Tuesday, December 18 2018

World

UN: The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the...

Feb. 15, 2017 - The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, the United Nations heard...

Transparency International tracker shows how countries are keeping Anti-Corruption Summit promises

Sept. 19, 2017 - More than two-thirds of the promises made by states and organisations to fight corruption at the May 2016 London Anti-Corruption Summit...

CAL FIRE Investigators Determine Causes of 12 Wildfires in Mendocino, Humboldt, Butte, Sonoma, Lake,...

Sacramento June 8, 2018 - After extensive and thorough investigations, CAL FIRE investigators have determined that 12 Northern California wildfires in the October 2017...

US consumers are the largest buyers of talc helping fund insurgent groups in Afghanistan

May 22, 2018 - The Islamic State in Afghanistan (ISKP) controls major mining sites in eastern Afghanistan and has a strategic interest in the...

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...

G20: Saudi Crown Prince Faces Legal Scrutiny

(Buenos Aires, November 26, 2018) – Argentine judicial authorities have begun examining a submission concerning the role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman...

Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

GENEVA December 6, 2017 - Diphtheria is rapidly spreading among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, WHO warned today. More than 110 suspected cases, including...

Saudi Arabia: Official Hate Speech Targets Minorities

Beirut, September 26, 2017 – Some Saudi state clerics and institutions incite hatred and discrimination against religious minorities, including the country’s Shia Muslim minority,...

Will the US missile strike be the turning point in Syria’s shifting war?

April 7, 2017 - The US has struck the Syrian airbase used to launch a suspected sarin gas attack against Khan Sheikhun that killed...

France: Macron Should Prioritize Rights as President, Says Human Rights Watch

PARIS, May 8, 2017 - French President-elect Emmanuel Macron should place human rights at the heart of his domestic and foreign policy, Human Rights...

Iraq: Full justice for all sides is key to lasting peace, says UN expert...

BAGHDAD / GENEVA (27 November 2017) - The Government of Iraq must ensure that the military defeat of ISIL translates into a victory for...

Women should have right to reject pregnancy

May 4, 2018 - Laws should not force women to risk death and injury by having a baby, according to a QUT legal academic...

Iraq: Fighting in Disputed Territories Kills Civilians

Beirut, October 20, 2017 – Apparently indiscriminate firing during fighting on October 16, 2017, in a town near Kirkuk involving the Kurdistan Regional Government’s...

UN rights experts alarmed by detention of Palestinian girl for slapping Israeli soldier

GENEVA, Feb. 13, 2018 - UN human rights experts* have expressed alarm over the case of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi who, after an incident...

Teenage girl’s death sentence spotlights Sudan’s failure to tackle forced marriage, gender-based violence –...

May 18, 2018 - The case of Noura Hussein Hammad Daoud, a Sudanese teenager convicted of fatally stabbing the man she was forced to...

EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

April 30, 2018 - In a historic vote, the European Union (EU) passed a continent-wide restriction on the use of bee-harming pesticides. Despite immense...

Study: Six G20 countries failing to take action in line with their Paris Agreement...

Nov. 17, 2016 - Argentina, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States have not been undertaking sufficient domestic efforts to match their...

Precedent-setting step toward justice in civil suit against Tahoe Resources in Canada for violence...

GUATEMALA, Jan. 27, 2017 - Canadian and US civil society organizations wholeheartedly welcome a British Columbia Court of Appeals’ decision that Vancouver is the...

Reporters Without Borders decries Israeli decision to close Al Jazeera

Aug. 7, 2017 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Israeli authorities not to go ahead with their plan to shut down Al Jazeera’s...

South Sudan famine ebbs, but situation still desperate as hunger spreads

Rome/Juba June 21, 2017 - Famine has eased in South Sudan after a significant scale up in the humanitarian response, according to new analysis...