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CITIZENFOUR - Special Screening with Q&A Panel on Mass Surveillance

Join Amnesty International Canada and Amnesty Concordia on Thursday, November 26th for this special screening of CITIZENFOUR, the 2014 documentary film directed by Laura Poitras, concerning Edward Snowden and the NSA spying scandal. 684 more words

Freedom Of Expression

Lawyer Expresses Concern Over Rights Defender Su Changlan’s Health In Custody

By China Change, published: November 23, 2015

Su Changlan (苏昌兰) is a 44-year-old former school teacher and a petitioner-turned-activist in Guangdong province. She was arrested a year ago for her activism on women’s rights issues, and posting online messages in support of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong in 2014, according to… 642 more words

Rule Of Law

A timely initiative - Human Rights & Lobby Training in Malaysia

Malaysia – Earlier this month, Malaysian based NGO North South Initiative conducted a Human Rights and Lobby Training for local activists and human rights defenders working in the country.  246 more words

ASEAN Affairs

Here's what to understand about refugee law & policy

I’ve been working as an attorney, primarily in immigration for 12 years. The overwhelming majority of the cases I handled have been asylum cases. I’ve taught a law school clinical practicum for eight years. 608 more words

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Chiapas: Family of José Rolando, murdered through torture, demands justice and cessation of death-threats

José Rolando @ Chiapas Denuncia

On 29 October, the 20-month anniversary of the murder of José Rolando Pérez de la Cruz by municipal police from Acala (who beat him and tortured him to death on 1 March 2014), his relatives published a communique demanding justice, guarantees of non-repetition, and security guarantees for the family and lawyer in the case, as they have been the objects of death-threats and harassment. 195 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: Ejidatarios from Chicoasén initiate hunger-strike against Chicoasén II dam-project

Hunger-strike against the construction of the CFE (@Educa)

On 3 November, elder males and females who have been affected by the construction of the Chicoasén II dam in the Chicoasén municipality undertook a hunger-strike to demand the release of their lawyer Arturo Ortega Luna, who was arrested on 21 October. 348 more words

Human Rights

16 HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS today to present evidence in their defense

Today, Friday 6th November 2015, the judicial process of 16 environmental and human rights defenders continues in the courts of Cajamarca, northern Peru. On the 29th October, after four previous occasions of frustrated process due to failure on behalf of the Prosecution or the Court, the Prosecution finally presented its case. 601 more words