human rights

  • September 5, 2007

    Peace and human rights campaigners have welcomed the decision by Israel's Supreme Court to redraw a small portion of the route of the partition wall around the West Bank, where villagers had argued that the barrier prevented them from reaching 50% of their agricultural land.

  • August 29, 2007

    Sudan Christian leaders are concerned that the country's oil wealth, previously used by the government in the north of the country to fuel a 21-year war in the south, is again being used for war purposes, as well as government attempts to solve the Darfur crisis.

  • August 27, 2007

    The international development agency Christian Aid is protesting that a labour organisation it works with in Egypt has been refused permission to officially register its organisation, preventing its advocacy for workers' rights.

  • August 24, 2007

    The general secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the Rev Setri Nyomi, has joined events marking the centenary of the Presbyterian Church in Rwanda by urging it to speak out more boldly against injustice over the next 100 years.

  • August 10, 2007

    The international development agency Christian Aid says the presidential and legislative elections which will be held on 11 August 2007 are a crucial test of whether Sierra Leone has truly turned away from conflict.

  • August 10, 2007

    The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), a fellowship of 169 member Churches and Christian Councils in 39 African countries, has issued a strong call for a unified commitment to peace with justice in Darfur.

  • August 10, 2007

    The Methodist Church in Britain has welcomed the UK Government’s decision to request the return of five former British residents being held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp at the US military base on the island of Cuba.

  • August 9, 2007

    The joint Parliamentary (Commons and Lords) Human Rights Committee has agreed with civic and church campaigners for migrants rights that changes to the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme in 2006 breached human rights.

  • August 9, 2007

    Church leaders in Kenya have urged President Mwai Kibaki to reject proposed legislation regarding the media, which the country's Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Wangari Maathai, has said would curtail press freedom.

  • August 3, 2007

    African religious leaders have heard that gender-based violence is increasingly becoming a weapon of war in the continent's trouble spots, with some saying sacred scriptures are being used to justify violence in general.