Business, Development and Human Rights

Mar 29, 2018

Ahwazi Arabs: Protest after Broadcasting Corporation Omits their Ethnicity In TV Program Celebrating Iran’s Diversity and Culture

Protests in the city of Ahwaz have occurred following the controversial exclusion of the Ahwazi Arab ethnicity in a Children’s program aired on Channel 2 of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) corporation, the main Iranian media company. The program included a boy placing dolls dressed in different ethnicities folklore, in their designated regions in Iran, yet the doll...

Mar 29, 2018

Ahwazi Arabs: Protest after Broadcasting Corporation...

Protests in the city of Ahwaz have occurred following the controversial exclusion of the Ahwazi Arab ethnicity in a Children’s program aired on Channel 2 of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting...

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Mar 29, 2018

UNPO and SMHRIC Submit Joint Report for Universal...

On 29 March 2018, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC) submitted a joint report to the Office of the High Commissioner...

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Mar 28, 2018

UNPO Submits Report for Universal Periodic Review...

On 27 March 2018, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) jointly submitted a report to the Office of the High Commissioner for...

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Mar 26, 2018

Brazil Condemned to allocate 1 million dollars...

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) ordered Brazil to pay 1 million dollars to the Xukuru community for violating their right to collective property. This sum constitutes reparation for the...

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Mar 15, 2018

Somaliland: Government Signs Agreement with UAE...

An investment agreement has been made between the governments of Somaliland, the United Arab Emirates and Ethiopia regarding the development of the port of Berbera. Under the agreement, a new company will...

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Feb 20, 2018

Guarani-Kaiowá: Community Faces Risks of...

Brazilian Federal Justice ordered the eviction of indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá from their traditional communities Pindoroky, Nhamõe Guavyray and Guapoy Guasu, in the state of Mato Grosso do...

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Feb 20, 2018

UNPO Publishes New Report on Human Rights Situation...

UNPO announces the release of a new report ‘Breaking the Silence: Gilgit Baltistan and the Human Rights Cost of CPEC’, which focuses on the plight of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan under the...

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Feb 15, 2018

Ogoni: Shell Continues to Cast Shadow Over Human...

Photo courtesy of UNPO @Flikr As the British-Dutch oil company pushes to return to the Ogoniland region, civil society actors warn about the risk for human rights that its presence would pose. Since the...

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