People and Power

  • November 25, 2015

    Occupy Democracy launches a legal challenge today against the Mayor of London’s decision to fence off Parliament Square Gardens halfway through a 10-day peaceful protest in October 2014.

  • November 21, 2015

    Davi Kopenawa, a Yanomami shaman and spokesman from Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, has been awarded Brazil’s Order of Cultural Merit, one of the country’s top honours.

  • November 14, 2015

    n a rare public comment on the death penalty since he took office in June 2013, President Hassan Rouhani claimed Iran has hanged hundreds of drug offenders to prevent drug trafficking into Europe.

  • November 13, 2015

    Un Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed last weekend's elections as “a significant achievement in Myanmar’s democratic transition”.

  • November 13, 2015

    On 12 November, the first day of a three-day visit to London from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amnesty International said  David Cameron needs to do more than unfurl the red carpet for yet another world leader. 

  • November 7, 2015

    The Supreme Court will on Monday (9 November) consider whether several victims of UK rendition and torture can have their civil cases against the British government heard in court.

  • November 6, 2015

    Liberty has responded to the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, saying it contains sweeping new powers for public bodies to track and hack British people’s communications – while failing to include the most basic privacy safeguards.

  • November 5, 2015

    Participants in Manilakbayan 2015, called by some the 'Lumad caravan', have come to Manila for a month-long series of activities and protests to bring attention to human rights violations in Lumad communities of the Philippines.

  • November 4, 2015

    David Cameron must use a visit by Egypt’s President Sisi to urge an end to mass trials and death sentences for political prisoners, including an Irish teenager held since 2013, human rights organisation Reprieve has said.

  • October 31, 2015

    As the violent stalemate continues in Syria, Ekklesia ssociate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian writes an open letter to the Syrian President, pointing to the conditions necessary for moves away from bloodshed and towards a just peace.