Over decades human rights has made “historic advances” says UN’s Navi Pillay

Over decades human rights has made “historic advances” says UN’s Navi Pillay

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WEST EUROPE: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on today (June 27, 2013) said there had been significant achievements since a historic human rights document was adopted in Vienna 20 years ago, but there have also been many setbacks and “the magnificent construction is still […]

Standing up to fundamentalism in all its forms

Standing up to fundamentalism in all its forms

Marieme Helie Lucas – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/PN) Zagreb, CROATIA: It is often assumed, erroneously, that fundamentalists represent and defend the ‘real Islam’. Yet in Africa and around the world there are courageous dissenters who stand up to extremists at great personal risk. In the past few weeks, in several countries, groups of citizens have openly taken […]