Gadling The Practical Nomad blog Wednesday, 12 March 2014 Public questioning of US government on human rights US government delegation listens to questions from the UN Human Rights Committee. (Click image for larger version.) At the head table, left to right: Scott Shuchart (Senior Adviser, Office of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, DHS), Megan Mack (Officer for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, DHS), Bruce Swartz (Deputy Assistant Attorney General, DOJ), Roy Austin, Jr. Today and tomorrow in Geneva (early Thursday and Friday morning in the USA), a delegation from the US government will be questioned publicly by members of the UN Human Rights Committee about US implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). I'm attending the proceedings on behalf of the Identity Project. Updates and my reports from Geneva: Link | Posted by Edward, 12 March 2014, 22:24 (10:24 PM) | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0) Sunday, 2 March 2014 The Amazing Race 24, Episode 2 Guangzhou (China) Monday, 24 February 2014 Ms.
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Wanderfly | Error Top 10: Things To Do in Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul is one of the most dynamic, beautiful and exciting cities in the world. You could easily spend weeks there and still not see everything. Located on both sides of the Bosporus Straight (which connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara), the city of Istanbul is split across two continents—Europe and Asia. Known by many names over the centuries—Byzantium, Constantinople, and since 1930, Istanbul—this intoxicating city offers a multitude of cultural, religious, and historic sights. I was really surprised at how modern and clean it was for a city so large. Plus, the people are extremely friendly and are more than happy to practice their English with you. 1) Visit Topkapı Palace Strategically perched on a hill overlooking the Bosporus and Sea of Marmara, Topkapı Palace was constructed between 1466 and 1478 for Sultan Mehmet II and served as the residence for the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Hagia Sophia 2) Visit the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) 3) Cruise along the Bosporus