Human Rights

IRF Summit 2022 Co-Chairs Ring Peace Bell and Pray for Peace and Justice

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Aftering ringing the Bell of World Peace and Love, IRF Summit 2022 Co-Chairs Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, left, and former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback hold hands with Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze to show solidarity for the promotion of love and peace in the world. (AP Images)

The 25th Eurasian Economic Summit: Five Former Presidents Ring the Bell for Peace

The 25th Eurasian Economic Summit gathered hundreds of distinguished guests from more than 40 countries. Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze (second row, center), the leader of Tai Ji Men, was invited to the event. (AP Images)

24 Leaders Ring Peace Bell and Make Wishes for Peace

Promoting Sustainable Development and Defending Freedom of Religion or Belief

Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, president of FOWPAL, right, presents a certificate of honor to Dr. Aldo Manos, former director of UNEP.

Bachelet calls for impartial, ‘transparent investigation’ into Uzbekistan protest deaths

At least 18 people died during clashes at protests in the Uzbek region of Karakalpakstan.

Defending Religious Freedom to Make the World a Better Place

Tai Ji Men Case Discussed at the IRF Summit 2022

Dr. Alessandro Amicarelli, president of European Federation for Freedom of Belief, left, discussed the unjust Tai Ji Men case with fellow speaker Dr. Donald Westbrook, at a breakout session of the IRF Summit 2022.

Tai Ji Men Members Protest at TECRO in DC for the Fifth Time Calling on the Taiwan Government to Immediately Redress the Unjust Tai Ji Men Case

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More than 50 Tai Ji Men members came to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States to protest the injustice vested on Tai Ji Men.

Sudan: UN human rights chief alarmed over killing of protesters by security forces

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Protests have continued in Sudan, against the military coup there.

US abortion debate: Rights experts urge lawmakers to adhere to women’s convention

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Abortion rights supporters march outside the Supreme Court of the United States in Washingon, D.C.

Uganda: President Pledges Rights Improvements

Promises to Halt Security Force Abuses; End Curbs on Journalists, Civil Society

President Yoweri Museveni should accelerate steps toward fulfilling his commitments to end abuses by security forces and restrictions on civil society and journalists in Uganda, Human Rights Watch said following its meeting with him on June 29, 2022. Uganda should hold to account high-level officials responsible for human rights violations and create and respect space for civil society and journalists to operate without interference by the authorities.

US Supreme Court Deals Blow to Climate Action

Ruling Limits Administration’s Ability to Restrict Carbon Emissions from Power Plants

In a significant setback for climate action, the United States Supreme Court ruled to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from power plants on June 30, 2022.