Human Rights

Taking Actions of Conscience 52 Influential Leaders Ring Tai Ji Men’s Peace Bell to Pray for World Peace

Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, right, presents Dr. Aldo Manos, former director of the United Nations Environment Programme, with a certificate of recognition.
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New US border policy poses risk to fundamental rights, warns UN’s Türk

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Displaced Venezuelans shelter in Reynosa, a border city in the northern part of the state of Tamaulipas, in Mexico.

Cambodia: Rights Crackdown Intensifies

Bogus Charges Against Union Leaders, Opposition Politicians, Activists

Cambodia’s longtime prime minister, Hun Sen, used ostensible public health measures to further clamp down on the dwindling civic freedoms in the country in 2022, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2023 on January 12. The authorities targeted dozens of union leaders, activists, and opposition politicians and members for harassment, arbitrary arrest, and prosecution.

Central Asia: Violent Response to Protests Fuels Rights Violations

Brutal Crackdowns Undermine Reform Claims

Authorities in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan used unjustified lethal force to respond to protests in 2022 and have utterly failed to ensure accountability for a multitude of human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2023 on January 12. Hundreds of protesters were killed or suffered serious injuries in the violence.

Iran: UN rights chief Türk warns against further ‘State-sanctioned killing’

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A view of Tehran, Iran's capital city.

Peru: UN rights office calls for probe into protestor deaths

Investigations must be held into deaths and injuries that have occurred amid ongoing anti-government protests in Peru, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, responding to the latest bloodshed.

Rwanda’s President Politicizes Refugee Rights

UK Should Cancel Refugee Deal

This week, Rwandan President Paul Kagame delivered a stark warning to refugees fleeing renewed violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “We cannot keep being host to refugees for which, later on, we are held accountable in some way, or even abused about.”

Myanmar: Hundreds of political prisoners released, but thousands remain in jail

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Protesters in Washington DC, United States, march against the military takeover in Myanmar.

‘Urgent need’ for more accountability from social media giants to curb hate speech: UN experts

An anti-racism protest takes place in Colorado, USA.

Kenyan Gay Rights Activist Found Dead

The body of a Kenyan gay rights activist was found in a metal box discarded along a road in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu county, in the western region of the country.