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Ankara pledges EU reforms amid growing human rights concerns -VoA | Ahval

Ankara pledges EU reforms amid growing human rights concerns -VoA | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-12-12 15:04

Ankara pledges EU reforms amid growing human rights concerns -VoA | Ahval - Ahvalnews

Hikûmeta Herêma Kurdistanê bersiva rêxistina Human Rights Watchê da

BAS News - 2019-01-08 16:37
BasNews - Hikûmeta Herêmîa Kurdistanê bersiva rêxistina Human Rights Watch dide. Human Rights Watchê di raporteke bi navê Herêma Kurdistana Iraqê û îşkenceya li nûciwanan de îddîakiriye ku hinek ciwan bi tohmeta peywedniya wan bi rêxistinên terorîstî ra ...

Iraqi Kurdistan tortured detained children: Human rights watch

E-Kurd - 2019-01-08 14:42
Beatings, Electric Shock used against children in Iraqi Kurdistan. BEIRUT,— The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq is torturing children to confess to involvement with the Islamic State (ISIS), Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Children tol ...

MEP Miranda: The issue of human rights in Kurdistan a big scandal

ANF - 2018-12-23 10:18
Following her visit to the DTK, Green Group MEP Ana Miranda said “there is a big problem with human rights in Kurdistan.” ...

Launching conference for the EU-Council of Europe Joint Project "Strengthening the Capacity of Bar Associations and Lawyers on European Human Rights Standards” - News

COE - 2018-12-18 15:09

EU parliament urges Egypt to lift human rights constraints

Yahoo - 2018-12-14 02:14

EU Commission: Demirtas case reflects rights violations

ANF - 2018-12-12 13:47
EU Commission Deputy Chairperson Federica Mogherini said, “The Demirtas case reflects rights violations in Turkey. At a time of outstanding challenges to Turkey, the approach in practices is a contradiction.” ...

Turkey Pledges EU Reforms as Rights Concerns Linger

Voanews - 2018-12-12 00:17

Human rights situation in Iraqi Kurdistan is getting worse: official

E-Kurd - 2018-12-10 14:10
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The security situation is progressively getting worse in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region amid an increase in homicides, a Kurdish official has said. “Whenever crime increases in any country, it means that country’s security f ...

Iran Executes Another Kurd on Human Rights Day

BAS News - 2018-12-10 13:37
ERBIL — Iranian judicial authorities executed another Kurdish citizen on Monday (10th December), the day marked internationally as the Human Rights Day. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights identified the man as “Younis Azizi” from Naqadeh. He was hanged ...

UNAMI Establishes Nineveh Human Rights and Justice Network

BAS News - 2018-12-08 14:51
MOSUL, (UNAMI) — The Human Rights Office (HRO) of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) held a one-day roundtable with lawyers and civil society activists from Ninewa on 5 December 2018 to discuss the criminal justice system in Ninewa si ...

Turks defy European Court of Human Rights over Demirtas ruling

Neweurope - 2018-12-07 08:46

Greece, EU: Move Asylum Seekers to Safety | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2018-12-06 07:54

BBC World Service - Newshour, UN Human Rights chief: Kashoggi murder needs international inquiry

BBC - 2018-12-05 16:03

Iraq's Human Rights Commission Warns of Increased Addiction to Illegal Drugs

BAS News - 2018-11-20 23:05
ERBIL - Iraqi High Commission For Human Rights said on Tuesday that the country's youths are in a great danger of becoming addicted to illegal drugs. "Illegal drugs have become the most dangerous addiction among the Iraqi youths," Fazil Ghazawi, a member ...

European Court of Human Rights Orders Turkey to Release HDP’s Demirtas

BAS News - 2018-11-20 11:20
ERBIL — The European Court of Human Rights has delivered a verdict that stating that Turkey should free the former co-chair of pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas. “The ECHR has decided to take the necessary steps for the rele ...

A human rights activist’s husband and mother arrested by Iranian Intelligence Service

Kurdpa - 2018-11-18 05:21
Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa): A human rights activist’s husband and mother received summons from Iranian Intelligence Service in the city Sna (Sanandaj). ...

Joint letter in support of the UN General Assembly resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-13 02:00
TO: All Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York Your Excellencies, The undersigned national, regional and international civil society organizations urge your government to support resolution A/C.3/73/L.42 on the promotion and protection of hu ...