Expanding details about China’s re-education camps for minorities reveal that mass human rights abuses are taking place in Xinjiang. Although world powers are aware, they are not taking action.
Increasing amounts of scholarship in the international law community are showing that an inextricable link exists between child marriage and contemporary slavery. In light of this, child marriage can no longer be treated lightly or simply discounted as being part of culture. Child marriage violates the human rights of the child and goes against one of the key non-derogable international law norms: the prohibition of slavery.
Ethiopia’s domestic conflict in Tigray continues to endanger the human rights of its civilians. Yet, protections of these rights place the government at odds with determining its own sovereignty.
“Impunity and human rights cannot coexist”. These are the words of Thomas Andrews, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, used to describe the mounting perilous situation in a particular state of the southeast Asian country, Rakhine.
On June 14th, Sarah Hegazy, a 30 years-old Egyptian queer activist, took her own life in Canada, where she moved out after being detained in Egypt. The news spread throughout mass media: three years ago, during Mashrou’ Leila’s concert, she waved the flag symbol of LGBT+ rights and movement, which was the cause of her painful detention that lasted three months.
With the Spirit of revolution in the air sparked by the murder of George Floyd in the United States, civilians all over the world are waking up to the injustices around them. Not to be left behind, while standing in solidarity with their brothers and sisters in the US, Kenyans are finally voicing their rage at their own system currently also being plagued by ghastly levels of violence at the hands of the Police.
28 anni fa, in Italia, veniva redatto l’articolo 41 bis dell’ordinamento penitenziario, per istituire un regime carcerario speciale. Tale provvedimento nasceva in risposta agli atti terroristici da parte di partiti politici e criminalità organizzata nell’Italia dei primi anni ’90.
Può questo regime assicurare la tutela ed il rispetto dei diritti umani dei detenuti?
Saudi Arabia has abolished the death penalty for minors. A small step in a country where many fundamental freedoms are still denied and the figure of Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman is increasingly central.
Sudan has recently been added to the list of countries that prohibit female genital mutilation. This harmful practice is forbidden in different regions of the world, with annexed conventions which recognise it as violation of human rights.
By Francesca Mele On August 5, 2019, the Indian government announced the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, which …