Category - human rights

  • October 5, 2017

    Jordan’s parliament has approved a series of important human rights reforms, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • October 2, 2017

    On the International Day of Older Persons, the United Nations has urged the world to tap into the often overlooked contributions of older persons, and called for integrated care to improve well being and ensure they have the opportunity to contribute to development.

  • September 30, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the National Union of Somali Journalists and member of the IFJ Executive Committee Omar Faruk Osman addressed the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 27 September 2017. Osman highlighted the abuse of human rights in Somalia, particularly attacks on journalists, trade unions and freedom of expression.

  • September 25, 2017

    The Shadow Foreign Secretary has used her speech to Labour's annual conference to call for a “revolution of values” in UK foreign policy, including an overhaul of the way security assistance is provided to countries such as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

  • September 25, 2017

    Recently a paramedic carrying out Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments for Capita, on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, was found guilty of misconduct by a professional sta

  • September 22, 2017

    A coroner has ruled that a fresh inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton in 1995 will examine wider allegations of bullying and abuse at Deepcut barracks.

  • September 21, 2017

    The Spanish government faces condemnation from human rights groups, progressive politicians and activists across the world in the wake of arrests of Catalan officials backing a regional independence vote on 1 October 2017. 

  • September 19, 2017

    Irish student Ibrahim Halawa was arrested in 2013 for taking part in a protest. He has been acquitted following a mass trial involving almost 500 defendants.

  • September 18, 2017

    Two Myanmar photojournalists, Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat have been arrested in Bangladesh while reporting on the escalating Rohingya refugee crisis.

  • September 15, 2017

    Rights groups have urged the US to use a new type of sanction against foreign officials accused of rights abuses – including Saudi judges who have recently sentenced protesters to death.