Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui and the Coordinator of the system of United Nations in Tunisia, Diego Zorrilla, signed an agreement with the aim at improve the support at the women victim of violence. “This agreement has the aim at improve Human Rights in the County”, said the Foreign Minister. The Minister expressed his support for commons programs with the United Nations to eradicate violence against women in Tunisia and he hoped for more consciousness of the associations of civil society . He added that will be activated nine ministries and six offices of United Nations in Tunisia and other associations of civil society. Diego Zorrilla praised the efforts of Tunisian government in this direction, but recommended more works to adapt the judicial system to protect women’s rights.
Europe is no longer the center of democracy and human rights but it is one of Nazism and oppression, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, accusing European leaders of being surrounded by far-right politicians. “Europe has reached such a point. It’s finished; wasted away. But it will pay for it dearly, very dearly. All [the values] they have been defending for centuries have collapsed. I am clear on this. In the eyes of billions of people, Europe today is no longer the center of democracy, human rights and freedoms but it is one of oppression, violence and Nazism”, Erdoğan said at a rally in the western province of Balıkesir on April 6. He said Europe is a rotten continent. “Racist parties are twisting European leaders and governments around their fingers. Europe has nothing to tell us or the world”.
Iranian Foreign Ministry released a statement enlisting 15 American companies involved in human rights violation under Iran’s sanctions from March 21. “The new measures of the American government, in imposing unilateral sanctions beyond its borders against individuals and entities from Iran and other countries based on fabricated and unjustified claims, are unfit to the international laws and regulations and betray the letter and general spirit of the JCPOA”. The statement continues with condemning the acts of Americans and reiterates that Iran will never compromise over its defense programs and capabilities as a measure to conserve its legitimate right of self-defense in face of any foreign aggression and enhancement of its deterrence power against threats.
Gauri Van Gulik, Amnesty International’s Deputy Europe Director has expressed is discontentment in front of EU policy toward migrants. “It is clear that putting up walls and fences is not deterring desperate people from trying to reach safety – it is simply putting more lives in peril and filling the pockets of smugglers” he told. EU do everything to impeach them to reach Europe but Human Rights in their origini countries are not respected, and their situation is worth. According to him EU should purpose a safe and legal way to accede to EU.
The Ibrahim Halawa case could take a conflictual dimension. Indeed, Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has called on the Irish Government to take an international legal challenge against the Egyptian Government for breaching the human rights of Irish citizen, Ibrahim Halawa. After the presidential decree and denunciation from Youth Amnesty, the MEP called the government to go further on legal argument, she asks Irish governement to take a hard line to protect the young man Humans Right.
Egypt’s United Nations Human Rights Council envoy denounced several European countries’ human rights situations during a Wednesday council meeting, following comments made by the European Union, United States and Switzerland that were critical of Egypt’s own rights record. The Egyptian diplomats, Amar Ramadan, citing laws restricting Human Rights in some European countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany and the Netherlands). He also accused European countries to have an increasing of hate speech, racism, discrimination against foreigners and Muslims.
The Prosecutor’s office of CPI (international Criminal court) made a statement in which declared that <The information was registrd on the register of the communication of the office and will receive all the deliberate attention, according to the measures of the Statue of Rome of the international Criminal Court>. The answer of the International Criminal Court coincides with the position of the Hugh commissioner of ONU in Human Righs, Zeid Ra’ al Hussein, who asked for the establishment of a commission of inquiry about the violations of human rights perpetrated by RDC government, after the discovery of three mass graves in Kasaï and Lomami. There is also a video element showing a group of soldiers in Armed forces of RDC uniforms, equipped with firearms, receiving instructions to hit the victims. Afterword Commander order to open the fire on not armed civilians. Joseph Kabilia has never reacted to the assertions of violations of Human rights neither in condolance with the victims.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry rejected allegations of human rights violation raised by the US State Department in its annual report, Zari have said that the USA dark record of violating human rights all around the world is in no position to comment on other countries’ conduct. “Due to its awful and dark human rights record, either inside that country (the US) or at the international level, the US government is in no position to comment on the status of human rights in other countries”, he said. He made it clear that no international organization or law has authorized the US government to judge the status of human rights around the world one-sidedly and with political motivations.
More than 50 ombudsmen from 40 countries are going to discuss the refugee issue at an upcoming symposium in Turkish capital Ankara, according to Turkey’s chief ombudsman on Wednesday. Seref Malkoc said that 55 ombudsmen would be attending the 4th International Symposium on Ombudsman Institutions to be held on Thursday and Friday at the presidential complex. Malkoc recalled Turkey was hosting around three million Syrian refugees — more than any other country in the world — and provided education for around 500,000 Syrian children. “We are going to try to inspire the ombudsmen of the world with our activities. We will try to mobilize people who are sensitive about human rights,” he said, adding they would be sharing Turkey’s services in this regard with the other ombudsmen. “Migration and refugees” is the main theme of the symposium which is co-financed by Turkey and the EU. The topics to be discussed in the symposium are the countries’ policies on migration and refugees, vulnerable groups including women and children, and xenophobia, racism and islamophobia in relation with migration. Turkey has spent around $25 billion helping and sheltering refugees since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011, which has left more than a quarter of a million people dead and upwards of 10 million displaced across the war-torn country, according to the UN.
A new report from the United Nations human rights wing calls attention to more than 60 years of separation between families on the Korean peninsula, and urges action in order to alleviate the suffering of families. “The emotional, psychological, social, and economic toll of involuntary separation persists to this day, as people continue to search for the truth and for contact with their loved ones,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.