All Blog Posts Tagged 'Rights' (65)

Qatar’s hosting of GCC summit in further jeopardy following Gulf states’ handball boycott

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…

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Added by James M Dorsey on November 13, 2014 at 6:39am — No Comments

Study asserts that controversial Gulf labour regime reduces global inequality

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…

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Added by James M Dorsey on November 10, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

HAITIAN TOURISM PROJECT LEADS TO ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE AND COMMUNITY REPRESSION

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…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on September 15, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments

The Global Disability Rights Movement: Winning Power, Participation, and Access

                                An Interview with Diana Samarasan, Disability Rights Fund

                                                               By Beverly Bell





                                                                August 5, 2014

 

Diana Samarasan is founder and director of the…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on August 5, 2014 at 11:47am — No Comments

Palestinian National Conference in Support of Victims of Torture - June 26

Best Easter

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

In…

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Added by Nabil Hanna on June 24, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Peace without women's rights is not peace: A look at the challenges experienced by women in Afghanistan

 

Women are at the heart of Afghan society they need to be supported and their rights respected  …

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Added by Danielle Bonner on April 23, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

HARTAL (SHUTDOWN) VIOLENCE AND CRY FOR HUMANITY IN BANGLADESH

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…

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Added by ABM Mosleh Uddin on November 29, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Attacks on Minorities in Bangladesh: Human Rights Abuses Must Be Stopped

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…

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Added by ABM Mosleh Uddin on November 10, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Why Peacebuilding is important to me

In September I was asked by the Red Elephant Foundation to write about my peacebuilding and advocacy work and my ambition to help Afghans bring peace to their country.  Here is my frank peace talk entitled “Building…

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Added by Danielle Bonner on October 12, 2013 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Who Shot Ahmed?

If you appreciate journalism and storytelling in service of human rights and justice, read on.

Who Shot Ahmed? Cover

 

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…

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Added by markleongoldberg on October 4, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Interview with Juan Carlos Botero Executive Director of The World Justice Project (WJP)



Interview with Juan Carlos Botero

Executive Director of The World Justice Project (WJP)
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Added by Surya on March 15, 2013 at 1:17am — No Comments

Venice Academy of Human Rights 2013

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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Added by EIUC - Human Rights on March 12, 2013 at 7:33am — No Comments

Uprooting Racism in the Food System: African Americans Organize

Setting up bee hives at D-Town Farm in Detroit. The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network runs D-Town Farm, teaches gardening skills, and educates about the food system. They also work on policy change and dismantling racism to build food security in Detroit’s Black community. Photo courtesy of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.

By Beverly Bell, Tory Field, and Deepa…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on March 11, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Only 5 days left to apply to E.MA!

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…

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Added by EIUC - Human Rights on March 11, 2013 at 5:27am — No Comments

Washington, DC area: Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission Event

For those in the Washington, DC area - Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi will be speaking this Saturday, Feb. 2nd on Women's Health Rights in Saudi Arabia. If you are interested in attending, and for further information, please contact Peace X Peace by email immediately at connectionpoint@peacexpeace.org, as space is limited. 

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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on January 29, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Human Rights Day: Under Tents issues statement on forced evictions in Haiti

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…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on December 10, 2012 at 10:18am — 3 Comments

Women’s Property Rights in Kosovo

In October Kosovo held the International Women’s Summit – Partnership for Change: Empowering Women.  It was a great event for Kosovo, pulling together local political figures and NGOs and drawing attention to a very important issue.  One of the key outcomes of the summit was the agreement of participants to the Pristina Principles, a set of affirmations and goals…

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Added by Sandra F. Joireman on November 5, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments

What are you doing for International Peace Day?

Do you know it is International Peace Day on Friday 21st September? 

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Added by Pax Populi on September 18, 2012 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Supporting Peacemakers for International Peace Day

Afghan Peacemakers: For International Peace Day, we honor Afghans working for peace in their country!

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…

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Added by Pax Populi on September 14, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

The Constitution Corrupted, Part II

In my last post, I considered one factor contributing to mass violence—a form of domestic terrorism–in the United States. That factor is the corrupting of the U.S. Constitution by extremist right wing groups—often supported by and aligned with the National Rifle Association.

U.S. Bill of Rights

U.S. Bill of Rights. Image in public…

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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on August 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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