PRESS RELEASE: The UK Government cannot turn a blind eye to human rights violations in the Philippines, MPs told

LONDON - “The UK government must do more to pressure the Duterte government to end the huge wave of extra-judicial killings in the Philippines unleashed in its so-called war on drugs, and to bring to an end martial law in the province of Mindanao” according to Cristina Palabay, Secretary General of Karapatan, an eminent human rights … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: The UK Government cannot turn a blind eye to human rights violations in the Philippines, MPs told

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Statement against persecution of lawyers and human rights defenders in the occupied Crimea

Ukrainian Human Rights Lawyers have issued the following statement to condemn the recent threats against activists, lawyers, and other human rights defenders (HRDs) in Crimea. Human Rights Matter stands in solidarity with these hardworking HRDs as they defend their freedoms.  Together, the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, Media Initiative for Human Rights, Human Rights Information Center, Regional Center … Continue reading Statement against persecution of lawyers and human rights defenders in the occupied Crimea

Attacks vs activists escalate as 9 are arrested, 2 declared missing in the past week

“Karapatan condemns the worsening spate of attacks against activists and rights defenders, perpetrated by the Duterte regime and its security forces. Just this week, nine activists were illegally arrested in separate incidents in Laguna and Nueva Ecija, while two others were also declared missing. The spike in attacks are a compounded result of the government’s … Continue reading Attacks vs activists escalate as 9 are arrested, 2 declared missing in the past week

Human Rights Matter übermittelt den Fall von R. G. gegen Tadschikistan an den Menschenrechtsausschuss der Vereinten Nationen

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

Human Rights Matter Communicates the Case of R. G. against Tajikistan to the United Nations Human Rights Committee

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

Turkmen writer and activist, Akmuhammet Bayhanov, in Fête de la Music in Berlin

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

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

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

The Broader Context of the Problematique Human Rights Defenders are Encountering in Latin-America and the Caribbean countries

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

The Situation of Human Rights Defenders in the Philippines

My name is Inga Jäkel, I want to share my experiences in the Philippines. Between January - December 2014, I lived and worked in various areas of the “Country with the 7.107 islands”. I was there with a German NGO called IPON (International Peace Observer Network) that cooperates with Human Rights Defenders (HRD), such as Human Rights organizations and individual persons in the Philippines. The main field of work is to show presence as an international observer, to accompany HRDs, to observe and to inform the public. We have two teams in the Philippines, situated in Mindanao, Malaybalay and Negros Island, Bacolod. Both teams work with different HRDs, however the situation the HRDs are facing is virtually identical in most cases.

GLBT PROTEST AT EUROPEAN UNION HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR IN SINGAPORE: Menschenrechtsaktivismus in Singapur

Von:Laura-Kathrin Behlich Die Delegation der Europäischen Union nach Singapur hat am  04. Dezember 2014 ein Seminar zum Thema "Die Rolle der Gerichtsbarkeit in der Stärkung und dem Schutz der Menschenrechte" abgehalten. Es überrascht in diesem Zusammenhang, dass die Sprecher nicht vorab einer genaueren Auswahl unterzogen werden. Insbesondere geht es hier um Frau Dr. Thio Li-Ann, … Continue reading GLBT PROTEST AT EUROPEAN UNION HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR IN SINGAPORE: Menschenrechtsaktivismus in Singapur