Arms control and human rights

Une nouvelle coalition mondiale exhorte les gouvernements à réglementer les technologies de surveillance

Les dirigeants du monde doivent faire en sorte que les technologies et les systèmes intrusifs de surveillance ne se retrouvent pas entre les mains de dictateurs ou de régimes répressifs, a déclaré une nouvelle coalition mondiale d’organisations de défense des droits humains à l’occasion de son lancement à Bruxelles, vendredi 4 avril.   Les dirigeants du monde doivent faire en sorte que les technologies et les systèmes intrusifs de surveillance ne se retrouvent pas entre les mains de dictateurs ou de régimes répressifs, a déclaré

New global coalition urges governments to keep surveillance technologies in check

World leaders must commit to keeping invasive surveillance systems and technologies out of the hands of dictators and oppressive regimes, said a new global coalition of human rights organizations as it launched today in Brussels.   World leaders must commit to keeping invasive surveillance systems and technologies out of the hands of dictators and oppressive regimes, said a new global coalition of human rights organizations a

Q&A: Coalition Against Unlawful Surveillance Exports (CAUSE) - 4 April 2014

Headline Title:  Q&A: Coalition Against Unlawful Surveillance Exports (CAUSE)  What is the CAUSE?   The Coalition Against Unlawful Surveillance Exports (CAUSE) brings together leading global and national human rights and other NGOs, who are all calling for governments to take action on the international trade in communication surveillance technologies. Media Node:  CAUSE coalition Story Location:  Belgium 50° 37' 53.472" N, 3° 5' 53.322" E URL:  CAUSE Description:  Coalition website URL:  New global coalition urges governments to keep surveillance technologies in check Description:  News story, 4 April 2014

New global coalition urges governments to keep surveillance technologies in check - 4 April 2014

Headline Title:  New global coalition urges governments to keep surveillance technologies in check   World leaders must commit to keeping invasive surveillance systems and technologies out of the hands of dictators and oppressive regimes, said a new global coalition of human rights organizations as it launched today in Brussels.   Media Node:  CAUSE coalition Story Location:  Belgium 50° 22' 10.4772" N, 3° 30' 36.4752" E “These technologies enable regimes to crush dissent or criticism, chill free speech and destroy fundamental rights. The CAUSE coalition has documented cases where communication surveillance technologies have been used, not only to spy on people’s private lives, but also to assist governments to imprison and torture their critics. ” Source:  Ara Marcen Naval, Advocacy Coordinator on Arms Control, Security Trade and Human Rights at Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 04/04/2014 URL:  CAUSE Description:  Coalition website URL:  Q&A: Coalition Against Unlawful Surveillance Exports (CAUSE) Description:  Questions and answers, 4 April 2014

ONU. Les promesses du Traité sur le commerce des armes n'ont pas été suivies d'une action suffisante

Dans le monde entier, des millions de personnes continueront à souffrir des conséquences meurtrières du commerce mondial des armes, trop faiblement réglementé, tant que davantage d’États n’auront pas pris des mesures pour faire entrer en vigueur le Traité sur le commerce des armes (TCA) : telle a été la mise en garde d’Amnesty International un an après que l’Assemblée générale des Nations unies eut adopté ce traité à une très large majorité. Dans le monde entier, des millions de personnes continueront à souffrir des conséquences meurtrières du commerce mondial des armes, trop faiblement réglementé, tant que davantage d’États n’auront pas

ONU: No atenerse a las promesas relativas al Tratado sobre el Comercio de Armas favorece las atrocidades

Millones de personas en todo el mundo seguirán sufriendo las letales consecuencias de un comercio global de armas mal regulado hasta que muchos más gobiernos actúen con rapidez para que el Tratado sobre el Comercio de Armas (TCA) entre en vigor; así lo advierte Amnistía Internacional un año después de la adopción del Tratado por abrumadora mayoría en la Asamblea General de la ONU. Millones de personas en todo el mundo seguirán sufriendo las letales consecuencias de un comercio global de armas mal regulado hasta que muchos más gobiernos actúen con rapidez para que el Tratado

UN: Atrocities fuelled by inaction on Arms Trade Treaty promises

Millions of people around the world will continue to suffer the deadly consequences of the poorly regulated global trade in weapons until many more governments take rapid steps to bring the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) into force, Amnesty International warned a year after the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted the treaty.   

UN: Atrocities fuelled by inaction on Arms Trade Treaty promises - 1 April 2014

Headline Title:  UN: Atrocities fuelled by inaction on Arms Trade Treaty promises Millions of people around the world will continue to suffer the deadly consequences of the poorly regulated global trade in weapons until many more governments take rapid steps to bring the Arms Tr Millions of people around the world will continue to suffer the deadly consequences of the poorly regulated global trade in weapons until many more governments take rapid steps to bring the Arms Trade Treaty into force.  Media Node:  ATT anniversary VIDEO: Arms Trade Treaty At a Glance:  On 2 April 2013, 155 states voted to adopt the Arms Trade TreatyThe treaty opened for signature on 3 June 2013Since then, 118 states have signed13 have ratified, with 18 more expected to ratify on 2 April this year43 of the states who backed the treaty have taken no further action Twitter Tag:  ArmsTreaty Story Location:  United States 40° 45' 4.0644" N, 73° 58' 0.0768" W See map: Google Maps “Too many governments have been dragging their heels. The list of 43 absent signatures is mostly made up of countries where armed conflicts, violent repression and gun violence are more frequent, yet those states have the most to gain from the treaty. This is a major failure of political leadership ” Source:  Brian Wood, Head of Arms Control and Human Rights at Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 01/04/2014 URL:  UN puts human rights at heart of historic Arms Trade Treaty Description:  News story, 2 April 2013 URL:  The long journey towards an Arms Trade Treaty Description:  Feature, 5 June 2013 URL:  Arms control and human rights

السودان: مقتل طالب بالرصاص واعتقال أكثر من 100 آخرين خلال مظاهرة احتجاج في الخرطوم - 11 March 2014

Headline Title:  السودان: مقتل طالب بالرصاص واعتقال أكثر من 100 آخرين خلال مظاهرة احتجاج في الخرطوم إثر وفاة أحد الطلبة متأثراً بجروح ناجمة عن إصابته بطلق ناري خلال مظاهرة احتجاج نُظمت في العاصمة الخرطوم، قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن قوات الأمن السودانية يجب أن توق إثر وفاة أحد الطلبة متأثراً بجروح ناجمة عن إصابته بطلق ناري خلال مظاهرة احتجاج نُظمت في العاصمة الخرطوم، قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن قوات الأمن السودانية يجب أن توقف فوراً استخدام القوة المفرطة وغير القانونية ضد المحتجين Media Node:  Sudan police AR Story Location:  السودان 20° 40' 6.2976" N, 30° 37' 28.0272" E “إن روايات ذات صدقية لشهود عيان في جامعة الخرطوم تشير إلى أن أفراد الشرطة وجهاز المخابرات والأمن الوطني استخدموا الغاز المسيل للدموع والذخيرة الحية لتفريق المتظاهرين. ويتعين على السلطات كبح جماح قوات الأمن ومنعها من استخدام مثل هذه القوة المفرطة التي تشكل انتهاكاً للقانون الدولي ” Source:  نتسانيت بيلاي، مدير برنامج البحوث والعمل الدعوي في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Tue, 11/03/2014 URL:  Sudan: Security forces fatally shoot dozens of protesters as demonstrations grow Description:  News story, 26 September 2013 URL:  Sudan must end violent repression of student protests Description:  News story, 12 December 2012

Turkey: Funeral protests over Gezi Park police impunity - 12 March 2014

Headline Title:  Turkey: Funeral protests over Gezi Park police impunity   Amnesty International is monitoring events at the funeral old 15-year-old Berkin Elvan in Istanbul as thousands gather in cities across Turkey to protest ongoing police impunity.  Media Node:  Berkin Elvan funeral protest Story Location:  Turkey 41° 2' 52.8108" N, 29° 2' 2.8284" E “The death of Berkin Elvan must be a wake-up call for the Turkish authorities who have condoned abusive force by the police for too long ” Source:  Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International's Researcher on Turkey Date:  Wed, 12/03/2014 URL:  Turkey: Caught up in the Gezi park protests Description:  Feature, 9 December 2013 URL:  Turkey accused of gross human rights violations in Gezi Park protests Description:  News story, 2 October 2013 URL:  Turkey: Gezi Park protests: Brutal denial of the right to peaceful assembly in Turkey Description:  Report, 2 October 2013

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