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Human rights trends - 2005

Image: HRH protests against expulsion of Belarus student

HRH protests against expulsion of Belarus student

Newly elected EC member of ESIB, the National Unions of Students in Europe, Taciana Khoma, right, has been expelled from Republic of Belarus State Economic University and thrown out of her dormitory. The decision is based on accusations that she has not given proper information reagarding her work in ESIB. The Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights House Foundation condemn her expulsion which they consider is politically motivated and notify the authorities in a letter that several basic human rights have been violated. Read the letter here. 02 Dec 2005 »

Image: UN Special Representative for HR defenders goes to Brazil

UN Special Representative for HR defenders goes to Brazil

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights defenders, Hina Jilani, right, with whom HRH continues to work closely, will undertake a fact-finding mission to Brazil from 5 to 20 December 2005 at the invitation of the Government. The Special Representative will assess the situation of human rights defenders, and examine in particular both the legal framework as well as any possible limitations on the right to defend human rights in the country. 02 Dec 2005 »

Image: Warns against recycling of paramilitaries in Colombia

Warns against recycling of paramilitaries in Colombia

Colombian paramilitaries are to lay down their arms by January. - Demobilized paramilitaries are recycled into the conflict, the Colombian human rights lawyer Alirio Uribe Muñoz warned when he visited the Norwegian Human Rights House recently. Along with the UN and international human rights organisations he said that the rights of victims are not sufficiently respected in the demobilization process. 01 Dec 2005 »

Image: Africa at large: World Aids Day analysis

Africa at large: World Aids Day analysis

World Aids Day provides an annual landing place to review what has been achieved, and what still needs to be done, in confronting what is the preeminent threat facing world security. We have, inevitably, a mix of the positive and the negative. In the negative scale is the fact that this year saw an estimated 5-million new infections world-wide. Half the new infections last year affected young people, posing a threat to the future of entire nations. 01 Dec 2005 »

Image: HRH and NHC condemn the brutal use of violence in Baku

HRH and NHC condemn the brutal use of violence in Baku

Oslo: The Human Rights House Foundation and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee ask Azerbaijani authorities to initiate an immediate and impartial investigation of the violent outcome of the demonstration Saturday the 26th of November. In a letter sent to the Azerbaijani President today the organisations strongly condemn the brutal use of police violence against demonstrators. (1-DEC-05)   01 Dec 2005 »

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