September 17, 2019

Atheist advocate condemned for defending same-sex marriage in Cayman Islands

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By Hemant Mehta From Friendly Atheist Last week, marriage equality was finally legalized in the Cayman Islands, a British territory in the Caribbean Sea, after the Grand Court ruled than a ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional. The government, however, soon said it would appeal the ruling to a high Court of Appeal… because that’s what Jesus would want. […]

Statement on World Refugee Day

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From Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission World Refugee Day will be recognised around the world on 20 June 2018, and the Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission joins the United Nations (UN) and other countries in standing #WithRefugees. This year’s theme indicates how the responsibility of supporting families forced to flee their homes due to war […]

Commissions celebrate the publication of the Cayman Islands Constitution in braille and audio formats

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Last week the Constitutional Commission, together with the Human Rights Commission, launched audio and braille formats of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order, 2009 (the “Constitution”) for persons with sight or literacy impairments in Cayman.  The project came about when a member of the public who is visually impaired approached the Commissions about accessing the Constitution; […]

The Editor Speaks: If you support LGBT rights you’re not a Christian!

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This is the claim of Anthony Eden that was echoed to some extent by Alva Suckoo who managed to unseat the hardworking and former Progressives Minister Wayne Panton’s bid for re-election. The respect I once had for Eden evaporated last year and his tirade against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is very […]

Cayman Islands: World Mental Health Day

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Statement on World Mental Health Day 10 October, 2016: ‘Psychological First Aid’ 10 October was World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme, selected by the World Federation for Mental Health (the “WFMH”), is ‘Psychological First Aid’. Psychological first aid is described as the provision of “a humane, supportive and practical response to people suffering exposure […]

Discrimination, homophobia, privilege and hate speech in Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly

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By James Austen- Smith From Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission Like many others in Cayman, and elsewhere, the members of the Human Rights Commission were shocked to read reports of a ‘debate’ which took place in the Legislative Assembly on 13 August 2015 during which MLAs purported to discuss the definition of marriage. The Commission […]

Human Rights 365

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From Human Rights Commission The 10th of December commemorates the date on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; a declaration which recognises equality and dignity for all individuals. Today is referred to as International Human Rights Day (IHRD). This year the United Nations has chosen to recognise IHRD […]