Category - activists

  • 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.

  • April 5, 2017

    A recent legislative amendment requires activists and journalists reporting on government corruption in Ukraine to file public declarations of their personal assets, Human Rights Watch said today. The new requirement is vague and could be used to deter or punish investigative journalists and partners of anti-corruption nongovernmental groups for doing their job.

  • February 21, 2017

    The Law Society of Upper Canada’s selection of the imprisoned Saudi human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair for its 2016 Human Rights Award highlights Saudi Arabia’s brutal repression of peaceful activists and dissidents, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • September 1, 2016

    The release of four Congolese pro-democracy activists, including Amnesty International Prisoners of Conscience Fred Bauma and Yves Makwambala, is cause for celebration but they remain at risk of re-arrest unless the charges are dropped, Amnesty International has warned.

  • August 11, 2016

    The Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women's rights activists in the country in the past six months, carrying out a series of harsh interrogations accusing activists of being "spies" who seek the "overthrow" of the government, says Amnesty International.

  • August 27, 2015

    Nominees for the Liberty Human Rights Awards announced this week include ground-breaking activists, fearless young campaigners, lawyers and artists.

  • December 31, 2014

    In a gesture of seasonal ill-will, a group of social justice activists have been prevented from running a soup kitchen for homeless people in Westminster.

  • July 14, 2011

    Harsh restrictions on the freedom of human rights organisations are on the rise, says a leading churches' social justice advocacy agency.

  • February 21, 2008

    In the latest twist to the long-running Pine Gap protest drama, a Christian anti-war activist is calling on the Australian Federal government to review the implemntation of laws used to prosecute her.

  • November 19, 2007

    Are solutions to climate change being hijacked by the pervading pro-economic growth mindset of our time?