Human Rights

20.04.2017

Legal opinion: Monsanto’s activities have negative impact on basic human rights

Legal opinion: Monsanto’s activities have negative impact on basic human rights

On Tuesday April 18th the five international judges of the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal opinion. They have come to important conclusions, both on the conduct of Monsanto and on necessary developments in international law. The judges conclude that Monsanto has engaged in practices which have negatively impacted the right to… »

28.03.2017

Slaves

Slaves

By Baher Kamal For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history. Slavery is, nevertheless, far from being just a chapter of the past—it still… »

07.02.2017

Thousands rally in Tel Aviv against ‘racist’ Israeli state and home demolitions

Thousands rally in Tel Aviv against ‘racist’ Israeli state and home demolitions

Thousands rallied in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Saturday evening in protest of home demolitions targeting Palestinian citizens of Israel, with demonstrators calling the Israeli state’s demolition campaign “racist” and an act of “incitement” against Palestinian citizens. Protesters reportedly called on Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan… »

26.01.2017

Use of French in Cameroonian courts unleashes calls for independence

Use of French in Cameroonian courts unleashes calls for independence

By Anderline Amamgbo Protests have started In the majority English speaking southern region of Cameroon, demanding an end to the use of French in the courts and in the school system. The protests started in October 2016, When a group of English-speaking lawyers took to the streets of Bamenda, capital… »

15.01.2017

UN calls on European countries to protect refugees from freezing to death & abuse

UN calls on European countries to protect refugees from freezing to death & abuse

RT – Published time: 14 Jan, 2017 11:40 At least five refugees have reportedly perished from exposure in a European cold snap since the beginning of the year amid reports of police violence against asylum seekers, including confiscation of phones and clothing, the UN’s refugee agency reported. On Friday at the… »

19.12.2016

trommons.org: “access to information is a human right”

trommons.org: “access to information is a human right”

For the last couple of weeks, Pressenza has been collaborating with The Rosetta Foundation, an Irish NGO which created an open translation platform, Trommons. The Foundation aims to provide equal access to information by translating non-commercial projects into a wide variety of languages. This is a collective interview with… »

20.11.2016

VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence

VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence

Under the heading of Immigration, Human Rights and Border Politics, this Congress on migration in the Spanish city of Ceuta will take place between the 24th and 26th of November. Pressenza will participate as a media partner, providing a permanent streaming channel in collaboration with the local media outlet Ceuta… »

11.11.2016

Trump – The Symptom

Trump – The Symptom

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, Nov 11 2016 (IPS) – The electoral victory of U.S. Republican Donald Trump — many have said — is an alarming signal that heralds new, difficult times. Maybe. Anyway,… »

25.10.2016

Darfur genocide: Silence harming women

Darfur genocide: Silence harming women

Activists and the victims of the Darfur genocide are calling on the international community to do more to end the on-going violence against women and children in the Darfur region of Sudan. Women and children as young as seven years old have allegedly been raped in Darfur since the so-called… »

15.10.2016

Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague: a big step for the world movement for food sovereignty

Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague: a big step for the world movement for food sovereignty

The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges will hear testimonies from victims, and deliver an advisory opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. A distinct and parallel event,… »

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