OPEN LETTER FROM NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF A TARGETED, GLOBAL EU HUMAN RIGHTS SANCTIONS REGIME

December 05, 2018 Dear Ministers of Foreign Affairs, We, the 90 undersigned organizations dedicated to the promotion of universal human rights and/or the fight against corruption, write to voice our strong support for the Foreign Affairs Council to initiate a process aimed at establishing an EU-wide program for the imposition of targeted sanctions on individuals … Continue reading OPEN LETTER FROM NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF A TARGETED, GLOBAL EU HUMAN RIGHTS SANCTIONS REGIME

Two weeks in Mindanao: Two farmers shot, four teachers abducted, five students tortured and a family assaulted

“Two dead, four missing, a family assaulted and five minors tortured by government forces in Mindanao – all in a span of two weeks! This is the real face of martial law, the reality that the Duterte regime is desperately trying to whitewash. The government, however, is still eyeing the extension of military rule in … Continue reading Two weeks in Mindanao: Two farmers shot, four teachers abducted, five students tortured and a family assaulted

Tanggol Bayi: ‘Palit-puri’ and other such schemes prove uniformed men the foremost violator of women’s rights

Tanggol Bayi, an association of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in the Philippines, strongly condemns the succession of violence against women by State forces amid the implementation of the Duterte government’s anti-people policies, foremost the war on drugs and counterinsurgency program Oplan Kapayapaan. The drug war did not only spin a series of brutal killings … Continue reading Tanggol Bayi: ‘Palit-puri’ and other such schemes prove uniformed men the foremost violator of women’s rights

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

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

Lecture – “Facebook, Politics, and Participation in the Philippines: Consequences for Democracy”

On Tuesday, October 16th Human Rights Matter attended a lecture at Humboldt University. The lecture was sponsored by the Philippine Studies Series Berlin and the Department for Southeast Asian Studies at Humboldt. “Facebook, Politics, and Participation in the Philippines: Consequences for Democracy,” was presented by Aries Araguay (Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of … Continue reading Lecture – “Facebook, Politics, and Participation in the Philippines: Consequences for Democracy”

Four women peasant advocates arrested, possibly tortured in Nueva Ecija

Four women peasant advocates were illegally arrested by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Philippine National Police and elements of the 7th Infantry Division in Sitio Bangkusay, Brgy. Talabutab Norte, Natividad, Nueva Ecija on October 13, 2018. Yolanda Diamsay Ortiz, 46, and Eulalia Ladesma, 44, member of Anakpawis and Gabriela Women’s Partylist … Continue reading Four women peasant advocates arrested, possibly tortured in Nueva Ecija

Liebe ist Liebe: Deutsche Bundestag sagt Ja zur “Ehe für alle”

An dem heutigen historisch bedeutsamen Tag, der ohne Zweifel als Sieg für LGBTQ-Leute und Verteidiger von LGBTQ-Rechten gilt, hat das deutsche Parlament beschlossen die „Ehe für Alle“ zu legalisieren. Kanzlerin Angela Merkel forderte eine freie Abstimmung über die „Ehe für alle", und zeigte damit eine Veränderung in ihrer Haltung zu diesem weit besprochenen Thema. Seit … Continue reading Liebe ist Liebe: Deutsche Bundestag sagt Ja zur “Ehe für alle”

¡ Amor es Amor, Alemania aprueba el matrimonio homosexual!

Con 393 votos a favor y 225 votos en contra, el parlamento alemán aprobó hoy, 30 de junio, la legalización del matrimonio homosexual.  Desde el 2001, han estado permitidas las uniones civiles de personas del mismo sexo pero no han tenido igualdad jurídica  y se les ha negado derechos como la adopción. Hasta finales del presente … Continue reading ¡ Amor es Amor, Alemania aprueba el matrimonio homosexual!

Human Rights Matter comunica el caso de R. G. * contra Tayikistán al Comité de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas

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