Human Rights

05.11.2019

Chile, Rigoberta Menchú’s visit due to Human Rights situation.

Chile, Rigoberta Menchú’s visit due to Human Rights situation.

Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemalan and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is on a visit to Chile and showed her concern about allegations of human rights violations by state agents during the Chilean protests on Sunday 3. This after meeting in Santiago with the National Institute of Human Rights (INDH). Today she… »

02.11.2019

Nelsy Lizarazo speaking from Ecuador: “Now we know who we are”.

Nelsy Lizarazo speaking from Ecuador: “Now we know who we are”.

When, after 11 days of strong social mobilization, Decree 883 was repealed and the beginning of a broad dialogue between the government and the indigenous movement was announced, the issue ceased to occupy the headlines of the mainstream media. However, the conflict is not over. In the following interview, Nelsy… »

18.10.2019

Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report 15 (October 2019)

Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report 15 (October 2019)

By Robert J. Burrowes, Anita McKone & Anahata Giri Dear Fellow Signatories of the Nonviolence Charter, How are you all? And welcome to our most recent signatories and organizations! This is the latest six-monthly report on progress in relation to ‘The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World’ –… »

12.09.2019

Tomás Hirsch: tribute to the victims of the Chilean civil-military dictatorship

Tomás Hirsch: tribute to the victims of the Chilean civil-military dictatorship

We transcribe here the tribute that the Humanist Deputy made from the Chamber of Deputies on September 11: “This September 11 marks the 46th anniversary of the civil-military coup that overthrew the constitutional government of Salvador Allende. This coup gave rise to the longest and cruelest dictatorship in… »

12.09.2019

Photo-reportage: The Right to Memory

Photo-reportage: The Right to Memory

Throughout September 11, in various Memory sites throughout the country, Chile remembered what happened in 1973 and honoured the dead, victims of the brutal violation of human rights by the military dictatorship. Undoubtedly the most remembered, admired and beloved figure was that of President Allende. Most of the attendees were… »

11.08.2019

SOA graduates sentenced in Italy for their roles in Operation Condor

SOA graduates sentenced in Italy for their roles in Operation Condor

By SOA Watch In July, an Italian appeals court sentenced 24 former officials from Bolivia, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay to life in prison for their roles in Operation Condor — a brutal and extremely deadly US-backed operation in the 1970s and 1980s that targeted leftists, activists, social movement leaders, and… »

31.07.2019

The European Commission sides with refugees and civil society

The European Commission sides with refugees and civil society

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee welcomes the decision of the European Commission to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for what the Hungarian government calls the ’Stop Soros’ act. The Commission also decided to launch a new infringement procedure for withholding food from those detained… »

07.07.2019

Stand for Human Rights, Support Call for UN probe in Philippines

Stand for Human Rights, Support Call for UN probe in Philippines

Press Statement We, representatives of people’s organizations from human rights defenders, peasants, workers, women, Indigenous Peoples, and migrants in the Philippines, call on the member States of the United Nations (UN) to stand and heed to the demands for establishing an independent investigation to urgently probe the deterioration of the… »

23.06.2019

340+ organizations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil

340+ organizations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil

In an open letter, more than 340 civil society organizations are calling upon the European Union to immediately halt negotiations of a free trade agreement with Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) due to the deterioration of human rights and the ecological situation in Brazil. The letter is addressed to… »

01.06.2019

The New Face of Activism: Youth

The New Face of Activism: Youth

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, May 30 2019 (IPS) – Rather than waiting for adults to act, more young girls and boys are standing up and speaking out on the world’s pressing issues. In recent years, the international community has seen a… »

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