En las ejecuciones de Tlatlaya, la cadena de mando llega a Peña Nieto

En las ejecuciones de Tlatlaya, la cadena de mando llega a Peña Nieto

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Americas, Español, News, Torture | No Comments

Por Gloria Leticia Díaz   Los militares que ejecutaron a 22 personas en Tlatlaya en junio del año pasado, actuaron obedeciendo órdenes, mismas que reflejan una línea estratégica que viene de las más altas esferas. Un documento confidencial obtenido por el Centro Prodh revela que el Plan Estratégico de Combate contra el Narcotráfico se pliega […]

Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking: Is Business Ready to Face Up to It?

Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking: Is Business Ready to Face Up to It?

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Business, Forced Labor, News | No Comments

Published in CSRWireBy Joanne Bauer Recent government actions in the United States on human rights appear to be finally changing the climate for business action. For far too long businesses have ignored the risk of forced labor in corporate supply chains — a situation that reflects the failure not just of business, but of society […]

A.C.L.U. to Sue Morgan Stanley Over Mortgage Loans

A.C.L.U. to Sue Morgan Stanley Over Mortgage Loans

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Americas, Business, News | No Comments

By Jessica Silver-Greenberg Published in: The New York Times The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing Morgan Stanley of fueling the production of risky, expensive loans that targeted African-American borrowers. In the lawsuit, expected to be filed on Monday, the A.C.L.U. claims that Morgan Stanley is culpable for predatory loans made through the New Century […]

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 […]

US: New Deportation Policy Recognizes Ties to US

US: New Deportation Policy Recognizes Ties to US

Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 in Americas, Migrants, News | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch (June 15, 2012) Certain Young Unauthorized Immigrants Won’t Be Deported (Washington, DC) – The Obama administration’s decision to end the deportation of certain young unauthorized immigrants recognizes the special consideration due immigrants who have lived in the United States since childhood, Human Rights Watch said today. “The administration’s decision to […]

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 […]

UN: ‘List of Shame’ Cites School Attacks

UN: ‘List of Shame’ Cites School Attacks

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Laws of War, News, United Nations | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch Security Council Should Impose Sanctions for Targeting Children, Teachers (New York) – Armed forces and armed groups that attack schools and teachers should face consequences from the United Nations Security Council, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said today. The UN Secretary-General’s annual reporton children and armed conflict, […]

OECD National Contact Points and the Extractive Sector: Workshop Report

OECD National Contact Points and the Extractive Sector: Workshop Report

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 in Development, News | No Comments

Published in IHRB and OECD NCP Norway National Contact Points and the Extractive Sector Workshop Report 23 March 2012, The British Academy, 10‐11 Carlton House Terrace, London  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The 2011 revision of the OECD1 Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (“the OECD Guidelines”)2 represents a significant development and an opportunity for all parties to the […]

Ban: perpetrators of ambush of peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire must be held accountable

Ban: perpetrators of ambush of peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire must be held accountable

Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 in News | No Comments

UN News Centre 8 June 2012 – Expressing sadness and outrage, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to do its utmost to identify those responsible for an attack which left seven peacekeepers dead. According to the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), the peacekeepers had been on a patrol in […]

Pneumonia and diarrhoea prevention can save the lives of over two million children – UN

Pneumonia and diarrhoea prevention can save the lives of over two million children – UN

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in News, United Nations | No Comments

UN News Centre 8 June 2012 – Preventing and treating pneumonia and diarrhoea – the two leading causes of death among children under five – can help save the lives of more than two million children, according to a report released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “We know what works against pneumonia […]

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