Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Russian vote took place against a backdrop of restrictions on civil and political rights

“Russian authorities have used repressive laws against ‘extremist organizations’, ‘foreign agents’ and ‘unwanted organizations’ to strengthen a systemic crackdown on democracy, human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the media independent, “the statement read. “This further deteriorated political pluralism in Russia and the possibilities for the Russian people to freely express their civilian position.” The ministry “also regrets that the constraints …

China protects civil and political rights with law and governance (white paper)

China has taken vigorous measures to protect civil and political rights with law and governance in the process of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, according to a white paper on Thursday. Entitled “Moderate prosperity in all respects: Another milestone for human rights in China,” the white paper was released by the Information Office of the State Council. …

Six months after coup, political, rights and aid crisis in Myanmar deepens

Speaking to UN News, the organization’s top humanitarian aid official in Myanmar, Humanitarian Coordinator and Acting Resident Ramanathan Balakrishnan, described how people have been severely affected across the country since the takeover. power of the junta on February 1. “The situation in the country is now characterized by instability and deterioration of the socio-economic and security situation and to add …

Six months after coup, political, rights and aid crisis in Myanmar deepens |

Speaking to UN News, the organization’s top official in helping BurmaHumanitarian Coordinator and Acting Resident Ramanathan Balakrishnan described how people have been severely affected across the country since the junta took power on February 1. #Myanmar humanitarian update: ▶ ️ More than 220,000 people displaced by conflict and insecurity since February 1. ▶ ️Thousands more impacted by recent floods. ▶ …

One year of security law in Hong Kong

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Sunny Cheung was scheduled to appear in court last September on a case related to his participation in a banned vigil last June to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Instead of appearing as a defendant, he announced on Facebook that he had gone into exile in an undisclosed location, fearing for his own …

Political bread and rights – BusinessWorld

STAR PHILIPPINE / MICHAEL VARCAS Several weeks ago, Antonio Carpio, retired Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, forwarded to me on Viber, Dambisa Moyo’s speech on TED Talks, the very popular online conference where ideas are discussed. by knowledgeable and authoritative resource persons. Moyo, an international economist of Zambian origin who comments on important world events, was educated at …

Political rights and civil liberties in Bangladesh have declined over the past five years: Freedom House report

The state of political rights and civil liberties in Bangladesh has declined over the past five years and the country still falls into “partially free” status, according to a Freedom House report. With an overall score of 39 out of 100, the Freedom in the World-2021 report classified Bangladesh’s freedom status as “partially free”. For all the latest news, follow …

Unbalanced leaders, mental health and political rights

What happened in the United States in recent days, when thousands of staunch supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol complex housing the United States Congress, is a shocking reminder of what insane and unhinged leaders can do. At a time when political discourse – whatever its quality – has become too accessible to ordinary citizens, where the physical …

Carmen Alanís on electoral integrity and political rights

AAs the United States prepares for one of the most contentious national elections in its history, Judge María del Carmen Alanís Figueroa of Mexico watches with interest. In his country, all election-related proceedings were brought before the Federal Electoral Court. Designed during the reforms of the late 1980s and early 1990s, the tribunal hears only election-related complaints and is the …