Human Rights

When will the prosecutors who ignore the law be disciplined?

When will illegitimate prosecutors be fired?

How can a nation claim to follow the rule of law when public prosecutors commonly manipulate evidence and violate the principle of private investigation? What has the judicial reform over the past 10 years achieved?
Nothing can be done to an illegitimate prosecutor who exceeds legal authority after a 10 year recourse period?

“Time to go up a gear,” say UN human rights chief at end of Japan visit

TOKYO (14 May 2010) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Friday she had held encouraging discussions with the Japanese government on a range of domestic and international human rights issues, including discrimination, treatment of migrants, methods to combat trafficking, the death penalty and maximizing Japan’s potential as an influential actor on the international stage.

Academy’s Contemporary Docs Series Examines Fiscal Responsibility and Farmworkers’ Rights

“Viva la Causa” and “I.O.U.S.A.” will screen as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 28th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission to all screenings in the series is free.

New UN report urges greater global efforts to end child labour

8 May 2010 – The United Nations labour agency warned in a new study that efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour are waning and called for a “re-energized” global campaign to end the scourge.

India: UN expert raises alarm over mass evictions of Delhi railway track dwellers

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Deserted streets in the Indian capital, Delhi, during the nationwide lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Assistance to Vulnerable Households, Small Businesses Key to Mitigating Pandemic’s Impact and Hastening Recovery in the Philippines

Social assistance to poor and vulnerable families as well as micro and small enterprises will help cushion the impact of COVID-19 and hasten recovery in the Philippines, according to From Containment to Recovery, the World Bank’s October 2020 Economic Update for East Asia and the Pacific, released on September 29, 2020.

China: 12 Hong Kong Protesters Held Incommunicado

Detained Pro-democracy Activists Denied Basic Rights

The Chinese authorities should allow 12 detained Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, including one child, access to family members and their own lawyers and physicians, Human Rights Watch said on September 28, 2020. The group has been held incommunicado in Shenzhen’s Yantian Detention Center since August 23, 2020.

Chile: Reject ‘Anti-Denial’ Law

Bill on DenyingDictatorship-Era Abuses Would Criminalize Protected Speech

The Chilean Senate should reject a legislative proposal that would criminalize the denial of the heinous abuses committed during the country’s military dictatorship, Human Rights Watch said on September 28, 2020.

Australia: Harsh Police Response During Covid-19

Victoria’s Parliament Shouldn’t Broaden Police Powers

Victoria’s police have used harsh measures during the Australian state’s Covid-19 lockdown that threaten basic rights, Human Rights Watch said on September 24, 2020. Victoria’s parliament should reject a new attempt to broaden police powers.

Myanmar: Stop Prosecuting Peaceful Protesters

Drop Charges, Quash Convictions Against Students

The Myanmar authorities should cease responding to criticism of the government and military with arrests and prosecutions of students protesting human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said on September 23, 2020. They should immediately drop charges against the students and unconditionally release those in custody.