Amnesty International & Human Rights Council
Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty and AI) is a non-governmental organisation focused on Human Rights with over 3 million members and supporters around the world. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations System. /5
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Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch want Saudia Arabia off UN rights council
Amnesty International: Statement at the adoption of Nigeria's Universal Periodic Review Yesterday, the Human Rights Council adopted Nigeria's Universal Periodic Review. Amnesty International made an oral statement at the HRC, identifying priorities for improving the Human Rights situation in Nigeria. The statement is enclosed and can be found here: A number of new decisions were announced by Nigeria at the HRC. Nigeria accepted recommendations to restrict the lethal use of force, to end forced evictions and provide compensation and relocation for affected people, to change the law on oil industries to protect the rights of affected communities, and to ensure that the death penalty is not imposed on people under 18. Nigeria rejected, however, all other recommendations, including the recommendations of more than 20 states calling for a moratorium on executions, with a view to abolishing the death penalty. However, Nigeria did say it would respect the ECOWAS Court order restraining the government from carry ...
Chimpreports.com-Uganda News - S. Sudan Activists Write To Super Powers Over UPDF Deployment The letter, availed to Chimpreports, is addressed to; the international Human Rights organisations, H.E. Barack Obama (President of the United States of America), H.E. Vladimir Putin (President of Russia), H.E. Xi Jinping (President of the People Republic of China), H.E. David Cameron (Prime Minister of United Kingdom), H.E. Francois Hollande (President of the French Republic), H.E. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister of Canada) and Ban Ki-moon (UN Secretary General). The letter is further addressed to Fatou Bensouda (Chief Prosecutor of the ICC), Member Countries of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (Chairperson of the African Union Commission), Prime Minister of the Italian Government, Rome, UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Here are the concerns in the letter: UPDF’s armed combat and presence in South Sudan SSIAHR wants to inform you ...
TEXT TO BE SENT .. Excellency On behalf of Association of the Families of Sahrawi Prisoners and Disappeared (AFAPREDESA) I have the honor to bring to your knowledge the following: On Monday November 11, 2013, Member States of the United Nations will decide the next composition of the Human Rights Council for the period 2014-2016. The Kingdom of Morocco is a candidate. We believe it would be an insult to the Sahrawi victims of Morocco’s Human Rights abuses, to the UN Charter and to the Universal Declaration on Human Rights if this country is elected while it continues: 1. To illegally occupy Western Sahara in flagrant violation of the right to self determination. 2.- To violate with impunity the most basic Human Rights of the Saharawi population as it was documented by UN, AU, and Human Rights organizations (The African Union Commission for Human and Peoples' Rights, Amnesty International, Robert F. Kennedy Center, the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, the recent report of special Rapport ...
The UN Human Rights Council has established the Commission to investigate the systematic, widespread and grave violations of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Amnesty International, as a member of the International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK) lobbied governments hard to achieve this Commission.
The UN Human Rights Council's review of the Human Rights situation in Bahrain will have been a hollow exercise unless it is followed by concrete action.
Security Council vote will embolden violators | Amnesty International:
Security Council vote will embolden violators | Amnesty International
Syria: Security Council vote will embolden violators | Amnesty International
In this statement Amnesty International highlights how the failure of the US authorities to turn to the fully functioning civilian judicial system has not only deprived detainees at Guantánamo of their fair trial rights, it has so far deprived the victims of the 11 September attacks and other such c...
NGO's, including Amnesty International, HRW and Article 19, call for action on Eritrea at UN Human Rights Council
Document - Amnesty International Written Statement to HRC Special Session on Syria: June 2012 image1.jpg AI index: MDE 24/055/2012 31 May 2012 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL WRITTEN STATEMENT TO HRC Special Session ON SYRIA: JUNE 2012 Syria. The UN Human Rights Council must prompt action across the UN to end the violence and ensure accountability. Since April 2011, Amnesty International has received the names of more than 9,880 people killed in Syria, including more than 700 children. The killings in Syria are escalating and a rapid response is desperately needed. The brutal attack on Friday 25 May in Houla killed scores of civilians - men, women and children. Amnesty International has spoken to a number of sources including an eye witness in the aftermath of last Friday’s attacks. They describe a barrage of shells, mortars and rockets and raids on the residential area of Teldo that left at least 108 dead, 50 of them children. According to the eye witness, artillery shells and rockets were fired into areas of ** ...
The Indian Government must take a hard look at what is causing inequality. -- Mr Salil Shetty, Secretary-General, Amnesty International, London. “Can India become a global leader on Human Rights?,” asked Mr Salil Shetty, Secretary-General of London-based NGO Amnesty International. While the recent votes on Syria and Sri Lanka were important steps forward, India still has a long way to go when it comes to translating its economic strength into the political and foreign policy domain. “If you see the voting patterns of the Human Rights Council or positioning on these issues, there is still a 60s and 70s way of thinking, a Cold War thinking — that if the West votes one way we'll vote another.” This leads to a fundamental conflict, he argues. “We can't say you should have democracy and Human Rights in one place and if something happens elsewhere, no we cannot interfere.”
Amnesty International called on the government to end the "mass repression" of Bersih activists. Human Rights Watch urged the government to release all detained activists, return confiscated material, and permit the rally to proceed. Deputy Asia director Phil Robertson said "Governments that elected Malaysia to a second term on the UN Human Rights Council might feel duped." The Asia-Europe Peoples' Forum (AEPF), consisting of 120 international NGOs, condemned the Malaysian government for the crackdown on activists. =composed and taken from WIKIPEDIA..LOL
Gazette - Stop the witch hunt against Ghulam Azam A flawed trial process results in the miscarriage of justice. But if a trial itself is based on a biased motive and contrived charges, then the result is injustice. Injustice indeed has been done to Bangladesh’s nonagenarian political figure Professor Ghulam Azam, who was arrested in January this year and has been kept in solitary confinement ever since. The former leader of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh has been unjustly accused of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 independence struggle. He is awaiting trial by the International Crimes Tribunal, whose legality and scope have been questioned by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the UN Human Rights Council, and US Ambassador for War Crimes Stephen Rapp. Ironically, the court which was set up to try Prof. Azam for crimes against humanity has not even defined what “crimes against humanity” means. Stephen Rapp during his third visit to Bangladesh last November raised this issue. He ...
International calls on the Human Rights Council to keep Syria un..
International Urges Egypt Government to Investigate Brutal Killing of Young Man, June 11, 2010 Amnesty International is calling for an immediate, full and independent investigation into the brutal killing of a 28-year-old Egyptian man, Khaled Mohammed Said, while in the hands of Egyptian security forces in the city of Alexandria on Sunday, June 6. Shocking pictures of Khaled Mohammed Said's body, whose face is almost unrecognizable from the beating he received, at the hands of the Egyptian police and in public according to reports, has been posted on the internet. "The horrific photographs are shocking evidence of the abuses taking place in Egypt which are in stark contrast to the image of the country depicted today by Egyptian officials to members of the UN Human Rights Council and their reluctant recognition of some minor wrongdoings," said Amnesty International. "These pictures are a rare, first-hand glimpse of the routine use of brutal force by the Egyptian security forces, who expect to operate in a ...
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