Tag Archives: human rights

Sudan human rights body condemns use of live ammunition against protesters

Sudan’s National Human Rights Commission, the top governmental human rights body, has condemned the killing “by bullets” of protesters during the ongoing wave of protests across the country, calling on the authorities to bring those responsible to justice.

Ukraine | EU criticizes Ukrainian language politics

The European Union called on Ukraine to fully implement the recommendations of the Venice Commission regarding the language clause of the law “On Education”.

And lately, it did it twice. The first statement was made on December 12 in the resolution of the European Parliament. The second time this question was raised by the Council of Europe on December 17 following the meeting of the Council of the Ukraine-EU Association, held in Brussels. The EU specifically addressed the issue of discrimination against Roma. In addition, EU representatives are concerned that Ukraine is violating the right of all national minorities to receive information in their native language.

Disease and Famine as Weapons of War in Yemen

 

by Amir M. Mohareb, M.D., Louise C. Ivers

How can the medical community take stock of the humanitarian disaster in Yemen? The 3-year-old war intermittently garners attention from Western media — for example, in August, when an air strike on a school bus killed more than 50 civilians, mostly children — but is woefully underreported relative to the magnitude of the ongoing crisis. Such neglect highlights the numbing of our collective sensitivity to atrocity. Although the human toll of any war is dreadful, the infliction of suffering in Yemen has particularly toxic characteristics that we believe demand attention from health care providers worldwide: the destruction of health care facilities and the spread of disease and hunger as apparent means of waging war.

Khmer Rouge leaders get second life sentence

The trial chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), better known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal was packed on Friday (Nov. 16) when the sentence in case oo2/02 was pronounced – Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea were both sentenced to life imprisonment.

Mexico | Mexico urged to continue progress on enforced disappearances, women’s rights and press freedom

Mexico faces “considerable challenges” in guaranteeing people’s human rights, its ambassador in Geneva told UN Member States on Wednesday, before being urged to continue tackling corruption and impunity relating to a range of violations including enforced disappearances and torture.