HRM Post

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

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

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 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