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Microsoft Pledges $5 Million to UN Human Rights Office - Fortune

FortuneMicrosoft Pledges $5 Million to UN Human Rights OfficeFortuneMicrosoft President Brad Smith said as a global company, the technology giant has a "responsibility" to help solve human rights crises. “We have an untapped opportunity t…

Three government critics jailed for up to 20 years

(Paris) The harsh prison sentences handed down to three Lao government critics are a shocking reminder of Vientiane's intolerance for any form of peaceful dissent, FIDH and its member organization Lao Movement for Human Rights (LMHR) said today. FIDH…

Climate Change Has Changed the Geography of Honduras’ Caribbean Coast

BALFATE, Honduras, May 16 (IPS) - In Balfate, a rural municipality that includes fishing villages and small farms along Honduras' Caribbean coast, the effects of climate change are already felt on its famous scenery and beaches. The sea is relentles…

Investigate two possible cases of enforced disappearance

Kuala Lumpur, Paris, 16 May 2017: Malaysian authorities must immediately conduct swift, thorough, and impartial investigations into the disappearances of a social worker and a pastor, FIDH, its member organization Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), and…

Kazakhstan: Journalist Stabbed En Route to Brief Diplomats

Expand Ramazan Yesergepov. © 2016 Kazis Toguzbaev (RFE/RL) (Berlin) – A prominent Kazakh journalist and activist was violently attacked in the early morning hours of May 14, 2017, Human Ri…

China: Police DNA Database Threatens Privacy

Expand A police officer checks the identity card of a man as security forces keep watch on a street in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 24, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters/Thomas Peter…

США обвинили режим Асада в массовой казни заключенных

Для сокрытия массовых казней, заявил Джонс, к тюрьме пристроили специальный крематорий, что подтверждено полученными США снимками.

Why Brazil Should Welcome Refugees - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights WatchWhy Brazil Should Welcome RefugeesHuman Rights WatchTwo of the many children detained in the VIAL detention facility on Chios island, Greece. © 2016 Human Rights Watch Last October I visited camps for asylum seekers and migrants on…

Washington Week on Human Rights: May 15, 2017 - Human Rights First (blog)

Human Rights First (blog)Washington Week on Human Rights: May 15, 2017Human Rights First (blog)Following these alarming reports, Human Rights First called on the Trump Administration to press Russia to instigate a legitimate investigation. This comes…

BAHRAIN: Call for immediate release of Nabeel Rajab, as trial resumes tomorrow

Paris-Geneva, May 15, 2017 - Ahead of two imminent trial hearings, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, an FIDH-OMCT partnership, calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Nabeel Rajab, whose health is deterioratin…

"Мой муж не понимает, за что арестован". На какой стадии дело "пророссийских колумнистов"

Уже больше пяти месяцев в минском СИЗО на Володарского под стражей находятся три публициста, которых обвиняют в разжигании национально…

Making Sense of Argentina’s Ruling on Dictatorship-Era Crimes

On May 3, the Argentine Supreme Court issued a controversial ruling on sentencing for crimes against humanity committed during the country’s last dictatorship, from 1976 to 1983. It ruled that Luis Muiña, convicted for torture and kidnappings comm…

FRA speaks at Croatian Ombudsman conference on democracy and human rights

Language English 15/05/2017On 11-12 May, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty participated in a conference organised by the Croatian Ombuds Office entitled ‘Reclaiming human rights in Europe: how to enhance democratic space?’ The conference focus…

Externalization of European borders in Africa: from cooperation to blackmail

In its declaration at the 60th Ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, which took place in Niamey from 8th to 22nd of May 2017, FIDH denounced the cooperation in the fight against migration, negotiated by EU member st…

Joint open letter calling on the General Affairs Council to trigger Article 7 TEU ahead of the 16 May 2017 debate on the situation of the Rule of Law in Poland

On 16 May 2017, the situation of the rule of law and human rights in Poland will be examined in the General Affairs Council. The debate follows a formal request made by the European Commission to the Council to debate the situation. It is an importan…

One year ahead of the Presidential elections, severe crackdown on freedom of assembly is underway in Russia

Moscow-Paris. Far from the international spotlights, repression against peaceful demonstrators in Russia continues, taking new level since the end of March when 1500 protesters were detained across the country. During last weeks, multiple mass detent…

Maldives: Joint Open Letter: Killing of Yameen Rasheed Underscores Urgent Need for Reform in the Maldives

Killing of Yameen Rasheed Underscores Urgent Need for Reform in the Maldives Joint Open Letter to the Government of Maldives 12 May 2017 Your Excellency, The undersigned civil society organisations write to you to condemn in the strongest terms the m…

US/California: Thousands of Immigrant Parents Detained

Expand An ICE detainee rests his hands on the window of his cell in the segregation wing at the Adelanto immigration detention center, which is run by the Geo Group Inc, in Adelanto, California, on April 13, 2017.

World Lags on Clean Energy Goals

VIENNA, May 14 (IPS) - It may be the 21st century but more than three billion people still use fire for cooking and heating. Of those, one billion people have no access to electricity despite a global effort launched at the 2011 Vienna Energy Forum…

Hong Kong Rejects Asylum for Snowden Helpers

(New York) – Seven people who sheltered the whistleblower Edward Snowden in June 2013 are at risk of return to torture and persecution at home, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 11, 2017, the Hong Kong Immigration Department rejected their asyl…