When it comes to slave labor and human rights abuses in seafood supply chains, the Associated Press findings are the tip of the iceberg. Working conditions aboard fishing vessels are among the worst in the world. While the investigation didnt look at tuna vessels specifically, it connected slavery and major abuses to the largest player in the American tuna market Thai Union. This company is responsible for the majority of destructive tuna found across the country owning Chicken of the Sea and soon Bumble Bee, and supplying Kroger and Walmart. If you eat tuna that is sourced from Thai Union, there is no way to be sure you arent eating fish associated with slave labor or caught under extremely poor conditions.. If Thai Union takes this issue seriously, it will work swiftly and diligently to eliminate slave labor and human rights abuses from its entire supply chain, not just one supplier. Ensuring that its seafood is produced with slightly less slave labor is not an acceptable response for US ...
STEIN, Dan J et al. Perpetration of gross human rights violations in South Africa: association with psychiatric disorders. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2009, vol.99, n.5, pp.390-395. ISSN 2078-5135.. BACKGROUND: A nationally representative study of psychiatric disorders in South Africa provided an opportunity to study the association between perpetration of human rights violations (HRVs) during apartheid and psychiatric disorder. Prior work has suggested an association between perpetration and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but this remains controversial. METHODS: Subjects reported on their perpetration of human rights violations, purposeful injury, accidental injury and domestic violence. Lifetime and 12-month prevalence of DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th edition) disorders were assessed with Version 3.0 of the World Health Organization Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI 3.0). Socio-demographic characteristics of these groups were calculated. Odds ...
by Athena Kolbe, Dr. Royce Hutson. Reliable evidence of the frequency and severity of human rights abuses in Haiti after the departure of the elected president in 2004 was scarce. We assessed data from a random survey of households in the greater Port-au-Prince area. METHODS: Using random Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinate sampling, 1260 households (5720 individuals) were sampled. They were interviewed with a structured questionnaire by trained interviewers about their experiences after the departure of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The response rate was 90.7%. Information on demographic characteristics, crime, and human rights violations was obtained. FINDINGS: Our findings suggested that 8000 individuals were murdered in the greater Port-au-Prince area during the 22-month period assessed. Almost half of the identified perpetrators were government forces or outside political actors. Sexual assault of women and girls was common, with findings suggesting that 35,000 women were ...
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein is deploying a 10-member mission to South Sudan in order to assess the countrys human rights situation. This is in response to allegations of human rights abuses by perpetrators on both sides of the political divide within the landlocked country.. Mr. Zeid has said that the assessment report is to be presented to the UN Human Rights Council at its next session in March 2016. He added that it would also contain recommendations for how the situation in South Sudan can be improved.. For a more in-depth account click the link below:. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52372#.VjHOUenA5lC. To read the press release from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein click below:. http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16649&LangID=E. Image source: www.unmultimedia.org. Text source: www.un.org, October 26th 2015. ...
BRASILIA Brazil (AP) - Brazilian legislators have started investigating human rights abuses committed during the South American countrys past military regime. Congresswoman Luiza Erundina tells reporters the move is meant to Full version (available...
Ten years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraq remains enmeshed in a grim cycle of human rights abuses, Amnesty International said in a report Monday.
Watch Trudeau says very credible reports back allegations of human rights abuses against Uyghur minority in China Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca
Development project and human rights violation in india pdf - PDF | In India, the last quarter of the 20th century has been witness to a In its report on human rights in India during , Human Rights Watch stated and even as the human rights and development communities have been rights, including in the area of project displacement, workers rights and the., Western Shoshone Homelands | Indian Law Resource Center
GENEVA (20 March 2018) - Routine extensions of the state of emergency in Turkey have led to profound human rights violations against hundreds of thousands of people - from arbitrary deprivation of the right to work and to freedom of movement, to torture and other ill-treatment, arbitrary detentions and infringements of the rights to freedom of association and expression, according to a report* issued by the UN Human Rights Office on Tuesday.. The report, which covers the period between 1 January and 31 December 2017, warns that the state of emergency has facilitated the deterioration of the human rights situation and the erosion of the rule of law in Turkey, and may have long-lasting implications on the institutional and socio-economic fabric of Turkey.. While the UN Human Rights Office recognizes the complex challenges Turkey has faced in addressing the 15 July 2016 attempted coup and a number of terrorist attacks, the report says, the sheer number, frequency and lack of connection of ...
Dharamshala: As the 46th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council begins, the UN, EU and Human Rights Desk of the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR), Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), has released a short video highlighting the gravest human rights violations in T
Intersex people are born with sex characteristics, such as chromosomes, gonads, or genitals that, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies. Such variations may involve genital ambiguity, and combinations of chromosomal genotype and sexual phenotype other than XY-male and XX-female. Intersex infants and children may be subject to stigma, discrimination and human rights violations, including in education, employment and medical settings. Human rights violations in medical settings are increasingly recognized as human rights abuses. Other human rights and legal issues include the right to life, access to justice and reparations, access to information, and legal recognition. Implementation of rights protections in legislation and regulation has been slower. Few countries so far protect intersex people from discrimination, or provide access to reparations for harmful practices. This page summarizes reports and ...
Continued Israeli oppression in Occupied Palestine.. UNs Assessment of Human Rights Violations in Occupied Palestine - by Stephen Lendman. John Dugard is The UN Human Rights Councils Special Rapporteur on Palestine and a rare public official. In January 2008, he assessed the situation in Occupied Palestine (OPT). It was detailed, inclusive and honest. This article discusses his findings in-depth. Most of them have been widely reported, but they bear repeating nonetheless. Its because, in this instance, theyre from an agency of the 192 member states world body. Its hoped that source highlights their importance and adds to their credibility.. From September 25 to October 1, 2007, Dugard visited Gaza, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Jericho, Nablus, Qalqiliya and the Jordan valley and held extensive meetings with: Palestinian and Israeli NGOs, UN agencies, Palestinian and Jordanian officials, academics, businessmen, and independent interlocutors. He also went to Gazan factories and West Bank ...
The following letter was sent on behalf of international, regional, and national organizations to express urgent concerns over the threats, intimidation and criminalization of Indigenous Penan families protesting at the Murum Hydroelectric Dam site in Sarawak. It can be downloaded here: Human Rights Violations of Penan Indigenous Protesters at Murum Dam Site. Monday 11th November, 2013. Dato Sri Mohammed Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak. Office of the Prime Minister. Main Block, Perdana Putra Building. Federal Government Administrative Centre. 62502 Putrajaya, MALAYSIA. Via e-mail: [email protected]. RE: Situation of Penan Families At Murum Dam Site, Sarawak. Dear Prime Minister Najib,. On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we are writing to express our serious concern about the situation of hundreds of Indigenous Penan women, men and children who are peacefully protesting at the site of the Murum Hydroelectric Project and have been cordoned off by a barricade of armed police, as of 5 November, ...
From sex trafficking to censorship, human rights violations may be perpetrated by dictators in war-torn countries & administrators in first-world hospitals.
The following video only begins to tell the gruesome tale: News reports of Chen Guangcheng, who escaped house arrest just over a week ago, drew Americas attention to Chinas human rights violations last week, despite the the fact that many mainstream news outlets initially failed to report on Chens staunch pro-life advocacy. Not surprisingly, anti-abortion groups also…
Rt. Hon David Cameron. 10 Downing Street. London. SW1A 2AA. Dear Prime Minister,. I am writing in response to your comments about Indonesia during your trip there last week. While you were right to say that Indonesia has made significant progress in terms of the consolidation of democracy and the growth of a strong civil society and independent media, I respectfully suggest that you have overstated the extent of Indonesias transformation, and therefore the extent to which it should be championed by the UK as a model for other Muslim-majority countries to emulate. Specifically, Human Rights Watch remains very concerned by serious, ongoing human rights abuses in Indonesia.. While Indonesias senior officials pay lip service to protecting human rights, they have done far too little to ensure accountability for human rights abuses committed by Indonesian security forces. As you know, the Indonesian military is still actively engaged in an internal armed conflict in Papua. You yourself, two years ...
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), an autonomous organ of the Organisation of American States (OAS), held a hearing on the general situation of human rights in Paraguay in Washington, US, on Friday and various Paraguayan organisations brought grievances to address.. Among the most important issues presented were the Curuguaty Massacre of last June and the so-called parliamentary coup against Fernando Lugo last year. The organisations demanded that the commission urge Paraguayan state investigation into the allegations of torture in the Curuguaty incident.. They also asked for clarification regarding the procedure for the seizure of lands belonging to the Cuyabia indigenous community. The same request was made on the continuous felling of the Ayoreo Totobiegosode Natural and Cultural Heritage Site.. The organisations alerted the Commission to the recent murders of three farming leaders. They also asked them to help get the threats against human rights advocates in the ...
Impunity means exemption from punishment or loss or escape from fines. In the international law of human rights, it refers to the failure to bring perpetrators of human rights violations to justice and, as such, itself constitutes a denial of the victims right to justice and redress. Impunity is especially common in countries that lack a tradition of the rule of law, suffer from corruption or that have entrenched systems of patronage, or where the judiciary is weak or members of the security forces are protected by special jurisdictions or immunities. The amended Set of Principles for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights Through Action to Combat Impunity, submitted to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on 8 February 2005, defines impunity as: the impossibility, de jure or de facto, of bringing the perpetrators of violations to account - whether in criminal, civil, administrative or disciplinary proceedings - since they are not subject to any inquiry that might lead to ...
This hearing examined evidence that, as Egypts political and social crisis persists, violence against Coptic women and girls is escalating, including kidnappings, forced conversions, and other human rights abuses. According to a new report released at the hearing by Michele Clark, at least 550 Coptic women and girls over the last five years have been kidnapped from their communities. The few who have been found suffered human rights abuses including forced conversion, rape, forced marriage, beatings, and domestic servitude while being held by their captors, raising the question
Diamonds are a luxury fashion commodity and anything that tarnishes the public perception of diamonds can cause irreparable damage to the brand image in a relatively short period. The diamond brand image suffered badly in the 90s as a result of the exposure by Global Witness of diamond-funded gross human rights violation in some African countries. The term blood diamonds became widely know and the a film of that name starring Leonardo di-Caprio cemented the public association between diamonds and gross human rights violations. In response, the industry introduced regulations known as the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KP) which purports to end the trade in conflict diamonds. However, the KP was seriously flawed from the outset as it only regulates rough diamonds used by rebel groups…. As a result of this sleight of hand the Israeli diamond industry evades the regulations, and regardless of what human rights violations they may be funding, Israeli diamonds cannot be classed as ...
In other words, in the large majority of cases that were Concluded or Withdrawn, the process had not reached a mutually satisfactory outcome. Only 49 from our 191 cases in this category were resolved to the satisfaction of both parties. If we take this as a global proportion of all cases we analysed, then approximately 1 in 8 of the total number of 403 cases reached an outcome that satisfied both the corporation and the complainant. Counted as an annual total this equates to around 3-4 cases per year.. In scrutinising the detail of those cases, we found a series of blockages in the system that prevented a mutually satisfactory conclusion. Our analysis identified four major weaknesses within the Guidelines rooted in its voluntary characteristics. Firstly, companies often refuse to engage with NCPs. Secondly, NCPs often display a lack of political will to intervene in ways that challenge corporations. Thirdly, even if there was a clearer political will, NCPs cannot oblige or coerce companies ...
In Canada and around the world, the issue of human rights sanctions and the Sergei Magnitsky case have drawn strong interest, and rightly so.
In June 2003, Amnesty International published reports of human rights abuse by the U.S. military and its coalition partners at detention centers and prisons in Iraq.[21] These included reports of brutal treatment at Abu Ghraib prison, which had once been used by the government of Saddam Hussein, and had been taken over by the United States after the invasion. On June 20, 2003, Abdel Salam Sidahmed, Deputy Director of AIs Middle East Program, described an uprising by the prisoners against the conditions of their detention, saying The notorious Abu Ghraib Prison, centre of torture and mass executions under Saddam Hussein, is yet again a prison cut off from the outside world. On 13 June there was a protest in this prison against indefinite detention without trial. Troops from the occupying powers killed one person and wounded seven.[21]. On July 23, 2003, Amnesty International issued a press release condemning widespread human rights abuses by U.S. and coalition forces. The release stated that ...
The United States imposed sanctions on Monday on Eritreas army chief over human rights abuses in Ethiopias war-scarred Tigray region.
The West particularly the US, if it wants to restore its image as a proponent of freedom and democracy and counter the growing geopolitical influence of China at global stage, will have to reconsider its relationship with KSA. There is no way in which West can acclaim its moral policing stature in the global arena if KSA is allowed to continue barbaric customs and practices as rules of law. West has made severe human rights abuse allegations against China. Meanwhile KSA literally chops off heads in public places with a fucking sword, stones women to death in public places for adultery, treats women as second class citizens by compelling them to always be in custody of a male and many other barbaric laws and yet the entire West calls KSA its ally. This kind of double standards makes people question the Wests sincerity when dealing with human rights abuse. It makes people think that human rights is just a propaganda tool that the West props up when-ever it wants a regime change and the West ...
Lévy also warned about the future in Nigeria, Some professional disinformers will try to reduce the violence here to one of the interethnic wars that inflame Africa. Theyll likely find, here and there, acts of reprisal against the Fula and Hausa. But as my trip concludes, I have the terrible feeling of being carried back to Rwanda in the 1990s, to Darfur and South Sudan in the 2000s. Will the West let history repeat itself in Nigeria? Will we wait, as usual, until the disaster is done before taking notice? Will we stand by as international Islamic extremism opens a new front across this vast land, where the children of Abraham have coexisted for so long?. ABOUT THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA. ...
Breitbart:. It is not clear what mass killings or political executions were carried out by New York Citys Democrat-run government, nor what the testimony of the other side might be.. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that New York City would establish a city commission for Racial Justice and Reconciliation - just like the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa.. The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was established after the end of apartheid in 1994 to investigate human rights abuses by both sides in the decades-long conflict between the white minority government and the liberation movement.. The TRC offered potential amnesty for past human rights abuses to people who were willing to come forward and testify about what they had done, or witnessed. Many people did so, exposing the horrors of years of torture by state security police, or brutal murders ordered by anti-apartheid organizations against rival political groups and suspected ...
Posted November 10, 1999 In some parts of India, poor people use their kidneys as collateral for money lenders who have come to expect desperate people to sell their body organs. In South Africa, eyes from the corpses of poor -- mostly black -- people in police mortuaries have been harvested without consent and delivered to a local eye bank, then appear later at medical centers in other countries. These are two examples of a growing international traffic in human organs that until now has been largely unmonitored and prone to human rights abuses. This week, a new Organs Watch program, the only one of its kind in the world, was launched by four professors -- two from Berkeley and two from Columbia University Medical School. Their new documentation center located at Berkeley will investigate reports and rumors of human rights abuses surrounding organ trafficking, identify hot spots where abuse may be occurring and begin to define the line between ethical transplant surgery and practices that are ...
While the environmental and animal impacts of the palm oil industry in Indonesias rainforests gets a lot of attention, human rights abuses like forced and child labor are less widely known. Now, thanks to an in-depth investigation conducted by Bloomberg Businessweeek, it appears that slavery, child labor and human rights abuses are rife in Indonesias booming […]
This article in the Journal of Medical Ethics was directed at Archi from the Editor of E&P, and has got me all thoughtful about how a simple understanding of statistics is essential to everyone, even those working with the judiciary.. The team writing this study reviewed the decisions of forensic physicians who were determining if the age of adolescents involved in French judicial proceedings for criminal or asylum purposes, looking to see if their decisions were supported by the best quality evidence. The key finding - that they often were not - seemed to frequently centre on the average.. Let me explain. If a wrist X-ray gives a skeletal age of 8 years 2 months … this isnt true. Its the average age of the folk who were x-rayed to make up the atlas. Some might have been 7 years, others 9 years 10 months. The truth is most likely to be about 8yr 2m, but may be wildly different. The spread of ages is captured with the standard deviation, and about 95% of the ages will be within 2 standard ...
I couldnt disagree with you more, but we need to clear away the areas of common ground in order to figure out exactly where our disagreement lies. I agree with you that there should be a general presumption in favour of state sovereignty in international affairs. Such a presumption provides alibis for dictators, but it also protects weak but democratic states from more powerful neighbours. Where states are democratic, their sovereignty is also an expression of their peoples right to self-determination. So there are reasons of principle not to interfere in states whose internal affairs we find disagreeable. I also accept that human rights abuses, by themselves, do not legitimise military intervention. Other kinds of soft intervention-formal protests, assistance to persecuted groups, boycotts and sanctions-are preferable. Military intervention should always be an instrument of absolute last resort. So the question is to define when human rights abuses in another country justify that last ...
The death penalty, the Supreme Court claims, is an act of retribution; so whatever suffering the condemned endure is part of the price they pay for their crimes. Punishment, after all, is meant to inflict pain. And while the Court disapproves of any form of physical abuse of prisoners (such as beatings, prolonged sleep deprivation, or withholding food and water or necessary medications), thus far it has ignored mental suffering endured by men and women condemned to death. In the Courts reasoning, even though life sentences without parole are available, only a death for a death will do. In Gregg, the Court says: Retribution is an expression of the communitys belief that certain crimes are themselves so grievous an affront to humanity that the only adequate response may be the penalty of death. And, as I noted in my letter to Pope John Paul II, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that killing human beings is not an assault on their dignity. Thus, by legal ...
American Congressmen working to free Chinese immigrant prisoners By Roy Maynard Growing congressional concern over the fate of Chinese refugees could unlock the prison…
29 April 2017. ...We have read IDIs report and while we share concern for the communities negatively impacted by some of the projects mentioned, we find many factual inaccuracies in the report. As it has been communicated to IDI on numerous occasions during the report compilation, many of the sub-projects mentioned either pre-date or fall outside the scope of IFCs investment with the financial institutions (FIs) mentioned. In many other cases, the FIs have no exposure to the projects cited.... In leveraging our reach and scale through financial intermediaries, however, IFC cannot have the same level of oversight of the sub-projects supported by our FI clients as with our direct investments. But this work is a development imperative, and we are committed to supporting our clients and reducing the E&S risks in our portfolio. As part of this ongoing process, we are making some important additional improvements to the way we work, as our CEO, Philippe Le Houérou explains in his blog Re-examining ...
Millions Suffer While The Government Is Rewarded By The Clinton Administration By Rep. Chris Smith _The following article contains the remarks of United States…
To get a full picture of how palm production impacts an entire ecosystem and the many dynamic individuals that call that system home, lets take a look into the environmental, animal, and human impact of palm oil production.
'The situation in the United States is a far cry from the ideals that Washington proclaims,' says a newly-released report on global injustice.
post 9/11 civil and/or human rights abuses. Examples of questions that essays might engage include the following ones: what role does testimonial evidence of human rights abuses play in ...
We do not open attachments. Stop e-mailing them. Threats and abusive e-mail are not covered by any privacy rule. This isnt to the reporters at a certain paper (keep em coming, they are funny). This is for the likes of failed comics who think they can threaten via e-mails and then whine, E-mails are supposed to be private. E-mail threats will be turned over to the FBI and they will be noted here with the names and anything I feel like quoting. This also applies to anyone writing to complain about a friend of mine. Thats not why the public account exists ...
This case is one of several brought against Shell in relation to the violent suppression of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni people, a group campaigning for the rights of local people and protesting against pollution caused by oil companies. Nine of the Movements members, including its leader, well-known writer Ken Saro-Wiwa, were hanged in 1995 after being convicted of murder by a military tribunal. The executions of the Ogoni nine, as they are known globally, were condemned by governments and human rights activists around the world.. Since the Second World War and the Nuremberg war crimes trials, international law has held that human rights abuses can be prosecuted around the globe. A motion to have the original case dismissed on the grounds that it could more conveniently be heard in England was overturned, with the Court of Appeals ruling the United States was a proper forum because the defendants had an office in New York.. In 2009, after more than a decade in the American ...
The New York Police Department has shown a pattern of abusive and unaccountable protest policing during the Occupy protests, a wide consortium of legal experts detail in a report (PDF) issued today.. The lawyers say NYPD officers violated human rights in hundreds of instances, yet there has been near-complete impunity for alleged abuses. Only one officer has been disciplined throughout the protests that started last fall.. The excessive and unpredictable policing of Occupy Wall Street is one more example of the dire need for widespread reform of NYPD practices. These violations are occurring against a backdrop of police infiltration of activist groups, massive stop-and-frisk activity in communities of color, and the surveillance of Muslims, Emi MacLean, a human rights lawyer and primary author of the report, said in a statement. This report is a call to action.. The report is a the first by the Protest and Assembly Rights Project, which was started by a group of law clinics including The ...
In March 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari was elected to a four-year term, replacing Goodluck Jonathan. The new administration is confronted with a multitude of profound human rights challenges, ranging from the conflict in the northeast between the militant group Boko Haram and Nigerias security forces; the humanitarian crisis faced by 2.5 million internally displaced persons, particularly women and girls; and corruption and weak governance in public sector institutions, including in law enforcement and legislative frameworks.[1] The human rights abuses suffered by LGBT people in Nigeria following the enactment of the SSMPA must be understood within this broader context, and not in isolation from or as exception to other human rights violations.. According to the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics, the unemployment rate was recorded at 12.1 percent in the first quarter of 2016, or 9.485 million unemployed people.[2] Nigeria is a country in which religion plays a significant role in peoples lives, ...
The UK has been requested to apologize and pay members of two tribes in western Kenya whose land was stolen and who experienced horrendous abuses during the colonial period.. The appeal was presented to the UN by indigenous Kenyans who had settled in the fertile tea zones of Kericho county.. A special rapporteur was appointed, who voiced alarm about the alleged absence of accountability and adequate redress for victims of grave human rights abuses.. The UN stated that members of the Kipsigis and Tailai communities, as well as other indigenous people, have been subjected to human rights violations such as murder, sexual violence, torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, arbitrary detention, and arbitrary displacement, as well as violations of their rights to privacy, family life, and property.. Around 500,000 individuals were abused in this manner.. Numerous British and international tea companies have taken up residence in the area, notably Findlays, Williamson Fine Tea, and Unilever.. In ...
July 03, 2014. By MICHELLE FAUL. Associated Press Leaders at an African summit have voted to give themselves and their allies immunity from prosecution for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide at a new African Court of Justice and Human Rights.. The decision comes as the continent confronts human rights violations and has two sitting presidents and one ousted president facing charges at the International Criminal Court.. Amnesty International called it a backward step in the fight against impunity and a betrayal of victims of serious violations of human rights.. At a time when the African continent is struggling to ensure that there is accountability for serious human rights violations and abuses, it is impossible to justify this decision which undermines the integrity of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights, even before it becomes operational, said Amnestys Netsanet Belay.. The decision came June 27 at an African Union summit vote in Equatorial Guinea from which ...
Parallel Report submitted by the National Campaign for Education-Nepal, the Nepal National Teachers Association (NNTA), the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and other partners, including the Right to Education Project, on the occasion of the examination of the report of Nepal during the 72nd session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. The report shows that the growth of unregulated private education in Nepal supported by the State, is creating and entrenching segregation in education, threatens access to education for girls and children from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds and is a cause of discrimination with regards to access to quality education. As pointed out recently by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), such segregation in itself constitutes a human rights violation and must be ended.2 Segregation is also the source of other human rights abuses, including discrimination on the grounds of socio-economic background, gender ...
In this essay, I analyze the cosmopolitan project for a new international order that Habermas has articulated in recent publications. I argue that his presentation of the project oscillates between two models. The first is a very ambitious model for a future international order geared to fulfill the peace and human rights goals of the UN Charter. The second is a minimalist model, in which the obligation to protect human rights by the international community is circumscribed to the negative duty of preventing wars of aggression and massive human rights violations due to armed conflicts such as ethnic cleansing or genocide. According to this model, any more ambitious goals should be left to a global domestic politics, which would have to come about through negotiated compromises among domesticated major powers at the transnational level. I defend the ambitious model by arguing that there is no basis for drawing a normatively significant distinction between massive human rights violations due to ...
Weekly Report Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 02/08/2012 Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)
Israel says investigators report to the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva is unbalanced and fails to take the threats Israel faces
Section 304 (a) of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016, Public Law 114-122 , enacted on February 18, 2016, requires the Secretary of State to provide a report to Congress that (1) identifies each person the Secretary determines to be responsible for serious human rights abuses or censorship in North Korea and describes the conduct of that person; and (2) describes serious human rights abuses or censorship undertaken by the Government of North Korea or any person acting for or on behalf of that Government in the most recent year ending before the submission of the report. The report is being submitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Financial Services, and the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate.. The Government of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) continues to commit serious human rights ...
AIHRC. Kabul, April 13, 2019. On November 3, 2017, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Ms. Fatou Bensouda, called for a judicial authorization to investigate the grave violation of human rights and humanitarian law in Afghanistan. This initiative of the International Criminal Court Prosecutor was welcomed by the Afghan people, especially the victims families and human rights organizations.. Human rights organizations, victims families and Afghan people who have suffered for a long time from the persistence of violence and war crimes committed by various groups in the absence of a mechanism to deal with cases of human rights violations, became so hopeful on the initiative of the ICC aiming to investigate the human rights situation in Afghanistan and deal with cases of human rights violations, and they declared their willingness to cooperate with the ICC in this regard. About a thousand complaints and documents concerning cases of human rights violations were collected by human ...
In the past, the Chinese Government has openly expressed its displeasure with critical scrutiny of its human rights record. Such reactions demonstrate that China is sensitive to international attention. Public recognition at the Human Rights Council that China should be bound by its international human rights obligations will again give hope to thousands of defenders, lawyers, petitioners and others who seek to promote human rights in the country. At a time when human rights are increasingly under threat, the Human Rights Council should ensure that all its members, including China, uphold the highest standards of human rights and fully cooperate with the Council and its mechanisms, as required by UN General Assembly Resolution 60/251. In so doing, the Council will continue to act in accordance with its founding principles, and in defence of universal human rights everywhere. Please be assured, Excellency, of our highest consideration.. Amnesty International. Cairo Institute for Human Rights ...
Abstract: Since the 1980s, states have been increasingly addressing past human rights violations using multiple transitional justice mechanisms including domestic and international human rights trials. In the mid-1980s, scholars of transitions to democracy generally concluded that trials for past human rights violations were politically untenable and likely to undermine new democracies. More recently, some international relations experts have echoed the pessimistic claims of the early `trial skeptics and added new concerns about the impact of trials. Yet, relatively little multicountry empirical work has been done to test such claims, in part because no database on trials was available. The authors have created a new dataset of two main transitional justice mechanisms: truth commissions and trials for past human rights violations. With the new data, they document the emergence and dramatic growth of the use of truth commissions and domestic, foreign, and international human rights trials in the ...
There has been a massive increase in human rights abuses in South Sudan over the past nine months, partly because of the failure of the international community to set up a court and bring perpetrators to justice, a U.N. official said Tuesday. The scale of human rights abuses in South Sudan, particularly sexual violence, is so horrifying that the consequences of doing nothing are unthinkable, said Yasmin Sooka, chairwoman of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan. Sooka told the U.N.
Lebanese are all over the world as we know, as ordinary people migrating for a better livelihood and to even settle down and establish businesses and...
Saudi Arabia has appointed Bahraini judge Mansour al-Mansour to advise the Saudi-led coalition in Yemens Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT). The JIAT is the coalitions investigatory and accountability body tasked with reviewing alleged human rights abuses, including attacks on civilians. Mansour al-Mansour, now poised to issue verdicts on alleged human rights violations in Yemen, previously tried and jailed dozens of peaceful activists in 2011, despite their credible allegations of torture to extract coerced confessions. His appointment as an adviser to the body thus demonstrates the JIATs inability to operate with independence, impartiality, integrity, and in accordance with international humanitarian law (IHL).. In February 2011, thousands of Bahrainis peacefully demonstrated around the country, protesting against the governments continued denial of basic political freedoms and human rights. In response, the Bahraini government responded violently and declared martial law. It deployed ...
Business should always be conducted with respect for human rights, and states have a duty to ensure that business conduct does not violate human rights and to provide access to effective remedy for those whose rights are abused. These rights most often include workers and consumers rights, the right to health and environment, the right to privacy, and equality and non-discrimination.. Over recent years, global efforts have increased to encourage responsible business conduct that respects human rights and seeks to prevent or, at least, remedy certain negative impacts. In 2011, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) advanced the debate, building on the Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework, corresponding to three pillars for action. The first pillar focuses on states duty to protect against human rights abuses, the second focuses on corporate responsibility to respect human rights and the third focuses on victims right to access effective remedy. More ...
The Centre is an independent Palestinian human rights organization (registered as a non-profit Ltd. Company) based in Gaza City. The Centre enjoys Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nation. It is an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists-Geneva; the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) - Pairs; member of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network - Copenhagen; member of the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) - Stockholm ...
The Philippines government has dismissed a UN human rights report which had claimed that the country had acted with impunity during its war on drugs, as
In regard to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the position of the United States is: human rights have been a cornerstone of American values since the countrys birth and the United States is committed to support the work of the UN Commission in promoting the principles embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.[188] U.S. President George W. Bush declared that the United States would not seek a seat on the Council, saying it would be more effective from the outside. He did pledge, however, to support the Council financially. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said, We will work closely with partners in the international community to encourage the council to address serious cases of human rights abuse in countries such as Iran, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Burma, Sudan, and North Korea.. The U.S. State Department said on March 5, 2007 that, for the second year in a row, the United States has decided not to seek a seat on the Human Rights Council, asserting the body had lost its ...
Mongolis should promote human rights in the context of environmental protection, according to United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment.
The International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations honours the memory of victims of heinous and systematic abuses.. The day coincides with the anniversary of the murder of Monsignor Oscar Romero, who was killed four decades ago for speaking out against injustice and impunity in El Salvador.. On this Day, we honour the bravery and determination of victims, civil society representatives and community leaders around the world who relentlessly strive for a better future, guided by the compass of human dignity. Their efforts to uncover the truth about gross human rights violations and the circumstances in which they were committed is an inspiration and a service to us all.. Truth opens the path to justice, reparation and healing. It helps us overcome prejudice, divisive narratives and extreme polarization. It also helps address the root causes of conflict and prevent its recurrence. This also why The Highest Aspiration -- my Call to Action for Human Rights - ...
While calling on the Police Command to ensure justice and compensation for all the victims of the past few days of police brutality against unarmed protesters he urged the Police leadership to provide concrete plans on the deep and incisive police reforms to replace impunity with professionalism and truly make the Nigerian Police a world class outfit.. The statement read in part:. SARS must not be shut down only in words. The dreadful impunity that has unfortunately defined this must not be given another cycle of abuse of citizens and human rights in the stamp of another terminology. #EndSARS must truly mean #EndSARS.. We welcome the idea of a Citizens and Strategic Stakeholders Forum and hope that this will be an all inclusive forum. We look forward to making representations to the Investigation Team that is expected to honestly include civil society organizations and human rights bodies to work with the Police in investigating alleged cases of human rights violations.. Rest assured ...
I want to assure you that the United Nations stands with the people of South Sudan at this difficult time. We know many of you are suffering from horrific attacks. Families are fleeing their homes. Many of you have lost loved ones and are grieving. Innocent civilians are being targeted because of their ethnicity. This is a grave violation of human rights. South Sudan is under threat, but South Sudan is not alone.. ...
Nygaard was not impressed. It should never be natural to bring up violations of human rights, thats the whole point, he told Dagsavisen. Violations of human rights are unnatural. The assignment is to make the unnatural possible to discuss. He accused the government of having economic motives for refusing to confront Chinese officials with their human rights violations.. Nor was Nyaard the only one to be disappointed. So was Kristenn Einarson, director of the Norwegian publishers association (Den norske Forleggerforening), who noted that the culture minister had chosen not to take up human rights during her recent visit. He told Dagsavisen that if the Norwegian government really takes human rights seriously, and doesnt just want to sell fish, the culture minister should quickly have a serious meeting with the Norwegian organizations that work for freedom of expression and human rights. He mentioned Norsk PEN, Amnesty International, his own group and several others.. Political ...
The current campaign to elect a sheriff for the City and County of San Francisco can and must become San Franciscos eyes wide open opportunity to review what it can do to identify and promulgate a new path for the City on how it will create quantifiable change in the San Francisco County Jail and Youth Detention Centers disproportionate incarceration of African American and Hispanic men, women and youth. Vote for John Robinson for Sheriff on Nov. 3, 2015 ...
Recent reports show Kurdish flags painted on Assyrian reliefs in Dohuk, not once, but twice in quick succession. There is evidence of hammering and chiseling taking place, as well as numerous suspected bullet holes. The Kurdistan Regional Government have not condemned these acts or committed any resources to watching over and protecting Assyrian heritage.. Every time the Kurds failed in an attack against Turkey, they would migrate to Syria and try to claim Syrian land as their own. For instance, they tried to claim the Syrian city of Ayn al Arab, naming it Kobani/Kobane. The origin of the name is the word company, a reference to a German railway company that built the Konya-Baghdad railway. The Kurds also claimed Al Qamishli, another Syrian city, as their illegal capital and renamed it Qamislo/Qamishlo.. Its worth mentioning that Kurds are not even a majority in the land they claim as theirs in northeast Syria. For example, in the governorate of Al Hasakah, they amount to about 30 to 40 ...
Examining the role of open remedies in human rights adjudication, this book provides a new perspective informing comparative constitutional debates on how to structure institutional relationships over fundamental rights and freedoms. Open remedies declare a human rights violation but invite the other branches of government to decide what corrective action should be taken. Open remedies are premised on the need to engage institutions beyond courts in the process of thinking about and acting on human rights problems. This book considers examples across the United States, South Africa, Canada, and internationally, emphasising their similarities and differences in design and the diverse ways they could operate in practice. The book investigates these possibilities through the first systematic legal and empirical study of the declaration of incompatibility model under the United Kingdom Human Rights Act. This new model provides a non-binding declaration that the law has infringed human rights standards,
In March, 44 countries called on the Government of Eritrea to end its use of arbitrary detention and torture of its citizens. Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Human Rights Concern - Eritrea and the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project welcomed this long overdue attention paid to the widespread and systematic human rights violations continuing in Eritrea for over a decade. In a statement to the UN Human Rights Council, states from Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and North America expressed their concerns about the governments refusal to hold national elections or allow opposition parties, independent media or international non-governmental organisations to operate.. ...
by International Crisis Group, Belgium, November 13, 2013. Full report at http://www.crisisgroup.org/~/media/Files/asia/south-asia/sri-lanka/253-sri-lankas-potemkin-peace-democracy-under-fire.pdf. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS. Sri Lankas ethnically-exclusive regime continues to close political space and consolidate its power. Recent moves that create a perception of progress have not weakened the power of the president, his family or the military or brought reconciliation, ended human rights abuses or reduced impunity. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) won a landslide victory in Septembers long-awaited northern provincial council elections. Yet, President Mahinda Rajapaksas administration is reluctant to allow devolution to begin, preferring to maintain de facto military rule in the north. It faces increasing social and communal pressures elsewhere, too. Journalists, human rights defenders and critics of the government are threatened and censored. With opposition parties weak and ...
Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Republic of Congo all three experienced a significant increase in human rights abuses related to their elections in 2015.
On the same day, during parliamentary discussions, Member of Parliament Scott Reid put forward a request that the Canadian Government allow Falun Gong practitioner Lin Mingli to come to Canada and join his brother Li Shenli, a Canadian resident. Protection of human rights is the moral and diplomatic responsibility of the international community One of the coordinators of the Canada Falun Dafa Association, Ms. Gongyu Dai, sent a letter to Members of Parliament on the same day, stating: This occasion has given rise to deep pain and sorrow in my heart every year over the past 5 years, not only because of the horrendous human rights violations happening in China, but also because of the silence of most of the worlds governments that comprise this prominent international human rights body. She stated, Over 100 horrific types of torture have been inflicted on Falun Gong practitioners in China in the past nearly 6 years. But with this letter I highlight another alarming fact, that in the past 3 ...
This article is based on the authors involvement in preparing a Draft Statute for a future World Court of Human Rights. The proposal seeks to modify the traditional vertical structure of human rights norms by introducing a mechanism for adjudicating claims about human rights violations by actors other than states, including by international organizations (IO) or transnational corporations (TNC). The jurisdiction of the World Court would require acceptance by the IO or TNC, making the mechanism similar to the effects of an international treaty, i.e.
Sexual Orientation as a Human Right: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1933-1.ch002: In this chapter, the authors examine the matter of sexual orientation as a human right. Human rights violations take many forms, from denials of the rights to
TY - JOUR. T1 - Damned if you do, damned if you dont? The Lundbeck case of Pentobarbital, the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and competing human rights responsibilities. AU - Buhmann, Karin. PY - 2012. Y1 - 2012. N2 - In 2011 it emerged that to induce the death penalty, United States authorities had begun giving injections of pentobarbital, a substance provided by Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck. Lundbecks product pentobarbital is licensed for treatment of refractory forms of epilepsy and for usage as an anaesthetic, thus for a very different purpose. The Lundbeck case offers a difficult, but also interesting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) dilemma between choices facing a pharmaceutical company to stop the distribution of a medical substance in order to avoid complicity in human rights violations, or to retain distribution of the substance in order not to impede access to the medicine for those patients who need it. The dilemma arose at a time when the United ...
Horrifying accounts of human rights abuse in North Korea were described by witnesses to UN Commission of Inquiry. They claim to have survived Gulag-style camps, where public executions, torture and deaths caused by hard work are said to occur regularly.
Two service members who reported directly observing or hearing what they believed to be evidence of child sexual assault by Afghan security forces said they did not receive training on how to address sexual abuse of children by Afghan security forces if they encountered it, SIGAR said.. A third service member interviewed by SIGAR said it was well known on his base that sex occurred between boys and Afghan National Police personnel.. While he and his fellow service members talked and laughed about it, he added, they did not take action to report it, SIGAR said.. When given an opportunity to respond to SIGARs report, DoD said U.S. Forces Afghanistans Legal Office provides weekly training to all newly-arriving military personnel, government employees, and contractors, but that the department will reinforce the importance of training on human rights abuse reporting, including suspected child sexual assault.. DoD also told SIGAR that it would establish a single tracking system for gross ...
This book traces the impact that the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, has had on various areas of international law. A number of prominent international experts examine whether, and to what extent, international law has been shaped by the Courts jurisprudence. The informal development of international law through the Courts judgments contrasts with the development of international law through more deliberate means, such as treaty-making. Assessing key areas of international law over which the ICJ has exercised its jurisdiction, such as international environmental law, international human rights, the law of the sea, and the law of immunities, this book comprehensively details the impact of international jurisprudence on contemporary international law. This book provides key new insights into the role of the Court in wider international law. It makes required reading for anyone studying the ways in which international courts have in shaped the
Climate change is a human rights issue that already directly affects LGBTQ people and our movement worldwide. Not only do we stand in solidarity with everyone who faces conventional human rights abuses and civil disenfranchisement, but we also have many LGBTQ community members whose realities are harsh and whose rights are diminished simply because they are transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay, and queer. This is true worldwide: in parts of North America and especially across the Global South, throughout the African continent, Eastern Europe, and in the Middle East.. The places where our queer siblings suffer persecution and a dearth of civil rights will also be hardest hit by climate change and will likely suffer even greater losses of rights and security. As a movement, we can help prepare for this eventuality by promoting and securing asylum options and refugee support for LGBTQ people living in hostile Global South societies. As energy prices continue to rise, and rise dramatically, we can ...
This high-level dialogue will underscore the power of multilateralism to address the worlds most urgent challenges, among them, climate change, sustainable development, protracted humanitarian crises, large-scale human rights abuse, and threats to international peace and security. They are complex, global, cross-border issues that countries cannot address on their own.. Bringing together the Presidents of the General Assembly, ECOSOC, and the Security Council, the dialogue will underscore the value of discussing development, peace and security, and human rights in support of collective objectives.. ...
A recent report issued by the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) on human rights abuses in mining communities confirmed the assertion of residents of mining communities that most of water borne diseases they suffer are as a result of the bad quality of water supplied to them after their sources of drinking water have been destroyed, he said, quoting CHRAJs 2008 report ...
In the last week, Colombia has exploded in nationwide protests and work stoppages against the government of President Ivan Duque. With over 19 people killed by state forces in the last week, and with image after image of brutal police repression going viral across the world, the protests have sparked international outrage and concerns about human rights abuses. Joining this chorus of voices is a growing number of organizations and politicians urging Joe Bidens government to take direct action to curb police violence in Colombia and stop its continued funding of the countrys brutal riot cops, commonly referred to as ESMAD. For its part, the U.S. Department of State issued a mealy-mouthed statement condemning the violence and upholding the peoples unquestionable right to protest peacefully while also supporting the Colombian governments efforts to address the current situation through political dialogue. What has received far less attention, however, is the central role the United States ...