Category Archives: Human Rights

Memorial ceremony held at Ankara train station to mark Human Rights Day

On Oct. 10, 102 people — many of whom were pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) supporters — lost their lives after two suicide bombers detonated explosives in the heart of a peace rally in the …

Only 2 women chosen out of 26 ministers in new Cabinet

Sehnaz Kıymaz Bahceci of the Women for Women’s Human Rights-New Ways Association (WWHR-New Ways) in Turkey told Today’s Zaman via email: “Unfortunately, the patriarchal structure of politics in Turkey always places obstacles in front of …

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov 19 (NNN-QNA) – Qatar has reaffirmed that it will spare no effort, to participate actively in promoting the United Nations’ Protect, Respect and Remedy Guiding Principles, and to cooperate with the team on Business and Human Rights, through its membership in the Human Rights Council and the organs of the United Nations and regional organisations. This came in a speech delivered by the Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Human Rights Committee, Sheikh Khalid bin Jassim Al Thani, before the closing session of the high-level 4th Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, held in Geneva today. Sheikh Khalid bin Jassim Al-Thani pointed that, the implementation of the ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy Guiding Principles’ represents the road map in the field of business and human rights, to all stakeholders. He expressed hope that, the Asian Forum on Business and Human Rights, which will be hosted by the State of Qatar, on Apr 19-20, 2016, would contribute to shedding more light and giving profound understanding on these principles, as well as, to discuss challenges facing the stakeholders in implementing them, in the Asian continent, in addition to determining the best practices and experiences in the business and human rights sector.– NNN-QNA

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov 19 (NNN-QNA) – Qatar has reaffirmed that it will spare no effort, to participate actively in promoting the United Nations’ Protect, Respect and Remedy Guiding Principles, and to cooperate with the team …

BirGun daily’s managing editor faces up to 32 years in prison for insulting ErdoIan

A report prepared by the Association of Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed Peoples (Mazlumder) about a curfew that had been in place for 12 days in the southeastern town of Silvan has said civilians …

BirGun daily managing editor faces up to 32 years in prison for insulting ErdoIan

A report prepared by the Association of Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed Peoples (Mazlumder) on a curfew that had been in place for the past 12 days in the southeastern town of Silvan has …

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