México debe investigar asesinatos en Michoacán

México debe investigar asesinatos en Michoacán

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Americas, Development, Español, Human Rights | No Comments

(Nueva York) – México debería efectuar una investigación oportuna, exhaustiva e imparcial sobre las circunstancias en las que murieron 43 personas el 22 de mayo de 2015 en el estado de Michoacán, señaló hoy Human Rights Watch. Durante un enfrentamiento armado de tres horas entre civiles y policías federales en el municipio de Tanhuato murieron […]

Our moral duty to help kids at the border: Column

Our moral duty to help kids at the border: Column

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Americas, Children's Rights, Human Rights, Migrants | No Comments

By George Biddie As a longtime staff member of a humanitarian aid organization, I know how compassionate the American people are. When the International Rescue Committee has issued appeals to support humanitarian crises in places like Somalia, Haiti and the Philippines, Americans have rushed to assist. Through our work with refugees resettled in the United […]

Edward Snowden: US government spied on human rights workers

Edward Snowden: US government spied on human rights workers

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Americas, Human Rights | No Comments

By Luke Harding The US has spied on the staff of prominent human rights organisations,Edward Snowden has told the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Europe’s top human rights body. Giving evidence via a videolink from Moscow, Snowden said the National Security Agency – for which he worked as a contractor – had deliberately snooped on bodies like Amnesty International and […]

Jorge Rafael Videla, sin adiós y sin olvido

Jorge Rafael Videla, sin adiós y sin olvido

Posted by on May 18, 2013 in Americas, Human Rights | No Comments

Publicado en: BBC Mundo Era el último de los militares que formaron la primera Junta Militar “El dictador, el tirano, el genocida…” Los argentinos tienen muchas formas de referirse a Jorge Rafael Videla, fallecido este viernes a los 87 años. Incluso algunos todavía le llaman sólo “ex presidente”, como si Videla no hubiera muerto en […]

Amnesty for Polluters

Amnesty for Polluters

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Americas, Environment, Human Rights | No Comments

By Caroline Medeiros RochaHuman Rights Generation In Brazil the right to a balanced environment is a constitutional one, in fact there is a chapter dedicated to its protection called “Of The Environment” (article 225). It states that “the conducts considered harmful to the environment will subject the perpetrators, being those people or legal entities, to […]

Gaza youth breaks out with a ‘manifesto for change’

Gaza youth breaks out with a ‘manifesto for change’

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Human Rights, Middle East | No Comments

Published by Mondoweiss The following statement has gone viral over Facebook and has been sent to us by several people. It was issued by a group called “Gaza Youth Breaks Out.” When we contacted them for more information they sent this response, “We are a group of young people living in Gaza facing different kinds […]

Frameworks for Change: The Tourism Industry and Human Rights

Frameworks for Change: The Tourism Industry and Human Rights

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Business, Human Rights | No Comments

The Institute for Human Rights and Business and Tourism Concern are convening a multi-stakeholder roundtable to explore the challenges and human rights responsibilities faced by the Tourism Industry. The event will explore what corporate human rights due diligence means for the tourism industry, building on Tourism Concern’s new briefing: Why the tourism industry needs to […]

A Human Rights Agenda for the World Bank’s New President

A Human Rights Agenda for the World Bank’s New President

Posted by on Apr 28, 2012 in Development, Human Rights | No Comments

By Jessica Evans Publihsed in: The Huffington Post, April 27, 2012 The World Bank has historically been resistant to addressing human rights. But in the wake of the Arab Spring, it cannot ignore the importance of free speech, association, and assembly to sustainable development. Nor can it continue to turn a blind eye to governments […]

USA: The Government’s Overreach on Bradley Manning

USA: The Government’s Overreach on Bradley Manning

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Americas, Human Rights | No Comments

The Government’s Overreach on Bradley Manning By Ben Wizner ACLU Yesterday the military judge overseeing the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of giving government documents to WikiLeaks, heard a defense motion to dismiss the charge of “Aiding the Enemy.” (She is expected to rule on the motion today.) The charge, which […]

Restrictions on NGOs worldwide undermining human rights, says UN senior official

Restrictions on NGOs worldwide undermining human rights, says UN senior official

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Human Rights, NGOs and Civil Society | No Comments

UN News Centre 25 April 2012 – Recent moves in a number of countries to limit the freedom of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are seriously undermining human rights, a United Nations senior official said today, urging governments to revise proposed laws that would restrict their capacity to operate independently and effectively. “Civil society – including NGOs, […]

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