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.

Pakistan: Government Shutters International Groups

Closures Without Recourse Will Harm Ordinary Pakistanis

The Pakistani government’s decision to shut down at least 10 organizations without providing valid reasons violates rights to freedom of expression and association, Human Rights Watch said on Dec 16. Organizations affected include prominent groups working on human rights, humanitarian assistance, and development issues.

Iraq: Parliament Rejects Marriage for 8-Year-Old Girls

Amendments Would Have Instated Discriminatory Laws on Family Matters

Iraq’s parliament has rejected proposed amendments to Iraq’s Personal Status Law (PSL) that would allow religious judges to impose discriminatory law on family matters, Human Rights Watch said on Dec 17.

Walnut, California Celebrate Human Rights Day with a Forum

To celebrate the 70th year anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Association of World Citizens (AWC), an NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC and associated with the UN DPI, launched a series of forums on human rights. One of the forums was held in City of Walnut, Los Angeles, on December 9th, 2017. That day, many Southern Californians were gathering together, to participate in the discussion of how to bring the universally protected human rights into their daily practices in their professional fields. Invited speakers are Ms.

‘American Dream’ quickly becoming an ‘illusion,’ says UN human rights expert

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A homeless man sits at the steps of a store in lower east side, Manhattan, New York City.

Iran: Free Ailing Labor Activist

Medical Issues After Possible Stroke

Iranian authorities should immediately release Reza Shahabi, a prominent labor activist, after he suffered a possible stroke in prison, Human Rights Watch said on Dec 16. Medical experts who examined Shahabi said that he should be released for medical reasons.

Laos: 5 Years Since Civil Society Leader’s ‘Disappearance’

Disclose Sombath Somphone’s Fate or Whereabouts

The government of Laos should immediately disclose the fate or whereabouts of the prominent civil society leader Sombath Somphone, who was forcibly disappeared in the capital, Vientiane, in December 2012, Human Rights Watch said on Dec 15.