Media Coverage

6/23/2011

On June 22, Iris Varela of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) accused the Venezuelan opposition of trying to throw ‘a cloak of immunity’ over those who carried out massacres and torture during the era of the 4th Republic (1958-1998).

6/23/2011

Mexico’s federal government has deployed almost 2,800 soldiers to the violence-ridden northeastern state of Tamaulipas in a bid to boost public safety, officials said.

6/23/2011

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court requested authorization to open an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ivory Coast during months of post-election turmoil.

6/22/2011

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has urged US lawmakers to support the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry by the UN into alleged human rights violations in Burma.

6/22/2011

High Court ruled in 2007 that route of barrier by village of Bili'in must be changed, as it cut off villagers from their land; villagers, activists have held weekly protest against the barrier for years.

6/22/2011

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) filed a request on Wednesday to the prosecutor general for the immediate investigation of 900 torture cases reported between 1993 and 2010.

6/22/2011

Two months of consultations about how to amend Algeria's constitution have been completed, paving the way for this oil-rich country to implement reforms aimed at heading off the wave of pro-democracy unrest sweeping North Africa.

6/22/2011

The UN said that the central African country of Chad will need assistance in reintegrating into society the child soldiers that are being demobilized under an agreement signed with the UN in June.

6/21/2011

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, in its 22nd year in New York City, continues to celebrate the efforts of artists to document human rights struggles with 16 documentaries and two narrative films screening June 16-30.

6/21/2011

A bill to pass a freedom of information law in Brazil is currently stalled in the Brazilian Senate as lawmakers debate whether or not to enact amendments that would allow some ultra-classified documents to remain in “eternal secrecy”.

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