Human Rights

25.06.2015

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

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

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

‘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… »

16.06.2015

The Americas: first region to have convention on protecting human rights of older persons

Human Wrongs Watch The member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) on 15 June 2015 today approved the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons during the General Assembly of the institution, which was immediately signed by the governments of Argentina,… »

14.06.2015

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… »

11.06.2015

‘EU Migrant Crisis – Direct Consequence of Western Europe Colonial Practice‘

‘EU Migrant Crisis – Direct Consequence of Western Europe Colonial Practice‘

  Human Wrongs Watch  9 June 2015 (RT)* – To deal with the migrant crisis the EU has to change its relations with the countries of the global South, to implement a policy to integrate migrants into the EU and to ensure they won’t be socially discriminated, says… »

11.06.2015

Open Letter of Appreciation to Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhury of Bangladesh

Open Letter of Appreciation to Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhury of Bangladesh

I am writing this short letter to express my appreciation with regard to the statement reported in the media; you have been quoted to have said, “you [referring to tribunal judges] misused your power”. We, in South Asia as well as in many other countries, are often faced with a… »

08.06.2015

Jammu-Kashmir: young Sikh shot by police

Jammu-Kashmir: young Sikh shot by police

Jammu is under curfew imposed following disturbances after police fired into a crowd of protesters on June 4 and shot a 24-year old telecom engineer. in the head, instantly killing him. The victim was Bhai Jagjeet Singh, resident of the R.S. Pura area. He was taking part in a peaceful… »

05.06.2015

Thousands march against femicide in Argentina

Thousands march against femicide in Argentina

By Ashoka Jegroo for Waging Nonviolence Thousands of protesters marched on June 3 in Buenos Aires and dozens of other cities across Argentina against violence towards women. Shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, massive crowds of protesters gathered in the Dos Congresos square… »

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