Monthly Archives: August 2013

On International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, Where is Sombath Somphone?

In many countries across the globe, people are detained by authorities and often never seen again. Just in 2012 alone, Amnesty International documented such cases in 31 countries. Friday marks International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. One such … Continue reading

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Burma’s Draft Assciation Law Restricts Key Freedoms

Burma’s draft associations law fails to meet international human rights standards and should be significantly revised or discarded, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday. If passed in its current form, the organization says that the law would permit excessive government … Continue reading

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Yet Another Human Rights Lawyer Detained in China

A well known figure in China’s human rights defense movement has been detained for his appearance at a public protest  against government censorship in January 2013. According to Dublin-based human rights organization Frontline Defenders, it emerged on August 17th that Guangzhou-based … Continue reading

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Complaint Filed With United Nations To Stop Coercive Enforcement of One Child Policy in China

Women’s Rights Without Frontiers has filed a Complaint with the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) against the Chinese Government for the coercive enforcement of China’s One Child Policy. The Complaint chronicles the history of barbarous reports … Continue reading

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