INIMÕIGUSTEST MAAILMAS

Indonesia: Papuan Militants Kill 17

Expand Cartoonist's depiction of Indonesian government restrictions on media freedom and rights monitoring in Papua. © 2015 Toni Malakian for Human Rights Watch (Jakarta) – I…

Giving North Korea Abuses a Free Pass

Expand Kim Jong-Un watches a performance in Pyongyang, North Korea, on February 23, 2017. © 2017 Reuters/KCNA It is a bitter irony that on the 70th anniversary of the Universal…

A Tribute to Ludmila Mikhailovna Alexeeva

(Moscow) – Human Rights Watch bids farewell to Ludmila Alexeeva, the doyenne of Russia’s human rights movement, who died on December 8 in Moscow. She will forever be a towering figure for human rights activists everywhere: a clear, moral voice fo…

В Минске задержан актер, участвовавший в акции в поддержку ЛГБТ

В Минске 8 декабря был задержан актер театра Fortinbras, один из участников акции, в поддержку ЛГБТ-сообщества, которая прошла 6 декабря, сообщ…

«Убивают преимущественно молодых незамужних». Правозащитники рассказали про «убийства чести» на Кавказе

Проект «Правовая инициатива» выпустил доклад об «убийствах чести», как на Северном Кавказе называют расправы родственников-мужчин над…

Poor Progress and No Finance Commitments at COP24 in Katowice

KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 08 (IPS) - Implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change is in a limbo as developed countries remain noncommittal to financial obligations at the ongoing negotiations in Katowice, Poland.Read the full story, “Poor P…

Myanmar: Quash Conviction of Kachin Activists

Expand People displaced in the conflict between the Burmese military and the Kachin Independence Army are seen at a church in Tanai Township, Kachin State, June 14, 2017. © 2017 Reuters…

Умерла правозащитница Людмила Алексеева

«В последнее время ей было уже трудно справляться с болезнью, но дух ее как всегда был гораздо крепче тела и гораздо сильнее любых болезн…

Water, an Environmental Product of Agriculture in Brazil

BRASILIA, Dec 08 (IPS) - For the first time in her life, retired physical education teacher Elizabeth Ribeiro planted a tree, thorny papaya, native to Brazil's central savanna.Read the full story, “Water, an Environmental Product of Agriculture in…

Poland Denies Entry to Environmental Activists to Attend Climate Talks

When I traveled to Poland to attend the United Nations climate conference yesterday, I passed through immigration without any problems. But not all representatives of civil society groups participating in the negotiations have been that lucky. Human…

A UN Conference Undermined by 11th Hour Withdrawals

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 07 (IPS) - When the long-awaited UN conference focusing on the rights and safety of migrants and refugees takes off in Morocco, it will be a rare, if not an unprecedented meeting, for one reason: the withdrawal of at least seven…

Cambodia: Repeal of Abusive Associations Rule

Expand Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen arrives to attend the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) congress in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on January 19, 2018.  © 2018 Samrang Pring / Reuters…

Middle Eastern Countries Can Overcome Pressing Challenges By Developing a Blue Economy

ROME, Dec 07 (IPS) - The Blue Economy is becoming an ‘El Dorado', a new frontier for traditionally arid and water-stressed nations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to Christian Averous, Vice President of Plan Bleu, one of the…

Is Africa Ready for Nuclear Energy?

VIENNA, Dec 07 (IPS) - Laura Gil, Africa Renewal Years back, nuclear energy was a fancy option limited to the industrialized world. In due course, nuclear could be an energy source for much of Africa, where only South Africa currently has a nuclear…

Family Planning Scholar Arrested on Vague Accusations in Tehran

Expand Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012. © 2012 Reuters Two academics with ties to Australian universities are among those arrested or req…

Senegalese Students Open Up the Conversation About Sexual Abuses

October 18, 2018 Video Video: Senegalese activists campaign against sexual abuse in schools Abusive teachers and other staff sexually exploit, harass, and abuse adolescent g…

Crimea: Release Leading Attorney Detained on Trumped-Up Charges

Press Releases Crimea: Release Leading Attorney Detained on Trumped-Up ChargesDecember 7, 2018Crimean Tatar human rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov faces accusations of allegedly displaying “extremist” symbols. …

Somali Journalist Critically Hurt in Car Bombing

On Tuesday evening, veteran Somali journalist and media rights activist Ismail Sheikh Khalifa was critically wounded when a bomb planted in his car exploded in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Ismail was leaving the TV studio where he hosts a weekly s…

Russia: Human Rights Defender Jailed

Expand Russian human rights activist Lev Ponomaryov at an All-Russian convention on the protection of human rights. © 2017 Anton Novoderezhkin\TASS via Getty Images (Moscow) –…

Mali: Dangerous Upsurge in Abuse by Ethnic Militias

Expand Peuhl animal herders waiting to cross the Bani River, near Sofara, central Mali.  On August 7, 2018, Dozo militia allegedly detained 11 Peuhl traders as they waited to cross the river to go to Sofara market…