• 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)
  • During the 2017 Qatari diplomatic crisis, Morocco offered to mediate the dispute, and even sent humanitarian aid to Qatar, which had been banned from using the land, air and sea routes belonging to several of its neighboring countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • The coalition's removal from the blacklist prompted angry reactions from human rights groups including Human Right Watch, Amnesty International and Oxfam, which accused Ban of caving to pressure from powerful countries. (reuters.com)
  • LGBT
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Morocco face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. (wikipedia.org)
  • The legal status of LGBT people living in Morocco stems largely from traditional Islamic morality, which views homosexuality and cross dressing as signs of immorality. (wikipedia.org)
  • None of the major or minor political parties have made public statements in favor of LGBT-rights and no LGBT rights legislation has been enacted. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many countries have also seen rising support for LGBT rights in modern times (including the legal recognition of same-sex marriage, anti-discrimination laws, and other such rights). (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 1981
  • In 1981, Qatar and Morocco signed a media agreement which entailed co-operation and exchange of news and data between the two countries' media organizations. (wikipedia.org)
  • women's
  • 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)
  • The Women's Rights Award was given to Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist and the founder of My Stealthy Freedom. (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)
  • 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)
  • Qatar had uncertain relations with Morocco in the years proceeding Hamad's succession, mainly due to Qatar's relations with Algeria and Al Jazeera's unfavorable coverage of Morocco. (wikipedia.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)
  • homosexual
  • The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has held that arrests for consensual homosexual conduct are, by definition, human rights violations. (hrw.org)
  • But he said Mithly's appearance is a sign of progress on homosexual rights in the conservative north African country, where most gay men and lesbians tend to keep their sexuality a secret for fear of rejection by family and friends. (reuters.com)
  • Convictions for homosexual acts are rare in Morocco, but in late 2007 four men were jailed after a video appeared on You Tube showing what some said was a gay wedding. (reuters.com)
  • For Bargachi, public awareness of homosexual rights has improved in Morocco in the last few years even though the conservative press whips up popular prejudices. (reuters.com)
  • 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)
  • King of Moro
  • The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs. (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)
  • 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)
  • autonomy
  • Today, Greenpeace continues those campaigns while working with communities around the world to retain civil rights and local autonomy. (greenpeace.org)
  • Qatar
  • There is substantial economic cooperation between the two countries, with Qatar being one of the largest foreign investors in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco has an embassy in Doha, Qatar. (wikipedia.org)
  • King Mohammed VI of Morocco, who assumed power in 1999, made his first official visit to Qatar in June 2002. (wikipedia.org)
  • In June 2000, Morocco withdrew its ambassador to Doha in response to Qatar casting a vote for Germany rather than Morocco in the host selection for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. (wikipedia.org)
  • On 13 June, Morocco stated that it would send food aid to Qatar amidst its isolation from the sea, air and land routes belonging to the blockading countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • In December 2013, Qatar pledged $1.25 billion to Morocco in foreign aid. (wikipedia.org)
  • awareness
  • Participants called for strengthening large-scale awareness-raising initiatives involving non-state actors that focus on building bridges between the climate agenda and the protection of human rights. (yahoo.com)
  • organizations
  • The Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy is an annual human rights summit sponsored by a coalition of 20 non-governmental organizations. (wikipedia.org)
  • AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals , representing a diversity of positions on every topic. (allafrica.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)
  • journalists
  • This was followed by the revocation of two more journalists' accreditation in 2009, and in October 2010, the authorities officially revoked the accreditation of all of Al Jazeera's Morocco-based journalists. (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)
  • We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. (allafrica.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • AMDH is a member of the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH). (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)
  • Rather, they propose creating new money out of thin air, likely through International Monetary Fund (IMF) 'Special Drawing Rights', a synthetic currency beyond the control of any sovereign nation. (greenpeace.org)
  • As a result, the document in propagating sports makes no mention of complying with demands of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and human rights groups that women, who under pressure of the IOC participated for the first time in the kingdom's history in 2012 in Olympic Games, be allowed to compete in disciplines that are not mentioned in the Qur'an. (blogspot.sg)
  • Past failed efforts to do so were the result of a less pressing need and the willingness of the international community to endorse a regime that refused to adhere to human rights, including those of women. (blogspot.sg)
  • Geneva
  • Permanent Representative of Morocco in Geneva, Ambassador Mohamed Auajjar, stressed that human rights-based climate action requires open institutions and processes, as well as precise and transparent measures, notably in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. (yahoo.com)
  • 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)
  • reportedly
  • A Morocco transwoman named Randa did reportedly publish a book, although little is known about its contents or commercial success. (wikipedia.org)
  • report
  • AMDH publishes an annual report on human rights in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • people
  • 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)
  • Iran - Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani praised the protests by the Tunisian people "to restore their rights. (wikipedia.org)
  • climate
  • States should develop relevant human rights indicators in the context of climate change, Auajjar said, stressing the need for an equitable response to both development and environmental needs for future generations. (yahoo.com)
  • years
  • E s Satty was jailed for four years in 2010 for smuggling hashish between Morocco and Spain and while in prison became close to one of the ringleaders behind the Madrid bombings. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Morocco and can be punished with anything from 6 months to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of 120 to 1200 dirhams. (wikipedia.org)
  • among
  • Mithly's themes include controversy over Elton John playing at a music festival in Morocco, a study of suicide among gay Moroccans and a book by an Algerian transsexual named Randa. (reuters.com)
  • women
  • There has been a greater degree of modernisation, and more rights have been granted to the population in general, and particularly women and children. (wikipedia.org)
  • country
  • 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)
  • Marinid and Saadi dynasties continued the struggle against foreign domination, and Morocco remained the only North African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. (wikipedia.org)
  • On 29 October, Morocco announced it would be shutting down all of Al Jazeera's operations in the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • freedom
  • Some speakers said Indonesia had failed to safeguard the right to freedom of religion or belief. (unog.ch)