• 2017
  • TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - On December 10, UN Human Rights Day, the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada will become the first. (newswire.ca)
  • MILAN, Dec. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - The King of Morocco Mohammed VI, as Chairman of the Committee Al Qods, sent a message to the President of the United. (newswire.ca)
  • Amnesty International
  • Also taking the floor were the following civil society organizations: Africa Culture International, International Fellowship of Reconciliation, American Association of Jurists (in a joint statement), International Humanist and Ethical Union, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, World Barua Organization (WBO), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Liberation, and Conseil International pour le soutien à des procès équitables et aux Droits de l'Homme . (unog.ch)
  • Also taking the floor were the following civil society organizations: Lawyers for Lawyers, Lutheran World Federation, British Humanist Association, Federatie van Nederlandse Verenigingen tot Integratie Van Homoseksualiteit - COC , Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Franciscans International (in a joint statement), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development Forum-Asia, International Federation for Human Rights Leagues, and Amnesty International. (unog.ch)
  • Organization
  • As of the 2015 Index, the same organization had placed Morocco at 130 out of 180 countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Through the work of the Tazzla Institute, a 501c(3) non-profit organization, Helene E. Hagan has been able to promote and defend Amazigh culture, rights and identity at the United Nations through a variety of channels, such as "Creating Peace through the Arts and Media," a UNESCO Culture of Peace program, and P.I.P.E (Partnership of Indigenous Peoples for the Environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • EUobserver is an independent, not-for-profit news organization that publishes daily news reports, analysis, and investigations from Brussels and the EU member states. (euobserver.com)
  • Hamas, an internationally recognized terrorist organization, deliberately embeds its military operations in residential areas and exploits its own civilian population as human shields. (algemeiner.com)
  • Algeria
  • Tom Malinowski, Washington Advocacy Director for Human Rights Watch, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation, on the current human rights situation in Algeria. (hrw.org)
  • Nevertheless, in human rights terms, Algeria, with its documented record of torture and "disappearances," is in many ways a model of how not to fight terrorism. (hrw.org)
  • Spanish: Saharaui) are the people living in the western part of the Sahara desert which includes Western Sahara (claimed by the Polisario and mostly controlled by Morocco), other parts of southern Morocco not claimed by the Polisario, most of Mauritania,[dubious - discuss] and the extreme southwest of Algeria. (wikipedia.org)
  • In other language it is pronounced in similar or different ways: Berber: Aseḥrawi ⴰⵙⴻⵃⵔⴰⵡⵉ or Aneẓrofan ⴰⵏⴻⵥⵔⵓⴼⴰⵏ English: Sahrawi or Saharawi French: Sahraoui Italian: Saharaui, Sahraui, Sahrawi or Saharawi Portuguese: Saarauís Spanish: Saharaui (saharauita) Nomadic Berbers, mainly of the Senhaja / Zenaga tribal confederation, inhabited the areas now known as Western Sahara, southern Morocco, Mauritania and southernwestern Algeria, before Islam arrived in the 8th century AD. (wikipedia.org)
  • The people inhabits the westernmost Sahara desert, in the area of modern Mauritania, Morocco, Western Sahara, and parts of Algeria. (wikipedia.org)
  • Recruits were to receive weapons and explosives training in Algeria from the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, which has since become al Qaida in the Lands of the Maghreb, before going to fight in Iraq or returning to Morocco as sleeper cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most commonly accepted definition includes Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, as well as Libya and Egypt. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Atlas Mountains extend across much of Morocco, northern Algeria and Tunisia. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Sahara covers the southern part of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, and most of Libya. (wikipedia.org)
  • women's
  • The Women's Rights Award was given to Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist and the founder of My Stealthy Freedom. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus, the social value of women, as proponents assign to family honour, female chastity and marital status, clashes with opponents' claim of women's right to individual happiness, freedom and sexual autonomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • penal code
  • At least four of the six defendants in the case in central Morocco were convicted on charges that included "lewd or unnatural acts with an individual of the same sex," under penal code article 489. (hrw.org)
  • activists
  • Each year, on the eve of the United Nations Human Rights Council's main annual session, activists from around the world meet to raise international awareness of human rights situations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Independent media, civil society activists, and nongovernmental organizations play essential roles in any democratic society, whether through investigating and reporting on government policy, exposing corruption and human rights violations, advocating for the rights of minorities and vulnerable communities, or providing health, education, and other social services. (hrw.org)
  • In Burundi the government has often responded to the work of human rights activists and journalists by labelling them mouthpieces of the opposition. (hrw.org)
  • Watch
  • Besides charges that discriminate based on sexual orientation, the case may raise fair trial concerns, Human Rights Watch said. (hrw.org)
  • All six had repudiated those statements at the trial, asserting they had only signed them because of police threats, one of the defense lawyers, Hadda Maidar, told Human Rights Watch. (hrw.org)
  • One of the defendants told the court that, while intoxicated, he allowed into his car a person he believed to be a woman but who, in fact, was a man, Maidar told Human Rights Watch. (hrw.org)
  • Human Rights Watch is concerned by some of the negative trends, particularly in Africa regarding the respect for human rights defenders and violations of the rights to freedom of association, expression, and peaceful assembly, and in the EU in relation to the rights of migrant and asylum seekers, and discrimination and intolerance towards migrants and minorities. (hrw.org)
  • Egyptian
  • 2005) She is the author of four books The Shining Ones: An Etymological Essay on the Amazigh Roots of Archaic Egyptian Civilization (2000), Tuareg Jewelry: Traditional Patterns and Symbols (2006), Tazz'unt, Ecology, Ritual and Social Order in the Tessawt Valley of the High Atlas of Morocco" (2011) and "Fifty Years in America, A Book of Essays,(2013). (wikipedia.org)
  • This is the fourth part of a Swedish news program that investigates the expulsions of two Egyptian asylum seekers from Sweden to Egypt in December 2001. (hrw.org)
  • testify
  • Mr. Chairman, members of the Committee, thank you for your invitation to testify on Algeria's human rights record and the fight against terror. (hrw.org)
  • The act of sexual penetration must, however, be attested by at least four male Muslim witnesses of good character, the accused has a right to testify in court, the suspect's word or testimony is required to hold the most weight in the eyes of the judge(s), punishments are reserved to the legal authorities and the law states that false accusations are to be punished severely. (wikipedia.org)
  • Berber
  • She was instrumental in the creation of a series of 11 community television programs under the title "Circles" on American Indians in Marin and Sonoma Counties, followed by another series on the Amazigh culture of Morocco, which she personally videographed "Tamazgha, Berber land of Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • The second book traces the origins and development of Tuareg (Amazigh) art from rock art to modern jewelry design and production.The third is an anthropological study of a small community of Berber people in the mountains of Morocco, and the last an anthology of essays written over several decades on American Indian and Amazigh issues. (wikipedia.org)
  • This was the case with the Berber Almoravid dynasty of Morocco and Andalusia, and several emirates in Mauritania. (wikipedia.org)
  • violations
  • The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has held that arrests for consensual homosexual conduct are, by definition, human rights violations. (hrw.org)
  • Your tax deductible gift can help stop human rights violations and save lives around the world. (hrw.org)
  • This memorandum summarizes key thematic concerns, provides links to specific country information where relevant, and urges African and European member states to implement recommendations that would help address ongoing human rights violations that threaten the lives and well-being of citizens across the continent, as well as the sustainable development of numerous countries. (hrw.org)
  • They also play a key role in exposing as well as assisting those seeking redress for human rights violations. (hrw.org)
  • lesbian
  • The rights of persons belonging to minorities, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community, asylum seekers, refugees and migrants as well as of persons deprived of their liberty were not always fully realized. (unog.ch)
  • 2001
  • In September 2001, Dr. Gilbert explicitly supported the 'moral right' of Al-Qaeda to perpetrate the 9/11 terrorist attacks against thousands of American civilians. (algemeiner.com)
  • Concern
  • I will address a concern about the human rights situation: about the pattern of unsolved "disappearances" carried out both by the security forces and by armed groups fighting the government, the torture of suspects under interrogation, restrictions on press freedom, discrimination against women under the law, and a judiciary that lacks independence. (hrw.org)
  • corruption
  • On 24 April, thousands of people protested across Morocco, demanding an end to corruption, an independent judiciary, constitutional reforms, legislative elections as well as more jobs for university graduates. (wikipedia.org)
  • governments
  • And when people in such societies associate the United States with the governments that abuse their rights, this helps terrorist groups like al Qaeda to paint America as the enemy of the people of the Muslim world. (hrw.org)
  • The international reactions to the Tunisian Revolution were generally supportive of the Tunisian people's right to protest, though several governments continued to voice support for President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali up to and even after his government's largely peaceful overthrow in January 2011. (wikipedia.org)
  • We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. (allafrica.com)
  • repressive
  • Ethiopia's independent human rights groups have been forced to either stop working on human rights issues or dramatically curtail their activities due to increasingly repressive laws on association and restrictions on foreign funding. (hrw.org)
  • countries
  • We are one of the countries that has always supported any action that supports human rights across the world. (hrw.org)
  • 14 Supporting Child Rights: Synthesis of Lessons Learned in Four Countries. (scribd.com)
  • The stem cell therapy is the most controversial as it can involve cells being extracted from human embryos - a practise illegal in some countries, such as Poland and Italy. (euobserver.com)
  • Progress is being made on a range of human rights issues in an array of countries, but daunting challenges remain. (hrw.org)
  • In countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola , journalists and human rights defenders have been the target of threats and physical attacks from state agents. (hrw.org)
  • Many countries have used a combination of direct threats and oppressive laws and state policies to undermine human rights defenders. (hrw.org)
  • lawyers
  • Human rights defenders-whether individuals, groups, lawyers, or journalists-are fundamental to ensuring the ability of all people to know, understand, and enjoy their rights. (hrw.org)
  • Sahrawi
  • The Sahrawi people were deprived of their rights and their situation should be given attention. (unog.ch)
  • Womanhood
  • Womanhood is the period in a human female's life after she has passed through childhood and adolescence, generally around age 18. (wikipedia.org)
  • AllAfrica
  • Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct. (allafrica.com)
  • recognition
  • This is why I welcome the Bush administration's recognition that the fight against terror must rest in part on the promotion of democratic freedoms and human rights. (hrw.org)
  • independence
  • A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1912, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish protectorates, with an international zone in Tangier, and regained its independence in 1956. (wikipedia.org)
  • reportedly
  • A Morocco transwoman named Randa did reportedly publish a book, although little is known about its contents or commercial success. (wikipedia.org)
  • several
  • In the ensuing discussion, speakers commended Morocco for its commitment to human rights, with several singling out the country's success in reducing unemployment as a positive sign. (unog.ch)
  • Movement
  • Rwanda's domestic human rights movement has been almost destroyed by state intimidation, personal threats, infiltration, and administrative obstacles. (hrw.org)
  • terrorist
  • T he imam accused of masterminding the Barcelona terrorist attacks should have been deported at the end of his prison sentence for drug smuggling, but overturned the ruling by arguing it would breach his human rights, it has emerged. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • report
  • A report by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) confirms the controversial claims made by BJP MP Hukum Singh, who had earlier this year said that 250 Hindu families had fled Kairana in the Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh out of fear. (ibtimes.co.in)
  • Joint Task Force Guantanamo counter-terrorism analysts report he was born on December 31, 1973, in Casablanca, Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • This condition has been incorporated in the report of the Slovak centre-right deputy Miroslav Mikolasik which was agreed by the environment committee in January. (euobserver.com)
  • The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) also confirmed humans' role in causing climate change and warned of further shocks to come. (allafrica.com)
  • International
  • The judge who made the decision is said to have accepted Es Satty's claims his forced removal would be a breach of his international rights. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which Morocco ratified in 1979, prohibits interference with the right to privacy. (hrw.org)
  • AMDH is a member of the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH). (wikipedia.org)
  • freedom
  • Some speakers said Indonesia had failed to safeguard the right to freedom of religion or belief. (unog.ch)
  • According to the 2013 Press Freedom Index, Reporters Without Borders has ranked Morocco 136 out of 179, a drop from the 89th position the country held in 2002. (wikipedia.org)
  • laws
  • If Morocco aspires to be a regional leader on human rights, it should take the step of abolishing its laws that discriminate against private activity between consenting adults because they are of the same sex. (hrw.org)
  • Discrimination or harassment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is not addressed in any civil rights laws. (wikipedia.org)