Category Archives: Human Rights

In Europe, Coronavirus Spread Creates Border Chaos, Choked Supply Lines

Strict new controls to slow the spread of the coronavirus froze traffic at global borders Tuesday, idling trucks in columns more than 30 miles long at some European crossings, while masked security officers turned back travelers at others.

The moves …

Mubarak’s lasting legacy on Egypt’s Coptic Christians

The rule of Egypt’s former leader Hosni Mubarak, who died in February at age 91, will be remembered by many for its repressive tactics and the unprecedented Arab Spring protests that led to the strongman’s ouster in 2011.

But Mubarak’s …

Wali renews calls for renouncing discrimination, violence against women

Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Ghada Wali renewed her call for renouncing discrimination and violence against women.

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, Wali said defending the rights of women and girls …

Trump Calls Egyptian Leader to Discuss Nile Dam

U.S. President Donald Trump and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi spoke on Tuesday to discuss the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) after U.S.-brokered talks on the Nile mega dam fell apart last week.

The White House in a statement Tuesday …

How waste pickers in the global South are being sidelined by new policies

The world is producing more and more waste with serious health and environmental consequences. In urban areas domestic waste is accumulating fast and landfills fill up quickly.

Public authorities are trying to manage this problem in new ways. In the …