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Fact-finding in Kashmir
`Real Situation Quite Different`: Activists Report Claim Situation Kashmir `Not Normal`. Noted economist Jean Dreze and activists Maimoona Mollah, Kavita Krishnan and Vimal Bhai travelled to various parts of Kashmir on 9–13 August to assess the ground situation after special status to Jammu and Kashmir was withdrawn.     NEW DELHI—Deserted streets, worried
Source News 18 (15 August 2019)
 
IPCC Agrees with Indigenous Peoples
A statement on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and Land from Indigenous Peoples and local communities* from 42 countries spanning 76% of the world’s tropical forests     Finally, the world’s top scientists recognize what we have always known.   We—Indigenous Peoples and local communities—play a critical role
Source Indigenous peoples (12 August 2019)
 
#StandTogetherNow
In 2015 world leaders signed historic agreements – the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and the broader 2030 Agenda to push for a more just and sustainable world by 2030. These inter-linked agendas promised to transform the world, to end poverty, to reduce inequality, ensure peace and combat climate
Source (12 August 2019)
 
IPCC Report on Land Use: Seven Things to Know
Frances Seymour of World Resources Institute explains how the UN report confirms the importance of protecting forests in global strategies to fight climate change     The IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security, and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems has just been released. One thing you
Source Frances Seymour, World Resources Institute (08 August 2019)
 
PHROC Rebukes Donor States over UNRWA Cuts
Palestinian Refugees must not suffer the consequences of alleged misconduct. Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) criticizes funding cuts to UNRWA over ethics evaluation.   PHROC: Support UNRWA and Ensure Refugee Rights under International Law   A ten-page report was issued by the ethics office of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Source Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) (04 August 2019)
 
EU Now Funds Israel’s Destruction of Palestine
The European Union is financing Israeli bodies that oversee home demolitions and other crimes against the Palestinian people.      Two years ago, Benjamin Netanyahu was heard complaining that the European Union was “crazy” for attaching “political conditions” to its relations with Israel. By the prime minister’s yardstick, matters have become less “crazy” since then:
Source David Cronin, Rights and Accountability (02 August 2019)
 
A New Wave of Demolitions by Israeli Court
The Supreme Court of Israel has reportedly approved plans for the demolition of 100 Palestinian apartments units on the southeastern outskirts of occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds on the grounds that they have been built close to the separation wall that snakes across occupied Palestinian territories and isolates large swathes of
Source Press TV (22 June 2019)
 
HIConcern over Treaty System Neglect
The Human Rights Treaty System has long been an island of depoliticized truth seeking within the UN Organization. However, over the years, participants in the UN’s Human Rights Treaty Bodies have grown accustomed to the scarcity of resources and capacity needed to maintain the robust monitoring of the treaty performance
Source HIC-HLRN (21 June 2019)
 
German Firm’s Crimes against Palestinians
German firm escalates its war crimes against Palestinians     German construction giant HeidelbergCement is expanding its plunder of Palestinian resources, a war crime punishable under German and international law.   HeidelbergCement operates a stone quarry in the occupied West Bank without permission of the Palestinians.   After exhausting the Nahal Raba quarry, the Israeli army has
Source Adri Nieuwhof Rights and Accountability (10 June 2019)
 
More US Jews Support Quitting WB Colonies
Growing Number of U.S. Jews Support Evacuation of All West Bank Settlements, Survey Finds. AJC poll exposes deepening divide between American and Israeli Jews on issues like Trump`s policies and the importance of “caring about Israel.”     Fewer American Jews consider “caring about Israel” an important part of being Jewish, a
Source Judy Maltz, Haaretz (02 June 2019)
 


   
 


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