Tag Archives: human rights

Limiting Myanmar’s Rohingya?

The Rohingya Muslims of Myamnar have been described as some of the world’s least wanted, and most persecuted, people. Now, a government-appointed commission has declared that their rapidly growing population represents a serious threat that makes ethnic Buddhists feel insecure. Hundreds of people have been killed, and many Muslim villages burned down, in communal violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state over the […]

Swedish Multicultural History (Re)Written: First Muslim Friday Prayer called from Swedish Minaret

Last Friday, April 26 2013, was the first time that the Friday prayer (Azan), as well as any other Muslim prayer was called out from a Swedish mosque.  As the Azan was called, around a thousand local residents and dozens of journalists had gathered. “A historical day. My tears are running of happiness.” said Erol […]

‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims in Burma

Burmese authorities and members of Arakanese groups have committed crimes against humanity in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State since June 2012, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The 153-page report, “‘All You Can Do is Pray’: Crimes Against Humanity and Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in […]

Russian Human Rights Center Says Xenophobia, Racism Remain Rampant

The Moscow-based Sova Center says the level of xenophobia and radical nationals in Russia remained high last year. Presenting their 2012 report in Moscow on March 13, Sova’s experts said 19 people were killed and 187 injured in Russia as a result of hate-related attacks last year. They added that the radical nationalists targeted not […]

Roma in France Face Multiple Evictions

Roma from Aubervilliers have faced multiple evictions, with disproportionate use of police force, after their settlement was burned down last month. The European Roma Rights Centre and Médecins du Monde sent a letter to French authorities asking them to provide assistance for the families. Around 300 Roma were living in Aubervilliers until their settlement was destroyed by […]

Summer School on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management

Since 1999 the Institute for Minority Rights of the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano organizes a Summer School on the topics of Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management. The international Summer School hosts 20 – 30 students from all over the world and offers a platform to discuss and elaborate on current topics in the field […]

Call for participants – Training: Understanding and Working with Conflict

Understanding and Working with Conflict is an 8-day training course that aims to help young people to gain a new and improved appreciation of conflict, to deepen young people´s understanding about conflicts by closely looking at its nature and dynamics, and giving them practical skills and tools to transform their conflicts and learn from them. It […]