Human Rights

18.05.2020

Tomás Hirsch: why I signed the letter submitted by Bernie Sanders to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank

Tomás Hirsch: why I signed the letter submitted by Bernie Sanders to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank

Together with hundreds of MPs from all over the world, I signed the letter submitted by Senator Bernie Sanders to the leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to ask these financial institutions to annul, cancel, eliminate the debt of low-income countries, as a necessary and urgent… »

18.05.2020

Unite against hate and violence targeting LGBTI people: UN officials

Unite against hate and violence targeting LGBTI people: UN officials

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for people everywhere to support the right to live free and equal, in line with his message for the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, observed on Sunday. The commemoration comes as the world continues to battle the… »

17.05.2020

France: End Discriminatory Police Checks and Fines

France: End Discriminatory Police Checks and Fines

Take Concrete Steps to End Biased Police Behavior, 24 Groups Say The French government should take urgent and concrete steps to end discriminatory police stops, 24 local, national, and international organizations said on Wednesday in an open letter sent to French authorities. In response to the new coronavirus… »

16.05.2020

Work. Democratize, Decommodify, Remediate

Work. Democratize, Decommodify, Remediate

Working humans are so much more than “resources.” This is one of the central lessons of the current crisis. Caring for the sick; delivering food, medication, and other essentials; clearing away our waste; stocking the shelves and running the registers in our grocery stores – the people who have kept… »

15.05.2020

Sanders and Omar Lead 300+ Global Lawmakers in Call to Protect Developing Countries from Economic Ruin

Sanders and Omar Lead 300+ Global Lawmakers in Call to Protect Developing Countries from Economic Ruin

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) led more than 300 international lawmakers across two dozen countries in a letter to the leadership of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today, calling on the international financial institutions to cancel low-income countries’ debt in response to… »

15.05.2020

Journalists under pressure in Belarus as Lukashenko runs for presidency

Journalists under pressure in Belarus as Lukashenko runs for presidency

The start of the presidential elections campaign in Belarus was marked by a harsh crackdown on journalists and bloggers. Analysts and human rights activists believe that the authorities will go on with repressions. A wave of arrests of journalists, bloggers and activists hit Belarus just a week into the presidential… »

15.05.2020

Iraq: New Government, New Legislative Agenda

Iraq: New Government, New Legislative Agenda

Government, Parliament Should Prioritize Human Rights Legislation The Iraqi government and parliament should pass legislation to address key human rights shortcomings in Iraq’s legal system and take measures to minimize the risks Covid-19 poses to people in prison, Human Rights Watch said today. With the formation… »

15.05.2020

Work With Dignity, For Immediate Legislation.

Work With Dignity, For Immediate Legislation.

The current health crisis has demonstrated that healthcare is also affected by the crisis. Inequalities, violence and abuses are constantly growing, social policy is losing strength instead of gaining it. We forget the elderly because they “are no longer productive”. We only think about consuming and we think that our… »

14.05.2020

From Taksim Square to the steps of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

From Taksim Square to the steps of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

In the spring of 2013, in Taksim Square, the songs of the band Grup Yorum became symbols of struggle and demand for issues of freedom of the press, expression, assembly and violation of human rights in general in Turkey. In the spring of 2020 on the southwestern slope of the… »

13.05.2020

Universal basic income the right prescription for Latin America & Caribbean – UN report

Universal basic income the right prescription for Latin America & Caribbean – UN report

A new report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) unveiled on Tuesday, proposes that governments ensure immediate temporary cash transfers to help millions of people struggling to meet basic needs, as the massive fallout from COVID-19 ripples across the… »

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