Will South Sudan’s latest peace deal last? I Inside Story

‘Peace is finally here’ – that’s the promise from South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir after signing the latest power-sharing agreement with his rival. Riek Machar has, once again, been sworn in as vice president. Their rivalry triggered a civil war that’s killed at least 400-thousand people and displaced millions. Both sides are accused of recruiting … Read more Will South Sudan’s latest peace deal last? I Inside Story

Calls to cut ties with Myanmar | The World

Human Rights Watch is calling on the federal government to avoid dealings with Myanmar after a meeting with the country’s top military commander, who’s been accused of being responsible for crimes against ethnic Rohingya Muslims. Read more here: For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more Calls to cut ties with Myanmar | The World

Housing crisis ‘unquestionably’ a human rights violation, says Human Rights Commissioner.

Paul Hunt says the scathing report by the United Nations is a sobering reality check. Start your day the right way with a combination of news, sport and entertainment. Weekdays from 6am on TVNZ 1 Get more at: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news On Demand – https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/breakfast Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Breakfaston1 Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/breakfaston1

EU seeks to protect human rights by regulating AI

The European Union has unveiled a strategy for regulating artificial intelligence (AI) as it looks to forge a different approach to market leaders – the United States and China. From smart devices to facial recognition, AI is the technology of the future and the EU is eager to play a central role in defining codes … Read more EU seeks to protect human rights by regulating AI

UN calls for Syrian government to open humanitarian corridors

The United Nations human rights chief is calling on the Syrian government and its allies to open humanitarian corridors for civilians to leave areas of fighting. Michelle Bachelet put out a statement via her spokesman, who said government and Russian forces appear to be targeting civilians and hospitals deliberately. Nearly 900,000 people have been forced … Read more UN calls for Syrian government to open humanitarian corridors

China ‘stood with Palestinians and with other oppressed people’

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has rejected international criticism on China’s human rights record during a visit to Berlin. Wang also criticised some countries for over-reacting to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, which has now killed more than 1500 people. Speaking in the German capital, Wang said containing the spread of the virus remained … Read more China ‘stood with Palestinians and with other oppressed people’

Malawi rape allegations against police officers

Human rights lawyers in Malawi say police are taking too long to investigate officers accused of rape and sexual abuse. At least 17 women have told rights workers they were attacked last year. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: … Read more Malawi rape allegations against police officers

Will Sudan’s former leader Omar Al Bashir face trial at the ICC? I Inside Story

One of the International Criminal Court’s most wanted people may soon face trial. Former Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir is accused of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in the western Darfur region. In 2003, he sent soldiers and militias to suppress mostly non-Arab rebels. The UN believes fighting, famine and disease killed at … Read more Will Sudan’s former leader Omar Al Bashir face trial at the ICC? I Inside Story

Airbnb on UN list of companies tied to illegal Israeli settlements

Palestinians have welcomed a United Nations report on companies with business ties to illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. In a statement, the UN said it had identified 112 business entities with reasonable grounds to conclude they have ties with Israeli settlements. Among these was the US-based home-renting company Airbnb. In 2018, Airbnb … Read more Airbnb on UN list of companies tied to illegal Israeli settlements

EU to suspend some of Cambodia trade benefits over human rights

Cambodia is set to find out on Wednesday whether the European Union will scrap its preferential trade agreement over concerns about a 2018 clampdown on opposition figures and workers’ rights. Under the Everything But Arms deal, Cambodia can export most goods to Europe tax-free. If that happens hundreds of thousands of Cambodian workers will be … Read more EU to suspend some of Cambodia trade benefits over human rights