Human Rights

25.01.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

‘We Saw What You Did’ – Satellites and Human Rights

‘We Saw What You Did’ – Satellites and Human Rights

Human Wrongs Watch Nairobi, 23 January 2015 (IRIN)* – The shocking satellite imagery of the destruction in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga and nearby villages earlier this month provided graphic evidence of the extent of the crimes by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram when they stormed … »

17.01.2015 Pressenza London

London Mayor spends £250,000 supressing peaceful protests

Freedom of Information requests to Boris Johnson’s Greater London Authority and Metropolitan Police reveal that the Mayor spent nearly £250,000 [1] in October trying to prevent peaceful pro-democracy protesters [2] from protesting in Parliament Square. The documents also revealed that at the height of Johnson’s efforts to prevent peaceful pro-democracy … »

17.01.2015 Pía Figueroa

We all have something sacred

We all have something sacred

For some it’s their God, for others Democracy. There are those for whom human rights are inalienable and for several others the most Sacred is found within human beings. That thing that cannot be conceded, or sold, or forgotten, something that gives Meaning to life and projects it beyond one’s … »

17.01.2015 Tony Henderson

Land related social and human rights issues

Land related social and human rights issues

Pressenza reproduces in part this “Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights”. Written by Robert Vaughan, of the UN office. Introductory summary The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 48/141, offers a human rights analysis of land-related issues, in particular on land management, States’ obligations and … »

16.01.2015 Redaccion Ecuador

Disarming words: the dictionary of immigration

Disarming words: the dictionary of immigration

By Sara Bosco Migration is one of the biggest and most complex of today’s phenomena. Every day, all over the world, thousands of people try to cross the borders of their homelands in search of a better life in a new country. The present international situation of globalisation is contributing … »

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