Human Rights

Who breaks the promises of sustainable development in the Great Lakes region ?

Development. Geneva, 3 December 2013. Is it too late, or too early to assess the political will for sustainable development ? In the wake of the Forum on Business and Human Rights (held by the United Nations for the second time), some of the key advocates and witnesses of « sustainable development » spoke to the media at a side-event.

First-ever database of human rights awards launched

UN. Geneva, November 27. Today, the True Heroes Foundation (THF), a work partner of ICJ, launched the first-ever digest of human rights awards on

The number of human rights awards has surged with over 50 new awards created in just the last 13 years.

G-8: “Global Financial Transaction Tax is a Human Rights Imperative”

GENEVA (UN Human Rights) – As European Union (EU) Finance Ministers meet on 15 May to coincide with the G-8 Summit in Camp David, a group of United Nations independent experts urged the EU to take the lead in promoting the adoption of a global financial transaction tax to offset the costs of the enduring economic, financial, fuel, climate and food crises, and to protect basic human rights.


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