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UK Government Has Our Human Rights In Its Sights

Verbal Attacks on Judiciary and Human Rights Act Are Deeply Alarming Benjamin Ward UK Director (Acting) & Deputy Director, Europe & Central Asia Division Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s newly-announced Cabinet “reshuffle” provides fresh evidence that his government has the courts – and our human rights – firmly in its sights. Read More »

Corporal punishment has no virtues

The greatest birthday present ‘teachers’ and Imams in Bangladesh can give Bangabandhu on his 100th birthday anniversary this March 17, would be to amend their ways, abolish corporal punishment in its many forms, and stop damaging his children – the future of Bangladesh… the supreme assets of the nation. Read More »

9-year-old boy has built over 30 mobile games

Seated in a stylish living room of a home in a suburb of Nigeria’s commercial center, Lagos, Basil Okpara Jr. is tapping away on his laptop keyboard. The 9-year-old is building a hide and seek game, using a free programming application called Scratch 2. Scratch 2 allows users to create games, animations, and stories online or offline. So far, Basil ... Read More »

Has India abandoned Palestine?

By Askiah Adam India has recently voted in support of Israel at the United Nations (UN) for the first time in its post-independence history. At the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on June 6, she voted with Israel to deny a Palestinian non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Shahed, an observer status. To many, this may appear innocuous. Israel has persuaded ... Read More »

The world has lost its compass

By Roberto Savio Rome, Jun 3 2019 (IPS) – The terrible feeling I had on waking up and seeing the Italian voting results at the recent European elections was that my country was suddenly full of strangers. How could the majority of Italians reconfirm a government which has been the most inefficient in history, quarrelling on everything every single day ... Read More »

The UN has failed civilians

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UN, May 24 2019 (IPS) – Despite the United Nations Security Council’s task of protecting civilians, millions around the world are still being displaced and killed with little to no accountability for perpetrators. Marking 20 years since the UN Security Council included the protection of civilians in its agenda, the group convened for an open debate on ... Read More »