By James M. Dorsey
A decision by the handball federations of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to boycott the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship to be hosted by Qatar in January signals the failure of efforts to reconcile the idiosyncratic Gulf state with its regional detractors and casts further doubts on the prospects of a Gulf Cooperation Council (GGC) scheduled to be held in Qatar in December.
The boycott by Bahrain and the UAE, which together with… Continue
Added by James M Dorsey on November 13, 2014 at 6:39am —
By James M. Dorsey
With the absence of labour rights in the Gulf under fire as a result of Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, Gulf states are likely to take heart from a recent study that asserts that authoritarian regimes in the oil-rich Middle East and China have contributed more to the eradication of global inequality than Western nations.
Human rights and trade union activists, targeting Qatar as well as the United Arab Emirates, have succeeded in persuading… Continue
Added by James M Dorsey on November 10, 2014 at 7:30am —
By Other Worlds and the Solidarity and Resistance Collective for the Population of Île-à-Vache
“Destination Île-à-Vache” is a government-driven tourist project planned for a small island off the northern coast of Haiti, Île-à-Vache. Plans include an international airport, golf courses,1,500 hotel bungalows, agri-tourism, and “tourist villages” which will include… Continue
Added by Deepa Panchang on September 15, 2014 at 12:41pm —
An Interview with Diana Samarasan, Disability Rights Fund
By Beverly Bell
August 5, 2014
Diana Samarasan is founder and director of the… Continue
Added by Deepa Panchang on August 5, 2014 at 11:47am —
The Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture (TRC)
Cordially invites you to the National Conference:
Towards a Better Future in which Human Rights are Protected
Added by Nabil Hanna on June 24, 2014 at 7:00am —
December 10 is Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. In 1993, the World Conference on Human Rights (source of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action) created the United Nations post of High Commissioner for Human Rights. Internationally, there’s…
Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on December 9, 2013 at 6:03pm —
Hartal is one of deadliest weapons in Bangladesh used to press political demands. The most common phenomena associated with hartals are violence, deaths, injuries, and people burned alive. In recent weeks, during hartals by the opposition parties, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and the Jamat-e-Islami (JI), dozens of people were burned and many more dozens suffered injuries from attacks by pickets. The… Continue
Added by ABM Mosleh Uddin on November 29, 2013 at 12:00am —
Bangladesh is increasingly becoming a dangerous place for minority communities. On November 2, 2013, Muslim thugs attacked Hindus, who constitute 8% of Bangladesh population, in the districts of Pabna and Lalmonirhat. Another minority group, the Bhuddists, who form 1% of total population, came under gruesome attacks from religious zealots in the district of Cox’s Bazaar from… Continue
Added by ABM Mosleh Uddin on November 10, 2013 at 1:00am —
If you appreciate journalism and storytelling in service of human rights and justice, read on.
The journalist Elizabeth Dickinson has a vital new e-single: Who Shot Ahmed? A Mystery Unravels in Bahrain's Botched Arab Spring. It is a compelling, fast paced read about a tragedy, a government coverup and a family's quest for justice. I'm biased because I served as the publisher, but you don't have to… Continue
Added by markleongoldberg on October 4, 2013 at 12:35pm —
Realistically, we should remember that some people celebrated the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001, with glee.
- Their wildest dream was coming true.
- All those millions of American TVs tuned in to death, destruction, and devastation.
- All that fear and anger!
- It was better even than the…
Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on September 9, 2013 at 3:56pm —
Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on August 29, 2013 at 12:09pm —
August 28 is a day to revere. Fifty years ago on that day, thousands of Americans marched on Washington, D.C., to protest racial discrimination and forced inequality in the U.S.
Civil Rights March on Washington,… Continue
Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on August 26, 2013 at 9:16am —
In the early part of year two-thousand-thirteen, Ms. Soumya Vilekar and I discovered each other through our respective writings. At that time I was an author at Word Press under the ownership of ' Blood Ink Diary' - a narrative of my inner and outer… Continue
Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on June 26, 2013 at 11:12pm —
Interview with Juan Carlos Botero
Executive Director of The World Justice Project (WJP)
Added by Surya on March 15, 2013 at 1:17am —
Venice Academy of Human Rights 2013 Continue
The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 8 - 19 July 2013.
The theme of this year’s academy is ‘Obligations of States’
Online registration is open until 5 May 2013.
You can view the detailed programme here.…
Added by EIUC - Human Rights on March 12, 2013 at 7:33am —
Calling out to future human rights defenders: only 5 days left to apply to E.MA!
The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is accepting applications for the 17th… Continue
Added by EIUC - Human Rights on March 11, 2013 at 5:27am —
“Drones for America!,”a brief satiric video, should chill you, horrify you, and anger you. It should make you think very carefully about our government’s drone policy, its violation of Constitutional principles, and its message to victims, their families, and the rest of the world.…
Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on February 26, 2013 at 10:36am —
You probably know what V-E and V-J Days are—Victory in Europe and Victory in Japan at the end of World War II. But it is simply V-day that may prove the more important day in the long-run.
V-Day represents a global movement to end violence against women and girls. It works on a grassroots level to raise consciousness, change laws, fund rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters, and educate people in more than 140 countries from A (America) to Z (Zambia).
You can help.… Continue
Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on January 29, 2013 at 10:51pm —
The roots of the current U.S. culture of violence extend back to the unprecedented violence unleashed on this continent by European settlers in the 17th century. With the impunity that came with access to guns, belief in a God who favored them over others, and readily available justifications for violence, the settlers undertook a genocide of the native peoples.
The heavy hand of this culture of violence has always descended more heavily on some victims than others—not just… Continue
Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on January 21, 2013 at 5:27pm —
Residents of Camp Django protest eviction with a sit-in blocking one side of Route Delmas. Photo by Ben Depp
On the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the… Continue
Added by Deepa Panchang on December 10, 2012 at 10:18am —