Category - human rights

  • April 19, 2017

    Briefing the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday emphasised the importance of unity in the 15-member body to effectively address human rights violations as well as to prevent mass atrocities.

  • April 18, 2017

    Turkey’s government and president should reverse the decision to extend the state of emergency after winning the presidential referendum, and end the wave of political repression unleashed in the months before the vote, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • April 13, 2017

    Government plans to abandon its European Convention on Human Rights obligations during future conflicts are unlawful, incoherent, wilfully misleading and designed to protect the Ministry of Defence from scrutiny, the civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has warned.

  • April 12, 2017

    Though recent developments in Syria are set to dominate US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first official visit to Moscow this week, Amnesty International has called on him to use the opportunity to highlight the dire human rights situation inside Russia.

  • April 12, 2017

    Cuts to legal aid for prisoners are unlawful because they are inherently unfair, the Court of Appeal has ruled in its judgment on a legal challenge brought by the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prisoners’ Advice Service.

  • April 4, 2017

    The King of Bahrain ratified a constitutional amendment yesterday which paves the way for military trials of civilians, in yet another example of Bahrain's efforts to dismantle access to justice and fair trial, says Amnesty International.

  • March 31, 2017

    The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has produced a damning analysis of the Government's white paper on the Great Repeal Bill – which risks leaving UK residents with far fewer rights than they currently have.

  • March 17, 2017

     World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, joined a panel at the United Nations Office in Geneva, speaking on the theme 'Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working jointly towards equal citizenship rights'.

  • March 1, 2017

    Delivering her first address as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed underlined that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are essential for a safe and secure future that brings prosperity, opportunity and human rights for all.

  • February 27, 2017

    ACT Alliance and ACT Alliance EU have joined over 70 organisations in expressing their grave concerns about proposed EU cooperation with Libya in an open letter to EU heads of state and EU policymakers.