Human Rights

US faces first scrutiny by UN rights council

The United States will come under the spotlight at the UN's top human rights assembly's for the first time over the coming week along with other countries that face scrutiny by the Human Rights Council.

US admits human rights shortcomings in UN report

The Obama administration has told the United Nations that America's human rights record is less than perfect while stressing that the U.S. political system has built-in safeguards that promote improvements.


Inside Mexico's Drug War, Americans Allege Abuse

NICHOLAS CASEY The Wall Street Journal 19.07.2010
Inside Mexico's Drug War, Americans Allege Abuse

Two Americans were driving back to El Paso, Texas, last December after an afternoon across the border in Ciudad Juárez. A few blocks from the border, they were surrounded by Mexican army trucks and pulled from their Dodge Ram.

China ponders closing 'outdated' re-education labour camps

China is considering closing its vast network of labour camps, allowing an unprecedented public debate over the controversial "re-education" programme.


Mother Faces Death By Stoning For Adultery

Sajjad Mohammedie Ashtiani travels to a Tabriz jail in Iran every Monday to see his mother. And for 15 minutes each week, he speaks to his mother, Sakine Mohammedie Ashtiani, through the prison glass that divides them. Neither mother nor son ever ...

China Bans Court Evidence Gained Through Torture

ANDREW JACOBS The New York Times 01.06.2010
China Bans Court Evidence Gained Through Torture

The top judicial and law enforcement bodies in China have issued new guidelines that seek to halt the use of torture in obtaining confessions or witness testimony, especially in death penalty cases.


Amnesty Says Governments Aid Rights Abuses

MARK McDONALD The New York Times 28.05.2010
Amnesty Says Governments Aid Rights Abuses

Powerful governments and political expediency are helping to perpetuate torture, war crimes and other human rights abuses around the world, Amnesty International said Thursday in its annual report.

Saudi woman beats up virtue cop...

BENJAMIN JOFFE-WALT The Jerusalem Post 24.05.2010
Saudi woman beats up virtue cop...

It was a scene Saudi women’s rights activists have dreamt of for years. When a Saudi religious policeman sauntered about an amusement park in the eastern Saudi Arabian city of Al-Mubarraz looking for unmarried couples illegally socializing, he pro...


Hong Kong activists demand release of Chinese dissidents

Hong Kong activists on Thursday called on the United States to pressure Beijing over dissidents languishing in Chinese jails during talks this week.

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To be Recited in the Synagogue On Rosh Ha-Shanah


She Was Not Selected

Eviathar H. Ben-Zedeff 13.08.2009
Irena Sendler, 1910-2006

on 2008, Irena Sendler was up for the Nobel Peace Prize * Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming * A Hebrew version follows the English *

Nepal must end "torture" of children in custody - HRW

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist-led government must end the widespread torture and ill-treatment of children in police custody and punish those found guilty of abuses, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.


Mr. Donald Tusk

I, the undersigned, Zvi Nagler, attorney and notary and a Polish citizen with many years of professional experience in Israel, have the unpleasant duty to approach you and complain in the matter of the negative attitude of the supervisor of the Wa...

The Polish Government – the Attitude towards the Jews 2008

The Supreme Court for Administrative Affairs in Poland has published a verdict from April 1, 2008 (Case 322/07) stipulating that anyone who served in the IDF in the years of 1948-1951 in the framework of any military service whatsoever, including ...


Prezes Rady Ministrów Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej

Ja, niżej podpisany, adwokat i notariusz, Zvi Nagler, obywatel polski ,mający za sobą wieloletnią praktykę zawodową w Izraelu, poczuwam się do niezbyt przyjemnego obowiązku, zwrócenia się do Pana z zażaleniem, odnośnie negatywnego stosunku Wojewod...

Donald Franciszek Tusk

Naczelny Sąd Administracyjny w Warszawie (NSA) wydał w dniu 01.04.2008 roku werdykt (akta nr 322/07) orzekający, że każdy, kto odbył służbę wojskową w Wojsku Obrony Izraela w latach 1948-1951 w jakiejkolwiek formie


Polin

Ja, niżej podpisany, adwokat i notariusz, Zvi Nagler, obywatel polski ,mający za sobą wieloletnią praktykę zawodową w Izraelu, poczuwam się do niezbyt przyjemnego obowiązku, zwrócenia się do Pana z zażaleniem, odnośnie negatywnego stosunku Wojewod...

Guantanamo detainees have rights, court rules

PAUL KORING The Globe and Mail 13.06.2008
Guantanamo detainees have rights, court rules

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court dealt the Bush administration a stunning setback yesterday, ruling that terrorist suspects imprisoned at Guantanamo can fight for their rights in U.S. courts and likely sounding a death knell for the controversial o...


Maung Thura

this terror government from Myanmar will arrest every one that will say that he want to be free.the bastard generals of Burma לישראלים ישנו הסבר באמצע בעיברית. בברכה אלכס לוין

Gays and lesbians will not be sidelined at Euro 2008

Vienna - Fed up with the homophobic atmosphere in European football, gay and lesbian fans are determined to take a stand at the Euro 2008.