July 1, 2014 in Human Rights News, news by Ruth
\u201cBut justice will not be served by Israel seeking revenge by imposing collective punishment, or committing other violations of Palestinians\u2019 rights. Rather, the Israeli authorities must conduct a full, thorough and impartial investigation that leads to the prosecution of those suspected of being responsible in fair trials.\u201d<\/p>\n
via Israel: Collective punishment will not bring the justice that murdered teens deserve | Amnesty International<\/a>.<\/p>\n”Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)
May 28, 2014 in Human Rights News by Ruth
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, a private group, said in a report last month that some 869 women were murdered in “honour killings” in 2013.
via Pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by family | World news | theguardian.com.
February 26, 2014 in cfci, Human Rights News by Rob Hallam
A timely article given the latter part of today’s meeting on the front page of BBC News as part of a Newsnight report on conflict minerals failings in Dubai:
BBC News – Gold market breaches 'covered up'.
Dubai’s biggest gold refiner committed serious breaches of the rules designed to stop gold mined in conflict zones from entering the global supply chain, a whistleblower has revealed.
The article gives a good level of backgroun info as well as reporting on the Dubai situation. That someone had to resign and blow the whistle on the auditing practices goes to show quis custodiet ipsos custodes applies as much to the conflict mineral supply chain. There needs to be vigilance and pressure at all levels.
February 25, 2014 in Human Rights News by Ruth
“I think it is very important that we make people aware of this issue because if no one knows, if no one wants to know, then we can never highlight it in front of responsible people and we can never find a solution” – Malala
Malala Yousafzai backs campaign against FGM | Society | theguardian.com.
February 21, 2014 in Human Rights News, news by Ruth