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- Ethiopia: Gambella Region Rejects Rights Commission's Report, Calls It 'Irresponsible'by Addis Standard on October 3, 2022 at 11:57 am
[Addis Standard] Addis Ababa -- The Gambella regional government has rejected and condemned Ethiopian Human Rights Commission's (EHRC) report on extrajudicial killings of at least 50 civilians in the region following a clash in June between security forces and armed groups.
- Tanzania: Zanzibar Uplifts Elders' Care With Special IDsby Daily News on October 3, 2022 at 11:54 am
[Daily News] Zanzibar -- SENIOR citizens in Zanzibar have started receiving special identification cards that will enable them to be given priority in accessing health, transport, and other services.
- Uganda: Bobi Wine to Judiciary - "Why Pretend You Respect Human Rights By Honouring Benedicto Kiwanuka?"by Nile Post on October 3, 2022 at 9:10 am
[Nile Post] The leader of the National Unity Platform (NUP), Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, has lashed out at the judiciary for honouring the legacy of former Chief Justice Benedicto Kiwanuka, claiming that the same institution has failed to address other human rights violations in the country.
- Zimbabwe: Country Records Steep Rise in Human Rights Violations - Reportby New Zimbabwe on October 3, 2022 at 7:40 am
[New Zimbabwe] Latest research by a local think tank has revealed that the country has seen an exponential rise in cases of organised violence and torture (OVT) since the 2017 coup which toppled long time ruler Robert Mugabe from power.
- Egypt: COP27 Q&Aby HRW on October 3, 2022 at 6:44 am
[HRW] What is COP27 about?
- Zimbabwe: Conviction of Tsitsi Dangarembga Is a 'Travesty of Justice'by AI London on October 3, 2022 at 6:41 am
[AI London] Author Tsitsi Dangarembga and Julie Barnes convicted for protesting economic hardship They were handed a six-month suspended sentence for participating in the 31 July 2020 protest against economic hardship
- Africa: UN Report Targets Racism Against People of African Descentby VOA on October 1, 2022 at 8:19 am
[VOA] Geneva -- A report by the U.N. human rights office finds systemic racism against people of African descent is deep-rooted and says urgent measures are needed to dismantle discriminatory systems.
- Gambia: Human Rightsby Foroyaa on October 1, 2022 at 7:50 am
[Foroyaa] "PIU Officers Involved in Faraba Banta Incident Interdicted"
- Liberia: The Dark Side of Press Freedom Under President George Weahby FrontPageAfrica on September 30, 2022 at 11:51 am
[FrontPageAfrica] WHEN PRESIDENT George Weah told world leaders at the 77th UN General Assembly in New York that his administration had eradicated laws that in the past suppressed freedom of the press, he was not lying.
- Ghana: No Public Institution Exempt From Right To Information Lawby Ghanaian Times on September 30, 2022 at 8:30 am
[Ghanaian Times] Yaw Sarpong Boateng, the Executive Secretary of the Right To Information (RTI) Commission, has stated that no one or public institution is exempt from the application of the Right To Information (RTI) law even if the person works at the National Security or the Presidency,
- Namibia: Namibia Leads in Digital Fraud Attemptsby Namibian on September 30, 2022 at 4:42 am
[Namibian] SUSPECTED digital fraud attempts from Namibia increased by 36% in the second quarter of 2022, compared to the same period last year, and compared to a -14% decline shown globally.
- Zimbabwe: Detained CCC Legislators Are Victims of Flouting Bail Conditions - Justice Minister Ziyambi Tells Parlyby New Zimbabwe on September 30, 2022 at 4:07 am
[New Zimbabwe] JUSTICE minister, Ziyambi Ziyambi told Parliament Wednesday that the continued detention of two opposition legislators was justifiable as they were notorious for flouting bail conditions involving previous offences.
- Zimbabwe: 22,000 Inmates Crammed in Zim Prisons - Another Presidential Amnesty to Ease Congestionby New Zimbabwe on September 30, 2022 at 4:05 am
[New Zimbabwe] SOME 22,114 prisoners are held at various correctional facilities across the country against a combined carrying capacity of 17,000 inmates.
- Gambia: Hon. Ceesay - Gambia´s Prison Cells Do Not Meet Human Rights Standardby The Point on September 29, 2022 at 2:05 pm
[The Point] The National Assembly Member (NAM) for Serrekunda West, Hon. Madi Ceesay, says The Gambia´s prison cells are not up to "standard and they are dissatisfying."
- South Africa: Minister Patricia De Lille - Expropriation Bill Aims to Replace Unconstitutional Expropriation Act of 1975by Govt of SA on September 29, 2022 at 1:39 pm
[Govt of SA] Statement by Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia de Lille - Expropriation Bill aims to replace unconstitutional Expropriation Act of 1975
- South Africa: Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi - Helen Suzman Foundation Media Campaignby Govt of SA on September 29, 2022 at 1:38 pm
[Govt of SA] The Helen Suzman Foundation ("HSF") issued a press statement on 20 September 2022 dealing with the directive issued by the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi extending the validity of the exemption permits of the Zimbabwean nationals to 30 June 2023.
- South Africa: Employment and Labour Closes Wholesale and Retail Facility During Blitz Inspectionsby Govt of SA on September 29, 2022 at 1:36 pm
[Govt of SA] Employment and Labour IES inspectors put a Pretoria wholesale and retail facility to a complete shut down due to OHS non-compliance
- South Africa: Expropriation Bill Not Intended to Seize Land - De Lilleby SAnews.gov.za on September 29, 2022 at 1:32 pm
[SAnews.gov.za] Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille has moved to assure South Africans that government has no intention of using the Expropriation Bill to arbitrarily seize land from private owners.
- South Africa: Govt Has Snubbed Us Here in Gomora, Says 72-Year-Old Samson Malekaby GroundUp on September 29, 2022 at 1:20 pm
[GroundUp] No toilets, no water, no electricity in Tshwane settlement after 18 years
- South Africa: Social Grants - Labour Federations Reject Government Proposalsby GroundUp on September 29, 2022 at 12:06 pm
[GroundUp] Fears that many will be excluded when Social Relief of Distress grant is replaced
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- Fight against human trafficking must be strengthened in Ethiopia’s wartorn northon October 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Throughout Ethiopia’s Tigray, Afar and Amhar regions, women and girls are becoming increasingly vulnerable to abduction and sex trafficking as they flee ongoing armed conflict, a group of UN-appointed independent human rights experts warned on Monday.
- Rights experts decry shut down of civic space in Nicaraguaon October 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Nicaragua must comply with its international obligations to respect and guarantee fundamental freedoms, two experts appointed by the UN and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) said in a joint declaration issued on Monday.
- On International Day of Older Persons, UN chief highlights their ‘remarkable resilience’ on October 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Secretary-General António Guterres drew attention on Saturday, the International Day of Older Persons, to the “resilience of the more than one billion older women and men” in a rapidly changing world.
- Delivering justice for abused child brides in The Comoroson October 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Around thirty per cent of girls in The Comoros become child brides, and they make up the vast majority of sexual violence cases reported across the African country.
- Little progress combating systemic racism against people of African descent: UN reporton September 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm
More than two years since the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in the United States sparked the global Black Lives Matter movement, there’s been only “piecemeal progress” in addressing systemic racism, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday, in a new report.
- Human rights: ‘Disturbing trends’ in reprisals against those cooperating with the UN continueson September 29, 2022 at 12:00 pm
People in 42 different countries across the world faced reprisals and intimidation on the basis of their cooperation with the United Nations to defend human rights, according to the annual UN report on the issue, which also highlights other disturbing trends.
- Iran: UN experts demand stay of execution for two women LGBT rights activistson September 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Iran must immediately stay the executions of two women sentenced to death for supporting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender-diverse (LGBT) people, a large group of UN-appointed independent human rights experts said on Wednesday.
- Guinea: UN pledges support for justice and accountability, as stadium massacre trial beginson September 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm
The UN chief on Wednesday paid tribute to the hundreds of victims and their families, of a 2009 stadium massacre in the capital of Guinea, as some of the ringleaders allegedly responsible for the gruesome death of more than 150 people that day, went on trial.
- Russia: Alarm over arrests of military mobilization protesterson September 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm
In Russia, nearly 2,400 people have reportedly been arrested for protesting against the Kremlin’s mobilisation call-up to fight in Ukraine, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.
- Iran: UN condemns violent crackdown against hijab protestson September 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Authorities in Iran must fully respect the rights of protestors calling for justice for Mahsa Amini, the young woman who died in custody after being arrested for allegedly violating strict dress codes, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday. Later in the day, the UN chief said he was becoming "increasingly concerned" about reports of the death toll rising, "including women and children."
- ‘Dire’ and deteriorating pattern of rights abuse continues in Ukraineon September 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Ongoing armed attacks by Russia against Ukraine have led to devastating human rights abuses there, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission for the war-torn country (HRMMU).
- Central African Republic: Said trial opens at International Criminal Courton September 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm
The trial of a paramilitary commander accused of carrying out or ordering crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Central African Republic (CAR) began on Monday in The Hague.
- ILO welcomes first global agreement on professional footballers’ rightson September 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm
The UN’s labour agency welcomed on Monday, the first ever global agreement on working conditions and rights of professional football players in both the men’s and women’s game.
- South Sudan violence proliferating, warn independent rights expertson September 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Deeply disturbing violence is escalating “all over” South Sudan, top independent UN human rights experts have warned.
- Australia: Groundbreaking decision creates pathway for climate justice on Torres Strait Islandson September 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm
The UN Human Rights Committee found on Friday that Australia’s failure to adequately protect indigenous Torres Islanders against climate change impacts, has violated their rights to enjoy their culture, free from “arbitrary interference” with their private life, family and home.
- Ireland: Rights experts call for redress for 50 years of systemic racism in childcare institutionson September 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm
UN-appointed independent human rights experts on Friday called on Irish authorities to provide adequate redress for victims of racial discrimination and system racism in Irish childcare institutions, stretching over more than 50 years.
- War crimes have been committed in Ukraine conflict, top UN human rights inquiry revealson September 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Almost seven months to the day since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, UN-appointed independent human rights investigators said that war crimes have indeed been committed in the conflict.
- UN experts strongly condemn death of Mahsa Amini, ‘victim of Iran’s sustained repression’on September 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm
UN independent human rights experts on Thursday strongly condemned the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody following her arrest for allegedly failing to comply with Iran’s strict rules on women’s dress, by wearing what authorities said was “an improper hijab”.
- Ethiopia: Civilians again mired in intractable and deadly war, Human Rights Council hearson September 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Ethiopia’s people are once again “mired…in the intractable and deadly consequences” of conflict between Government troops and forces loyal to Tigrayan separatist fighters, who are all likely responsible for war crimes, top rights investigators said on Thursday.
- World falling ‘far short’ of pledge to protect minority rights: Guterreson September 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm
The world is falling “far short” of commitments made three decades ago to protect minority communities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, appealing for concrete action to counter this neglect.