Armed Groups

Estados Unidos no debe “abrir las compuertas” de la afluencia de armas a Irak y Siria

El Congreso de Estados Unidos se expone a que el país suministre nuevo armamento a fuerzas y grupos armados con tremendos historiales en materia de derechos humanos en Irak y Siria si aprueba las propuestas del gobierno de Obama para no aplicar los requisitos de selección de ayuda militar basados en los derechos humanos; así lo ha afirmado Amnistía Internacional con antelación a la votación del martes en el Senado sobre legislación clave en materia militar. El Congreso de Estados Unidos se expone a que el país suministre nuevo armamento a fuerzas y grupos armados con tremendos historiales en materia de derechos humanos en Irak y Siria si aprueba las p

Les États-Unis ne doivent pas «ouvrir les vannes» de l’exportation d’armes vers l’Irak et la Syrie

Le Congrès américain risque de fournir de nouvelles armes à des forces et groupes armés présentant des bilans désastreux en termes de droits humains en Irak et en Syrie, s’il approuve les propositions du gouvernement Obama qui suggèrent de se passer des critères de sélection de droits humains pour le transfert d’aide militaire, a déclaré Amnesty International à la veille d’un vote du Sénat sur une loi militaire majeure mardi 9 décembre 2014. Le Congrès américain risque de fournir de nouvelles armes à des forces et groupes armés présentant des bilans désastreux en termes de droits humains en Irak et en Syrie, s’il approuve les propositi

USA must not ‘open the floodgates’ of weapons to Iraq and Syria

The US Congress risks supplying fresh weapons to forces and armed groups with terrible human rights records in Iraq and Syria if it approves Obama administration proposals to waive human rights screening requirements on military aid, Amnesty International said ahead of a Senate vote on key military legislation on Tuesday.   The US Congress risks supplying fresh weapons to forces and armed groups with terrible human rights records in Iraq and Syria if it approves Obama adm

USA must not ‘open the floodgates’ of weapons to armed groups in Iraq and Syria - 8 December 2014

Headline Title:  USA must not ‘open the floodgates’ of weapons to armed groups in Iraq and Syria   The US Congress risks supplying fresh weapons to forces and armed groups with terrible human rights records in Iraq and Syria if it approves Obama administration proposals to waive human rights screening requirements on military aid, Amnesty International said ahead of a Senate vote on key military legislation on Tuesday.   Media Node:  Iraq tribal forces Story Location:  Iraq 32° 32' 38.526" N, 44° 44' 10.7808" E “In its rush to ‘degrade and destroy’ the Islamic State armed group, the Obama administration must not trample its international human rights obligations. If approved, these new legislative proposals could simply open the floodgates, putting more weapons into the hands of armed groups alleged to have committed serious human rights abuses in both Iraq and Syria.” Source:  Sunjeev Bery, Advocacy Director, Middle East North Africa at Amnesty International USA Date:  Mon, 08/12/2014

حث حكومات الدول على إعادة توطين 5% من اللاجئين الفارين من سورية بحلول نهاية العام 2015 - 8 December 2014

Headline Title:  حث حكومات الدول على إعادة توطين 5% من اللاجئين الفارين من سورية بحلول نهاية العام 2015 تناشد أكثر من 30 منظمة دولية حكومات الدول التي تجتمع في جنيف غدا التعهد بتوفير ملاذ لما لا يقل عن 5 بالمائة من الفئات الأكثر ضعفا بين اللاجئين الفارين من سورية والذين يقي تناشد أكثر من 30 منظمة دولية حكومات الدول التي تجتمع في جنيف غدا التعهد بتوفير ملاذ لما لا يقل عن 5 بالمائة من الفئات الأكثر ضعفا بين اللاجئين الفارين من سورية والذين يقيمون حاليا في دول الجوار – أو بعبارة أخرى أن تتعهد تلك الدول بإعادة توطين 180.000 منهم مع نهاية العام 2015 Media Node:  Syria refugees joint PR AR Story Location:  الجمهورية العربية السورية 34° 2' 19.1868" N, 36° 56' 9.726" E “بالنظر إلى حجم أزمة اللجوء الحالية، فلقد حان الوقت كي تصعد الشريحة الأوسع من المجتمع الدولي من جهودها الرامية إلى تقاسم المسؤولية مع جيران سورية في المنطقة. ويجب أن نرى المزيد من فرص إعادة التوطين تتعهد بها بلدان لم يسبق لها أن تعهدت بشيء يُذكر من هذا القبيل” Source:  سليل شيتي, الأمين العام لمنظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Mon, 08/12/2014 URL:  استجابة العالم الهزيلة لأزمة اللجوء السورية Description:  اخبار\تقرير 5 ديسمبر 2014

Governments urged to resettle 5 per cent of refugees from Syria by end of 2015 - 8 December 2014

Headline Title:  Governments urged to resettle 5 per cent of refugees from Syria by end of 2015   More than 30 international organizations are calling on governments meeting in Geneva tomorrow to commit to offering sanctuary to at least 5 per cent of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria currently in neighbouring countries - 180,000 people - by the end of 2015. Media Node:  Syria refugees joint PR Story Location:  Syria 34° 2' 19.1868" N, 36° 56' 9.726" E “Given the magnitude of the refugee crisis, it is time that the wider international community significantly stepped up its efforts to share responsibility with Syria’s neighbours in the region. We need to see far greater pledges from countries that have so far committed to take negligibly small numbers or none at all. ” Source:  Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 08/12/2014 URL:  The world’s pitiful response to Syria’s refugee crisis Description:  News story/report, 5 December 2014

Afghanistan: Donors should urge human rights progress - 3 December 2014

Headline Title:  Afghanistan: Donors should urge human rights progress   Afghanistan’s foreign donors should press the Afghan government to prevent a further deterioration in the country’s human rights situation and support services crucial to rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.  Media Node:  Afghanistan conference Story Location:  Afganistán 35° 8' 32.55" N, 69° 33' 55.548" E “Afghanistan needs sustained political and financial backing to strengthen human rights and rule of law. Donors and the new unity government must ensure that human rights are at the heart of reforms undertaken by the new Afghan unity government and donor assistance to Afghanistan.” Source:  Richard Bennett, Asia-Pacific Director at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 03/12/2014 “The London conference is a crucial moment in determining whether the new Afghan government will take concrete steps to end human rights abuses, and whether donors have the will to stay involved in defending the rights of Afghans beyond 2014. Without international pressure and aid specifically targeted at ending rights abuses, many of the gains of the last 13 years could easily slip away.” Source:  Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch Date:  Wed, 03/12/2014 URL:  Afghanistan Description:  Country page (Amnesty International) URL:  Afghanistan Description:  Country page (Human Rights Watch) URL:  London Conference on Afghanistan 2014 Description:  Official page

15 datos sobre el proceso de restitución de tierras de Colombia - 27 November 2014

Headline Title:  15 datos sobre el proceso de restitución de tierras de Colombia En un nuevo informe titulado Un título de propiedad no basta: Por una restitución sostenible de tierras en Colombia, Amnistía Int Aquí tienes 15 datos sobre el proceso de restitución de tierras de Colombia. Media Node:  colombia facts_es Twitter Tag:  Colombia Story Location:  Reino Unido 4° 17' 15.5652" N, 74° 0' 6.858" W See map: Google Maps URL:  El proceso de restitución de tierras de Colombia defrauda a las comunidades expulsadas de sus tierras Description:  Comunicado de prensa, 27 de noviembre de 2014 URL:  Un título de propiedad no basta: por una restitución sostenible de tierras en Colombia Description:  Informe, 27 de noviembre de 2014

15 facts about Colombia’s land restitution process - 27 November 2014

Headline Title:  15 facts about Colombia’s land restitution process In a new report A land title is not enough: Ensuring sustainable land restitution in Colombia Read Amnesty International's 15 facts about Colombia's land restitution process.   Media Node:  colombia facts Twitter Tag:  Colombia Story Location:  Reino Unido 4° 17' 15.5652" N, 74° 0' 6.858" W See map: Google Maps URL:  Colombia’s land restitution process failing those forced off their land Description:  News Story, 27 November 2014. URL:  A land title is not enough: Ensuring sustainable land restitution in Colombia Description:  Report, 27 November 2014.

Colombia’s land restitution process failing those forced off their land - 27 November 2014

Headline Title:  Colombia’s land restitution process failing those forced off their land Threats and killings coupled with the weak implementation of flawed legislation are scuppering the Colombian government’s promise to return millions of hectares of land illegally snatched from peas Threats and killings coupled with the weak implementation of flawed legislation are scuppering the Colombian government’s promise to return millions of hectares of land illegally snatched from peasant farmers, Indigenous People and Afro-descendant communities. Media Node:  Colombia At a Glance:  Almost six million people have been forcibly displaced since 1985, most of them as a consequence of Colombia's internal armed conflict - that is nearly 13% of country's population. Nearly 220,000 people were forced to leave their homes in 2013 alone. It is estimated that some eight million hectares of land have been acquired illegally, equating to 14% of Colombia’s territory. The majority of those forcibly displaced have been peasant farmers, Indigenous People and Afro-descendant communities. Their lands are often of economic and political interest to the parties to the conflict. Most had tenure or possession of the land before they were forced to flee. Most forced displacement has been carried out by paramilitaries and the security forces, either acting alone or in collusion with each other. Guerrilla groups have also forcibly displaced communities from their homes.  Story Location:  Reino Unido 2° 55' 37.5744" N, 75° 3' 2.124" W See map: Google Maps “Colombia has one of the highest levels of forced displacement in the world and it is patently clear that the authorities are not doing enough to ensure that stolen lands are effectively returned to their rightful occupants. ” Source:  Marcelo Pollack, Colombia Researcher, Amnesty International. URL:  A land title is not enough: Ensuring sustainable land restitution in Colombia Description:  Read the report URL:  15 facts about Colombia’s land restitution process Description:  Document, 27 November 2014.

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