Human Rights

Marcos told: probe Jullebee death, Kuwait OFWs plight

Press Statement of Migrante International 01 February 2023–  President Bongbong Marcos’ show of sympathy with the family of slain Kuwait Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Jullebee Ranara is not enough. He should order a probe into Philippine embassy officials’ and recruitment…

Honduras: Bajo Aguán, una tragedia infinita

Nueva ola de ataques y asesinatos contra campesinos y defensores ambientales Tres dirigentes campesinos asesinados en menos de dos semanas, un conflicto producto de la expansión sin control del monocultivo de palma africana y de la minería que devasta territorios…

Human rights violations denounced in eSwatini

On January 23rd the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, condemned the brutal murder of Thulani Maseko, a prominent human rights lawyer from Eswatini, gunned down at his home two days earlier. “Thulani Maseko was a staunch…

Impunity: The Tie That Binds Two Administrations

Three weeks into 2023, we raise deep concerns over recent events pointing to disturbing patterns of impunity clearly tying the present presidential administration to the one just passed… Dismissal of criminal charges seeking justice. Just yesterday, January 17, the Department…

Nonviolence shines brightly in memory of Martin Luther King

History is not made by one man or one woman. But there are people whose determination accelerates its progress. On 15 January 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was born into a Baptist family. Inspired by the example of Mahatma Gandhi…

When sea rescue is to be punished

For helping refugees, they are on trial in Greece: a highly controversial trial of 24 sea rescuers begins in Lesbos on Tuesday (January 10, 2023). Amnesty International calls on the Greek authorities to drop the charges. By Moritz Ettlinger “If…

UN calls for an end to arbitrary detention worldwide

UN representative calls on governments to implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and end “once and for all arbitrary detentions”. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called on all governments of the world to grant amnesty, pardon or…

Of Separations and Reunions: The Victims’ Infinite Potentials in the Quest for the Truth

May the new year 2023, the 75th anniversary of the UDHR, bring more desaparecidos back to the bosom of their family and the greater society. by Mary Aileen D. Bacalso   The 10th of December was the 74th anniversary of the Universal…

Simone

In the summer of 1927, where there is the bluest sea in the world, Simone Veil was born. Her love for her family and for justice, and that air of freedom she breathed as a child in the Mediterranean [region]…

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes for Benzene Ban in Children’s Toys

10 December 2022, Quezon City.  While long banned in developed countries, toys containing benzene, a chemical classified as “carcinogenic to humans,” are still sold in the domestic market. The continued sale of plastic balloon-blowing kits with a solvent mixture containing benzene…

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