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.

Reports on World Prayer Day -Willingness to take action in critical moments and emulate world peacemakers

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In 2005, the 60th anniversary of the United Nations, Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze met with Secretary General Annan and his wife at a dinner.

Actively Promoting UN Goals In Memory of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Secretary-General Annan

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Former UN Secretary Kofi Annan was a key driver of the UN Millennium Development Goals. (Photo: Kofi Annan Facebook)

Nigeria: Displacement Camp Closures Worsen Suffering

People Displaced by Boko Haram Conflict Stripped of Housing, Food

The decision by Nigeria’s Borno State government to shut down its camps for people displaced by the Boko Haram conflict has pushed over 200,000 people into deeper suffering and destitution, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on November 02, 2022. The government has not provided those removed with adequate alternatives, violating their rights to housing, food, and livelihoods.

Iran: Thousands of Detained Protesters and Activists in Peril

Unfair Trials; Charges Against Protesters Include Death Penalty Risk

Iranian authorities have escalated their assault against widespread dissent and protests through dubious national security charges against detained activists and grossly unfair trials, Human Rights Watch said on November 03,2022. On October 31, the head of Tehran Province’s judiciary said that it had issued around 1,000 indictments against those arrested related to protests.

Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze Honored with Global Human Rights Award

Bobby Hunter, retired Harlem Globetrotter and chairman of United Churches, recognized human rights advocates and highlighted the importance of solidarity

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President of FOWPAL Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, center, joins fellow United Churches Global Human Rights Awardees for a group photo while holding their compass clock of conscience during the United Churches Award Luncheon.

UN rights chief appeals for a halt in forced returns to Myanmar

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Dusk approaches in Yangon, Myanmar.