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Media representatives from Tunisia and Libya recently attended a training course on the International Criminal Court (ICC) and transitional justice.
The event, which wrapped up June 12th, was held in Tunis by the Al-Kawakibi Democracy Transition Centre (KADEM) and No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ).
(Beirut) – A Saudi court convicted two Saudi women’s rights activists on June 15, 2013, for trying to help a woman flee the country. Wajeha al-Huwaider and Fawzia al-Oyouni were each sentenced to 10 months in prison and two-year travel bans.
Al-Huwaider, a member of the Human Rights Watch Middle East advisory committee, told Human Rights Watch that she believes authorities pursued this case to punish her for unrelated women’s rights activism over the last 10 years. Al-Huwaider and al-Oyouni said they intend to appeal their convictions.
A Moroccan editor was handed a two month suspended prison sentence on Monday for defamation, after writing that an Islamist minister had organised a lavish, alcohol-fuelled dinner during an official trip abroad.
On June 4, an Egyptian criminal court sentenced 43 people to prison on charges of membership in illegal organizations. It was a familiar scenario for anyone who worked on human rights under Hosni Mubarak, when activists regularly criticized the roundup of hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members and their prosecution on the same charges. This time, however, the defendants were Egyptian and international staff of U.S. and German nongovernmental organizations. International law is clear on the issue: Membership in an unregistered organization should not in and of itself amount to a crime.
Appel d’Ameer Makhoul à toutes celles et tous ceux qui le soutiennent depuis ses trois premières années d’emprisonnement et à tous ceux et toutes celles qui...
4 Dec 2012
Further to information published by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) regarding the recent attack on prisoners at the Dry Dock prison (bahrainrights.org/en/node/5539),...
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This is huge -- In days the UN could vote to recognize Palestine as a state -- helping to end 40 years of...
Zakaria Zubeidi, co-founder of The Freedom Theatre and central figure of the...
For several days, the Israeli army has intensified bombings and incursions into the Palestinian territory of the Gaza strip, causing the death of several Palestinian civilians, including children. From the first moment of these attacks the Palestinians in the West Bank and social movments from all around the world expressed their full solidarity with Gaza.
From 12th to 17th July 2012 associative actors, social movements, trade unions, etc. from all around the world, met in Monastir (Tunisia) to participate in the Preparatory Assembly of the next World Social Forum to be held in Tunis in March 2013.
In February 2011, Libyans in several cities took to the streets to protest Muammar al-Qadhafi’s 42-year rule. They were influenced by the uprisings in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt, but the proximate cause was the arrest of a human rights activist in Benghazi. Security forces violently attacked the protesters, setting off clashes between Qadhafi loyalists and a combination of civilians and defectors from the police and military. The rebels in some areas—particularly in eastern Libya—were able to clear loyalist forces from their territory, leading to a months-long civil war with multiple, shifting battlefronts.
The city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is hosting the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as "Rio +20" or the Earth Summit.
The Conference is taking place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, where they drew up guidelines for sustainable societies for the 21st century, expressed as Agenda 21.In addition it also marks the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg.
I was asked to take stock of the WSF process, after twelve years...
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The reader will find on this site a paper entitled...
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