Day: September 29, 2020

Environmental human rights defenders in Mexico: The issue of structural violence

Conduct that suppresses the right of association and assembly and false or unfounded accusations of alleged crimes against public safety presented by the authorities against environmental activists lead to victimizing acts, such as offenses against honor, judicial harassment, denial of due process, double jeopardy, arbitrary detention, forced disappearance, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

Excessive delay in judicial proceedings becomes a tool to intimidate and silence defenders, to demobilize civil society organizations and

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Malaysia opposition leader Anwar claims ‘formidable’ majority to form new government

By Joseph Sipalan

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Wednesday he has secured a ‘formidable’ majority from lawmakers to oust Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and form a new government, heralding a fresh bout of political drama in the Southeast Asian country.

The power struggle comes at a difficult time for the multi-ethnic nation, as its export driven economy has been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The Malaysian ringgit and

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Political world and civil society reacts to Pranab Mukherjee’s death | Latest updates

Former President Pranab Mukherjee has passed away, his son Abhijit Mukherjee has said.

In pictures | Pranab Mukherjee (1935-2020)

“With a Heavy Heart , this is to inform you that my father Shri #PranabMukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital & prayers ,duas & prarthanas from people throughout India ! I thank all of You,” Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted.

In a statement Ministry of Home Affairs said

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High profile lawyer Monferrier Dorval shot dead in Haiti

A high-profile lawyer, constitutional scholar and head of the Port-au-Prince bar was gunned down Friday night in Haiti.

Just hours before, he called for “another kind of country, another state” during a radio interview in which he addressed several controversial topics including constitutional reform, elections and the breakdown of Haitian institutions.

The fourth murder in less than 48 hours, the assassination of Monferrier Dorval has left Haitians shaken. Haiti has been plagued by rising insecurity

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