Media Coverage

10/2/2019

Top leadership of both the ruling and opposition parties in Nepal expressed commitment to take the transitional justice process to its logical conclusion soon.

10/2/2019

The Human Rights Council concluded its 42nd regular session held in Geneva from September 9th to the 27th after adopting 37resolutions and a presidential statement. 

9/30/2019

Egyptian authorities have made it clear that they intend to use force to quell Friday’s planned demonstrations against the rule of the president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

9/30/2019

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) learned with great sadness of the death of Louis Joinet, a tireless activist for the universality of human rights, architect of the strengthening of the rule of law in France, and inspiration for the development of international human rights standards.

9/30/2019

Bangkok’s Criminal Court acquitted six prominent pro-democracy activists in an important verdict for protecting free expression in Thailand, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today. The court ruled that a 2018 rally demanding a free and fair election was a peaceful exercise of fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the Thai constitution.

9/30/2019

By the time she was a teenager, Aminatou Haidar was already an activist. She has continued to campaign peacefully for the independence of her home country, Western Sahara, ever since.

9/30/2019

Former combatants for Colombia's once-largest rebel army asked for forgiveness on Monday as they acknowledged kidnappings during the nation's long civil conflict before a special tribunal created by the peace process.

9/25/2019

Colombia is in danger of falling back into dark times. It has become possible that a forgotten conflict—a guerrilla war for political control, for land, money, power, resources, weapons, and cocaine—could flare up again. It would mark the rekindling of a clash that finally seemed as though it had been resolved.

9/25/2019

Victims of human rights abuses under former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh are questioning whether they will ever get justice, after at least four members of a notorious hit squad were freed despite having confessed to jointly killing more than 50 people.

9/25/2019

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Wednesday that a long-sought agreement has been reached on the composition of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria, an important step toward hopefully ending the more than eight-year conflict.

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