Human Wrongs Watch

Human Wrongs Watch

Everybody talks about human ‘rights’ and this is just great. Nevertheless, human beings have been perpetrating, systematically, all kinds of wrongs–they kill each other, they destroy forests, seas, lands, and atmosphere. Simply, humans are now more than ever under the mercy of two dominant powers: the ‘market lords’ and the ‘war lords’–everything, humans included, are now subject to trade deals. Human wrongs Watch informs about some of the so many human ‘wrongs’–it’s our way to draw your attention. Maybe this initiative can help correct some of our misdoing. human-wrongs-watch.net

17.02.2017

A Dire Vacuum in a World in Crisis

A Dire Vacuum in a World in Crisis

By Baher Kamal “The world is in a crisis, not least because governing élites have estranged themselves from the needs and aspirations of ordinary people. This sense of being left behind has lead the latter to rebel against their country’s stratified governance,”… »

17.02.2017

Evolving Democracy

Evolving Democracy

By Johan Galtung What is the essence of democracy? “Rule with the consent of the ruled” implies two classes of people, Rulers and Ruled; concretely State and People, Statism. “Free and Fair Elections” implies voting for a Parliament; Parliamentarism. Together, a three-tier power structure State-Parliament-People; with People controlling Parliament,… »

30.01.2017

Desperate Refugees, Migrants in Serbia Face Freezing Temperatures

Desperate Refugees, Migrants in Serbia Face Freezing Temperatures

Human Wrongs Watch – By Josie Le Blond* BELGRADE, Serbia, 25 January 2017 (UNHCR)*  – Refugees and migrants wanting to leave an unsanitary, improvised shelter in Belgrade are being transferred to emergency accommodation opened recently by the government outside the city. The move comes after mounting concern over hundreds… »

10.01.2017

Beyond Science Fiction: Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

Beyond Science Fiction: Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

Human Wrongs Watch By Jonathan Drake* 4 January 2017 (openDemocracy)* – Artificial Intelligence is growing at rapid pace, and so are significant ethical and human rights dilemmas.  “You are worse than a fool; you have no care for your species. »

01.01.2017

US Legislators Place Atheists on Equal Footing with Faith Groups

US Legislators Place Atheists on Equal Footing with Faith Groups

A United Nations human rights expert on freedom of religion or belief has welcomed the United States’ legislative amendments aimed at protecting non-believers and atheists. “This is an important development, as believers, atheists and non-believers must all be equally protected,” on 28 December 2016 said the newly appointed Special Rapporteur… »

30.12.2016

Make Russia Great Again? Aleppo and a Plea from Another World

Make Russia Great Again? Aleppo and a Plea from Another World

By Juan Francisco Lobo During the last days of December, Russia will host a round of diplomatic talks with Iran and Turkey. A hundred years ago, Ernst Jünger described a peculiar encounter with a frightened British officer in his account of trench warfare, Storm… »

30.12.2016

2017 Seen as Turning Point for Liberal Democracies

2017 Seen as Turning Point for Liberal Democracies

By Jorge Valero | EurActiv.com* Western democracies will be further challenged next year, as populist parties are expected to make gains in Europe, while China and Russia increasingly set the global agenda, taking advantage of a US withdrawal. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, American political scientist Francis Fukuyama… »

17.12.2016

‘Aleppo Now Synonym for Hell’ – Ban Ki-Moon

‘Aleppo Now Synonym for Hell’ – Ban Ki-Moon

In his last press conference as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on 16 December 2016 delivered stark warnings on two issues at the forefront of international concern: that “the carnage in Syria remains a gaping hole in the global conscience;” and that South Sudan faces a risk of genocide as the… »

11.12.2016

Global Humanitarian Appeal for 2017 Requires Record $22.2 Billion in Funding

Global Humanitarian Appeal for 2017 Requires Record $22.2 Billion in Funding

The world is facing a humanitarian crisis that will require a record $22.2 billion in funding for 2017 to support nearly 93 million of the most vulnerable and marginalized people, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on 5 December 2016 said as it launched a… »

26.11.2016

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

By UN Women* One in three women around the world experience violence in their lifetime, often in the hands of someone they know, love and trust. Of all women who were victims of homicide globally in 2012, almost half were killed by intimate partners or family members. Violence against… »

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