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CENTHRA: Towards broadening the human rights debate

Muslim non-governmental organizations (NGIs) in Malaysia must learn from the country’s recent final adoption of the recommendations made during the 17th Universal Periodic Review session held at the Human Rights Council in Geneva in March this year. 817 more words

Detained China dissident Cao Shunli near death-close friend

Prominent Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli, detained in September for staging sit-ins at the Foreign Ministry, has organ failure and only a few days to live after being denied medical treatment in detention, said a close friend on Saturday. 513 more words

Beyond COMANGO's demands

Best-selling sociologist Ivan Illich wrote a short classic on energy problems fifty years ago, where he analyzed and proposed what he called “Energy and Equity”. By this he hoped that the earth’s energy resources would be distributed evenly and fairly among all of civilization.  1,186 more words