Former civil servant Filep Karma is serving a 15-year prison sentence after taking part in an annual ceremony where the “Morning Star” flag, a banned symbol of Papuan independence was raised. Demand his immediate and unconditional release.
Ten years ago, the Afghan government and its international allies pledged to advance women's rights. But as they seek a political settlement with the Taleban, make sure they don't sacrifice women's rights.
Seven months have passed since popular protests calling for political reform spread out nationwide in Syria. The protests have been largely peaceful, yet the Syrian authorities have sought to suppress them in the most brutal manner.
The Optional Protocol creates a new international mechanism that will enable people whose rights have been denied – and do not have a remedy in their own country – to seek justice through the UN. In order for people to have access to this mechanism, their government must become party to the Optional Protocol.
Since Pakistan became a key ally in the US-led "war on terror", hundreds of people have gone missing after being arbitrarily detained. Join our campaign to demand justice for these victims of enforced disappearances.
Human rights of Dongria Kondh adivasi (Indigenous) community in India are threatened by an ongoing legal challenge brought by the Orissa Mining Corporation to undermine the denial of clearances to develop a bauxite mine without adequate free, prior and informed consent.