Swiss vote ‘no’ on immigration limits

Swiss vote 'no' on immigration limits

Swiss voters reject immigration cap Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected three separate proposals on Sunday under the country’s system of direct democracy. The most controversial, a proposal to drastically limit immigration, was rejected by 74 percent of voters, Swiss broadcaster SRF said. The so-called Ecopop campaign wanted to cap net migration More...

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Hollywood takes on corporate giants over Bhopal gas disaster
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, November 7th, 2014
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Hollywood takes on corporate giants over Bhopal gas disaster

Children playing around the contaminated Solar Evaporation Pond in Bhopal, India. “ Those who survived have faced long-term health problems, but receive little medical help. For 30 years the survivors of Bhopal More...

Russia: Conviction against activist released from psychiatric unit must be overturned
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Russia: Conviction against activist released from psychiatric unit must be overturned

Mikhail Kosenko was arrested after he took part in a protest in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square in May 2012. The conviction against a peaceful Russian activist who was released from a closed psychiatric institution More...

New anti-terror law used to imprison Saudi Arabian human rights activist
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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New anti-terror law used to imprison Saudi Arabian human rights activist

Waleed Abu al-Khair is the latest in a long list of human rights activists who have been harassed, intimidated and imprisoned in Saudi Arabia. © Private. “ Waleed Abu al-Khair’s conviction on charges relating More...

Algeria: Arrests at Protest Against President
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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Algeria: Arrests at Protest Against President

(Beirut) – Algerian authorities should immediately release two men arrested on April 16, 2014, for peacefully protesting and drop charges against them. The men were arrested at the Central University in Algiers More...

Azerbaijan: Stop Harassing Rights Defender
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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Azerbaijan: Stop Harassing Rights Defender

(Berlin) – Azerbaijani authorities are harassing and engaging in oppressive tactics against a prominent human rights defender. The Azerbaijani government should end the harassment against rights defender Leyla More...

Human Rights Essential to Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health Agenda
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Human Rights Essential to Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health Agenda

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Human rights violations are one of the main challenges to achieving equitable, universal and sustainable access to sexual and reproductive health information and services, according More...

Algeria: Pre-election clampdown exposes ‘gaping holes’ in human rights record
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Algeria: Pre-election clampdown exposes ‘gaping holes’ in human rights record

Freedom of expression, association and assembly are under threat ahead of elections in Algeria. Mounting curbs on freedom of expression in the run-up to Algeria’s upcoming elections underscore disturbing More...

Death penalty 2013: Small number of countries trigger global spike in executions
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Death penalty 2013: Small number of countries trigger global spike in executions

World Wildlife Fund-India (WWF-India) is inviting Conservation Research and Action of Young Indians proposals for its Small Grants Program. Major objective of the grant program is to provide financial grant to More...

Russia: Withdraw Charges Against Protester
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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Russia: Withdraw Charges Against Protester

On March 25, the Moscow City Court heard Mikhail Kosenko’s appeal. The court confirmed the sentence of  forced psychiatric treatment as a consequence of his conviction for mass rioting and an act of violence More...


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