Human Rights

18.01.2013

Hong Kong migrants, rights groups protest execution of Rizana Nafeek

Hong Kong migrants, rights groups protest execution of Rizana Nafeek

Dozens of Hong Kong-based migrant workers, including Sri Lankans; migrant and human rights groups, protested today the execution of Rizana Nafeek, a Sri Lankan maid, in Saudi Arabia. Nafeek was executed on January 9 for the death of her employer’s child. The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi… »

15.01.2013

Report of the Third West African Humanist Forum

Report of the Third West African Humanist Forum

Between the 20th and 22nd of December 2012 the Third Humanist Forum of West Africa took place in Lomé, Togo (following forums in Ivory Coast in September 2010 and Mali in September 2011). Joining the Togolese humanists were delegations from Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Mali, Ghana and Liberia. Several representatives… »

14.01.2013

Israeli Occupation Demolishes Palestinian Houses, Structures in Hebron

Israeli Occupation Demolishes Palestinian Houses, Structures in Hebron

Following on Pressenza’s recent coverage of the eviction by Israeli forces of the attempted new village on Palestinian territories , Israel starts clearing more land in preparation for settlements. On Monday 14th January, bulldozers of the Israeli occupation authority demolished several Palestinian houses, agricultural structures and barracks belonging to al-Hathaleen… »

02.01.2013

Trans Activist, Lawyer, Professor: Tamara Adrián Hernández

Trans Activist, Lawyer, Professor: Tamara Adrián Hernández

Tamara Adrián Hernández is a transsexual activist living in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. However, what actually makes her stand out is her career as a professor in a faculty of law and as an active lawyer. She is a very well-known activist in South America. Not in her own… »

25.12.2012

Upsurge in Support for Death Penalty Abolition

Upsurge in Support for Death Penalty Abolition

By J C Suresh There are miles and miles to go before capital punishment is at last accepted as a remnant of the gory past and abolished. But indications are that it is slowly on its way out. Amnesty Internationalhas welcomed an upsurge in global support for abolition of… »

25.12.2012

Protest Against Rape at Jantar Mantar

Protest Against Rape at Jantar Mantar

Protests against sexual violence continued for the third day in Delhi. The venue had shifted from the India Gate-Rajpath environs to Jantar Mantar. Despite the fact that the government had closed metro stops in central New Delhi (from Rajiv Chowk to Khan Market) so that Vladimir Putin was spared the… »

23.12.2012

Egypt gets a new constitution but not the one the people wanted

Egypt gets a new constitution but not the one the people wanted

State media in Egypt are reporting that the new constitution has been approved potentially by around 64% of voters but it is not without its critics who are concerned about a lack of protection for human rights.  Women’s groups and religious minorities are especially concerned. The referendum itself was only… »

20.12.2012

Meir Margalit in Jerusalem: Palestinians could prevent settlements

Meir Margalit in Jerusalem: Palestinians could prevent settlements

Meir Margalit is a Jerusalem City Councilman representing the Meretz party. He is also a founder and coordinator of ICAHD: Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (of Palestinian Homes) In an interview he explains that there will be national elections in January, in which only Israelis vote, and… »

20.12.2012

Record vote against death penalty at UN

Record vote against death penalty at UN

A record 111 countries voted Thursday for a moratorium on capital punishment at a keynote UN General Assembly human rights meeting. Although not legally binding, campaigners say the vote held every two years sends a strong signal to the slowly shrinking number of nations — including China, Iran and the… »

18.12.2012

Ukraine: Investigate Attacks on Peaceful Protest

Ukraine: Investigate Attacks on Peaceful Protest

The Ukrainian government should condemn homophobic speech and attacks on a peaceful protest in Kiev on December 8, 2012, Human Rights Watch said today. The rally by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and human rights groups commemorated Human Rights Day on December 10 and protested a… »

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