Auszeichnung gemeinsam mit sechs bedeutenden Persönlichkeiten
(New York, 26. November 2008) - Human Rights Watch erhält den Menschenrechtspreis 2008 der Vereinten Nationen. Damit wird auch der herausragende Einsatz der Menschenrechtsbewegung in den letzten 60 Jahren im Kampf gegen Menschenrechtsverletzungen geehrt, so Human Rights Watch.
North Carolina Growers Advance Efforts to End Hazardous Work
(New York) – A prominent tobacco growers’ organization announced a new child labor policy that could help protect children from dangerous work on tobacco farms in the United States.
Pierre Claver Mbonimpa Provisionally Released on Medical Grounds
(Nairobi) – A court in Burundi on September 29, 2014, provisionally released the detained human rights activist, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, on medical grounds.
Under-22s No Longer Summarily Sent to Harshest Prisons
(Sacramento, September 28, 2014) – California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that could prevent hundreds of young offenders from enduring rape, assault, and gang life in prison, Human Rights Watch said today.
Condemns Violence, Bias Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity
(Geneva) – The UN Human Rights Council resolution passed on September 26, 2014, to combat violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is a critically important achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 25 human rights and other groups said today.
IOC Initiative Should Be Model for FIFA; all Mega-Sporting Events
(New York) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmation that future host city contracts will include an antidiscrimination requirement is an important step toward greater respect for human rights in global sport.
This week I had expected to be writing about a defamation case brought by Kyrgyzstan’s National Security Committee against an independent journalist in Osh, in southern Kyrgyzstan. To my surprise, the committee withdrew its complaint, and the court dismissed the case yesterday.