Home > Tag Archives: Human Rights (page 11)

Tag Archives: Human Rights

IRIN Middle East | LIBYA: A protection challenge for the opposition

BENGHAZI, 24 August 2011 (IRIN) – The entry by Libyan opposition fighters into Tripoli clearly marks a turning point for the Libyan opposition after six months of fighting against Col Muammar Gaddafi’s government. But while the balance of power appears to have shifted decisively in Libya, some observers are raising strong concerns over the protection of civilians as Gaddafi’s successors ...

Read More »

UN Calls Rights Situation in Iraq ‘Fragile’ | Common Dreams via AFP

A UN report released on Monday said the human rights situation in Iraq is still “fragile,” citing issues including economic and political stagnation, continued violence and attacks on minorities. “The human rights situation throughout Iraq remains fragile as the country slowly transitions from a conflict to post-conflict country that faces enormous development challenges,” the 2010 Report on Human Rights in ...

Read More »

Report: Doctors targeted in Bahrain | Al Jazeera

Bahraini security forces attacked doctors and nurses, lay siege to hospitals and clinics, detained protesters who sought treatment, and arrested and prosecuted dozens of medical personnel after unrest hit the island kingdom in February, a prominent human rights organisation has alleged.

Read More »

National Religious Campaign Against Torture Releases ‘Repairing the Brokenness’ | National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Involve your your congregation or organization: Show the video Repairing the Brokenness and use the Discussion Guide to facilitate a discussion. The video includes perspectives from several faith leaders about repentance, redemption and healing the soul of our nation from the brokenness resulting from the use of torture. Within that context, the video addresses the need for accountability for U.S.-sponsored ...

Read More »

IRAQ: Preparing for a possible returnee influx | IRIN Middle East

The Iraqi authorities are bracing for a possible influx of returnees from neighbouring countries affected by violent protests, especially Syria, and say hundreds have already returned from Libya. “Although there has been no major threat against Iraqi families until now. We are closely monitoring the developments and are ready for any emergencies,” said Iraq Migration and Displacement Minister Dendar Najman ...

Read More »

LEBANON: Cameras for kids initiative in Palestinian refugee camps | IRIN Middle East

A Beirut-based NGO is training children in Lebanon’s 12 Palestinian refugee camps to take photographs of camp life in the belief that the exercise is cathartic for the children, will benefit the camps financially and lead some of the trainees to work professionally as photographers. The idea of getting children to photograph camp life struck Ramzi Haidar after a visit ...

Read More »

Letter to Secretary Clinton Regarding Bahrain And Yemen At the Human Rights Council | allAfrica.com

In a letter to Hilary Rodham Clinton, human rights groups “urge the US government to signal its clear support for efforts at the Human Rights Council to convene special sessions on Bahrain and Yemen and to establish mechanisms to investigate human rights violations in those countries, and hold perpetrators of serious abuses to account.” We welcome the strong outcome of ...

Read More »