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The genocide of signed languages: protecting the linguistic rights of Africa’s deaf children

Deaf rights to language, expression, literacy and education have been marginalised throughout history. And signed languages have taken second place to spoken languages. The 1880 Milan Convention, for example, gave rise to a period when deaf children were forced to use oral language at school. The passing of the convention amounted to a global attack on the linguistic rights of deaf ... Read More »

Civil Rights Groups Protest Boston PD’s Social Media Monitoring Plan

pushback against law enforcement monitoring of social media continued this week with an open letter from civil rights groups and privacy to the city government of Boston, urging officials to cancel plans to acquire social media analytics software with a seven-figure price tag, which would enable the Boston Police Department to track citizens’ online activity. The letter, signed by groups ... Read More »

Taking rights significantly

updated: Wed, Jan 04 2012. 10 fifty six PM IST The sensible women and men who drafted the Indian constitution in the years after Independence hadtop reasons to understand the character and scope of the human rights contained within the familiarannouncement, which became followed in 1948. the ones rights had two awesome elements: those whopositioned restraints on states, and those ... Read More »