In a move that will go down in history as a victory for LGBTQ people and defenders of LGBTQ rights, the German parliament has voted to legalize gay marriage on June 30th, 2017. Showing a major shift in her stance on the matter, Angela Merkel called for a free vote on the so-called “Ehe für … Continue reading Love is Love: German Parliament approves Same-Sex Marriage!
Als Teil des Programms für Menschenrechtsverteidiger hat die Organisation Human Rights Matter (HRM) den Fall von R. G. gegen Tadschikistan als Bevollmächtigte des Antragstellers vor den Menschenrechtsausschuss der Vereinten Nationen gebracht. HRM behauptet, dass Tadschikistan gegen den Internationalen Pakt über bürgerliche und politische Rechte verstoße. Der Kläger ist Herr R. G*, ein Tadschikischer Staatsangehöriger. Der … Continue reading Human Rights Matter übermittelt den Fall von R. G. gegen Tadschikistan an den Menschenrechtsausschuss der Vereinten Nationen
As part of its Human Rights Defenders’ Program, Human Rights Matter (HRM) has communicated the Case of R. G. against Tajikistan as the legal representative of an applicant to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, alleging that Tajikistan is in violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The applicant is Mr. R. … Continue reading Human Rights Matter Communicates the Case of R. G. against Tajikistan to the United Nations Human Rights Committee
Como parte de su programa de defensores de los derechos humanos, Human Rights Matter ha comunicado el caso de R. G. contra Tayikistán como representante legal de un solicitante ante el Comité de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas alegando que Tayikistán viola el Pacto Internacional Sobre Derechos Civiles y Políticos. El solicitante es el … Continue reading Human Rights Matter comunica el caso de R. G. * contra Tayikistán al Comité de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas
Akmuhammet Bayhanov has been subjected to a raft of human rights violations on account of his perceived opposition to the Turkmenistan State in 2003. He was banned from leaving the country for 5 years. After his house was demolished without providing any compensation by the Turkmen Government in 2013, Akmuhammet escaped from Turkmenistan and sought … Continue reading Turkmen writer and activist, Akmuhammet Bayhanov, in Fête de la Music in Berlin
On the 6th to 29 of March 2017, six countries were subject to review by the HR Committee in its 119 Session. We present below a brief overview of concerns and recommendations on human rights defenders provided by the Human Rights Committee. Bangladesh (7 recommendations) Freedom of opinion expression and association The Committee is extremely … Continue reading A brief overview of Concluding Observations’ recommendations adopted by the UN Human Rights Committee in regards to Human Rights Defenders in Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Serbia, Thailand and Turkmenistan
Needless to say, Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) have a key role in the protection and promotion of human rights. Notwithstanding their irreplaceable and indispensable function in pushing for an effective protection of the most elemental rights, however, it has been an undisputable fact that they often are the most targeted groups by governments and vulnerable, … Continue reading The Broader Context of the Problematique Human Rights Defenders are Encountering in Latin-America and the Caribbean countries
As more than 5000 alleged drug dealers have been killed in the Philippines in under a year, mostly from the lower classes, one has to wonder if President Roberto Duterte’s bloody campaign is truly a war on drugs or rather, a war on the poor? During a recent podium discussion about the human rights violations … Continue reading A ‘War on drugs’ or a War on the Poor?
As we celebrate the liberation and achievement of women worldwide on International Women’s Day, the Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur reminds us of the gender disparities women human rights defenders continue to face at the frontlines.
Many had a genuine hope and pervasive expectation that the newly crowned regime under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte would become a highly reinvigorated political reformation, and as an institutional breakthrough in tackling the ‘much-said about’ challenges, inter alia; the ceaseless armed conflict, the massive human rights violations, the tenacity of injustice, the burgeoning … Continue reading The recent killing of Filipino HRD’s and death threats to their families and other HRDS!