Tag: human

Africa: NSO Group Hasn’t Kept Its Promises On Human Rights, RSF and Other NGOs Say

April 28, 2021
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and eight other NGOs have sent a joint letter to NSO Group, an Israeli company that produces spyware, accusing it of failing to keep many of the undertakings it has given to respect and implement the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This was a missed opportunity for NSO

Zimbabwe: Human Leg Found Floating in Gweru River

April 14, 2021
A human lower limb with a foot wearing a sneaker has been found floating in the waters along the Gweru River, police have said. Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said the human remains were found this morning by a passer-by. “Police who attended the scene found that it was a male right lower

Africa: 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

April 1, 2021
The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states

Africa: Canadian Human Rights Ombud Launches Online Complaint Process As Key Part of Global Mandate to Protect Rights

March 17, 2021
Gatineau, Qc — Sheri Meyerhoffer, the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE), announced today that her office is open to receive complaints of possible human rights abuses arising from the operations abroad of Canadian companies in mining, oil and gas, and garment sectors. A new, easy-to-use online form is the foundation of the CORE’s complaint

Scientists reverse human aging process in breakthrough study

November 21, 2020
The fountain of youth may be made of air, not water. Scientists say they’ve successfully reversed the aging process of elderly people through “oxygen therapy” in a first-of-its-kind study. Researchers from Tel Aviv University used hyperbaric oxygen chambers to target specific cells and DNA linked to shorter lifespans — and found the “Holy Grail” of

Scientists make bigger monkey brains using human genes

November 19, 2020
What could go wrong? Scientists made monkey brains double in size by splicing them with human genes in a “Planet of the Apes”-style experiment. During the study, Japanese and German researchers injected a gene called ARHGAP11B — which directs stem cells in the human brain — into the dark matter of marmoset fetuses, according to
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