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Suspension of site

24 January 11 - The English site of InfoSud’s Human Rights Tribune has been temporarily suspended due to lack of funding. A notice will be posted on the French site when it is back in service. In the meantime, we thank you for your continued (...) Read
 

Child marriage akin to violence against women

20 December 10 - In early December the US Senate unanimously adopted the ’International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act’. Women’s rights groups are now urging the Congress’s lower chamber to pass it before adjourning at the end of the (...) Read
 

Disappearances convention to go into effect

13 December 10 - From Amnesty International: Amnesty International called on all states to commit themselves to end enforced disappearances, following news that a landmark treaty aimed at preventing the practice will come into effect. Read
 

Climate decisions postponed to Durban III

13 December 10 - If success is measured by delaying difficult decisions, then the Cancún climate meeting succeeded by deferring crucial issues over financing and new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the next Conference of the Parties meeting a year from now in Durban, South (...) Read
 

Pillay criticizes targeting Wikileaks

11 December 10 - From Reuters: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay voiced concern on Thursday at reports of pressure being exerted on private companies to halt financial or Internet services for WikiLeaks. Read
 

UN to Whistleblowers: ’kill the messenger’

11 December 10 - A rousing battle between former Under-Secretary-General Inga- Britt Ahlenius, who once headed the U.N.’s powerful investigating arm, and her boss Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is threatening to get ugly. Read
 

Swiss asylum for Wikileak’s Assange in doubt

7 December 10 - Swiss asylum experts have cast doubt over the success of the possible request for political asylum revealed by Julian Assange, the embattled founder of Wikileaks. Read
 

Global warming threatens food supplies

6 December 10 - Taking steps to control global temperatures is a key issue at the UN talks on climate change in Cancun. Read
 

’Whistle-blowers’ must be responsible

6 December 10 - Rudolf Elmer, a Swiss whistle-blower, talks to swissinfo.ch about Wikileaks and the role of such organisations “in a media-manipulated world”. Read
 

Deforestation hot issue at Cancun summit

4 December 10 - A large number of social organisations are not pleased with the international convention on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) being negotiated at the COP16 climate summit. Read
 
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