BANGLADESH: Protect rights activist and inhabitants of Mayadip

Shahed Kayes, Prof. Mizanur Rahman Khan, National Human Rights Commission, [email protected] Re: BANGLADESH: Protect rights activist and inhabitants of Mayadip Dear Chairman of NHRC of Bangladesh, Name of victim: 1. Shahed Kayes (36), son of late M.A Kayes, vill- Sahapur, Sonargaon-1440, Narayanganj, an engineer who dedicated himself for educating the children of underprivileged communities that [...]

Drug Policy Debate: Decriminalize drugs – an urgent debate

La Jornada editorial: “Yesterday, in front of members of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), the head of the Mexican Foreign Ministry, Patricia Espinosa, said that while the government of Mexico does not agree with the decriminalization of drugs that are currently banned–because that measure does not suffice to end drug trafficking and organized crime–it [...]

India, Pakistan and the future of Afghanistan

Even as the so- called ` end game’ in Afghanistan approaches, in the context of the US and allied forces to withdrawing from Afghanistan by 2014, the future scenario is being contemplated in terms of the role of India and Pakistan vying for influence on Afghanistan. Afghan President Karzai visited India in October, 2011 and [...]

UN Pushes for Birth Registration

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has announced its partnership with the global children’s rights organization Plan International for a worldwide push to ensure that children, especially those at risk of statelessness, are registered at birth. There are some 12 million stateless people across the world, half of which are children, according to the [...]

Protest on 18th anniversary of closure of main street in Hebron

Some 500 people, Palestinians, internationals and Israeli’s, have demonstrated on Friday against the closure of Shuhada Street in Hebron (Al-Khalil in Arabic). Friday was the 18th anniversary of the attack by the settler Baruch Goldstein from the nearby settlement of Kiryat Arba on people praying in the Ibrahim mosque, killing 29 people and wounding over [...]

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