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UN rights office praises identification of 114th Argentinian 'Grandson of Plaza de Mayo' World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil
"The courage, perseverance and determination that the grandmothers of missing children in Argentina have shown in the last three decades continue to inspire human rights defenders around the world" "the indigenous peoples spoke as an important voice of the forum ... They came in their warpaint; one indigenous woman explained to me that they consider themselves engaged in a fight to save their forest from exploitation and destruction "
Amnesty International on the Israel/Gaza conflict: Questions and Answers The 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
"Israeli forces have carried out attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians . . . Israel appears to consider the homes of people associated with Hamas to be legitimate military targets, a stance that does not conform to international humanitarian law." "A group of Human Rights 'elders' has a sign-up page on the Internet to garner a billion signatures this year for the 60th Anniversary ... I appeal to all CPNN readers to assess their feelings about the UDHR and to consider participating in this endeavor."
Amnestía Internacional: Conflicto Israel/Gaza - Preguntas y respuestas Eighth-grader crosses California to Conduct Research on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Las fuerzas israelíes han efectuado ataques que han matado a centenares de civiles . . . Israel parece considerar objetivos militares legítimos las casas de las personas relacionadas con Hamás, postura que no se ajusta al derecho internacional humanitario. " "I chose Eleanor Roosevelt because of her work in the United Nations and her role as first lady, and how she stood out against segregation and women's rights."
Amnesty International: Conflit Israël/Gaza - Questions et réponses The Three Heroines of Guatemala: The Judge, the Attorney General and the Nobel Peace Laureate
"Les forces israéliennes ont mené des attaques qui ont tué des centaines de civils . . . Israël semble considérer que les logements de personnes liées au Hamas constituent des cibles militaires légitimes, un point de vue non conforme au droit international humanitaire." "a historic moment, the first time in history that a former leader of a country was tried for genocide in a national court . . . Guatemala has set an example for the world, away from violence and impunity "
Victory for workers' rights at the United Nations Facing the Past, Moving Towards the Future
"the right of unions to represent UN staff has been restored, bringing to an end the crisis in staff-management relations" "This was when I realized that these castles provide a platform for both Europeans and Africans alike to face the horrible past of the slave trade and figure out a way forward for all of humanity. "
Colombia ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention Nepal: Learning English at the cost of the mother tongues?
"confirms and reinforces the leading role of Latin American countries in endorsing the Convention, thus ensuring that domestic workers enjoy the same basic labour rights as other workers " "Hopefully, future federal states of Nepal may promote education in their mother tongue, protecting linguistic rights. "
Colombia ratifica el Convenio sobre las trabajadoras y trabajadores domésticos Reflection on Non-violent Training Course, Fletcher School June 2011
"[Nota del Editor. Según la OIT, el convenio ya está en vigor en Bolivia, Paraguay, Nicaragua y Uruguay, así como Italia, Mauricio y las Filipinas. No ha sido ratificado y, por supuesto, no está en vigor, por cualquiera de los países más ricos del mundo.] " "The result of injustices and oppression are the same regardless of where conflict exists, in Palestine, Tibet, Colombia, Burma, and these are just a small number of conflict affected countries."
La Colombie ratifie la convention sur les travailleuses et travailleurs domestiques Letter from Kivu, Congo
"confirme et renforce le rôle de premier plan des pays d'Amérique latine visant à soutenir cette convention, garantissant ainsi que les travailleurs domestiques jouissent des mêmes droits fondamentaux au travail que les autres travailleurs. " "in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Northern and Southern Kivu), I am in the process of organizing a movement of youth called Youth for Peace, Love and Development "
Human Rights Watch: La lutte pour les droits humains en 2013 News from JFDHOP (Democratic Republic of Congo)
"Parallèlement à tous ces bouleversements, il y a eu également des progrès importants dans le fonctionnement des instruments internationaux de défense des droits humains " "The actions respond to the new and complex situation in the DRC where the country has established democratically elected institutions at both national and provincial levels"
Human Rights Watch: Las pugnas por los derechos en 2013 A letter from the Palestinian Nonviolence Resistance
"En medio de esta conmoción, también se realizaron importantes avances en el sistema internacional que contribuye a la defensa de los derechos humanos " "throwing stones did not work and suicide bombs definitely did not work. In this new time period we must use the nonviolence method, but even that seems aggressive to the Israeli occupiers"
Human Rights Watch Annual Report: Rights Struggles of 2013 Breaking Them Down: Walls that Block People and Walls that Block Words
"In the midst of all this upheaval, there were also important advances in the international machinery that helps to defend human rights. " "no power can stand up against a mass of people that has crossed the border of despair. That is the lesson of Gaza, January, 2008."
Open Letter to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas: Join the International Criminal Court Where Have You Hidden My New Crescent Moon?
"Taking such steps could ensure access to international justice for victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed on Palestinian territories, and would send an important message that such crimes cannot be committed with impunity " " A story that they have to live with all their life — of hoping against hope to find their missing children and often dying without ever finding them."
Nepal: Learning English at the cost of the mother tongues? Empowering Young People to be Agent of Change
"Hopefully, future federal states of Nepal may promote education in their mother tongue, protecting linguistic rights. " "About 60-70 people from more than 40 countries in the world are currently participating in the 2nd European Regional Intergenerational Forum, International Leadership Training Program in Italy. This program is informed by the principle of reciprocal consultation, learning and empowerment of young emerging human rights leaders and cross pollination of ideas and ideals. "
Protection of human rights at heart of United Nations, says UN Geneva on 25th year Peaceful March on the International Day of People with Disabilities
"We need to work together to ensure that the space, voice and knowledge of civil society is nurtured in all our countries " "People with disabilities are powerful if united."
A year of successes: Tribal peoples’ reasons to celebrate in 2013 North-Kivu, Congo: Peace is needed to stop the use of child-soldiers in the clashes
"Our first priority is to stop the violation of tribal peoples’ most fundamental human rights " "ADECOP strongly recommends ... to the international community to ... to remind the Congolese government its commitments as regards the elimination of the use of children in military activities ..."