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29.09.2018

Rights of Nature Campaign Launch to be held at the Threatened Arroceros Forest Park

Rights of Nature Campaign Launch to be held at the Threatened Arroceros Forest Park

The launching of the ‘Rights of Nature (RoN) Campaign’ at Arroceros Forest Park in Manila is made more significant with the plan of the Manila City government to destroy the park and turn it to a commercial space and school gymnasium. “We wanted Arroceros Park as the venue of the… »

27.09.2018

France: Aid Worker Convicted for Tweet

France: Aid Worker Convicted for Tweet

A humanitarian worker’s defamation conviction on September 25, 2018, for an ironic tweet represents a dangerous escalation in official harassment of groups providing crucial aid to migrants, Human Rights Watch said today. It is the first conviction of its kind in France. A court in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France, found … »

27.09.2018

ICAN activists unroll 20 meter long banner on top of BNP Paribas building in Germany

ICAN activists unroll 20 meter long banner on top of BNP Paribas building in Germany

This morning, in a spectacular action for Nuclear Abolition Day, three German ICAN activists protested against BNP Paribas Bank’s investments in nuclear weapons. They unrolled a 20 meter banner with the slogan “Stop Investing in Nuclear Weapons” on the roof of the building where BNP Paribas has their offices. The… »

27.09.2018

Global protests at BNP Paribas offices: End support for nuclear weapons production!

Global protests at BNP Paribas offices: End support for nuclear weapons production!

Don’t Bank on the Bomb, a project in conjunction with ICAN, took advantage of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons to urge BNP Paribas to withdraw their $8 billion support for nuclear weapons producing companies. The production of nuclear weapons will soon be illegal under… »

26.09.2018

Hungarian Helsinki Committee takes legal action to challenge the anti-NGO laws

Hungarian Helsinki Committee takes legal action to challenge the anti-NGO laws

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) filed a complaint with the Hungarian Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) against the new criminal provision threatening with imprisonment those assisting asylum seekers. As for the so-called ‘special tax on immigration’ this law can only be challenged in Strasbourg, as… »

24.09.2018

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, have been announced today in Stockholm, Sweden. The 2018 Honorary Award goes to anti-corruption champions Thelma Aldana (Guatemala) & Iván Velásquez (Colombia) “for their innovative work in exposing abuse of power and prosecuting corruption, thus rebuilding people’s trust in public… »

22.09.2018

The oppression of Baha’is by the Houthis reaches unprecedented levels in Sana’a, Yemen

The oppression of Baha’is by the Houthis reaches unprecedented levels in Sana’a, Yemen

On 15 September, more than 20 members of the Bahá’í community in Yemen, including all their national leaders and minors, were falsely accused of espionage and apostasy at a Houthis-controlled Sana’a court hearing. The accusations, inspired by religious motives, made by the de facto authorities in Sana’a at the hearing,… »

20.09.2018

On International Day of Democracy, International Leaders Call for More Open Public Institutions

On International Day of Democracy, International Leaders Call for More Open Public Institutions

Published on www.prnewswire.com and provided by NYU Tandon School of Engineering and The Governance Lab. Sept. 13, 2018  — As the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Democracy on September 15 with its theme of “Democracy Under Strain,” The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at… »

12.09.2018

Hungary: Illiberal Democracy fails in the European Parliament

Hungary: Illiberal Democracy fails in the European Parliament

By triggering the Article 7 procedure, the European Parliament has made it clear that illiberal democracy is against the core values of the European Union. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee welcomes that the EP has validated, with a two-third majority, the long-standing concerns over the Hungarian political system. This enables Member… »

09.09.2018

Chile: Public Declaration over resolution Ethical Commission of the Chamber of Deputies

Chile: Public Declaration over resolution Ethical Commission of the Chamber of Deputies

Faced with the unusual sanction of Humanist deputy Pamela Jiles by the Ethics Commission of the Chamber of Deputies for having questioned UDI deputy Ignacio Urrutia, the organizations and individuals below signatories wish to express our total rejection of this measure. What motivated Pamela Jiles’ response was what Urrutia expressed… »

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