Russia: Protect Human Rights Defenders in Chechnya

Russia: Protect Human Rights Defenders in Chechnya

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Europe, NGOs and Civil Society, Press Freedom | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch Chechen Leader Threatened ‘Mobile Group’ in TV Broadcast (Moscow) – Russiashould ensure the safety of human rights defenders after public threats by Chechnya’s Kremlin-appointed leader, Human Rights Watch said today. The Russian authorities should end harassment of the Joint Mobile Group of Human Rights Defenders in Chechnya (Mobile Group), whose […]

Pakistan: Investigate Plot to Kill Leading Rights Activist

Pakistan: Investigate Plot to Kill Leading Rights Activist

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Asia, NGOs and Civil Society | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch Former UN Special Rapporteur Asma Jahangir at Risk (New York) – The Pakistani government should investigate allegations that elements in the Pakistani military and intelligence agencies have plotted to kill the prominent human rights activist Asma Jahangir, Human Rights Watch said. Jahangir made the allegation in a television interview on […]

Sudan: Ban Death by Stoning

Sudan: Ban Death by Stoning

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Africa, NGOs and Civil Society, Women's Rights | No Comments

Published in Human Rights Watch May 31, 2012 Sentence Shows Urgent Need for Legal Reforms (Nairobi) – The sentencing of a young Sudanese woman to death by stoning for adultery presents numerous grave violations of domestic and international law, Human Rights Watch said today.  The sentence also underscores the urgent need for Sudan to reform […]

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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