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23.10.2020

Argentina’s Veteran Ambassador Makes a Stand for the Sovereignty of Latin America

Argentina’s Veteran Ambassador Makes a Stand for the Sovereignty of Latin America

By Vijay Prashad Alicia Castro does not shy away from her views. She came to diplomacy from the trade union movement, where she was a leader when she was a flight attendant with Aerolíneas Argentinas. Castro spent eight years as a member of parliament in the Argentine National Congress, where… »

26.08.2020

Why Cuban Doctors Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize

Why Cuban Doctors Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize

By Vijay Prashad Five years ago, I read the story of Dr. Félix Báez, a Cuban doctor who had worked in West Africa to stop the spread of Ebola. Dr. Báez was one of 165 Cuban doctors of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade who went to Sierra Leone… »

06.06.2020

Independent rights experts urge US to address systemic racism and racial bias

Independent rights experts urge US to address systemic racism and racial bias

Nearly 30 independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council are calling for the United States to reform its criminal justice system in the wake of a recent spate of killings of African Americans, including at the hands of the police. In a statement issued on Friday, they urged the… »

22.11.2016

UN: Victory for LGBT Rights

UN: Victory for LGBT Rights

A close vote on November 21, 2016, by a United Nations General Assembly committee affirming that the newly appointed UN expert to address violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity should continue his work is a victory for human rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights… »

22.06.2016

‘Hate Is Mainstreamed, Walls Are Back, Suspicion Kills’

‘Hate Is Mainstreamed, Walls Are Back, Suspicion Kills’

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 21 June 2016 (IPS) – “Hate is becoming mainstreamed. Walls – which tormented previous generations, and have never yielded any sustainable solution to any problem – are returning. Barriers of suspicion are rising, snaking… »

03.10.2015

SRI LANKA: Sense and nonsense on judicial matters

SRI LANKA: Sense and nonsense on judicial matters

SRI LANKA: Sense and nonsense on judicial matters A comment on the approved UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka Basil Fernando Now that the UN Resolution on promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka has been approved by the Human Rights Council, a new page opens… »

07.07.2015

UNHRC resolution A/HRC/29/L/35 re Gaza 2014 in the International Media

UNHRC resolution A/HRC/29/L/35 re Gaza 2014 in the International Media

Haaretz “UN human rights chief: Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza “Despite Israeli lobbying, Palestinians have managed to call for a vote on Wednesday on severe condemnation of IDF operation in Gaza.” Russia Today “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked the UN Human Rights Council following a… »

11.02.2015

Mounting Turmoil, Lawlessness in Libya

Mounting Turmoil, Lawlessness in Libya

Human Wrongs Watch A report produced jointly by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) “paints a bleak picture” of the human rights situation in the country during 2014, the High Commissioner’s spokesperson said on 10 February 2015 in… »

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