Articles tagged with: Human Rights
Amnesty International, (AI) opened its Halifax office on 28 May with an all-day program of talks and presentations. “This was a significant development,” Alex Neve, the Secretary General of Amnesty International (Canada) told Touch BASE editor Robin Arthur.
After the collapse of German society in the wake of World War II, millions had wanted to get out of Europe. “Indeed, between 1946 and 1960, some eight million Europeans migrated overseas and four million Europeans, including one million Germans, went to Canada and the United States.
The Security Council has demanded that parties to armed conflict which commit grave abuses against children, including those who recruit and use children, kill and maim, commit sexual violence or attack schools and hospitals, immediately halt such practices and take special measures to protect children.
A group of independent United Nations human rights experts have urged the French Government to ensure compliance with international non-discrimination standards when it comes to the dismantling of Roma settlements and the expulsion of migrant Roma.
The United Nations has condemned abuses committed against prisoners in Georgia who were exposed in videos made public mid September. The world body has demanded that the violations be investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice.
Sally Armstrong—journalist, author and human rights activist—delivered a talk in Halifax on the future of girls and women in Afghanistan at a forum at the Mount on May 3.
Canadian companies in the oil industry in other parts of the world are accused of violations of Human Rights – destroying crops of land and indigenous economies. Amnesty International’s (AI’s) business is to make sure these companies respect these human rights.