News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”

  1. When UN’s Cash Crisis Undermines Human Rights, Are the World’s Torturers the Key Beneficiaries?

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - The UN's ongoing cash crisis, which has virtually destabilized the Organization's day-to-day operations, has also undermined the human rights mandate of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC).

  2. At the International Summit on Balanced & Inclusive Education: A Call to Transform Globally

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - In an increasingly unequal and divided world, what role can education play to achieve sustainable development globally?

  3. Experts laud International Court of Justice Order on Myanmar to Halt all Genocidal Conduct

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - In a groundbreaking and much anticipated ruling delivered on Thursday, the International Court of Justice demanded that Myanmar halt all measures that contribute to the genocide of the Rohingya community. 

  4. Am I Abused or Am I a Failure to Adjust? - A Migrant’s Story

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - Every year hundreds of immigrants leave their homes and trail to a land of dream and hope where they aspire to find peace, happiness and sometimes a little bit of safety compared to what they leave behind.

  5. Top UN Court Orders Myanmar to Protect Rohingya from Genocide

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - Myanmar must take steps to protect its minority Rohingya population, the top UN court unanimously ruled on Thursday.

  6. Leprosy Re-emerges as a Global Health Challenge

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    HYDERABAD, India, Jan 23 (IPS) - Sunday, Jan. 26, is World Leprosy Day, which is observed to raise awareness about the disease and those affected by it. IPS Senior Correspondent Stella Paul looks at how the disease is re-emerging as a global health challenge, particularly in countries like India, Brazil and Indonesia.

    Fifteen years ago, Sattamma – a daily labourer in the Rangareddy district of southern India's Telangana state – was abandoned by her husband after she was diagnosed with Hansen's Disease.

  7. Mosul, an Epicentre of the ISIS Conflict, is a Devastated Iraqi City

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    LONDON, Jan 22 (IPS) - As Iraq this month faces the threat of new conflicts – including a proxy war between the US and Iran – the shadow of the last conflict runs long.

  8. UN Special Rapporteur Offers Assistance to Indian Supreme Court in Case of Rohingya Deportation

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 20 (IPS) - University of California professor E. Tendayi Achiume, who is a United Nations Special Rapporteur, has recently offered her assistance to the Indian Supreme Court in a long hearing about India deporting Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

  9. Slovak Journalist’s Trial a Fundamental Moment to Prove if Country can Punish Crimes Designed to Silence Journalists

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    BRATISLAVA, Jan 20 (IPS) - As four people appear in court in Slovakia over the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirova, both 27, the trial is being seen by many as a historic moment for not just press freedom in the country but public faith in its justice system.

  10. Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 (IPS) - The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman's legitimate right to "bodily autonomy"—the right to self-governance over one's own body without coercion or external pressure.

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