Tag «Human Rights»

First national human rights investigation into climate change impacts proceeds despite opposition from fossil fuel companies

Manila, 8 December 2016 – The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) today initiated the next steps in the world’s first-ever national investigation into human rights harms resulting from climate change (1), despite apparent opposition from some fossil fuel companies. A legal petition submitted by 18 individuals and 14 organisations, including Greenpeace Southeast …

GRI launches resource to enable greater transparency on human rights

  16 November 2015, Geneva. GRI, pioneer of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards, today launched its latest Linkage Document at the Fourth United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights. ‘Linking G4 and the UN Guiding Principles’ highlights the connections between the GRI G4 Reporting Guidelines (G4) and key concepts of the …

Transparency International calls for release of Azerbaijani human rights activists

As the trial re-commences of prominent human rights defender Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus, Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movement, calls for their immediate release. A chorus of international observers has raised serious concerns over the wellbeing of both Leyla and Arif while in custody, as well as the potentially political nature of the trial. …

UN Human Rights Council adopts resolution proposed by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), criticizing Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya and calling for greater respect for human rights in Myanmar

A resolution proposed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Myanmar titled ” Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar” (A/HRC/29/L.30) was adopted by consensus at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 3rd July 2015. The resolution, proposed by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC, makes a …

Shed a tear for Partha Dey, please – Aditi Ganguly

Debjani Dey is dead. As dead as a doornail. Her father too is dead and gone. Only her brother, Partha Dey is “Officially” alive, tucked away in the Pavlov Mental Hospital. The media, after flashing gory details of rotting, maggot infested skulls and dwelling at length on angles of sexual perversion have called it a …