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Human rights trends - 2005

Image: Croatian journalist appeared before the Hague Tribunal

Croatian journalist appeared before the Hague Tribunal

Being the first Croatian journalist ever to appear in front of the Hague Tribunal, Josip Jovic (right) pleaded not guilty to charges for contempt of the Court. The indictment against Jovic was filed on August 29th 2005 for publishing transcripts of the prosecution´s protected witness testimony at the Blaskic trial. 15 Oct 2005 »

Image: In SW Uganda, there is reason to fear that the elections will be violent

In SW Uganda, there is reason to fear that the elections will be violent

From the South West regions of Republic of Uganda, Orishabag Bagamuhunda Justus (right), the Executive Director of the human rights NGO Kizeri Human Rights Activists (KHRA) expresses a deep fear that next year´s elections will be particularly violent in the districts of Kabale, Rukungiri and Kanungu, all in the South West, bordering Rwanda and DR Congo. Below, Justus explains why. 13 Oct 2005 »

Image: Third Dublin Platform for Human Rights Defenders

Third Dublin Platform for Human Rights Defenders

Frontline, the international human rights defenders organisation with whom HRH has cooperated on several occasions, is hosting its annual Dublin platform, from today, 13 October until Saturday. The third Dublin platform will bring together more than one hundred human rights defenders from over seventy countries. Borghild Tonnessen-Krokan of HRH?s secretariat participates. 13 Oct 2005 »

Image: HRH condemns police violence in Baku

HRH condemns police violence in Baku

In a protest letter to the Azerbaijani president Mr. Ilham Aliyev the Human Rights House Foundation (HRH) condemns the use of violence against opposition and independent journalists in the centre of Baku on the 9th of October. The brutal methods of the police are unacceptable and violates international standards, says HRH. Read the letter below.. 12 Oct 2005 »

Image: Several human rights NGOs protest the attempts to silence RCFS

Several human rights NGOs protest the attempts to silence RCFS

Last week, several human rights NGOs and well-known individual human rights defenders demonstrated against the recent attempts to silence the Nizhny-Novgorod-based NGO Russian-Chechen Friendship Society (RCFS). www.humanrightshouse.org has received RCFS's own newsletter report and numerous pictures of the demonstration. Read the report and see the pictures below. 11 Oct 2005 »

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