Tuesday, October 23 2018

World

Iraq: Dozens Found Handcuffed, Executed in, Around Mosul

Beirut, June 5, 2017 – At least 26 bodies of blindfolded and handcuffed men have been found in government held areas in and around...

UNHCR shocked at deaths in Sahara Desert

GENEVA, June 2, 2017 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is shocked to hear about the reported deaths of 44 desperate migrants and refugees...

UN Environment statement on US decision to leave Paris Agreement

June 1, 2017 - UN Environment chief Erik Solheim released the following statement on the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on...

RI Report Details “Hell” for Refugees and Migrants in Libya

Washington, D.C. June 1, 2017 - Whether in search of work or in transit as they seek safety or a better life in Europe, refugees...

Tens of thousands of women and children are fleeing from South Sudan to Sudan

Nairobi/Geneva, 30 May 2017 – Tens of thousands of South Sudanese women and children have crossed the border into Sudan since the beginning of...

UNHCR statement on Syrians stranded between Algeria & Morocco

May 30, 2017 - UNHCR is appealing for urgent safe passage and admission for a group of Syrian refugees stranded in dire circumstances on...

UN human rights report maps 13 years of violence and impunity in the Central...

BANGUI/GENEVA (30 May 2017) – Mass killings and other serious human rights violations have been documented in an extensive UN mapping report covering the...

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...