Human Rights

Northwest Syria: UN resolution period halves. This is how humanitarian aid is exploited

On 12th of July, 2022, the UN Security Council approved the conditional renewal of humanitarian aid through the Bab Al-Hawa crossing. Still I Rise’s alarm: “The lives of 4.4 million people have been turned into an instrument of political pressure.”…

The European Court of Human Rights condemns Greece over deadly refugee boat sinking

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has convicted Greece for serious omissions and multiple human rights violations over the sinking of a refugee boat in 2014, in which eight children and three women lost their lives. During the early…

Gagged, red-tagged: Journalists push back

By Perfecto Caparas     Besieged journalists persevere and persist with their critical reporting amid the government’s clampdown in the guise of anti-communism and anti-terrorism. Cyber libel and anti-terrorism laws hang like Damocles’ sword over the head of independent and…

Slavery, Abortion and Maternal Mortality: The US Abrogation of Abortion Rights and its Disproportionate Impact on Women of Colour

The conservative-majority US Supreme Court upheld by a six to three vote a Republican-backed Mississippi state law banning abortion afterwards at 15 weeks gestation. It also overturned Roe v. Wade by five votes to four. Chief Justice John Roberts supported…

Algerians missing at sea: risking their lives

Since 2021, more than 400 Algerian harraga have disappeared at sea, the darkest year for Algerian harraga (Harrag in the singular of Algerian Arabic, “those who burn”) cross the Mediterranean Sea in light boats to reach the southern coasts from…

IFOR speaks on conscientious objection and war in Ukraine at the UN

IFOR took the floor in the plenary of the ongoing 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council during the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet -at her last ID at the UN HRC- on the situation in…

Houston helps 25,000 people exit homelessness

Over the past 10 years, homelessness in Houston has dropped by 63%. Double the decrease seen anywhere else in the U.S. The city helped 25,000 people out of homelessness. So what does Houston do better than other major cities? The…

Free Leonard Peltier and all political prisoners, meetings to break the silence

On the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the Oglala events, which took place on June 26, 1975 in the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, numerous initiatives were held to remember the story of Leonard Peltier and demand his…

Second day of dialogues: a look from the Network of Ecuadorian Anthropology and Collective of Anthropologists

Interview with the Ecuadorian Anthropology Network and Collective of Anthropologists What is the opinion of the Ecuadorian Anthropology Network on what happened during the second day of dialogue between the representatives of the five state functions and the representatives of…

Learning to narrate peace: Other narratives to write the future of the new Colombia

Published in Mundo Obrero In the new country scenario, shaped by the popular support for the Historical Pact and by the recommendations of the Truth Commission report, there is room for all classes and ages, all options and looks, all…

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