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Tuesday 29 October 2013

New Information Sheds Light on Human Rights Abuses in Papua

Recent articles by Dr. Budi Hernawan and the report 'A Neglected Genocide', published by the Asian Human Rights Commission, are fuelling the ongoing debate over atrocities committed in West Papua.[more]

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Human Rights Defenders Gather for Panel Discussion on West Papua

Following the co-publication of Human Rights in West Papua 2013 by Franciscans International and the International Coalition for Papua (ICP) in June, today’s side event saw a group of experts meeting at the Palais des Nations to discuss concerns ...[more]

Monday 29 July 2013

FI joins Franciscans in Brazil to call for Protection of Human Rights and the Environment in the Reform of Mining Code

On July 29, more than 120 Brazilian entities – religious and lay organizations, social movements, and politicians – called on the Brazilian government to remove the fast-track procedure being used to push a sweeping reform of the outdated mining code ...[more]

Thursday 11 July 2013

Franciscan Follow-up to Rio+20

environmental justice working group

FI joined the Environmental Justice Working Group for a strategy session in Rome from April 22-24 to promote Franciscan action and advocacy following Rio+20.[more]

Thursday 11 July 2013

Taking a human-rights approach to environmental justice

Mining Working Group colleagues from the Loretto Community, VIVAT International, and the Mennonite Central Committee

FI co-hosted a training workshop and strategy session for NGO partners of the Mining Working Group in New York. This session led to a joint intervention before the Human Rights Council on business and human rights in the post-2015 development agenda.[more]

Thursday 11 July 2013

Sustainable development goals must address the negative impact of mining on water

still picture from webtv.un.org-video

FI urged Member States to focus on the human-rights and environmental impact of mining during an oral intervention to the Co-Chairs meeting of the 3rd Session of the UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ...[more]

Wednesday 03 July 2013

Solidarity with Victims of Torture and Forced Disappearance

Tortute Survivors

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon reminds us that the International Day of Support for Victims of Torture was enacted to “express our solidarity with, and support for, the hundreds of thousands of victims of torture and their family members ...[more]