Business, Development and Human Rights

Mar 18, 2019

European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Human Rights Defenders in Iran

On Wednesday 13 March 2019, the European Parliament voted a joint motion for a resolution on Iran and more particularly the treatment of human rights defenders in the country. Seven out of the eight political groups in the Parliament joined to address the alarming human rights situation in Iran and recognise the discrimination and persecutions faced by the country’s minorities. 2018 has seen...

Mar 18, 2019

European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Human...

On Wednesday 13 March 2019, the European Parliament voted a joint motion for a resolution on Iran and more particularly the treatment of human rights defenders in the country. Seven out of the eight political...

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Mar 05, 2019

West Papua : Indonesian Government Deploys Hundreds...

The situation in West Papua is increasingly drastic as Indonesia ramps up the military pressure in the region. An example of this can be found in the sudden deployment of 600 soldiers to safeguard a new...

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Feb 22, 2019

West Papua: UN Experts Statement Condemns Human...

  In a joint statement, five United Nations (UN) experts condemn the general lack of investigations into allegations of human rights violations in West Papua. This follows the recent torture of a...

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Feb 15, 2019

Crimean Tatars: Three Activists Detained on Feeble...

On Wednesday, 14 February, Russian authorities detained and searched the homes of three Crimean Tatar activists. The incident happened in the Russian-occupied Crimea, Ukraine. Rustem Emiruseyinov, Eskender...

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Feb 14, 2019

Iranian Kurdistan: PDKI Publishes Extensive List...

Earlier this month, UNPO Member the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) published a report detailing the names of 340 of its members who were victims of Iran’s terrorism. In light of this...

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Feb 05, 2019

Crimean Tatars: Blogger Transferred to High Security...

Nariman Memedeminov, a Crimean Tatar blogger, was moved to a cell with increased security level in Crimea due to his alleged studying and spread of extremist ideology. Detained since 22 March 2018 for...

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Feb 05, 2019

Gilgit-Baltistan: Protests Denounce Pakistani...

Ahead of the commemoration of “Kashmir Solidarity Day” on 5 February 2019 in London, England, massive protests are being held in parts of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and in Gilgit-Baltistan,...

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Feb 04, 2019

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Official Statement Issued...

On 1 February 2019, the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Foundation issued an official statement regarding the visit of uniformed police officers to the home of Mr. Krishna R. Chakma’s parents in the...

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