Human Rights

11.02.2015

Mounting Turmoil, Lawlessness in Libya

Mounting Turmoil, Lawlessness in Libya

Human Wrongs Watch A report produced jointly by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) “paints a bleak picture” of the human rights situation in the country during 2014, the High Commissioner’s spokesperson said on 10 February 2015 in… »

11.02.2015

Erwiana – stop treating us like slaves

Erwiana – stop treating us like slaves

Press Release from Erwiana Sulistyaningsih forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Erwiana Sulistyaningsih’s February 10th Speech 10th February, 2015, Hong Kong SAR: I am happy that I won my case and the justice for me and other victims is finally upheld. I would like to thank Riyanthi for… »

11.02.2015

Showing solidarity -Vigil for Japanese victims of ISIS in cities across Japan

Showing solidarity -Vigil for Japanese victims of ISIS in cities across Japan

By Yoko Narita (Tokyo, Japan) Japanese version Vigil for the victims of the recent ISIS hostage crisis, Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa, took place simultaneously in eight different cities (Sapporo, Sendai, Chiba, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Fukuoka) in Japan at five o’clock in the evening on February 8. This… »

10.02.2015

US invasion of Iraq helped create ISIS – former UN chief

US invasion of Iraq helped create ISIS – former UN chief

Human Wrongs Watch 09 February 2015 (RT)* — Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general, said the US-led invasion of Iraq was a mistake and helped to create the Islamist State militant group. He also blamed regional powers for making the conflict worse. “I was against this… »

10.02.2015

India: Advocating laws to safeguard journalists

India: Advocating laws to safeguard journalists

Guwahati: An untoward incident of physically assaulting a lady television reporter by the police personnel in northeast India recently, brought back the old debate of having a special law for protection of journalists on duty. The incident that took place at Latashil police station in the heart of Guwahati city… »

09.02.2015

Same-sex partnerships to be legalised in Greece

Same-sex partnerships to be legalised in Greece

As part of the programme of radical change being ushered in by the new Syriza government in Greece, Justice Minister Nikolaos Paraskevopoulos, today announced plans to expand civil partnerships to same-sex couples. Such partnerships have been available to heterosexual couples since 2008. Campaigners have been working for years to end… »

09.02.2015

World Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

World Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Human Wrongs Watch On the International Day , marked every year on 6 February, and this year focused on ending the ‘medicalization’ of the procedure, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on health workers around the world to eliminate what he called a ‘deeply harmful’ practice.  “Change is coming… »

08.02.2015

Mauritania: fighting against slavery

Mauritania: fighting against slavery

The manifesto of ProMosaik e.V supports the organisation’s fights against injustice, slavery, exploitation, human trafficking, poverty, and ignorance. Concerning slavery up to now, ProMosaik e.V’s book project focusses on Mauritania, where slavery still exists in society; also on slavery in post-modern times in general and about slavery in Mauritania in… »

07.02.2015

Chile’s LGBT movement wins historic victory with approval of civil unions

Chile’s LGBT movement wins historic victory with approval of civil unions

By Monserrat Sepulveda Rarely, do we activists get the opportunity to take out our rainbow flags and banners, not to stage a demonstration, but to celebrate. On January 28, Chilean activists had that rare opportunity: after four years of intense work by LGBT organizations, a civil union… »

07.02.2015

Canada Supreme Court lifts ban on doctor-assisted suicide

Canada Supreme Court lifts ban on doctor-assisted suicide

The Supreme Court of Canada has lifted a ban on doctor-assisted suicide for people with grievous and irremediable medical conditions.  Based on the Friday ruling, federal and provincial governments will have a year to craft legislation consistent with the verdict, recognizing the right of consenting adults who are enduring unbearable pain to… »

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