Human Rights

29.10.2014

In Gaza, justice delayed is justice denied

Ahmad Abu Raida (Photo courtesy of DCI-Palestine) Israeli army investigators have not even contacted the teenage victim of one of the few alleged war crimes it says it is probing. More than two months after Israel’s assault on Gaza began, victims of the air, land, and sea invasion… »

29.10.2014

OPINION: Ebola, Human Rights and Poverty – Making the Links

OPINION: Ebola, Human Rights and Poverty – Making the Links

By Alicia Ely Yamin  Lecturer on Global Health and Policy Director at the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, and Chair of the Center for Economic and Social Rights. CAMBRIDGE, Massachussetts, Oct 27 2014 (IPS) – The catastrophic Ebola… »

27.10.2014

More Respect, Less Criminalization for Migrant Workers, UN Human Rights Expert Urges

More Respect, Less Criminalization for Migrant Workers, UN Human Rights Expert Urges

The lack of political will to stand up for migrant workers’ rights remains the greatest challenge to the protection of this “very vulnerable” group of human beings, an independent United Nations expert affirmed on 24 October 2014.     Speaking before the General Assembly’s Third Committee, which reviews the work accomplished… »

29.11.2013

Balkans in Naples: the Human Rights Film Festival

Balkans in Naples: the Human Rights Film Festival

  The Human Rights Film Festival in Naples will take place next December from 5th to 13th, for the total duration of ten entire days, as a prestigious international event, now in its sixth edition, devoted to fiction and documentary films on issues about human rights and a culture of… »

21.10.2013

African Human Rights Day

African Human Rights Day

The African Human Rights Day is an annual opportunity to celebrate and advocate the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone across the African continent. EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, October 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The success of this quest is the collective responsibility of all: African men… »

02.10.2013

Le Mur a Des Oreilles talks to Professor Noam Chomsky

Pressenza publishes here a phone interview with Noam Chomsky by Le Mur a Des Oreilles (recorded on September 6th) LMaDO: What is the definition of negotiations in Israel-US language and why is the Palestinian Authority playing along? NC: From the US point of view, negotiations are, in effect, a… »

27.08.2013

The International Community needs to change its tune when it comes to Sri Lanka

The International Community needs to change its tune when it comes to Sri Lanka

The international community, in particular the UN Human Rights Council, must alter its approach towards Sri Lanka from focussing on its human rights record to urging the Sri Lankan Government to deliver on its promises of reconciliation and justice. This week’s visit of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,… »

01.08.2013

Manning verdict blow for investigative journalism and its sources

Manning verdict blow for investigative journalism and its sources

Reporters Without Borders regards today’s verdict in U.S. Army private Bradley Manning’s trial as dangerous. Although acquitted of “aiding the enemy,” he was found guilty of five counts of espionage and five counts of theft, for which he could receive a combined sentence of more than 100 years in prison. »

02.02.2013

Rosa Parks, Now and Forever

Rosa Parks, Now and Forever

On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger in Montgomery, Ala., thus launching the modern-day civil-rights movement. Monday, Feb. 4, is the 100th anniversary of her birth. After she died at the age of 92 in 2005, much… »

02.02.2013

Tomás Hirsch: the meaning of nonviolent action

Tomás Hirsch: the meaning of nonviolent action

On February 1st the Chilean humanist Thomas Hirsch took part in the International Conference for Peace that took place at Munich, called “Non violent ways of regime change.” We publish here the transcript of his words: “The name proposed for this conference is already arguable. Firstly, as a reflection rather… »

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