Qatar Joins Core Human Rights Treaties

(Beirut) – Qatar submitted documents to the United Nations on May 21, 2018, to join two core human rights treaties, following cabinet approval on March 14, Human Rights Watch said today. But Qatar’s accession to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social… Read More: Qatar Joins Core […]

Submission to the 30th meeting of Chairs of the human rights treaty bodies

This paper is presented to the 30th meeting of Chairs of the human rights treaty bodies (Chairpersons meeting) by non-governmental organizations that contribute to many aspects of the work of the treaty bodies, including by encouraging and supporting national partners in their use of the system. It focuses on existing… Read More: Submission to the […]

Thailand: Protestors arrested on military coup anniversary

15 activists face criminal proceedings and up to seven years’ imprisonment for taking part in a peaceful pro-democracy protest on 22 May 2018 in Bangkok. Charges against them include sedition and violating a repressive ban on peaceful political assembly. Read More: Thailand: Protestors arrested on military coup anniversary Source: Amnesty international

Are US Police Disclosing Use of Amazon’s Face-Recognition Technology?

Expand An Inc driver stands next to an Amazon delivery truck in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 21, 2016. © 2016 Reuters US law enforcement agencies’ use of Rekognition, an Amazon surveillance system that uses facial recognition powered by artificial intelligence, poses threats to the rights to peaceful assembly… Read More: Are US Police […]

US: Reject Planned Arms Sales to Bahrain

Expand Head of Protocol and representative of the King of Bahrain, Brigadier Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad al Khalifa (C) inspects an armoured military ballistic helmet during inauguration of Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference at the Bahrain Exhibition Center, Manama.  © 2017 Reuters   (Washington, DC) – The United States… Read More: US: Reject Planned […]

Russia Should Free Oleg Sentsov Before FIFA World Cup

Russia is proudly about to welcome hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors. In three weeks, fans, journalists and officials will arrive for the FIFA World Cup 2018, one of the most widely watched sporting events in the world. After months of polishing, Moscow, my city, literally sparkles. Street cafes are… Read More: Russia Should Free […]

Transparency in AWA Reporting in Serious Jeopardy

One of the many tools NAVS relies on for tracking abuse in Animal Welfare Act-regulated research institutions is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This is particularly true since the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) removed its online database of information last year. Since… Read More: Transparency in AWA […]

Afghanistan: Labour Law (2007)

Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities – Document type: National Legislation Read More: Afghanistan: Labour Law (2007) Source: UNHCR