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Not Pretty in Pink: The Undisclosed Fashions of Farmed Salmon

People often choose cuts with bright pink to reddish hues, under the impression that these are fresher, tastier, and of better quality, thus warranting premium prices. The reality, however, is that “color does not affect these characteristics” and, in the case of farmed salmon, this color is actually manufactured.

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Fiscal policy is a tool to fight poverty: communicated to the IACHR

Dejusticia and other organizations presented this press release to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which offers some comments from civil society to the Commission’s preliminary report on Poverty and Human Rights in the Americas. The group of organizations welcome the initiative of the Commission to produce this report. We also emphasize the urgency of having normative standards that, at the inter-American level, serve as concrete parameters for analyzing the efforts of States to phase out poverty and extreme poverty.

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The Panama Papers and Collaborative Advocacy

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By now you have likely heard of the Panama Papers. Leaked to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung by an anonymous source, the Papers include over 11.5 million records from the files of Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm that helped politicians, drug dealers, athletes, businessmen, and other rich clients hide wealth and evade taxes through offshore shell companies, investment funds, and tax havens.

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Press Release – International human rights network intervenes in case challenging large-scale disconnection of water supply to tens of thousands of low-income residents in Detroit

New York. February 9, 2015. The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), a global network of over 220 groups and 50 individual advocates from around the world working to secure economic and social justice through human rights, has requested leave from the U.S. District Court to be recognized as amicus curiae[1] in the case of Lyda et al. v. City of Detroit[2]in support of residents challenging the City of Detroit’s decision to cut off water supply to thousands of households unable to pay their bills.

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Human Rights, Democracy, and Development

Human rights are undergoing a transformation. Around the world debates have proliferated regarding human rights discourses, practices, and studies to the point that some speak about “the end of human rights.” This context is unlike anything since the beginning of the international human rights system around the mid twentieth century.

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