Tag: human rights

Human Rights, Migration, News

EU Parliament Backs Remedy Fund for Qatar Migrant Abuses

Human Rights in Spotlight as FIFA and Qatar’s “Just Play Football” Strategy Backfires Written by Claudio Francavilla, Senior EU Advocate. On November 24, the European Parliament urged FIFA and Qatar to compensate widespread abuses that migrant workers suffered while building the 2022 World Cup infrastructure and making the games possible. […]

Human Rights, News, Politics

Human rights activist Madi Jobarteh demands an apology from President Barrow

I Demand a Retraction and an Apology from the President. Today, 2nd August I received a letter from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) conveying to me guarantees from the Gambia Government that they would protect “my fundamental human rights at all times in accordance with the Constitution and other […]

Human Rights, Legal Matters, News, World News

ICJ Rejects Myanmar’s Objections To A Genocide Case Over Its Treatment Of The Muslim Rohingya Minority

PRESS RELEASE: The World Court , International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday 22nd July 2022 rejected Myanmar’s objections to a genocide case over its treatment of the Muslim Rohingya minority, paving the way for the case to be heard in full. Myanmar, now ruled by a military junta since […]

Human Rights, News, Security

IGP defends police action against UDP supporters, says “firing tear gas is part of the internationally accepted standard to disperse crowds“

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the Gambia Police Force Abdoulie Sanyang has said that the action of the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) to fire tear gas on supporters of the United Democratic Party (UDP) who were gathered in front of the UDP leader Hon. Ousainou Darboe’s compound along […]