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04.07.2020

Argentina implements action plan against gender violence

Argentina implements action plan against gender violence

With a wave of femicides that has been hitting this country for many years, among other cases, the Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Friday announced a domestic plan of action against gender violence until 2022. ‘We do not want to see how women suffer and die at the hands of… »

04.07.2020

What the EU’s Corona Fundraising Tells us about Global Solidarity

What the EU’s Corona Fundraising Tells us about Global Solidarity

Viewpoint by Inge Kaul The writer, Dr Inge Kaul, is Senior Fellow, Hertie School, Berlin and Non-resident Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington, DC. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen organized two spectacular fund-raising events, one on May 4 and the other on June 27, 2020. The first… »

04.07.2020

Igbo Women Seek Biafra, Voice Nigeria’s Bleak Future

Igbo Women Seek Biafra, Voice Nigeria’s Bleak Future

Nigeria is one of the largest by territory with population (estimated currently at 206 million) and huge economy in Africa. Situated on the southern coast on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean, this country most often referred to as the “Giant of Africa” has never-ending multiple and complicated… »

04.07.2020

Donor Conference Boosts Sudan’s Economic Reconstruction

Donor Conference Boosts Sudan’s Economic Reconstruction

By Kester Kenn Klomegah During several years of Omar al-Bashir administration, Sudan’s economy was largely shattered due to political tyranny, deep-seated corruption and poor policies. According to the Corruptions Perception Index, Sudan is one of the most corrupt nations in the world. Sudan has a population of 43 million (2018… »

03.07.2020

LGBTQ+ community and politicians salute Montenegro’s new law on same-sex partnerships

LGBTQ+ community and politicians salute Montenegro’s new law on same-sex partnerships

Activists cautioned that the law must now be put into practice Montenegro’s parliament has adopted a law on life partnership for same-sex couples, making Montenegro the first country in the Western Balkans to legally recognize same-sex marriage. The law passed on July 1 does not… »

03.07.2020

Even after spending months indoors, 8 in 10 Brits would back ANOTHER LOCKDOWN if Covid-19 strikes again

Even after spending months indoors, 8 in 10 Brits would back ANOTHER LOCKDOWN if Covid-19 strikes again

A remarkably high number of Britons are open to the idea of another lockdown being imposed if Covid-19 cases surge again, a poll has revealed. Many are even afraid of going out and visiting public places that are about to reopen. More than eight in 10 people – 83 percent… »

03.07.2020

In Turkey you speak the truth at your peril

In Turkey you speak the truth at your peril

By Nils Muiznieks, Amnesty International’s newly-appointed Europe Director “From the start, this has been a politically motivated trial aiming to silence those in the dock and send a message to the rest of society: fight for human rights or speak the truth at your peril.” The words of Idil Eser, former… »

02.07.2020

Venezuela’s Borderlands Have Been Assaulted by COVID-19

Venezuela’s Borderlands Have Been Assaulted by COVID-19

By Vijay Prashad, Eduardo Viloria Daboín, Ana Maldonado, and Zoe PC Sixty percent of Venezuela’s COVID-19 cases are in its border states of Apure, Bolívar, Táchira, and Zulia. Roughly 70,000 Venezuelans who had moved to nearby countries of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru (largely in response to crippling U.S. »

02.07.2020

Bangladesh: Repeal Abusive Law Used in Crackdown on Critics

Bangladesh: Repeal Abusive Law Used in Crackdown on Critics

Government Should End Spurious Charges, Pre-Trial Detention to Silence Dissent Bangladesh authorities are using the abusive Digital Security Act to harass and indefinitely detain activists, journalists, and others critical of the government and its political leadership, Human Rights Watch said today. The administration of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed should immediately… »

02.07.2020

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

By Jhon Sánchez In 1772, James Somerset was a slave brought to England by his owner Charles Stewart. Somerset managed to escape but later was apprehended and put into custody. Based on the habeas corpus petition, Somerset asked for his freedom, arguing unlawful detention. The judge, Lord Mansfield, granted him… »

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