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HONG KONG: Concern about use of police excessive force and abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AHRC-ART-083-2014 October 15, 2014 An Article from the Asian Human Rights Commission HONG KONG: Concern about the use of police excessive force and abuse (Hong Kong, October15, 2014) The Asian Human Rights Commission expressed shock and sadness at the use of police excessive force/abuse as shown in amateur video footage now available to the public on YouTube. It is apparent that the ar ...

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Launch of UN Youth Advisory Panel in Bangladesh

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has asserted that young people are indispensable in the United Nations efforts to "eradicate poverty, contain the spread of disease, combat climate change and achieve the Millennium Development Goals" and has called on UN member states to "increase their investments in young people so they can do more." By Arup Barua* Following that call, UNCT (United Nations Conference on T ...

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Turkey: Yet another attack on the Freedom of Press

Three photo journalists from Berlin have been arrested reporting about the protests of Kurdish people in Turkey. A support group in Germany around the photographers have published a given a press release:   Yesterday (11th October 2014) in the late evening/early night hours the three German freelance photojournalists Ruben Martin Neugebauer, Björn Kietzmann and Christian Grodotzki got arrested by the Turkis ...

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Lack of Funds in What Could Be “Afghanistan’s Bloodiest Year”

Human Wrongs Watch Dubai, 10 October 2014 (IRIN)* –The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing a US$40 million deficit for its Afghanistan programmes, as aid agencies fear that foreign troop withdrawal will lead to decreasing budgets for humanitarian action.  **Photo: Mohammad Popal/IRIN | Displaced children from Helmand in southern Afghanistan (File photo) WFP has already decreased the size of food packages f ...

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Role of parliamentarians in preventing torture in Asia

An Announcement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre & the Danish Institute Against Torture   ASIA: 3rd AAATI conference - the role of parliamentarians in preventing torture in Asia  The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and the Danish Institute Against Torture (DIGNITY) wishes to inform you that the 3rd Parliamentarians' Conference on the Asian Alliance Against Torture & Ill-treatment (AAATI) has st ...

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Lisboa – House of Social Initiatives

Hello friends, In Lisbon, the PH has submitted a proposal for a participatory budget for the city for the year 2015. The proposal is called "House of Social Initiatives" and is the creation of a municipal open space to non-violent social initiatives by different groups, associations and political parties without discrimination, sharing facilities and resources. At this time, the vote is in progress in the p ...

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Appeal to both India and Pakistan to immediately stop ceasefire violations.

PAKISTAN INDIA PEOPLES’ FORUM FOR PEACE & DEMOCRACY - INDIA C/o: F-10/12, (Basement), Malviya Nagar, New Delhi Contacts: 09811081240, 09818407882, 011-26687725 Website: www.pipfpd.org Email: pipfpd.india@gmail.com PRESS RELEASE October 8, 2014 PIPFPD appeals to both India and Pakistan to immediately stop ceasefire violations. The ceasefire violations and firing taking place on the Line of Control (LoC) ...

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize Announcement Live Public Viewing

Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes. Further, it prohibits the maintenance of armed forces and other war potential. Article 9 is an international oath declaring No to War, a shared property of all the world's citizens who wish for peace. The nomination of the Japanese people who conserve Article 9 for the 2014 Nobe ...

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2nd Active Nonviolence International Film Festival awards

The 2nd Active Nonviolence International Film Festival (FICNOVA) has awarded special prizes to five productions from different countries. FICNOVA is organised by volunteer teams of World without Wars and Violence, an international organisation of the Humanist Movement, together with other humanist organisations, groups and individuals who share the same purpose of advancing in the development of nonviolence ...

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South Sudan –the Youngest State on Earth– at a Crossroad

  Human Wrongs Watch By Stephen Graham, Nairobi, 2 October 2014 (IRIN)* – The failure of peace talks and the end of South Sudan’s wet season could unleash fresh fighting between government forces and rebel factions, propelling millions of people in the world’s youngest nation back towards a man-made famine, analysts and humanitarian workers warn. Nine months of bad-tempered negotiations have yet to pro ...

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