Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

(WNN Breaking / Thomson Reuters Foundation release) BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Nobel Peace Prize winners meeting in Colombia criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on Thursday, accusing him of xenophobia and discrimination. Last week Trump issued an executive order that put a 120-day halt on the U.S. refugee program, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely and imposed a […]

Post election Iran should remove all past ‘obstacles’ against women, say Iranian women advocates

Post election Iran should remove all past ‘obstacles’ against women, say Iranian women advocates

Golnaz Esfandiari for RFE/RL – WNN Justice (WNN/RFE/RL) Tehran, IRAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: A group of prominent Iranian women’s rights activists and intellectuals have outlined some of their main demands for President-elect Hassan Rohani, who spoke against gender discrimination during his campaign and said women and men should enjoy the same rights and opportunities. The group […]

Have international laws ultimately failed global women?

Have international laws ultimately failed global women?

Lisa Anderson – WNN Justice (WNN/TLW) New York, N.Y., UNITED STATES: Gender inequality deprives women and girls of justice in the developing world, whether they seek it from formal law courts or informal community justice systems, said a report by the International Development Law Organization. “The law has, quite simply, failed women,” Irene Khan, IDLO […]

IRAN: Attorney Sotoudeh stops hunger strike as daughter’s travel is allowed

IRAN: Attorney Sotoudeh stops hunger strike as daughter’s travel is allowed

Golnaz Esfandiari – WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Tehran, IRAN: Prominent Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh ended her hunger strike earlier this week after the authorities reportedly removed a travel ban they had imposed on her young daughter. Her husband, Reza Khandan, reported the news on his Facebook page on December 4. The news led to expressions of […]

IRAN: Advocates speak out as human rights attorney is exiled to remote prison

IRAN: Advocates speak out as human rights attorney is exiled to remote prison

WNN Breaking (WNN) PARIS/GENEVA: The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has denounced today what they call the “unfair sentence” of Mr. Abdolfattah Soltani to 13 years in prison through exile in prison in the […]