[Statement] ICJ condemns execution of six persons in Indonesia: the death penalty is a perversion of justice

ICJ condemns execution of six persons in Indonesia: the death penalty is a perversion of justice January 19, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand — The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today echoed the call of other international and national human rights groups condemning the execution in Indonesia of six persons convicted of drug trafficking offences. The ICJ…

[International] Laos: Pledge Action on Rights, Stop ‘Disappearances’ -HRW

Laos: Pledge Action on Rights, Stop ‘Disappearances’ UN Review Opportunity for Progress, Answers on Sombath Somphone (Geneva, January 19, 2015) – The government of Laos should use the United Nations Human Rights Council review of its record to pledge concrete measures to address its pervasive human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today. Laos will…

[Press Release] Human Rights Day 2014: Psychosocial Support in focus with launch of Report-IRCT

Human Rights Day 2014: Psychosocial Support in focus with launch of Report To mark this year’s Human Rights Day, the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) together with the Medical Action Group (MAG) has launched the report ‘In Pursuit of Justice’, casting a light on psychosocial support for victims of torture in legal proceedings.…

[International] Basil Fernando of the AHRC receives Right Livelihood Award, known also as “Alternative Nobel Prize” -AHRC

WORLD: Basil Fernando of the AHRC receives Right Livelihood Award, known also as “Alternative Nobel Prize” The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you that The Right Livelihood Foundation has announced the laureates for 2014. They are Mr. Edward Snowden, Mr. Alan Rusbridger, Ms. Asma Jahangir, Mr. Basil Fernando, and Mr. Bill McKibben. This…

[Around the World] Cambodia : Sentence of 2 former Khmer Rouge leaders to life imprisonment is historic -FIDH

Cambodia : Sentence of 2 former Khmer Rouge leaders to life imprisonment is historic FIDH and ADHOC, welcome the ECCC landmark decision condemning Khieu Samphan, former Head of State of Democratic Kampuchea, and Nuon Chea, former President of the Assembly of People’s Representatives of Democratic Kampuchea and ideologist of the Khmer Rouge regime, to life…

[Announcement] Consultation – Draft General Comment – Liberty and Security of Person – Human Rights Committee

Consultation – Draft General Comment – Liberty and Security of Person – Human Rights Committee Civil Society Section Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Consultation – UN Human Rights Committee Draft General Comment Liberty and Security of the Person Deadline 1 June 2014 Dear All, The draft General Comment on Article…

[PR/Solidarity] Vietnam: Blogger Pham Viet Dao sentenced to 15 months in prison -FIDH,VCHR

FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights VCHR – Vietnam Committee on Human Rights Joint press release Vietnam: Blogger Pham Viet Dao sentenced to 15 months in prison Paris, 19 March 2014 – FIDH and its member organization, the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR), strongly condemn the 15-month prison sentence imposed today on blogger…

[Statement] Sombath Somphone one year on: 62 NGOs call for a new investigation into his enforced disappearance. -FIDH

Sombath Somphone one year on: 62 NGOs call for a new investigation into his enforced disappearance December 13, 2013 We, the undersigned 62 regional and international organizations, express outrage over the Lao Government’s ongoing failure to shed light on the enforced disappearance of prominent activist and civil society leader Sombath Somphone. December 15, 2013 marks…

[Solidarity] Arrest of Odhikar Director, a new step in persecution of prominent human rights organisation -the Observatory

BANGLADESH: Arrest of Odhikar Director, a new step in persecution of prominent human rights organisation Geneva-Paris, November 6, 2013. The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, express their deep concern as Mr. ASM Nasiruddin Elan,…

[International/Solidarity] Netherlands Supreme Court hands down historic judgment over Srebrenica genocide -AI

Netherlands Supreme Court hands down historic judgment over Srebrenica genocide AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 6 September 2013 A Dutch Supreme Court judgment finding the state liable for the deaths of three Muslim men amid the Srebrenica genocide marks a significant victory in the decades-long search for accountability, Amnesty International said today. “Nearly two decades on…

[Resources] Review of the Fourth Periodic Report of the Philippines to the ICCPR

Review of the Fourth Periodic Report of the Philippines to the ICCPR The International Covenant on Civil Political Rights (ICCPR) together with the International Convention on Economic Socio Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) are collectively referred to as the International Bill of Rights. As a treaty, the ICCPR established…

[Petition/Solidarity] Petition for a comprehensive law to stop violence against women, including the repeal of Article 475 in Morocco -AVAAZ

Dear friends, 16 year-old Amina Filali — raped, beaten and forced to wed her rapist — killed herself because Morocco’s penal code allows a rapist to marry his underage victim. Let’s end the outrage and push the government to make good on the promise to enact legislation that reforms the law and stops violence against…

[International Solidarity] Syrian People are not alone -Avaaz

Dear friends, Powered by millions of online actions and donations from 75,000 of us, our community is playing a central role in supporting the Syrian people as they persist in peaceful protest against all odds. Together, we’re empowering citizen journalism, smuggling in medical supplies and western journalists, and much more. We’re making a difference, but…