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Women’s Rights Activist and Former PH Lawmaker Barred from Travelling to US

KARAPTAN's Appeal For Action UA Date:     July 15, 2015 UA Case:     Violation on the Right to Liberty of Movement, including the right to travel; Threats, harassment, or intimidation; Violation on the Right to Freedom of Association, due process, free speech, privacy; Violation of national sovereignty; Violation of the right to self-determination and right to international solidarity … Continue reading Women’s Rights Activist and Former PH Lawmaker Barred from Travelling to US

Summary of the Conference on Results of Human Rights Observations in Military Bases, Human Rights of the Conscripts and Armed Forces Personnel in Tajikistan

On the 9th June, 2015, the Office for Civil Freedoms together with the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Tajikistan and Ombudsman with the OSCE’s financial support have conducted a half-day conference on Results of Human Rights Observations in Military Bases, Human Rights of the Conscripts and Armed Forces Personnel in Tajikistan. It was … Continue reading Summary of the Conference on Results of Human Rights Observations in Military Bases, Human Rights of the Conscripts and Armed Forces Personnel in Tajikistan

“EU delegates approached to protect HRDs being harassed and surveilled “

In the Philippines human rights activists are continued to be intimidated and harassed in a systematic way. Unfortunately the Philippines ‘authorities use their legal system to harass human rights activists who have been pursuing justice. Zara Alvarez is a well known human rights activist who became conscious of the vulnerability of working on human rights … Continue reading “EU delegates approached to protect HRDs being harassed and surveilled “

Tajikistan’s New Law Draft attempts to legalize unlawful rounds ups and raids of conscripts

Linda Aguilar, Executive Director Human Rights Matter Human Rights Matter (HRM) released earlier today a joint statement along with Office of Civil Freedom (a Tajik organization working on protecting the rights of Military conscripts) criticizing the government’s Law Draft on Military duty and Military service. Although the focus of the statement on many provisions in … Continue reading Tajikistan’s New Law Draft attempts to legalize unlawful rounds ups and raids of conscripts

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.

20 Years of OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspect of Security: Implementation in Tajikistan

The fall of Berlin wall in 1989 and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 have become events which required the OSCE member-states to re-consider the necessary steps on developing new mechanisms to maintain security in the OSCE region. Twenty years ago, the Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security entered into force, … Continue reading 20 Years of OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspect of Security: Implementation in Tajikistan

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

GLBT PROTEST AT EUROPEAN UNION HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR IN SINGAPORE

By: Cheryl Leong Should European Union diplomats be held to the same standards of human rights advocacy overseas?  On December 4th The Delegation of The European Union of Singapore organized a human rights seminar. This seminar was entitled “The Role of Judiciary in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights”. It was to the horror of … Continue reading GLBT PROTEST AT EUROPEAN UNION HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR IN SINGAPORE

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS DAY – Philippines: Zara Alvarez continues her work in spite of incarceration and threats

Human Rights violation against HRD’s Besides facing enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings, Human rights defenders in the Philippines face constant threats, intimidation, unlawful arrest and detention. Many HRD’s are branded as leftist communists belonging to the New People’s Army, but more often than not they are just branded as common criminals capable of committing heinous crimes. Often HRDs also become victims of prolonged litigation procedures.