04 August 2015

Journalists in Mexico rally over press intimidation after photographer murder

04 August 2015

Media workers, activists and supporters held a rally in Mexico City protesting over the murder of press photographer Ruben Espinosa.

03 August 2015

Wikileaks: US 'spied on Japan government and companies'

03 August 2015

The US has been spying on Japanese cabinet officials, banks and companies, including the Mitsubishi conglomerate, whistleblowing website Wikileaks says.

Britain announces new measures to clampdown on migrants

03 August 2015

More than 1,700 attempts to cross the Eurotunnel to Britain were stopped overnight on Sunday, according to French police.

31 July 2015
On World Day, UN urges action to combat human trafficking

On World Day, UN urges action to combat human trafficking

31 July 2015

On 30 July 2015, Secretary-General  Ban  Ki-moon urged  every country to join the fight against human trafficking as United Nations agencies and their partners vowed to work together to support and protect victims of this transnational crime, while pursuing and prosecuting criminals and their networks.

Jerusalem Gay Pride: Six stabbed 'by ultra-Orthodox Jew'

31 July 2015

Israeli police have arrested a man after six people were wounded in a stabbing at the Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem, the BBC reported.

30 July 2015
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland condemns death sentence of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland condemns death sentence of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

30 July 2015

I condemn the decision by a Tripoli court to sentence Saif  al-Islam  Gaddafi and eight other defendants to death, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland said. 

Gaza 'Black Friday': Cutting edge investigation points to Israeli war crimes in Rafah

30 July 2015

New evidence showing that Israeli forces carried out war crimes in retaliation for the capture of an Israeli soldier has been released today in a joint report by Amnesty International and Forensic Architecture.

The evidence, which includes detailed analysis of vast quantities of multimedia materials, suggests that the systematic and apparently deliberate nature of the air and ground attack on Rafah which killed at least 135 civilians, may also amount to crimes against humanity.

29 July 2015
Some '2,000' migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel terminal

Some '2,000' migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel terminal

29 July 2015

Lille (France) (AFP) — Attempts by migrants desperate to reach England through the Channel Tunnel reached a new peak overnight, as about 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Eurotunnel terminal in the French port town of Calais.

28 July 2015

Hungary opposition condemns PM Orbán’s link between migrants and terrorism

28 July 2015

Hungary’s prime minister has said there is a clear link between illegal migrants entering Europe and the threat of terrorism.

UN Committee against Torture opens its fifty-fifth session

28 July 2015

On 27 July 2015 the UN Committee against Torture opened its  fifty-fifth  session. In an opening statement, Carla Edelenbos, a representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that the appalling situation of migrants had been highlighted by the High Commissioner at the interactive dialogue on the human rights of migrants at the  twenty-ninth  session of the Human Rights Council in June 2015.