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UN Human Rights Council Should Strengthen Impact on the Ground

(Geneva) - The United Nations Human Rights Council needs to be strengthened by measures to enhance its impact on the ground, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Service for Human Rights said in a report released today. …

Exhibition of Artifacts Stolen From Ethiopia Revives Controversy

LONDON, Apr 23 (IPS) - A new exhibition that opened April 5 at London's famous Victoria and Albert museum of ancient treasures looted from Ethiopia has revived debate about where such artifacts should reside, highlighting the tensions in putting Wes…

China: Job Ads Discriminate Against Women

China’s government and private Chinese companies should end their widespread use of gender discriminatory job advertisements Chinese authorities rarely enforce legal prohibitions against gender discrimination in employment and in advertising. …

Authoritarian Govts Tighten Grip on Press Freedom

ROME, Apr 22 (IPS) - The 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day will be led by UNESCO and the government of Ghana in Accra on May 2-3. The theme is "Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law," covering the issues of media in r…

Protecting Environmental Defenders This Earth Day

Expand Indigenous people arrive in Quito after marching for 10 days to protest new mining and water law initiatives, as well as a constitutional reform project that would have allowed for indefinite re-election of…

US Deporting More Long-Term Residents

Expand A man, who was deported from the U.S. seven months ago, touches the fingertips of his nephew across a fence separating Mexico and US, as photographed from Tijuana, Mexico, March 4, 2017. © 2017 Reuters…

"Мотовело" банкрот, все о раке груди, как делают самолеты и суд за чаепитие - все за вчера

Доброе утро! Магнитные бури, похолодание, "рабочая" суббота… Ни одного повода проснуться сегодня в хорошем настроении! А вы идете на субб…

Dreaming of A New Sustainable Economy

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 (IPS) - Officials from around the world came together to create and support a vision for a new, sustainable economy: a bioeconomy. Almost 1000 bioeconomy experts, from former heads of state to civil society leaders, convened i…

Child Soldiers Released, But Risk Remains

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 (IPS) - More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, and help will be needed to ensure their safe and bright future, according to a UN agency. The release took place in Western Equatoria…

FAO and El País Launch Series of Books on “The State of the Planet”

ROME, Apr 20 (IPS) - Today the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) hosted an event at its headquarters in Rome, to present a set of eleven books jointly realized in collaboration with the Spanish newspaper El País. Read the full story, “FAO…

Improving Our Anti-money Laundering Operations Will Help Prevent Great-Power War

WASHINGTON DC, Apr 20 (IPS) - Clay R. Fuller is a Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)*Interest is growing in illicit finance because great-power competition is playing out in boardrooms, stock markets, trade wars, and…

Госдеп в своем докладе о правах человека упомянул "дело Коржича" и суды над активистами

В разделе, посвященном Беларуси, в частности, отмечается, что граждане по-прежнему не имеют возможности менять правительство путем выбо…

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Democratic Multileralism

Apr 20 (IPS) - Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Former Director-General of UNESCO (1987-1999) and president of the Foundation for a Culture of Peace"If we don't do everything possible to democratize globalization, globalization will pervert national democra…

US Congress Should Back Bill Supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment

Expand Esther Mambwe and her family were evicted from Kalengo section by a commercial farmer in 2016. “We didn’t know anything about this [commercial] farm until one day we saw a muzungu [white man] carrying so…

Displaced Congolese Face Being Returned to Harm’s Way

Expand A woman walks at an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Bunia, Ituri province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, April 12, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters Since mid-De…

Thailand: Dismissal of charges against seven women environmental rights defenders

New information THA 003 / 0717 / OBS 075.2 Acquittal Thailand April 20, 2018 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and FIDH, has received new information in the fo…

“No Comment” in Burundi

The Burundian government desperately wants an overwhelming win in next month’s constitutional referendum that will enable the president to extend his term in office. To do this, it must present the image of unity in the country – and open debate…

МИД о резолюции Европарламента: ею пытаются обесценить усилия дипломатии самого Евросоюза

В ведомстве напоминают, что Беларусь и ЕС приходят к новым реалиям во взаимоотношениях, новым эффективным и демократичным форматам обще…

India: Acts of harassment and death threats against Ms. Swathi Vadlamudi

IND 003 / 0418 / OBS 052 Harassment / Death threats India April 20, 2018 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and FIDH, requests your urgent intervention in the f…

Пили чай, обсуждали Домрачеву и Путина. Восьмерых витеблян задержали и осудили за встречу в квартире

Восемь жителей Витебска собрались 15 марта, в День Конституции, в одной из городских квартир, чтобы пообщаться и выпить чая. Вдруг в незап…