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UN Calls for Restraint As Sudanese Security Forces Kill Seven More Protesters

UN Calls for Restraint As Sudanese Security Forces Kill Seven More Protesters

Sudanese forces opened fire on demonstrators Monday, killing seven people, making it one of the bloodiest in a string of protests following a military coup in October. The violence comes ahead of a visit by US diplomats who will attempt to broker an end to the months-long crisis in the country. Security forces fired tear […]

CPJ Says ‘Ethiopia Biggest Setback for Media Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa’ – Two Journalists Shot Dead, a Dozen Remain Behind Bars in 2021

CPJ Says ‘Ethiopia Biggest Setback for Media Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa’ – Two Journalists Shot Dead, a Dozen Remain Behind Bars in 2021

 In its 2021 report on the global status of press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists ranked Ethiopia among the worst jailers of journalists in Sub-Saharan Africa after Eritrea. The report that was released today revealed that in Ethiopia in 2021, one journalist was killed and nine remain in prison. An earlier report that was released yesterday […]

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document, which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, […]

Sitting pretty? – The Struggles of Indian Workers

Sitting pretty? – The Struggles of Indian Workers

On her feet at work for 10 hours each day, Indian shop assistant S. Lakshmi lumbers home at the end of her shift to nurse her aching legs and swollen ankles. But relief may be in sight. Tamil Nadu became last month the second Indian state to enshrine the “right to sit” for retail staff […]

Every Country In The World Is Affected By Human Trafficking

Every Country In The World Is Affected By Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. Since 2003 the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has collected information on about 225,000 victims of trafficking detected worldwide. Globally countries are detecting and reporting more victims and are convicting more traffickers. This can be […]

World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

This year’s theme puts victims of human trafficking at the centre of the campaign and will highlight the importance of listening to and learning from survivors of human trafficking. The campaign portrays survivors as key actors in the fight against human trafficking and focuses on the crucial role they play in establishing effective measures to […]

U.S. Supreme Court rules for Nestle, Cargill over slavery lawsuit

U.S. Supreme Court rules for Nestle, Cargill over slavery lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lawsuit accusing Cargill Inc and a Nestle SA subsidiary of knowingly helping perpetuate slavery at Ivory Coast cocoa farms but sidestepped a broader ruling on the permissibility of suits accusing American companies of human rights violations abroad. The 8-1 ruling authored by Justice Clarence Thomas reversed […]

Ohio Can Enforce Ban On Down Syndrome Abortions -U.S. Appeals Court

Ohio Can Enforce Ban On Down Syndrome Abortions -U.S. Appeals Court

 A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Ohio can enforce a 2017 law banning abortions when medical tests show that a fetus has Down syndrome. In a 9-7 decision, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said the law did not create a substantial obstacle to obtaining abortions, was reasonably related to […]

U.S. Raises Red Flag Over Human Rights Violations

U.S. Raises Red Flag Over Human Rights Violations

The United States has raised the red flag over alleged human rights violations in Zimbabwe, which include torture of government critics by security forces. In its country report on human rights practices in 2020, the US Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour said Zimbabwean security forces acted with tacit support from […]

International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

The Right to the Truth The right to the truth is often invoked in the context of gross violations of human rights and grave breaches of humanitarian law. The relatives of victims of summary executions, enforced disappearance, missing persons, abducted children, torture, require to know what happened to them. The right to the truth implies […]

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