Simerg com: A Superb Life-Size Depiction of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Download High Resolution Photo

By MALIK MERCHANT Please click on photo below to view/download a high resolution image AGA KHAN IV (Screenshot from Simerg com) A life-size depiction of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mawlana Hazar Imam is depicted with other Honorary Canadian Citizens in a…

Dossier: Squeezed – Space for Civil Society — Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany

  Photo: Niklas Hughes. This image is licensed under Creative Commons License. Civil society is part and parcel of all political processes, be they national or international. It can shape political processes, successfully oranise political participation, uncover corruption and human rights abuses – and it will demand accountability from state actors. But all across the…

16 human rights defenders from China to Brazil, and from Chad to Canada awarded Franco-German Prize for Human Rights

 On Thursday (1 December), Foreign Minister Steinmeier and his French counterpart Jean‑Marc Ayrault presented awards to 16 human rights defenders. Here are profiles of the award winners.   The award winners with Foreign Ministers Steinmeier and Ayrault.© Ronny Hartmann/photothek.de In his speech, Foreign Minister Steinmeier praised the courage and compassion of the award winners© Ronny…

Video: ‘Why Centralised European Internet politics don’t make sense’ — Talk by Ben Wagner, who argued that Internet politics are shaped at the edges rather than the centre

#11np: Thinking from the Edges: Why Centralised European Internet politics don’t make sense netzpolitik Published on 8 Sep 2015 Talk by Ben Wagner (CIHR) at “Das ist Netzpolitik!”-Conference on 4.9.2015 in Berlin about “Thinking from the Edges: Why Centralised European Internet politics don’t make sense”. Most actors trying to influence ’net politics’ in Europe focus…

Talk to Al Jazeera – Israeli lawyer: Palestinians ‘have the right to fight’

Al Jazeera English Published  01.08.2015 The Israeli parliament has passed a new law legalising the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strikes.For Palestinians in Israeli jails, hunger strikes are a strong mode of protesting detention and occupation.The United Nations, the Palestinian Prisoners Commission and the Israeli Medical Association have all condemned the new law. The country’s…

In Latest Vindication of Snowden, Court Rules UK Mass Surveillance Illegal — Common Dreams org

‘We must not allow agencies to continue justifying mass surveillance programmes using secret interpretations of secret laws,’ said Privacy International director Eric King. The Investigatory Powers Tribunal found on Friday that the British intelligence agency GCHQ violated human rights laws by spying on citizens and sharing information with the NSA. (Photo: Stefano Bertolotti/flickr/cc) In the…