Tuesday, October 23 2018

World

World Leaders Should Reject Saudi Whitewash, Says Human Rights Watch

BEIRUT, Oct 22, 2018 - The United States, Turkey, EU member states, and other countries should reject Saudi Arabia’s attempted whitewash about the killing...

Guatemala: UN experts welcome court ruling that Ixil Mayans were victims of genocide

GENEVA, Oct. 22, 2018 - A Guatemalan court’s ruling that indigenous Ixil Mayans were victims of genocide and crimes against humanity sets a historic...

Americas: Authorities must not deport caravan members to face danger

Oct. 21, 2018 - Mexican authorities must guarantee that no one at risk of danger in Honduras is deported and that caravan members are...

Warming raises threat of global famine repeat

LONDON, Oct. 19, 2018 - Climate change driven by human-induced global warming could recreate the conditions for a re-run of one of the most...

UN poverty expert warns against tsunami of unchecked privatization of public goods

NEW YORK, October 19, 2018 -  Widespread privatization of public goods in many societies is systematically eliminating human rights protections and further marginalizing those...

Inhumane conditions in informal settlements a “global scandal”, says UN rights expert

NEW YORK, October 18, 2018 -  Ignoring almost 900 million people living in overcrowded informal settlements is a global human rights scandal that governments...

PHR Offers Forensic Expertise in Khashoggi Case, Calls for Independent International Investigation

New York, NY, Oct. 18, 2018 - Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is horrified by reports of the disappearance and possible murder of Saudi...

Turkey Should Seek UN Inquiry on Khashoggi execution, says Human Rights Watch

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2018 - Turkey should urgently ask UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to establish a United Nations investigation into the possible extrajudicial...

Paradise Lost: New Report Reveals China’s Destructive, Illegal Logging of Solomon Islands’ Rainforest

Oct. 18,  2018 - New evidence released today by anti-corruption NGO Global Witness shows that hugely unsustainable rates of logging and the high risk...

Syria: Residents Blocked From Returning

Beirut, October 16, 2018 – The Syrian government is unlawfully preventing displaced residents from former anti-government-held areas from returning to their properties, Human Rights...

Top UN rights official urges transparent probe into Khashoggi disappearance

Oct. 16, 2018 - The top United Nations human rights official has called on Saudi Arabia and Turkey to “reveal everything they know” about the...

UN asks Saudis to respond to RSF concern about Khashoggi

Oct. 16, 2018 - The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances is taking urgent action in the case of missing Saudi...

New interactive scenario explorer for 1.5°C pathways

Oct. 15, 2018 - IIASA and the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) have made the scenarios underlying last week’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

Russia: Amnesty researcher abducted and subjected to mock executions in Ingushetia

Oct. 15, 2018 - An Amnesty International researcher sent to observe demonstrations in the Ingushetian capital Magas was abducted, beaten and subjected to terrifying...

FAO: No time to lose to reverse negative hunger and malnutrition trends

ROME, Oct. 15, 2018 - There's still time to deliver on the global pledge to eradicate hunger but "urgent measures" are needed to reverse...

Saudi Arabia must immediately release all women’s rights defenders, say UN experts

GENEVA, Oct. 12, 2018 – UN human rights experts* are urging Saudi Arabia to immediately and unconditionally release all women human rights defenders, including...

RSF refers Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance to UN Working Group

Oct. 10, 2018 -  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and two other human rights groups, Al Karama and ALQST, have jointly referred the case of...

Mental Illness Will Cost the World $16 USD Trillion by 2030 According to New...

ATLANTA, GA, Oct. 9, 2018 - A new Lancet Commission report on mental health released today said that mental disorders are on the rise...

States must listen to girls to end prejudices and deliver their rights, say UN...

GENEVA, Oct. 9, 2018 – States around the world must take effective action to end discrimination and gender-based violence faced by girls, say a...

Alleged Assassination of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul Sets Abysmal New Low, Says Amnesty

Oct. 9, 2018 - Responding to reports alleging that Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside his country’s consulate in Istanbul, Amnesty International’s...