The Moderator of the Church of Scotland and church staff have hosted a visit from Cardinal Bo of Myanmar, Archbishop of Yangon and the first Catholic Cardinal ever for Myanmar, appointed by Pope Francis in 2015.
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has called on Saudi Arabia to revoke the death sentences of three juveniles arrested for attending protests, in a document that has emerged as President Obama visits the country.
One of the world’s largest PR and advertising firms is facing questions over the work it has carried out on behalf of the Saudi Government, amid concerns that the Kingdom may be planning to execute more people sentenced to death as children for attending protests.
Africa is one of the biggest continents in the world, and also has wide disparities between the poor and rich in access to water, according to reports from the United Nations and other independent groups.
Policymakers, programme managers, and service providers – including faith communities – must use more human rights norms and standards to guide a global response to HIV, said a statement submitted by the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, an ecumenical initiative of the World Council of Churches, to the Human Rights Council.
The United Nations’ expert on torture has condemned the use of the death penalty in countries including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran, saying executions are “tantamount to torture”, and barred by international law.
One hundred prisoners in Ghezel Hessar prison, Iran, have been told to prepare for impending execution following a pause in hangings ahead of last week’s parliamentary elections. All of the prisoners face execution for alleged drug offences.
Homelessness is found in every country in the world and is spreading with impunity, a UN human rights expert has warned, calling on governments to recognise homelessness as a human rights crisis and commit to its eradication by 2030, in line with the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.