Admissions to the second edition of the Master in Democratic Governance - Democracy and Human Rights in the MENA Region (DE.MA) are still open until 16th of November 2015. DE.MA was created thanks to the support of the European Union and of the Danish Institute for Human Rights. It is based on a partnership between EIUC and the following universities: International University of Rabat (Rabat, Morocco), Birzeit University (Birzeit, Palestine), St Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon), Ca’… Continue
Added by EIUC - Human Rights on November 5, 2015 at 9:30am —
What Planet Does He Live On? Oracle, Optimist, Ostrich, or Obfuscator? Part 4.
Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on July 14, 2015 at 4:15pm —
Published: Oxford Human Rights Hub (faculty of law, University of Oxford)
Kashmir Times, 2 July 2015
Ravi Nitesh 22nd June 2015 OXHRH Criminal Justice
It has become a trend in law enforcement that for every problem, there is a single solution: the use of force. This trend extends to Jammu and Kashmir (India), where state authorities are using force as a form of crowd control, arming themselves with lethal and non-lethal weapons and inflicting series injuries on… Continue
Added by Ravi Nitesh on July 2, 2015 at 2:42am —
On 17 June 2012, a Saudi Arabian Blogger Raif Badawi was arrested under the charge of “insulting Islam”. Raif Badawi had created “Free Saudi Liberals”, a website which encouraged debates on religious and political issues in 2008. The website promoted the idea of secularism and criticized religious extremism. He was charged of insulting Islam through this website.
The Saudi Supreme Court held him guilty and pronounced a sentence of 10 years in… Continue
Added by Devika Mittal on June 23, 2015 at 3:00am —
United to create peace ventures in a weekend
The first PeaceStartup experience in Bogota brought entrepreneurs, innovators and peace-builders together to foster peace through tech-based enterprises
PeaceNexus as one of the supporters reflects on the experience
The first digital enterprise marathon for peace resulted in 3 winning teams being celebrated on Sunday 19th… Continue
Added by The PeaceNexus Foundation on May 5, 2015 at 10:35am —
Human Rights in the globalized world
How we define and defend the Concept of Human Rights at the age of Darkness (the present Era) where globalization on one side, the empowerment of mobs with their unjust signature on the applications of every law and policies on the other side, added with dehumanization of Human existence by the uncontrolled technologies that… Continue
Added by Catherine Stella Schmidt on April 25, 2015 at 5:30am —
Loodokilani is a predominantly Maasai area where just like any other Maasai community, cultural practices account for most of the hindrances in the advancement of young people especially girls. Being a nomadic community, the struggle to accumulate and care for the livestock over shadows all… Continue
Added by Rachel Wambui Kungu on April 10, 2015 at 11:30am —
Reson is a 12 year old Maasai girl from Kajiado. When she was seven years old, she suffered from a serious case of cholera and to save her life, her mother had to walk for six hours with the child on her back to get to the nearest dispensary. That day Reson came face to face with a doctor and her life was saved. She has since nursed an ambition of becoming a doctor and is thus working hard in school to ensure she is top of her class to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. Next year, Reson… Continue
Added by Rachel Wambui Kungu on April 3, 2015 at 11:30am —
Charlie Hebdo, Philosophy, and the Rights to Freedom of Speech, Expression, and Press:
From the Perspectives of Xenophobia, Multiculturalism, Laïcité, Atheism, Voltaire, and Rousseau
Dr. Rey Ty
Statement of the Problem
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, France, in January… Continue
Added by Rey T on February 6, 2015 at 12:30pm —
Pax Populi, which means “the peace of the people,” is a people-to-people peacemaking program with a working objective to put the tools of peacemaking into the hands of ordinary people. We see the peaceful resolution of conflicts as one of the most… Continue
Added by Pax Populi on December 30, 2014 at 4:32pm —
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 Other Worlds 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 Other Worlds 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 —