Showing posts with label Human Rights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Human Rights. Show all posts

Friday, September 23, 2016

UN rights chief slams FYROM for migrant detentions

The UN rights chief on Friday (Sep 23) voiced deep concern over FYROM [*]'s "systematic policy" of detaining and expelling migrants, criticising especially the widespread detention of migrant children.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Saudi Women Seek Equal Rights in Massive Twitter Campaign

Tens of thousands of Saudi women took to Twitter after Human Rights Watch (HRW) launched a social campaign aimed against cultural paternalism and male guardianship in Saudi Arabia, a country notorious for its oppression of human rights.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Ban Ki-moon urges Turkish authorities to respect constitutional order, human rights amid state of emergency

Following the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in Turkey as a result of an attempted military coup late last week, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Turkish authorities to ensure that constitutional order and international human rights law are fully respected.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

HRW: Foreign Workers in Oman Face Slavery-Like Conditions

Human Rights Watch says that because of Oman's immigrant labor laws, tying employment to a specific family’s sponsorship, many foreign employees – particularly female domestic workers – face exploitation and abuse at the hands of their Omani employers and have little means of recourse to protect themselves.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

UN human rights chief slams rising migrant detention in Europe

The UN's human rights chief voiced alarm Monday at the increasing detention of migrants in Europe, including unaccompanied children, amid widespread anti-migrant rhetoric across the continent.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Italy’s top court rules not a crime for hungry to steal food

Italy's highest court has acquitted a homeless man of stealing cheese and sausages, ruling that the theft of small amounts of food by the hungry poor is not a crime.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

EU chides Turkey over president song row

The European Union on Wednesday criticized Ankara for summoning Berlin's envoy over a song mocking the Turkish leader on German TV, a friction at a delicate time when the bloc counts on Turkey's help on migration under a controversial deal.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

China condemns invite to Dalai Lama for rights event

 China has condemned an invitation to  His Holiness the Dalai Lama to attend an event on the sidelines of an ongoing UN human rights meeting, the media reported on Saturday.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Nearly 3,000 Kurds protest in Strasbourg in front of the Council of Europe

Nearly 3,000 Kurds from across Europe have been demonstrating in Strasbourg since Monday to "denounce the silence of the European institutions" faced with an operation directed by Ankara in the southeastern Turkish city of Cizre, and to call them to action.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Australians rally against removal of asylum seekers

 Dozens of rallies have taken place across Australia as protesters called on the government to stop the deportation of scores of asylum seekers after a failed legal challenge in the High Court last week.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

UN agency urges Australia to refrain from transferring individuals to Nauru

The spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, on Wednesday said the organization was very concerned about the situation of the 267 people at risk of being transferred from Australia to Nauru following the High Court's decision delivered this morning in Canberra.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Hungary anti-terror plan is 'attack on human rights' - Amnesty

Amnesty International on Monday slammed plans by the Hungarian government to introduce sweeping anti-terror laws including curfews and Internet restrictions, calling the proposal an "attack on human rights".

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Draft UK surveillance law threatens freedom of expression, UN human rights experts warn

UN, 12 January 2016 – United Nations human rights experts have called for a comprehensive review of the United Kingdom’s draft Investigatory Powers bill, warning that if adopted in its present form it could threaten the rights to freedoms of expression and association both inside and outside the country.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.