Category - human rights

  • June 7, 2017

    The civil and human rights organisation Liberty, has warned that Theresa May could "hand terrorists their greatest victory" if she changes human rights laws to tackle terror suspects.

  • May 30, 2017

    European Union leaders should publicly and privately press China’s government to end its crackdown on human rights and immediately release all detained activists, Human Rights Watch said yesterday in a joint letter with a dozen other nongovernmental organisations.

  • May 17, 2017

    Journalists, lawyers, teachers, women's rights activists and others who defend human rights across the world are facing unprecedented levels of intimidation and violence from governments, armed groups and businesses, Amnesty International has warned in a new report.

  • May 12, 2017

    The United Nations human rights chief announced yesterday  that the Central Asian branch of his Office will extend its coverage to Uzbekistan now that an agreement is in place, highlighting that the country is “at a crossroads.”

  • May 10, 2017

    On 8 May 1997, hundreds of Bushmen were ordered to abandon their homes deep in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This was the first in a wave of evictions by the government, determined to open up their ancestral homes to diamond mining and tourism.

  • May 9, 2017

    The WCC General Secretary, the Rev  Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed his concern regarding the ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons. Over 1,000 Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli prisons began a hunger strike on 17 April 2017, demanding improved prison conditions.

  • May 1, 2017

    Marking International Jazz Day, yesterday. the United Nations cultural agency emphasised the power of jazz to unite people and its contribution to peace.

  • April 29, 2017

    Amnesty International is urgently calling on authorities in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region to immediately halt plans to execute two boys, sentenced to death by a military tribunal in February

  • April 27, 2017

    The Israeli authorities have granted a work visa to Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director at Human Rights Watch, upon his arrival at Ben Gurion Airport.

  • April 21, 2017

    Amnesty International has warned all those standing as candidates in the forthcoming general election that their choice of language can have serious consequences, and called for calm and measured campaigning from all parties.