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On June 18th, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on countries to respond with a humane and human rights-based...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on countries to respond with a humane and human rights-based approach to refugee problem, instead of border closures, barriers and bigotry
posted on: Jun 25, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

United Nations News Centre – UN...

A United Nations human rights expert states that today in Mexico, very little has changed regarding the protection of...

United Nations News Centre – UN expert sees very little change in efforts to protect right to life, end impunity in Mexico
posted on: Jun 25, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

ICC sentences former Congolese vice-p...

On June 21, 2016, the International Criminal Court (ICC)  sentenced former Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre...

ICC sentences former Congolese vice-president Bemba to 18 years in prison for war crimes
posted on: Jun 25, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

Protecting those who defend the envir...

The assassinations of Berta Cáceres, a leader of the Lenca indigenous people in Honduras, and Sikhosiphi “Bazooka”...

Protecting those who defend the environment is a matter of human rights | John H Knox, Michel Forst and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz | Global development | The Guardian
posted on: Jun 5, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

Prosecution of human rights lawyer co...

Last December, two National Security officers were sentenced to five years in prison for torturing lawyer Kareem...

Prosecution of human rights lawyer continues over anti-torture bill – Daily News Egypt
posted on: Jun 5, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

In ‘defence of the oppressed’: obstac...

Lawyers say they risk being jailed for their work defending government critics, with hundreds already believed to be...

In ‘defence of the oppressed’: obstacles of practicing law in Egypt
posted on: Jun 5, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

Death in police custody: The case of ...

– Forensics report confirms lawyer was subjected to “violent” beatings to genitals and chest, says prosecution....

Death in police custody: The case of Kareem Hamdy – Daily News Egypt
posted on: Jun 5, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

China’s Foreign Minister Lectur...

China has cracked down on activists since President Xi Jinping took power in 2012. Last July, the government arrested...

China’s Foreign Minister Lectures Canadian Journalist Who Asked About Human Rights – The Atlantic
posted on: Jun 5, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

Palestine: ICC Should Open Formal Pro...

As the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza entered its 50th year, Human Rights Watch called today on the...

Palestine: ICC Should Open Formal Probe | Human Rights Watch
posted on: Jun 5, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

Iranian Students Lashed 99 Times Over...

30 college students were arrested, interrogated and within 24 hours were each given 99 lashes for attending a...

Iranian Students Lashed 99 Times Over Coed Party – The New York Times
posted on: Jun 5, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

Hissene Habre: Chad’s ex-ruler ...

His victims waited over 26 years for this moment. Chad’s ex-dictator Hissene Habre is convicted of crimes...

Hissene Habre: Chad’s ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity – BBC News
posted on: May 30, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

Tatar Legislature Is Banned in Crimea...

In an article written by Ivan Nechepurenko for the New York Times last month, Mr. Nechepurenko reports that on...

Tatar Legislature Is Banned in Crimea – NYTimes.com
posted on: May 12, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

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