Category - human rights

  • 23 Feb 2014

    A physician, educator and former World Council of Church staff member is on the Philippines Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board.

  • 19 Feb 2014

    The UN Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights have urged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to improve its human rights record

  • 14 Feb 2014

    Amnesty International has expressed concern that the Bahraini authorities will use violence to quash demonstrations on the third anniversary of the uprising.

  • 7 Feb 2014

    Survival International has launched a worldwide advertising campaign highlighting Botswana’s persecution of Africa’s last hunting Bushmen.

  • 6 Feb 2014

    A powerful documentary on Channel 4, ‘Hunted’, shows the level of homophobic hatred and violence in Russia. As the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, the United Nations Secretary-General and writers from many countries have condemned the human rights abuses taking place. Churches should consider their stance.

  • 5 Feb 2014

    Nigerian bishops have abandoned Catholic social teaching by backing a new law which severely violates human rights. By supporting the misleadingly-named Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, they have also distanced themselves from Pope Francis, who has called for a more pastoral approach to gays.

  • 5 Feb 2014

    UK housing minister Kris Hopkins has tried to dismiss a critical report by UN special rapporteur Raquel Rolnik as a "misleading Marxist diatribe". But it is clear that the government is failing to meet important human rights obligations, at a heavy human cost.

  • 4 Feb 2014

    Sri Lankan government minister GL Peiris has tried to justify a wave of attacks on churches and mosques, claiming that these were simply community reactions to unauthorised facilities. The state’s refusal to protect religious minorities further undermines human rights in Sri Lanka overall.

  • 29 Jan 2014

    Archbishop Nicholas Okoh has praised Nigeria’s president for signing an anti-gay bill into law and criticised its opponents, according to a Channels Television news report. The new law, misleadingly called the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, goes far further in undermining human rights, contrary to Nigeria’s constitution and Christian values.

  • 24 Jan 2014

    The Egyptian authorities are using every resource at their disposal to quash dissent and trample on human rights, says Amnesty.