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31.07.2019

The European Commission sides with refugees and civil society

The European Commission sides with refugees and civil society

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee welcomes the decision of the European Commission to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for what the Hungarian government calls the ’Stop Soros’ act. The Commission also decided to launch a new infringement procedure for withholding food from those detained… »

31.07.2019

Press Statement on the Series of Killings in Negros

Press Statement on the Series of Killings in Negros

Editor’s Note: Negros Oriental is a province located in Central Visayas, Philippines. At least 15 persons, including 4 policemen and a school principal, were killed in separate shooting incidents in a span of just one week in this province. July 25 was the bloodiest with 7 dead in just one day. … »

29.07.2019

Nuclear power ‘seven decades of economic ruin’, says new report

Nuclear power ‘seven decades of economic ruin’, says new report

New research has found that almost all nuclear power plants built since the nuclear industry’s inception have generated large financial losses. The report by the German Institute for Economic Research examines 674 nuclear power plants built since 1951. Its authors found that typical nuclear power plants averaged… »

25.07.2019

Return the Chagos Archipelago to Mauritius immediately

Return the Chagos Archipelago to Mauritius immediately

PRESS RELEASE Colonialism Reparation welcomes that the United Nations General Assembly has confirmed that the process of decolonisation of Mauritius was not lawfully completed giving the United Kingdom six months to withdraw its colonial administration from the Chagos Archipelago unconditionally and requests that the United Kingdom present apologies and compensations… »

22.07.2019

Press Statement on the Occasion of President Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address

Press Statement on the Occasion of President Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address

DEFEND WEST PHILIPPINE SEA NO TO KALIWA DAM AND MANILA BAY RECLAMATION PROJECTS ADOPT THE RIGHTS OF NATURE LAW The Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) is calling on President Rodrigo Duterte on the occasion of his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) to uphold the… »

15.07.2019

Croatia: President Admits Unlawful Migrant Pushbacks

Croatia: President Admits Unlawful Migrant Pushbacks

Halt Abusive Operations; Justice Needed Croatia should immediately stop summarily returning migrants and asylum seekers to Bosnia and Herzegovina, in some cases with force, Human Rights Watch said today in an open letter to President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. The president’s recent admission during an interview on Swiss televisionthat Croatian officials… »

14.07.2019

[Germany] No to War and Military Bases – first thoughts afterwards

[Germany] No to War and Military Bases – first thoughts afterwards

For many it was the threat of a war with Iran and the stationing of new nuclear weapons that led thousands of people to the streets to protest against the US Air Base in Ramstein on June 29th2019. The more than 5,000 participants that took part in the demonstration were… »

13.07.2019

One in three people globally do not have access to safe drinking water – UNICEF, WHO.

One in three people globally do not have access to safe drinking water – UNICEF, WHO.

New report on inequalities in access to water, sanitation and hygiene also reveals more than half of the world does not have access to safe sanitation services Billions of people around the world are continuing to suffer from poor access to water, sanitation and hygiene, according to a new report… »

13.07.2019

Stop Killer Robots before it is Too Late!

Stop Killer Robots before it is Too Late!

On June 6, 2019 a kick-off meeting was held at CEU in Budapest organized by CELAB and activists of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots – Hungary, to raise awareness on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) or killer robots. Machines have begun to take the place of humans on the… »

11.07.2019

Call for artists to participate in the Art Symposium in Brandenburg in October 2019

Call for artists to participate in the Art Symposium in Brandenburg in October 2019

On the occasion of the Day of Nonviolence, October 2, 2019, from October 1, 2019 to October 5, 2019, a symposium for artists on the subject of nonviolence will take place at the Humanist Park of Study and Reflection in Schlamau, Brandenburg, Germany. The aim of this meeting of artists… »

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