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

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