Human Rights

23.11.2016

Bangladesh to send back Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence

Bangladesh to send back Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence

Bangladeshi police have detained dozens of Rohingya refugees, including women and children, who have fled Myanmar’s violence-ravaged Rakhine state. Local police chief, Shyamol Kumar Nath, in the Bangladeshi border town of Cox’s Bazar said on Wednesday that security forces had detained 70 Rohingya Muslims and would send them back across… »

22.11.2016

EU lawmakers urge suspension of Turkey membership talks

EU lawmakers urge suspension of Turkey membership talks

A broad majority of EU lawmakers have called for ceasing membership talks with Turkey due to its post-coup purges and President Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian actions. But EU’s top diplomat has warned against it. The European Parliament debated Turkey’s EU membership issue on Tuesday – the second day of a four-day… »

22.11.2016

UN: Victory for LGBT Rights

UN: Victory for LGBT Rights

A close vote on November 21, 2016, by a United Nations General Assembly committee affirming that the newly appointed UN expert to address violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity should continue his work is a victory for human rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights… »

20.11.2016

VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence

VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence

Under the heading of Immigration, Human Rights and Border Politics, this Congress on migration in the Spanish city of Ceuta will take place between the 24th and 26th of November. Pressenza will participate as a media partner, providing a permanent streaming channel in collaboration with the local media outlet Ceuta… »

19.11.2016

ICC affirms occupied status of Gaza and East Jerusalem in new update

ICC affirms occupied status of Gaza and East Jerusalem in new update

The Office of the Prosecutor (Office) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has affirmed the occupied status of the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, in a blow to Israel’s claims to the contrary. A new report on preliminary examination activities, published on 14 November, includes an update on… »

19.11.2016

400+ Reports of Attacks & Harassment in Wake of Trump’s Election

400+ Reports of Attacks & Harassment in Wake of Trump’s Election

The number of reported hate crimes continues to surge in the wake of Donald Trump’s election last week. The Southern Poverty Law Center has now documented at least 437 incidents of verbal and physical attacks, intimidation and harassment against Muslims, immigrants, African Americans, women and people of color. The most… »

19.11.2016

Trump’s Offensive Against Undocumented Migrants Will Fuel Migration Crisis

Trump’s Offensive Against Undocumented Migrants Will Fuel Migration Crisis

By Emilio Godoy* “Donald Trump will not stop me from getting to the U.S.,” said Juan, a 35-year-old migrant from Nicaragua, referring to the Republican president-elect who will govern that country as of Jan. 20. Juan, who worked as a street vendor in his… »

16.11.2016

Knesset approves ban on BDS activists entering Israel

Knesset approves ban on BDS activists entering Israel

A bill banning BDS activists from entering Israel passed its first reading in the Knesset (parliament) on Monday, local media have reported. If the bill becomes law, it will allow the interior minister to deny the entry to Israel of activists from the BDS campaign or any representative of any… »

14.11.2016

From Coast to Coast, Anti-Trump Protests Declare: “Not My President”

From Coast to Coast, Anti-Trump Protests Declare: “Not My President”

Protests are growing across the United States following Tuesday’s election. On Saturday, 10,000 people marched in New York City. Eight thousand more marched in Los Angeles, where 200 people were arrested. Protesters also took to the streets in Philadelphia; San Francisco; Oakland; Chicago; Oklahoma City; Salt Lake City; Springfield, Massachusetts;… »

13.11.2016

Migrants’ rights campaigners place ‘life-ring wreath’ on Cenotaph for Remembrance Day

Migrants’ rights campaigners place ‘life-ring wreath’ on Cenotaph for Remembrance Day

Last night, campaign group Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants placed wreaths of life-jacket-orange poppies on the Cenotaph to commemorate the more than 4,200 people who have died in the last year trying to reach Europe. The campaigners marched down Whitehall dressed in black with pink veils to conduct a… »

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