Joshua C. Curtiss

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Murderer says prison denying his human rights

Convicted murderer and sex offender Phillip John Smith says his human rights have been breached after prison authorities stopped him from working on …

Criminology

Queen's Speech: The Government's three most controversial new laws

The Government has revealed its plans for a range of new laws in the Queen's Speech. Here are the three most controversial.<p><b>Bill of Rights</b><p>There were …

Chinese and German people most welcoming to refugees says Amnesty index

People in China, Germany and Britain were ranked as the world's most welcoming to refugees in findings published by human rights organisation Amnesty International on Thursday.<p>Residents of Russia, Indonesia and Thailand were considered the least welcoming out of 27 countries in the Refugees Welcome …

North Africa

Stories of torture in Syria shock Swiss students

Two Syrian refugees have described to Swiss students the brutal torture they suffered while in a Damascus prison, as part of a tour organised by …

Fleeing Gangs, Central American Refugees Fight Deportation From the U.S.

Alberto was shackled with ankle and waist chains last December when he flew in an airplane for the first time of his life. He and a dozen other …

Obama calls Duterte, highlights shared human rights values

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Obama has personally called his counterpart in the Philippines with a subtle message about the importance of human rights.<p>Just weeks ago, in his last campaign speech, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte told a crowd to "forget the laws of human rights."<p>Duterte's tough-on-crime stance …

Asia

FACTBOX: Stoning - where does it happen?

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Stoning, a form of execution where a group throws stones at a person until they are dead, still happens in …

Al-Shabaab
CNN

Does “de-Kirchnerizing” Argentina mean dismantling human rights policies?

In March, during Francois Hollande’s visit to Argentina, the president of France planned to meet with the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, an …

Rights & Freedoms

Corporate Ethics Can’t Be Reduced to Compliance

At companies across the globe, the layers of compliance mechanisms are growing. At first blush this seems to make sense: Perhaps the most obviously straightforward method of preventing unethical or damaging behavior is increasing the number of rules designed to curtail it. However, one of the more …

Toward an ethics of influence

Stop now and go to TimeWellSpent.io, where @TristanHarris, on the left above, has produced and gathered much wisdom about a subject most of us think …

Social Goods | Rana Plaza Lawsuit, Met Gala Style, High Street Ethics

Social Goods is a weekly roundup of the most important news at the intersection of fashion and ethics, sustainability and corporate social …

FIFA ethics investigator recommends life ban for ex-VP Webb

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA’s chief ethics investigator has recommended a life ban for Jeffrey Webb, a former vice-president of the global soccer body who has pleaded guilty in the United States to offences linked to racketeering, fraud and money laundering.<p>Webb, one of seven people arrested in Zurich …

Corruption

As Thinking On Animal Ethics Shifts, New Journal On Animal Feeling Launches

A new scientific journal is not merely a new venue for publishing research, it can encourage new science, create a new community of investigators and, to some degree, contribute to the establishing of new fields.<p>There are numerous examples of this in the history of science. For example, cognitive …

Consciousness

Mayor's Nonprofit Group Refuses to Cooperate with State Ethics Commission Probe, According to Attorney

<i>A lawyer for the mayor's nonprofit group says it will no longer cooperate with an investigation by the state ethics commission into its activities,</i> …

Corruption

British Association of Social Workers launches inquiry into adoption ethics

Year-long investigation will hear from social workers, birth and adoptive family members and adult adoptees<p>The prime minister has made it crystal clear in recent months that he wants to see more children adopted, faster. But following two landmark appeal court cases, the brakes are firmly on: …

Why ethics in social newsgathering is about more than just being nice

Consideration of uploaders’ and eyewitnesses’ well-being will sustain the flow of user-generated content in news for the future, says Fergus Bell<p><i>This</i> …

Ethics in Everyday Teaching Practice

<i>Note: This week's guest-blogger is Meira Levinson, Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Today, she co-authors</i> …

Education

The Ethics of Storytelling? Reconsidering Humans of New York

<i>Emily Jenab is a postgraduate student in the Ethics and Society program at Fordham University.</i><p><i>Humans of New York</i> has become inescapable. Photographer …

Vaughan’s deputy mayor to take on ethics czar in court

This week, Vaughan’s ethics commissioner will find herself in a place she likely never expected when she signed up seven years ago for the job to …

When the Machines Report to Work, Digital Ethics Should Too

Connected things, intelligent automation and even robots — what we broadly define as smart technologies — have begun to dramatically transform the …

Banking

Profile of Danish researcher tackles the ethics of studying ancient DNA

I read with interest today this fantastic profile of Danish researcher Eske Willerslev, PhD, by the always-awesome Carl Zimmer in today’s <i>New York</i> …

The Ethics of Self-Defense: When is Violence Justified?

The ethics of using violence in any conflict are grounded in the culture of the people involved.<b>»</b><b> THE ETHICS OF</b> defending ourselves are usually only …

Concealed Carry

The Surprising Challenge of Teaching Ethics in US Schools

<i>Do schools in the US put enough emphasis on teaching students how to be moral, ethical people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Daniel Kaplan, High School English Teacher of 15 years, on</b> …

Addressing Digital Inequality in Education

Education<p>Cynthia Temesi - May 16, 2016 - 1 Comment<p>The thoughtful placement of technology in our education environments can greatly enhance the way students learn and educators teach. As we all know, it’s possible for students to partake in mobile and distance learning, to access a plethora of …

Michael Ratner’s Death Is a Loss for Freedom, Peace and Justice

<i>Michael Ratner. (Jamie-Andrea Yanak / AP)</i><p>Legendary human rights lawyer Michael Ratner died Wednesday. His pathbreaking legal and political work on …

Tens of Thousands Take Part in Global Actions Targeting World’s Most Dangerous Fossil Fuel Projects

Twelve days of unprecedented worldwide action against fossil fuels concluded Sunday showing that the climate movement will not rest until all coal, …

How rich are the Irish?

We’re richer than the Germans thanks to our love of property – but we still carry one of the highest debt burdens in Europe<p>Tue, May 17, 2016, …

Justin Trudeau announces further equality and protection for Canada’s trans community

The legislation will be introduced today.<p>Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced groundbreaking new federal legislation that will …

Brazil