Interview with Juan Carlos Botero
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Venice Academy of Human Rights 2013
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.…
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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
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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
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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
On the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the…Continue
Today, November 29, 2012, is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (sometimes known simply as Solidarity Day). This day of observance has been celebrated on or around November 29 since a resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 2, 1977. (See…Continue
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Do you know it is International Peace Day on Friday 21st September?
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By guest author Dr. Dahlia Wasfi
On August 27, 2012, the US Marine Corps announced “non-judicial administrative punishments” for several Marines videotaped urinating on three dead bodies in Afghanistan.…Continue
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As Peace Day is nearly upon us, we at Pax Populi want to express our admiration and support for the brave and noble peacemakers of Afghanistan.
We believe in a peaceful Afghanistan and are calling for an…Continue
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In 2012, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) global will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary. In its sixty years of existence, the IPPF has grown from a federation of eight founding member organizations in 8 countries with an initial budget of $ 5 000…Continue
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Whilst it has been a somewhat silent history, Australia is no stranger to torture. As torture was employed on a regular basis against convicts brought to Australia, it was also inflicted on Aboriginal communities from 1788 and beyond. There are some horrific stories of broken bodies and unimaginable cruelty that have understandably been lost in history. However, this is the nature of torture; it inflicts silent suffering on its victims. When someone is tortured, their very humanity is…Continue
Added by Aloysia Brooks on June 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Dominican Republic/United States
“To those feminists who struggle for a voice and power in the developed world, perhaps you may find liberation in experiencing the power these women inherently possess.”
Imagine your home to be an 8 x 8 tin shack, shared with 6 people, with no windows or light. Imagine the…Continue
Added by Caroline Anderson on June 19, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments
Khawaja Abdullah Ahrar
Editor's note: This month, we're celebrating men we love, and so we bring you this poem, from the father of one of our most popular contributors, Alaha Ahrar. Enjoy!
If you call a human an animal:
He will be very upset, disturbed and distressed
If unwittingly a…Continue
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Africa Undercover, a newly established medium to expose corruption, inept politicians and government officials who embezzle state funds in Africa, has published a damning article accusing Britain of granting entry visa to Julius Maada Bio, the SLPP opposition presidential candidate in…Continue
Added by Ahmed Kamara on May 27, 2012 at 6:07pm — No Comments
The opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) is a criminal organisation made up of remnants of various political make-ups of different governments that have ruled Sierra Leone over a period spanning 20 years. The recent selection of Julius Maada Bio as the presidential flag-bearer of this corrupt cabal of state fund looters came as…Continue
Added by Ahmed Kamara on May 27, 2012 at 6:02pm — No Comments
Prominent historian and philosopher Noam Chomsky and a dozen other leading authors and activists have appealed for the immediate release of five political prisoners who have languished behind the bars in Pakistan’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region for raising the voice of victims of climate change.
Noam Chomsky and other 12 major personalities of academia, politics, activism and journalism have called on the Government of Pakistan to drop the charge it has manufactured against a…
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I encourage you all to check out this month's Peace X Peace PeaceTimes newsletter. You can read it in pdf form or on our website - and the editor's note is below. We hope your enjoy, and let us know what you think.
Added by Caroline Anderson on May 10, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments
The Human Rights Center of the Beirut Arab University (BAU) in collaboration with Raul Wollenberg Institute and the Arab Academic Network for Human Rights Organize summer school about "Human Rights in the Arab World.
Law students from the Arab World are invited to apply for the summer school before 20 May 2012. FOR The application and further details, Please e-mail…Continue
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