Category - human rights

  • October 20, 2017

    The Egyptian authorities have released an Irish citizen who was arrested at a protest at the age of 17, and who had been facing a death sentence.

  • October 19, 2017

    Following the recent UN condemnation of UK Government policy on the lives of disabled people as ‘a human catastrophe’, Disability Wales is hosting a national conference calling for full restoration of disabled people’s rights.

  • October 19, 2017

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s pledge to abolish the abusive shuanggui internal party disciplinary system will only be meaningful if its replacement ensures rights protections for detainees, says Human Rights Watch.

  • October 12, 2017

    Edinburgh North and Leith MP Deidre Brock has secured an adjournment debate on disability rights at Westminster on Thursday 12 October, following condemnation of UK government policies by the UN.

  • October 10, 2017

    Liberty has announced the shortlist for its 2017 Human Rights Awards – with an undercover journalist, encryption pioneers, Girlguiding members and the people of the Welsh town of Narberth among those nominated by the public.

  • 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