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Philippines: Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses

New York, May 26, 2017 – The Philippine government’s declaration of martial law in the southern island of Mindanao threatens to widen the scope...

Indonesia: Public caning of gay men an outrageous act of cruelty

May 24, 2017 - Responding to news that two men have been caned 83 times each for having sex with each other in Indonesia’s...

Oxfam: As world faces unprecedented famine threat G7 should pay up and push for...

May 24, 2017 - Group of Seven leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily, this week should take the lead in fighting famine and immediately fund...

Australia: Adani mining billionaire given special treatment that risks threatened turtles

May 24, 2017 - On the eve of World Turtle Day 2017, Australians learnt of the Turnbull government’s plans to axe key environmental conditions...

UK: Manchester Arena Attack

London, May 23, 2017 – Following the attack at the Manchester Arena on the night of May 22, 2017, Human Rights Watch issued the...

Life at the Frontlines of Indonesia’s Deforestation and Landgrabbing Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 23, 2017 - ‘Beyond Paper Promises,’ a new campaign and website launched today by Rainforest Action Network, provides a rare...

Refugees International: Many around the world will die as a result of Trump’s budget...

WASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2017 - In a letter to President Donald Trump released today, Refugees International (RI) called on the President to delay...

Stand up for human rights to – and through – health, experts urge Governments

GENEVA 22 May 2017 – The world is at a watershed moment that could lead to greater dignity for everyone throughout their lives, but...

Iraq: Scores of Men Imprisoned in Schoolhouse

Erbil, May 22, 2017 – Iraqi government-allied troops arbitrarily detained at least 100 men in late April 2017, in some cases torturing them during...

Israel: Annual Construction Report 2016: Stark Increase in Settlement Construction

May 22, 2017 - Peace Now’s annual construction report reveals a 34% increase in construction starts throughout the West Bank during 2016, in comparison to...

The Elders urge Italy to push for climate solidarity and unity at G7 summit

May 22, 2017 - The Elders have written to Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni to express support for his country’s leadership on climate issues...

European Parliament: The two-state solution is the only way to peace in the Middle...

May 18, 2017 - The "two-state solution on the basis of the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of both states" is the...

Bonn climate talks: Countries come together to make progress even as US position remains...

BONN, May 18, 2017 - Climate Action Network welcomes the progress made in Bonn with negotiators advancing work on the implementation of the Paris...

Number of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children hits ‘record high’ – UNICEF

May 18, 2017 - The number of children traveling alone has increased fivefold since 2010, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, warning...

A country ‘on its knees’: Cholera takes hold in war-weary Yemen

May 17, 2017 - Hilal al-Asri brought his wife to a hospital in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, nearly two weeks ago, expecting her cholera would...

EU: Calls to halt GM maize and cotton import

May 17, 2017 - MEPs objected on Wednesday to EU Commission plans to authorise imports of products made from genetically modified maize and cotton...

UN Special Rapporteur on OPT calls on Israel to comply with international law on...

GENEVA, May 16, 2017 - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael...

Yemen: Swift injection of funds is needed after capital hit by surge of new...

May 16, 2017 - A growing cholera crisis in Yemen that has already killed more than 120 people with 11,000 suspected cases could deteriorate...

Zeid alarmed by increasing violence, killings, in Central African Republic

GENEVA/BANGUI May 16, 2017 - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed grave alarm over the expanding attacks...

WHO Statement on Ebola in DRC

May 12, 2017 - On 9 May, WHO was informed of a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health...