Human Rights

18.10.2018

Hungarian Government shifts to high gear in the persecution of vulnerable groups

Hungarian Government shifts to high gear in the persecution of vulnerable groups

Press release of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee on the persecution of homeless people. The Punitive State: if you can’t solve it, ban it!… »

12.10.2018

Valparaíso, Chile: authorities receive the South American March for Peace and Nonviolence

Valparaíso, Chile: authorities receive the South American March for Peace and Nonviolence

Maya Fernández Allende, president of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, and Jorge Sharp, mayor of Valparaiso, received on Thursday morning a large delegation of the First South American March for Peace and Nonviolence in the port city. Accompanied by the deputies of the Chilean Humanist Party, Tomás Hirsch and… »

05.10.2018

PMPI Statement: Serving the Poor is not Communism

PMPI Statement: Serving the Poor is not Communism

We are not surprised, but very much concerned about the recent lies peddled by a Facebook page Hukbo.com tagging Sister Susan Bolanio as among the enemies of the State, associating her with the communists. Time and again, people helping communities struggle against big corporations, people fighting for social justice, and… »

12.09.2018

September 11th in Chile

September 11th  in Chile

This morning I was with Deputy Karol Cariola in an emblematic place located in my district, in the commune of Peñalolén. A place that remembers the worst of what was [Pinochet’s] Dictatorship. A place that should have always been a place of Peace and yet the Dina turned it into… »

24.07.2018

PMPI Statement on the 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte

On the day he won the presidency, Rodrigo Duterte promised change for the country despite his lack of a comprehensive vision for the country’s development. Like a paper boat in a river race, he went along the tide picking up what might possibly be good, from his own perspective and… »

19.07.2018

Africa, a History to Rediscover. 4- The Manden Constitution, Human Rights in the 13th Century

Africa, a History to Rediscover. 4- The Manden Constitution, Human Rights in the 13th Century

The world’s oldest constitution was written in Africa by King Sundiata Keita, who lived from 1190 to 1255. His father, Narhe Magan, accepted marriage to a hunchbacked woman named Sologon Konde to fulfill a prophesy that foresaw the birth of a great man from their union. The child was born hunchbacked and handicapped. After… »

02.07.2018

AMLO’s election: An awesome opportunity for Mexico and Latin America

AMLO’s election: An awesome opportunity for Mexico and Latin America

Mexico, along with Brazil, is one of the “big brothers” of Latin America and the Caribbean. Not only because of its demographic weight – its 128 million inhabitants represent a fifth of the region’s total population – or because of the size of its economy, whose GDP is equivalent to… »

23.06.2018

Hungarian government marks world refugee day by passing law to jail helpers

Hungarian government marks world refugee day by passing law to jail helpers

We publish here the press release from the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a non-governmental watchdog organisation that protects human dignity and the rule of law through legal and public advocacy methods. Budapest, 20 June 2018 — On World Refugee Day the Hungarian Parliament adopted Bill T/333, a new… »

03.06.2018

Women’s March Italy statement on the newly formed Italian government

Women’s March Italy statement on the newly formed Italian government

Women’s March Italy will keep a spotlight on the work of the new Italian government. We wish them success in serving ALL members of Italian society. We will not allow steps backward on civil and human rights- especially for women, LGBT people, migrants, workers and the most marginalized members of… »

06.05.2018

The Quest for Order in a Time of Chaos

The Quest for Order in a Time of Chaos

Viewpoint by Boaventura de Sousa Santos* COIMBRA, Portugal (IDN) – The bombing of Syrian sites where chemical weapons are supposedly being manufactured or stocked, allegedly to be used by the Bashar al-Assad government against rebels, has left citizens all over the world in a state of confusion, filled with a… »

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