COVID-19 vaccine: The very end of the pandemic?

by Rubén Romero Lozano @rubenromeroloz The race to discover, register, and commercialize the first vaccine approved to combat COVID-19 is happening right now. Russia, the United States, and China are the main opponents, but the race is crossed by nationalism, mistrust towards the safety of these studies, and the human rights criteria that are applied … Continue reading COVID-19 vaccine: The very end of the pandemic?

The Human Rights Institute pronounces against the illegal detention of the French-Iranian anthropologist, Fariba Adelkhah.

Within the monitoring process for violation of Human Rights conducted by the HRI, the Government of Iran has shown acts of repression against activists who fight against inequality and in favor of civil and human rights for the Muslim women.  On June 7th of 2019, Fariba was detained in Iran by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. … Continue reading The Human Rights Institute pronounces against the illegal detention of the French-Iranian anthropologist, Fariba Adelkhah.

Gabon´s Senate Approves the legalization of homosexuality

The Senate voted on Monday to modify the penal code. Annulling an amendment introduced in July 2019, prohibiting "same-sex sexual relations". Fifty-nine senators voted in favor of the suppression of this amendment that penalizes homosexuality, 17 against and 4 abstentions.  The Gabonese Republic is a country located in Central Africa, and on Monday, the Government … Continue reading Gabon´s Senate Approves the legalization of homosexuality

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Torturers must never be allowed to get away with their crimes, and systems that enable torture should be dismantled or transformed. UN Secretary-General António Guterres There is an absolute, worldwide prohibition of torture under international law. This degrading and inhuman act, directly violates the inherited dignity all human beings share in common, as equals under … Continue reading International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Racism is a Virus

The HRI for peace and freedom of the World Jurist Association condemns the latest hate crime towards George Floyd. Recent events expose discrimination to equal protection towards the law, and inhuman, cruel and degrading treatment towards the Black Society in the United States of America.  Racism is a systemized form of discrimination and oppression, unacceptable in the … Continue reading Racism is a Virus

Derecho al Trabajo Digno

En virtud de la actual pandemia, el HRI se encuentra en la necesidad de comunicar la importancia sobre el derecho al trabajo digno. El derecho al trabajo se reconoce en la Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos (DUDH), el Pacto Internacional de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales, así como en numerosos instrumentos legales internacionales, en las Constituciones de numerosos … Continue reading Derecho al Trabajo Digno

Preocupantes declaraciones emitidas por el Secretario General de Gobierno del estado Zulia (Venezuela)

En torno a las últimas declaraciones emitidas por el Secretario General de Gobierno del estado Zulia, Lisandro Cabello sobre el retorno de migrantes venezolanos por el mencionado estado, el HRI, resaltando su carácter de defensor de los DDHH de todos los ciudadanos del mundo y enfatizando la promoción del resguardo de la integridad de todos … Continue reading Preocupantes declaraciones emitidas por el Secretario General de Gobierno del estado Zulia (Venezuela)

PREVENTIVE SYSTEM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

A logical step in the evolution of human rights and their defense in a digitalized world with massive and ever-growing amounts of digital data available for different uses. The digital data can be analyzed by different innovative methods and tools in which patterns are eventually visualized. The patterns allow us to track human right violations … Continue reading PREVENTIVE SYSTEM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

The HRI for peace and freedom urges the Governments of both the United States of America and Iran to settle the ongoing conflict in peaceful terms

The Human Rights Institute for peace and freedom believes in working preventively within the context of possible future human rights violations. As stated by the United Nations:  “The most effective way to diminish human suffering and the massive economic costs of conflicts and their aftermath is to prevent conflicts in the first place”.   Diplomacy and mediation are … Continue reading The HRI for peace and freedom urges the Governments of both the United States of America and Iran to settle the ongoing conflict in peaceful terms

Human Rights and Climate Change

With the COP25 Climate Conference finalizing on December 13th and now entering into an extension without stable, significant pacts from countries representatives, the HRI for peace and freedom wishes to state the importance of fighting against clime change as well as the direct and indirect consequences it already has and will gradually have over human rights through time, around the … Continue reading Human Rights and Climate Change