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CJA demands immediate release of Jang Group Editor in Chief

The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) calls on the Government of Pakistan to release the Jang Group Editor-in-Chief, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who has been in detention since 12 March. His arrest and detention by the National Accountability Bureau before substantive hearings have begun are contrary to the bureau’s established practice and are being widely seen as an attempt to intimidate the country’s ... Read More »

Mali: Army, UN fail to stop massacre

Second Militia Attack on Ogossagou Village Killed at Least 35 Bamako – An ethnic militia in Mali massacred over 35 villagers on February 14, 2020, after government troops left the area, Human Rights Watch said today. The killings in the village of Ogossagou occurred hours after village leaders alerted government officials that the Malian army had vacated a post created ... Read More »

How have women’s legal rights evolved over the last 50 years?

Tea Trumbic Today, women have just three-quarters of the legal rights of men. In 1970, it was less than half. The Women, Business and the Law 2020 report presented results from our recent effort to document how laws have changed since 1970. This exceptional dataset has already facilitated ground-breaking research that shows that a country’s performance on the Women, Business ... Read More »

Myanmar lawyer details crimes against Rohingyas in 2013

Myanmar’s legal counsel in an ongoing genocide trial at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) once compared the government’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims to Nazi Germany’s treatment of Jews during the Holocaust, according to a previously unreleased video footage of 2013 obtained and published by Fortify Rights on Friday. Read More »

HR Commission of Sri Lanka statement to UN HR Council

Madame President, Distinguished Delegates and Friends, Our Commission acknowledges the continuing human rights obligations of Sri Lanka, As in the previous year, we are encouraged by the High Commissioner’s recognition of the role played by the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in strengthening independent institutions which are key to discharging those obligations. Weakening of the relevant provisions will seriously hamper ... Read More »

Including racism in the discussion of well-being at work

by Sarah Chander on 25th February 2020 The sociologist David Williams has said racism makes us sick and this is also true at work. How can we create workplaces which promote wellbeing for all? How work affects our mental health and the importance of wellbeing in the workplace is slowly beginning to be acknowledged. This is an important step forward. ... Read More »

বিহারীদের ঝুলন্ত সমস্যা সমাধানে গণমাধ্যমকে এগিয়ে আসার আহ্বান

৪৯ বছর ধরে ৮ ফুট ও ১০ ফুটের রুমে অমানবিক জীবনযাপনকারী উর্দুভাষীদের ঝুলন্ত সমস্যা সমাধান হয়নি। এ সমস্যা সমাধানে দেশের গণমাধ্যম ও আন্তর্জাতিক সংস্থাগুলোকে এগিয়ে আসার আহ্বান জানিয়েছেন বিহারি নেতৃবৃন্দ। Read More »

Nepal’s baby export

By Akash Chhetri KATHMANDU, Feb 21 2020 (IPS) – A major discrepancy between Nepal government and foreign records of the number of Nepali children adopted in North America and Europe has exposed a trafficking ring that involves various child welfare agencies in Kathmandu. Read More »

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 »

112 UN listed companies in Israeli settlements have HR tones

GENEVA (12 February) – The UN Human Rights Office on Wednesday issued a report on business enterprises involved in certain activities relating to settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in response to a specific request by the UN Human Rights Council, contained in a March 2016 resolution, that mandated the Office to produce a database of business enterprises involved in ... Read More »

Court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

‘The ICJ finds that there is a real and imminent risk’ The International Court of Justice has ordered measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The decision comes despite de facto leader Aun San Suu Kyi personally defending her country against the accusations last month. Thousands of Rohingya died and more than 700,000 fled to Bangladesh during ... Read More »