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Yemen: UAE must investigate war crimes

Monday, 25 June 2018, 12:53 pm | Euro Med Monitor

Yemen: UAE must investigate war crimes committed in its prisons Geneva - Practices of torture against Yemeni detainees in UAE-controlled prisons must be investigated by the Emirati authorities, says the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, warning ... More >>

Saudi women take the wheel

Monday, 25 June 2018, 11:31 am | United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the lifting on Sunday of the driving ban for women in Saudi Arabia and expressed his hope that ending the prohibition will generate more new opportunities for women in the Kingdom. More >>

Children Showcase Their Climate Change Understanding in Laba

Monday, 25 June 2018, 11:23 am | Save The Children

Children from St Mary’s Primary School with the banner they designed about disaster risk reduction. More >>

Evading Medical Care: Australia’s Refugee Arrangements

Sunday, 24 June 2018, 3:09 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It is a credit to the venality of Australia’s refugee policy that much time is spent on letting others do what that particular country ought to be doing. For a state so obsessed with the idea of a “rule-based order”, breaking those rules ... More >>

Could “Tough Love” Salvage Lebanon?

Saturday, 23 June 2018, 3:58 pm | Franklin Lamb

Could “Tough Love” Salvage Lebanon? by FRANKLIN LAMB “You could qualify for U.S. and Western aid to salvage Lebanon or you can cede what’s left of your country’s sovereignty to Iran. But you cannot do both.” A US Congressional staffer after ... More >>

Women's rights facing global pushback

Saturday, 23 June 2018, 12:29 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (22 June 2018) – Immediate actions must be taken to stop a backlash which is threatening to undermine, erode, and even roll back hard-won women’s rights around the globe, say a group of UN experts. More >>

Venezuela: Continued impunity amid dismal human rights

Saturday, 23 June 2018, 12:28 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (22 June 2018) – A UN Human Rights report published on Friday spotlights the failure of Venezuelan authorities to hold accountable perpetrators of serious human rights violations that include killings, the use of excessive force against ... More >>

International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem

Friday, 22 June 2018, 7:40 pm | United Nations

UN Palestinian Rights Committee to organize International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem in Rabat, 26-28 June 2018 The United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, a subsidiary organ of the UN ... More >>

ANZASW statement on separating / detaining migrant families

Friday, 22 June 2018, 3:06 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) wishes to communicate its strong opposition to the practice of keeping migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children in detention and separating them from their parents. More >>

Partnership platforms for sustainable societies

Friday, 22 June 2018, 1:48 pm | Citizen News Service

Social entrepreneurship: Partnership platforms for sustainable societies Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) (CNS): Dr Marie Lisa Dacanay, President of the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia, defines social entrepreneurship as ‘a game ... More >>

States must act now to protect migrants

Friday, 22 June 2018, 11:04 am | UNHCHR

States must act now to protect migrants vulnerable to human trafficking and exploitation, says UN rights expert More >>

New Hungary legislation shameful and blatantly xenophobic

Friday, 22 June 2018, 11:03 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (21 June 2018) –UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has condemned the decision by the Hungarian Parliament to pass legislation that criminalizes individuals and groups deemed to be supporting asylum-seekers, refugees and undocumented ... More >>

Provide trade support only to businesses that respect rights

Friday, 22 June 2018, 10:58 am | UN Human Rights Council

UN experts urge States to provide trade support only to businesses that respect human rights More >>

Strong multilateral institutions key to world’s challenges

Friday, 22 June 2018, 10:36 am | United Nations

Strong multilateral institutions key to tackling world’s dramatic challenges, UN chief says In Moscow More >>

UN experts say Gaza health care at “breaking point”

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 6:58 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (21 June 2018) - UN human rights experts have backed calls for a large-scale international response to the overwhelming health care needs of people living in Gaza. More >>

Situation in Jammu & Kashmir

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 2:49 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) and Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) welcome today’s important report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva. This is the first report by the ... More >>

Humanity’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 1:23 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

In a recent article titled ‘Challenges for Resolving Complex Conflicts’ , I pointed out four conflict configurations that are paid little attention by conflict theorists. More >>

The Catholic Church in Resistance

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 1:20 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The Catholic Church in Resistance: Priests, Child Abuse, and Breaking the Seal of the Confessional More >>

USP win internships to boost journalism training

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 12:22 pm | Pacific Media Centre

USP win internships to boost journalism training http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/region-usp-win-internships-boost-journalism-training-10181 More >>

Use space technology to build a better world for all

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 11:26 am | United Nations

Use space technology to build a better world for all, urges UN chief . 20 June 2018 More >>

Executive Order Imprisons Families Indefinitely

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 10:01 am | Amnesty International

President Trump signed an executive order today mandating for children to stay with their parents in detention while their asylum claims are processed. This executive order seeks to modify the Flores Agreement, which states that children should not ... More >>

Executive Order: "Opportunity to Address Family Separation"

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 9:57 am | The White House

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq ., it is hereby ordered as follows: More >>

Executive Order Imprisons Families Indefinitely

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 9:40 am | Amnesty International

President Trump signed an executive order today mandating for children to stay with their parents in detention while their asylum claims are processed. This executive order seeks to modify the Flores Agreement, which states that children should not ... More >>

Statement On Children in Immigration Detention

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 6:20 pm | Children's Healthcare Australasia

As a community of more than 80 paediatric healthcare services across Australia, Children’s Healthcare Australasia wishes to add its voice to concerns raised in the Australian and international communities about the harmful effects on both physical ... More >>

Visitors to Solomons hit 11k in 2018 first quarter

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 5:26 pm | Solomon Islands Government

A NEW count of 11,593 international visitors arrived in Solomon Islands in the first quarter of this year. More >>

Leaving the UN Human Rights Council

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 4:31 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The margin between what is a human right as an inalienable possession, and how it is seen in political terms is razor fine. In some cases, the distinctions are near impossible to make. To understand the crime of genocide is to also understand the ... More >>

NGOs call for more support for countries hosting refugees

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 3:20 pm | Council for International Development

There are more people displaced by conflict, hunger or persecution than ever before, and New Zealanders want to help. More >>

CWS appeals for Refugees on World Refugee Day

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 3:13 pm | Christian World Service

The growing number of refugees is deeply worrying and an indication of the urgent need for global action according to Christian World Service. More >>

U.S. Withdrawal From U.N. Human Rights Council Condemned

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:37 pm | Access Now

Today, Access Now condemns the Trump Administration after its announcement that the United States is pulling out of the United Nations Human Rights Council (“HRC”). The HRC is a 47-state body entrusted with protecting and promoting human rights, ... More >>

Governments and internet firms must ensure free speech

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:30 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (19 June 2018) – A landmark report by a UN human rights expert warns that governments and companies risk undermining free speech on the internet, and urges both public officials and private authorities to address problems such as online ... More >>

Over 3000 NZers speak out against US separation of families

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:12 pm | Amnesty International

In less than a day, more than 3000 New Zealanders have signed a petition urging the US Government to stop forcibly separating parents from their children at the border with Mexico. Amnesty International has said the practice is nothing short of torture. More >>

Deprivation of liberty in name of public health must stop

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:01 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (19 June 2018) – Countries around the world must stop routinely locking up citizens because of stigma, prejudice or health conditions, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Pūras. More >>

UN experts urge Iran to halt “unlawful execution”

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:00 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (19 June 2018) – UN human rights experts* are making an urgent appeal to the authorities in Iran to halt the execution of Mohammad Kalhori, a young man who was sentenced to death at 15 years old for killing his teacher. More >>

IMF has large brain and tiny conscience, says poverty expert

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:59 am | United Nations

IMF has large brain and tiny conscience, says UN poverty expert calling for urgent change More >>

End to “civil death” of persons affected by leprosy urged

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:58 am | United Nations

GENEVA (19 June 2018) – States must act now to stop the widespread, systemic, multi-layered and institutionalised discrimination suffered by persons affected by leprosy and their family members, a UN human rights expert has said. More >>

Withdrawal Of The USA From The Human Rights Council

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 10:40 am | United Nations

The Secretary-General would have much preferred for the United States to remain in the Human Rights Council. The UN's Human Rights architecture plays a very important role in the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide. More >>

Migrant children should not be separated from families

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 9:37 am | UNICEF

Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on situation of migrant children and families in the U.S. More >>

Critical time to welcome refugees, says UN rights expert

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 8:51 am | United Nations

GENEVA (19 June 2018) – The world must act now to help those forced to leave their homes by overwhelming circumstances says a UN rights expert. In a statement to mark World Refugee Day, the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Fernand de Varennes, ... More >>

Entering Year 5 Under a Trump-backed Military Regime

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:53 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Entering Year 5 Under a Trump-backed Military Regime By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- The U.S.-trained military's coup-installed government has begun its fifth year in power confronting pro-election activists in the streets, a troubled economy, ... More >>

Rocking the G7: Trump Stomps His Allies

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:49 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Disruption, disturbance, eruption, the words crowning the presidency of Donald J. Trump, who has effectively demonstrated an idea made famous by Nazi doodler of law and political theorist Carl Schmitt: politics is defined, not by identifying with ... More >>

UN mobilizes in Rohingya camps

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 2:14 pm | United Nations

UN mobilizes in Rohingya camps to support babies born of rape; young mothers face stigma More >>

Race against time for Rohingya refugees

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 12:55 pm | Oxfam NZ

While 5000 Kiwis take part in Oxfam’s Ration Challenge in support of refugees this World Refugee Week, Rohingya refugees are facing life-threatening rains and disease as monsoon rains continue to lash the camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. More >>

USA: Separating children from parents is torture

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 9:47 am | Amnesty International

The sickening images of children cruelly separated from their parents and held in cages as a result of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy of ‘zero-tolerance’ will leave an indelible stain on the reputation of the USA, said Amnesty International ... More >>

Human Rights Council: Opening statement and global update

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 9:31 am | United Nations

Opening statement and global update of human rights concerns by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein More >>

Violence and discrimination against LGBT people worldwide

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:50 pm | UNHCHR

Urgent action needed to stop violence and discrimination against LGBT people worldwide, says UN expert More >>

Iran must halt execution of Ramin Hossein Panahi

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:49 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (18 June 2018) – UN human rights experts* have made a fresh call to Iran to annul the death sentence imposed on Iranian Kurd Ramin Hossein Panahi, amid reports that he will be executed after the end of the holy month of Ramadan. More >>

Global update of human rights concerns by Zeid

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:48 pm | UNHCHR

38th session of the Human Rights Council Opening statement and global update of human rights concerns by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein 18 June 2018 Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Colleagues and ... More >>

Thailand: Ensure Refugee Rights and Protections

Monday, 18 June 2018, 6:19 pm | Fortify Rights

Thailand: Ensure Refugee Rights and Protections Through Refugee Regulation End detention, forcible returns, and establish durable solutions More >>

EU-Australia trade talks quietly dump ISDS

Monday, 18 June 2018, 2:15 pm | AFTINET

“We welcome the fact that the EU mandate for the EU Australia FTA talks, which are being launched in Canberra today, has dumped the controversial rights for foreign investors to sue governments in international tribunals, known as ISDS, because European ... More >>

Gesture of community spirit makes its way to Tonga

Monday, 18 June 2018, 2:11 pm | Hastings District Council

A large shipping container filled with essential disaster-relief supplies has arrived in the small Pacific Island country of Tonga, still struggling to restore normality after Cyclone Gita. More >>

Zionist Federation on UN resolution

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:27 am | Zionist Federation

The Zionist Federation of New Zealand condemns the latest anti-Israel resolution by the UN General Assembly on 11 June 2018. It seems preposterous that only one country, Israel, is condemned for defending its people, that only one country, Israel, is ... More >>

World Day to Combat Desertification

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:22 am | United Nations

Land is not a limitless resource and ignoring its role in our everyday lives threatens food and water supplies, biodiversity and the security of us all, the United Nations agency that fights desertification worldwide has said. In a statement marking the ... More >>

Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 11:46 am | United Nations

Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban; UN urges both sides to work towards lasting peace United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN mission in Afghanistan welcomed on Saturday the Afghan Government’s extension of the unilateral ... More >>

UN forum to explore use of outer space to improve lives

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 5:00 pm | United Nations

UN forum to explore use of outer space to improve lives, protect planet 15 June 2018 SDGs Marking 50 years since the world first came together to discuss the peaceful uses of outer space, government leaders, policy makers, civil society representatives ... More >>

Reclaiming the UN's radical vision

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:34 pm | Share the World's Resources

Reclaiming the UN's radical vision of global economic justice What are the political implications of meeting the established human right for everyone to enjoy an adequate standard of living? In short, it necessitates a redistribution of wealth and resources ... More >>

Near East and North Africa to better tackle droughts

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:33 pm | United Nations

Heat-resistant crops, ‘green’ infrastructure, can prepare Near East and North Africa to better tackle droughts – UN agency More >>

Hezbollah Claims a 20-Seat Parliamentary Majority

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:27 pm | Franklin Lamb

Hezbollah Claims a 20-Seat Parliamentary Majority . Now will it grant Palestinians the right to work? More >>

Embers and Death at the Victoria Park Hotel

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:16 pm | Binoy Kampmark

We came across a skeleton of a building bristling with warnings: Asbestos, Stay Out; Danger, Do Not Enter. The sense was that entering this site of history in Townsville, North Queensland, would kill you. And damn well it would have, sending you keeling ... More >>

‘Fake news’ and millennials’ media judgment a challenge

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 11:49 am | Pacific Media Centre

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/region-fake-news-and-millennials-media-judgment-challenge-says-academic-10177 More >>

TONGA: Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 11:47 am | Pacific Media Centre

TONGA: Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, laws http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/tonga-pacific-news-journalists-grapple-challenges-social-media-laws-10178 More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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