Human Rights

Sweden: Technology Offers New Human Rights Perspectives

Postcode Lottery Donation Aids the Effort

Damage from a Russian attack on School 21 on March 3, 2022, in Chernihiv city, April 19, 2022.

Iran: Death Sentences Against Protesters

Two Executed in Apparently Grossly Unfair Trials, Several More in Danger

Iranian authorities’ execution of two men in connection with widespread antigovernment protests is a gross miscarriage of justice and a dangerous escalation, Human Rights Watch said on December 13, 2022. According to human rights groups, revolutionary courts of first instance have issued at least 11 other protest-related death sentences and are expected to try dozens more people, including children, for charges that can carry the death penalty.

Sudan: Pact Omits Key Justice Reforms

Critically Important to End Impunity

Sudan’s political actors and international partners should ensure that progress on human rights and accountability for serious human rights violations are central to any new transition, Human Rights Watch said on December 13, 2022. This includes an end to the violent crackdown against peaceful protesters, releasing arbitrarily detained protesters, and taking concrete steps to ensure accountability for serious abuses.

Reports on World Prayer Day -Willingness to take action in critical moments and emulate world peacemakers

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In 2005, the 60th anniversary of the United Nations, Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze met with Secretary General Annan and his wife at a dinner.

Actively Promoting UN Goals In Memory of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Secretary-General Annan

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Former UN Secretary Kofi Annan was a key driver of the UN Millennium Development Goals. (Photo: Kofi Annan Facebook)

Nigeria: Displacement Camp Closures Worsen Suffering

People Displaced by Boko Haram Conflict Stripped of Housing, Food

The decision by Nigeria’s Borno State government to shut down its camps for people displaced by the Boko Haram conflict has pushed over 200,000 people into deeper suffering and destitution, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on November 02, 2022. The government has not provided those removed with adequate alternatives, violating their rights to housing, food, and livelihoods.

Iran: Thousands of Detained Protesters and Activists in Peril

Unfair Trials; Charges Against Protesters Include Death Penalty Risk

Iranian authorities have escalated their assault against widespread dissent and protests through dubious national security charges against detained activists and grossly unfair trials, Human Rights Watch said on November 03,2022. On October 31, the head of Tehran Province’s judiciary said that it had issued around 1,000 indictments against those arrested related to protests.

Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze Honored with Global Human Rights Award

Bobby Hunter, retired Harlem Globetrotter and chairman of United Churches, recognized human rights advocates and highlighted the importance of solidarity

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President of FOWPAL Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, center, joins fellow United Churches Global Human Rights Awardees for a group photo while holding their compass clock of conscience during the United Churches Award Luncheon.

UN rights chief appeals for a halt in forced returns to Myanmar

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Dusk approaches in Yangon, Myanmar.

Chad: Scores of Protesters Shot Dead, Wounded

Prompt, Impartial Investigations of Security Forces Needed

Security forces fired on protesters in several cities across Chad, including N’Djamena, the capital, on October 20, 2022, killing at least 50 people and injuring dozens of others, Human Rights Watch said on October 26, 2022.