Tag: human rights


UN Rights Chief Calls For Political And Judicial Reform In Venezuela

GENEVA — United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk Saturday called on Venezuela to reform its political and judicial system and to release arbitrarily detained prisoners. He made his remarks at the end of a two-day official visit to Venezuela. During his visit, Turk met with senior officials, civil society representatives, victims’ groups, and human rights defenders. He said […]


Critical Issues Discussed At Jamaica-EU Political Dialogue

Jamaica and the European Union (EU) continue to collaborate on critical global, regional, and national issues that are also linked to achieving sustainable development. Matters, including security, human rights, EU blacklisting, environment, and climate change, were discussed during the sixth Jamaica-EU Political Dialogue, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson […]


UN Rights Council: Taliban Seek To Erase Women, Girls From Public Life 

GENEVA — Delegates attending an urgent debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council on the status of women and girls in Afghanistan are urging the international community to exert maximum pressure on the Taliban. In opening Friday’s debate, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet accused the Taliban of systematic oppression and of the exclusion of women and girls from public life […]


Saudi Women Break Driving Glass Ceiling

Women in Saudi Arabia are crying free at last, free at last as the ban placed on them for driving was lifted over the weekend. Saudi Arabia, known as the only country in the world that effectively banned women from driving put that convention to rest as women could be seen celebrating their freedom behind the wheels as they hit […]