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Communalism Combat

Gujarat 2002-2007: Genocide’s Aftermath - Part I

Why we cannot forget To start with, our sincere apologies to all readers for the big time lag between the last issue of CC, "Minority Report", and the issue now in your hands. The main reason for this delay relates to the subject matter of this issue, where our prime concern has been to provide extensive information so that readers can better appreciate the nature of the "Vibrant Gujarat" over which chief minister, Narendra Modi, the "chief author and architect" of the carnage, still (...) read

date of on-line publication : 21 December 2007

Social Watch Report 2007

The Social Watch Report 2007 entitled “In dignity and rights. Making the universal right to social security a reality” will be launched at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in New York, in the context of the United Nations High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development to be held from October 23 to 24 at United Nations Headquarters. The Hearings with the civil society will precede de HLD, and are scheduled for October 22. The 2007 Report provides an overview of social security systems (...) read

date of on-line publication : 14 November 2007

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Hidden apartheid : caste discrimination against India’s « Untouchables »

> Shadow Report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), February 2007, 118 p. (pdf)

Discriminatory and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of over 165 million people in India has been justified on the basis of caste. Caste is descent-based and hereditary in nature. It is a characteristic determined by one’s birth into a particular caste, irrespective of the faith practiced by the individual. Caste denotes a traditional system of rigid social stratification into ranked groups defined by descent and occupation. Caste divisions in India dominate in housing, marriage, (...) read

date of on-line publication : 15 March 2007

Struggling to survive : children in armed conflict in the the Democratic Republic of the Congo

> April 2006, 72 p. (pdf)

Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) endure some of the most miserable treatment found anywhere in the world, despite outward signs of progress in DRC, such as the creation of a power-sharing transitional government, the presence of the United Nations’ largest peacekeeping operation and billions of dollars granted by donors for postconflict reconstruction. In 2006, DRC continues to endure the world’s deadliest humanitarian crisis, with more than 38,000 people dying every (...) read

date of on-line publication : 14 March 2007

« We flee when we see them » : abuses with impunity at the National Intelligence Service in Burundi

> HRW Report, october 2006, 37 p., (pdf)

In the year to September 2006, Burundi’s state intelligence agency, now called the National Intelligence Service (Service National de Renseignement, SNR) appears to have been responsible for the extrajudicial execution of at least 38 individuals, and has tortured and arbitrarily detained some 200 more. These serious abuses have been perpetrated largely with impunity. A new government took office in August 2005 but its first year in power was marked by continued conflict with the last (...) read

date of on-line publication : 7 March 2007

Fédération Internationale des liguues des Droits de l’Homme (FIDH), Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)

Slow march to the gallows. Death penalty in Pakistan

In early 2006, the HRCP and the FIDH jointly organised a factfinding mission on the application of death penalty in Pakistan. Pakistan ranks among the countries in the world which issue the most death sentences : currently, over 7,400 prisoners are lingering on death row. In recent years, Pakistan has witnessed a significant increase in charges carrying capital punishment, in convictions to death, as well as in executions. The HRCP and the FIDH find that the application of death penalty in (...) read

date of on-line publication : 2 March 2007

Amnesty International

Amnesty International calls for an urgent UN inquiry on violations of international law by both Israel and Hizbullah

Amnesty International is calling on the United Nations to set up an international commission empowered to investigate the evidence of violations of international law by both Hizbullah and Israel and to make provision for reparations for the victims. From the outbreak of the war between Hizbullah and Israel in July 2006, Amnesty International called on both sides to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law (the rules of war), particularly those relating to the (...) read

date of on-line publication : 24 November 2006

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