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 […]

Lebanon: Stop ‘Tests of Shame’

Lebanon: Stop ‘Tests of Shame’

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in LGBT Rights, Middle East | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch Authorities Order Anal Examinations on Men Charged With Homosexuality (Beirut) – Lebanon’s Justice Ministry should immediately issue a directive ordering an end to anal examinations as part of police investigative procedures to determine suspects’ sexual behavior, Human Rights Watch said today. The ministry should follow the lead of the Lebanese Doctor’s […]

Head of UN mission appeals for release of civilians trapped in Syria violence

Head of UN mission appeals for release of civilians trapped in Syria violence

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Laws of War, Middle East, News | No Comments

UN News Centre 17 June 2012 – The chief United Nations observer in Syria has appealed to the parties to enable civilians trapped by the escalating violence to leave conflict zones.   “The parties must reconsider their position and allow women, children, the elderly and the injured to leave conflict zones, without any preconditions and […]

UN advisers invoke ‘responsibility to protect’ civilians in Syria from mass atrocities

UN advisers invoke ‘responsibility to protect’ civilians in Syria from mass atrocities

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Middle East, News, United Nations | No Comments

UN News Centre 14 June 2012 – Citing the Syrian Government’s “manifest” failure to protect its population, two senior United Nations officials today called on the international community to take immediate, decisive action to meet its responsibility to protect civilians in the country from further atrocities. “With the increasing violence and deepening sectarian tensions, the […]

Israel: Amend ‘Anti-Infiltration’ Law

Israel: Amend ‘Anti-Infiltration’ Law

Posted by on Jun 10, 2012 in Middle East, Migrants | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch Measure Denies Asylum Seekers Protections on Refugee Convention (Jerusalem) – The Israeli parliament should immediately repeal or amend a newly revised law that punishes asylum seekers for irregularly crossing into Israel, in violation of their basic rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Until the law is amended, Israeli officials should […]

Supreme Court rejects Blackwater Iraq shooting appeal

Supreme Court rejects Blackwater Iraq shooting appeal

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Americas, Business, Middle East | No Comments

By James Vicini Published in: Reuters (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by four Blackwater Worldwide security guards who argued prosecutors made improper use of their statements to investigators in charging them with killing 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007. The justices refused to review a ruling by a U.S. appeals court […]

UAE: Proposed Law to Benefit Domestic Workers

UAE: Proposed Law to Benefit Domestic Workers

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Labor Rights, Middle East | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch (Beirut) – A proposed United Arab Emirates (UAE) law on domestic workers holds promise for significant improvements in addressing worker abuse, Human Rights Watch said today. While a newspaper has reported about the law, its contents have not been made public, and a number of the reported provisions raise concerns. […]

Hosting of Bahrain GP backfires on Formula One

Hosting of Bahrain GP backfires on Formula One

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Business, Middle East | No Comments

By Michael Casey Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) An incident free Bahrain Grand Prix was just what the country’s rulers and Formula One had wanted. But they paid a heavy price for holding the race. Fans are as likely to remember the huge demonstrations against the government as much as they are Sebastian […]

Bahrain set for F1 Grand Prix amid tensions

Bahrain set for F1 Grand Prix amid tensions

Posted by on Apr 22, 2012 in Business, ESC Rights, Middle East | No Comments

Published in: Aljazeera Police put circuit under security lockdown as reports indicate fresh overnight clashes between protesters and police. Security is tight in Bahrain as the Gulf state gets ready to hold its Formula One Grand Prix, with reports indicating that anti-government protests overnight have resulted in fresh clashes. Protests were reported to have been held in […]

Bahrain Grand Prix: Only 29% of Formula One companies respond to human rights concerns

Bahrain Grand Prix: Only 29% of Formula One companies respond to human rights concerns

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Business, Middle East | No Comments

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre PRESS RELEASE London, 18 April 2012 – Only 29% of firms linked to Formula One responded to Business & Human Rights Resource Centre about human rights concerns that various organizations raised relating to the Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled for 20-22 April.  Forty two companies or teams failed to respond. […]

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