Human Rights

How children are taking European states to court over the climate crisis – and changing the law

Even before Greta Thunberg launched her school strike for climate at age 15, youth activists have been key players in public action on the climate crisis. Now they’re breaking new ground in court. On November 30, six Portuguese children and…

Groups Demand Ban on a Class of Dangerous “Forever Chemicals”

9 April 2021. An online gathering of over 100 people held to mark World Health Day last Wednesday highlighted the dangers posed by a class of highly persistent chemicals dubbed as “forever chemicals” and the urgent need to protect the…

Free Ahmed Samir, Ongoing Protest All Around The World

Ahmed Samir Santawy is a master’s student at Central European University (Austria), whose research focuses on the history of female reproductive rights in Egypt. Ahmed has been arrested by the Egyptian authorities in Cairo during a home visit on February…

Minimize Civilian Harm in Eastern Ukraine Conflict

Potential Escalation in Hostilities Requires Focus on Civilian Protection International attention to the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine had faded in recent years. Recent reports of Russia massing troops near Ukraine’s border have brought it back into focus. Monitors reported…

Freedom of assembly in Germany: Protected, but regulated

Germany has strict laws protecting freedom of assembly — but also strong regulations on how it may be implemented. DW explains what is allowed and what is against the law. Germany has a long history of protecting people’s right to…

They Want Peace, Justice and Democracy in Myanmar

The nonviolence fight with a strong hope, but they need our support By Claus Kiaer More than 20 years ago I was attempting traveling to Myanmar for the first time. For 8 years I tried to get a visa until…

R2P Myanmar: Responsibility to Protect Myanmar

An international humanist initiative calls for solidarity with the people of Myanmar and asks to support and spread the protest campaign against the violence of the military regime in Myanmar. Dear humanist friends! We ask you to join the protest…

Chile: a Rebellion that Continues

It seemed that nothing would ever happen in this country. Pinochet’s dictatorship, by far the most astute, calculating and efficient of all, sought not only to combat the left and any dissent, but also to reformat the soul of Chile,…

Greece: Lead Contamination Threat to Migrants Unresolved

People Still Accommodated in Camp’s Contaminated Area Dozens of families are still accommodated in areas of a migrant camp in Lesbos where soil testing showed elevated lead levels two months after the Greek government confirmed that the areas were contaminated,…

The European Council against the trade in instruments of torture

On March 31, the Committee of Ministers of the European Council adopted a formal recommendation by which the 47 member states will effectively fight the trade in torture equipment. The recommendation, long solicited by Amnesty International and Omega Research Foundation,…

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