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Snooper’s charter and political manipulation

The “Snooper’s charter [Communications Data Bill] has practically zero chance of becoming law, say senior MPs. Labour’s Tom Watson and Tory David Davis say Guardian revelations mean data communications bill is probably doomed” read the headlines in a June 2013…

#OrangeUrHood Campaign Kicks Off UN-led Effort to End Violence against Women

Human Wrongs Watch New York, 24 November 2014 – Tonight, for the first time ever, both the iconic United Nations Headquarters complex and the Empire State Building in New York are bathed in orange light to kick off the “Orange…

Dutch coal mission takes important step towards remedy for Colombian victims

The public appeal made today by five European power companies to coal mining company Drummond to engage into a process of remedy for victims of severe human rights violations is an important breakthrough, says the Dutch peace organization PAX.  The…

End Violence against Women

Human Wrongs Watch By UN Women*, November 2014 — To raise awareness and trigger action to end the global scourge of violence against women and girls, the UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25…

Anti-corruption needs to be among UN’s development goals

“I think that an honest and responsive government should be one of the new UN goals. More transparency and less corruption is what is really needed to create a better and more just world,” says Mushfiqul Haque Mukit, a young…

Swedish Court Rejects Assange Appeal, but Prods Prosecutor to Resolve Standoff

A Swedish court has rejected an appeal of the arrest warrant that’s kept WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange confined in Ecuador’s London Embassy for over two years. Assange is wanted in Sweden for questioning on allegations of sexual misconduct, though no…

On World Toilet Day — 1 in 3 Women Worldwide Does Not Have Access to Safe Toilets

Human Wrongs Watch With one out of three women worldwide lacking access to safe toilets, it is a moral imperative to end open defecation to ensure women and girls are not at risk of assault and rape simply because they…

Right Livelihood Award 2014, Ceremony and programme

At the end of next week, the Recipients of the 2014 Right Livelihood Award will come to Stockholm for the award programme and to accept their awards in the Swedish Parliament on December 1st. The 2014 Laureates coming to Stockholm are: Alan Rusbridger,…

On International Day, ‘Tolerance for All Regardless of Nationality, Religion, Race, Sexuality…’

Human Wrongs Watch Making International Day of Tolerance, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 16 November 2014 urged world leaders to protect people from persecution and to encourage tolerance for all regardless of nationality, religion, language, race, sexuality or any…

Hiramic Brotherhood of the Third Temple, a review

Introducing this collection of articles written by the author of the novel “Hiramic Brotherhood of the Third Temple” is easy and difficult at the same time. It is easy if we understand how important our children are and that only…

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