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Belgium's refusal to grant humanitarian visas to a Syrian family: Matter brought before the European Court of Human Rights

In 2016, a Syrian family tried to survive bombs and crossfire in Aleppo. Forced into exile, the couple managed to apply for visas at the Belgian Embassy in Beirut, but the Belgian government refused to grant them visas. The family filed an appeal bef…

US: States Use Anti-Boycott Laws to Punish Responsible Businesses

Expand Outside the office of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, demonstrators protest against a law that bars the state from investing in companies that support boycotts of Israel, New York City, June 9, 2016.

European Union: Human Rights Questions for Candidates

Expand A general view shows the plenary room of the European Parliament during a voting session in Strasbourg, France, May 20, 2015. © 2015 REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (Brussels) …

Despite Denials, Bangladesh Stifles Free Expression

Expand  Bangladeshi photographers form a human chain at TSC demanding immediate release of the jailed internationally renowned photographer Shahidul Alam in Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 16, 2018.

Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Carnage: Quo Vadis?

NEW YORK, Apr 22 (IPS) - Dr. Purnaka L. ("PL") de Silva is Director, Institute for Strategic Studies and Democracy (ISSD) Malta   "If we believe in absurdities we shall commit atrocities" - VoltaireI returned from attending a three-hour Easter Sund…

Sri Lanka: Prosecute Easter Sunday Attackers

Expand Relatives light candles after burial of three victims of the same family, who died at Easter Sunday bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, April 22, 2019. © 2…

Economic Empowerment of Women Good for All

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 22 (IPS) - Kingsley Ighobor is a writer at Africa Renewal,* published by the United NationsGovernment staffer Souhayata Haidara enjoys talking about her life in a patriarchal society. Her career is a triumph of patience and perse…

Ukraine Second Round IEOM Press Conference

Language English In Presidential Runoff, Ukrainians Affirm Democracy and Demand Change Background image: Link: Read Release…

Global Energy Consumption is Up -- So Are Emissions

NEW DELHI, Apr 22 (IPS) - Sunita Narain is Editor, Down To Earth based in New DelhiOur acceptance of climate change doesn't keep pace with our energy consumption reduction. However, the latest International Energy Agency's (IEA'S) Global Energy and…

В Бресте на 4 противников аккумуляторного завода составили протоколы за несанкционированные шествия

Трем противникам вменяется участие в несанкционированном шествии по центральным улицам Бреста, которое прошло 14 апреля. Одной - за анал…

Yemen: Houthi Landmines Kill Civilians, Block Aid

Expand A deminer works with children following him in Zuheiri, a town on the western coast. © 2018 Private (Beirut) – Houthi forces’ widespread use of landmines along Yemen…

China: ‘Belt and Road’ Projects Should Respect Rights

Expand Czech Republic's President Milos Zeman speaks during the inaugural Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing Sunday, May 14, 2017. © 2019 Lintao Zhang/Pool Photo via…

Egypt: Constitutional Amendments Entrench Repression

Expand People walk past a banner supporting proposed amendments to the Egyptian constitution with a poster of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. …

Media Landscape Marked by “Climate of Fear”

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 19 (IPS) - Journalists around the world are increasingly seeing threats of violence, detention, and even death simply for doing their job, a new press index found.Read the full story, “Media Landscape Marked by “Climate of Fe…

Activists Spotlight Education for Development and Rights

BELGRADE, Apr 19 (IPS) - This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which was the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and which took place in Belgrade, April 8-12.

Women in Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership in Government

ADDIS ABABA, Apr 19 (IPS) - Bethlehem Mengistu is WaterAid Country Director in EthiopiaFollowing 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country's government. But women still struggle to ris…

UN’s Empty Promises to World’s Indigenous Peoples

Apr 19 (IPS) - Tupac Enrique Acosta is a member of the Nahuatl Nation and serves as firekeeper for the Nahuacalli, Embassy of Indigenous Peoples in Phoenix, Arizona.   The 18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNP…

Iran: Ongoing judicial harassment against human rights lawyers Mr. Amir Salar Davoodi and Mr. Mohammad Najafi

New information IRN 004 / 0918 / OBS 115.3 Arbitrary detention/ Judicial harassment/ Indictment Iran April 19, 2019 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)…

The Thai Military’s Bid to Control Democracy Is Floundering

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha presides over a Coronation Committee meeting. Credit: Royal Thai Government The Thai Military’s Bid to Control Democracy Is FlounderingApril 19, 2019The junta wrote the rules for the recent elections, bu…

The 2019 CSO Law: winds of change for human rights defenders in Ethiopia?

Geneva-Paris-Brussels, April 19, 2019. After ten dark years, a process of socio-political transformation, sparked by last year's resignation of the prime minister, is slowly reopening the operational space for civil society organisations (CSOs) in Et…