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November 10: Bloggers Unite to Reunite Refugees Novembro 10, 2008

Filed under: Bloggers,Human Rights — looking4good @ 10:35 pm

Bloggers Unite – blogging for hope chose November 10 for a global blog iniciative designed to harness expression in support of human rights and issues in need of highlight.

Nothingandall is glad joining to this iniciative because Refugees is a cause who deserves attention for people worried about Human rights around the world. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), counted 8,400,000 refugees worldwide at the beginning of 2006, but there are many more people (estimates around 40,000,000) , including internally displaced persons, who remain within the same national borders.

See more about Refugees

 

Oct 10: World Day against the Death Penalty Outubro 10, 2008

Filed under: Day,Human Rights,World — looking4good @ 1:33 am
Say NO to the death penalty

Today October 10th, 2008, the 6th World Day against the Death Penalty takes place.

Every year responding to the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty’s appeal, citizens, national and international institutions and NGOs rally together on 10 October to oppose the use of the death penalty and to recall that its abolition is a universal struggle.

On this day, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty calls on all citizens around the world to take action to end executions in Asia.

There were at least 1,252 known executions in 24 countries during 2007. Of all the executions in 2007, 88% took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the US.

Reports of executions in 2007 (read more here)

China: 470+
Iran: 317+
Saudi Arabia: 143+
Pakistan: 135+
US: 42
Iraq: 33+
Vietnam: 25+
Yemen: 15+
Afghanistan: 15
Libya: 9+

Visit http://www.worldcoalition.org/

 

International Day of the Disappeared Agosto 29, 2008

Filed under: Day,Human Rights — looking4good @ 11:44 pm
photo from here

The International Day of the Disappeared on August 30 is an annual commemoration day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.

The observance of the International Day of the Disappeared was started by the Latin American Federation of Association of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared (Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos-Desaparecidos, or FEDEFAM) based in Costa Rica, in 1982. The tradition has been adopted by many human rights advocates worldwide.
The UN General Assembly adopted the International Convention for the Protection of all persons from Enforced Disappearances. Fifty-seven countries have signed the convention. For it to be enforced, it should be ratified as well by the legislatures of at least 20 countries.

The Convention defines “enforced disappearance” as “the arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorization, support or acquiescence of the State, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty or by concealment of the fate or whereabouts of the disappeared person, which place such a person outside the protection of the law.”

Article 1 of the Convention states that:

“No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification for enforced disappearance.”

The Convention obliges State parties to enact legislations criminalizing enforced disappearance. It states that no exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification for enforced disappearance.

The Convention also deems the widespread or systematic practice of enforced disappearance as a crime against humanity.

On August 30 2008 different events are organised by the families of victims all over the world to commemorate the disappeared. On this day, the iCAED calls on governments to sign and ratify the Convention.
 

International Day of the Disappeared

Filed under: Day,Human Rights — looking4good @ 11:44 pm
photo from here

The International Day of the Disappeared on August 30 is an annual commemoration day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.

The observance of the International Day of the Disappeared was started by the Latin American Federation of Association of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared (Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos-Desaparecidos, or FEDEFAM) based in Costa Rica, in 1982. The tradition has been adopted by many human rights advocates worldwide.
The UN General Assembly adopted the International Convention for the Protection of all persons from Enforced Disappearances. Fifty-seven countries have signed the convention. For it to be enforced, it should be ratified as well by the legislatures of at least 20 countries.

The Convention defines “enforced disappearance” as “the arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorization, support or acquiescence of the State, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty or by concealment of the fate or whereabouts of the disappeared person, which place such a person outside the protection of the law.”

Article 1 of the Convention states that:

“No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification for enforced disappearance.”

The Convention obliges State parties to enact legislations criminalizing enforced disappearance. It states that no exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification for enforced disappearance.

The Convention also deems the widespread or systematic practice of enforced disappearance as a crime against humanity.

On August 30 2008 different events are organised by the families of victims all over the world to commemorate the disappeared. On this day, the iCAED calls on governments to sign and ratify the Convention.
 

International Day of the Disappeared

Filed under: Day,Human Rights — looking4good @ 11:44 pm
photo from here

The International Day of the Disappeared on August 30 is an annual commemoration day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.

The observance of the International Day of the Disappeared was started by the Latin American Federation of Association of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared (Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos-Desaparecidos, or FEDEFAM) based in Costa Rica, in 1982. The tradition has been adopted by many human rights advocates worldwide.
The UN General Assembly adopted the International Convention for the Protection of all persons from Enforced Disappearances. Fifty-seven countries have signed the convention. For it to be enforced, it should be ratified as well by the legislatures of at least 20 countries.

The Convention defines “enforced disappearance” as “the arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorization, support or acquiescence of the State, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty or by concealment of the fate or whereabouts of the disappeared person, which place such a person outside the protection of the law.”

Article 1 of the Convention states that:

“No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification for enforced disappearance.”

The Convention obliges State parties to enact legislations criminalizing enforced disappearance. It states that no exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification for enforced disappearance.

The Convention also deems the widespread or systematic practice of enforced disappearance as a crime against humanity.

On August 30 2008 different events are organised by the families of victims all over the world to commemorate the disappeared. On this day, the iCAED calls on governments to sign and ratify the Convention.
 

Dec. 18 – International Migrants Day Dezembro 18, 2007

Filed under: Day,Dia,Human Rights — looking4good @ 1:41 am

On 4 December 2000, the General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December International Migrants Day (resolution 55/93). On that day, in 1990, the Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (resolution 45/158).

So, this is a specific day to organize and support events to reaffirm our commitment to the rights of all immigrants

Visit www.december18.net/: a Portal for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Migrants

 

Dec. 18 – International Migrants Day

Filed under: Day,Dia,Human Rights — looking4good @ 1:41 am

On 4 December 2000, the General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December International Migrants Day (resolution 55/93). On that day, in 1990, the Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (resolution 45/158).

So, this is a specific day to organize and support events to reaffirm our commitment to the rights of all immigrants

Visit www.december18.net/: a Portal for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Migrants