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The sentence of the Permanent People’s Tribunal

The sentence of the Permanent People’s Tribunal session on the situation of human rights in the Philippines.The session took place in the Hague from the 21th to the 25th March 2007. More information : read

date of on-line publication : 25 June 2007

Amnesty International

Linguistic minorities in Estonia : discrimination must end

Estonia has a sizeable Russian-speaking linguistic minority which constitutes approximately a third of the population. Persons belonging to this minority enjoy very limited linguistic and minority rights, and often find themselves de facto excluded from the labour market and educational system through a system of rigorous language and citizenship requirements for employment and limited possibilities of studying in minority languages in higher education. Such comprehensive and restrictive (...) read

date of on-line publication : 12 December 2006

Amnesty International

Philippines : political killings, human rights and the peace process

Numbers of political killings in the Philippines are increasing for a second year, with at least 51 killings in the first six months of 2006 compared to 66 collated by Amnesty International in the whole of 2005. The leadership of the armed insurgency has threatened to form retaliatory assassination squads. The killings follow a pattern of unidentified men shooting leftist party members before escaping on motorcycle and have taken place in the context of an intensified counter-insurgency (...) read

date of on-line publication : 23 November 2006

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Religion and the Human Rights Movement

> HRW, Jan 2005, 17pp (...)

Is there a schism between the human rights movement and religious communities? The list of contentious issues is growing: on issues such as reproductive rights, gay marriage, the fight against HIV/AIDS, and blasphemy laws, human rights activists and religious groups often find themselves on opposing sides.
The essay warns: "on the one hand, rights activists should more aggressively stand up for religious freedom and the rights of believers in secular and religious societies alike; on the other, (...) human rights groups should oppose efforts in the name of religion to impose a moral view on others when there is no harm to third parties and the only “offence” is in the mind of the person who feels that the other is acting immorally."  read

date of on-line publication : 13 January 2006

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