Turkey:Human Rights Work on Trial

Expand Lawyer and human rights defender Taner Kılıç, chair of the board of Amnesty International’s Turkey section. © 2017 Amnesty International (Istanbul) – Sham criminal proceedings against Amnesty International Turkey’s honorary chair Taner Kılıç and 10 other human rights defenders are set to resume on…

Indonesia Shuts Out UN Rights Chief From Papua

Expand UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein meets with Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, February 6, 2018. © 2018 Reuters What is the Indonesian government hiding in Papua? That’s the question raised by the government’s seeming refusal to make good on an official…

UN: US Retreat from Rights Body Self-Defeating

(Geneva) – The United States government’s decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council will sideline the country from key global initiatives to protect human rights. “The US has been threatening to walk away from the Human Rights Council ever since President Trump…

Trump To Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council Today

Two years after Russia was kicked out of the UN Human Rights Council, while that paragon of humanitarian virtue Saudi Arabia was reelected, the WaPo reports that the Trump administration is set to withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council as soon as today,…

How The Last Superpower Was Unchained

Authored by Tom Engelhardt via The Asia Times, Think of it as the all-American version of the human comedy: a great power that eternally knows what the world needs and offers copious advice with a tone deafness that would be humorous, if it weren’t so…

Bahrain: Exonerate, Free Nabeel Rajab

Expand Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab arrives for his appeal hearing at court in Manama, February 11, 2015. © 2015 Reuters (Beirut) – The Bahraini government should drop its charges against a prominent Bahraini human rights defender for peacefully expressing his views and order…

US: Money Bail and Profile Based Risk Assessment

(Washington, DC) – Human Rights Watch today issued two question and answer documents addressing key issues of pretrial incarceration in the US criminal justice system. The first document describes how the prevailing money bail system works, the harm it causes, and possible alternatives. The second…

UAE: Award-Winning Activist Jailed For 10 Years

(Beirut) – The UAE should immediately release Ahmed Mansoor, an award-winning human rights activist, and vacate the 10-year prison sentence issued against him for crimes that appear to violate his right to free expression.   Expand Ahmed Mansoor speaks to Reuters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November…

Ecuador: Meeting with President Moreno

(Quito) – President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador met on May 29, 2018 with a Human Rights Watch delegation in Quito to discuss the status of human rights in the country and his government’s foreign policy, Human Rights Watch said today. “During his first year in…

Did The EPA and The Chemical Industry Put Lives in Danger?

Did Environmental Protection Agency and the chemical industry fudge labratory results and put human lives in danger? Don’t forget to Subscribe for more Conspiracies! – http://bit.ly/1dmVsvF A massive thank you to our super fans who have supported us on our Patreon page. Feel free to…