Human Rights

Dhondup Wangchen wins Havel Prize

by Phayul Latest News on October 25, 2014

The Oslo Freedom Forum, a gathering that brings together some of the world's leading minds to honour survivors of political oppression and persecution, on Wednesday awarded Dh
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Telo Rinpoche appointed as Honorary Representative of Russia

by Phayul Latest News on October 25, 2014

The spiritual head of Kalmyk Republic, Telo Rinpoche, has been appointed as the new Honorary Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Tibet Culture and Information Centre (Office of T
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Thailand: No Justice 10 Years After Tak Bai Killings

by Human Rights Watch on October 24, 2014

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October 24th is United Nations Day –meant to commemorate the passage of the Charter of the United Nations.  One of the principles of the UN Charter, enshrined in the preamble, is:

“to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights Continue →

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From Ferguson to Hong Kong: Youth on the front lines

by Guest Writer on October 24, 2014

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By Rafi Hoq, Amnesty International USA Student Activist Coordinator for Georgia

This week, I’ve been reading the latest updates from student-led “umbrella movement” in Hong Kong with a deepened diligence, and continuing to follow the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri with newfound excitement. Youth are leading the fight for human rights around the Continue →

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Denma Lochoe Rinpoche passes away

by Phayul Latest News on October 24, 2014

A senior Tibetan Lama and a former abbot of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama's monastery, Denma Locho Rinpoche, breathed his last on Thursday after a brief ill
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Malaysia: End Political Case Against Anwar

by Human Rights Watch on October 23, 2014

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14 Facts about Torture in Mexico

by The Editors on October 23, 2014

Torture and other ill-treatment is out of control in Mexico. © EPA/Ulises Ruiz Basurto.

Torture and other ill-treatment is out of control in Mexico. © EPA/Ulises Ruiz Basurto.

For years Amnesty International has been investigating and recording evidence of torture in Mexico. The latest report, Out of Control: Torture and other ill-treatment in Mexico, is full of shocking facts about just how widespread and Continue →

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Italy: Drop Charges against Gay and Lesbian Activists

by Human Rights Watch on October 23, 2014

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United Arab Emirates: Trapped, Exploited, Abused

by Human Rights Watch on October 22, 2014

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Olympics: Host City Contracts Will Include Rights Protections

by Human Rights Watch on October 22, 2014

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By Emily McGranachan, Member of Amnesty International USA’s LGBT Human Rights Coordinating Group

While pundits in the U.S. lament the political stalemate on Capitol Hill, legislatures elsewhere have had a banner year. Take Uganda, for example, where no fewer than three major pieces of controversial and internationally scrutinized legislation were signed into Continue →

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