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Israeli Supreme Court greenlights deporting HRW Director

Jerusalem – The Israeli Supreme Court on November 5, 2019, upheld the Israeli government’s authority to deport Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch. The decision now shifts back to the Israeli government; if it proceeds with deportation, Shakir will have to leave Israel by November 25. Read More »

Afghanistan: CIA-backed forces commit atrocities: HRW

Disband All Irregular Paramilitary Forces, Cooperate With Independent Investigations New York – United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-backed Afghan forces have committed summary executions and other grave abuses without accountability, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These strike forces have unlawfully killed civilians during night raids, forcibly disappeared detainees, and attacked healthcare facilities for allegedly treating insurgent ... Read More »

Thailand: Peaceful critics prosecuted – HRW

Repeal or Amend Laws Criminalizing Speech, Assembly London – Thai authorities over five years of military rule prosecuted numerous peaceful critics of the government to stay in power, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Concerned governments should press Thailand to protect the rights to expression and assembly, and reform laws penalizing peaceful speech to bring them in ... Read More »

Holding transnational corporations accountable for HR abuses

By Shayda Naficy and Ebuata Pholip Jakpor Geneva / Lagos, Oct 16 2019 (IPS) – In Geneva this week, a treaty process is underway that promises to usher in a new era for human rights around the globe. The process—the intergovernmental working group on the binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights—could mean that for the first time, human ... Read More »

Indigenous leaders travel to Europe to report violations in Brazil

A delegation will visit twelve countries to warn authorities, companies and European society about violence against Indigenous Peoples in Brazil Brasília, Brazil – A delegation of Indigenous leaders will visit twelve European countries between October 17 and November 20 to report serious violations against Brazilian Indigenous Peoples since President Jair Bolsonaro took office. Read More »

Letter to Julian Assange from NoWar2019

By World BEYOND War, October 8, 2019 Letter to Julian Assange from NoWar2019 The fourth annual conference of World BEYOND War, which was held on October 4th and 5th in Limerick, Ireland, produced this letter, which is being delivered to Julian Assange. Read More »

5-point-demand of disabled persons voiced at 4-day rallies

Dhaka, 02 Oct 2019: ‘We are about 27 million disabled people in Bangladesh are part of the families of more than 80 million people. These huge numbers of population are somehow involved with different Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs). We, the disabled people have been in peaceful movement led by NADPO for more than 15 years to increase status and implementing ... Read More »

Disabled peoples’ orgs rally around Bangladesh Secretariat

Dhaka, Oct 01 – 200 disabled persons’ organizational network, National Alliance of Disabled People’s Organizations (NADPO) staged a rally around the Bangladesh Secretariat and moved through roadside from North-East corner of the National Press Club and ended at the same place where disabled leaders demonstrated and distributed leaflets among the people on Tuesday 11 AM. Read More »

4-day Program of Disabled People’s Orgs begins

Dhaka, Sept 29 – The National Alliance of Disabled People’s Organisations (NADPO) has started a 4-day programme to press their 5 demands beginning on Sunday through a press conference at the National Press Club Dhaka. The programme will continue till October 2, says a press release. Read More »

Managing cultural diversity—liberal values at a premium

by Anita Inder Singh on 12th September 2019 If Vladimir Putin thinks liberalism is obsolete when it comes to managing cultural diversity, democratic western-European leaders should not be echoing him. Greece is one of the latest member states of the European Union to be framing measures to tackle a fresh wave of human arrivals. And the handling of such newcomers—whether ... Read More »