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2011-08-09 12:00:00

CLEVELAND, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Case Western Reserve University's Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence will award its 2011 Inamori Ethics Prize on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to human rights attorney Beatrice Mtetwa. Mtetwa will be recognized for her efforts to fight injustice in her home country of Zimbabwe. The Inamori celebration begins with an academic symposium at 12:30 p.m. in the Inamori Center for Ethics and Excellence, located on the ground level of...

2011-05-25 10:43:00

Entertainment industry leader becomes the GAVI Alliance's first Envoy GENEVA, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) is proud to announce that Bill Roedy, the architect behind the internationally known MTV Networks, has joined the GAVI family to advocate for immunisation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110525/DC08813-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110525/DC08813LOGO-b) \As the Alliance's first GAVI...

2011-03-31 06:00:00

CLEVELAND, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Zimbabwean human rights attorney Beatrice Mtetwa is a hero to victims of human rights abuses, civil society activists and foreign journalists covering unrest in her country. In recognition of her tremendous contributions, she will be honored with Case Western Reserve University's 2011 Inamori Ethics Prize. The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will recognize Mtetwa during events...

2009-08-06 14:29:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Upon learning of the White House decision to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mary Robinson, the World Jewish Congress issued the following statement: We are deeply troubled that the White House has chosen to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. During her tenure, she presided over the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa in 2001, which...

2008-12-08 15:20:00

PARIS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Former US President Jimmy Carter, former Irish President Mary Robinson, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and other members of The Elders (http://www.theelders.org) gathered in Paris at a celebration Dec. 6 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to honor the 30 international winners of the Internews-sponsored 'Every Human Has Rights' Media Awards (http://media-awards.everyhumanhasrights.org) When it comes to human...

2005-11-21 13:34:24

By Paul Hoskins DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Iraq war has weakened the moral authority of the United States and its allies to tackle the likes of China and Russia over their poor records on civil liberties, human rights campaigner Mary Robinson said on Monday. Robinson, named by Time Magazine this year as one of the world's 100 most influential people, told Reuters that disregard for human rights by western democracies made it more difficult to promote them in countries where people enjoy...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.