Human Rights

04.02.2015

What should Palestinians do?

What should Palestinians do?

On Politics and a Request: What is going on in the world today is serious transformation and transfiguration of power relationships from a unipolar to a multipolar world and from power centered in the north to that centered in the southern hemisphere. By Mazin Qumsiyeh The height of power of… »

02.02.2015

Occupy Democracy wins right to protest

London’s Mayor Boris Johnson fails in his attempt to prevent Occupy Democracy from holding monthly protests in Parliament Square By Occupy Democracy Boris backed down and removed the fencing which had previously blocked Occupy Democracy’s access to Parliament Square, after a Judicial Review was filed by Liberty and Occupy… »

02.02.2015

Glimmer of Hope for Assange

By Gustavo Capdevila for IPS News GENEVA, Jan 30 2015 (IPS) – There is a window of hope, thanks to a U.N. human rights body, for a solution to the diplomatic asylum of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in the embassy of Ecuador in London for the past two… »

26.01.2015

It is very hard to live knowing how much suffering there is

It is very hard to live knowing how much suffering there is

It is very hard to live knowing how much suffering there is. Our friends in Gaza have no electricity (or 4 hours a day maximum) and no heating and cooking gas. No incomes, no jobs and how they survive is beyond us. But then again some do not survive. By… »

25.01.2015

‘We Saw What You Did’ – Satellites and Human Rights

‘We Saw What You Did’ – Satellites and Human Rights

Human Wrongs Watch Nairobi, 23 January 2015 (IRIN)* – The shocking satellite imagery of the destruction in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga and nearby villages earlier this month provided graphic evidence of the extent of the crimes by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram when they stormed… »

21.01.2015

Children, Women Suffer ‘Dire Consequences’ of Conflict in Nigeria – UNICEF

Children, Women Suffer ‘Dire Consequences’ of Conflict in Nigeria – UNICEF

Human Wrongs Watch Women and children make up the vast majority of the latest wave of refugees fleeing violence in northern Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund on 20 January 2015 warned, spotlighting its ongoing efforts to provide basic assistance, including safe water, nutrition, health, education and protection… »

17.01.2015

‘Harrowing Tales of Killings and Destruction’ in Nigeria’s NorthEast – Urgent Action Needed to Protect Children

‘Harrowing Tales of Killings and Destruction’ in Nigeria’s NorthEast – Urgent Action Needed to Protect Children

Human Wrongs Watch Children growing up in Nigeria’s crisis-riven northeast are in desperate need of protection from relentless violence, on 16 January 2015 said Leila Zerrougui, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, as she wrapped up a weeklong visit in the country. On a day… »

17.01.2015

London Mayor spends £250,000 supressing peaceful protests

Freedom of Information requests to Boris Johnson’s Greater London Authority and Metropolitan Police reveal that the Mayor spent nearly £250,000 [1] in October trying to prevent peaceful pro-democracy protesters [2] from protesting in Parliament Square. The documents also revealed that at the height of Johnson’s efforts to prevent peaceful pro-democracy… »

17.01.2015

We all have something sacred

We all have something sacred

For some it’s their God, for others Democracy. There are those for whom human rights are inalienable and for several others the most Sacred is found within human beings. That thing that cannot be conceded, or sold, or forgotten, something that gives Meaning to life and projects it beyond one’s… »

17.01.2015

Land related social and human rights issues

Land related social and human rights issues

Pressenza reproduces in part this “Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights”. Written by Robert Vaughan, of the UN office. Introductory summary The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 48/141, offers a human rights analysis of land-related issues, in particular on land management, States’ obligations and… »

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