Human Rights – The World

Amnesty International: Sudan-Internet Shutdown Threatens Delivery of Humanitarian & Emergency Services

  From Amnesty International:   A near total communication blackout in Sudan following all network and internet shutdowns in early February poses serious risks to the coordination of emergency assistance and humanitarian services to millions of people caught up in the conflict, Amnesty International said today. The continued shutdown has[Read More…]

by March 9, 2024

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Receives Sweden’s NATO Instruments of Accession Before Meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson

  On March 7, 2024, the Kingdom of Sweden formally entered the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), with Sweden presenting United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken the “Instruments of Accession”. From An instrument of accession is a formal document that acknowledges a state’s consent to an existing[Read More…]

by March 9, 2024

Carter Center Calls for End of Hostilities in Sudan

  From: The Carter Center   The Carter Center urgently calls for a ceasefire in Sudan and implores all factions involved — military and civilian, local and international — to immediately embark on a path toward peace through dialogue and negotiation. A recent publication of Sudan’s Youth Citizen Observer Network paints a[Read More…]

by March 6, 2024

Human Rights Watch: Iraq: Unregistered Marriages Harm Women & Children

    Religious Leaders Officiate at Weddings in Violation of Iraqi Law  Religious leaders in Iraq conduct thousands of marriages each year, including child marriages, that flout Iraqi laws and are not officially registered. These marriages create a loophole around legal restrictions on child marriage and have disastrous effects on[Read More…]

by March 3, 2024

Human Rights Watch: Governments Target Nationals Living Abroad 

  From Human Rights Watch:   Killings, Removals, Other Abuses Threaten Rights; Bold Policy Response Needed Governments across the globe are reaching beyond their borders and committing human rights abuses against their own nationals or former nationals to silence or deter dissent. Methods of “transnational repression” include killings, abductions, unlawful[Read More…]

by February 25, 2024

Navalny Death Reaction: United States Imposes Sanctions > 500 Russian Entities Worldwide

    From The Office of the Spokesperson-US Department of State Following Russia’s two years of unprovoked full-scale war, the death of opposition politician and anticorruption activist Aleksey Navalny, and a decade of aggression against Ukraine, the United States is sanctioning more than 500 individuals and entities in Russia and[Read More…]

by February 23, 2024

The US Department of State Today: February 16 – February 18, 2024

Under Secretary Zeya’s Travel to Jamaica and Belize 02/16/2024 Media Note Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya will travel to Kingston, Jamaica, and Belmopan, Belize from February 19-23, 2024, to advance bilateral and regional cooperation on civilian security, migration, and human rights. In Kingston, Under Secretary[Read More…]

by February 18, 2024

The Ukraine: Two years on, The International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Warns of Increasing Debt Creating Unstable Futures for Millions

    From: The International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)   Two years since the Russia-Ukraine international armed conflict escalated, the human cost is insurmountable, with no end in sight. Not only have many lost their loved ones, homes, livelihoods, and savings, but millions of Ukrainians[Read More…]

by February 17, 2024

Committee to Protect Jounalists (CPJ) Israel-Gaza War Propelled Journalist Killings to Near-Record High

  From The Committee to Protect Journalists: More than three quarters of the 99 journalists and media workers who perished worldwide in 2023 were killed in the Israel-Gaza war, according to a report published today by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). CPJ’s report documents the highest number of deaths recorded by the organization since 2015—a[Read More…]

by February 17, 2024

Human Rights Watch: Statement on the Death of Alexei Navalny

  Statement from Human Rights Watch:   The Kremlin bears responsibility for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s death in prison, Human Rights Watch said today. Russia’s state prison service said in a public statement on February 16, 2024 that Navalny had lost consciousness and could not be resuscitated.“For more than a decade the Kremlin[Read More…]

by February 16, 2024