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But most civil society organizations in New Zealand will still lack sufficient funding to meaningfully engage with the mechanisms that the code will create. [read post]
26 Aug 2022, 7:08 am by The Petrie-Flom Center Staff
Society understandably balks at propertization of human genes or other substances, but the draft bill clarifies that “unmodified” human genes and other materials as they exist in the human body are ineligible for patenting. [read post]
25 Aug 2022, 6:00 am by Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Across the world, we see a sustained practice of abusing counterterrorism language and laws to target, silence, and harm civil society and human rights defenders. [read post]
25 Aug 2022, 5:53 am by Annie Shiel
Although the Senate has not yet taken up the bill on the floor, informal negotiations are likely already underway in the face of a crowded legislative calendar, and it’s uncertain what the remainder of the process will look like. [read post]
22 Aug 2022, 5:56 am by Rachel Margolis
Latin America is one of the world’s most dangerous regions for human rights activists, and the criminalization of human rights defenders and civil society actors — loosely defined as the misuse of criminal law to impede their work — is on the rise. [read post]
21 Aug 2022, 5:57 am by Giles Peaker
With a mission to transform lives through knowledge, it delivers high quality academic programmes, brings benefits to society through its research in the humanities and social sciences, and leverages intellectual connections through public engagement. [read post]
11 Aug 2022, 6:30 am by Kelly Goles
The Aninishinabek Nation Agreement draws on cultural rights as a solution to create a more equitable Canadian society. [read post]
11 Aug 2022, 3:29 am by kblocher@hslf.org
kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 08/11/2022 - 10:29 Since 2006, with the primary goal of advancing federal animal protection legislation, the Humane Society Legislative Fund has published the Humane Scorecard to track the relevant votes, co-sponsorships, and other actions of federal lawmakers. [read post]
10 Aug 2022, 4:45 am by Charnovitz
In recent decades, although the US has provided more project funding to the ILO, US initiative in the ILO is lacking. [read post]
10 Aug 2022, 4:45 am by Charnovitz
In recent decades, although the US has provided more project funding to the ILO, US initiative in the ILO is lacking. [read post]
9 Aug 2022, 9:48 am by Sandy Levinson
Board of Education (1947) that suggested that no public funds should ever go to help fund religious schools. [read post]
9 Aug 2022, 8:32 am by kblocher@hslf.org
The deadline was set following a May 2021 petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund and Sierra Club. [read post]
8 Aug 2022, 10:10 am by Emily Holland
In most of the world, the highest-priority issue areas are related to economic growth and vibrant livelihoods, and ensuring personal freedoms, and these necessarily garner the most political attention, legislation, and funding. [read post]
5 Aug 2022, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
  Another Supreme Court case at the end of the term, dealing with what is now the apparent duty of the state of Maine to fund sectarian schools should it direct any funds at all to private schools, promises a spate of [read post]
5 Aug 2022, 1:05 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Every year, the Humane Society Legislative Fund and our State Affairs department are lobbying for a panoply of federal, state and local measures, chipping away at animal suffering from every angle. [read post]
Proposed social and human rights disclosures include information on gender equality, working conditions, and respect for human rights as defined by core UN and EU human rights conventions. [read post]
29 Jul 2022, 12:13 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Over 100 of those advocates joined the Humane Society Legislative Fund to lobby their own members of Congress the following week, urging them to support passing this bill. [read post]
27 Jul 2022, 10:33 am by Guest Blogger
Putting aside the constraints provided by the duty to avoid intrinsic evils, this is correct, but it is also itself a major point or feature of the classical tradition: subject to those and other constraints the book outlines, the theory does not even purport to specify the particular institutional rules of any given polity, but leaves those to determination within that polity - first at the level of constitutional law (written and unwritten), and then at successively more specific levels of… [read post]
26 Jul 2022, 3:10 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund win case in DC Circuit Court of Appeals to protect horses kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 07/26/2022 - 22:10 The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund win case in DC Circuit Court of Appeals to protect horses WASHINGTON (July 26, 2022)—The Humane Society of… [read post]