Newsletter on Human Rights
an article by Ana Afonso
This is the first issue of the newsletter on human rights edited by CEIPES (www.ceipes.org) and its Centre for Human Rights Education. We are very happy to finally launch this project that we planned since some months. To access or download the newsletter, please click here.
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The main goal we have is to promote a culture of peace and human rights, in the framework of the United Nations International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World, that ended last year but that, in its deeper meaning, is a fight of each day and is greater than a decade that reaches its end.
This project will continue in the next months and we plan to deliver the second issue of the newsletter in December 2011, continuing each year launching at least 2 issues. In this issue we collected, from various sources (identified each time), some articles about human rights in the world. Instead, the first article was created by CEIPES and focus on a hot issues in Italy and in Europe: immigration.
Enjoy your reading.
Ana Afonso, President of CEIPES
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“Non-violent refusal to co-operate with injustice is the way to defeat it.” R.M Gandhi
We live in an extremely violent world. States and transnational non-state actors use violence to achieve their political and strategic objectives, believing that use of violence is the most effective way to do so, notwithstanding that it does not work most of the time. Only the last decade (2001-2011) saw 9/11 terrorist attacks, a protracted and bloody war in Afghanistan, the American invasion of Iraq, Israeli aggression against Lebanon and Palestine, 7/7 bombing in London, terrorist attacks in Mumbai in 2008 and so on. Literally hundreds of thousands of people died in these violent conflicts and terrorist attacks. For that matter, the 20th century was perhaps one of the most violent centuries in human history, witnessing two world wars responsible for the deaths of millions of people.
Talking about Pakistan, we are used to violence in this country. In the weeks and months leading up to the creation of Pakistan, the sub-continent witnessed mass killings of both Muslims and Hindus in communal riots. In 64 years of Pakistan’s history, we fought four wars against India. We launched at least four military operations against our Baloch brothers because they offended the state elite by asking for their legitimate rights. . ...more.
This report was posted on August 11, 2011.
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