UN rights chief hails Nepal court for war crimes ruling
Nepal is in the process of setting up two bodies to investigate ... is also facing trial in a British court. Politics & Government Human Rights human…
Deputy Complains to ECHR Over “Drudgery”
HDP deputy Hasip Kaplan submitted a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights, saying that the unstopped parliamentary schedule between…
U.S. Standing Alone Against Children
Lawrence Wittner points out that the United States will soon be the only nation on earth that has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the…
28th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council
Here is the latest information from an FIDH perspective regarding the 28th regular session of the Human Rights Council. - United Nations…
Switzerland: ‘We need human-rights based approach to climate change’ – UNHRC official
United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri called for a "human-rights based" approach to formulate climate change…
Dr Sindiso Ngwenya
Dr. Sindiso Ngwenya, Secretary General, COMESA. Interview at the GNRD Conference on Counter-Terrorism and Human…
UN: Protect human rights in terror war
The UN human rights chief has said the fight against terror is a struggle to uphold the values of democracy and human rights, not to undermine…
More than 200 Academics Sign Statement Supporting Anti-Junta Professor in Thailand
Somsak Jeamteerasakul. Photo from Prachatai website. More than 200 academics from all over the world have signed a statement expressing support to…
Baloch Rights Activist Barred From Leaving Pakistan
Mama Qadeer Baloch and Farzana Majeed have been placed on the exit control list for ‘anti-state’ activities. Authorities in Pakistan have slapped…
Burundi-Watchers See Erosion of Human Rights and Civic Freedoms
By Lisa Vives NEW YORK, Mar 4 2015 (IPS) The bad old days of the 1980s and 1990s when Burundi was widely considered a police state may be making a…
42 Human Rights Groups Slam Indonesia’s Death Penalty
By Josh Butler UNITED NATIONS, Mar 4 2015 (IPS) More than 40 human rights groups from around the world have penned an open letter to Indonesian…