Human Rights

14.12.2014

South Sudan: Future of an Entire Generation of Children, Stolen in One Year

South Sudan: Future of an Entire Generation of Children, Stolen in One Year

Human Wrongs Watch The scale of the crisis facing children in South Sudan is “staggering” according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which on 12 December 2014 warned that the future of an entire generation of the country’s children was being “stolen” by the year-long conflict.  Since… »

12.12.2014

Wars on Gaza: Over 100,000 Homes Damaged, Destroyed; 600,000 People Affected; Blackouts of up to 18 Hours per Day

Wars on Gaza: Over 100,000 Homes Damaged, Destroyed; 600,000 People Affected; Blackouts of up to 18 Hours per Day

Human Wrongs Watch Reconstruction efforts in Gaza continue as thousands of people will soon have access to building materials for urgent repairs to their homes following last summer’s conflict in the war-ravaged enclave, the UN special envoy in the region said. The UN estimates that over 100,000 homes were… »

11.12.2014

‘Every Day Is Human Rights Day’

‘Every Day Is Human Rights Day’

Human Wrongs Watch The universal reach of human rights should not be restricted to one day alone but extended to every day of the year, top United Nations officials declared on 10 December 2014 as they marked Human Rights Day – an annual UN-backed event commemorating the date… »

11.12.2014

Union activists to meet in Ankara for Kaos GL symposium

Union activists to meet in Ankara for Kaos GL symposium

Union activists from Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Northern Cyprus, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom will meet in Ankara for Kaos GL Association’s 3rd International Symposium against Discrimination. The 3rd International Symposium against Discriminations will be organized by Kaos GL Association in Ankara on December 13-14. The symposium will take place… »

10.12.2014

Torture is never about information, but social control

Torture is never about information, but social control

On International Human Rights Day, the situation is dire. Surprise! The Report on torture by the CIA has revealed torture does not work! According to Democracy Now! “Senate Report Details U.S. Torture at Secret Prisons; Embassy Security Heightened Ahead of Release“ “The Senate Intelligence Committee is releasing today portions… »

10.12.2014

2014 – ‘Never in Recent Memory Have So Many Children Been Subjected to Such Unspeakable Brutality’

2014 – ‘Never in Recent Memory Have So Many Children Been Subjected to Such Unspeakable Brutality’

Human Wrongs Watch Never in recent memory have so many children been subjected to such unspeakable brutality, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on 8 December 2014 said, as 2014 has been “devastating” for some 15 million children caught up in violent conflicts around the world. “This has… »

10.12.2014

Happy Birthday to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

Happy Birthday to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

On 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the full text of which appears below. Following this historic act, the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and “to cause it to… »

10.12.2014

Burkina Faso – reparations in and interventionists out

Burkina Faso – reparations in and interventionists out

PRESS RELEASE For a free Burkina Faso Colonialism Reparation welcomes the recovery of freedom of Burkina Faso and calls on France not to interfere in the current stage of transition but to apologize and pay compensation for the colonial period. On October… »

08.12.2014

Award Acceptance Speech by Edward Snowden

Award Acceptance Speech by Edward Snowden

December 1st 2014 Due to the problematic transmission, few words/ half sentences are inaudible.  Thank you so much. You know I am far below qualified for this kind of honours. It is an extraordinary privilege to be counted among so many around the world who have fought for 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… »

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