Coronavirus containment at the cost of privacy?

#coronavirus #containment #privacy Anne-Sophie Simpere of Amnesty International says she has serious concerns about the different tracking measures that have been put in place. ‘’When I hear you talking about an app that would be compulsory, for us it’s extremely worrying. As soon as an entity can monitor where you are going, who you are interacting, … Read more Coronavirus containment at the cost of privacy?

Amnesty: Somalia journalists face abusive means of suppression

Somali journalists continue to face arbitrary arrests, physical attacks and censorship. A recent Amnesty International report says harassment and intimidation of journalists are so deeply entrenched, it makes Somalia one of the most dangerous places to report from. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow has more. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: … Read more Amnesty: Somalia journalists face abusive means of suppression

Coronavirus ‘could kill 2 million in Bangladesh’ – warns leaked UN memo

In Bangladesh up to two million people could be in danger of dying from Covid-19. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)  That’s according to a leaked memo from the United Nations which was circulated among diplomats in the capital Dhaka. It questioned the government’s wisdom in sending an estimated nine-million people out of the capital ahead of a national … Read more Coronavirus ‘could kill 2 million in Bangladesh’ – warns leaked UN memo

EU migrant crisis: Criminalising compassion

Stopping to help women who are injured and look distressed at the side of the road; offering food to a hungry child or tea to a parched man who has been walking for days. These acts of solidarity and compassion are increasingly being treated as crimes across Europe. Amnesty International has released the results of an … Read more EU migrant crisis: Criminalising compassion

Families in Russia angry at ‘fabricated charges’, arrests

We meet a family fighting the justice system in Russia, in what Amnesty International says is one of the thousands of cases of fabricated criminal charges. According to the rights group, convictions in these cases a way for judges and prosecutors to be promoted and for the government to send a stern warning. Al Jazeera’s … Read more Families in Russia angry at ‘fabricated charges’, arrests

Denying genocide in Myanmar: ‘Rumours and hearsay’ | UpFront (Headliner)

In January the International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Myanmar’s government rejected the ruling, saying it was based on a “distorted picture of the situation”. According to the UN, at least 10,000 people have been killed and more than 700,000 have fled Rakhine state since … Read more Denying genocide in Myanmar: ‘Rumours and hearsay’ | UpFront (Headliner)

Plight of migrant workers in Lebanon worsens

An estimated 250,000 migrant workers in Lebanon are excluded from labour-law protections, putting them at risk of exploitation and abuse, according to Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. But their situation has worsened in recent months because of a deep economic crisis. Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports from Beirut. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more Plight of migrant workers in Lebanon worsens

Cambridge Women in Law Launch: Panel 2 – Women in the wider world

Cambridge Women in Law (CWIL) is an exciting new social network of alumnae at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, which features a diverse range of women from all sectors. CWIL was officially launched on 27 September with an event to mark the centenary of the passing of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, … Read more Cambridge Women in Law Launch: Panel 2 – Women in the wider world

Haiti: Rape & Sexual Violence Has Increased Since Earthquake

According to a report by human rights group, Amnesty International, sexual violence and rapes have increased since the earthquake in Haiti a year ago, on 11 January 2010. With many of the Haitian population still living in makeshift camps, there is an environment where attacks on girls and women are frequent, Amnesty says, with attacks … Read more Haiti: Rape & Sexual Violence Has Increased Since Earthquake