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Oceana Launches New Science Advisors Initiative for its Campaign to Save the Oceans and...

WASHINGTON, DC, June 8, 2018 – To mark World Oceans Day, Oceana announced today the launch of its Oceana Science Advisors (OSA) initiative to...

DPRK should release political prisoners ahead of summit with US – UN expert

June 7, 2018 - The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) should begin to release political prisoners ahead of denuclearization talks with the United...

WFP Launches Food Assistance for Ebola-affected People in Democratic Republic of Congo

MBANDAKA June 7, 2018 - Distributions of World Food Programme rations have begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s Ebola-hit Equateur Province as...

Dolphins deliberately killed for use as bait in global fisheries

June 7, 2018 - Important new research released ahead of World Oceans Day exposes the widespread practice of killing aquatic mammals such as dolphins,...

Communities affected by Hidroituango dam in Colombia file complaint at Inter-American Development Bank

Washington, D.C. June 5, 2018 - Communities affected by the construction of the Hidroituango dam in Antioquia, Colombia, filed a complaint with the Independent...

Economic models significantly underestimate climate change risks

June 4, 2018 - Policymakers are being misinformed by the results of economic models that underestimate the future risks of climate change impacts, according...

Denmark: Face veil ban a discriminatory violation of women’s rights

May 31, 2018 - Following today’s vote by Denmark’s parliament to ban the wearing of face coverings in public, Amnesty International’s Europe Director Gauri...

Lithuania/Romania: Ruling Highlights CIA Torture Complicity

Paris, May 31, 2018 – The European Court of Human Rights on May 31, 2018, issued two key judgments that underscore the ongoing impunity...

UN experts decry Israel plan to demolish Bedouin homes near Jerusalem

GENEVA, May 31, 2018 -  UN human rights experts have expressed grave concerns about an Israeli court’s decision on 24 May to uphold a...

Hungary: Bill Makes Aiding Migrants a Crime

Budapest, May 31, 2018 – A revised draft bill published by the Hungarian government on May 29, 2018, would criminalize efforts to help migrants...

Japan Kills 122 Pregnant Whales in Southern Ocean

May 29, 2018 - Humane Society International has today expressed its outrage that 122 pregnant female whales were killed this year in the Southern Ocean...

New Stanford study: climate mitigation could yield trillions in economic benefits

May 29, 2018 - Failing to meet climate mitigation goals laid out in the U.N. Paris Agreement could cost the global economy tens of...

Spain must ensure inclusive education for persons with disabilities, UN human rights experts say

GENEVA, May 29, 2018 – Spain’s segregation and exclusion of students with disabilities from mainstream education, on grounds of their impairments, amounts to grave...

Oil Change International responds to Canada’s deal to purchase Kinder Morgan assets

May 29, 2018 - Today, Canada’s government announced that it will pay $4.5 billion to Kinder Morgan to buy both the 65-year-old Trans Mountain...

Outcome of Irish Referendum on Abortion is a Momentous Result for Reproductive Rights

GENEVA, May 26, 2018 - The Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates today’s referendum result in favour of repeal of the Irish constitutional prohibition on...

France: UN expert says new terrorism laws may undermine fundamental rights and freedoms

PARIS/GENEVA, May 25, 2018 - A UN human rights expert has commended efforts by France to combat terrorism but has raised concerns about the...

For the past 70 years, the Danube has almost never frozen over

May 25, 2018 - Today, only the eldest inhabitants of the Danube Delta recall that, in the past, you could skate on the river...

Laws should not force women to risk death and injury by having a baby,...

May 25, 2018 - Laws should not force women to risk death and injury by having a baby, according to a QUT legal academic...

UN chief launches new disarmament agenda ‘to secure our world and our future’

May 24, 2018 - The United Nations chief announced a bold new vision for global disarmament on Thursday, to help eliminate nuclear arsenals and...

‘No to Trump, No to War’ National Tour in UK from 12th to 14th...

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2018 - Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the UK from 12th to 14th July and we are determined to protest...