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Foreign Affairs, Human Rights

Today the British appeal court made a shocking decision in the case of Brendan McConville and John Paul Wootton (The Craigavon Two) by dismissing their appeals against their life sentence convictions for the killing of PSNI Constable Stephen Carroll in 2009.
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Dáil Work, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Parliamentary Questions

I asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs a number of Parliamentary questions regarding human rights issues within the prison system in Northern Ireland.
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Human Rights, International

by Jamison Maeda

We live in an era it seems where self-serving politicians and giant corporations hold a monopoly on power and influence. But once again, the indigenous people of the Amazon are speaking up, and the world is starting to listen.
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Equality, Human Rights, International

by Jamison Maeda

imagesA vicious battle is being waged in Uganda for the human rights of gay men and women. But the players are not who you might expect.

Ugandan President Museveni signed a bill in February criminalizing homosexuality with penalties of up to life in prison. Though not a significant issue in the past, the attitude toward gay people in Uganda changed drastically in 2009 when legislation proposing the death penalty for homosexuality was introduced. Gay Ugandans already experience violence, death threats, and what is known as “correctional rape.” And though bigotry and hatred toward gays has been exhibited by thousands of Ugandans, some suggest it is in fact American Evengelicals who are leading the attack on gay people in Uganda.
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