Human Rights

19.12.2014

Argentina – New Law Leads to New Life for Migrant Domestic Workers

Argentina – New Law Leads to New Life for Migrant Domestic Workers

Human Wrongs Watch Buenos Aires, 16 December 2014 (ILO*) — “Why do other workers have rights but not us?” Maria Perez remembers asking over and over again when she first arrived in Argentina from Paraguay for a job as a domestic worker. Today, after decades of labor organizing and… »

19.12.2014

Middle East — 8.6 Million Lives Torn Apart

Middle East — 8.6 Million Lives Torn Apart

Human Wrongs Watch Amman, 19 December 2014 – “The Syria crisis represents the biggest threat to children of recent times. By the end of 2015, the lives of over 8.6 million children across the region will have been torn apart by violence and forced displacement. That compares to a figure… »

19.12.2014

West Africa: exciting chocolate news to share!

West Africa: exciting chocolate news to share!

Press release We have two very exciting pieces of news about our cocoa campaign from this week that will help us continue pushing for an end to child labor in this sector. First, ILRF released a new report analyzing the causes behind continuing… »

18.12.2014

World Bank safeguards ‘go out of their way’ to avoid references to human rights – UN Expert

World Bank safeguards ‘go out of their way’ to avoid references to human rights – UN Expert

Human Wrongs Watch The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, on 17 December 2014 urged the World Bank to recognize the central importance of human rights to its draft environmental and social policies, also known as safeguard policies, which apply to its investment project… »

17.12.2014

Netherlands Politicians ‘trying to score political points at expense of homeless migrants’ – UN Rights Experts

Netherlands Politicians ‘trying to score political points at expense of homeless migrants’ – UN Rights Experts

Human Wrongs Watch In the Netherlands, assisting migrants living on the streets is not a matter of charity but rather an obligation of the Government, a group of United Nations human rights experts on 16 December 2014 said as they urged Dutch authorities to immediately provide irregular migrants… »

17.12.2014

Flash of the last day of the Nobel Peace Summit

Flash of the last day of the Nobel Peace Summit

A change of location for the last day of the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates: no longer the auditorium at Music Park, but Julio Cesar Sala del Campidoglio, seat of the Communal Council of Rome. It began with a reading of messages from Gorbachev, who could not participate and is… »

17.12.2014

The Nobel Laureates Summit: Mairead Maguire interview

The Nobel Laureates Summit: Mairead Maguire interview

Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Irish Nobel Peace Laureate in 1976, engaged for years in nonviolent conflict resolution, talks about the current situation on the issues of peace, nonviolence and disarmament; about nonviolent movements which are known and maintained in the Middle East and the steps to follow to reach a world… »

15.12.2014

Passion, hugs, hypocrisy and commitment on the second day of the Summit

Passion, hugs, hypocrisy and commitment on the second day of the Summit

Outside the auditorium that hosted the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates colourful canvases, posters and Tibet flags were displayed to welcome and support the Dalai Lama. It was a very busy morning, with three round tables that happened without a moment’s respite, with a real bombardment of intellectual and emotional… »

15.12.2014

Danger on the Deep Blue Sea

Danger on the Deep Blue Sea

Human Wrongs Watch By Kate Bond* December 2014 — The ocean waves crash violently against the boat, tossing it to and fro, as hundreds of men, women and children try desperately to stay on board. Behind them, they left a war zone, but none of them had been prepared for… »

15.12.2014

Ali Fikri Isik, Kurdish conscientious objector, appeals 25-month sentence

Ali Fikri Isik, Kurdish conscientious objector, appeals 25-month sentence

The court rejected 56-year old conscientious objector Ali Fikri Isik’s demand for a change of judge. Ali Fikri was asked whether he wanted to change his plea but he reiterated what he had said in the previous courts – that he refused military service. His lawyer Davut Erkan explained that… »

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