Front Line Defenders launches campaign on 15 human rights defenders »

Front Line Defenders launches campaign on 15 human rights defenders

DUBLIN, IRELAND/14 August 2012 – Front Line Defenders launched an online and social media campaign recently to call attention to the plight of 15 human rights defenders (HRDs) around the world facing threats, harassment, intimidation, prison and violence on account of their human rights work. The ‘Olympic Dreams’ campaign (www.sportshrd.org) calls on the public to […]

Malaysia: Security Bill Threatens Basic Liberties »

Malaysia: Security Bill Threatens Basic Liberties

BANGKOK/11 April 2012–The government of Malaysia’s proposed law to replace the infamous Internal Security Act (ISA) of 1960 opens the door to a range of future abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 10, 2012, the government submitted the Security Offences (Special Measures) Bill 2012 to parliament, where quick ratification is expected. The administration […]

End of Kwan-Li-So (gulag system) in North Korea sought »

End of Kwan-Li-So (gulag system) in North Korea sought

SEOUL, South korea/03 April 20112–The International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK), consisting over 40 prominent human rights organizations and activists, today submitted a petition to the special procedures of the United Nation Human Rights Council calling for the UN to help shut down North Korea’s vast gulag system. North Korea […]

ASEAN’s human rights body convenes, reviews operation guidelines »

ASEAN’s human rights body convenes, reviews operation guidelines

JAKARTA/15 March 2012—The  ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) convened the Eighth Meeting of AICHR and the Third Meeting of AICHR on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) from 9 – 13 March 2012 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Meetings were chaired by H.E. Chet Chealy, Member of the Cambodian Human Rights Committee, the Alternate […]

Children empowered to complain about rights violations under new UN protocol »

Children empowered to complain about rights violations under new UN protocol

GENEVA, Switzerland/20 December 2011 – Children will be empowered to complain about violations of their human rights to an international body after the adoption by the General Assembly on Monday of a new Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the […]

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