NGO 'Avaaz' on Thursday called on Israel to protect its Beduin residents and vote against a plan to evict some 40,000 Israeli citizens. The plan, known as the Prawer-Begin Outline, has been widely criticized both inside Israel and internationally. Jerusalem Post, 1 day ago
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A Maldivian NGO has criticised child protection measures currently in place in the country as inadequate, while urging government authorities to incorporate several key human rights obligations into domestic law. Local NGO Advocating the Rights of ...Minivan News, 1 month ago
A force for change, or simply 'clicktavism', online activist group Avaaz and its leader are being heard Two weeks ago, a 36-year-old man named Ricken Patel gave the Commonwealth Lecture at the Guildhall in central London. It was entitled The ...New Zealand Herald, 1 month ago
The UN country team in the Maldives has issued a statement calling for the abolition of both corporal punishment and the death penalty in the Maldives. While the Maldives still issues death sentences, these have traditionally been commuted to life ...Minivan News, 2 days ago
Sweden's retail giant H&M has decided to sign up to a building safety agreement in the wake of the factory collapse that killed more than 1,000 garment workers in Bangladesh. Sweden's H&M to open 50 new stores in India (29 Apr 13) H&M set to dress ...The Local Sweden, 1 week ago
Government claims committed to flogging reforms as UK omits Maldives from FCO's list of human rights concerns
The government has said it continues to pursue legal reforms over the use of punishments like flogging as the UK Foreign Office opts against listing the Maldives as a country of concern for human rights abuses this year. With foreign governments and ...Minivan News, 2 weeks ago
Mohamed Waheed has criticised unspecified groups that are calling for a boycott of the Maldives tourism industry, expressing concern that it is the largest source of income for the nation. According to the President's Office website, his comments ...Minivan News, 2 weeks ago
Europe's decision to ban some widely used insecticides in order to arrest an alarming decline in bee numbers will be watched closely in Australia. Environmentalists say the two year ruling is not only vital for bees, but also for European food ...ABC Radio Australia, 3 weeks ago EU to ban bee-killing pesticides EUobserver, 3 weeks ago
There was a buzz around Brussels on Monday after the European Commission voted to restrict the use of pesticides thought to be harmful to bees. The Commission proposed the ban in January after EU scientists said a class of chemicals known as ...Reuters UK, 3 weeks ago
The High Court appeal case for a 15 year-old rape victim sentenced to flogging and house arrest after she was found guilty of fornication began today (April 29). The 15 year-old was convicted of premarital sex at the Juvenile Court on February 26 ...Minivan News, 3 weeks ago Flogging of 15 year-old tip of the iceberg of Maldives treatment of sex offences: Amnesty's South Asia Director Minivan News, 4 weeks ago
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