This 500-page report described the plight of Eritrean citizens who are subjected to “a state that rules through fear and a vast security network that reaches into every level of society”. Denouncing the impunity of the Eritrean government, the commission called on the Human Rights Council to closely monitor human rights violations which may constitute crimes against humanity.
Mr. Pinheiro took the floor by stating that the war in Syria, after more than four years, has shown no signs of abating. Furthermore, he highlighted the fact that civilians were the main victims, as they clearly lack protection, worse, are deliberately put in harm’s way.
Tolyatti and Detroit are both dependent on the automotive industry and this overreliance has had a dreadful impact of the living conditions of local residents.
Until now, human traffic has been considered as a side phenomenon of conflicts due to a great lack of awareness. Therefore, in situations where there is a high risk of human trafficking occurring, even when it happens in front of the eyes of people on the field, nothing has be done.
The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) congratulates David Kaye, the new UN Special Rapporteur, on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. The mandate of the Special Rapporteur is very broad. It is a huge task to monitor freedom of expression for 7 billion people in 192 countries around the world.
On Friday 12 June, the project manager of Cipadh, Miss Olivia Zehnder, and the Director of the Geneva Press Club, Mr. Guy Mettan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing their cooperation on common projects.
In a world where safety for journalists is still an important issue, due to censorship, arrests, violence and tracking, it comes to no surprise that the work of these two outstanding reporters be duly recognized. « Our winners this year show uncommon resolve in tackling censorship and sexual violence » said International Center for Journalists' (JIFF) President Joyce Barnathan.
The UPR, which held its first meeting in April 2008, aims to examine human rights records of all 193 UN member States. Currently, all States have been reviewed during the first UPR cycle and 126 are beeing reviewed for the second time. This exercice is meant to assess human rights developments in the countries since their first review. States are also encouraged to explain what steps they have taken to comply with recommendations elaborated during their first review.