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Suspension of site

24 January 11 - The English site of InfoSud’s Human Rights Tribune has been temporarily suspended due to lack of funding. A notice will be posted on the French site when it is back in service. In the meantime, we thank you for your continued (...) Read

US financier gives huge donation to rights NGO

8 September 10 - From Human Rights Watch: George Soros, philanthropist and financier, today announced a challenge grant of $100 million over 10 years to Human Rights Watch. Read

Obama still popular but less so in Muslim world

18 June 10 - While US President Barack Obama has largely retained huge popularity among most of the world’s publics, disillusionment with his leadership appears to have set in throughout much of the Islamic world. Read

Island nations frustrated at climate talks

6 October 09 - Up to half a million people in the Pacific will lose their homes and their countries to rising sea levels because small island nations cannot persuade the rest of the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions sufficiently, campaigners (...) Read

Aid slow to arrive to Indonesia after quake

5 October 09 - Four days after a devastating earthquake hit West Sumatra province in Indonesia, survivors say little or no humanitarian assistance has reached them, leaving some to beg for money. Read

Rwanda Tribunal Issues First Contempt Charge

18 June 07 - The United Nations Rwandan war crimes tribunal this week issued a contempt of court indictment against a witness who gave false testimony during the trial of the country’s former higher education minister. Read

Poland and Romania in CIA Prison Scandal

9 June 07 - A Swiss investigator says he has proof Poland and Romania hosted secret CIA prisons under a pact to track down suspected terrorists wanted by the United States. Releasing details from his second report in Paris on Thursday, Dick Marty said Poland housed some of the CIA’s most sensitive (...) Read

Ibero Summit’s Non Commitment to Migrant Legal Status

6 November 06 - The final statement of the 16th Ibero-American summit, the "Montevideo Commitment", signed this weekend, includes no commitment to regularising the status of undocumented migrant workers. At odds in the negotiations were the European approach, which seeks involvement by the countries of origin (...) Read

Honouring the Best Who Report the Worst

6 November 06 - I am not afraid of being killed," says Egyptian journalist Abeer Al-Askary, who has been repeatedly threatened and beaten by Egyptian government security forces. "The journey towards full freedom of expression is long and it is difficult," she told IPS. Al-Askary was in Toronto last week to (...) Read
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