Did the Catholic Church Save the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Will the Human Rights Violations Continue?

Did the Catholic Church Save the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Will the Human Rights Violations Continue?

By: Steve Ragatzki.

According to the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the President shall be elected by a direct election from the people for a five-year term. The President may seek reelection only once. However, the President shall remain in office until the President-Elect “effectively assumes his functions.” Whatever the reason, Kabila has stayed in office well beyond the expiration of his term.          

 

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Indian Supreme Court Prevents Campaigning on Caste and Religion

Indian Supreme Court Prevents Campaigning on Caste and Religion

By Steve Ragatzki.

Today's post discusses the Indian caste system, which divides Hindus into groups based on karma and dharma. The separate castes are segregated, and abuse against lower-caste people has risen to the level of a human rights violation. A recent decision by the Indian Supreme Court held that candidates for office may no longer campaign based on religious or caste platforms.

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The Turkish Government’s Nationalist Screening Requirements for Teachers Deprives Refugees of a Non-Discriminatory Education

The Turkish Government’s Nationalist Screening Requirements for Teachers Deprives Refugees of a Non-Discriminatory Education

By Steve Ragatzki.

The Turkish government has fired approximately 32,000 teachers since July 2016. While interviewing replacements for the fired teachers, the government has asked questions regarding the applicants preferred columnists, their view on the coup in July 2016, and the current president's most recent speech. This type of vetting deprives refugees of a non-discriminatory education. Continue reading to learn about a similar educational action in the past and how UNESCO addresses the situation.

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