THE HUMAN RIGHTS HAGGADAH BLOG

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Israel

Why Oppose Bernie’s Bill

Three reasons senators voted down Bernie Sanders’ bill requiring a report on Israel’s conduct in Gaza This week, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) forced a vote

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Humanitarian law
Israel

Humanitarian Law is Not An Answer

              Right now we are hearing endless calls for Israel to obey humanitarian law in its war against Hamas. This comes most loudly from Israel’s

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Rightscon
Israel

Pogrom at RightsCon?

I recently had the opportunity to attend RightsCon, a convention which brought over 8000 participants from 174 countries to discuss ‘human rights in the digital

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Expel Russia from world cup
Israel

How to kick Russia out of world sports

              On February 28th, the FIFA council, governing body of world soccer, suspended Russia from participating in international soccer matches, including the upcoming World Cup.

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United States

Torture in A Small Cell

One of Chicago’s newer museums is also its most frightening. It’s the museum of Medieval Torture, located just North of the loop. It displays a

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Human Rights & Jewish Values

Environment as a human right

              Last Friday, Oct. 8th, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted overwhelmingly to declare that access to a ‘safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment’

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Human Rights & Jewish Values

Not a Right Doesn’t Mean Wrong

              Recently, the organization nonhumanrights.org scored a legal win. Yes, nonhumanrights.org! What is this about, you may wonder? Do they work against human rights? Is

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United States

Human Rights and Statues

Recently there has been much argument over statues of historical figures that owned slaves or carried out other such injustice. People argue that honoring these

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United States

court can be worse than crime

Chanel Miller wrote her memoir, titled ‘Know My Name’, to give readers a window into sexual assault and the toll on victims from prosecuting it

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United States

Bloomberg Discovers Prison Labor

Michael Bloomberg, billionaire late entrant to the presidential race, was recently found using prison labor to make campaign calls. When this was discovered by The

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United States

Boycotts May Do More Harm Than Good

               Boycotts and sanctions against human rights violators is a common tactic to bring about change. Refusing to purchase abusers’ products seems like a simple,

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Human Rights & Jewish Values

Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea

In The Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea, Vannak Prum tells how he was taken from Cambodia and enslaved for years on a Thai fishing boat. His story shows how easily even today people can still be taken as slaves.

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United States

Migrants Don’t Deserve Death

Immigration into the United States over the Southern border is currently the source of major political controversy. Legally, the people crossing into the country are

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