Tag Archives: Rights

Vietnam Has Violated Journalists’ Rights

Pressure has been mounting on Vietnam to release a journalist who had been jailed since last year. Journalist Pham Doan Trang, known for his coverage of human rights, was arrested in October 2020. An opinion piece released by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found that Trang had …

Read More »

Israel to Explain to US About Ban on Palestinian Rights Groups

Israel is sending its envoy to Washington amid deepening rifts with US President Joe Biden’s administration over the ban on six Palestinian human rights groups, a State Department official said Tuesday. Israel last week declared the leading Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organizations, sparking international criticism. The United States, …

Read More »

Activists Call for Removing Terrorist Labels of Six Human Rights Groups

Activists call on the international community to help revoke the designation of six Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organizations. The terrorist label allows Israel to search their offices, seize assets and arrest employees. Israel accuses the groups of being part of a small Palestinian movement with a political party …

Read More »

Taliban Attacks Journalists Covering Women’s Rights Protests

The Taliban on Thursday (21/10) attacked several journalists to prevent media coverage of the women’s rights protests in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. About 20 women lined up from near the education ministry to the finance ministry. Wearing colorful headscarves, they chanted slogans including: “Don’t politicize Education.” The women held …

Read More »

US Will Join Controversial UN Human Rights Council Again

The United States will return to the United Nations Human Rights Council in January, after former president Donald Trump in 2018 withdrew the United States from the controversial body. “America stands ready to work with partners and allies to help lead the world towards a more peaceful and prosperous future, …

Read More »

China’s human rights record is not the authority of the organization

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates said questioning China’s human rights as Beijing prepares to host the 2022 Winter Olympics is not within his organization’s jurisdiction. There has been widespread criticism of Beijing’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, which rights groups say constitutes …

Read More »