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07.11.2016

Campaigners denounce international chefs participating in ‘apartheid’ Round Tables tour in Tel Aviv

Campaigners denounce international chefs participating in ‘apartheid’ Round Tables tour in Tel Aviv

International chefs come to Tel Aviv sponsored by illegal settlement businesses Oxfam urged to distance itself from participating restaurants 140 civil society organizations urge chefs to cancel event amid protests Human rights activists opposed to Israel’s regime of occupation and apartheid have picketed the Musket Room in New York,… »

06.11.2016

IPB to award Sean MacBride Peace Prize 2016 to Colin Archer

IPB to award Sean MacBride Peace Prize 2016 to Colin Archer

The Board of the International Peace Bureau is pleased to announce that the Sean MacBride Peace Prize will be awarded this year to our own Secretary-General Colin Archer, who since 1990 has served the organization with outstanding commitment and competence. Colin Archer, who will retire next year and return home… »

02.11.2016

Bogotá starts moving towards the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Bogotá starts moving towards the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

The Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (CCB) and the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates launched today the official preparations towards the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, an event to be held in the Colombian capital city between February 2nd and 5th, 2017, and for… »

27.10.2016

UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017

UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017

The United Nations today adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts. At a meeting of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals with… »

26.10.2016

DiEM25: The Pan-European Movement is Picking Up Speed

DiEM25: The Pan-European Movement is Picking Up Speed

A quick recap of where DiEM25 is today: The movement kicked off in Berlin last February, quickly followed by two other important events in the Spring: the launch of DiEM25’s Transparency campaign in Rome, and its Refugees and Migration Assembly in Vienna. The summer saw… »

22.10.2016

France, UK Failing Unaccompanied Children in Calais

France, UK Failing Unaccompanied Children in Calais

By Helen Griffiths On Monday, the French government intends to demolish migrant camps referred to as the “Jungle” in Calais. This could be particularly harmful for unaccompanied children. During the last demolition, 129 children went missing. Today, French police estimate 900 unaccompanied children live in the camp, while some… »

18.10.2016

CETA threatens the rule of law

CETA threatens the rule of law

Press Release EU law experts: investor privileges in TTIP/CETA threaten rule of law 17/10/2016 101 professors of law from 24 European countries have signed a joint statement asking European decision makers to exclude controversial legal instruments from TTIP and CETA. Their top concern is the provision of special privileges for… »

15.10.2016

Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague: a big step for the world movement for food sovereignty

Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague: a big step for the world movement for food sovereignty

The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges will hear testimonies from victims, and deliver an advisory opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. A distinct and parallel event,… »

29.09.2016

Governments submit draft resolution to commence ban treaty negotiations

Governments submit draft resolution to commence ban treaty negotiations

A group of governments have submitted a draft UN General Assembly resolution to start negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons. The document was circulated on Wednesday by its lead sponsors Austria, Mexico, South Africa, Ireland, Brazil and Nigeria and follows on from the recommendation of a UN Working… »

26.09.2016

Deutsche Welle files suit against Turkish ministry

Deutsche Welle files suit against Turkish ministry

Deutsche Welle has filed a claim in a civil court in Ankara for the return of video material containing an interview with a Turkish minister. Following the filming of a TV interview in Ankara on September 5, 2016 for the Deutsche Welle broadcast series “Conflict Zone”… »

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