29 March 2017
27 million people lack safe water in countries facing or at risk of famine

27 million people lack safe water in countries facing or at risk of famine

29 March 2017

Water shortages, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene practices and disease outbreaks are posing an additional threat to severely malnourished children in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today.

28 March 2017
Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

28 March 2017

When the new UK tax year begins on April 6, stand by for a severe attack on women’s welfare. Parents will no longer be able to claim tax credits for more than two children — unless they can prove that subsequent children were a consequence of rape or a coercive relationship. And while the whole change will hurt women the most, that exception was pushed through by statutory instrument without even a vote in parliament.

27 March 2017
Dutch human rights commission calls for pre-trial detention rethink

Dutch human rights commission calls for pre-trial detention rethink

27 March 2017

Judges are not critical enough when deciding whether or not to remand someone in custody during a police investigation, the Dutch human rights commission said on Monday.

24 March 2017
The USA Government is capturing millions of Americans’ communications a year

The USA Government is capturing millions of Americans’ communications a year

24 March 2017

There’s currently a lot in the news about «incidental» surveillance of American citizens, and even more confusion on what «incidental» means. During a hearing earlier this week on Russian interference in the recent presidential election, several members of the House Intelligence Committee questioned FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogerson whether existing national security surveillance authorities adequately protect Americans.

23 March 2017
Defending nature is a deadly business in Honduras

Defending nature is a deadly business in Honduras

23 March 2017

In the first in a series, Yale Environment 360 reports from Honduras where Berta Cáceres fought to protect native lands and paid for it with her life — one of hundreds of victims in this disturbing global trend. She was 44 years old. It was a cold-blooded political assassination.

22 March 2017
Homelessness and housing problems reach crisis point in all EU countries

Homelessness and housing problems reach crisis point in all EU countries

22 March 2017

A European housing body has warned that homelessness and exclusion from housing has reached crisis point in the majority of countries in the European Union.

21 March 2017
Arkansas’s plan to execute 8 men in 10 days could end in state-sanctioned torture before death

Arkansas’s plan to execute 8 men in 10 days could end in state-sanctioned torture before death

21 March 2017

Between April 17 and 27, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans on doing what should be inconceivable: executing eight prisoners in ten days.

20 March 2017
Indigenous man wins human rights settlement after jail denied request to practise spirituality

Indigenous man wins human rights settlement after jail denied request to practise spirituality

20 March 2017

The Department of Justice and Public Safety and its jail in Shediac have apologized to a former Indigenous inmate who was denied access to traditional native spiritual services, such as smudging.

17 March 2017
Whanganui River to gain legal personhood

Whanganui River to gain legal personhood

17 March 2017

In a world first, a New Zealand river will be recognised as a person.

16 March 2017
Six prison guards injured in Susanville prison riot

Six prison guards injured in Susanville prison riot

16 March 2017

Officials say six prison guards and one inmate were injured in a riot at California Correctional Center in Susanville.