ix young Portuguese children brought a case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Wednesday, alleging that 32 nations have failed to act on global warming. The six, aged 11 to 24, claim they are suffering from having to live with a climate that is getting hotter and hotter.
Human rights organizations in Argentina Sunday expressed their rejection of Libertarian Congresswoman and Vice-Presidential candidate Victoria Villarruel offering a “tribute” on Monday to the victims of terrorism in the 1970s at the Buenos Aires City Legislature.
The Chilean administration of President Gabriel Boric Font Friday spoke against granting house arrest to military personnel convicted of human rights violations during the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990). Justice Minister Luis Cordero denounced a proposal submitted by the ultra-right Republican Party in this regard.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Thursday welcomed International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim Khan for the third time in his country, during a meeting at the Miraflores Palace, it was reported in Caracas. Khan previously met with Executive Vice-President Delcy Rodríguez and with Attorney General Tarek William Saab.
The former Argentine Navy's Mechanics School, which functioned as a clandestine detention center during the 1976-1983 military regime and was later turned into the Memory Museum to promote awareness about human rights violations, has been granted Mercosur cultural heritage status by the Culture Ministers of the bloc, who convened Friday in Buenos Aires for their 54th meeting.
Volker Türk, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has urged Italy to ensure that any migration measures it implements during the state of emergency declared on Monday respect its humanitarian obligations.
The UK's International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French, gave the following statement during Argentina’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council:
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Volker Türk reviewed the situation in the South American country during a meeting Friday at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas.
The arrest in Caracas of activist María Fernanda Rodríguez during the visit of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Volker Türk sparked an international uproar. She was released later on Friday with no comments.
United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Volker Türk is arriving Thursday in Caracas from Colombia for talks with the Nicolás Maduro administration about human rights, where the latest reports have been anything but favorable.