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History of the Document The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War. With the end of that war, and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never again to allow atrocities … More UNITED NATIONS: ‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights’
Originally published in Associated Press by Kawaeewit Kaewjinda, 21 July 2017 — BANGKOK, THAILAND — A Thai army general was one of dozens of people convicted in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade. Lt. Gen. Manas Kongpaen was convicted of several offenses Wednesday involving trafficking … More Thai Army General Convicted of Human Trafficking
Originally published in The New York Times by David Victor, 28 May 2017 — Portland, Oregon, USA — An Army veteran, a recent college graduate and a student who once won a poetry contest by condemning prejudice stirred up by the Sept. 11 attacks intervened as a man screamed anti-Muslim insults at two women in Portland, Ore., … More Three Men Stood Up to Anti-Muslim Attack. Two Paid With Their Lives.
Originally published in The Seattle Times by Daniel Beekman, 19 May 2017 — The national debate over refugees has compelled some Americans to consider their own refugee roots — and speak out. “I’ve never shared to this degree,” said Julie Wong, of Sammamish. Seattle-area residents open up about what it meant to escape from places … More Refugee Stories From Seattle-Area USA
Originally published by Krista Larson, The Associated Press, in The Seattle Times (17 May 2017): DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Authorities have documented more than 300,000 children migrating alone worldwide over a two-year period, marking a dramatic escalation of a trend that has forced many young refugees into slavery and prostitution, the U.N. children’s agency said … More UN: 300,000 Children Migrating Solo
Originally posted by NPR’s Laurel Wamsley (5/10/17) – “The idea of mixed-use development isn’t new. But today Amazon announced that a new building it plans to construct in Seattle will feature a decidedly uncommon mix: its own high-tech offices, and a homeless shelter with space for 65 families. The company said it will donate more … More Amazon’s-New-Homeless-Shelter
“Modern slavery is an often misunderstood crime. When it is, people don’t realize it’s happening within their own communities or that it manifests itself across multiple types—domestic work, escort services, agriculture, and more (Polaris Project)…
Originally posted on https://business-humanrights.org on March 16, 2017— “The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark released its results at an event in London today. The benchmark ranks 98 of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, from 3 at risk sectors, on human rights performance. This page [CLICK HERE] will be updated with articles on the Benchmark’s findings.”