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Tunisia: Imminent obstacles to civil society must be stopped

(Tunis) – Tunisian authorities should immediately drop plans for new restrictions on civil society organizations, 13 Tunisian and international rights groups said today. These plans, if implemented, would undo a major gain for freedom of association following the country’s 2011 revolution. They would constitute a new blow to the guarantees of human rights by President […]

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Data Protection Bill Allows Civil Rights Violation – Groundviews

Photo courtesy of Gowling WLG With the misuse of laws, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which aim to protect the rights of citizens but are in fact used to stifle them, the government is adding to the list by introducing a new law called Personal Data Protection Act. The […]

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How charities and civil society can support Ukraine

“Our mission is to channel worry and anxiety about the future into collective action, to support Ukrainians and to prepare our organisations” The situation in Ukraine is devastating and urgent. Civil society organizations are on the front lines of this war – in Ukraine, in neighboring countries supporting refugees, and in countries around the world […]

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Lebanese feminist civil society urged more women to enter parliament in 2022

The Lebanese Feminist Civil Society Platform held a press conference on Monday to voice its demands regarding the candidates for the upcoming legislative elections and to guarantee women’s equality in political parties. The platform urged the candidates to commit to “achieving full equality between women and men, to include it in their priorities as future […]

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Shadow messengers threatening Hong Kong’s civil society

Hong Kong (AFP) – Secret meetings, whispered threats and mysterious phone calls – warnings of retaliation by authorities from dark messengers plague Hong Kong civil society as China crushes a pro-democracy movement. Unlike the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong has long hosted a vibrant landscape of citizen groups that cultivated advocacy, labor mobilization and civil disobedience […]

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Civil society appeals to government for funding

Ms. Daisy Amdany spoke at the International Women’s Day event titled ‘Women Must Lead’ at the Signature Auditorium in Nairobi. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard] Civil society, through governance expert and civil rights activist, Daisy Amdany, called for government funding. Speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Kenya Editors Guild (KEG), Amdany also stressed the need for […]

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The world is about to mark 50 years since the birth of the United Nations environmental movement UNEP

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the world’s highest decision-making body with universal membership from all 193 nations, celebrates its 50th anniversary on March 3-4, bringing together governments, businesses , civil society and other stakeholders to address the environmental challenges threatening the planet. It will be preceded by the fifth session of […]

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Civil society says new UAE cybercrime law restricts freedom of expression and assembly – JURIST

A consortium of 15 civil society organizations on Tuesday published a joint statement against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) new law on cybercrime to “seriously threaten[ing] and unduly restrict[ing] the right to freedom of expression (online and offline) and the rights to freedom of association and peaceful assembly” in the country. The new law was […]

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The movement for the renegotiation of the Exxon deal is gaining momentum

Dear Editor, As Mr. Glenn Lall of Kaieteur News and the other independent newspaper, the Stabroek News, publish stories about the bad deals we have with our oil and gas contracts, more and more people understand that the PNC and the PPP sold our oil. , leaving us with “larwah” over what Exxon and friends […]

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Civil society and legislators lend support to parliamentary caucus on education

Zubair Qureshi Some 20 parliamentarians from all Pakistan’s provinces and political parties and civil society organizations have lent their support to the new Parliamentary Education Caucus. The EPC was formed to address major bottlenecks in the country’s current education system and offer suggestions for improvement to decision makers. The main focus of efforts w This […]

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Pan-Yoruba, civil society groups target 40 million voters in southwest

Jan. 20 (THEWILL) – A coalition of several pan-Yoruba and civil society groups has launched the campaign for a minimum of 40 million voters in the former Western region comprising the current six South Western states with Delta and Edo States. The group also targets the Yoruba people in Kwara, Kogi States. The project, according […]

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What the German Climate Movement Got Right: Breaking the Rules | Climate crisis

In late November 2021, Germany’s new coalition government announced its goal of phasing out coal power across the country by 2030, eight years ahead of schedule. Earlier that month, the government of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, where activists are protesting against coal mining, announced that it would accelerate the phasing out of coal […]

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Nicaragua’s pre-election crackdown on civil and political rights escalates

[ad_1] GENEVA – A report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council denounces the Nicaraguan government’s harsh crackdown on opposition leaders ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections on November 7. Critics accuse Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega of systematically getting rid of viable opposition candidates to secure a fourth consecutive term for the country’s presidency. […]

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One year of security law in Hong Kong

[ad_1] Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Sunny Cheung was scheduled to appear in court last September on a case related to his participation in a banned vigil last June to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Instead of appearing as a defendant, he announced on Facebook that he had gone into exile in an […]

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Political bread and rights – BusinessWorld

[ad_1] STAR PHILIPPINE / MICHAEL VARCAS Several weeks ago, Antonio Carpio, retired Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, forwarded to me on Viber, Dambisa Moyo’s speech on TED Talks, the very popular online conference where ideas are discussed. by knowledgeable and authoritative resource persons. Moyo, an international economist of Zambian origin who comments on […]

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A critical moment for women’s political rights in intra-Afghan negotiations and beyond – Afghanistan

[ad_1] by Madhav Joshi and Louise Olsson A year ago, on February 29, 2020, the Doha agreement was signed between the United States and the Taliban. This agreement describes a process of gradual withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, the commitment of the Taliban to prevent the use of Afghan soil against the security of […]

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A critical moment for women’s political rights in intra-Afghan negotiations and beyond – PRIO Blogs

[ad_1] US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with the Afghan government delegation in Doha, Qatar, September 12, 2020, including far-right Habiba Sarabi. Photo: Department of State Photo by Ron Przysucha / Public Domain A year ago, on February 29, 2020, the Doha agreement was signed between the United States and the Taliban. This […]

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Civil and political rights in times of pandemic

[ad_1] To note: This play originally appeared in Spanish in Justicia en Las Américas. To read the original piece, click on here. This article briefly analyzes the restriction of civil and political rights in Latin America as part of the various exceptional but justified emergency measures adopted to deal with the global COVID-19 pandemic. In […]

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Without civil and political rights, development is incomplete

international human rights day Tue 10 Dec Dec 10, 2019 12:00 AM Last updated: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2019 01:23 Adiba Hridi breaks down in tears at the Jatiya Press Club as she talks about her father Parvez Hossain, a BNP activist, who disappeared after he was supposedly arrested by law enforcement officials in 2013. […]

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Neoautoritarianism and the Resistance of Political Society – Political Critique

[ad_1] AGORA CEE 2018 MEETING IN CIESZYN (5TH EDITION) Right-wing populism, soft dictatorship, illiberal democracy, anti-liberal counterrevolution: there is no shortage of terms and labels to describe the specter that haunts Europe, not just its central and eastern parts. There is no lack of balance sheets, each pointing to its alleged origin: reaction to the […]

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UN committee tasked with examining civil and political rights in Laos – Radio Free Asia

[ad_1] A UN review of Laos’ rights record slated for July is expected to take a close look at the state of civil and political rights in the Southeast Asian country, focusing on reports in recent years of enforced disappearances and severe prison sentences imposed on critics of the country’s government. , say two Paris-based […]

Civil movement

Iraqi civil movement breaks with Sadr protests

[ad_1] BAGHDAD – Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr made a exaggerated statement July 23 by answering a question from one of his followers. Sadr said: “We are the only ones who can influence the Iraqis to take to the streets. ” Sadr’s statement came days after a TV interview on July 18 by his rival, former Prime […]

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Malaysian students demand full political rights

[ad_1] KUALA LUMPUR – Measures to allow Malaysian university students to join political parties have not satisfied student activists, who say a legal amendment approved by parliament last week will further undermine their right to participate fully into politics. Under decades-old law, it is illegal for students to join political parties or participate in political […]

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UN and China agree to cooperate on civil and political rights agenda |

[ad_1] The deal, signed by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbor and Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Shen Goufang, covers plans to help China find alternative sanctions to imprisonment and to help the country revise its criminal procedure, while facilitating the capacity building of civil society. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human […]