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Human Rights Observatory
Thursday, April 2nd 2020
(Beirut) –  Qatari authorities should ensure that migrant workers receive adequate protection during the COVID-19 pandemic, a coalition of 16 nongovernmental organizations and trade unions said in a letter on March 31, 2020 to Qatar’s prime minister and interior minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani. The groups include Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Migrant-Rights.org. While acknowledging the positive steps taken to protect migrant workers infected and at-risk of infection by COVID-19, the coalition urged the authorities to supplement these with further actions… (Full Story)
Thursday, April 2nd 2020
Expand A woman sews face masks at a furniture factory in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed There are an estimated 450 million people working in global supply chains, many of whom face reduced income or job loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies around the world are closing shops, cancelling orders, and stopping production. The garment industry is particularly hard-hit, but other businesses like mining, jewelry, or automobile sectors are suffering too. Workers in these supply chains are among the most vulnerable and most affected… (Full Story)
Thursday, April 2nd 2020
Expand Cars are seen on highway 101 in Palo Alto, California, September 17, 2019. © 2019 Yichuan Cao/Sipa via AP Images United States President Donald Trump’s announcement of dramatically reduced fuel efficiency standards for new vehicles, a move expected to lead to increased air pollution and emission of billions of tons more greenhouse gases, is the latest in a series of attacks on environmental protection since Trump took office. These have included the rollback of dozens of laws and regulations designed to protect the environment and human health. For example, late last week, the US Environmental… (Full Story)
Thursday, April 2nd 2020
NewsAs the coronavirus spreads in Afghanistan, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Centre for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ) are concerned about its impact on the country’s journalists, especially women journalists, who are more vulnerable. They are threatened by economic precarity, the lack of protection and fierce competition between media outlets in the race for the news. (Full Story)
Thursday, April 2nd 2020
NewsAmid growing difficulties for journalists trying to cover the public health crisis in Liberia resulting from the Covid-19 epidemic, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the country’s authorities to guarantee access to information and journalists’ safety. (Full Story)
Thursday, April 2nd 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns today’s incoherent decision by a court in Karachi, in southern Pakistan, commuting the death sentence passed on the mastermind of US reporter Daniel Pearl’s murder to seven years in prison. The ruling is a shocking symbol of impunity for crimes of violence against journalists, RSF said. (Full Story)
Thursday, April 2nd 2020
NewsInternational and Algerian NGOs and associations call for Khaled Drareni’s immediate release and for the withdrawal of all charges against him (Full Story)
Thursday, April 2nd 2020
Expand A woman from Barcelona’s street vendors union sews protective face masks for the use of health care workers whose supplies are running low, March 2020 © 2020 Sindicato Popular de Vendedores Ambulantes/Top Manta Amid the bleak reality of a third week in lockdown for residents of Barcelona, including my family, community-based solidarity offers glimmers of hope and dignity. The COVID-19 virus killed more than 8,000 people across Spain in March. The public health system is under unprecedented strain, with supplies of personal protective equipment running low. Barcelona’s street vendors… (Full Story)
Thursday, April 2nd 2020
Expand Migrants hold a banner reading "SOS isolated minors unprotected and on the street = abuse" as they demonstrate against the living conditions of unaccompanied migrant children and the lack of accommodation, outside the departmental council building in Marseille, southern France, on January 11, 2019. © 2019 Gerard Julien/AFP via Getty Images The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ordered France to take steps to protect a child who was sent back to the streets in early March in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. The victim, or applicant, is a Guinean boy, who on March 9 ended… (Full Story)
Amnesty International - Thursday, April 2nd 2020
Tunisia: Authorities should reduce the number of detainees during COVID-19 crisis (Full Story)
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