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Women Leading for Peaceful Societies: A Recap of The Carter Center’s 2015 Human Rights Defenders Forum

The Carter Center convened the second Human Rights Defenders Forum (HDRF): “Beyond Violence: Women Leading for Peaceful Societies” on February 7-10, 2015. This annual forum presents itself as an “ 719 more words

Reflecting On Events

2 -27 March 2015 is the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

The Calendar for the 28th session is full and there are a number of really interesting discussions, debates, reports and meetings during this month.

Here are a list of a few of the interesting ones I will be observing; 122 more words

Human Rights and 50 days of Sri Lanka’s new Presidency

Article first published at http://groundviews.org/2015/03/02/human-rights-and-50-days-of-sri-lankas-new-presidency/ on 2nd March 2015

It’s now 50 days since Sri Lanka’s new President took oaths on 9th January 2015. This is an attempt to reflect on the first 50 days of the new Presidency. 2,723 more words


No change, no hope, says Texas judge --- but he doesn't have the final word on immigration

On February 17, Texas federal district court judge Andrew Hanen issued a preliminary injunction to stop immigration changes. That’s an order saying the government may not proceed with expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Legal Permanent Residents (DAPA). 993 more words

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Land rights through the eyes of an advocate  

A look at Cambodia’s number one human rights issue via the life of one of its prominent defenders

Ly Siev Minh has lived here for as long as she can remember. 960 more words


The Answer to Preventing Atrocities: Human Rights Education

If you ever wonder what you can do about human rights violations taking place in your community or around the world, I challenge you – on this World Day of Social Justice – to read the powerful message of Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoken recently at Washington, D.C.’s Holocaust Memorial Museum: 1,018 more words

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The Human Rights Defenders Alerts shocked with Denial of Anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand

The Human Rights Defenders Alerts – India , is shocked to hear about the denial of anticipatory bail to renowned human rights activists Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand by the Gujarat High Court on February 12, 2015. 994 more words

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