Human Rights

SUDAN: UN IN FINAL PUSH TO DELIVER BALLOTS FOR INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM IN SOUTH

With preparations for next week’s independence referendum in Southern Sudan in their final stages, the United Nations is seeking to ensure that every last voter in the more than four-million-strong electorate will have a ballot, no matter how remote and inaccessible the location.

Over 10,000 people appealed to President Ma of Taiwan to put his promise of taxation reform into practice.

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UN refugee agency calls on Thailand not to forcibly return Myanmar nationals

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Two women refugees and their children in one of the camps on the Thailand-Myanmar border

Congresswoman Judy Chu Appeals for Asian-Americans’ Rights Voice out to President Ma for justice in taxation system

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Dr. Judy (second from right) Chu was the special guests for 2005 World Summit of Love and Peace (From left, to right Mayor Benjamin “Frank” Venti of the Monterey Park City; Dr. Hong Tao-Tze; Mayor Wen P. Chang of Diamond Bar City)

After 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Is Repealed, What's Next?

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Tuesday: Former U.S. Air Force Major Michael D. Almy (L) hugs House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, after she signed legislation repealing "don't ask, don't tell." It's now on the president's desk, awaiting his signature today.

United States’ backing for indigenous rights treaty hailed at UN

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Colombian indigenous children in jungle settlements in Panama

Afghanistan: a people trapped between sides

The main conflict-related challenges faced by Afghans in 2010 will persist in 2011, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said today.

INDONESIA: NGOs allege government impunity in Papua

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Papuans remain among Indonesia's poorest, despite the province's natural wealth

Puerto Rico Student Strike 2010

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Students offer flowers to police officers. Photo by Ricardo Alcaraz of Diálogo. Republished under a CC License.

Clarification relating to the appeal for pardon for Rizana Nafeek

The campaign to seek pardon for Rizana Nafeek needs to be continued as there has been no change in her situation. Her file is now pending before His Royal Highness the King of Saudi Arabia who can make one of the following three decisions:

• To pardon and release her,

• To reconfirm the death sentence, in which case the execution will be imminent,

• To leave the file without a decision.