Trump is reported to have started his speech talking about Black History Month and the work that still must be done on civil rights.
Examines the scope of human rights voting in the U.S. Congress. Identification of Congressional roll call votes dealing with human rights during the administrations of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan; Factors exerting influence on Senate votes; Tendency of Republicans and conservatives to vote in favor of human rights policies protecting rightist regimes and punishing leftist ones.
Legislation, Human rights, and Humanitarian assistance
Reports that prominent members of the United States Congress has drafted legislation which will spotlight North Korea's human rights violations and ensure greater transparency in the delivery of humanitarian aid. Provision of the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004; Amount of humanitarian assistance that the U.S. government should provide a year to North Korea.
Kiplinger Letter (15287130). 1/25/2008, Vol. 85 Issue 4, p3-3. 1/8p.
Deals, Human rights, and Paramilitary forces
The article focuses on free trade deal between Colombia and U.S. It is stated that the Congress will not give President George W. Bush a Colombia free trade agreement in 2008. Accordingly, it points out that Democrats have opposed the deal because they think Bogotá has not made sufficient progress on protections for organized labor, punishing human right violators, and cracking down on paramilitaries.
Legal status of patients, Human rights, Medical policy, and Medical malpractice
Discusses the status of legislation on the bill of rights of patients in the United States Congress as of January 2001. Views on government control of health care; Disadvantages of medical malpractice payment reports on data banks.
Business Insurance. 10/6/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 40, p8-8. 1/5p.
Legislation, Medical malpractice, and Human rights
This article focuses on the enactment of medical malpractice reform legislation. Despite passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of a reasonable bill in early 2003, the effort in the U.S. Senate has stalled. Proponents could not even muster the votes to cut off debate and bring the Senate version of medical malpractice reform to a vote. Clearly, they could use a little help. Fortunately, an offer of help has come from an unlikely source — the chairman of the House Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness.
Labor History. Summer90, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p322-346. 25p.
Mergers & acquisitions, Labor laws, Labor movement, Social movements, and Human rights
The article reports that the merger of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations in December 1955 made headlines everywhere. What virtually none outside the black press reported, however, was the launching that same week of the now-famous bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. However coincidental the timing of those beginnings may have been, the new "Civil Rights Movement" soon posed serious challenges to the AFL-CIO.' As the civil rights movement deepened, from the sit-ins and Freedom Rides of 1960-62, through the Birmingham campaign and the March on Washington in 1963, to the Selma voting rights march of 1965, all four major civil rights organizations—National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)—were making demands on organized labor. Over the decade 1955-65, these organizations confronted the leadership of the AFL-CIO and its affiliates with a variety of demands which were often viewed by union leaders as contradictory and conflicting.