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Justice for Murdered Brazilian Human rights Defender Marielle Franco

Image Credit: Kiki Machado As a human rights defender and spokesperson for the favela, Marielle Franco was a thorn in the side of the powerful. As a poor, black, lesbian, single mother, she was an affront to Brazil’s evangelical right wing. In life, she was a powerful voice for the oppressed that many reactionaries were … Read more →

Global Diplomatic Warning to Iran Over Its Horrific Human Rights Record

The resignation of Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on 26 February has seen a number of events highlighting Iran’s ongoing poor human rights record leading up to and after the resignation. In an interview with BBC’s Lyse Ducet, Zarif apologised for any “shortcomings” during his time in government and said: “Iran saw human rights … Read more →

The Role of the Internet on Sex Trafficking

“The internet is changing the way that sex is sold, leading to fresh models of exploitation.” Gavin Shuker MP Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade. The internet and digital technology are fuelling a worldwide growth in human sex trafficking. According to the ILO, 4.8 million individuals worldwide are victims of … Read more →

How many journalists are behind bars in Turkey?

Speaking to BBC’s Hardtalk on 17 December 2018, Prof. Gulnur Aybet, a senior advisor to the President of Turkey, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, refuted Stephen Sackur’s question about Turkey being the worst jailer of journalists in the world, on the grounds that she has checked the numbers given by various organisations, including Amnesty International, and … Read more →

Erdoğan’s Thugs Plot to Kill Turkish Journalist in Denmark

A plot to kill a critical Turkish journalist living in Denmark by a clandestine group tied to the Turkish government exposes the sheer hypocrisy of the autocratic regime of president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has been driving a political campaign to exploit the outrageous murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. Hasan Cücük, … Read more →

Are the Tories trying to disregard the Human Rights Act, again?

Brexit is becoming a hatchet job by sawing and sewing different parts back together and then seeing what type of creature will emerge. Frankenstein’s monster might come to mind, however, in this instance it might not be fair to use Mary Shelley’s poor and misunderstood monster as an analogy to this process. Because as fearful … Read more →

Stand by for Transmission: IOHR Launches first Human Rights TV channel

A packed Frontline Club, the mecca for journalists and activists alike, in central London on Tuesday night saw the International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR) marking its one-year anniversary as well as its new partnership with netgem.tv. This joint venture will produce the very first human rights TV channel and launch human rights web-TV content on an interactive … Read more →

Syrian Refugees May Freeze to Death

More than 11,000 children living in camps in northern Syria have been affected by torrential rains that have caused floods and washed away tents. Unusually severe winter weather and storms have brought chaos to camps in Syria’s Idlib province as well as to sites in Lebanon as they are left devastated. Aid workers warn there … Read more →

Human Trafficking – The Industry of Stealing Freedom for Profit

Earlier this week, Cyntoia Brown was granted full clemency by the Governor of Tennessee and released after serving 15 years in prison for having shot and killed a man who bought her for sex in 2006. Cyntoia, now 30, was a child victim of sex trafficking which unfortunately is just one facet of a globalised … Read more →

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