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Sep 25 2021 10:46 am
Taiwan: Landmark moment for transgender rights as court rules against surgery requirement

Responding to a Taiwanese court ruling that a government requirement obliging trans people to provide proof of reproductive organ removal surgery in order to affirm their legal gender is...

Sep 25 2021 10:23 am
Hong Kong: Demise of Hong Kong Alliance shows marking Tiananmen crackdown will not be tolerated

Responding to the disbandment of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (Hong Kong Alliance), which has organised Hong Kong’s Tiananmen commemoration vigil for...

Sep 24 2021 4:22 pm
USA: border officials must be held accountable over violent conduct toward Haitians

Customs and Border Protection officials’ ‘horrific’ behaviour must be properly investigated Visceral images of Texas border agents on horseback apparently trying to ‘round up’ migrants have been...

Sep 23 2021 6:11 pm
Russia: Siberian shaman who marched against Putin confined indefinitely in psychiatric hospital

Aleksandr Gabyshev embarked on epic walk from Yakutsk to Moscow in 2019 Detention in psychiatric hospitals was a common Soviet-era tactic used against dissidents ‘The authorities are using...

Sep 23 2021 10:06 am
Northern Ireland: Latest rejection of UK government's 'Troubles' plans must be a 'wake-up call'

Council of Europe Commissioner on Human Rights, Dunja Mijatovic, has written to the NI Secretary of State over UK government plans to introduce a ‘broad based and unconditional’ amnesty for NI...

Sep 22 2021 8:12 pm
Global: States must deliver surplus Covid-19 vaccines now

In response to today’s Global Covid-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better, where US President Biden and EU President Von der Leyen announced new commitments to donate an additional...

Sep 21 2021 10:11 pm
Covid-19: Big Pharma fuelling unprecedented human rights crisis - New Report

AstraZeneca, BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Novavax and Pfizer refuse to participate in initiatives to boost global vaccine supply Fewer than 1% of people in low-income countries fully...

Sep 21 2021 6:22 pm
UK: giant snakes-and-ladders board to show ups and downs in Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case

-Richard Ratcliffe will invite MPs to join him and his daughter Gabriella for photographs standing on various squares of the board ‘We remain caught in a game between governments’ - Richard Ratcliffe...

Sep 21 2021 5:17 pm
Morocco: detained Uyghur man must not be sent to China

Computer designer Idris Hasan has been held at China’s request for two months China has well-documented record of persecution of Uyghurs at home and abroad “I fear that if my husband is sent back to...

Sep 20 2021 6:21 pm
Rwanda: numerous fair trial concerns in Paul Rusesabagina case

Hotelier turned opposition politician given 25-year jail sentence Rusesabagina famous for saving lives of 1,200 people during country’s 1994 genocide ‘Fair trial violations in the case were a...