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Japan to recognise indigenous Ainu people for first time

Japan to recognise indigenous Ainu people for first time

Japan's government introduced a bill Friday to recognise the country's ethnic Ainu minority as an "indigenous" people for the first time, after decades of discrimination against the group.The Ainu people -- many of whom live in northern Hokkaido -- have lo

Activists push to curb 'data discrimination' in US legislation

Activists push to curb 'data discrimination' in US legislation

More than 40 activist organizations urged Congress on Wednesday to ensure "digital civil rights" in any regulations imposed on the tech industry as lawmakers consider privacy legislation.The groups sent a letter to key legislators urging them to ensure civil

Released Iran journalist accuses US of discrimination

Released Iran journalist accuses US of discrimination

A journalist for Iranian state TV who was detained in the US for 10 days accused the country on Saturday of violence and discrimination against Muslims and black people.US-born Muslim convert Marzieh Hashemi was arrested at St. Louis Lambert International Airp

Lithuania's top court rejects anti-gay discrimination

Lithuania's top court rejects anti-gay discrimination

Lithuania's top court ruled on Friday that the Baltic EU state must grant residence permits to foreign spouses of gay citizens even though same-sex unions are not recognised by law.In a landmark ruling for gay rights in this deeply Catholic country, the const

UN experts warn of women's rights rollback in Poland

UN experts warn of women's rights rollback in Poland

United Nations human rights experts on Thursday expressed concern over recent rollbacks of women's rights in Poland, especially those regarding reproductive health and societal roles. The delegation from the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in