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Human rights trends - 2006

Image: Russia slows the European Court's Human Rights work

Russia slows the European Court's Human Rights work

On December, 20th the State Duma of Russia refused to ratify the Protocol 14 for changes in the European Court of Human Rights. The Protocol is aimed at increasing the efficiency of European Court’s of Human Rights work and was ratified by all countries - members of the European Union – except the Russian Federation. The Protocol would help to decrease a number of unconsidered cases and the period for preparing a ruling as well. However without ratification of the Protocol by the Russian Federation the document won’t come into force.  28 Dec 2006 »

Image: Condemnations of the arrest of a Somali journalist

Condemnations of the arrest of a Somali journalist

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders´ Network (EHAHRD-Net) is greatly appalled by the continued harassment of media workers in the Republic of Somalia, the latest being the arrest of the Secretary General of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Mr. Omar Faruk Osman, right, together with Ali Moalim Isak, the NUSOJ Organising Secretary. 20 Dec 2006 »

Image: Tibetan political prisoner in Oslo

Tibetan political prisoner in Oslo

The Norwegian Tibet Committee is in cooperation with Amnesty International Norway and the Human Rights House Foundation today hosting the newly released political prisoner from Tibet,  PHUNTSOG NYIDRON. Since she participated in a peaceful demonstration in Lhasa in Tibet in 1989 she has spent 15 years in prison. Today, on the 15th of December, from 11 to 1230, she will be at the Norwegian Human Rights House to share with us her experiences, but most of all her hopes for a peaceful settlement of Tibet. 15 Dec 2006 »

Image: Old problem of graft set to dog 2007

Old problem of graft set to dog 2007

As 2006 comes to a close, concerns over Kenya´s track record in tackling corruption are deepening in the East African nation. Authorities have consistently said they are committed to the fight against graft; but civil society organisations argue that various developments indicate a lack of political will to root out corruption. Morris Odhiambo, right, of CLARION speaks out. 12 Dec 2006 »

Image: Annan calls for end to Darfur nightmare

Annan calls for end to Darfur nightmare

The newly enhanced United Nations Human Rights Council today held a special session on Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region, with top officials from Secretary-General Kofi Annan, right, on down calling for immediate action to end the nightmare of civilian deaths, mass rape, millions uprooted, indiscriminate bombardment by Government planes and rebel abuses. 12 Dec 2006 »

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