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Mozambique: UN experts concerned about detention of journalist Amade Abubacar

GENEVA January 25, 2019 - The authorities in Mozambique must immediately free journalist Amade Abubacar and investigate allegations that he has been ill-treated, say...

Tunisia: Bloggers Held for Criticizing Officials

Tunis, January 25, 2019 – Tunisian authorities are investigating, charging, and in some cases detaining bloggers and social media activists merely for their peaceful...

Leaders Underscore the Importance of NATO

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, January 24, 2019 – As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary, leaders from both sides of...

Amazonian indigenous leader responds to Bolsonaro’s speech at Davos

Jan. 24, 2019 - José Gregorio Mirabal, General Coordinator of COICA The world's economic and political elite in Davos should not be distracted by President Bolsonaro's...

More than a dozen people killed in protests in Venezuela

Jan. 24, 2019 - In response to reports that at least a dozen people were killed in the context of the protests in Venezuela,...

Climate change tipping point could be coming sooner than we think

New York, NY, January 23, 2019 - Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018, rising by an estimated 3.4 percent in the...

France’s yellow vest movement has morphed far beyond a carbon tax protest, Stanford economist...

Jan. 23, 2019 - The yellow vest movement in France, which began as a protest against increased fuel taxes, has taken on a much...

Sir David Attenborough Makes Impassioned Plea for the Natural World at World Economic Forum

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2019 - In a brief but passionate interview with HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, celebrated nature documentarian Sir...

Migrants and refugees at higher risk of developing ill health than host populations, reveals...

January 22, 2019 - Migrants and refugees are likely to have good general health, but they can be at risk of falling sick in...

Human rights must be bedrock of “Globalization 4.0”, UN experts tell Davos leaders

GENEVA January 22, 2019 - As global leaders meet in Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF), United Nations experts stressed the critical importance...

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Juan Manuel Santos and Zeid Raad Al Hussein join The Elders

January 22, 2019 - The Elders announced today with great pleasure that three new members have joined the group: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President...

American missionary investigated over ‘entering land of uncontacted tribe’

Jan. 21, 2019 - An American missionary is being questioned by Brazilian authorities after he allegedly entered the territory of an uncontacted tribe. Steve Campbell,...

Last year, billionaires saw their wealth grow by $2.5 billion a day while the...

Jan. 21, 2019 - Billionaire fortunes increased by 12 percent last year—or $2.5 billion a day—while the 3.8 billion people who make up the...

Investigators’ Study of Canadian/Swedish Mining Project in Ecuador Yields Disturbing Results

Jan. 21, 2019 - Three researchers from the Andean University Simon Bolivar (Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar) in Quito, Ecuador have published the results of...

World Report 2019: Reversing Autocrats’ Attacks on Rights

BERLIN, Jan. 17, 2019 - There is a growing global trend to confront the abuses of headline-grabbing autocrats, Human Rights Watch said today in...

Israeli security forces killed 290 Palestinians in 2018; most were victims of a reckless...

Jan. 17, 2019 - In 2018, Israeli security forces killed 290 Palestinians, including 55 minors. Of the casualties, 254 were killed in the Gaza...

UN Human Rights Office says credible reports suggest at least 890 killed in western...

GENEVA (16 January 2019) – The UN Human Rights Office said Wednesday that according to allegations from credible sources, at least 890 people were...

Guatemala: UN anti-corruption body will continue working, as Constitutional Court blocks Government expulsion

Jan. 9, 2019 - Following the Guatemalan Government’s unilateral decision to shut down a long-running UN anti-corruption commission, its spokesperson told UN News on Wednesday that the...

Syria: Deadly School Attack Was Unlawful

Beirut, January 11, 2019 – A November 24, 2018 attack by Syrian government forces near an elementary school that killed six children, a teacher,...

Malaysia: Law Proposed Against Criticizing Monarchy

Bangkok, January 11, 2019 – The Malaysian government’s proposed new law to protect the monarchy from “insults” is its latest backtracking on human rights...