Human Rights

01.05.2015

How for-Profit Prisons have Become a Big Lobby.

How for-Profit Prisons have Become a Big Lobby.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s detention budget includes a mandate from Congress that at least 34,000 immigrants remain detained on a daily basis, a quota that has steadily grown each year, even as the undocumented immigrant population in the United States has leveled off. Private prisons have profited… »

30.04.2015

New York stands with Baltimore

New York stands with Baltimore

Thousands of New Yorkers from across the five boroughs, #BlackLivesMatter activists and organizations that stand for social, economic, and racial justice rallied at Union Square to show the people of Baltimore that New York stands in solidarity with them and with their resistance because their resistance is for justice and… »

29.04.2015

NGOs: Migration summit fell short of expectations

NGOs: Migration summit fell short of expectations

Human Wrongs Watch 24 April 2015 (EurActiv)* — EU leaders have missed a real opportunity to make a serious difference in the lives and deaths of the people suffering daily in the Mediterranean, say NGOs. Meeting on short notice for an extraordinary summit on Thursday (23 April), EU… »

28.04.2015

New York: Parents of 43 Missing Mexican Students March to U.N.

New York: Parents of 43 Missing Mexican Students March to U.N.

Parents and relatives of the 43 students missing in the Mexican state of Guerrero have marked seven months since their loved ones disappeared. Some of the parents and relatives converged on New York City after traveling across the United States in caravans. On Sunday, they marched to the United Nations,… »

22.04.2015

UN urges States to act on new standards to eliminate devastating violence against children

UN urges States to act on new standards to eliminate devastating violence against children

Human Wrongs Watch United Nations officials gathered at the UN Crime Congress under way in Doha, Qatar, on 18 April 2015 called on Member States to take action and implement the new international standards on the elimination of violence against children adopted late last year, stressing that such violence… »

21.04.2015

Organized crime in wildlife, gold and timber worth over one billion USD, further fuels conflict in DR Congo

Organized crime in wildlife, gold and timber worth over one billion USD, further fuels conflict in DR Congo

Human Wrongs Watch ‘Experts estimate that 10-30 per cent of this illegal trade (around US$ 72-426 million per annum) goes to transnational organized criminal networks based outside eastern DR Congo.’   Nairobi, 16 April 2015 — Organized crime and the illegal trade in natural resources continues to increasingly fuel the… »

20.04.2015

Dying for Europe

Dying for Europe

Human Wrongs Watch According to latest estimates, around 700 human beings would have lost their lives trying to reach European coasts. The tragedy, which occurred overnight (18 to 19 April) comes just days after a similar maritime incident took another 400 lives. Some 1600 people would have died already this year… »

19.04.2015

Illegal sports betting and match-fixing grown into a huge transnational business worth billions of dollars

Illegal sports betting and match-fixing grown into a huge transnational business worth billions of dollars

Human Wrongs Watch The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on 15 April 2015 announced a new partnership with the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) to help strengthen cross-border investigations into match-fixing and manipulation of sports competitions, as well as bolstering measures to prosecute… »

16.04.2015

Europe must stop exporting its migration fears – or face the consequences

Europe must stop exporting its migration fears – or face the consequences

Human Wrongs Watch By Ruben Andersson* London, 13 April 2015 (IRIN)  – In a new column, anthropologist and author of “Illegality, Inc.” Ruben Andersson of the London School of Economics warns that European Union initiatives to collaborate with African states may fuel irregular migration rather than stem… »

12.04.2015

Rafael Correa: “Let’s talk about human rights, in Ecuador there is no torture or extrajudicial executions”

Rafael Correa: “Let’s talk about human rights, in Ecuador there is no torture or extrajudicial executions”

Panama City, Panamá, April 11 (Andes) – In a celebrated speech at the VII Summit of the Americas, President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, reflected on power relations which have impeded progress in Latin America, press freedom and reproached the US double standard on human rights and their history of interventionism. »

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