[Solidarity] Vietnam should amend law to demonstrate Human Rights Council candidacy commitment – Vietnamese Bloggers

STATEMENT FROM A NETWORK OF VIETNAMESE BLOGGERS VIETNAM SHOULD AMEND LAW TO DEMONSTRATE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CANDIDACY COMMITMENT The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and making recommendations on them. As a candidate…

[In the news] Not one human rights violator prosecuted under Aquino, says NY-based watchdog -InterAksyon.com

Not one human rights violator prosecuted under Aquino, says NY-based watchdog Lira Dalangin-Fernandez May 21, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III’s human rights record after nearly two years in office remains wanting as his government failed to successfully prosecute a single suspect in pending cases, the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said…

[From the web] Annual Report 2011 The state of the world’s human rights – amnesty.org

Source: http://amnesty.org/en/annual-report/2011/introduction Introduction The year 2010 may well be remembered as a watershed year when activists and journalists used new technology to speak truth to power and, in so doing, pushed for greater respect for human rights. It is also the year when repressive governments faced the real possibility that their days were numbered. Information…