Human Rights

Masterclass with Latin America’s leading jurist in defence of the human rights of girls and women

The Costa Rican Alda Facio spoke on “Women’s Human Rights in international protection systems” to around 80 participants via videoconference. Organised by the Escuela La Tribu, a master class was held on Saturday 6 August, led by the feminist lawyer…

Mexico’s President Gives Joe Biden a Big History Lesson

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) visited the United States on July 12 and offered five proposals to U.S. President Joe Biden. These proposals are based on AMLO’s in-depth knowledge of Mexican history and his reading of the economic crisis…

USA: Apple employees form union for the first time

In the US state of Maryland, employees at an Apple Store have voted to form a union. At the Towson store, 65 of the 110 employees voted in favour of the union. For years, Apple blocked the efforts of its…

Cuba introduces new Equality Bill

Discussions about a new bill on family law are being held in Cuba. The new bill includes the legalization of same-sex marriage, measures to achieve gender equality and protection of victims of domestic violence By Johanna Pauls The introduction of…

APDHA calls to vote on 19J to avoid human rights setbacks

The Spanish Human Rights Association for Human Rights in Andalusia (APDHA) says that “we are living in times in which rights that we thought were already consolidated are being questioned”. It affirms that the balance could tip towards the most…

China’s human rights record in a global context

The strength of cultural exports and the considerable economic clout of certain countries have inevitably resulted in their interpretation of the concept of human rights dominating global discourse for a long period of time. But as certain developed nations defend…

Global conference seeks to free millions of children from child labour

Children washing clothes in rivers, begging in the streets, hawking, walking for miles in search of water and firewood, competing with older, more experienced hands to pick coffee or tea, or working as child soldiers are familiar images in the…

Stoltenberg and Norway: war-mongering and total hypocrisy

When a sculptor thinks of making a statue to political hypocrisy in international affairs, Norway is undoubtedly the model to be used. The Scandinavian country on the one hand hosts negotiations and dialogues in which it supposedly acts as mediator…

Chile afflicted by crime

The new government announces an increase in the number of police in some communes and a plan to combat rising crime. It has been a promise of governments from left and right and the data is bad. From our parliamentary…

People’s rights in the new Chilean Constitution

First generation human rights refer to freedom and citizen participation in political life. They serve to protect the individual from the excesses of the state and include freedom of expression, the right to a fair trial, freedom of religion and…

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