Human Rights

30.06.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

‘We Ain’t Found Shit’

‘We Ain’t Found Shit’

Scott Ritter explains why Iran shouldn’t accept ‘no notice’ inspections of its nuclear sites Scott Ritter Nuclear negotiations between Iran and what’s known as the P-5 + 1 group of nations (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany) are scheduled … »

27.06.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

‘Torture Can Never Be Used to Fight Terrorism’

‘Torture Can Never Be Used to Fight Terrorism’

Human Wrongs Watch United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has renewed his call for Member States to repudiate the use of torture amid the international community’s ongoing fight against terrorism and provide victims of the inhumane practice with support critical in helping them rebuild their lives. Marking the 2015 edition … »

25.06.2015 Pressenza New York

Ignoring the Real Roots of American Violence

Ignoring the Real Roots of American Violence

By Danny Katch – New York – 06/25/2015 – IN THE wake of Dylann Roof’s racist massacre in a Charleston church, there is increased public awareness of the frighteningly widespread network of violent right-wing networks. The New York Times, for example, gave prominent attention to something that hate-group … »

19.06.2015 Pressenza London

Greek debt ‘illegal, illegitimate and odious’

Greek debt ‘illegal, illegitimate and odious’

The BBC reports that “A committee convened by the Greek parliament has claimed much of the country’s debt of 320bn euros was illegally contracted and should not be paid.” “The concept of odious debt is established in international law where dictatorships or illegitimate governments have borrowed money and later been … »

19.06.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Older persons have rights – OAS

Older persons have rights – OAS

Americas OAS Becomes the First Region in the World with a Convention for the Protection of the Rights of OLDER Persons June 15, 2015 – The member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) today approved the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons during … »

18.06.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

‘Palestinian Refugee Crisis a ‘Time Bomb’ for Middle East’

‘Palestinian Refugee Crisis a ‘Time Bomb’ for Middle East’

Human Wrongs Watch The stark conditions afflicting millions of displaced Palestinians across the Middle East risk destabilizing the region and plunging it into a deeper humanitarian and security crisis, the head of the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees has warned.* “The isolation, exclusion and dispossession of Palestine refugees … »

14.06.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Happy Birthday Magna Carta

Happy Birthday Magna Carta

Monday, June 15, 2015, is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. In his book, Magna Carta, J.C. Holt, professor of medieval history, University of Cambridge, notes that three of the chapters of this ancient document still stand on the English Stature Book and that so much of what survives of … »

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