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.

Blinken: New Visa Restrictions to Be Imposed on Hong Kong Officials Suppressing People

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has pointed out that **China and Hong Kong** have intensified their suppression of people and dissenting voices over the past year. This includes the recent enactment of a new national security law, specifically **Article 23**. In response, the United States is implementing **new visa restrictions** on several Hong Kong officials.

UK Prime Minister to Pass Emergency Legislation Addressing the Issue of Illegal Immigration.

The British Supreme Court ruled on the 15th that the British government's program to send asylum seekers to Rwanda is illegal, a major blow to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's immigration policy and key election promises. Britain is scheduled to hold a general election next year.

Rescue without undue delay, No vulture officer anymore. Taiwan's transitional justice full of landmines.


Joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week

In the last 10 years, many countries have made significant progress to increase exclusive breastfeeding rates. Yet even greater progress is possible when breastfeeding is protected and supported, particularly in the workplace.

US: Nonprofit Hospitals Chase Low-Income Patients on Debts

Weak Government Oversight Fueling Care Crisis

The United States government’s failure to adequately regulate private nonprofit hospitals and to provide quality healthcare alternatives undermines access to health care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on June 15, 2023.

Burkina Faso: Upsurge in Atrocities by Islamist Armed Groups

Summary Killings, Looting, Arson Committed with Impunity

Islamist armed groups in Burkina Faso have killed scores of civilians, looted and burned property, and forced thousands to flee in attacks across the country since late 2022, Human Rights Watch said on June 15, 2023. The armed groups have also besieged several towns, cutting residents off from food, basic services, and humanitarian aid.