Human Rights

06.12.2014

Indian Ocean: UN Warns of Uptick in Clandestine Migration Despite ‘Horrific’ Dangers

Indian Ocean: UN Warns of Uptick in Clandestine Migration Despite ‘Horrific’ Dangers

Human Wrongs Watch More people are risking their lives to cross the Indian Ocean on smuggler’s boats despite the great risks involved, including the prospect of “horrific violence,” the United Nations refugee agency on 5 December 2014 warned.  Speaking at a press briefing in Geneva, William Spindler, a spokesperson… »

05.12.2014

‘US should respond to public demands for greater police accountability – United Nations

‘US should respond to public demands for greater police accountability – United Nations

Human Wrongs Watch 4 December 2014 – In the wake of a grand jury decision in New York yesterday not to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed man, in July, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the United States to… »

05.12.2014

NYC March to Shut the Whole System Down

NYC March to Shut the Whole System Down

In New York, thousands of demonstrators shut down traffic around the city and part of the West Side Highway was effectively closed off as protesters streamed between vehicles, chanting “The whole damn system is guilty as hell.” The march and blockade were caused by outrage over the refusal of grand… »

05.12.2014

President Obama’s Immigrant Initiative: A Questionable Proposition

President Obama’s Immigrant Initiative: A Questionable Proposition

By Arturo Ignacio Sánchez President Obama’s executive action on immigration has been uncritically embraced and lauded by immigrant activists, so-called political progressives, and corporate interests. At first glance, this is totally understandable. From an immediate humanitarian perspective the initiative will insulate five million undocumented immigrants from deportation. In effect, immigrant… »

04.12.2014

One in Three Women Worldwide Is a Victim of Violence — Refuse Abuse

Human Wrongs Watch More than half-way through an international campaign to end violence against women, a top United Nations expert on the issue is calling for a binding international legal standard that holds Member States accountable in fighting this widespread human rights violation. »

04.12.2014

Grand Jury Fails to Indict NYC Police Officer Pantaleo

Grand Jury Fails to Indict NYC Police Officer Pantaleo

Wednesday Dec 3rd, protesters poured onto the streets following a grand jury’s decision not to indict NYC Police Officer Pantaleo on murder charges for killing unarmed Staten Islander Eric Garner. Protesters rallied at Union Square and Columbus Circle and marched to Times Square, 47th Street, up Broadway and tried to disrupt the Christmas tree lighting ceremony… »

30.11.2014

Right Livelihood Awards in Stockholm: Recipients send strong messages on surveillance, human rights & climate change

Right Livelihood Awards in Stockholm: Recipients send strong messages on surveillance, human rights & climate change

On Monday 1 December, the 2014 Right Livelihood Awards will be presented to Alan Rusbridger from the U.K., Asma Jahangir from Pakistan, Basil Fernando and the Asian Human Rights Commission (Hong Kong), and Bill McKibben and 350.org from the U.S. The Award Ceremony will take place in the Swedish Parliament, Second Chamber, from 4 pm. Edward… »

28.11.2014

Living Nightmare for Detained Immigrants in Georgia

Living Nightmare for Detained Immigrants in Georgia

Reports are mounting of a living nightmare in Lumpkin, Georgia, at Stewart, a 1,750-bed detention facility housing immigrants facing potential deportation. According to multiple interviews with detained immigrants at Stewart, they are dealing with maggots in food, improper medical care, sweltering temperatures, and in many cases no communication with staff… »

27.11.2014

Ferguson, the decision not to indict is unsurprising

Ferguson, the decision not to indict is unsurprising

On Monday evening 11/24/2014, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch announced that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the August 9 shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Law professor Franklin E. Zimring, who directs the criminal justice research program… »

27.11.2014

The Power of 1.8 Billion Youth

The Power of 1.8 Billion Youth

Human Wrongs Watch ‘Young people matter. They matter because an unprecedented 1.8 billion youth are alive today, and because they are the shapers and leaders of our global future. They matter because they have inherent human rights that must be fulfilled,’ according to the UN Population Fund (… »

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