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Prosecution of Carlos Ghosn exposes flawed criminal justice system

(Paris, Tokyo) The Japanese government must urgently take concrete steps towards addressing serious flaws in the country's criminal justice system in order to bring it into line with international human rights standards, FIDH and its member organizat…

Agribusiness Is the Problem, Not the Solution

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb 19 (IPS) - For two centuries, all too many discussions about hunger and resource scarcity has been haunted by the ghost of Parson Thomas Malthus. Malthus warned that rising populations would exhaust resources, especially…

In the World of Sustainability, Colonialism is Not Dead

SINGAPORE, Feb 19 (IPS) - Zafirah Zein is a correspondent for Eco-Business*, a sustainability media organisation covering responsible business and sustainable development in Asia Pacific. Scandinavian fashion label and global It-brand Ganni hardly c…

Sexual Violence Surging in South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 (IPS) - Women and girls continue to face the brunt of violence in the northern region of South Sudan with persistently high and brutal levels of sexual violence, a new report found.Read the full story, “Sexual Violence Surgi…

PRESS CONFERENCE: Torture in Syria – Sweden’s Role in the Struggle against Impunity

Torture, enforced disappearances, and extrajudicial killing of political opponents, journalists, and other civilians are just some of the grave human rights violations committed over the course of the civil war in Syria by all parties. These grave c…

Iran: judicial harassment and arbitrary detention of 3 human rights lawyers

IRN 002 / 0219 / OBS 01X Sentencing/ Arbitrary detention / Judicial harassment Iran February 19, 2019 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests you…

Mining Grabs Up Land, Deals Blow to Agriculture in Central America

SAN SALVADOR, Feb 19 (IPS) - Like an octopus, metals mining has been spreading its tentacles throughout Central America and dealing a blow to the region's agriculture and natural ecosystems, according to affected villagers, activists and a new repor…

«Он похудел на 10 кг». Барановича, отбивавшего анархистов от милиции, переводят в тюрьму

Святослав Баранович, осужденный на три года за драку с милиционерами после «Марша нетуняедцев», проведет остаток срока в тюрьме.

Incorporating human rights into investment strategies: 2018 Non-Financial Rating of the 28 EU Member States

FIDH is happy to release the English version of its study "EU Member States under the Spotlight” and to encourage investors in sovereign bond markets to invest in human rights-respecting states. On what criteria should investment decisions be made…

Online terrorist content takedown proposals can jeopardise rights

Language English 19/02/2019Proposals to tackle the threat by terrorists misusing the internet risk jeopardising freedom of expression and may excessively burden internet companies, finds the latest Opinion from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights…

«Привлекал внимание к проблеме аккумуляторного завода». За что оштрафовали брестского активиста

Проведенная лингвистическая экспертиза установила, что он своими рассуждениями на камеру привлекал внимание граждан к проблеме аккуму…

India: Vigilante ‘Cow Protection’ Groups Attack Minorities

Expand Members of a cow protection group patrol the streets of Ramgarh, Rajasthan, and confiscate cattle being transported by traders, November 2015.  © 2015 Allison Joyce/Getty Images…

The Challenges & Opportunities Facing South-South Cooperation

GENEVA, Feb 18 (IPS) - Branislav Gosovic worked in UNCTAD, UNEP, UNECLAC, World Commission on Environment and Development, South Commission, and South Centre (1991-2005), and is the author of the recently-published book ‘The South Shaping the Glob…

Australia’s Parliament Speaks Out On Disability

Expand A prisoner lies in his solitary confinement cell in the safety unit at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre, northern Queensland. Prisoners in solitary confinement typically spend 22 hours or more a day locked in…

<em>Roma</em> the Movie: The Hidden Drama of Domestic Workers

STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 18 (IPS) - Roma, a 2018 Mexican film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, is currently on a triumphal journey through the world. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the best director and best foreign languag…

Q&A: Jamaica Pushes Climate Smart Policies to Secure the Future of its Food Supply

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Feb 18 (IPS) - The island state of Jamaica is vulnerable to climate change which has in turn threatened both its economy and food production. But the Caribbean nation is taking the threat seriously and it has constructed a robust…

Kenya’s Marginalised Say Nothing For Us, Without Us

MAKUENI, Kenya, Feb 18 (IPS) - Julia Mutua is a resident of Kalawa ward in the semi-arid Makueni County in Eastern Kenya and a member of a women's farmers group that runs a poultry project.Read the full story, “Kenya’s Marginalised Say Nothing…

Kyrgyzstan: human rights defenders welcome Kyrgyzstan's plan to implement recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

FIDH and its member organizations welcome the Kyrgyz government's adoption of the Interagency Roadmap for 2019–2022 to implement recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). These recommendations were issued…

Internet Under Attack in Russia

Expand The Google app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. © 2017 Reuters An acquaintance living in the United States asked me if…

Еврокомиссар в Минске встретился с правозащитниками, активистами и возложил цветы на площади Победы

Во время официального визита в Минск, Гюнтер Эттингер встретился с Александром Лукашенко, премьером Румасом и замминистра иностранных …