Human Rights

Burundi: Journalist’s Conviction Violates Free Speech Rights

Release Floriane Irangabiye; End Politicized Prosecutions

The conviction of the Burundian journalist Floriane Irangabiye on charges of “undermining the integrity of the national territory” on January 2, 2023, violates her rights to free speech and to a fair trial, Human Rights Watch said on February 02, 2023. The High court of Mukaza sentenced her to 10 years in prison and a fine of 1,000,000 Burundian Francs (US$ 480). Irangabiye’s lawyers lodged an appeal on January 23.

Libya: human rights abuses must be addressed, says UN probe

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Migrants sit in the courtyard of a detention centre in Libya.

Myanmar: 2 Years Since Coup, Worsening Repression

Foreign Governments Should Target Military Junta’s Main Revenue Sources

Myanmar’s junta, in the two years since the military coup, has expanded its use of deadly force and repressive measures to squelch all dissent, Human Rights Watch said on January 31, 2023. Foreign governments should coordinate increased pressure on the junta to establish fundamental freedoms and democratic civilian rule.

UK: Court to Rule on Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Court Session to Rule on Renewed Arms Sales Despite Laws of War Violations in Yemen

The United Kingdom’s High Court of Justice is scheduled to hear a challenge to the UK government’s renewed arms sales to Saudi Arabia this afternoon, Human Rights Watch said on January 31, 2023. The UK government should immediately stop granting licenses for the export of arms to countries like Saudi Arabia that have a record of serious violations of international humanitarian law.

Cameroon: Prominent Investigative Journalist Killed

Effective, Transparent Investigation Needed; Bring Killers to Justice

Cameroonian authorities should conduct an effective and transparent investigation into the killing of Martinez Zogo, a leading investigative journalist, Human Rights Watch said on January 27, 2023. Zogo, who was director of the radio station Amplitude FM, regularly exposed corruption through his work and, in the days before he was killed, spoke on the air about threats he faced.

‘All sides need to think about the future they want for Venezuela’, says UN human rights chief

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United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk.

Building a Peaceful Civilization - Part 1 Follow the Law of Nature to Achieve Sustainable Development Generate Positive Energy by Awakening People’s Conscience

The Peacock Dance of Tai Ji Men embodies the concept of selfless promotion of positivity to hope for world peace and security.

International Conference of Chief Justices of the World Advancing World Peace with Hope and Actions of Conscience

Four leaders, including President of Mauritius Prithvirajsing Roopun, rang the Bell of World Peace and Love, supporting the International Day of Conscience.

A 60-Second Meditation Global Prayers for Love and Peace

Andrea Clare Bowman, Ambassador of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to Taiwan rang the Bell of World Peace and Love.

Global Solidarity in Support of the United Nations: Creating New Opportunities Together

On September 21, International Day of Peace, a bell ringing ceremony was held in Times Square in New York City. Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze rang the bell nine times to pray for the world.